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The Lord Of The Rings Trilogy: Extended Edition Box Set (Blu-ray) £59.99 @ Play
The Lord Of The Rings Trilogy: Extended Edition Box Set (Blu-ray) £59.99 @ Play

The Lord Of The Rings Trilogy: Extended Edition Box Set (Blu-ray) £59.99 @ Play

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Finally, for the first time, all three extended editions 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 re-mastered box set containing The Fellowship Of The Ring, The Two Towers, and The Return Of The King!

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I hope this gets the backlash the first release did.

Original Poster

Can't wait... - if anyone finds it cheap than please let me know...

Original Poster

Release date - 28Jun2011

think i'll wait for the to drop to about £20

£60 for 3 movies seems kind of expensive, and isn't this just the RRP anyway?

Sure there will be plenty of £49.99 and cheaper offers soon.

Cold vote from me, this is just the standard price, and will be similarly priced at other retailers as well

dijital

I hope this gets the backlash the first release did.



The reason the first release got the backlash was because it didn't include the extended versions which is what people wanted. This release should get a bit of a better reception overall (that is when the price drops anyway)

Too long! cold

i still have the dvd collectors editions, wonder if there will be any collectors editions for the blu ray

dijital

I hope this gets the backlash the first release did.



Why?

crazyhorse69

The reason the first release got the backlash was because it didn't … The reason the first release got the backlash was because it didn't include the extended versions which is what people wanted. This release should get a bit of a better reception overall (that is when the price drops anyway)



i think thats what he meant, i also hope this gets the backlash as first release, there just milking it, this should have come out first, so i hope this release sales real bad so we can pick up cheap and they dont make so much money!

bear in mind that this is 15 discs edition (6 bds & 9 dvds). 2 blus for each movie

I'm pretty torn between this and the theatricals on blu ray. Is there anything worth seeing in the extended versions (from the DVD versions)?

Will there be a just the movies edition? I have the DVD versions with the extras

ezak2211

bear in mind that this is 15 discs edition (6 bds & 9 dvds). 2 blus for … bear in mind that this is 15 discs edition (6 bds & 9 dvds). 2 blus for each movie



Has this been confirmed?! With capacity of blu ray I wouldnt have thought we'd still need to swap the discs half way through the movie. Colour me not interested if so. Upscaled DVD's will do me.

ChrisIW

I'm pretty torn between this and the theatricals on blu ray. Is there … I'm pretty torn between this and the theatricals on blu ray. Is there anything worth seeing in the extended versions (from the DVD versions)?



Yes loads of stuff like the death of Saruman.
After watching the Extended versions it's really hard to go back to normal as it becomes obvious that there's big chunks of the movies missing. Not at all noticable if you haven't seen them yet; it must of been a hard job to edit these movies down and decide what was essential or not.

The extended editions are around 4 hours each, of course you have to swap the discs.

Daytrader

i think thats what he meant, i also hope this gets the backlash as first … i think thats what he meant, i also hope this gets the backlash as first release, there just milking it, this should have come out first, so i hope this release sales real bad so we can pick up cheap and they dont make so much money!



Exactly.

sheldococo

Has this been confirmed?! With capacity of blu ray I wouldnt have thought … Has this been confirmed?! With capacity of blu ray I wouldnt have thought we'd still need to swap the discs half way through the movie. Colour me not interested if so. Upscaled DVD's will do me.



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tbh i dont mind to swap discs in the middle of viewing session as long as quality superceeded the theatrical version. but for £60..think i'll wait

I am glad these are coming out on bluray though also surprised it needs 2 discs per movie... But, is there one day going to be an extra long extended cut with more hobbit song and dance?

The breaks in the movies are in really odd places too. Things are going on then kinda fades out
to "insert disc2"

But Wow none of the extras are in HD either so just the same discs we already have then.. for £60.. skipping this.
Edited by: "sheldococo" 22nd Mar 2011

Having to swap discs is a major annoyance to me for some reason, although half way through the movie you'd propably need to get up to get some feeling back in your ar$e anyway
Edited by: "ChrisIW" 22nd Mar 2011

Finally... ...must admit though, like most people I'll be waiting 'til it drops much lower in price! I think, apart from being 'bargain hunters', we're all a little **** off at the fiasco of the initial release to be willing to stump up the full rrp.

...I did do a little sex wee when I saw the thread though!
Edited by: "Krinkle" 22nd Mar 2011

Theatrical release FTW, these are too long.

Finally, it's out!

...but not that that price.

Ironically, the original story was also in six parts.

Feel quite sad that they are releasing them all at the same time in a "cheapo" (the packaging not the RRP) boxset. I really wanted them to release the films individually with a collectable figurine like they did for the dvd extended versions. There were some nice pieces with those. Shame.

confuses me to why you should need to swap discs!

Blu-ray was ranted about having huge storage >.< what a pain!

davidt655

confuses me to why you should need to swap discs!Blu-ray was ranted about … confuses me to why you should need to swap discs!Blu-ray was ranted about having huge storage >.< what a pain!



It ranted about having huge storage so it could give you the highest possible image quality. That is essentially what Blu-ray is about, the image and audio improvements over DVD- not to spare someone having to get up from the sofa for 15 seconds.

SO, if a film is a long as these are, it totally invalidates the idea of having them on Blu-ray is you squeeze it all on one disk. You, as many others have said, may as well stick with your DVDs, because you're not going to be watching the best image/audio available if its on one disk.

Dont mean to rant at you, and I am not even that big a fan of LOTR, but the backlash this set is getting because of the split is ridiculous- people cry for the Extended Editions on Blu-ray and the moan when its revealed they will have to switch disks- when the producers have done it to ensure you are getting the MAXIMUM Blu-ray viewing experience.


That isn't to say this set looks perfect- but if they had squeezed all the film, commentaries, special features on to one disk you'd have had people moaning 'But the picture quality is suffering, and we are paying for High Definition', then if they split them you have people saying 'But why do I have to swap disks still?'.

I dont remember Blu-ray being sold as the 'Ultimate Single Disk, dont worry you dont have to swap- ever, Viewing Experience'.
Edited by: "TheDot" 22nd Mar 2011

TheDot

Dont mean to rant at you, and I am not even that big a fan of LOTR, but … Dont mean to rant at you, and I am not even that big a fan of LOTR, but the backlash this set is getting because of the split is ridiculous- people cry for the Extended Editions on Blu-ray and the moan when its revealed they will have to switch disks- when the producers have done it to ensure you are getting the MAXIMUM Blu-ray viewing experience.


If only that were true, they could easily fit each film onto one BD it's just cheaper not to. I suspect they're using the same masters as the DVD's and they're already split, and iirc they were only split to enable them to squeeze in more languages and therefore reduce costs.
Edited by: "megalomaniac" 22nd Mar 2011

megalomaniac

I suspect they're using the same masters as the DVD's and they're already … I suspect they're using the same masters as the DVD's and they're already split



I imagine thats more than likely to be the case here.
wikipedia

Discs encoded in MPEG-2 video typically limit content producers to around … Discs encoded in MPEG-2 video typically limit content producers to around two hours of high-definition content on a single-layer (25 GB) BD-ROM. The more-advanced video codecs (VC-1 and MPEG-4 AVC) typically achieve a video run time twice that of MPEG-2, with comparable quality.



So it's possible then without looking like a ****.

megalomaniac

If only that were true, they could easily fit each film onto one BD it's … If only that were true, they could easily fit each film onto one BD it's just cheaper not to. I suspect they're using the same masters as the DVD's and they're already split, and iirc they were only split to enable them to squeeze in more languages and therefore reduce costs.



Think your missing the point, yeh course it could fit on 1 BD, you could put a 100 hour movie on BD if you wanted, but then the point of having it on a BD is lost, most movies are like 90 minutes to 2 hours in length, and when put on a BD the quality and sound is stunning if done right, now put each lord of the rings movies(4 hours) on each BD and you loose 50% quality(bitrate), most people bought BD to have HD quality(at high bitrate), its no good having movie in HD if low bitrate.



Edited by: "Daytrader" 22nd Mar 2011

sheldococo

Yes loads of stuff like the death of Saruman. After watching the Extended … Yes loads of stuff like the death of Saruman. After watching the Extended versions it's really hard to go back to normal as it becomes obvious that there's big chunks of the movies missing. Not at all noticable if you haven't seen them yet; it must of been a hard job to edit these movies down and decide what was essential or not.



Exactly the reason the films will never be as good as the book tho, Saruman should never die, goodness he should be in the shire when they get home. Also wizards can't die in the manner they make him die in the film which causes an inaccuracy as Gandalf should never have came back either then

Daytrader

Think your missing the point, yeh course it could fit on 1 BD, you could … Think your missing the point, yeh course it could fit on 1 BD, you could put a 100 hour movie on BD if you wanted, but then the point of having it on a BD is lost, most movies are like 90 minutes to 2 hours in length, and when put on a BD the quality and sound is stunning if done right, now put each lord of the rings movies(4 hours) on each BD and you loose 50% quality(bitrate), most people bought BD to have HD(high bitrate) quality.


Not at all. They could easily fit one film at a high bit-rate on a dual layer BD with MPEG-4 AVC which is the current BD standard codec (Would be a tighter squeeze with MPEG-2 but nonetheless acheivable), as they are clearly using compression on the audio (they're using DTS-HD Master Audio rather than LPCM) there is really no excuse for disc swapping other than cost cutting as the quality is achievable on one disc.

Edited by: "megalomaniac" 22nd Mar 2011

like i said course they could fit it on, could put a 10 hours 100 hour movie on, but i and many others want a high bitrate HD exsperience, not a low bitrate HD exsperience, you do know the longer the movie on a disc the lower the bitrate correct ? (meaning putting twice as long movie on same disc, gives you 50% less bitrate, a massive difference ) bitrate = space on BD

Edited by: "Daytrader" 22nd Mar 2011

Daytrader

like i said course they could fit it on, could put a 10 hours 100 hour … like i said course they could fit it on, could put a 10 hours 100 hour movie on, but i and many others want a high bitrate HD exsperience, not a low bitrate HD exsperience, you do know the longer the movie on a disc the lower the bitrate correct ? (meaning putting twice as long movie on same disc, gives you 50% less bitrate, a massive difference )


Reading not your stong point? Here it is again: "Not at all. They could easily fit one film at a high bit-rate on a dual layer BD with MPEG-4 AVC"

I like HD but I also like bitrate.. but which is the best? hmmm. there's only one way to find out!

megalomaniac

Reading not your stong point? Here it is again: "Not at all. They could … Reading not your stong point? Here it is again: "Not at all. They could easily fit one film at a high bit-rate on a dual layer BD with MPEG-4 AVC"



I dont want just high bitrate, i want 100% more bitrate than you want thats all, ive seen 2 hour films on dual 50 gig BD, also seen 4 hour content on a BD, they dont compare, but i see what your getting at, just like i say, you can put as many hours as you want on a BD.
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