Lord of the Rings Extended Edition Blu-Ray Boxed Set - £29.99 fulfilled by amazon
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Lord of the Rings Extended Edition Blu-Ray Boxed Set - £29.99 fulfilled by amazon

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Posted 3rd Apr 2013
Lord of the Rings Extended Edition Blu-Ray Boxed Set on sale at amazon for £29.99 supplied by Speedy-Stock (fulfilled by amazon), or £30.34 if you prefer to deal with amazon directly
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Excellent price hopefully there'll be no problems much love. Heat brotha.
think id rather get direct from amazon for the 34p difference
It's fulfilled by Amazon?
gratisaja

think id rather get direct from amazon for the 34p difference



It's fulfilled by Amazon so either choice you're getting it despatched from amazon warehouse, in amazon packaging.
Better than the other blu ray edition that just comes with the 3 films. Loads of added content and the HD on it looks a lot better.
Great price. These are vast improvements on the theatrical blu ray dross. They were glorified dvds. As each film is split between two disks the picture and sound isn't compressed in comparison with the theatrical blu rays. The picture quality is very crisp and clear in comparison too as the theatrical versions were quite washy and noisy due to post production effects. The Fellowship of the Ring is much improved especially as the theatrical blu ray had a strange colour palette. Immense collection on Blu Ray. These, Star Wars and the Dark Knight trilogy are some of the best blu ray collections you can get.
Great price, heat added.
So tempted may just hold off for now though, heat added.
If you don't mind them not being in a one box collection, you can find all three of these extended blu-rays individually on sites such as dvd.co.uk for £8-£10ish. The combined price will come in a few quid under the £29.99 posted here, just use Find DVD to compare prices and find the cheapest sites to buy from...and don't forget to add in the cashback sites!
grainged

If you don't mind them not being in a one box collection, you can find … If you don't mind them not being in a one box collection, you can find all three of these extended blu-rays individually on sites such as dvd.co.uk for £8-£10ish. The combined price will come in a few quid under the £29.99 posted here, just use Find DVD to compare prices and find the cheapest sites to buy from...and don't forget to add in the cashback sites!



They don't come with all the extras though do they?
grainged

If you don't mind them not being in a one box collection, you can find … If you don't mind them not being in a one box collection, you can find all three of these extended blu-rays individually on sites such as dvd.co.uk for £8-£10ish. The combined price will come in a few quid under the £29.99 posted here, just use Find DVD to compare prices and find the cheapest sites to buy from...and don't forget to add in the cashback sites!



If I remember correctly, this also has hours and hours of making-of extras, so if that's something that interests you you're better off with this set.
Superb value but the OCD inside me just cannot get over the '2 discs per movie' thing. I understand the point - preserve the movie quality and spread it over 2 discs instead of compressing the picture and having it on 1. But could they really not fit it onto a single 50Gb disc?

Also I hear the point the movies are cut in half is quite abrupt and ruins the flow.

Can anyone tell me as well, when you put in the second disc, does it go straight to the movie or do you have to endure startup screens/trailers etc? Cos that would really kill the moment.
Straight into the movie once
You click 'continue movie'. Takes
2 seconds.
I believe the 2nd disk loads up and on the screen it simply says play part 2, at least it did on the dvd version about 4 years ago.
sheldococo

It's fulfilled by Amazon so either choice you're getting it despatched … It's fulfilled by Amazon so either choice you're getting it despatched from amazon warehouse, in amazon packaging.



Yeah but lots of bad stuff could happen that isn't worth the risk when it is only 34p more.
(If they are fakes or whatever (Or damaged) - credit card guarantee doesn't apply as recently tested.)

Just not worth the hassle without a much deeper price cut.
mike2527

Straight into the movie onceYou click 'continue movie'. Takes2 seconds.



Thanks. Thats something then.

Tempted to pull the trigger but I still feel they could have made a decent compromise to fit it onto one disc.

I also wonder if they will ever release a super special edition where all the extras are blu ray as well (and not on DVD as here). Will no doubt be expensive but why do I have a niggling feeling they are still gonna milk us customers for more money yet...(just like Harry Potter and Aliens etc)
Not theatrical release,
Cold.
Bully

Not theatrical release, Cold.



why would you want an inferior release? it's like choosing the twin with the smaller boobs.
will these ever drop in price been waiting i think for over 1 year now and i not seen them drop below this price.
Wish I'd paid this for it
I paid full price for this on day one. Best blu-ray box set out there in my view and worth every penny.
I can't believe people are still ranting about waiting for a lower price than this. They are worth every penny at this price and I bought them for over 50 and pre ordered them! Also, people moaning about changing disks are pathetic. The change occurs at points that are very appropriate, and there's nothing wrong with getting a refill and having a short break. The extended editions last over 4 hours each!
shadowdogg

why would you want an inferior release? it's like choosing the twin with … why would you want an inferior release? it's like choosing the twin with the smaller boobs.



It's not inferior, it's just different in a "beauty is in the eye of the beholder" way.

For many people, the extended editions are just too long. They are aimed at the big Tolkien fans, whereas the theatrical versions are aimed at those who are not such big fans.

I own the extended editions on DVD (and have for some years). I don't have the required level of motivation to sit through all the extras, although I did watch some of them when I was not married with a child! :-) Now that I have Blu-ray equipment finally, I thought I would purchase the standard edition Blu-rays on the Sainsbury's £9 deal.

I would have to say, though, that I think both the theatrical and extended editions of the films are excellent. I don't own many Blu-rays, but I wanted these.
I have the extended versions on DVD. Is there a really big difference between them and this blu-ray release?

I know that blu-rays always look clearer but the extended DVD versions are spread across two discs so I'm not sure if there is that much of a difference in quality.

Voted hot for the price.
Hi
@davtom I think people saying the theatrical is poor is more down to the image quality as opposed to the length of the film.

Dont get me wrong, i prefer the full length films anyway (I find the theatrical ones dont make sense in some parts due to cuts missing out some story parts) but by all accounts the standard blu-ray rip is not great with these films.... still for me personally £30 is too rich for my blood. still not a bad price in so far as i cant see it cheaper elsewhere
sengoku808

I have the extended versions on DVD. Is there a really big difference … I have the extended versions on DVD. Is there a really big difference between them and this blu-ray release?I know that blu-rays always look clearer but the extended DVD versions are spread across two discs so I'm not sure if there is that much of a difference in quality.Voted hot for the price.



Yes and if you have a reasonable sound system capable of DTS-HD, then you are basically committing a crime by not giving it this beast of a film.
Voted HOT as its cheapest that seems to be the normalprice for these at momnet really £29.99.

Would like to see them at £22.99 or less tbh i will wait maybe with Hobbit out Monday there might be better deals on these around that time maybe i hope.
shadowdogg

Yes and if you have a reasonable sound system capable of DTS-HD, then you … Yes and if you have a reasonable sound system capable of DTS-HD, then you are basically committing a crime by not giving it this beast of a film.



Thanks for that. I only have a DTS and DD5.1 surround system which doesn't break so I can't get a new one! Was mainly concerned about the difference in video quality but the general consensus seems to support your view
Just Bought the individual movies (extended edition) on Blu Ray from HMV. It was their 3 for £20 deal. Are there any extras other than the single outer box/sleeve?
You will reduce to £15 or less or else...err... You Shall Not Pass!
Great boxset and great price
The 3rd installment is on TV right now!
marian_14_jul

Just Bought the individual movies (extended edition) on Blu Ray from HMV. … Just Bought the individual movies (extended edition) on Blu Ray from HMV. It was their 3 for £20 deal. Are there any extras other than the single outer box/sleeve?



The Blu-Ray discs are the same, but in the box set there are 9 DVDs of extras, though I believe that 6 of them are the same ones that were in the extended DVDs. I too bought the individual releases from HMV (in 5 for £30, got Chronicle and Cockneys vs Zombies too) as I have the extended DVDs if I ever want to watch some extras, but these days I don't really bother with extras.
payed 20 at hmv.
Yeah, cold whilst HMV are doing all 3 extended editions for £20 on bluray. Not interested in making of extras and larger box for another £10 on top.
sengoku808

I have the extended versions on DVD. Is there a really big difference … I have the extended versions on DVD. Is there a really big difference between them and this blu-ray release?I know that blu-rays always look clearer but the extended DVD versions are spread across two discs so I'm not sure if there is that much of a difference in quality.Voted hot for the price.



There is a difference in quality, the Blu Ray discs are still spread across two discs so you are getting 1hr 30 mins + on each 50GB disc. Instead of 1hr 30 mins + across a 9GB disc. Also uncompressed 7.1 audio (if you have a home theatre system to take advantage of it)
cicobuff

There is a difference in quality, the Blu Ray discs are still spread … There is a difference in quality, the Blu Ray discs are still spread across two discs so you are getting 1hr 30 mins + on each 50GB disc. Instead of 1hr 30 mins + across a 9GB disc. Also uncompressed 7.1 audio (if you have a home theatre system to take advantage of it)



They were actually mixed in 6.1 just to be completely nerdy :')

Bought all three extended films individually from HMV the other day in the 3 for £20 deal as I didn't want the extra bonus content disks (which are just standard def anyway, NOT hi-def).

Might sell my extended blu-ray copies on if anyone would be interested as I've watched them all already lol.
does this boxset version have an additional extras to what youd get if youd buy the extended edition blu rays individually?
john_bird_o

Great price. These are vast improvements on the theatrical blu ray dross. … Great price. These are vast improvements on the theatrical blu ray dross. They were glorified dvds. As each film is split between two disks the picture and sound isn't compressed in comparison with the theatrical blu rays. The picture quality is very crisp and clear in comparison too as the theatrical versions were quite washy and noisy due to post production effects. The Fellowship of the Ring is much improved especially as the theatrical blu ray had a strange colour palette. Immense collection on Blu Ray. These, Star Wars and the Dark Knight trilogy are some of the best blu ray collections you can get.




I have no point of comparison with the theatrical Blu Ray release, but the quality is nothing other than passable. They're spaced it over two BD50 discs (to their credit) but that doesn't mean it's maxed out since the total used space is around 50-60gb for each film.

Also 'post production effects' do not induce noise, a poor transfer does. You're correct that a washed out / incorrect colour pallete could be down to incorrect post effects though - the extended Blu Ray looks fine to me.
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