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Finally, for the first time, all three original theatrical versions of The Lord Of The Rings come alive in high definition Blu-ray! See the epic trilogy the way it was meant to be seen with the complete box set containing The Fellowship Of The Ring, The Two Towers, and The Return Of The King!

The Lord of the Rings Trilogy tells the story of Frodo Baggins (Elijah Wood), a hobbit who battles against the Dark Lord Sauron to save his world, Middle-earth, from the grip of evil. In the films, Frodo and his fellowship of friends and allies embark on a desperate journey to rid Middle-earth of the source of Sauron's greatest strength, the One Ring -- a ring that has the power to enslave the inhabitants of Middle-earth. The trilogy tells tales of extraordinary adventures across the treacherous landscape of Middle-earth and reveals how the power of friendship, love and courage can hold the forces of darkness at bay. Beside Wood, the films star Ian McKellen, Liv Tyler, Viggo Mortensen, Sean Astin, Cate Blanchett, John Rhys-Davies, Billy Boyd, Dominic Monaghan, Orlando Bloom, Christopher Lee, Hugo Weaving, featuring Sean Bean, and Ian Holm, with Andy Serkis as Gollum. The films also star Marton Csokas, Craig Parker and Lawrence Makaoare.

The Lord Of The Rings: The Fellowship Of The Ring - In a time before history, in a place called Middle-earth, a dark and powerful lord has brought together the forces of evil to destroy its cultures and enslave all life caught in his path. Sauron's time has come and he needs only one small object - a Ring that has been lost for centuries - to snuff out the light of civilization and cover the world in darkness...

The Lord Of The Rings: The Two Towers - The fellowship is now divided with Aragorn (Viggo Mortensen), Legolas (Orlando Bloom) and Gimli (John-Rhys Davies) helping to restore some order to the land of King Theodon (Bernard Hill), whose mind has been poisoned by the machinations of Grima Wormtongue (Brad Dourif). Wormtongue is a secret emissary of wizard Saruman (Christopher Lee), now ready to unleash his army of the night on Middle-Earth. Meanwhile, Frodo (Elijah Wood) is falling deeper under the dreaded influence of The Ring, as he journeys with Sam (Sean Astin) towards Mordor...

The Lord Of The Rings: The Return Of The King - The remnants of the Fellowship marshal their forces for one final attack as Hobbits Sam (Astin) and Frodo (Wood) are led by Gollum to Mount Doom in the hope of destroying the One Ring forever.
Special Features
Trailers for all three films
The Lord of the Rings Trilogy Supertrailer
Special Extended DVD Edition Preview
Welcome to Middle-earth: Houghton Mifflin In-Store Special
Quest for the Ring: Fox TV Special
A Passage to Middle-earth: Sci-fi Channel Special
Academy Nomination
Epic Oscar
Enya "May It Be" Music Video
Special Extended DVD Edition Preview
Behind the Scenes Preview of The Two Towers
On the Set The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers
Starz Encore Special: Return to Middle-earth - WB Special
The Long and Short of It - A Short Film Directed by Sean Astin
The Making of The Long and Short of It
Emiliana Torrini "Gollum's Song" Music Video
Special Extended DVD Edition Preview
Behind the Scenes Preview of The Return of the King
The Lord of the Rings: Aragorn's Quest Game Trailer
The Quest Fulfilled: A Director's Vision
A Filmmaker's Journey: Making The Return of the King
National Geographic Special - The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King
Featurettes
TV spots
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#1
hot!
#2
pr1357y
hot!


+1
1 Like #3
voted hot for price-still wont buy them because the bluray transfer could be much better,and I still think they are taking the mickey with a rush job on these and then giving us the extended later on.
#4
Holding out for extended, but hot for the price
#5
as above. :)
#6
Oh, get this, this might seem very far out, but some people prefer the theatrical versions. I know, mental huh?

Hot by the way




Edited By: DevilMan on Oct 07, 2010 11:55: .
#7
HOT
1 Like #8
"Finally, for the first time, all three original theatrical versions of The Lord Of The Rings come alive in high definition Blu-ray!"

It may be the first, but it sure as hell won't be the last!
#10

It was a mass protest by the public to the distributors for double dipping yet again. It was bad enough with DVDs the first time. Does anyone remember the infamous flipper discs? Months later they were replaced with single sided discs, and then later with a superduper transfer. Then came the Directors cut, followed by the Superduper Directors cut.

People are getting annoyed at the Studios not offering the choice right from the start ie release both theatrical and extended at the same time. Some people prefer the theatrical, but it's annoying that everyone else has to wait for another couple of years for no real reason. Apart from the cash cow principle.

Anyway, hot price if you want this version. It didn't take that long to drop below £20, let's hope the message has been heard ...
#11
Jedfordski
People are getting annoyed at the Studios not offering the choice right from the start ie release both theatrical and extended at the same time.


Or better still, release a single version that you can choose to play as either standard or extended.

Good price, though I wouldnt buy it. Not bad if you still dont have the films on DVD.
#12
What a bargain. That is a lot of film for your £18 even if it is un-extended.
#13
im going to wait till the extended versions come out. Not going to buy both.
#14
Wait till star wars comes out then .....lol
#15
Ordered & voted hot! Ppl are still buying this used off a certain 'online market' for around £25. I'm sure when the extended ones come out I can still get £15+ for this.
#16
Whats the actual difference between this and the 'normal' version???

I assume its the same film with a few extras/edits put back in?
#17
Ordered, what are Base.com like? Would they be as reliable as Amazon?
#18
Anybody know what the ETA is on the extended versions?
1 Like #19
nemean
Anybody know what the ETA is on the extended versions?


The equation goes: [Theatrical version] - [Exhausting all possible money from consumers] = [Extended Version]
#20
1-2 week wait so out of stock?
#21
Thanks. Bought. Fab films. Theatrical version never stopped me going to see them at the cinema. I am a big fan of the books (and now, films) and sometimes feel that the extendeds are bordering on the self-indulgent. But then, I think most films these days tend to be longer than they ought to be :)

Will probably end up buying the extendeds (again) eventually anyway...
1 Like #22
BorisTheSpider
Whats the actual difference between this and the 'normal' version???I assume its the same film with a few extras/edits put back in?

On average you get about 30 minutes extra added to each film, so you get about 1 hour 30 minutes extra in the extended version. They are not just small boring bits, but very good scenes that make a lot more sense than the normal theatrical cuts. When I have shown the LOTR trilogy to friends in the Extended version and point out to them that this scene and this scene are missing from the normal versions they just can't believe they have cut it out.

The main reason the films were cut down in size was so cinemas could get more showing in during the day and make more money, also they believed people did not want to sit there that long.
However in the comfort of your own home you can take breaks and just pause the film.
#23
Batman2
The main reason the films were cut down in size was so cinemas could get more showing in during the day and make more money, also they believed people did not want to sit there that long.
However in the comfort of your own home you can take breaks and just pause the film.


Not true - he's always claimed the Theatrical ones were the ones he intended and are his directors cut... the extended are just that and he's even said they were cut because they flow less well but were created for completeness fans so everyone was catered for!
#24
spurious
nemean
Anybody know what the ETA is on the extended versions?
The equation goes: [Theatrical version] - [Exhausting all possible money from consumers] = [Extended Version]
Genius equation :D


Mark43
Jedfordski
People are getting annoyed at the Studios not offering the choice right from the start ie release both theatrical and extended at the same time.
Or better still, release a single version that you can choose to play as either standard or extended.Good price, though I wouldnt buy it. Not bad if you still dont have the films on DVD.

Ahhh yeah ... the infamous mythical branching technology, where the consumer has the power to alternate between different versions of the film on the fly. The technology is here, but the bean counters see it as a revenue killer :/
#25
prefer the extended editions myself:

"theatrical edition - YOU SHALL NOT PASS!" lol
#26
extended all the way.. hope the extended give you extra camera angles this time :)
#27
Stock on order, expected in 1 - 2 weeks
#28
wolverine2031
extended all the way.. hope the extended give you extra camera angles this time :)


Are there ANY DVD's/Blu-rays that make use of the Angle button? I keep pressing it, but nowt happens.
#29
pr1357y
hot!


indeed, it's hot +1
#30
barky
voted hot for price-still wont buy them because the bluray transfer could be much better,and I still think they are taking the mickey with a rush job on these and then giving us the extended later on.

Seeing these playing in HMV trigerred my interest again (although not sure I could sit though them again). They did look of a mediocre quality.
#31
loopie
Holding out for extended, but hot for the price


+1
#32
Batman21 person likes this
BorisTheSpider
Whats the actual difference between this and the 'normal' version???I assume its the same film with a few extras/edits put back in?

On average you get about 30 minutes extra added to each film, so you get about 1 hour 30 minutes extra in the extended version. They are not just small boring bits, but very good scenes that make a lot more sense than the normal theatrical cuts. When I have shown the LOTR trilogy to friends in the Extended version and point out to them that this scene and this scene are missing from the normal versions they just can't believe they have cut it out.

You get a lot more than 30 mins. The first does, but the 2nd film, it's about an extra 45mins and the last film has an extra 1hr 30 mins! So the full extended version of the last film is about 4hr 30mins!!
1 Like #33
rwgs
Batman21 person likes this
BorisTheSpider
Whats the actual difference between this and the 'normal' version???I assume its the same film with a few extras/edits put back in?
On average you get about 30 minutes extra added to each film, so you get about 1 hour 30 minutes extra in the extended version. They are not just small boring bits, but very good scenes that make a lot more sense than the normal theatrical cuts. When I have shown the LOTR trilogy to friends in the Extended version and point out to them that this scene and this scene are missing from the normal versions they just can't believe they have cut it out.
You get a lot more than 30 mins. The first does, but the 2nd film, it's about an extra 45mins and the last film has an extra 1hr 30 mins! So the full extended version of the last film is about 4hr 30mins!!

Extended Version Of 'The Fellowship of the Ring' Features 37 Minutes Of Extra Footage.

The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (Theatrical Edition) [DVD] - Run Time: 171 minutes.

The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (Extended Edition) [DVD] - Run Time: 208 minutes.

Extended Version Of 'The Two Towers' Features 28 Minutes Of Extra Footage.

The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (Theatrical Edition) [DVD] - Run Time: 179 minutes.

The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (Extended Edition) [DVD] - Run Time: 207 minutes.

Extended Version Of 'Return Of The King' Features 48 Minutes Of Extra Footage.

The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (Theatrical Edition) [DVD] - Run Time: 192 minutes.

The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (Extended Edition) [DVD] - Run Time: 250 minutes.

Total extra footage over all 3 films comes to 113 minutes (2 hours 03 minutes).





Edited By: Batman2 on Oct 07, 2010 21:27: Calculations
#34
250-192=48?
#35
Daywalker04
250-192=48?

I was just going by what HMV put on their site HERE, I guess I should of checked, lol.
So just another 10 minutes longer.
#36
I don't know if he said it or not (I lean towards the studio requesting a more marketable 3 hour run time for the cinema run), but I can't believe the theatrical versions are Peter Jackson's preferred cuts. If these are his favourite versions, then why hasn't he provided a commentary on them??? Either way, any true fan would wait for the extendeds. Great price for a trilogy on Blu, but I'll never be tempted by these by any other reason than to sell them on. Heat +1 anyway!

Edited By: Filmbloke on Oct 07, 2010 21:28: I added a sentence.
#37
xanderex
im going to wait till the extended versions come out. Not going to buy both.


you'll have to wait until 2012 then:

http://www.blu-ray.com/news/?id=4088
#38
I've waited this long. The DVD's will suffice until then. Plenty more blu's coming out soon to keep me occupied, just need to work out how to pay for them all!
#39
Filmbloke
I've waited this long. The DVD's will suffice until then. Plenty more blu's coming out soon to keep me occupied, just need to work out how to pay for them all!


Our postman feakin hates me! :p
#40
Tell me about it! He banged on the door last Saturday with a stack of jiffy's that would have added at least 20 mins to his round had he posted them individually! Well, there was 4 packages. But he still knocked!

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