Discussion in 'Movie Forum' started by ash, Mar 11, 2006.
Has anybody had a LOTR marathon? Like watching the trilogy in one day consecutively? How did it go?
Numb arse at the end of it!!!
It was a long day, but worth it. Defenitely a win for PAL over NTSC
If i'd have watched 4 or 5 films it would have been worse. It always felt like you were watching the one film, which is the idea.
Don't like the disc changes though, especially the split in parts 2 and 3.
I did this back when the extended versions were all available, it is a bum nummer, but well worth it. Just make sure you have plenty of popcorn at the ready.
we did it 2 Christmas's ago, didn't even break for food, we got pizzas delivered but my god it was worth it.
Never thought about that, I was going to do the marathon when I get the EE versions as I havent watched them yet. How much shorter do you think the PAL is to the NTSC (the EE and the non EE) roughly possibly
ive done it with lotr and rocky....
(on seperate days mind )
tho a friend of mine dropped out after rocky IV, wasnt impressed....
rocky actually works really well for it cos the films all start only seconds after the previous one ended.
I did the first on a friday night then 2 and 3 on Saturday afternoon/evening with a mate.
If watching all 3 together I think you need to plan it lasting at least 13 hours (with food/toilet breaks).
Oh and make sure you're well stocked up on munchies and beer, just don't start drinking too soon or you won't have a clue whats going on by the end
can someone tell me the difference between the PAL & NTSC versions?
Nothing, except the PAL version will be shorter beacuase of the 4% PAL speed up.
how does that manifest itself?
thanx for replying
thanx for the link smashed - very enlightening. when i read of a 4% increase in playback speed my first thought was that music would sound different to what was intended. i couldnt quite believe this to be the case though as i was sure that i would notice it.
how does ntsc get around this? pal runs at 50fields (25frames/sec) but NTSC does not match 24frames either, running at 60fields (30frames/sec)
Have a search for "3:2 pulldown".
It's something I plan to do the next time my Wife and kids go away with the in laws for a holiday.
A couple of friends are going to come round and we are going to atch the LOTR trilogy and then all six Star Wars movies...should be fun
yikes. i think that i have opened up a can of worms here, purchasing a dvd won't ever be the same again. now i understand the phrase "ignorance is bliss".
back on subject. i intend to watch all three extended lotrs when i get my 5:1 speakers up and running.
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