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Lord of the Rings: FOTR 4 disk set

Discussion in 'Movie Forum' started by onefivenine, Nov 13, 2003.

  1. onefivenine

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    Hello all,

    Apologies - I'm sure this question has been covered, but a search ends up with 100's of threads - too many to trawl through!

    Aside from the DTS soundtrack, is the picture quality greater on the 4 disk set since the movie is split across two disks?

    Cheers,

    Dave
     
  2. Smurfin

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    Can't really comment on the FOTR (I have both versions but never compared them), but I've just reviewed TTT (see review section) and the 4-discer of TTT has a superior picture to my 2-disc edition.
     
  3. onefivenine

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    Funny you should say that - it was your review that sent me off looking for it!

    OK then, here comes another silly question if you'll indugle me. I've never watched an R1 disk before. Which is better R2 or R1? I know you reviewed R1, but since R2 is coming out for TTT and FOTR is available at very good prices - so how should I know which to go for? (Apart from the R2 being cheaper!)

    Cheers

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    heh people prefer R1 or R2 for differing reasons, and I won't go there. Personally I just prefer R1 anyway, but I think the biggest difference between the extended editions is the packaging: for FOTR, the packaging is cheap and flimsy compared to the R1 version. As these are movies that I'll treasure, I want the best packaging possible (i.e sturdy cases).

    Not sure if the R2 edition of TTT is flimsy like FOTR was though, I guess we'll find out on Monday:)
     
  5. Lux

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    best to do a search for that. there are differnt lmatters. First you need of course a multiregion player and a set thatcan handle NTSC.

    after that it comes down to whether you are bothered about Palspeedup, NTSC 3:2 pulldown, and about a hundred more things. LOTR is the same for both regions, with the UKR2 FOTR EE missing the MTV film awards and has one documantary cut by a few seconds ( FILM IS UNEDITED!!)
    The R2 has player generated subtitles for the elvish spoken parts.

    If you are bothered by neither go for whatever is cheapest.

    Best to do a search really, but that will (just like this thread) descent into the usual NTSC vs PAL debate that never ends..
    HTH
     
  6. onefivenine

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    Thanks Smurfin, and Lex,

    R2 it will be. I'm not bothered too much about the packaging so the £££'s saved can add couple of more titles to my small but fast growing collection.

    palspeedup and 3:2 pulldown? I need to read up on this - I never thought there'd be such a learning curve with this AV lark!

    Cheers

    Dave
     
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    onefivenine,

    You might also want to check out www.dvdcompare.org.uk which will tell you the differences between regions and offers a verdict on which is best :smashin:
     
  8. onefivenine

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    Ha Ha! Fantastic! Cheers Lex, I made a typo (sorry Lux!) and like a genie you appeared! Will take a look.

    :)
     
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    I've been called lots of things in my time, but never a genie! :eek: :D
     
  10. onefivenine

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    ... or "talk of the devil"?

    And before anyone suggests! I wasn't rubbing anything at the time. :laugh:

    OK I'll get me coat :suicide:
     
  11. Lux

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    well I have been called lots of things as well but never Lex :D
     

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