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Old 12-23-2015, 11:28 PM   #14421
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Oh.

Just after learning that, I wiki'd through her profile. Turns out that corny line of hers from the movie, that's also written in the original book although not as a one-liner. How awkward.
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Old 12-24-2015, 07:56 AM   #14422
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Any reason to get the extended editions of the prequels? Splitting one book into three movies made each movie already feel too long and too slow. I get that the original trilogy is better in the extended version but wouldn't the regular set be preferable for the prequels? I got the individual movies on Black Friday from BB and paid all of $22 total. I'm trying to decide if it's worth getting the extended editions and if so, if it's worth more than twice what I paid for the single non extended edition movies.
If you like the movies the EEs are better versions and add a lot of great scenes. I see the films more as LotR prequels than an adaption of the book, which means length is irrelevant.
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Old 12-24-2015, 01:32 PM   #14423
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If you like the movies the EEs are better versions and add a lot of great scenes. I see the films more as LotR prequels than an adaption of the book, which means length is irrelevant.
I felt the prequels were just so so in the theaters. The original movies were totally amazing in the theaters. I have the extended set but also the non extended set as I never could decide which to keep. But I loved the movies in the theaters. With the prequels, I walked out of each one going, meh. The effects weren't as good. The plot wasn't as good. They ended at points that didn't feel like high points (to be continued should always happen at a high point) and the acting didn't seem all that great. I almost felt like they should have just skipped doing them altogether. The second movie was the best of the three because of Smaug but he was killed five minutes into the last movie. Truthfully, I liked the animated movie far better than the prequels. At least the animated movie was cohesive and was easy to follow.

The $55 is a good price so I'm tempted but I'm 50/50. I want the prequels because you want the story that leads into the main books but that's where I can't decide whether to keep my standard movies or get the prequels. Maybe if the price was $40 it'd be an easier buy for me, like the original extended edition has been to. I got it at $45 a year or two ago. $55 still seems like a lot for movies that weren't as good as the previous trilogy.
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Old 12-24-2015, 01:56 PM   #14424
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I felt the prequels were just so so in the theaters. The original movies were totally amazing in the theaters. I have the extended set but also the non extended set as I never could decide which to keep. But I loved the movies in the theaters. With the prequels, I walked out of each one going, meh. The effects weren't as good. The plot wasn't as good. They ended at points that didn't feel like high points (to be continued should always happen at a high point) and the acting didn't seem all that great. I almost felt like they should have just skipped doing them altogether. The second movie was the best of the three because of Smaug but he was killed five minutes into the last movie. Truthfully, I liked the animated movie far better than the prequels. At least the animated movie was cohesive and was easy to follow.

The $55 is a good price so I'm tempted but I'm 50/50. I want the prequels because you want the story that leads into the main books but that's where I can't decide whether to keep my standard movies or get the prequels. Maybe if the price was $40 it'd be an easier buy for me, like the original extended edition has been to. I got it at $45 a year or two ago. $55 still seems like a lot for movies that weren't as good as the previous trilogy.
Set a price tracker for $40 and have a great day!
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Old 12-25-2015, 04:30 AM   #14425
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Set a price tracker for $40 and have a great day!
Can I have a great day even if I don't set a price tracker? Maybe? Possibly?
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Old 12-25-2015, 09:15 AM   #14426
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Just opened my copy of the set as a Christmas present today and sure enough, it has the same sort of packaging as the Hobbit Extended Trilogy set.

Thank goodness the slimmed down, cheaper Canadian slipcover version shown several pages back isn't as widespread as I feared.
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Old 12-26-2015, 01:03 AM   #14427
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Old 01-02-2016, 05:52 PM   #14428
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For years I've debated waiting for the grand super duper mega extended set of all six films but the new films simply suck too hard. Finally snapped-up the original US extended package on eBay with the black boxes. It isn't as nice as the extended DVD package and buying nine DVDs with my six BDs seems a farce, especially as I already own them, but I'm looking forward to seeing these masterpieces again.
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Old 01-03-2016, 06:37 PM   #14429
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I near fell asleep in the dang theatre!
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Old 01-07-2016, 04:44 PM   #14430
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I'm so frustrated. I received this set from Amazon and inside The Two Towers box was discs for The Return of The King. Sent it back and got a replacement. Exact same issue with that so sending that back now. I'm in the UK so postage is costly and it'll take weeks for me to receive the replacement.
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Old 01-07-2016, 04:59 PM   #14431
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I felt the prequels were just so so in the theaters. The original movies were totally amazing in the theaters. I have the extended set but also the non extended set as I never could decide which to keep. But I loved the movies in the theaters. With the prequels, I walked out of each one going, meh. The effects weren't as good. The plot wasn't as good. They ended at points that didn't feel like high points (to be continued should always happen at a high point) and the acting didn't seem all that great. I almost felt like they should have just skipped doing them altogether. The second movie was the best of the three because of Smaug but he was killed five minutes into the last movie. Truthfully, I liked the animated movie far better than the prequels. At least the animated movie was cohesive and was easy to follow.

The $55 is a good price so I'm tempted but I'm 50/50. I want the prequels because you want the story that leads into the main books but that's where I can't decide whether to keep my standard movies or get the prequels. Maybe if the price was $40 it'd be an easier buy for me, like the original extended edition has been to. I got it at $45 a year or two ago. $55 still seems like a lot for movies that weren't as good as the previous trilogy.
If you like them less, pay less - by them used. I've gotten BDs in excellent condition.
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Old 02-10-2016, 06:20 AM   #14432
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Has anyone purchased in the last couple of weeks from Amazon US (Shopville) and got the magnetic flap version?
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Old 02-11-2016, 07:56 AM   #14433
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I finally got to photograph the three Japanese Lord of the Rings extended edition versions. These are the best looking editions of LOTR worldwide.

Detailed photos: FOTR | TTT | ROTK


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Old 02-11-2016, 08:05 AM   #14434
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Wish the U.S. had gotten something like that.
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Old 02-11-2016, 08:10 AM   #14435
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I finally got to photograph the three Japanese Lord of the Rings extended edition versions. These are the best looking editions of LOTR worldwide.
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Wish the U.S. had gotten something like that.
That's what the DVDs looked like, of course, which is one reason for keeping the DVDs...

No New Line logo on Return of the King? Why can't spines match

Now all it needs is a digipak foldout (again, like the DVDs) inside the slipcase, instead of Blu-ray case.

I definitely miss the amazing packaging some DVDs had. Quite a few nice packages in my collection.

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Old 02-11-2016, 08:38 AM   #14436
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I've still got the DVD releases. The packaging is so damn nice I hate to get rid of them.
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Old 02-11-2016, 09:29 AM   #14437
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I finally got to photograph the three Japanese Lord of the Rings extended edition versions. These are the best looking editions of LOTR worldwide.
When were these released, and why are they all in English?
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When were these released, and why are they all in English?
According to Amazon.co.jp, FOTR was released on 2014/07/09. TTT was released on 2014/12/03. ROTK was released on 2015/12/04.

And they aren't entirely in English.




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Old 02-11-2016, 10:43 AM   #14439
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Theyre beautiful. Just like the US DVD EE sets
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Old 02-11-2016, 10:53 AM   #14440
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A bit more about the contents of the Japanese sets:

- The movie blu-rays are region free and contain an English and a Japanese menu. When the player is set to a non-Japanese menu language, the English menu is displayed, with the following language and subtitle options:

Audio: English
Subtitles: English HOH, Dutch

When the player is set to a Japanese menu language, the following language and subtitle options are available:
Audio: English, Japanese
Subtitles: English HOH, Japanese.

The bonus DVD discs (Region 2, NTSC) contain only Japanese menus and subtitles.
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