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View Poll Results: After Reading This Megathread, Will you still purchase LOTR?
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Old 10-03-2008, 11:47 PM   #1
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APRIL 2010. Theatrical Editions + DIGITAL COPY.

Blu-ray.com's news page on edition details

I would never have believed it, but: According to the Digital Bits, it's true.

I hope by then Warner will be smart enough to provide the titles in highest bit rate video and full HD audio with no extra DNR. Hopefully they'll also be the extended editions.

I don't mind if the appendices aren't included as I'll keep my DVD sets, but if they are converted to Hi-def I'm good with that too

While the graphic indicates coming soon, TheDigitalBits.com indicates that the titles are in fact coming in 2009. updated TheDigitalBits.com reports these are likely delayed until March 2010.

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Old 10-03-2008, 11:49 PM   #2
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I would never have believed it, but:

http://www.thedigitalbits.com/articl...rbluinsert.jpg

According to the digital bits, it's true.
According to a rumor I read that odds are that it'll be the theatrical release.
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Old 10-03-2008, 11:49 PM   #3
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I just hope Warners doesn't do one of their digibooks with these ones...
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According to a rumor I read that odds are that it'll be the theatrical release.
Double dipping theatrical and extended on blu-ray would be shameful, but not surprising. Especially since they are likely to hook me again.
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Old 10-03-2008, 11:52 PM   #5
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Its "coming soon" that doesnt mean 2009. Could be 2010, could be 2011
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According to a rumor I read that odds are that it'll be the theatrical release.
There's no doubt in my mind the theatrical versions will come first, then the extended editions a year or so later.
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Old 10-03-2008, 11:55 PM   #7
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Its "coming soon" that doesnt mean 2009. Could be 2010, could be 2011
Yep. The Shawshank Redemption is also on there, and that movie has been pushed back, again, and again. Let's just hope Lord Of The Rings comes out soon.
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Old 10-03-2008, 11:56 PM   #8
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wont be buying these unless they are extended editions digibooks would be fine by me i love em or even better would be packaging similar to the previous extended sets
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Old 10-04-2008, 12:00 AM   #9
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I would buy whatever version they put out. Great News.
They say practice makes perfect. They also say no one is perfect. I wish they would make up their minds.
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Old 10-04-2008, 12:03 AM   #10
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Who cares what version they put out. Its LOTR on blu ray. Why hold out on that. They are like the most talked about anticipated blus ever. By the way digital bits said that their sources say all three should be released in 09. All I can say is Day One purchase.
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Old 10-04-2008, 12:06 AM   #11
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I bet they'll f*** this rlease up now warners own new line. They prob just release the theatrical..if they do i'll just keep the dvd's as i dont want the regular theatrical cuts. I hope they lavish this with the quality it deserves with exemplary pic and audio. Lets hope so.
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Old 10-04-2008, 12:07 AM   #12
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In a way, it feels inevitable that this will be double-dipped.

Jackson always said there are tons more extras -- including deleted scenes, which no release ever featured -- to be had for the LOTR movies, and also, the perfect time to double-dip LOTR would be with the release of The Hobbit movie, or movies, or whatever the heck they are turning that simple tale into.

So yeah, Warner. Do your worst this first time around. Lossy audio, theatrical cuts, DNR, a direct BD-Live link to the relevant AVS thread in lieu of meaningful supplements. Make us pine for the quality of the good old New Line some more.

Although I wouldn't mind to hear that line about the consistency of squirrel droppings from the EE in these releases. In a way, it would fit.

(Not that I truly dislike Warner or anything, of course...)
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It's either extended editions or nothing when it comes to adding them to my collection.
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Old 10-04-2008, 12:25 AM   #14
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Im just excited about all the space I will save selling those big bulky book case extended editions and replcing them with small sleek Blu Ray cases.
They say practice makes perfect. They also say no one is perfect. I wish they would make up their minds.
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I just hope Warners doesn't do one of their digibooks with these ones...
Oh I wouldn't mind that at all.
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I hope Rush Hour and LOTR will get the Blu-ray treatment they deserve.
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I haven't seen the theatrical...only the extended. So that's all I'll upgrade to. But I have a feeling we'll get killed with different editions. Espeically with the Hobbit in pre-production.
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Who cares what version they put out. Its LOTR on blu ray. Why hold out on that.
Viggo Mortensen (who played Aragorn) doesn't even consider the theatrical cuts to be "real" versions of the movies. Ditto Christopher Lee. I can't watch the theatrical cuts, because I'm now too aware of all the moments that were cut out.

For instance, going from the theatrical release of Fellowship to The Two Towers, Frodo suddenly becomes a mind-reader or one heck of a lucky guesser in that he knows Gollum's real name. How does he know Gollum's name is Smeagol? It's from a scene in the extended edition of Fellowship but cut from the theatrical.
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They can double dip if they want. I dont mind waiting.

I just hope they dont expect crazy sales number if they go theatrical only at first.
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But Denethor is still a drooling fool, even in the EE.

I'll wait for the cut that finally shows him possessed by Sauron through his own palantír. How hard was that to put in, PJ, really?

But then this goes into the larger question of the post-FOTR Peter Jackson hubris, and by extension, New Line's, and people like Penton are vastly more qualified to talk about that.

For me, the highest definition that LOTR can ever be available in is Tolkien's masterful book. End of story.
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