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05-13-2004, 06:21 PM
Amazon (http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B0001VL0K2/ref=amb_center-2_74902_3/002-7516072-9528856) has a boxed set for the theater release of LotR in May.
I was under the impression that there wasn't going to be a boxed set of this movie released any time soon (if at all) since 2 versions of all 3 movies were released. Was I under the wrong impression or were minds changed?
05-13-2004, 06:24 PM
I thought this woudn't be released until round Christmas, but I guess they'll release another set with the extended versions then...all the better to make more money out of...:rolleyes:
05-13-2004, 06:29 PM
It looks to me like they're just selling the three theatrical versions in a cardboard holder. Nothing new, just all sold in one set. If you really want the cardboard holder, I guess you'll have to buy it.
05-13-2004, 06:35 PM
I was under the impression that there wasn't going to be a boxed set of this movie released any time soon (if at all) since 2 versions of all 3 movies were released. Was I under the wrong impression or were minds changed?I think what we heard is that there wasn't going to be a boxed set of all 3 director's cuts and all 3 sets of special edition goodies. This set is for those that don't want goodies/directors' cuts.
BTW, the other day I noticed that the 4 disc Two Towers was on sale with a promotional sticker - buy this version AND the 2 disc Two Towers together and get a discount! I guess that's for collectors. http://members.aol.com/mreurodisney/images/rolleyes.gif
05-13-2004, 06:46 PM
We should just have one, 500 disc set to get it all over with, for like 1,000 dollars.
05-14-2004, 06:58 AM
meh.... waiting for the Fall release or the ROTK Special Edition so I can complete my set. all the rest is just a minor distraction I am try to avoid.
(but knowing me, I will probably wind up renting the theatrical version at some point over the Summer just so I can get my fix while waiting. it happened with the last 2, so I'm sure this time won't be any different.)
05-14-2004, 07:01 AM
I'm waiting for the extended version.
05-14-2004, 08:29 AM
Steph is right. This is just all three theatrical release DVDs boxed together. If you already have the first 2 theatrical releases and buy the third theatrical release then you'll have exactly what this box set is offering. But for those who didn't buy the first 2 and want all 3 then this will save some money.
Of course, as others have pointed out, there will be an extended edition released later in the fall, as was the case with the other 2 movies.
What you heard, HBTF, is that there won't be a later, super-uber-duper box set with all three movies and more extra features that aren't already on the other released DVDs. The pattern is, 1 theatrical release with its own unique bonus features, 1 extended edition with its own unique bonus features. That's it. If you see a "boxed set" then it contains just a collection of one of the above DVD sets.
Of course, as I did with the other 2 movies, I'll be buying both the theatrical release and the extended edition of RotK, but I don't need to buy this box set. Since each DVD release has its own bonus features I'll get all of them this way. And, I like to have each version of the movie. Even though the extended edition contains more story, the theatrical versions aren't necessarily worse. I liked the opening for the theatrical version of the Fellowship better than the extended edition. I'd like to "preserve" both versions.
05-14-2004, 02:50 PM
According to Peter Jackson's presentation at the LOTR Oscar Party, there will be a super-duper boxed set of all 3 films, including a blooper reel, expected for release in 2005. He said it that night, so I'm believing him. But, I'm still definitely buying all the individual releases. :geek:
05-14-2004, 02:57 PM
According to Peter Jackson's presentation at the LOTR Oscar Party, there will be a super-duper boxed set of all 3 films, including a blooper reel, expected for release in 2005. So he's going back on his word?
05-14-2004, 03:08 PM
I liked the opening for the theatrical version of the Fellowship better than the extended edition. I'd like to "preserve" both versions.
Ditto here. (And I liked the opening of the theatrical Two Towers better, too.)
So, it's both theatricals and extendeds for me. Gonna get me a DVD burner and make me a yummy, customized LotR.
05-14-2004, 03:44 PM
I'd like to "preserve" both versions.
In 20 years, he'll digitally change all the swords to walkie-talkies.
05-17-2004, 12:02 PM
So he's going back on his word?His statement was made at the party on February 29th this year, and I haven't heard further news since then.
I'm waiting for the extended version.
That's what I thought too until a Blockbuster employee told me over the weekend that there is going to be a l-o-n-g wait for the extended version. When I mentioned that I thought the extended version would be out around Nov/Dec just like the previous releases, he replied "No, not until 2005...."
I checked Amazon yesterday and couldn't find a release date for the extended version. Can anyone confirm this?
05-19-2004, 11:08 AM
In 20 years, he'll digitally change all the swords to walkie-talkies.:D lol!...............
05-19-2004, 11:44 AM
New Line is still expecting a November or December release for the extended DVD, cause they'd like to drum up some Christmas-spending sales. But without a new film to promote at that time, they are at the mercy of Peter Jackson as to when the DVD will really be finished.
Anyone out there know what ever happened with New Line not wanting to pay for the new Weta special effects for the DVD? If Jackson and New Line are still having a spat about that, I wouldn't expect Jackson to be in any rush to get the DVD released in time to line the Line's pockets with more cash than they've already got from his talent.
05-19-2004, 12:29 PM
Nerds! Nerds! Nerds!
05-19-2004, 07:29 PM
Nerds! Nerds! Nerds!Anyone that posts here on a regular basis can't possibly be excluded from the aforementioned designation. :geek: