Amph The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, The Desolation of Smaug, Battle of the Five Armies

Discussion in 'Community' started by -Courtney-, Nov 25, 2006.

  1. laurethiel1138 Force Ghost

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    Maybe it's just that I have the temperament of an Elf, but I can be very, very patient when it comes to buying DVDs. I did rent the LOTR EE a few times or borrow it from a friend, but at the end I waited a few years until the three-film boxed set went from 140$ to 40$. Even factoring in the cost of the rentals, it's still a lot less expensive than the original asking price. It's not always the case, but here, I say that good things come to those who wait.

    In any case, I shouldn't like to pay for anything until the eventual fate of a Hobbit EE is settled. I almost always prefer the extended version of the films I've seen so far (like those of Ridley Scott's Gladiator and Kingdom of Heaven), so I'd want to spend my money on something I will actually enjoy, rather than get a quick - and ultimately not as satisfying - fix that will at best temporarily stave off my hunger.

    Cheers,
    Lauré :)
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  2. Mortimer Snerd Force Ghost

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    I just gave my LOTR EE DVD's to a friend who'd never seen them. The only reason I gifted the crown jewel of my DVD collection was because I acquired the Blu-Rays.

    Anyway, like most chumps, I'll own the theatrical version to tide me over until the EE comes out.
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  3. Diggy Force Ghost

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    Oh, Everton is always up for a quick fix. It's why his right arm is so much more muscular than the left.
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  4. NYCitygurl NSWFF Manager

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    I've never seen the LOTR EEs because I own the regular ones and don't want to spend the money. So I'll probably wait until Hobbit EE comes out and get it then--if reviews say it's worth it.
  5. Darth Guy Chosen One

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    I haven't seen the theatrical versions in full since the EE's came out.
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  6. Miana Kenobi Costuming & Props Mod - Retired Admin

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    My Hobbit blu-ray came in the mail today. And of course I'll buy the EE if it comes out too.
  7. Healer_Leona Manager Emeritus

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    Picked up the Hobbit and watched it yesterday. Once I acquire the EE, I'll gift these to my son like I did LOTR.
  8. Drac39 Force Ghost

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    What could they EE with AUJ? Anyway, I bought the Blu-Ray today and I'm going to see if I liked it more than in the theaters. It definitely is the quintessential Peter Jackson film and I think the faults won over the strengths with AUJ. I will say this however I think in retrospect the film sort of grew on me in my thinking it over. Martin Freeman is fantastic in it.
  9. Mortimer Snerd Force Ghost

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    Left arm here, but still...

    [IMG]
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  10. Mar17swgirl Chosen One

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    Everton is left handed. :p
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  11. Mortimer Snerd Force Ghost

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    I still haven't purchased the Blu-Ray yet. Probably later today. Anyone pick it up yet? Anything particularly exciting?
  12. black_saber Force Ghost

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    so is the dvd and blu-ray shot in 24 per frame seconds?
  13. Everton Chosen One

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    I haven't seen them since they were in the cinema.
  14. I Are The Internets Chosen One

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    My friend bought the DVD yesterday. I really don't know if I want to buy it at this point.
  15. Ghost Chosen One

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    Well we know there are some scenes in the trailer that were either cut from the movie (Bilbo with the broken sword) or were either cut or may appear in flashbacks in future movies instead (Gandalf fighting Thorin's father in Dol Guldor).
  16. Drac39 Force Ghost

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    I don't know what they did but the film definitely flows a lot better on home video. I remember the 2-D experience in the theaters kind of was mumbled and really painful to the eye like a Bay film.
  17. Mortimer Snerd Force Ghost

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    Two viewings of it so far. I don't care what anyone says, this movie is beautiful. It's a pretty bare-bones Blu-Ray. No commentary track, and very little in the way of special features at all, save for the video blogs that we've all seen before.

    If anything this bodes well for a pretty good EE.
  18. Arawn_Fenn Chosen One

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    Is it confirmed that's who Gandalf is fighting in that scene, or is it still just a theory?

    It looked mostly fine to me, as far as I can recall, with the exception of several moments in a few of the panning outdoor action scenes.
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  19. Ghost Chosen One

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    Educated guess. Why else would Gandalf be fighting an old, insane-looking dwarf in the trailer for AUJ (and apparently didn't make it to the final cut)?
  20. I Are The Internets Chosen One

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    Gandalf was fighting Peter Jackson and was all like "STOP FOLLOWING ME YO"
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  21. Ghost Chosen One

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    This is completely random, but I just had the mental image of Hermione stepping up to the wardrobe with the boggart in PoA... and emerging from the wardrobe is Gandalf strutting out and shouting "You Shall Not Pass" while holding up a paper of Hermione failing all her exams ;)
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  22. A Chorus of Disapproval New Films Riot Deterrent

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    Are these references to an extended version of the Hobbit ironic?
  23. Bacon164 Force Ghost

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  24. I Are The Internets Chosen One

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    I want the EE to have the dinner sequence with the dwarves to be as long as the Wedding from The Deer Hunter.
  25. Drac39 Force Ghost

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    Really? Nobody thought the 2-D Hobbit was painful to watch in the theaters? My sister and I both had a rough time with it. My eyes were hurting and I have excellent vision.