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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,
Movie series is fabulous, but this disc set is subpar. There is annoying flickering when watching via my blue ray player and ps3/4. You have to play with refresh rates on your players for a long time to make this viewable, and even with that the device can flicker.
So I gave this product 2 starts not because of the movies but rather because of the packaging. I purchased the box set for 40 something dollars and I expected at least the packaging to be somewhat durable. It is almost the same durability as a childs construction paper. This box set [actual packaging] will tear within a week or two especially if you have kids who plan on watching the movies. other then that the blu rays are great. call me a perfectionist but I work hard for my money!
First Two movie Fellowship of the ring and The Two Towers worked great no problem but when I got to Return of the King visual quality was great but only if you like silent movies there was no sound what so ever, sound in the previews sound at the main menu but while the actual movie was on notta sound skipped through all the scenes nothing! Now gotta buy another extended edition of The Return of the King as I inadvertently waited past the 30 days to watch it! Was a good price but should have known it was too good to be true!
Yes this is the Lord of the Rings Extended Trilogy, but I'd you are looking for the box set that folds open like a book, that is not what you will get. This particular box set is a flimsy cardboard sleeve that houses the three blurays. You will need to order from Amazon.com if you are looking for that box set. The only reason I give this a 2 star rating is for the Blu Ray's themselves.
The movies are wonderful. I am disappointed however that I am required to watch trailers for old movies every time I watch any one of the LOTR films. It's paid for content. I paid for the boxset. I shouldn't be subjected to a half hour of the same ads. There is no way to skip the ads. Studios are encouraging consumers to download content when they treat us so disrespectfully. I won't be buying anymore blu ray discs.
I was very disappointed in this product. There was no additional footage, from the original extended edition, which I bought several years ago. The quality was OK, but there wasn't a standard sound option ( Left and Right audio ) only 6.1 for home theater. If you play in this mode, using only a L-R audio set up, the voice channel is weak relative to the music and sound effects tracks, and it makes it difficult and unpleasant to listen to. Plus, I am REALLY irritated by the marketing people, when they load previews of other movies on the front of a disk, that I have paid cash for. This product has many previews on the lead in of ALL 6 !! disks, and you are not able to jump over them by pressing the disk menu function, or using the chapter jump..... I am sorry I bought this....
I have nothing against the movie itself, it's great. The problem is on how couldn't they made the fit the movie on one blueray disc. I hate when I have to switch discs whi;le I'm watching a movie. It breaks the immersion. Are they that cheap to not include double layered discs ? And the bonuses are on DVD, so i'm saying, you better got it on DVD since there isn't anything justifying the price of this. Too many discs ...