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The Lord of the Rings: The Motion Picture Trilogy (Extended Edition) [Blu-ray] [2001]

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Many departments videotaped all they could, from early design meetings to location scouting to the building of the sets, miniatures and creatures. While that will no doubt give some pause, keep in mind that all of the extras were originally produced in SD, meaning high definition source files don't exist. Would you wonder why Gandalf’s beard is a little darker than before, why Hobbiton seems much more vibrant? By the time Legolas is surfing a dead elephant after taking it out, it’s impressive to think about the sheer scale of this movie.

There is some softness here and there, particularly in the scenes with the elves, but that appears to be Jackson's intention. As with the extended DVD editions, the films have been split over two discs, so no information has been lost in compression. Certainly those who have somehow resisted purchasing all (or any) of the previous FOUR digital home media releases of this trilogy should rest assured that this is the definitive package.Disc Three offers “The Appendices, Part V — The War of the Ring” which starts with an introduction by Peter Jackson (2 min. All the while, Sauron – the original owner of the ring – is growing more powerful and has recruited Saruman (Christopher Lee) to help build him an army. How much/what is shown in these extended scenes and do they add, or detract to the Peter Jackson showcase of LOTR? Coming back to the commentaries is Ian McKellen, while new additions are Hugo Weaving, Witch King/Gothmog Lawrence Makoare, and Smeagol and Gollum. It's weird that they would make this choice; one wonders if maybe they had a slightly magenta-ish monitor, which would explain why adding green made it look normal to them.

If you prefer those over the extra-long extended editions, you might want to hold on to your previous set. Some fans love it, some hate it, some hate it on general principle, and others don’t even care – and wouldn’t have even noticed were it not pointed out to them. That said, this is still a better rendition than that which was encountered for the Theatrical Blu-ray release. It's also interesting to note that the commentators are at times a bit critical of his writing style, and are surprised that the thing was published at all.Here Frodo and Sam finally get to Mount Doom, while Aragorn and company go to Denethor (John Noble) in Gondor, where they are not welcomed with enthusiasm.

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