LOTR: Return Of The King preorder @ DVDSoon

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  1. Sigismund

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    Just to say this is the 4 disk EE set Bargain or What!! and it's REGION 1 even better
     
  3. Indiana Jones

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    At the current exchange rate the 4 Discs Extended Edition is at about £15.15 but does anyone know, if you buy it at todays exchange rate what happens if come shipping day the exchange rate has changed and even though you only paid £15.15 it is now valued at over the £18 limit, would you have to pay charges and if so would DVDSoon refund you?
     
  4. Sigismund

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    If the exchange rate were to push the cost over the £18.00 limit I believe customs charges would apply (if that were likely I would cancel the order at that time if you could get it cheaper elsewhere ;) ). I'm pretty sure DVDSoon would not offer any refund!
     
  5. Indiana Jones

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    Do you know whether or not they ship early like Movietyme?
     
  6. Sigismund

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    I think this depends on when you actually order the pre-release. It seems the earlier you order, the quicker you receive it (which makes sense!), but I suspect DVDSoon get a lot more orders than Movietyme, so it must take a while to get everything sent out.

    The short answer is - no, given my experience you are unlikely to receive this "early". :)
     
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    Excuse the novice question but why will the Region 1 Extended Editon be better than the R2?
     
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    Above point is a fair point: why????

    Also, dvdsoon take your money as soon as you preorder something. So, they'll have your £16 odd for 5 months before you get the product. Pointless IMO :)
     
  9. Sigismund

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    For me I prefer R1 releases because of better packaging; no Pal speedup; progressive scan :)

    Not necessarily pointless. Take a look at the cost of the Aladdin Deluxe set or any number of other pre-orders and you'll see that the price invariably rises at some point prior to release. :)
     
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    Totally agree - also the first two had some of the extras/easter eggs missing on the region 2s...
     
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    I had a good look at the R2 EE recently and can't see any difference with the packaging. Also, the R2 works just fine for PS with the right equipment. The reason I went for the R1 was due to reported sound artifacts on the R2/4 on FOTR. I don't know if it applied to TTT though.
     
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    The Region 1 versions have better outer cases, much thicker.
     
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    Yep, the standard R1 releases of the Extended Editions have the same type of outer packaging as the R2 releases inside the Collectors Boxset which is much thicker.
     

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