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Pre-order Lord of the Rings Boxset Blu-ray @ Thehut.com for £44.93 inc delivery

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As title, this is due to be released on Blu-ray on the 2nd November.
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As title, this is due to be released on Blu-ray on the 2nd November.
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#1
Bluray forums/sites been antipating this for a while.

No doubt when HiDef has truly taken off in a couple of years theyll release the extended verson whereby you can lust after hidef Frodo for nearly 12hours
#2
schizoboy
Bluray forums/sites been antipating this for a while.

No doubt when HiDef has truly taken off in a couple of years theyll release the extended verson whereby you can lust after hidef Frodo for nearly 12hours


Whut - this isn't going to be the Extended Edition? Please tell me you're wrong. I've been holding out from watching any of the movies for years now, insisting on not re-watching them until the Extended Edition in full HD get released. It's been a plan for years for me and my mates to get together and spend a whole day watching the trilogy from start to finish. I've abstained totally since watching it at the cinema just so my memories can fade and I can enjoy it almost anew especially for it. It's going to be an even longer wait? :cry:
#3
Yeah, I already own the 'standard' movies on DVD. If I'm buying again I'm getting the extended editions.
#4
milking the public like a big fat stupid cows that most of you are, AGAIN.
#5
the_gfp
milking the public like a big fat stupid cows that most of you are, AGAIN.


You've met Filth, then?
#6
It does not say if these movies are the extended versions or not :?

I think ideally they should have the theatrical and extended versions on each disc and not screw us over by releasing the extended versions at a later date.
#8
Voted cold - its not a good deal when we already know they are simply sponging as much out of us as possible before they release the extended version. Even if this set were £1 I still wouldn't consider it a bargain. After all, you are not telling me they haven't already got the extended version already prepped in bluray format? Cynical marketing.

I have theatrical and extended sets on DVD and won't be caught again.
#9
Yep, extended will not be released until approximately 1 year after this boxset, so sometime in 2010-11
#10
Sorry to op, but cold.

Don't be taken for a ride, and lots of money. They could and should release both versions on one set. Your not SHEEP!
#11
I'll pass.

Just like the recent Watchmen release, the Blu-Rays are massivly overpriced (The LOTR films are all over five years old) and an inferior product in that they are the theatrical releases only.

Blu-Ray is struggling to gain momentum anyway and this sort of plain arrogance on the part of the studio's is going to see it loose more ground to plain old DVD - and more outlets will simply pass on stocking them.

BTW: RRP = £74.99 ! In your dreams !
#12
Some would say the Theatrical Versions, are the true/proper versions of the films.
#13
I'll be buying this.... I like them, but the theatricals are too long as it is so I won't be waiting for the extended ones!
#14
use BR10 for 10% off :thumbsup:
#15
cold from me sry. just for the fact they r gunna rip us of with extended release l8r..
#16
Cold from me too i'm afraid. Got the Extended Editions on DVD when they came out and was really looking forward to getting them on Blu too. While some will prefer the Theatrical cuts there's no reason (other than greed) for not releasing both cuts on the same disk, or seperately but at the same time (other than trying to get people to pick up both versions ala Watchmen).
#17
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Some would say the Theatrical Versions, are the true/proper versions of the films.


...they're mostly idiots! The extended versions are the only way you should be watching this stunning trilogy...so looks like a year at least then!

...I wonder how popular Bluray will be by then, not very I would guess...you can regularly pick these up on DVD for under a fiver each and when you consider the upscaling abilities of a lot of DVD players and TVs, people just don't consider it worth the upgrade at such a ridiculously over-inflated price!!!
#18
Krinkle

I wonder how popular Bluray will be by then, not very I would guess...you can regularly pick these up on DVD for under a fiver each and when you consider the upscaling abilities of a lot of DVD players and TVs, people just don't consider it worth the upgrade at such a ridiculously over-inflated price!!!


I think the problem is people see the 1080P advertising on 'upscaling' dvd players and think they are getting HD from their DVD's, when obviously they are not. You can't polish a turd so to speak and a DVD will never look as good as blu-ray no matter how good the equipment it is being played on. Once people experience blu-ray they are more often that not very impressed and adopt the format. The 3.1 million sales of blu-rays in the UK this year (up to july) is a big increase year on year 231% to be exact. But this isn't as big as it could be. Cheap online blu ray discs are helping with a big catalogue of films from £4-£8 make spending similar money on DVD a bit silly.

One of the other factors is HD downloads, legal and otherwise. As peoples internet connections get faster and faster then this is obviously gonna take a portion of sales away from blu-ray. Personally I still like to have physical media for my money.
#19
Krinkle
...they're mostly idiots! The extended versions are the only way you should be watching this stunning trilogy...so looks like a year at least then!

...I wonder how popular Bluray will be by then, not very I would guess...you can regularly pick these up on DVD for under a fiver each and when you consider the upscaling abilities of a lot of DVD players and TVs, people just don't consider it worth the upgrade at such a ridiculously over-inflated price!!!


exactly

the directors cut is how the director wanted it to be without the film studios hassling him to shorten it
#20
Ridiculous extended versions all the way.
#21
Pretty sure that Peter Jackson let slip that the extended versions are coming in 2010, not when The Hobbit is released as was first thought.
banned#22
Cold From Me, This Was Posted A Couple Of Weeks Ago Also
#23
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I think the problem is people see the 1080P advertising on 'upscaling' dvd players and think they are getting HD from their DVD's, when obviously they are not. You can't polish a turd so to speak and a DVD will never look as good as blu-ray no matter how good the equipment it is being played on. Once people experience blu-ray they are more often that not very impressed and adopt the format. The 3.1 million sales of blu-rays in the UK this year (up to july) is a big increase year on year 231% to be exact. But this isn't as big as it could be. Cheap online blu ray discs are helping with a big catalogue of films from £4-£8 make spending similar money on DVD a bit silly.

One of the other factors is HD downloads, legal and otherwise. As peoples internet connections get faster and faster then this is obviously gonna take a portion of sales away from blu-ray. Personally I still like to have physical media for my money.


...I'm not sure I agree with that, I don't think it's that people think they're getting HD via upscaling, it's more that the difference between the upscaled picture and the true Bluray picture isn't really that much of a massive leap to justify the significant hike in price. Remember, most people have invested heavily in DVD (...I'm up to around 4000 titles) and so aren't easily going to be persuaded to rebuy their collection for a slightly better picture quality. The key is to price the discs realistically...seeing discs in places like HMV for over £20 will kill the system stone dead...not everyone can shop for the best price on the internet.

...I know nothing of HD downloads other than the majority will be illegal...surest way to ****** up your computer in my opinion!

...I do agree with you over having the physical media though, there's nothing like receiving a new shiny disc through your letterbox!! :-D:thumbsup:
#24
dj_urban
Cold From Me, This Was Posted A Couple Of Weeks Ago Also


Could you post a link as I cannot find the other thread.
#25
Krinkle
it's more that the difference between the upscaled picture and the true Bluray picture isn't really that much of a massive leap to justify the significant hike in price. Remember, most people have invested heavily in DVD (...I'm up to around 4000 titles) and so aren't easily going to be persuaded to rebuy their collection for a slightly better picture quality.


I don't mean to be rude but have you seen a decent blu ray played on quality player through a 1080p plasma/lcd? Its a million miles of difference to an upscaled DVD, truly a whole other league. Peoples collections aren't wasted as they just play them on their blu ray player.

Honestly though if you think it only offers a slightly better picture over DVD then maybe you need to visit specsavers :thumbsup:
#26
Lord of the Rings Extended Edition Blu-ray Next Year?
New Line Cinema In an interview with Collider.com, director Peter Jackson gave some insight into the upcoming Blu-ray releases of 'The Lord of the Rings'. He was able to not only confirm what we already knew, that the upcoming Blu-ray release of 'The Lord of the Rings: The Motion Picture Trilogy' would present the theatrical versions of the films, but also that the Extended Editions of the films would be available on Blu-ray next year.

According to Jackson, the studio has already spoken to him about developing additional extra content for the 'The Lord of the Rings: Extended Edition Trilogy' Blu-ray release. This new content would presumably be added to the content available on the existing 12-disc DVD box set for the Blu-ray release.

It was previously believed that the Extended Edition Blu-ray release would be held back until the theatrical release of 'The Hobbit', but Jackson's remarks seem to indicated otherwise. Time will tell, but to get a release of this magnitude completed in less than a year (assuming they would start after the November 3rd release of 'The Lord of the Rings: The Motion Picture Trilogy') may be a little ambitious.

http://www.blu-ray.com/news/?id=3180
#27
Happy to await the extended BDs here :) I would rather watch the extended DVDs than the theatrical BDs.

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