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Well, i'm knackered......phew......

Discussion in 'Movie Forum' started by Gary D, Dec 13, 2004.

  1. Gary D

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    on Saturday morning at 10am my wife started on a journey - across middle earth through The Shire, Brie, Weathertop, Rohan, Gondor, Dead Marshes and Mordor, we finished it at 10.15pm.

    we spent 12 hours watching all the extended editions back to back (having eaten no real food, just take out pizza, crisps, chocolate and cakes - i'm surprised i'm not the size of a house) its an amazing journey which is well worth doing, it makes for an incredible movie (if a little tiring) the ebbs and flows of the charcters are much more evident as is the scope of the production. The extended edition of Return of the King is stunning - so much better than the cinema cut.

    If you have time (and the inclination) give it a go over christmas - its stunning to do.

    just be warned, you may get DVT :laugh:



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  2. keiths

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    I'm going to do it on Wednesday 15th - as tradition would dictate
     
  3. Mango Bob

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    You should have stopped at brie for lunch mate!

    Seriously congratulations - I don't think I'll ever manage a 12 hour telly marathon, you must have a damn comfy sofa :)

    I think the longest screen marathon I've managed was 8 hours of Buffy on video back when I was a student (and it was still funny...about series two I think!)
     
  4. Gary D

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    :D my sofa now has a lord of the rings "butt groove" :D



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    :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl:

    That's gotta be the first time I've heard the phrases "Lord of the Rings" and "Butt Groove" in the same sentence!

    Argh...the double entendres, must resist, must resist...
     
  6. Gary D

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    i didn't realise - but now i came to think about it - yes it is funny in a "carry on gandalf" kind of way :laugh:


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    i was supposed to do that on friday but we chickened out (and Girlfriends threated to disown us... So we just did ROTK Extended instead... kind of wish we had done the lot now.........
     
  8. Gary D

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    Its well worth doing (at least once - ok, only once!) we did the lot at referance, volume my neighbours were not happy :D

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    not sure my windows would cope with 12 hours at reference......... (or my speakers)
     
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    Not to mention your ear drums!

    On the subject of reference levels, don't you find the RLs of your prossesor is way above the actual RL in the cinema? I don't think I could sit through a movie with it set at 00db. (Calibrated using a db meter)

    Listening to the commenty on ROTK and Peter Jackson says he hopes people are watching the extended version over two nights.

    I think watching the trilogy one at a time is depessing enough without seeing all three in one sitting. I'd have to buy three boxes of hankys instead of the usual one.
     
  11. Gary D

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    We had it running at about -16db - -20db - pretty dam loud - but it is a fairly large room (and my neighbours have a teenage "chav" who really gets on tits- so it was good to wind him up :D )



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    I bet the (spoiler)
    'Earthquake' and avalance of skulls in the new Dwimorburg/Paths of the dead scene
    was scary at those sort of levels :thumbsup:
     
  13. Gary D

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    its very cool, as is the battle of pellinor :D



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    Seeing as my extended rotk finally arrived today we shall be doing the marathon viewing of all 3 extended versions on saturday :clap:

    Adrenochrome.
     
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    I'm off to my mates house over Christmas for the LOTR 12 hour Buttnumathon.... He's got a very decent setup - 8 ft screen etc etc. Can't wait!
     
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    where's the cheapest supplier of the LOTR trilogy then lads? I purposely held of purchasing any of them till the extended full boxset was launched.
     
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    might have to watch them straight through one day but i dont know when ill be able to do that, certainly not at uni, 12 hours of floor-shaking bass would not impress anybody :p
    Talking of loud though, i played TTT regular cut this afternoon (damned EE discs wont work :() and when they detonated those bombs under the wall :eek: im shocked my speakers didnt blow apart and it was only up to just under half too :D
     

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