Lord of The Rings Trilogy: Extended Box Set (Blu-ray) (15 Disc) - £49.95 @ The Hut &  Zavvi
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Lord of The Rings Trilogy: Extended Box Set (Blu-ray) (15 Disc) - £49.95 @ The Hut & Zavvi

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Found 23rd Mar 2011
£49.95 at The Hut & Zavvi.....OR.....£44.95 using a Walkers Rainy Day code!!!

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The Lord Of The Rings Trilogy Box Set comprising all three extended editions!

The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring:

With the help of a courageous fellowship of friends and allies, Frodo embarks on a perilous mission to destroy the legendary One Ring. Hunting Frodo are servants of the Dark Lord, Sauron, the Ring's evil creator. If Sauron reclaims the Ring, Middle-earth is doomed. Winner of four Academy Awards, this epic tale of good versus evil, friendship and sacrifice will transport you to a world beyond imagination.

The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers:

The Fellowship has broken, but the quest to destroy the One Ring continues. Frodo and Sam must entrust their lives to Gollum if they are to find their way to Mordor. As Saruman's army approaches, the surviving members of The Fellowship along with people and creatures from Middle-earth, prepare for battle. The War of the Ring has begun. Nominated for six Academy Awards including Best Picture.

The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King:

The final battle for Middle-earth begins. Frodo and Sam, led by Gollum, continue their dangerous mission toward the fires of Mount Doom in order to destroy the One Ring. Aragorn struggles to fulfill his legacy as he leads his outnumbered followers against the growing power of the Dark Lord Sauron, so that the Ring-bearer may complete his quest. Winner of 2 Academy Awards.

22 Comments

Still prefer the theatrical versions. That was before I found out the films are split onto 2 blu rays. Unacceptable in my book.

Not voted as not sure if its a good deal or not.

isn't the whole point of blu-rays in that they are using more data on the disc to get a better quality?
Would you prefer that they used less data so that they fit on one blu-ray and are therefore lesser quality?

Original Poster

In terms of being a good "deal", the next best is still £59.99 at Play I believe, so this could potentially save you £10 or £15. Plus you can always order it anyway and you have a few months to think about it (you can always cancel later on).

Original Poster

In terms of being a good "deal", the next best price is still Play at £59.99 I believe. So this could save you £10 - £15, plus you can always just order it anyway and you have until the end of June to think about it.

I'm not fussed if they are over two blu's as long as they are stunning transfers.

My only issue is WHY bundle everything else onto SD DVD???

I prefer the theatrical cut. The stuff missing was cut for a reason. I would like the theatrical cut on one disk taken with the best transfer possible. The extras only come on DVD so they are useless as well.

paddy29

I prefer the theatrical cut. The stuff missing was cut for a reason. I … I prefer the theatrical cut. The stuff missing was cut for a reason. I would like the theatrical cut on one disk taken with the best transfer possible. The extras only come on DVD so they are useless as well.



I would guess the reason was that it would have made the theartrical versions unreasonably long?

I've the extended versions on DVD and i have to say they are simply superb. Not once do you think 'oh thats been added in and shouldnt have been'.

I'll definitely be getting these. They are a classic among classics.

paddy29

Still prefer the theatrical versions. That was before I found out the … Still prefer the theatrical versions. That was before I found out the films are split onto 2 blu rays. Unacceptable in my book.Not voted as not sure if its a good deal or not.



As others have said, i'd rather have the quality, than the slight inconvenience of changing disks.

pgilc1

I would guess the reason was that it would have made the theartrical … I would guess the reason was that it would have made the theartrical versions unreasonably long?I've the extended versions on DVD and i have to say they are simply superb. Not once do you think 'oh thats been added in and shouldnt have been'.I'll definitely be getting these. They are a classic among classics.



agree i prefer the extended versions.

The point of the theatrical version was just to reduce the length so as to make it acceptable for cinemas i.e. people get tired if it's too long, and it also limits the number of showings cinemas could have in a day.

For home viewing the full versions are far and away superior.

I'm also glad they split it on 2 discs rather than limiting the bit rate for another poor blu ray transfer like the first release.

paddy29

I prefer the theatrical cut. The stuff missing was cut for a reason. I … I prefer the theatrical cut. The stuff missing was cut for a reason. I would like the theatrical cut on one disk taken with the best transfer possible. The extras only come on DVD so they are useless as well.



Yeah, alright we get it...you prefer the Theatrical Cut...good for you! If however you have good taste and view the Extended Cut as the only one worthy of sitting through then this is a good deal. The splitting over 2 discs is a bit of a pain but if it means the transfers will be stunning (...and hopefully a lot better than the below par ones on the aforementioned Theatrical Cut), then I can live with it. I think the SD features are just ported over from the original DVD sets...probably shot in SD and cost far too much to remaster in HD...not too bothered really.

...probably still wait for them to drop below £30!

Original Poster

So were exactly can you get this cheaper, cold voters???

Don't get me wrong, I love this site, but posting deals for other people is a pretty thankless task sometimes

mod

If you don't have a Walkers code use code QUIDCO5 and get £5 off a £50 spend - just add something dirt cheap ie a book/cd to get it over £50

VOTED HOT, BUT......

They will be 25.00 within a week of release.

Switch over the discs for a beer break and bathroom, so not to bad

paddy29

I prefer the theatrical cut. The stuff missing was cut for a reason. I … I prefer the theatrical cut. The stuff missing was cut for a reason. I would like the theatrical cut on one disk taken with the best transfer possible. The extras only come on DVD so they are useless as well.

canada16

VOTED HOT, BUT......They will be 25.00 within a week of release.



I think you can only really enjoy the Theatrical Versions if you haven't read the books.. Personally, I find the Theatricals frustrating now, all of the extra content that's missing!



Not a chance, the amount of Fanboys (like myself) out there, the price will be artificially inflated for a while.. That's like saying Modern Warfare 3 will be £25 after a week of release..

paddy29

Still prefer the theatrical versions. That was before I found out the … Still prefer the theatrical versions. That was before I found out the films are split onto 2 blu rays. Unacceptable in my book.Not voted as not sure if its a good deal or not.



ironically each book was split into 2 halves.


I'll get this when it drops below £20

paddy29

I prefer the theatrical cut. The stuff missing was cut for a reason. I … I prefer the theatrical cut. The stuff missing was cut for a reason. I would like the theatrical cut on one disk taken with the best transfer possible. The extras only come on DVD so they are useless as well.



Are you serious??? Do you know anything about this trilogy?

The reason any of the extended films were cut has NOTHING to do with the story or whether it was relevant. It was cut to reduce viewing times in cinema's and was criticised heavily by book readers who felt big parts of the story were missing.

I dont think I've ever read such a stupid comment on here in my life!!

A complete nonsense, I have read the books countless times. I find the theatrical version to be streamlined and superior. Nothing that is cut is needed or it would have been in the film. The films won Oscars and took in massive amounts of money based on the theatrical cut, don't forget that its the only version most people have ever seen.

I'm sure everyone here moaning about my OPINION would have sat through an extra hour of the Tom Bombadil stuff, if they had filmed that as well. It wouldn't have made it right. There has to be a point at which you draw the line.

I think that it is a problem with films I see more and more. How many films last 90 mins now? Directors are getting too much power to edit their own films.

paddy29

I'm sure everyone here moaning about my OPINION would have sat through an … I'm sure everyone here moaning about my OPINION would have sat through an extra hour of the Tom Bombadil stuff, if they had filmed that as well. It wouldn't have made it right. There has to be a point at which you draw the line.



*Geeky Spoiler moment*

Especially when Tom put's on the Ring with ease. People would've freaked out

...''WTF! WHO'S THIS GUY???'...

Yes please, I'd prefer a version with Tom Bombadil in it too

In fact, if Jackson had made a version twice as long overall, I really would not have minded if the quality was as high as what we now have. No one says you need to watch it all in one sitting - just as with reading the books.

I must admit, I would loved to have seen the Hobbits get back to The Shire and kick ass. I was gutted that bit wasn't in it at the time. I understand why though.

It'll be interesting to get these bluerays ripped and the actual disc breakdown content viewable under BDInfo. That will tell us whether it would've been reasonably possible to get each film onto 1 dual layer 50GB disc, especially if they had just transferred the 4:1 profile 1080p visual (and not the 720 extra that some blurays contain in addition!), and just the DTS HD Master (or Dolby True HD) audio feed (and not the many other audio feeds such as AC3 2ch, or LPCM).

If, after taking just the 1080p visual and just the best audio feed, the transfer ends up being a tad over 50GB, it's frankly criminal not to compress just ever so slightly to get it onto 1 disc. I've compressed many 30GB films to fit onto a single layer 25GB bluray and noticed zilch, nada difference, and my compression program (BD Rebuilder) I guess is umpteen times less capable that a studio production compression!

I am viewing the films on a 60" KRP-600 Pioneer plasma and the audio through a pioneer receiver, with pre outs to 2 arcam amps to drive the B&W main fronts. It isn't as though I'm watching the films on a 28" Bush lcd where it would be difficult to differentiate between SD and HD!
Edited by: "BritishDragon" 25th Mar 2011
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