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Posted: 12/28/2005 11:05:39 AM EDT
Yep, I got all three super duper extended DVD's of the LOTR series for Christmas. Watched all of it in one stretch. AMAZING. The scenes recut into the film were great. I did some counting earlier today, and I hadn't realized the accliam the series got from Hollyweird, excepting Return of King. The series in all won 17 Oscars, all three of the films were nominatied for Best Picture, and Return of the King was nominated for 11 Oscars. It WON 11 Oscars. I've still got about 14 hours of Appendices to get through, but the scope of these films was simply incredible. A series for all the ages, just like the books. I wish that Jackson would do The Hobbit.
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Link Posted: 12/28/2005 6:40:44 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Sylvan:
Gay Hobbit Porn


Link Posted: 12/29/2005 12:48:12 PM EDT
Link Posted: 12/29/2005 2:34:04 PM EDT
I'm not that brave,

But it must be said, LOTR series is the best fantasy movie franchise ever. Jackson did a great job, but Tolkien must take the final credit, imo. Lucas' Star Wars story was blocked out when he was still a kid in school. It's easy to see how a classically trained, Oxford educated, English and Languages major, could write a tale with so much more depth and mature themes.

I hate the orcs, faeries, elves and wizards of medieval fantasy. The only character I could sympathize with was the Ranger, heheh. But even I was entralled by this epic tale. Hats off to great writing. Only Anthony Burgess' Clockwork Orange sucked me in with invented language before this. I could never get through LOTR books however, so the movie was my first full treatment. Easy to sit through, even with all the elf crap, heheh.
Link Posted: 12/29/2005 3:02:22 PM EDT
They were nice to watch but I didn't get much out of them. A bit too melodramatic for my taste. Won't bother watching them again. The ranger and the elf with the bow were interesting, but 'Mad' Max Rockatansky would kick their ass.
Link Posted: 12/30/2005 9:46:37 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Sylvan:
Between this and Rent, I am getting worried.



Yeah, well the next two up on the list are The Producers and Memoirs of a Geisha.
Link Posted: 12/31/2005 4:51:40 PM EDT
Now watch "Veggie Tales: The Lord of the Bean."

My kids got this for Christmas and I laughed my butt off through the whole thing!
Link Posted: 12/31/2005 5:45:25 PM EDT
I've been meaning to watch all of the EE's in one sitting.
Link Posted: 1/1/2006 6:41:14 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/1/2006 6:41:51 AM EDT by M4Madness]

Originally Posted By drew5337:
Yep, I got all three super duper extended DVD's of the LOTR series for Christmas.



I bought the extended version box set with all three movies when it was first released -- nothing like 12 hours of just the movie itself. I haven't gotten around to watching the bonus disks yet (behind the scenes, etc.)

Have you seen this related thread:

www.ar15.com/forums/topic.html?b=1&f=5&t=417171

There are a few true LOTR fans here on this board.
Link Posted: 1/1/2006 12:47:31 PM EDT
You could really tell the extra new footage when Samwise (Sean Astin) was in the scene. He's a much skinnier hobbit now!
Link Posted: 1/8/2006 11:40:50 PM EDT
A friend and I went to Super Tuesday at the Wednesday premier of The Return of the King. Before the midnight premier of King, they showed the extended cuts of Fellowship and Towers. It was grueling.

When all three "regular" cuts of the films had been released, my wife watched all three of them back to back and then watched them with all the commentaries. We did the same thing with the extended cuts. I don't want to watch LOTR any more, except for a few scenes in King.

I will watch the Hobbit and do the same with it, if Jackson does the book justice. I can't read LOTR to my kids because they keep interrupting and complaining about the differences from the movies. The Hobbit was a quick read, it was full of action.
Link Posted: 1/8/2006 11:42:39 PM EDT
too damn long
Link Posted: 1/12/2006 9:59:09 PM EDT
If you have these, and havent watched the 8 million hours of bonus materials, you are doing youself an injustice. This has to be the most massive film undertaking ever. Even some of the more boring stuff in the extras was still interesting. Most amazing was how Gollum came to be, watch it if you have it.
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