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yet another LOTR query......

Discussion in 'Movie Forum' started by adi, Oct 24, 2002.

  1. adi

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    i have pre ordered the R2 4 disk collectors edition from play.com for £32.99 - they also list the R1 5 disk collectors edition for £46.99.

    dvdcompare.com include links to dvdempire and amazon for the R1 version. both these sites have the 5 disk edition for less than $60 (us) - at the current exchange rate - thats about £38.

    i'm seriously considering cancelling my R2 pre-order with play, and buying the R1 version with the additional national geographic disc - has anyone had any experience with these retailers ?? are they good to use ???
     
  2. Rambo John J

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    amazon are probably one of the most reliable retailers on the net. They're not the cheapest but the service back-up they provide is pretty much second to none. You'll have to be prepared for the possibility of customs banging some VAT on your parcel though as it's over £18 (I've only had it happen a couple of times to me in about 5 years of importing, and that includes orders that exceeded $100 not getting hit).

    I'm getting the R1 4 disc set from amazon, myself. Works out to slightly over £20 inc shipping and I know they'll ship it in a sturdy box to avoid any damage en-route. Which is nice.
     
  3. potato

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    Rambo John J:

    Do you mean the Amazon in US (i.e. Amazon.com)? I read the shipping restriction and it mentioned some items are not allowed to be shipped outside USA, things like softwares, games etc., isn't DVD included?

    adi:

    where did you see the 5 disc DVD? I only know that there is a 4 disc DVD to be released soon.
     
  4. Rambo John J

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    Yes, amazon.com
    I've been buying DVDs, vhs and cds from them for years so as an educated guess I'd say they don't fall under the restrictions.
     
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    Thanks for the very useful information. Together with another thread now I know where can I order my DVDs :)
     
  6. Lex

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    Amazon are certainly a good compony as Rambo said, but most people buy their dvds from www.play.com or www.futureent.com or www.cd-wow.com as they are far cheaper and in my experience equally reliable (and definitely a lot quicker).
     
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    Does the film take two dvd´s on the extened version. Is that the same for the pal and ntsc version?
     
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    the movie itself is spread over two disks - the split being right after the formation of the fellowship in rivendell - apparently its very well done -

    www.thedigitalbits.com say "the screen cuts to black and text fades in: "The Story Continues on Disc Two". Then, when you start Disc Two, a black screen comes up with the following text selections: "Continue Film," "Continue Commentaries," "Set-up and Options". Opting to continue the film takes you directly back into the story where you left off (there is also a more traditional menu set that continues the style of those on Disc One).

    it would appear the film is split over two discs because there are four full length commentaries - thedigitalbits also think there's less compression on the data - everything seems a bit clearer


    the 5th disk on the R1 version is a new version of the national geographic "behind the movie" disk, but with additional footage and photo gallery
     
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    I picked up the r1 5 disc lotr box set from a shop in Leeds at lunch time, looks nice :)

    Also managed to get star wars episode 2 as well :)
     
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    "I picked up the r1 5 disc lotr box set from a shop in Leeds at lunch time, looks nice "

    may i ask which shop, and how much - i'm in halifax so a quick train ride over might be in orderI picked up the r1 5 disc lotr box set from a shop in Leeds at lunch time, looks nice
     
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    sorry - allthumbs there.........in reply to:

    I picked up the r1 5 disc lotr box set from a shop in Leeds at lunch time, looks nice

    may i ask which shop, and how much
     
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    Sent you a PM m8 but you don't appear to have read it :)

    The shop is called [edited by mod], it's a small internet cafe that sells imported dvds and console games.
     
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    Buy your disks from them whilst you can since they are in breach of the law....

    UK Shops are not allowed to sell Material without BBFC certifications.

    Once word gets out the'll have a man from Customs & Excises knocking on their door.

    Regards
     
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    word has been out for about 3 years :)

    customs only bust people for tax reasons, so long as he pays import duty they won't touch him.
     
  15. michaelm

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    They will get a visit from the police then. They are breaking the law in several respects:

    Selling prohibited material

    Selling video material that has not been classified by the BBFC

    Selling copyrighted material without the copyright holders permission

    To name but a few. I've just advised FACT of this as well. I hate lawbreakers:D
     
  16. Lex

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    Are you being serious or are you joking? Have you really reported them to FACT?
     
  17. michaelm

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    Nope, just joking (I thought the grin gave it away).

    I live in Belfast, why would I care what they're up to.
     
  18. Lex

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    [​IMG]
     
  19. Ian J

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    It certainly wins my award for the unfunniest joke of the year.
     
  20. michaelm

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    I don't know why this should annnoy any of the two of you. Stores that act in such an illegal and irresponsible manner could ultimately cause a knock-on effect for the legal personal import market.

    Some of us still remember the laserdisc swoops and confiscations by the police/FACT a number of years ago. And I don't want to see the same thing happening again.

    I still wouldn't dob anyone in though.
     
  21. Lex

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    Well for one thing (on a personal note) I want to see retailers of R1 discs supported as much as possible as I hate the whole 'regions' system. The whole area is a grey one - so the less attention drawn to it the better - overwise we may start getting people complaining about R1 internet retailers as well. :rolleyes:

    And also because, although it may just be an off the cuff remark to you, for moderators it involves work - trying to decide whether you are serious, deleting the name of the retailer to protect them and to protect this site etc.

    No hard feelings anyway. :)
     

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