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Old 04-04-2014, 10:56 PM   #10981
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I have a question.. I am looking into getting both theatrical & extended versions of the films, so I just bought the 3 film trilogy to get the theatricals versions (http://www.blu-ray.com/movies/The-Lo...Blu-ray/92735/) and I know that I am losing out on features that are included theatricals's stand alone releases that have a 2nd disc (DVD) with a few bonuses on them. But my question is, are the features that are on the 2-disc sets (i.e. http://www.blu-ray.com/movies/The-Lo...-Blu-ray/1971/) carried over to the extended edition's 5-disc set sets (i.e. http://www.blu-ray.com/movies/The-Lo...9929/#Review)?
No, those 5-Disc Extended Edition releases include all the bonus features from the Extended Edition boxset (which in turn are carried out from their old DVD counterpart, for they are actually on DVD) and add the Costa Botes documentaries (one for each movie) on a separate DVD, but the bonus contents from the theatrical cut releases are not included.
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They aren't but they're not even remotely as good as the extras on the extended trilogy. Don't bother with the 2 disc theatrical sets if you just got the theatrical set.
Ok, awesome.. Thank you so much :-)

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No, those 5-Disc Extended Edition releases include all the bonus features from the Extended Edition boxset (which in turn are carried out from their old DVD counterpart, for they are actually on DVD) and add the Costa Botes documentaries (one for each movie) on a separate DVD, but the bonus contents from the theatrical cut releases are not included.
Ok, thanks so much.. I guess I will just stick with the 3 film collection set & eventually get the extended editions..
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Old 04-05-2014, 01:43 AM   #10983
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No, but that's okay, dude, looks like you've got that covered enough for both of us.
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Old 04-05-2014, 02:45 AM   #10984
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No, but that's okay, dude, looks like you've got that covered enough for both of us.
By politely asking a question about a release? Oooooooookay...
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Old 04-16-2014, 01:58 AM   #10985
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I finally got to watch the Theatrical Trilogy (3 nights running). I'd seen the first one on TV long ago (when I hated the very idea), but only snippets of parts 2 & 3. Although still upset about the many changes/omissions vis-à-vis the books, I quite enjoyed the spectacle - and after the first one, the AQ & PQ were exceptional. However, three-hour movies are a wearing experience - for me. I simply can't imagine ever watching the extended versions now (4 hours! ) - and this from one who almost always watches the extended versions of "normal" length movies.
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Old 04-16-2014, 02:13 AM   #10986
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I finally got to watch the Theatrical Trilogy (3 nights running). I'd seen the first one on TV long ago (when I hated the very idea), but only snippets of parts 2 & 3. Although still upset about the many changes/omissions vis-à-vis the books, I quite enjoyed the spectacle - and after the first one, the AQ & PQ were exceptional. However, three-hour movies are a wearing experience - for me. I simply can't imagine ever watching the extended versions now (4 hours! ) - and this from one who almost always watches the extended versions of "normal" length movies.
Wait you have read the books and this is the first time you have seen the movies? Did you just read the books?
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I finally got to watch the Theatrical Trilogy (3 nights running). I'd seen the first one on TV long ago (when I hated the very idea), but only snippets of parts 2 & 3. Although still upset about the many changes/omissions vis-à-vis the books, I quite enjoyed the spectacle - and after the first one, the AQ & PQ were exceptional. However, three-hour movies are a wearing experience - for me. I simply can't imagine ever watching the extended versions now (4 hours! ) - and this from one who almost always watches the extended versions of "normal" length movies.
IMHO the extended editions are actually easier to sit through than the theatrical versions because they are more interesting. The main exception to that is the last hour of ROTK as it just seems to have a million endings.
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Wait you have read the books and this is the first time you have seen the movies? Did you just read the books?
No, over the course of my life I've read the "Quadrilogy" 3 or 4 times. It's a very hallucinogenic series and the images in a movie 1) can't possibly outdo a fevered imagination, and 2) can only clash with certain "interpretations" embedded in ones brain over the years. In some ways and certain cases, the movies work better for the literarily "uninitiated". However, of course this comes down to individual taste and ... imaginative preconceptions.
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Old 04-16-2014, 02:55 AM   #10989
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No, over the course of my life I've read the "Quadrilogy" 3 or 4 times. It's a very hallucinogenic series and the images in a movie 1) can't possibly outdo a fevered imagination, and 2) can only clash with certain "interpretations" embedded in ones brain over the years. In some ways and certain cases, the movies work better for the literarily "uninitiated". However, of course this comes down to individual taste and ... imaginative preconceptions.
Fair enough. Personally I think they both work extremely well as individual entities. Have taught myself to throw out preconceived notions before seeing a film based on a beloved book. Going back to your prior comment on never watching the extended cuts again, personally I think that's a mistake. I tried watching the theatrical cuts after seeing the extended cuts numerous times, and they just feel wrong. Almost like watching a movie on tv that had been edited due to time allowed. That's me though. If anything, can always break up each film into two parts.
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Fair enough. Personally I think they both work extremely well as individual entities. Have taught myself to throw out preconceived notions before seeing a film based on a beloved book. Going back to your prior comment on never watching the extended cuts again, personally I think that's a mistake. I tried watching the theatrical cuts after seeing the extended cuts numerous times, and they just feel wrong. Almost like watching a movie on tv that had been edited due to time allowed. That's me though. If anything, can always break up each film into two parts.
I thought of that - and I trust HD's opinion. Aren't the extended eds on two BDs? That would make it easier. I actually never intended to watch the Theatricals, but the set was so cheap and I needed something to get into free shipping territory ...
Anyway, no matter what I said or think, I'm a completest. No way I don't watch (and probably own) the long versions someday.
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I thought of that - and I trust HD's opinion. Aren't the extended eds on two BDs? That would make it easier. I actually never intended to watch the Theatricals, but the set was so cheap and I needed something to get into free shipping territory ...
Anyway, no matter what I said or think, I'm a completest. No way I don't watch (and probably own) the long versions someday.
They do come on two seperate discs. Have perfect breaks. Can easily turn them into a 6 night event. That's what I did when I finally got my girlfriend to watch them. The prospect of watching 4 hour movies in one sitting was too much for her. They work really well broken up.
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what the hell lol i bought the $8 trilogy at best buy

fellowship has blank disc art? I've never seen this before

tt and rotk has the same disc art from previous ones

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what the hell lol i bought the $8 trilogy at best buy

fellowship has blank disc art? I've never seen this before

tt and rotk has the same disc art from previous ones
I bought mine at Walmart on Black Friday last year and all 3-discs were blank, no disc art. I'm guessing the discs supposed to have artwork?
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I just bought a copy at Wal-Mart last week.. First disc is also blank, the other 2 have full artwork..
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