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Old 06-17-2013, 07:32 PM   #10921
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I can't watch the first movie on blu. The dnr and the white line that appears on the right side of the frame (more frequently as the movie progresses) ruin it for me...especially after seeing the improved Extended Edition. I would like to own the theatrical versions in better editions.
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Old 06-17-2013, 11:31 PM   #10922
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I can't watch the first movie on blu. The dnr and the white line that appears on the right side of the frame (more frequently as the movie progresses) ruin it for me...especially after seeing the improved Extended Edition. I would like to own the theatrical versions in better editions.
That probably won't happen soon unfortunately, I watched it too today and the DNR is very noticeable, I didn't really notice the white line you mentioned though.

On the positive side, at least the original colour timing was retained for that release unlike the Extended Edition. It's more or less a pick your poison scenario with The Fellowship Of The Ring.

You have the Theatrical Cut Blu which is DNR'ed and Edge Enhanced but retains the original colour palette. Or you have the Extended Edition Blu which isn't DNR'ed and Edge Enhanced but has had the colour timing completely redone and for the most part not for the better.

The only bits that I prefer the colour timing in the Extended Edition is the Rivendell scenes. For the rest of the film I prefer the original colour timing. That green tint is frikin' annoying as hell.

If only there were a Blu-Ray release of both versions of the film where the Theatrical Cut is free from DNR and Edge Enhancement and the Extended Edition has had the films original colour timing left intact. Those transfers would look amazing if it ever happened.

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Old 06-18-2013, 11:01 AM   #10923
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Are the recent Steelbook versions worth it for $9.99-$14.99?
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If it matters, I haven't seen any of the films yet.
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Old 06-18-2013, 11:18 AM   #10924
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Are the recent Steelbook versions worth it for $9.99-$14.99?
That depends on if you're into steelbooks or not. I'm perfectly happy with my regular editions, but these steelbooks might go up in value in the future so that's something to think about.
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Old 06-18-2013, 01:06 PM   #10925
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If it matters, I haven't seen any of the films yet.
One does not simply not watch LOTR. Do it do it now! lol.

If I were you I'd watch the Theatrical Cuts first to see if you like the films. If you do like them, you have to then watch the Extended Editions as they're the superior versions of the films and much closer to the books.
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Old 06-19-2013, 10:08 AM   #10926
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One does not simply not watch LOTR. Do it do it now! lol.

If I were you I'd watch the Theatrical Cuts first to see if you like the films. If you do like them, you have to then watch the Extended Editions as they're the superior versions of the films and much closer to the books.

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Old 06-19-2013, 07:00 PM   #10927
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Nice! You won't be disappointed.
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Old 06-20-2013, 02:20 PM   #10928
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It's more or less a pick your poison scenario with The Fellowship Of The Ring.

You have the Theatrical Cut Blu which is DNR'ed and Edge Enhanced but retains the original colour palette. Or you have the Extended Edition Blu which isn't DNR'ed and Edge Enhanced but has had the colour timing completely redone and for the most part not for the better.

The only bits that I prefer the colour timing in the Extended Edition is the Rivendell scenes. For the rest of the film I prefer the original colour timing. That green tint is frikin' annoying as hell.

If only there were a Blu-Ray release of both versions of the film where the Theatrical Cut is free from DNR and Edge Enhancement and the Extended Edition has had the films original colour timing left intact. Those transfers would look amazing if it ever happened.
Totally agree.

By the way, where did you get your "movie only" set?
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Old 06-21-2013, 08:55 PM   #10929
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Totally agree.

By the way, where did you get your "movie only" set?
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Old 03-14-2014, 01:49 AM   #10930
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Just bought this at Costco last week for the bargain price of 16.99 and now our friends at Amazon have it for 12.96 !
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Just bought this at Costco last week for the bargain price of 16.99 and now our friends at Amazon have it for 12.96 !
wow.... [and rats!]
I picked up 2 copies for my sons over the holidays for $6.96 each at Walmart. You may still find a few in the $7.88 bin there.
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Old 03-14-2014, 07:21 AM   #10932
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Just bought this at Costco last week for the bargain price of 16.99 and now our friends at Amazon have it for 12.96 !
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I picked up 2 copies for my sons over the holidays for $6.96 each at Walmart. You may still find a few in the $7.88 bin there.
the newly packaged theatrical trilogy only came out January 14. So how did you get it "over the holidays"?
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the newly packaged theatrical trilogy only came out January 14. So how did you get it "over the holidays"?
Hmm, it's the same packaging now pictured on Amazon. Must have been a Walmart exclusive until Jan 14.

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Old 03-14-2014, 10:25 AM   #10934
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Is the set worth it for $12.96 despite the apparently poor PQ?
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Old 03-14-2014, 04:32 PM   #10935
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Must've been a run on these 'cause the price just bounced back from $12.96 to $19.99.
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Old 03-14-2014, 04:57 PM   #10936
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One of the most disappointing purchases I have ever made. Mainly because the first film could look so much better. Obviously an old scan. You can tell by the lack of detail, the dnr, and the white line that comes and goes on the right side of the screen (if you have no overscan on your set.)
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One of the most disappointing purchases I have ever made. Mainly because the first film could look so much better. Obviously an old scan. You can tell by the lack of detail, the dnr, and the white line that comes and goes on the right side of the screen (if you have no overscan on your set.)
So were those problems corrected on the "Extended" set?
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Old 03-14-2014, 05:47 PM   #10938
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Yes.
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Old 03-14-2014, 06:30 PM   #10939
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Does the Extended set have new extras from the DVDs or are they basically the same?
I really like the way the menu openings were done on the EE DVDs with the music etc, it really adds to the atmosphere, and the Appendicies docs are superb.
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Does the Extended set have new extras from the DVDs or are they basically the same?
I really like the way the menu openings were done on the EE DVDs with the music etc, it really adds to the atmosphere, and the Appendicies docs are superb.
It has the Making of LOTR documentaries from Costa Botes. These were only available with the Limited edition flipper DVD's, but weren't properly formatted then.

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