Lord Of The Rings Extended Collection (Blu-ray) (Pre-order) - £43.99 (using code) @ Sainsburys Entertainment - HotUKDeals
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#1
finally, been waiting for this.
4 Likes #2
gonna get this when it goes below £18
2 Likes #3
leethreep0
gonna get this when it goes below £18


2013 then..
2 Likes #4
Remember that all of the non-film discs in this are standard DVDs. Most likely identical to the DVDs in the DVD extended edition. Also each film is still on two separate blu-rays. Am I the only one who thinks if they'd cut back on the different audio tracks they might have been able to fit it onto one?
1 Like #5
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Valad
Remember that all of the non-film discs in this are standard DVDs. Most likely identical to the DVDs in the DVD extended edition. Also each film is still on two separate blu-rays. Am I the only one who thinks if they'd cut back on the different audio tracks they might have been able to fit it onto one?
"

Why oh Why would you want them to cut back on the blu ray ultimate all-singing super edition?
if they COULD have fitted everything they wanted on 1 movie disc do you not think they would have?
i personally couldnt care less if on 2 discs per film.
i only want the movie discs in truth as have the dvd extended for "features" no doubt there will be 3d blu ray boxset out in couple years lol.
sorry where was i, best price i have seen for this. already aat £15 a film before they are out is a good start.
3 Likes #6
2 discs is the perfect time for a tea break or bathroom, they are quite long.
But I am sure give it 2 weeks after release and they will be 30.00ish
5 Likes #7
Whilst I love the movies, they can get stuffed if they think I'm going to pay again (already have the extended DVD's) where the extras are not BR and the movies are split over 2 discs. I didn't think New Line could muck this up any more than they did with the initial money grabbing BR release but I was wrong.
#8
Already have the extended editions on DVD. If all the extras are only on DVD, I'm just going to stick the Blu Rays into my Futureshop Jumbo Steelbook :)

Josh
#9
Well found, just ordered.
Even though I'm a Sainsbury's customer it's the first time I've ordered off Sainsbury Entertainment so I still qualified for the 20% discount.
Cheers :D
banned 1 Like #10
i have the extended DVDs and standard BR and never watched them , safe to say that the majority of you lot wont watch these either
4 Likes #11
aberfal
i have the extended DVDs and standard BR and never watched them , safe to say that the majority of you lot wont watch these either

What a total nobhead statement to make :D I'm sorry, but I think most of us are far more intelligent than you in that we'd only spend massive money on things that are worth having and that we will use. Why the hell would you keep things, films or whatever else if you had no interest in the subject? You just come across as an idiot.
1 Like #12
aberfal
i have the extended DVDs and standard BR and never watched them , safe to say that the majority of you lot wont watch these either


Good point, I for one won't be watching these... probably not the last person to read this who is not going to.

That said, I have no intention of buying them either. Lesson one of statistics: It's all about carefully picking the survey group.
#13
WTF, 15 discs?!?!! Why not just put the other content on Blu-Rays too?
#14
I recently watched the extended on DVD so have no real need to watch them again

by the time I do in 2/3 years time, this ill be alot cheaper
#15
zabbyh
WTF, 15 discs?!?!! Why not just put the other content on Blu-Rays too?


Because then there wouldn't be 15 disks, and I wouldn't be able to say this...

Wow, under £45 for 15 disks, that's under £3 a disk :o

Now, all said and done, aren't you glad they put it on 15 disks?
1 Like #16
So you're telling me, they couldn't get a 3 hour movie on a 25Gb Blu Ray? That is the stupidest thing I've ever heard. I'd rather buy the Theatrical versions so the viewing experience isn't tarnished. It's difficult getting people in my house to sit in one place past commercial breaks let alone having to flip a disk and being forced to watch all the usual "DO NOT PIRATE THIS BLU RAY - YOU PIRATE" ads.
#17
Theatricals have awful picture and sound quality, so you're not actually getting the best viewing experiance.
#18
Also, the extended eds when on DVD didn't have ads on the part 2 discs. They just went straight to the set up menu.
2 Likes #19
6.99 and i'm in
3 Likes #20
Split over two discs?? Are we back in 1981?
2 Likes #21
I also take issue with the number of discs. Everyone is saying that switching doesn't matter, but these aren't DVDs where you can switch discs at ease and quickly skip to your part of the film. Blu-Ray drives are painfully slow as it stands. They take an age to load Blu-Rays and coupled with the fact your bombarded with countless ads and warnings it would take upto 5 minutes to continue watching the movie which is a highly annoying process to have to go through.

Not only that, but the extras are standard def only. Why? This is supposed to be the ultimate set, but by including 10 year old standard def extras New Line are once again proving that they intend to rinse their customers dry. In another year or so will come a 3D ultra baked beans edition where the movie will be on one disc each along with hi-def extras. They'll probably throw in a £5 replica ring in too. This collection is only good if you want it right now. I own both the original extended editions on DVD, aswell as the normal editions on Blu-Ray, which are bare-bones and have inconsistent picture quality. The extended DVDs upscale brilliantly and are almost on par with the Blu-Rays I have so it just shows how poor the conversion was the first time round. I personally don't intend to waste money on yet another half arsed effort from New Line.

If you must have these right now, this set is for you. Just don't be upset when in another year or two they release an enhanced version and you feel compelled to shell out again. This is New Line we're talking about. You KNOW it's going to happen.

Edited By: SFP_NooDLe on May 16, 2011 12:36
#22
SFP_NooDLe
aberfal
i have the extended DVDs and standard BR and never watched them , safe to say that the majority of you lot wont watch these either


What a total nobhead statement to make :D I'm sorry, but I think most of us are far more intelligent than you in that we'd only spend massive money on things that are worth having and that we will use. Why the hell would you keep things, films or whatever else if you had no interest in the subject? You just come across as an idiot.


Erm... I bought the LotR theatrical BluRays when they first came out, and they've just sat on my shelf ever since, gathering dust. I also have both SD LotRs (theatrical and extended). Again, unwatched since bought approx 5 years ago. I think #aberfal# might have a point.
#23
Holy Mordor, 197 hours of sheer boredom.
#24
Yas
SFP_NooDLe
aberfal
i have the extended DVDs and standard BR and never watched them , safe to say that the majority of you lot wont watch these either

What a total nobhead statement to make :D I'm sorry, but I think most of us are far more intelligent than you in that we'd only spend massive money on things that are worth having and that we will use. Why the hell would you keep things, films or whatever else if you had no interest in the subject? You just come across as an idiot.

Erm... I bought the LotR theatrical BluRays when they first came out, and they've just sat on my shelf ever since, gathering dust. I also have both SD LotRs (theatrical and extended). Again, unwatched since bought approx 5 years ago. I think #aberfal# might have a point.

Exactly my point. Why would anybody buy something, especially something this expesnsive when they don't intend to use it? It's ok leaving a £3 DVD you bought gathering dust on a shelf, but you said you bought the Blu-Rays of the original LOTR movies on release and have not watched them. As far as I can remember, they cost a good £35-45 on release. You must have a lot of disposable income if your willing to blow that amount of money on something you never intend to use.
1 Like #25
SFP_NooDLe

Exactly my point. Why would anybody buy something, especially something this expesnsive when they don't intend to use it? It's ok leaving a £3 DVD you bought gathering dust on a shelf, but you said you bought the Blu-Rays of the original LOTR movies on release and have not watched them. As far as I can remember, they cost a good £35-45 on release. You must have a lot of disposable income if your willing to blow that amount of money on something you never intend to use.


I waited a couple of weeks and got them sub £20. I don't really know why I bought them and never watched them. Wanted to build up a library of BluRays I guess. But your point was that nobody would do this. I think a lot of people, like myself and #aberfal# would, and have done it.
#26
SFP_NooDLe
aberfal
i have the extended DVDs and standard BR and never watched them , safe to say that the majority of you lot wont watch these either

What a total nobhead statement to make :D I'm sorry, but I think most of us are far more intelligent than you in that we'd only spend massive money on things that are worth having and that we will use. Why the hell would you keep things, films or whatever else if you had no interest in the subject? You just come across as an idiot.

its not a knobhead statement - ive owned the 2 disc, 4 disc and 5 disc editons of these plus i know have the bluray trilogy - and ive never seen them. they are just films you have to have in a collection.

you will be suprised how many people with dvd collections have watched 10% at most of their dvds.
1 Like #27
leethreep0
gonna get this when it goes below £18
I will wait until I find it at Poundland
#28
I think I've managed to watch around 40% of all my DVDs/HD-DVDs/Blu-Rays now, although most of my Steelbooks are still sealed.

I think that's pretty good going!

Josh
#29
bobo53
leethreep0
gonna get this when it goes below £18
I will wait until I find it at Poundland

lol

Maybe in the year 2050 when there's a 4D Super Blu Ray Ultimate Extended LOTR, The Hobbit Parts 1 and 2 and The Silmarilion plus all the old extras and the never seen before behind the scenes filmed from Viggo Mortenson's Phone Camera footage Ultimate Collectors Set all on one disc - bring it on :p
#30
Im gonna wait to see if the quality is actually good or an upscaled DVD version, I will probably buy it whatever the outcome.
banned#31
jesus, what a bunch of clowns, just don't buy it.
I will be, i don't mind the two discs or the fact that the extras are on DVD, I've watched the full trilogy a couple of times every year since release along with the extras (which are the best DVD extras I've ever seen) So for me it's a no brainer.
Why go on a thread to moan about it, if you've no interest in it whatsoever.
p.s i've watched 100% of my DVD/Blu-Ray collection at least once.

Edited By: sennasnit on May 16, 2011 13:15
#32
XBMC has a great feature where it recognises a movie file that's been split on two and will queue the 2nd to play (almost) straight after the end of the 1st. Is it any wonder that some people DL movie files and are able to watch a film with out delays or anti-piracy stuff getting in the way? It is truly ridiculous that they've split the movie over 2 discs ...
#33
Jeikobu88
bobo53
leethreep0
gonna get this when it goes below £18

I will wait until I find it at Poundland


lol

Maybe in the year 2050 when there's a 4D Super Blu Ray Ultimate Extended LOTR, The Hobbit Parts 1 and 2 and The Silmarilion plus all the old extras and the never seen before behind the scenes filmed from Viggo Mortenson's Phone Camera footage Ultimate Collectors Set all on one disc - bring it on :p


They'll have done a remake by then!
#34
Q-Tec
XBMC has a great feature where it recognises a movie file that's been split on two and will queue the 2nd to play (almost) straight after the end of the 1st. Is it any wonder that some people DL movie files and are able to watch a film with out delays or anti-piracy stuff getting in the way? It is truly ridiculous that they've split the movie over 2 discs ...

Pretty much my sentiments exactly... although I don't like XBMC at all (looks nice but a little clunky!) so queueing them up in Media Player Classic will be a good shout... although I imagine there will be a release perfectly joining the files anyway.

I've waited so long for this, my gf is a HUGE fan of LotR and if the film was on one disc I'd buy this without hesitation, but having to change discs would just completely ruin the experience, not least because you'd be wondering how long you have left of the film before you need to swap discs...
#35
suenami
So you're telling me, they couldn't get a 3 hour movie on a 25Gb Blu Ray? That is the stupidest thing I've ever heard. I'd rather buy the Theatrical versions so the viewing experience isn't tarnished. It's difficult getting people in my house to sit in one place past commercial breaks let alone having to flip a disk and being forced to watch all the usual "DO NOT PIRATE THIS BLU RAY - YOU PIRATE" ads.


I may have considered this once it came down to £20 if each film was on one disk each, you can keep all the filler disks, I ripped the first extended DVD and joined the two files to one long partly dull film, still haven't got round to watching but will keep it till my kids are older and if they are bad ....... :o)


Edited By: barkinglama on May 16, 2011 13:43
#36
I' m not sure I understand the arguements here about it being on 2 discs.

I'm sure they would have put it on 1 disc if they could but clearly this wasn't possible given the length of the extended editions and the quality they wanted to maintain.

To get them onto one disc they could either cut scenes which is out of the question given the whole point of the extended editions, or they could have reduced the quality of the transfer, either of which would have been a poorer choice than spreading it over 2 discs.

If they have used the full amount of space available on both discs in order to make the best possible transfer then personally I think they made the correct choice.

If the transfer is no better than the theatrical release and they haven't made use of all the available space on the discs then I think there may be more cause for complaint
2 Likes #37
Also, if you dont want to swap discs, then just wait and torrent your vastly watered down blu ray rip. It makes perfect sense why they had to split a 4-4.5 hour film onto 2 discs. Even Avatar used up a full 50GB blu ray just for the movie itself.

Oh no... you have to get up... go to your BR player/ps3, press a few buttons, then sit back down... THE WORLD IS AT AN END AS WE KNOW IT!!!!1!!1/11!!?!111/!!?!!!
#38
can I just say forgeting all the 15 disc and whatever else malarky - these are some of the finest pieces of movie making and story telling ever put to the screen - extended version are fantastic - i guess having superlative original source material always helps.

I would like to add however that i have watched 100% of my dvd movie collection - and all the extras..after all thats why I bought them in the first place. I only have about 100 ish films though
1 Like #39
To makes thing clear & for those people complaining about why 1 movie = 2 dics..READ THIS

"Here's a logical reason for having two disks, and it's basic mathematics. Here goes, hope some of you learn some lessons here:

A Dual Layer Blu-Ray 50GBytes of storage = 400 G Bits of data (there are 8 bits in a bytes - remember this from Tron)

One 400 G/Bits Blu-Ray at around 210 Minutes per Movie = 12,600 Seconds of Movie. Therefore on a Dual Layer 50GB Blu Ray the average bit rate you could force on it for 210 Minutes of footage is 400,000,000,000 / 12,600 Seconds = 31.746031 MBits per second.

Now, as we all know the Max Blu Ray Bit rate is Spec'd at 36 Mbits/second. So, you will NEVER NEVER fit a full highest quality 1080P movie at 36 Mbits/sec. OK, so the average bit rate will not always be needed at 36 Mbits/sec, but lets face it technically you'd bee pushing it to compromise on Quality by sqeezing it on 1 Disk.

Obviously Audio / Alternate sound tracks adds to the bit rate, although to be honest a couple of 192Kilobyte/sec audio tracks is a small % of that needed for video. The Main DTS would be 754K/bits per second so a bit more of a chunk into the 36MBits.

So, no way people. technically the movie WOULD BE INFERIOR is fitted onto 1 disk. Get real!

You seem to want New Line to defy the laws of physics - no way, so give it a rest hey over the number of Disks. You can't do it technically at 1080P."

NOTES: This version contain the Fellowship of the Ring version that has been REMASTERED (from the original 2k digital files) compaired to the inferior Theaterical Version
#40
striker33
Also, if you dont want to swap discs, then just wait and torrent your vastly watered down blu ray rip. It makes perfect sense why they had to split a 4-4.5 hour film onto 2 discs. Even Avatar used up a full 50GB blu ray just for the movie itself.

Oh no... you have to get up... go to your BR player/ps3, press a few buttons, then sit back down... THE WORLD IS AT AN END AS WE KNOW IT!!!!1!!1/11!!?!111/!!?!!!


I think these Blu-Ray users are annoyed because they've been making fun of us regular DVD users having to change discs for certain films like The Green Mile, Avatar, Titanic, Ben Hur, etc. and now they have to do it too.

SUCKKEERRSSS!!!!!

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