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LOTR extended editions

Discussion in 'Movie Forum' started by dan76n, Apr 17, 2005.

  1. dan76n

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    Hi all, I have the 3 Lord of the rings dvds but not the extended editions. AS you know they are in 5.1 EX where as the extended editions are in DTS 6.1.
    Is it really worth me forking out the $105aus to purchase the extended editions or is the 5.1 ex track close to as good as the DTS 6.1 track.
     
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    Don't buy them for the DTS buy them for the much better films, then enjoy the dts, iv'e got all 3 editions and they are defintly worth it, can't you pick them up cheaper?
     
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    RRP is $149 in australia so $105 is cheap for all 3 movies
     
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    The EE's, but for being very long, are really how the film was intended to be seen. For someone who doesn't know the books that well, the relationships with Deathanor, Boromir and Faramir makes MUCH more sense with the EEs. Also, extended Helm's Deep anyone?
     
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    If you enjoyed seeing the versions shown at the cinema then you're going to love the extended versions. They enhance and deepen the whole middle earth experience. Some of us have even seen all three EE's in one sitting.
    Not only do you get the improved sound quality but the picture quality is greatly improved.
     
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    Has anyone else noticed that the packaging you get with the one's that come with the figurines is nicer than what you get with the standard four discers?. You get a horrible plasticky bendy stuff with the 4 discers but you get proper hard cardboard for the 5 discers, much, much nicer.
     
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    Just to echo everybody else, no, it's not worth buying them for the DTS soundtracks, but the films themselves are enormously much better in their longer forms, and well worth buying for that reason. There's also a positive boat-load of extras - two full discs worth, plus no less than four audio commentaries.
     
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    As above, the EE versions are far more coherent as a whole and go much deeper into the storylines, characters and books.

    The UK EE's do indeed have an inferior cardboard sleeve which is the main reason I went for the R1 versions which have the much better quality packaging. :)
     
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    I always wondered why the standard R2 EE had a pretty rubbish slipcase while the version in the Gift Set was made of a much stronger card, guess they wanted there to be something extra special about the Gift Set such as decent packaging lol
     
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    EE versions of this movie are awesome - as a dedicated Tolkien fan I found the "cut" versions to be a little odd in the way they occasionally moved forward with missing details that explained a few of the subsequent scenes - the EE versions restore these and bring the films closer to the books. The packaging on the R1 versions is excellent - good robust cardboard fold out, encased in a hardcover case.

    How anyone can do a full 3 movie marathon is beyond me - all totalled this must be near 11 hours!

    Best bit(s)? Boromir's last stand, Gandalf/Balrog battle kicking off TT, Riders of Rohan entering the fray in ROTK, Elrond/Arwen and reforging the sword of kings..... man, maybe a marathon is on after all!
     
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    If you liked the originals youll love the EEs!!

    I was amazed at what you miss and don't quite understand (shrugging it off) that suddenly click into place when you watch the extended editions :)

    For 11 hours viewing, nothing wrong with that, I even watched the first 3 series of 24 in 2 sittings per series :D
     
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    Christ! Though I was doing well watching a disc at a time!!
     
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    That’s pretty good going. I take it you don’t have kids! :D
     

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