OFFICIAL! Fellowship of the Ring DVD news

Discussion in 'United Kingdom' started by Beckymonster, Mar 27, 2002.

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  1. MOTs_Minx Jedi Grand Master

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    See???

    I knew Arun'd come clean one day ;)

    I aint buying the DVD until the SE comes out.

    If you buy both versions then you're just stupid!
  2. Arun Dale Jedi Grand Master

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    I'm a Star wars fan...you get used to it...
  3. MayhemUK Jedi Master

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    You do realise the some of the picture and sound quality of films (compared to their theatrical look/sound) is lost to get them on DVD already?

    But Becky is right, it would all depend on the quality if we decided how many DVDs to stretch it over. We've had single media films for a LONG time now, and are unused to splitting! In the US, Titanic, Branagh's Hamlet etc were on two tapes, whereas here we had just one.
  4. Gav Daragon Jedi Grand Master

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    To fit the film on anything less than 2 discs would be suicide. Well not really, but a film crying out for a decent DVD release as this needs to be odne correctly.

    It doesn't say, but I'm guessing that aspect ratio will be anamorphic 2.35:1, and it's also coming in 5.1 Ex (a centralised rear channel added). Another film I can think of is Godfather part 2. Like that, they could have easily fitted teh whole film on 1 disc, but they spread it over 2 so they could keep the bitrate high.

    No DTS soundtrack though :_|
  5. Arun Dale Jedi Grand Master

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    it wasn't filmed in 2.35:1...it was 16.9 or something...i remember the screen didn't extended when I saw it at the cinema
  6. MOTs_Minx Jedi Grand Master

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    waaaaaaaaaaa

    techy stuff

    head exploding...

    waaaaaaaaaaaaa
  7. Gav Daragon Jedi Grand Master

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    Sorry Arun, you're right (or kinda)... it was filmed 1.85:1 [face_blush] I wasn't quite sure, so I just guessed 2.35:1... though now I come to think of it, I knew what it's OAR was. D'oh!
  8. Arun Dale Jedi Grand Master

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  9. AlphaWolf Manager Emeritus

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    //looks at Henry on the desk next to me.

    nahhhhhhhh, can't be //shakes head



    anyway, And, you could always buy it from OZ. They'll have DTS won't they?

  10. Arun Dale Jedi Grand Master

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  11. AlphaWolf Manager Emeritus

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    Well, according to you, you are. :p
  12. Arun Dale Jedi Grand Master

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    Is the other an imposter?
  13. AlphaWolf Manager Emeritus

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  14. Arun Dale Jedi Grand Master

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    Have I killed your joke?
  15. AlphaWolf Manager Emeritus

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    yes.

    but one of my jokes going down the pan wouldn't exactly be a front page shocker.
  16. Gav Daragon Jedi Grand Master

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    It is unlikely that Oz will have DTS - I can't be arsed to go back and check but I'm sure they're for the R1 release, and it is unlikely that they will have DTS if the R1 doesn't.

    Saying that, the R1 Mummy Returns didn't have DTS while the R4 did
  17. Gav Daragon Jedi Grand Master

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    Confusion!

    Apparently it IS in 2.35:1 anamorphic

    Bizarre!
  18. MayhemUK Jedi Master

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    Some more interesting news here...

    More news from thedigitalbits...

    We're getting a lot of e-mails from readers asking if the special features set to be included on the theatrical edition of The Fellowship of the Ring (due on 8/6) will be repeated on the special extended version (following on 11/12). The answer is no. The documentaries and web featurettes are being included on the theatrical edition because a lot of fans have requested them. But since the special extended version includes an entirely new cut of the film, everything that will be included on that later edition is being custom created specifically for that release, for a more adult audience and to go MUCH deeper into the making of the film trilogy than what was seen in any of the TV specials. The idea is that most DVD consumers will be satisfied with the theatrical edition, while more sophisticated fans will wait for the extended edition. The most diehard fans will probably want both, as they perfectly complement each other but do not overlap.

    Also, just to clarify, each DVD version includes a SEPARATE edit of the film. The 4-disc special extended set DOES NOT include the theatrical cut of the film on a separate disc or via seamless branching. If you want the theatrical cut, you have to buy the August 2-disc set. If you want the longer cut, you buy the November 4-disc edition. If you want both, save your money accordingly and buy both. Some people may feel that this is an effort to milk consumers, but I don't think so at all. In order to include everything you'll be getting on both editions, New Line would have to create a single 6-disc release, which would be WAY too expensive for most consumers to even consider. This way, they can have DVD purchase options for everyone. And by not having any overlap between the two editions, fans who buy both are absolutely getting the most for their money. Just think... over eight hours of unique special edition material alone on these two releases, not including the films themselves! If you're a fan, I say don't look a gift horse in the mouth!
  19. Jumping Jedi Flash Jedi Master

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    Some people may feel that this is an effort to milk consumers, but I don't think so at all.

    If who ever write this told it how it was.

    Everybody knows that this is to milk the customers, I know it is. Thats why we are releasing the SUPER DUPER buddle alot later so the "real" fans cant wait that long and will satisfy themselves with the smaller DVD set till the more expensive one with added features comes out. And stupidly buy both versions, making me a mint!
  20. MayhemUK Jedi Master

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    Perhaps so... but NOTHING on the 2 disc set will be appearing on the 4 disc set and vice versa. If you want everything (both cuts and ALL extras) you'll have to get both sets. So it's up to you which one you want if you can't/won't get both.

    More titbits...

    The role of Faramir in TTT will be expanded on from the book.

    The encounter with Shelob the spider has been moved to the start of RotK.

    The Scouring of the Shire (foretold in FotR when Frodo peers into Galadriel's pool) will not appear at the end of RotK.
  21. Gav Daragon Jedi Grand Master

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    Didn't I say that Jackson was becoming the new Lucas? ;) What a scam, though not completely unexpected.

    Now we'll wait and see how much of the complete 8 hours of extras are necessary
  22. CPT_PhAtMaN Jedi Padawan

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    i dont mean to intrude, but there r multi layed DVDs out now, which would mean u could get the whole film on one disc with very little cut, the only thing would be that all the extras would have to be placed on a separate disc
  23. CPT_PhAtMaN Jedi Padawan

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    im buyin the 4 disc one too :)
    That should keep me occupied till the release of the Two Towers
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