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I have never watched these movies until now. I wondered what all the hype was about and thought I was too cool for LOTR. But I finally buckled and bought this extended set. amazing, astounding, enthralling, riveting are a few words I would use to describe this series. I understand why this is such a big deal to fantasy geeks. Its a must own.
Greatest movie ever. ****** and every thumbs up! But... The blu-ray extended editions have a noticeable green tint issue and it changes the looks of lots of scenes. Get the DVD extended editions for the original color pattern,
Fantastic movies at a fantastic price. I purchased this set to replace the exact same set I previously owned, but one disc got jammed in the crummy Sony blu-ray player we had. This set is a replacement for that set, compliments of Sony for their product failure. Great movies that my daughters and I love.
I have watched both versions and I love the added and extended scenes. I understand why some scenes weren't included in the original movie but I wish that most of them had been. They add more humor to the movie and explain some things that had to be figured out before. All Lord of the Rings fans should buy the extended version.
The story flows more smoothly in the extended version of the movie (than in the shorter theatrical release version) and so is an even better experience to watch - whether you are a dedicated Tolkien fan or not. It also tracks the books more closely with the added scenes. Well worth purchasing. The extra DVD's with making of the movie, etc. content are also interesting to watch if you are curious about how such a complex project is undertaken and completed successfully.
I purchased this as a gift and discovered that the very anticipated "The Mouth of Sauron" scene does not play - in effect, the box set is defective. This was only discovered after the 30 day return policy expired - so, when you purchase this box set, please check the third movie - starting at chapter 62 and make sure your copy is not defective. If I could have caught this before the return policy expired I would be completely satisfied with my purchase.
I already know the movies are great, have watched them a dozen times, but this boxset is fantastic for the price.
Bought it for my father, and although not the hugest fan of film, he still loves Lord of the Rings, and really enjoyed this set. Comes with everything you could ask for in a Blu-Ray boxset. Tons of extra content, including the extended edition of the films themselves.
Very, very good price for what you're getting. Recommended to any LotR fan.
This is the way the LoTR movie experience was meant to be seen. This is the extended version, so each movie is well over 3 hours. The quality is excellent of course. There are also a ton of extra features that give you all you could ever need to fill your desire to know everything about the movie, how it was made, and a lot on the Tolkien universe.
If you are a Tolkien fan, this is a must add to your library.