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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

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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. :(

islandclaws 01-14-11 10:02 AM

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Not really news, but glad to hear it's coming sooner than 2012. As for the extras, just give me whatever's already available. I'm sick to death of hearing about "exciting new extras" being created for the films every time they re-releases them. How much do I need to know? Just get the goddamn transfer right.

Giles 01-14-11 10:05 AM

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^ personally I'd be very interested in seeing the deleted scenes that didn't make the extended edition cut.

islandclaws 01-14-11 10:08 AM

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Originally Posted by Giles (Post 10589497)
^ personally I'd be very interested in seeing the deleted scenes that didn't make the extended edition cut.

Ok, you got me there. I'm always game for more deleted footage. I just don't want to see another plethora of featurettes, docs and misc. behind-the-scenes footage that feels superfluous.

Giles 01-14-11 10:13 AM

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Originally Posted by KillerCannibal (Post 10589502)
Ok, you got me there. I'm always game for more deleted footage. I just don't want to see another plethora of featurettes, docs and misc. behind-the-scenes footage that feels superfluous.

oh I completely agree with you there.

Rammsteinfan 01-14-11 10:22 AM

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Hopefully it comes out before BF so we can get it for $7.99 at target. This year is not going to be cheap with SW, LOTR and maybe Jurassic Park... I think my wallet just broke.

RocShemp 01-14-11 12:36 PM

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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.

The horrid fake running in FOTR matches the pisspoor Deagol scene as well. Just look at the fellowship essentially slide over the stone surface in Moria as they run from the orcs (just before the balrog shows up). And then after Galdalf fights the balrog, look at how the fellowship seems to glide over the mountainside as they run out of Moria.

The CGI Legolas that fights the cave troll is also really bad.

leem6453 01-14-11 01:57 PM

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I just bought the theatricals on black Friday through Amazon...$7.99 a piece, and I realized something. These movies flow alot better together in the theatrical versions. I'll keep my extended dvds since they have the awesome (for dvd anyway) dts tracks. I doubt they'll port over those documentaries that were on the extended dvds, which were just fantastic.

tylergfoster 01-14-11 03:02 PM

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Originally Posted by leem6453 (Post 10589877)
I just bought the theatricals on black Friday through Amazon...$7.99 a piece, and I realized something. These movies flow alot better together in the theatrical versions. I'll keep my extended dvds since they have the awesome (for dvd anyway) dts tracks. I doubt they'll port over those documentaries that were on the extended dvds, which were just fantastic.

Why would you doubt that? The theatrical Blu-Rays were faithful recreations of the content of the theatrical 2-disc DVDs, it stands to reason that the Extended Blu-Rays will have content matching the Extended 4-disc DVDs.

(In case it's influencing your opinion, King Kong is by a different studio.)

tronmaster 01-14-11 04:16 PM

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Originally Posted by leem6453 (Post 10589877)
I just bought the theatricals on black Friday through Amazon...$7.99 a piece, and I realized something. These movies flow alot better together in the theatrical versions. I'll keep my extended dvds since they have the awesome (for dvd anyway) dts tracks. I doubt they'll port over those documentaries that were on the extended dvds, which were just fantastic.

If I remember correctly, when they first announced the EE they specifically said that none of the extras will be duplicates of the the theatrical versions. So it's safe to assume the same for the blu-ray version.

I did buy the theatrical versions and will buy the EE when they come out.

milo bloom 01-14-11 04:47 PM

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None of the CGI bothers me, and I'm not interested in simply having re-do's of the DVDs on Bluray. I would love for Jackson to take this opportunity to create a new chronological super-cut of the film, with all the deleted scenes that fit, and any deleted scenes that don't available for separate viewing.

Straight upgrades of DVDs on Blu hold very little interest for me, unless the DVD was just plain awful.

Labor 01-14-11 04:49 PM

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Peter Jackson said there is a new super documentary that he filmed himself during the production that would be on the Blu-Ray IIRC

Roybq 01-14-11 05:54 PM

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Figures after I just spent $7.99 on the trilogy. The studios always do this to me...

-ptth- I'll buy this too.

Sdallnct 01-14-11 09:30 PM

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I bought all three of the theatrical releases on BD on BF for $8.00 each. So I'm sure I'll still buy the extended.

I've already watched all three once and the first one twice....so I'll bet value out of them...

AnonomusBob15 01-14-11 11:53 PM

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I want a feature length documentary for each film. Not everything spread out and fragmented. I liked the bonus features on the DVD EEs, but i'd prefer a bulk documentary this go around.

Did anyone get those LEs on DVD way back when? I heard they had new documentaries but never purchased them. Quality?

milo bloom 01-15-11 01:51 PM

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Originally Posted by AnonomusBob15 (Post 10590703)
I want a feature length documentary for each film. Not everything spread out and fragmented. I liked the bonus features on the DVD EEs, but i'd prefer a bulk documentary this go around.

Did anyone get those LEs on DVD way back when? I heard they had new documentaries but never purchased them. Quality?


All I remember as that the doc's were presented in non-anamorphic 1.77 ratio, so I didn't bother. I have the theatrical and EE DVDs and I would have triple dipped had the docs been 16x9.


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