The Lord of the Rings: The Motion Picture Trilogy (The Fellowship of the Ring / The Two Towers / The Return of the King Extended Editions) [Blu-ray]

The Lord of the Rings: The Motion Picture Trilogy (The Fellowship of the Ring / The Two Towers / The Return of the King Extended Editions) [Blu-ray]

Deluxe 15-Disc Set Includes 9 Special Features DVDs with over 26 Hours of Spellbinding Behind-the-Moviemaking Material Including the Rare Costa Botes Documentaries. The Lord Of The Rings: The Fellowship Of The Ring Extended Edition: With the help of a courageous fellowship of friends and allies, Frodo embarks on a perilous mission to destroy the legendary One Ring. The Lord Of The Rings: The Two Towers Extended Edition: In the middle chapter of this historic movie trilogy, the Fellowship is brok

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  1. 1,364 of 1,384 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Extended Blu ray: Do you need if you already own extended DVD editions? Review for both beginners and Die Hard LOTR fans, November 24, 2011
    Amit “Amit” (USA) –

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    This is NOT the review of the movies. I am solely reviewing the facts that what EXTRA you get in this set than the previous editions. I will start with very basic facts for those who are baffled by so many editions being out there.
    The basic facts-
    LOTR series has basically two types of movies- a) Theatrical and b) Extended, each edition are available in both-DVD and Blu ray format.
    Extended versions of the movies have humongous amount of extra film footage added to the theatrical editions (approx. 30, 40 and 50 additional minutes for movie 1, 2 and 3 respectively). So, go for the extended editions only if you are a die hard fan of the movies. If you are not, the review ends here. Buy whichever movie you like in your preferred format and enjoy. Thanks.

    Let’s get straight to-the-point. Now, many of you may as well own the DVD versions of LOTR (Either Theatrical or Extended ot both), and if you are trying to make a decision whether to spend more money on this blu ray extended, here is the comparison-

    Extended DVD set-
    For each movie they have 4 discs (2 movie discs and 2 extra features); So total 12 discs. Sound is DTS ES 6.1, which is significantly better than regular dolby digital. This set is probably the most gorgeous I have ever seen for any DVD. Colorful and feature packed, it stands out in your entire collection.

    Extended Blu ray set-
    For each movie they have 5 discs (2 movie blu ray discs, 2 extra feature DVDs and 1 behind the scene DVD). So, total 15 discs. Audio is spine chilling DTS HD 6.1 and it has the all the betterments of blu ray (HD pic, HD sound, BD live). Also, blu ray set includes the Digital copy of the Extended Versions of all three movies (Standard definition, not HD). The set itself is a delight, with a sturdy golden cardboard package that is durable and beautiful. The remastering of these movies have been handled excellently and with respect to both picture and sound, this one is SIGNIFICANTLY BETTER THAN THE DVD.

    The GOOD (Blu ray set over DVD set):
    1. Video and Audio significantly improved. Excellent blu ray transfer. I have not noticed any ‘darker’ colors as mentioned by some other viewers.
    2. Blu ray set has THREE EXTRA DVDs (Behind the Scene for each movie) apart from the 2 extra feature DVDs.
    3. Blu ray set has Digital copies of Extended versions of all three movies.
    4. They did not waste a DVD for digital copy. You download them straight from the server.
    5. Digital copies are great downloads and super easy. Together, it’s almost 10 GB download, which was overwhelming for me.

    The NOT-SO-GOOD:
    1. Extra feature DVDs (2 for each movie) are the SAME as those of DVD editions. In fact, the DVDs are identical when I do head-to-head comparison. These DVDs are pulled straight from the older DVD editions, nothing new added there.
    2. The overall appearence of the set is not as beautiful as the DVD sets. This one is excellently packed though, lacks the colours of the DVD set.
    3. Extra feature discs are DVDs and not Blu rays.

    If you own the extended DVD set, then buy this only if you want to have a great improvement in pictutre and sound quality. The only extra features you get is ‘behind the scenes’ DVDs. All other extra feature DVDs (total 6 of them) will be a duplication of what you already own in Extended DVD set. Actually, I noticed that all the extra feature DVDs here are from the various older DVD editions. The two DVDs are from the Extended DVD set, and the one ‘behind the scene’ is probably pulled from the limited editions of LOTR (the double sided DVDs that New Line Cinema released sometimes back).
    However, if you do not own the DVD versions, then this is a must buy as this includes almost everything that you can think of (HD movies, extra features, behind the scenes, plus digital copies).

    UPDATE: Also check the images I uploaded which may help make the comparison.


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  2. 3,547 of 3,663 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    LOTR – FAQ for the Blu-ray Extended Edition, April 18, 2009
    A. Dent “Aragorn” (Minas Anor, GD) –
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    Q – Is it worth it, especially if I already have the DVD edition?
    A – To me it is because I like to watch movies at home on the biggest possible screen at the highest possible resolution. I still have the DVD editions – which I’m keeping because I like the artwork – and the quality gain on the Blu is significant.

    Q – Could this edition be viewed as ‘the gold standard’?
    A – Yes. It has the extended cuts at the highest resolution with the best sound and the most extensive collection of special features.

    Q – How many Blu-ray discs are in the box?
    A – There are SIX Blu-ray discs. The additional 9 ‘extras’ or ‘bonus’ discs are DVDs.

    Q – Are the movies delivered on one disc each?
    A – No. See above. Like the DVD extended edition, the movies are delivered on 2 discs each.

    Q – Why aren’t the movies delivered on one Blu-ray disc each?
    A – Most Blu-ray players can only read single layer (25GB) and dual layer discs (50GB). Each of the Extended Edition movies require more than 50GB. Compressing them to ‘under 50GB’ would have degraded the quality of the picture and sound track.

    Q – Is the audio superior to the DVD editions?
    A – Yes, the movies sound track is DTS-HD 6.1 MA.

    Q – Are there alternate soundtracks?
    A – Yes. Each movie disc includes 4 additional commentary sound tracks: Director & Writers, the Design Team, the Production and Post Production Teams and Cast commentaries.

    Q – Is BD-Live supported?
    A – Yes, on the movie discs.

    Q – Is the BD-Live content specific to LOTR?
    A – No. It contains WB promotional material.

    Q – Will the Extended Blu-ray edition allow us to play the Theatrical cut?
    A – No.

    Q – Is the Extended Blu-ray cut be in any way different from the Extended DVD cut?
    A – No.

    Q – Are the bonus discs in the Extended Blu-ray edition in any way different from the bonus discs found in the Extended DVD edition?
    A – Yes. There is an additional ‘Special Features’ disc for each movie holding the Costa Botes documentaries from the Original Theatrical & Extended Limited Editions.

    Q – Are the commentaries different from the Extended DVD Edition?
    A – No.

    Q – Are there subtitles?
    A – Yes, subtitles are available in: English (for the hearing impaired), Spanish and Portuguese.

    Q – What spoken languages are available?
    A – English and Portuguese.

    Q – Are the Digital Copies on disc?
    A – No. The Extended Blu-ray Edition has access codes for downloadable Digital Copies.

    Q – What are the Digital Copies for?
    A – iTunes or Windows Media.

    Q – Will the Digital Copies be available to download forever?
    A – No. The Digital Copy offers expire on June 26, 2012.

    Q – What is the resolution of the Digital Copy?
    A – For iTunes, it’s 853×352 (less than DVD).

    Q – Will there be separate Extended Blu-ray editions for each of the three movies?
    A – Yes.

    Q – Why get the Extended Edition instead of the Theatrical Edition?
    A – The Extended Edition adds about 2 hours to the Theatrical cut.


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  3. 2,046 of 2,144 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    The Ultimate DVD set for all time!, October 26, 2004
    I already reviewed the regular “Motion Picture Trilogy” containing the non-extended editions of the legendary Lord of The Rings masterpieces on one set. However, this newest edition is a grand improvement on the previous edition. This item is a much, MUCH better investment than the old theatrical counterparts and is perhaps the greatest DVD purchase one will likely ever make.

    A lot “Director’s Cut” scenes are usually just added footage that doesn’t do a whole lot to add onto the theatrical edition of movies with examples like Star Wars, Manhunter, or even most of the “Aliens” movies as well. The extra material is just that, extras, that wouldn’t kill me to never see again.

    It’s a totally different story altogether with the “Lord Of The Rings” movies altogether. While the regular theatrical editions were mind-blowing, the extended cuts of the same films do wonders in fleshing out the story and expanding the characters a lot more. Several characters that were not much more than background people are shown much more screen time, stories are greatly expanded, other scenes are much more meaningful, and the movies overall have a totally different feel altogether thanks to all of the extra footage that was not included on the theatrical editions. Now as I watch them, the old editions of them are rendered almost completely obsolete due to the chopped up nature of them. I sometimes wonder if Peter Jackson grimaced when he had to leave a lot of extra shots out of the movies to fit them onto the theatres when they were released.

    “Fellowship” has 30 minutes of extra footage included to a length of 3 and a half hours. “The Two Towers” was extended 43 minutes to a total of 3 hours and 42 minutes and finally “The Return of The King” is extended by a grand 50 minutes and the ultimate result is a whopping 4 hours and 11 minutes long! I don’t know about you but I don’t know how one can make a longer movie like this but Jackson did it! The grand total of all three extended editions is at least an astronomical 11 hours long! This is just the movies themselves.

    As for all of the extras on the “Extended Editions”, there are over a days worth of extras for surf through on the latter two discs of each film set. The things on them are too great to explain in detail with this review.

    Whether you buy them individually or all at once on this massive gift set, “The Lord of The Rings” trilogy goes down as the greatest trilogy of all time. You could not make a better purchase. I swear it!


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