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Great Horror
manipulator of the Virus
(8/4/02 12:20:56 pm)
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Lord Of The Rings: FOTR
Well, Ive pre-ordered my copy! Its out Tuesday 6th Agust, which is my 18th birthday! But I cant buy the sod till the 8th, so Im a little miffed! Anyway, its on sale everywhere in the world (barring Bin Ladens gaff I persume) from 6th and the DVD has two discs! One with just the bloody ace film and the 2nd jam packed with extras. I cant wait, thank god Im getting a DVD Player for me b-day! But, in November its re-released as 4 DISCS! One with the film on it, the other 3 bloody extras. And one contains 30 mins of unseen footage! If only they would do that for the Ring remake......

Who else is buying LOTR:FOTR?

If it aint Ring, its Rong

Saul
citizen of the Loopworld
(8/4/02 12:34:56 pm)
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Re: Lord Of The Rings: FOTR
Why don't you wait for the november release and save yourself some money.

Death smiles upon man... As a man, all I can do is smile back.

The Binman
manipulator of the Virus
(8/4/02 5:05:22 pm)
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Re: Lord Of The Rings: FOTR
Yeah, the second release of Fellowship is meant to be better than the first DVD release. And the third is just a DVD with a pair of bookends or something stupid like that.

Kiriyama06
manipulator of the Virus
(8/4/02 5:21:48 pm)
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" a shocking abuse of authority"
deciding to misuse information given to me by my evil corporations computer (muahahahahaha!) I can tell you that the special edition collectors boxset will be released in the UK on November 4th priced at 44.99 (TBC) unfortunately it doesn't give details of extras etc but Im hearing rumors there are 4 discs (err for one film jeezus sounds promising!!) so it seems to me if you just want a copy of the movie thenbuy it on the 6th its still got 2 discs and the extras are pretty good and its half the price (17.99) but if you're a full-on fan (like me) then the boxset is gonna be worth waiting for
"it's just my way of spitting water at life" :lol

Edited by: Kiriyama06 at: 8/4/02 5:42:58 pm
ring rasen loop
Administrator, Ring guru
(8/4/02 6:39:54 pm)
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a shocking abuse of Kevin Bacon
A no-extra black market DVD was actually released probably about 5 months ago. It was letterboxed and the transfer quality was quite high, but had a message that scrolled at the bottom of the screen every 15-20 minutes saying to the effect that this was a director's copy and you should not be watching this.

The rear of the DVD was great, it was so obviously bootleg-- for the "summary" they merely cut-and-pasted an obscure article on Chinese dating practices, and the credits were for "Flatliners," right down to the cast list!


j.

Kiriyama06
manipulator of the Virus
(8/4/02 8:25:56 pm)
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Re: a shocking abuse of Kevin Bacon
I saw that version but sadly boxless by the time I got it "chinese dating practices"?! :rollin :lol :rollin

TheManWithTheHat
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(8/4/02 10:32:53 pm)
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A bit more info.....
The two-disk set out this week has the film on the first disk, while the second disk is TWO hours of extras....available widescreen or fullscreen, While the four disk set will have the extra 30 min's RE-INTEGRATED back into the movie, spanning the first two disks, with the 3rd and 4th disks' containing over SIX hours of extras.....so not all of the same stuff.

And the Special limited boxset has the 4 disk set, the National Geographic making of thing disk, and two bookends of the Statues of the two kings on the river (can't remember their name to save my life)

There ya go...

Jimmie

Huw Lines
manipulator of the Virus
(8/4/02 11:18:30 pm)
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Re: A bit more info.....
That's the Argonath....

I rented the DVD of Fellowship last Friday, and I'm looking forward to the November special edition, not just for the extra half-hour, but for the commentaries with Peter Jackson and the cast - should be great!

Before the film was released last December I managed to get my hands on a pirated VCD copy that was at least watchable, but damn, it looks sooo much better on DVD;)

P.S. Happy Birthday Great Horror!

Great Horror
manipulator of the Virus
(8/5/02 9:40:05 am)
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Re: A bit more info.....
THANK YOU, HUW. sorry, left caps on, heehee. right, you can get the other two discs sold seprately on november 4th, so thats what i might do, but i want it now!

If it aint Ring, its Rong

Great Horror
manipulator of the Virus
(8/5/02 9:46:50 am)
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Re: Lord Of The Rings: FOTR
2moro i will have a speical birthday post, and i love you all!

If it aint Ring, its Rong

Narusegawa
manipulator of the Virus
(8/5/02 10:28:04 am)
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Re: Lord Of The Rings: FOTR
Yeah, both releases are sated to be totally different. The first comes with different commentarys than the collectors editions. Plus both will have different extras. I'll get both just for the commentary

Huw Lines
manipulator of the Virus
(8/5/02 6:46:55 pm)
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Re: Lord Of The Rings: FOTR
I expect any 'real' fan will want both. I ordered one of each a couple of months ago, so at least I get a 10% discount and - wait for it - a free LOTR keyring! I think I'm turning into a geek, God help me;)

Disco Supafly
the chosen infected
(8/5/02 6:53:28 pm)
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Re: Lord Of The Rings: FOTR
I'll just wait for the second version in November. That one seems as "complete" as I'll ever need.

Captain Howdy
citizen of the Loopworld
(8/6/02 1:05:15 pm)
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Sadako, Queen of the Ring
Well I grabbed LOTR today and bloody hell - it is great to see the film again!

And like George "Attack of the Clowns" Lucas once said "Sound is half of the experience"!

after about half an our of playing with volume settings this sounded FANTASTIC on my 5.1 set-up!

One thing tho - i advise turning up your centre forward speaker up, or (as with most new films) the main speech is gonna get drowned in a sea of music and a psychopathic sub-woofer!

But yeah - since if i wanted to watch the film i wouldnt want to mess around with swopping discs i decided to grab this one - and grab the 2nd set in the winter sales ;)

And as for bootlegs... i have the worst know to man (or hobbit) - the discs (all 3!) had:

1) REALLY bad sound
2) The worst case of "i havnt got a camcorder in this cinema - this is a bag i have under my arm" leading to lots of head rests in the way!
3) The film was 1h 30 long!!! they MISSED moria AND half of the ending!

And best of all...

4) the menus had "nobody does it better" playing in the b/g :D

I DID get it free tho ;)

Huw Lines
manipulator of the Virus
(8/6/02 5:12:21 pm)
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Re: Sadako, Queen of the Ring
Haha! That's even worse than the the one I saw recently, which had sillouettes of people scratching their heads in front of the screen and getting up to go to the toilet!

TheManWithTheHat
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(8/6/02 11:11:54 pm)
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Wow...the one I HAD was a 4 disc vcd version...
I think it was taken from the same screener tape that J mentioned, as it had the scrolling warning near the bottom. However, I would have LOVED that dvd...saves swappin disks', darnit!!

I picked up the dvd today, along with COLLATERAL DAMAGE ( Arnolds best so far, and highly underated ), and CLASH OF THE TITANS for the missus.....

And I'll be getting the 4 disc super special eddy when it hits in Nov, as the extras are all different, and the extra scenes are in the show.....sucks to have to swap disks', but that bastard will be LONG!!

Next up is that super cool 2 disk Aussie version of PREDATOR!!

Jimmie

Narusegawa
manipulator of the Virus
(8/7/02 5:01:43 am)
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Re: Wow...the one I HAD was a 4 disc vcd version...
Dont forget the special edition of Wrath of Kahn!

Captain Howdy
citizen of the Loopworld
(8/7/02 6:55:19 am)
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Re: Wow...the one I HAD was a 4 disc vcd version...
Oh the greatest dvd out soon is....

The back to the future trillogy!

Disco Supafly
the chosen infected
(8/7/02 9:34:49 am)
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Re: Wow...the one I HAD was a 4 disc vcd version...
The Aussie version of Predator does INDEED rule, my friend! I was watching it with a friend the other day. There's an extra that has the original "Predator" design, with Arnie being chased by what looks like a stupid friggin' pink dinosaur! Bwa ha ha!! WHAT THE..?

Can't say it would've been wise to go with that design ...

Kitano
manipulator of the Virus
(8/7/02 9:42:37 am)
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Re: Wow...the one I HAD was a 4 disc vcd version...
A pink version of Gojira..., maybe.

TheManWithTheHat
out from the well
(8/7/02 3:56:45 pm)
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Disco...That pink version...
From what I understand, Jean Claude Van Damme was set to do the critter, and had to leave early on...from what I hear, he is NOT actually in the film...perhaps that pink one was him?

I cannot wait to get that set, now!!

Jimmie

Great Horror
manipulator of the Virus
(8/8/02 7:38:03 am)
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Re: Disco...That pink version...
i got it today, and instead of it being 25 in most places, mine was 16! with both discs, but i didnt have to pre-order it, sainsburys had about 6 dvd sets left and.........20 videos left! hahahaha the VHS is getting whooped!

If it aint Ring, its Rong