Top positive review
Far exceeds expectations and added scenes make it a must have PERIOD
Reviewed in Canada on December 23, 2020
OK, I rarely review dvd's, as usually the films are well known and covered in detail.
Being a huge fan of the Tolkien books, Peter Jackson's films are astounding. Having the Blu Ray extended version sets, which are exceptional, I treated myself to the 4k versions.
Picture wise, the difference is noticeable, and for that reason alone it is worth the upgrade. But in the previously mentioned extended version, the final battle scene was frankly my least favorite section of the three. I cannot explain why, perhaps it was overwhelming like Pacific Rim...just too much.
Then came this 4k version, and the final battle was extended quite noticeably, and added the most scenes of any extended version of any film I've seen to date.
The added scenes were critical to the battle, and after watching, in awe with my family, we were literally blown away. Unlike the previous viewings, it was a pleasure to watch the battle unfold, and the added scenes made the flow seemless. The last time I watched the previous version, I fast forwarded thru most of the final battle. On the 4k, I'll never do that again.
If you have the 4k setup, then obviously the purchase of the 4k video is absolutely necessary. The fact that so many scenes were added is just a cherry on top. Get this. I immediately ordered The Lord of the Rings 4k set, and it arrives tomorrow.