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E Unit 01-13-11 10:44 PM

Lord of the Rings Extended Edition out in 2011
 
I hope this is true. Guess we'll see soon enough. Via thedigitalbits.com

What's more, our sources are NOW telling us that WHV (and their now in-house New Line label) is ALSO planning to release Peter Jackson's long-awaited The Lord of the Rings Trilogy: Extended Editions on Blu-ray sometime this year. No kidding. We suspect that, now that The Hobbit films are finally about to begin filming, the studio is eager to get more product on store shelves to keep the franchise fresh in the minds of fans. The Extended Rings films on BD are the obvious choice for this year. Farther down the line, of course, there will be the obvious Blu-ray and Blu-ray 3D versions of The Hobbit films, and sooner or later an "ultimate" box set of all the films with all new extras custom created by Jackson. Anyway, our sources tell us to expect some kind of official news on all this (re: Rings: Extended and Kubrick) from the studio in the next several weeks.

DarthVong 01-13-11 10:47 PM

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Hope so this is why I didn't pick up the current BD set.

Labor 01-13-11 10:58 PM

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Honestly, I really hope there is news of CG elements being improved/re-rendered for the new release.

Giles 01-13-11 11:01 PM

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and the discrete 6.1 soundmixes included to boot too

AmityBoatTours 01-13-11 11:03 PM

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My theatrical cut set that i got for 7.99 is good enough for me. :)

PopcornTreeCt 01-13-11 11:48 PM

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This news trumps Star Wars for me. Yay.

Fok 01-14-11 12:08 AM

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Looking forward to this one for sure. I hope they add new extras.

Supermallet 01-14-11 12:21 AM

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I wish they had put both cuts together via seamless branching, because I prefer the theatrical cuts of Fellowship and ROTK.

basketb 01-14-11 12:29 AM

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Originally Posted by trespoochies (Post 10589069)
...Anyway, our sources tell us to expect some kind of official news on all this (re: Rings: Extended and Kubrick) from the studio in the next several weeks.

Maybe I missed it, but what's Kubrick got to do with the EEs of LOTR?

TheMovieman 01-14-11 12:30 AM

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Originally Posted by Suprmallet (Post 10589175)
I wish they had put both cuts together via seamless branching, because I prefer the theatrical cuts of Fellowship and ROTK.

Not to mention shelf space...

It will be interesting to see what new features will be included since those releases were already pretty packed.

MrStayPuft 01-14-11 12:45 AM

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Originally Posted by Labor (Post 10589085)
Honestly, I really hope there is news of CG elements being improved/re-rendered for the new release.

I'm just curious, which CG segments do you think could be improved? I think the entire trilogy is flawless

DarthVong 01-14-11 12:49 AM

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Originally Posted by basketb (Post 10589186)
Maybe I missed it, but what's Kubrick got to do with the EEs of LOTR?

Omitted part of the article...

"they've confirmed that Warner Home Video IS going to be releasing Lolita and Barry Lyndon on Blu-ray this Spring (here in the States and elsewhere) as part of a larger Kubrick promotion."

Labor 01-14-11 01:32 AM

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Originally Posted by MrStayPuft (Post 10589202)
I'm just curious, which CG segments do you think could be improved? I think the entire trilogy is flawless

First off obviously, re-rendering the glimpses of Gollum in FOTR to match TTT and ROTK, this is something that Jackson himself has said he wanted to do.

Other than that, mostly some ropey CG action stuff in Two Towers and Return of the King that haven't aged well, and some Gollum stuff in those movies could use some improving as well imo. Considering what WETA are capable of now, I dont think it would require a huge budget or anything.

RocShemp 01-14-11 01:37 AM

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I hope they finally make a brand new digital intermediate for FOTR. Although it looks decent, it pales in comparison to the HD quality of TTT and ROTK.

Supermallet 01-14-11 01:49 AM

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The most obvious shot that needs to be redone is the one at the beginning of ROTK where Smeagol gets pulled along by the fish, leading him to the Ring. It's probably the worst effects shot in the whole trilogy.

Spottedfeather 01-14-11 02:29 AM

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With blu-ray, maybe the EEs will all be on one disc this time. The only version I care to see is the normal editions, but I'd like to hear the commentaries on the EEs.....though Peter Jackson is extremely boring. Kind of like John Hughes on the Ferris Bueller commentary or Tim Burton on the commentary for Edward Scissorhands.

NiCK Crush 01-14-11 02:37 AM

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I'll pass until I can get the set for $7.99 at Target.

Solid Snake 01-14-11 02:39 AM

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...........good luck on that one.

DarthVong 01-14-11 03:05 AM

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Originally Posted by Suprmallet (Post 10589237)
The most obvious shot that needs to be redone is the one at the beginning of ROTK where Smeagol gets pulled along by the fish, leading him to the Ring. It's probably the worst effects shot in the whole trilogy.

Could be because it's not Smeagol that gets pulled by the fish.

Dragon Tattoo 01-14-11 03:30 AM

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Hoping for Steelbooks.

Greg MacGuffin 01-14-11 07:27 AM

Re: Lord of the Rings Extended Edition out in 2011
 

Originally Posted by DarthVong (Post 10589205)
Omitted part of the article...

"they've confirmed that Warner Home Video IS going to be releasing Lolita and Barry Lyndon on Blu-ray this Spring (here in the States and elsewhere) as part of a larger Kubrick promotion."

Barry Lyndon!!!!!!!!!!

Anubis2005X 01-14-11 08:08 AM

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Originally Posted by Spottedfeather (Post 10589247)
With blu-ray, maybe the EEs will all be on one disc this time.

At first I thought you meant all three films on one disc. I was like, yeahhh, that's not gonna work, haha...

The Lizard King 01-14-11 08:46 AM

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Originally Posted by NiCK Crush (Post 10589251)
I'll pass until I can get the set for $7.99 at Target.

:lol:

TLK :cool:

Schloob1 01-14-11 08:49 AM

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Originally Posted by NiCK Crush (Post 10589251)
I'll pass until I can get the set for $7.99 at Target.

Don't see them making the same mistake twice.

Artman 01-14-11 09:19 AM

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Originally Posted by Labor (Post 10589227)
First off obviously, re-rendering the glimpses of Gollum in FOTR to match TTT and ROTK, this is something that Jackson himself has said he wanted to do.

I like that version. :(


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