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    Lord of the Rings Blu-Ray set £15 at Amazon. Any good though?

    I've just seen this: Lord Of The Rings Trilogy Theatrical Version Blu-ray: Amazon.co.uk: Elijah Wood, Ian McKellen, Viggo Mortensen, Peter Jackson: Film & TV and £15 for the 3 films in a box set is a bargin it seems. What I want to know is, does anyone have this set, and do you rate it? TBH, I'm not interested in the extended versions as I'd never have 4 hours spare to watch a single film and my kids would get bored very quickly.
    So, opinions?

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    If you have a weekend spare to watch them one after the other, worth it, especially the extended version as it shows stuff not seen in the cinema. I have it and I think its worth it. But then I am a HUGE fan of the series.

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    This page may sway you (it certainly sold me on the idea of HD at the time): Fellowship of the Ring - HD vs DVD

    Also, while googling about trying to find that link, apparently there's some upset about the Extended Edition having a strong green cast for the first film - so the theatrical edition may be more to your liking anyway, it certainly looks more natural from what I've seen (google LOTR Extended Edition green cast for some excellent examples of online whining)

    With the extended editions, I think they work better treating them as 6 films not 3, given that the films are split over two discs each - makes it much more palatable timing. Although I have sat and watched all three extended films back to back once, it was DVT-riffic. How I miss being a student.

    In summary: well worth £15 I reckons. You may also be interested in the excellent pricing of Planet Earth - Special Edition Blu-ray Region Free: Amazon.co.uk: David Attenborough: Film & TV - £13.50 is pretty irresistible, can't wait for mine to arrive


    EDIT: looking more closely at that comparison page... I'm half bloody tempted even though I'm otherwise an Extended fanboy. Time to get on with ripping out network switches so I can't get online to spend the money...!
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    well worth £15 mate ... snap their hands off!!

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    Well worth £15!

    Exteneded version is way better though...
    Last edited by Achandler; 4th April 2012 at 10:47 AM.

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    Do it!

    Just don't try what we did a few years back, drinking a shot every time the word 'ring' is mentioned.

    Messy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CPLTD View Post
    Do it!

    Just don't try what we did a few years back, drinking a shot every time the word 'ring' is mentioned.

    Messy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Achandler View Post
    Well worth £15!

    Exteneded version is way better though...

    I borrowed a projector and allocated a Saturday to a non-stop extended editition LOTR marathon
    Last edited by JJonas; 4th April 2012 at 11:02 AM.

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    Nice link...hardcore mode looks gnarly!

    Surely anything with Orlando Bloom acting badly prompting drinking will lead to fatalities!!

    Joe

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    Ordered. It's niec to find something good to spend birthday money on for once (thanks mum and dad)!

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    They arrived yesterday, and I was most impressed as they were the 2 disc versions with the film+extras discs and I was only expecting the film in each case
    Now to find the time to watch them!

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