The retorts to all the 'moaning' is equally as repetitive and tiresome. "Why two discs blah blah blah", "Get off your sofa blah blah blah".
I'll take a point of view which is at once similar but opposite.
Whatever they'd have done someone would have complained...so go ahead and complain.
I mean this is a discussion forum.
There are pros and cons to having it on one disc and pros and cons to having it on two, as well as having the supplements on DVD.
So should peiople not voice their opinions? Nah! Let's hear all of those pros and cons!
Then let's see what we get.
ps. Personal opinion - I don't mind the films being on two discs, though if they'd put them on one each and ditched the commentaries, that'd have been fine too, though I appreciate others like the commentaries.
I've never accessed a single extra on any of the LOTR SD DVDs and I'm unlikely to start now.
It is unbelievable the ranting about this set on here and most other forums!
People moaned when only the theatricals came out - they demanded the extended movies
They ranted that FOTR looked bad
So even though it had intitally been announced that there would be no extended's until after 'the hobbit' they then listened to the comments, announced the extended movies on Blu, even said not only would they be across two discs for superior pic and sound quality, but they would remaster fOTR
Now people are moaning again!!!
Yes, shipping the same DVDs as in the old sets is a bit cheeky, but at least we get the docs that were in the SE's (which i didn't buy)
No-one can really complain about a brief pause to change a disc on films as long as this?
Christ, my local cinema still has intermissions in long films and I for one like it!
I know people all like things their own way, but this method will mean the film will look and sound BETTER than if squeezed onto one disc
You all had to get up and change the DVDs anyway, did anyone moan then?
Fair enough a flipper on a film less than two hours in the bad old days of DVD was a pain, but ROTK is four hours for god sakes!
I'm happy with the set coming out, I'll wait until later in the year to buy them as I only watch them around Christmas anyway, hopefully they will be a bit cheaper by then.
Hopefully I'll sell on my DVD sets and that will help pay for the DVD extras pricewise
So I for one am very happy that they actually listened to what we wanted and gave us an interim release before the big all singing boxset!
If everyone continues to whine, maybe next time they won't do anything at all!
just me then
just me then
Due to the lack of a smilie I can't tell whether you're being sarcastic or not, but you're getting a and a regardless.Surely they could have just fit all three films on one disc!?! I thought each BR could hold like 50GB on each! Just put all three films on one disc with dolby pro logic and then I will not have to get up off my sofa for about 12 hours, good times!
Surely they could have just fit all three films on one disc!?! I thought each BR could hold like 50GB on each! Just put all three films on one disc with dolby pro logic and then I will not have to get up off my sofa for about 12 hours, good times!
I'm in !
Sold my EE DVD's and pre ordered this from Zavvi with a 15% Discount making it £42.46 which works out at £14.15 a film.
To me that is a reasonable price to pay for these classic epic films in HD glory.
Like others have said, the distributors have answered the Fellowship transfer issue which was my only concern but would have purchased regardless due to holding off and waiting for the EE's over the theatrical.
Not fussed about the extras being on DVDs it's only extras.
Can't wait !
15.....FIFTEEN Discs In a massive cardboard carton?
This is vestige of the DVD generation and New Line should update their thinking.
In these years of on-demand, streaming, downloads and managed copies this isn't convenience, and minimalising the footprint of the product something the blu-ray brand should pushing? We aren't impressed with "MOAR DISCS MOAR VALUEEE!!!!" any more.
Small packaging, more layers and less discs. We don't want wheelbarrow full of behind the scenes DVD's thrown in that could fit in one or maybe two blu-ray discs. (I have no problem with them being SD)
A standard 50GB blu holds 23 hours of SD material, that means you can squeeze these 9 dvd's onto practically 1 blu. 2 at the most.