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Superdaddy 06-30-11 05:58 AM

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From looking at other forums, it appears that a bunch of these incorrect sets are out there, that have some disc missing while another is duplicated. (I think some people on amazon have mentioned it).

I would be incredibly annoyed myself if I found that.

Anubis2005X 06-30-11 07:36 AM

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I was kind of surprised to see that the DVDs are labelled as 2011 and not 2002 through 2004. At least they're not completely recycled. :lol:

milo bloom 06-30-11 10:42 AM

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Originally Posted by dsa_shea (Post 10836609)
Still don't understand why they couldn't have thrown all 3 dvds of the special features onto one bd.

Discussed up thread already, that would have meant re-authoring all the menus. This way they can just dump the digital files from 8 years ago and not have to pay somebody to link them all to one menu.

Also, at this point in the DVD lifecycle, it's probably still cheaper to press 3 DVDs and pay for a multi disc case, than it is to press one Bluray.

slop101 06-30-11 11:16 AM

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Originally Posted by milo bloom (Post 10836950)
Discussed up thread already, that would have meant re-authoring all the menus. This way they can just dump the digital files from 8 years ago and not have to pay somebody to link them all to one menu.

Also, at this point in the DVD lifecycle, it's probably still cheaper to press 3 DVDs and pay for a multi disc case, than it is to press one Bluray.

Which would be all well and good if this was a bargain-priced release. It's not. It's priced the same as a full-blown new release. Re-authoring and compiling the extras onto one BD, especially on a BD set, is pretty much what we're paying for here, but not getting.

Doctorossi 06-30-11 11:35 AM

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Originally Posted by slop101 (Post 10837002)
Which would be all well and good if this was a bargain-priced release. It's not. It's priced the same as a full-blown new release. Re-authoring and compiling the extras onto one BD, especially on a BD set, is pretty much what we're paying for here, but not getting.

Exactly.

nmr1723 06-30-11 12:04 PM

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Originally Posted by slop101 (Post 10837002)
Which would be all well and good if this was a bargain-priced release. It's not. It's priced the same as a full-blown new release. Re-authoring and compiling the extras onto one BD, especially on a BD set, is pretty much what we're paying for here, but not getting.

This is my biggest beef with this set. I'm hoping for a bare bones movie only release for the Extended Editions or a massive price drop on this set. Current DVD EE owners already have all of the SD features (except the Costa docs). I may bite around $40-$45...but at $70 this is not worth it if you already have the DVD Extended Editions...in my opinion...of course.

kefrank 06-30-11 12:04 PM

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Originally Posted by slop101 (Post 10837002)
Which would be all well and good if this was a bargain-priced release. It's not. It's priced the same as a full-blown new release. Re-authoring and compiling the extras onto one BD, especially on a BD set, is pretty much what we're paying for here, but not getting.

+1

The approach taken is inconsistent with a package of this purported caliber. The Alien Quadrilogy set is an example of how to do it right.

joltman 06-30-11 12:12 PM

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Did anyone ever look at the disc sizes to see if the films needed to be split over two discs?

Doctorossi 06-30-11 12:14 PM

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Originally Posted by joltman (Post 10837114)
Did anyone ever look at the disc sizes to see if the films needed to be split over two discs?

Yes, and they did.

DaveNinja 06-30-11 12:20 PM

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Originally Posted by Mitsurugi (Post 10836172)
Any of you guys going to marathon these?

yes but probably not until around new years.
i've had "lord of the rings fest" a couple times in the past; had friends over; LotR inspired foods (like rabbit); lots of drinking

Solid Snake 06-30-11 12:24 PM

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Originally Posted by Doctorossi (Post 10837118)
Yes, and they did.

sooo...give us specs on them. Like..how big is it on the BD?

Doctorossi 06-30-11 12:27 PM

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Originally Posted by Solid Snake PAC (Post 10837133)
sooo...give us specs on them. Like..how big is it on the BD?

How much you paying me to do your research?

Solid Snake 06-30-11 12:40 PM

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I can stop cursing for an hour on here.

That's a pretty fucking big deal here.

Anubis2005X 06-30-11 12:53 PM

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Actually I don't really mind having the special features on DVD. PS3 currently upscales DVDs but not SD content on Blu-ray discs. Seems kind of silly that they still haven't updated that feature, but eh well...

DGibFen 06-30-11 02:22 PM

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GB size of movies (not including other metadata or other video files on disc*):

FOTR: (Total run time of 3:48):
- Disc 1: 29.6 GB
- Disc 2: 34.3 GB
- Total size: 63.9 GB

Two Towers: (Total run time of 3:55):
- Disc 1: 29.6 GB
- Disc 2: 36 GB
- Total size: 65.6 GB

ROTK (Total run time of 4:23):
- Disc 1: 35.9 GB
- Disc 2: 38.7 GB
- Total size: 74.6 GB

*Unlike the *.VOB (DVD) file structure, the *.m2ts video file in a BD-ROM does not have to be broken up into 1 GB chunks.

Solid Snake 06-30-11 04:08 PM

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Neat. Why does the disc 2 have such a heavy load? Is it cuz of all the big things happening in there or how much bigger the latter half is (length wise) or what?

Anubis2005X 06-30-11 04:10 PM

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Originally Posted by Solid Snake PAC (Post 10837515)
Neat. Why does the disc 2 have such a heavy load? Is it cuz of all the big things happening in there or what?

I think it just includes a longer portion of each film (including the long-ass credits).

adamblast 06-30-11 08:01 PM

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I was half-hoping they'd remove the long-ass LOTR fan-club lists from the credits, but I suppose they're part-and-parcel with the EE crew credits.

pinata242 06-30-11 08:38 PM

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Man, I forgot how much I loved the hand-drawn cast credits at the end of RotK. I so wish Harry Potter does something similar, but I know they won't.

b2net 06-30-11 09:18 PM

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Originally Posted by whotony (Post 10836538)
Hmm I saw a jump cut right before he pulled the cases out of the box.

Also if anyone wants that Best Buy Ring it's on the .com for $4.99.

link
http://www.bestbuy.com/site/Lord+Of+...logy&lp=5&cp=1

BuckNaked2k 06-30-11 11:03 PM

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^ Does the BB ring make you invisible when you put it on?

Gizmo 06-30-11 11:05 PM

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Originally Posted by BuckNaked2k (Post 10837977)
^ Does the BB ring make you invisible when you put it on?

Chicks just flock to dudes wearing that ring. Gonna get me 4.

Anubis2005X 06-30-11 11:09 PM

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Update. So I'm sad to say that while I thought this looked pretty phenomenal on my tv when I just sampled scenes on my tv, I'm definitely less thrilled about it after watching the first disc on my projector. My biggest complaints are that often the picture looks underexposed, a tad greenish, and just overall dark. Even in the beginning in Hobbiton, while everyone is outside, it just looks kind of dull, like it's a cloudy day or something. I think there is going to be a lot of varying opinions on this based on people's settings, but I feel like something is amiss. It's just uncomfortably dark at times, with some black crushing. I'm no videophile, but something just felt off while watching it.

whotony 07-01-11 11:17 AM

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Originally Posted by b2net (Post 10837866)

Thanks for adding the link. I meant to go back and do that but forgot.

FinkPish 07-01-11 12:17 PM

Re: Lord of the Rings Extended Edition out in 2011
 

Originally Posted by Anubis2005X (Post 10837986)
Update. So I'm sad to say that while I thought this looked pretty phenomenal on my tv when I just sampled scenes on my tv, I'm definitely less thrilled about it after watching the first disc on my projector. My biggest complaints are that often the picture looks underexposed, a tad greenish, and just overall dark. Even in the beginning in Hobbiton, while everyone is outside, it just looks kind of dull, like it's a cloudy day or something. I think there is going to be a lot of varying opinions on this based on people's settings, but I feel like something is amiss. It's just uncomfortably dark at times, with some black crushing. I'm no videophile, but something just felt off while watching it.

So it looked awesome on your TV but bad on your projector? Wouldn't that point to something being off with your projector, rather than a flaw with the disc?


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