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Old 06-09-04, 10:40 AM
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ROTK EE pushed back to December

EW is reporting Return of the King Extended Edition is being pushed back to December in order to finish the commentaries. Sorry if this is a duplicate thread, I couldn't find any.

''Lord of the Rings'' fans awaiting the now-traditional late-fall release of the extended version DVD of the latest ''Rings'' movie will have to wait a little longer this year. Trade publication Video Business reports that New Line won't be releasing the ''Return of the King'' special edition DVD until December. In the past, the director's-cut versions of the movies had been released in mid-November, allowing plenty of time for holiday gift shoppers. New Line sources tell Video Business that the shorter window this year won't matter -- there's already a high enough advance awareness of the lengthy disc (which, with 49 new minutes of footage, means ''ROTK'' will run more than four hours), and besides, the theatrical cut, released two weeks ago, is already the year's top-selling home video. Why the delay, then? Apparently, it took longer than usual to gather all the principals to record commentary tracks, the cast having long since dispersed to other projects. Guess it's hard to keep the hobbits down on the farm after they've seen Minas Tirith.
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Old 06-09-04, 10:56 AM
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yeah, it was reported in that other thread:
http://www.dvdtalk.com/forum/showthr...hreadid=367809

but thanks for the new report on it. always good to read different sources.
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Old 06-09-04, 11:16 AM
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Also, there was never a set release date for it to be "pushed back" from, nor does the text you qoute state that either.
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49 extra minutes! That will make it 250 minutes. I hate waiting longer but I know it will be worth it.

The three EEs will total 11 hours and 21 minutes.
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Old 06-09-04, 11:47 AM
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Re: ROTK EE pushed back to December

Originally posted by cleaver
In the past, the director's-cut versions of the movies had been released in mid-November
Technically... the Director's Cut versions have been released in August.

Kind of a bummer about the delay. Should be worth the wait though. This is surley going to be one of the greatest DVD sets ever released. Probably for the better, I'll be spending my November going through the Seinfeld DVD's anyway.

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Old 06-09-04, 11:48 AM
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Also, there's probably a production capacity problem with regard to the polystone statue that will be included in the gift set. Due to the major spike in demand, Sideshow Weta has been having major problems with hitting the ship dates for their LOTR line of polystone busts and statues.
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Originally posted by DVD Josh
Also, there was never a set release date for it to be "pushed back" from, nor does the text you qoute state that either.
Never a set date, but the articles about the TE mentioned that th EE would come out in the normal frame of the past 2 (Nov.) rather than getting bumped up like the TE did (to May from Aug for the 1st two).

So not officially bumped, but bumped from what was originally expected.

Kind of sucks, but it's just a month.
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So do we know what the Statue will be of?
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Old 06-09-04, 12:48 PM
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I dont mind waiting for quality work.... Hopefully we will find out what the statue is soon too
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Old 06-09-04, 12:54 PM
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Originally posted by tanman
So do we know what the Statue will be of?
Not yet, but it will probably be one of the many listed in this thread:

http://www.lordoftheringsguide.com/f...ad.php?t=11051
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I don't mind waiting, as long as they do it right and it will save on double dipping.
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Re: Re: ROTK EE pushed back to December

Originally posted by MasterCXtreme
Technically... the Director's Cut versions have been released in August.

Well Jackson himself said they weren't Director's cuts of the films. they are the Extended Editions. Directors Cut would imply that he perfers them over the theater versions out... Which he doesn't.
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Re: Re: Re: ROTK EE pushed back to December

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Well Jackson himself said they weren't Director's cuts of the films. they are the Extended Editions. Directors Cut would imply that he perfers them over the theater versions out... Which he doesn't.
That's what he was saying, by saying that the directors cuts of the first two were released in August (which is when the FOTR and TTT TE's came out). The EEs of the first two came out in Nov.
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Old 06-09-04, 04:30 PM
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The statue will be of a big fat Peter Jackson sitting on a pile of money ... of course not wearing shoes.
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Re: Re: ROTK EE pushed back to December

Originally posted by MasterCXtreme
Technically... the Director's Cut versions have been released in August.

Kind of a bummer about the delay. Should be worth the wait though. This is surley going to be one of the greatest DVD sets ever released. Probably for the better, I'll be spending my November going through the Seinfeld DVD's anyway.
The EE's are never considered the Director's cut! The TE's have always been.
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Re: Re: Re: Re: ROTK EE pushed back to December

Originally posted by Josh Hinkle
That's what he was saying, by saying that the directors cuts of the first two were released in August (which is when the FOTR and TTT TE's came out). The EEs of the first two came out in Nov.
ah my bad.

Yup, TE's are directors cut. EE's are icing on the cake.
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Re: Re: Re: ROTK EE pushed back to December

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The EE's are never considered the Director's cut! The TE's have always been.
Man you guys need to get out your sarcasm detectors.

Originally posted by Josh Hinkle
That's what he was saying, by saying that the directors cuts of the first two were released in August (which is when the FOTR and TTT TE's came out). The EEs of the first two came out in Nov.
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Old 06-09-04, 05:36 PM
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I don't mind waiting. One month isn't too long.

This is the first time I had read how much was going to be added to the EE. Can't wait to see it!
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Why does Peter Jack$on keep revising his films?
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Old 06-09-04, 05:52 PM
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I see a Christmas Day EE marathon on the Horizon.
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Old 06-09-04, 06:22 PM
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so what is the new release date?
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Old 06-09-04, 06:26 PM
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thats pretty cool, that way I can get somebody to buy it for me for christmas.
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