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I just bought the extended edition set. Is there any reason to keep the theatrical versions?
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Completions sake. For me, once I saw the extended cuts, I could never go back to the theatrical cuts.
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I just bought the extended edition set. Is there any reason to keep the theatrical versions?
100% no, however the extras on the theatrical ones are different than the extended so I kept both.

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I just bought the extended edition set. Is there any reason to keep the theatrical versions?
I haven't seen the extendeds yet, but when I was asking about them, some preferred the color timing of the Theatricals and some watched them when they wanted a "quickie". Best bet : watch the extendeds and then judge for yerself.
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I just bought the extended edition set. Is there any reason to keep the theatrical versions?
Some different extra features is really the only thing to entice a person to hold onto the theatrical editions. But, with all of the extras included in the EE set, I'm certain there is enough to satisfy almost any LOTR fan's needs.
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Some different extra features is really the only thing to entice a person to hold onto the theatrical editions. But, with all of the extras included in the EE set, I'm certain there is enough to satisfy almost any LOTR fan's needs.
For me, my most wanted extra is the original advertising materials, namely the trailers. I bought the theatrical versions after the extended for just that (and only that)...
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For me, my most wanted extra is the original advertising materials, namely the trailers. I bought the theatrical versions after the extended for just that (and only that)...
Well, in that case, you might be happy with the cheap, new Theatrical set (was $12.96). The only included extras are the same 5-6 trailers on each disc (+ online crap if you're into that).

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I just bought the extended edition set. Is there any reason to keep the theatrical versions?
yes, the theatrical version are much better for the 1st and 3rd film. ESPECIALLY the 3rd film. it's hard to watch that one in the extended version. the Two towers benefits from the extended scenes and the 1st one is only slightly better in the theatrical. slight trade off
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As you can tell, it's obviously a very personal decision. Everybody has their own opinion as to which is "better".
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ESPECIALLY the 3rd film. it's hard to watch that one in the extended version.
Except that the story isn't anywhere near complete without Sarumans demise, the house of healing, Merry offering his services to Theodon, Gandalf vs. the Witchking, and especially the mouth of Sauron. These are essential scenes you don't get in the far less superior theatrical cut.
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Except that the story isn't anywhere near complete without Saruman's demise, the house of healing, Merry offering his services to Théoden, Gandalf vs. the Witchking, and especially the mouth of Sauron. These are essential scenes you don't get in the far less superior theatrical cut.
I don't disagree with you - in fact the parts they left out from the book (such as the scourging of the Shire ) are similarly essential. However, the Theatrical does contain "Merry offering his services to Théoden" - although there is nothing of Théoden's acceptance, it cuts right to Merry talking to Gandalf about it. Love to see how they cover "Saruman's demise" w/o the scourging of the Shire ...
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I don't disagree with you - in fact the parts they left out from the book (such as the scourging of the Shire ) are similarly essential. However, the Theatrical does contain "Merry offering his services to Théoden" - although there is nothing of Théoden's acceptance, it cuts right to Merry talking to Gandalf about it. Love to see how they cover "Saruman's demise" w/o the scourging of the Shire ...
The scouring isn't really needed as it would have only been another so called "tacked on" ending. Plus, it gets referenced and shown in the mirror of Galadriel so we still have it. Albeit briefly.
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Except that the story isn't anywhere near complete without Sarumans demise, the house of healing, Merry offering his services to Theodon, Gandalf vs. the Witchking, and especially the mouth of Sauron. These are essential scenes you don't get in the far less superior theatrical cut.
Also, the Extended Edition of Fellowship explains how Frodo knew Gollum's name was Smeagol in The Two Towers. Small thing, but welcome.
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The Extended Editions are definitely better than the theatrical cuts IMO, but I still like owning the original theatrical cuts of the trilogy too, mostly for completionists' sake lol but they DO have different bonus features so that's a plus. And sometimes I'll put the movies on in the background while I'm doing other stuff and it's nice that I don't have to switch discs to finish the movie.
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