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    Good, because as a trilogy they're a monstrous time-burglar.

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    4-year bump. Insane.

    So, Amazon reportedly has LOTR writers locked up in a room with a fingerprint scanner to prevent leaks for their show.

    I guess we're keeping those Tom Bombadil details a secret, huh.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ltrandazzo View Post
    4-year bump. Insane.

    So, Amazon reportedly has LOTR writers locked up in a room with a fingerprint scanner to prevent leaks for their show.

    I guess we're keeping those Tom Bombadil details a secret, huh.
    People are fucking weird.

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    Not sure where to put this, could have sworn there was another LOTR thread.

    The home that Tolkien resided in and wrote the story of Middle Earth within the years 1930 - 1947 is up for sale. They want to turn the home into a centre for Tolkien. You can go to Projectnorthmoor.com to donate.

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    I know this thread is about the upcoming series, but I had to drop in and comment on the newly released 4K editions of LotR. Go seek them out, they’re fucking awesome. My lady gifted me them for the holidays.

    Peter Jackson oversaw the restoration process, and they used the actual film negatives instead of digital copies, so the films look better than ever. The gross green tint of the blu-ray versions is GONE (https://twitter.com/calavera145/stat...481617922?s=21) and the colors look AMAZING.

    Everything pops; it really felt like a fresh experience even though I've seen the movies countless amounts of times. The greens of the Shire, the autumn colors of Rivendell, the glint of armor, the shadows of Moria...even the costumes- I was noticing way more details than I did in previous versions. I’ve only made it through the Fellowship so far, but I can’t wait to see how good the other two look tomorrow. The sound has also been tweaked and enhanced.

    I watch the trilogy annually, but this is a perfect reason to seek them out again if you’re looking for an excuse.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Blaileen View Post
    I know this thread is about the upcoming series, but I had to drop in and comment on the newly released 4K editions of LotR. Go seek them out, they’re fucking awesome. My lady gifted me them for the holidays. Peter Jackson himself oversaw the restoration process, and they used the actual film negatives instead of digital copies, so the green-tint of the blu-ray versions is gone. The colors look AMAZING. Everything pops. The greens of the shire, the autumn colors of Rivendell, the glint of armor, even the costumes- I was noticing way more details than I did in previous versions. I’ve only made it through the Fellowship so far, but I can’t wait to see how good the other two look tomorrow.

    I watch the trilogy annually, but this is a perfect reason to seek them out again if you’re looking for an excuse.

    The new sets don't have any of the special features, just the Theatrical and Extended cuts.

    They also announced that sometime in the Summer of next year they will release one set containing both The Hobbit trilogy and The Lord of the Rings trilogy on 4k and Blu Ray with both Extended and Theatrical cuts with the old and new bonus features. I'm holding out for that set. Even though I couldn't give a shit about The Hobbit trilogy.

    And they will release the Blu Rays in another box set to celebrate the 20th anniversary in the Fall of 2021.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ziltoid View Post
    The new sets don't have any of the special features, just the Theatrical and Extended cuts.

    They also announced that sometime in the Summer of next year they will release one set containing both The Hobbit trilogy and The Lord of the Rings trilogy on 4k and Blu Ray with both Extended and Theatrical cuts with the old and new bonus features. I'm holding out for that set. Even though I couldn't give a shit about The Hobbit trilogy.

    And they will release the Blu Rays in another box set to celebrate the 20th anniversary in the Fall of 2021.
    Yup, I knew that was the case. I'm still holding onto my mega blu-ray sets with all the extra discs of special features, so I gave my lady the green light to get these for me when she asked if I was interested. I'm skeptical that the 'new' bonus features included with next summer's releases will be anything too crazy- they would have been included in previous editions if so, IMO. I'll happily shell out some cash if I'm wrong, though.

    For now, I just wanted the remastered films. They're expensive, but they're so worth it. They look and sound amazing.

    I was fortunate enough to get the steelbook version, and they look fantastic.

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    These are only in 4k tho, right? As I havent upgradet yet, but resent spending money on a green tint Version...

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    Quote Originally Posted by ziltoid View Post
    The new sets don't have any of the special features, just the Theatrical and Extended cuts.

    They also announced that sometime in the Summer of next year they will release one set containing both The Hobbit trilogy and The Lord of the Rings trilogy on 4k and Blu Ray with both Extended and Theatrical cuts with the old and new bonus features. I'm holding out for that set. Even though I couldn't give a shit about The Hobbit trilogy.

    And they will release the Blu Rays in another box set to celebrate the 20th anniversary in the Fall of 2021.
    honestly, the 9 hours of bonus features for each of the three hobbit movies (so almost 30 hours total) are AMAZING and so fun to watch, even if the films themselves suck.

    Quote Originally Posted by r_z View Post
    These are only in 4k tho, right? As I havent upgradet yet, but resent spending money on a green tint Version...
    huh?

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    I'm sorry, is a 4k BR compatible with a normal BR player? Or is this remaster coming out in regular BR as well? I know there was a recent BR release of the extended versions, but they put the "green tint" version of The Fellowship in there. So that's why I'm hesitent to buy those...

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    Quote Originally Posted by r_z View Post
    I'm sorry, is a 4k BR compatible with a normal BR player? Or is this remaster coming out in regular BR as well? I know there was a recent BR release of the extended versions, but they put the "green tint" version of The Fellowship in there. So that's why I'm hesitent to buy those...
    So far there are reports that the remaster has removed the green tint from the old Blu-Rays and it's a complete remaster and color correction. Click here for more information.

    Unfortunately, 4K Blu-rays will not work in a standard Blu-ray player. You would need to buy a 4k Blu-ray reader. As well as buying HDMI compliant 4k cable and a 4k TV to take advantage of 4K movies. HDR, HDR 10+ and Dolby Vision are other visual 4K standards that also will be hardware dependent.
    Gotta make sure the TV supports those formats as well as a receiver that has ARC pass through on one of the HDMI ports for the corresponding surround sound to work.

    It sounds more complicated than it is. Eventually if you want to upgrade your components just make sure its Dolby Atmos and Dolby Vision compliant.
    If you can't take advantage of the standard don't worry it will down convert to the other standards automatically.

    In the fall of 2021 they will release standard Blu-rays of the remaster to coincide with the 20th anniversary of Fellowship of the Rings. Not much more info on this so far but, I'm sure the closer we get to that time, they will release more information.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Blaileen View Post
    I know this thread is about the upcoming series, but I had to drop in and comment on the newly released 4K editions of LotR. Go seek them out, they’re fucking awesome. My lady gifted me them for the holidays.
    Actually just got this as an Xmas present for my brother. It's cute that it comes with a ring on a necklace.

    Quote Originally Posted by eversonpoe View Post
    honestly, the 9 hours of bonus features for each of the three hobbit movies (so almost 30 hours total) are AMAZING and so fun to watch, even if the films themselves suck.
    Oh I will need far more than a casual assurance that this is worth 9 hours of my time than that... Those movies SUCKED. It was like watching someone else play God of War quick-time events.
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    I don't hate the Hobbit movies nearly as much as the majority does. They have their moments that make you feel like you're still in Middle Earth with charming and touching scenes. Not nearly as enjoyable or good as the LOTR Trilogy, but I find myself watching whenever they're on.

    Ima wait out for the next release as well. I keep forgetting my PS5 is a 4k player .

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    I actually enjoyed the first two Hobbit movies more than the LOTR trilogy. The final Hobbit movie was a little bleh though. I felt more lost in the world with The Hobbit movies. There’s a bit of special effects/green screen stuff in the LOTR movies that bug me a bit. I saw that they did fix the LOTR extended versions coloring issues. I've watched the extended versions more than the theatrical and something always felt off with the look. I would like to see these new 4K versions. Be nice to rent the new 4K versions digitally.

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    Quote Originally Posted by neorev View Post
    I actually enjoyed the first two Hobbit movies more than the LOTR trilogy.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Alexandros View Post
    I think the problem with the LOTR movies is if you haven't read the books, the characters feel a bit flat and one dimensional. Aragorn is supposed to be this great fighter and leader, and I just don't feel it. The movie tries hard to TELL he is some amazing leader, but it doesn’t show it. Elijah Wood is pretty dull. Him and Sam are boring. I find Martin Freeman more enjoyable. I liked his and Gandalf's relationship. I felt Thorin had more depth to him as a leader struggling with his role. The Mirkwood scene in Desolation was pretty cool too. I felt more enveloped in the world with the Hobbit movies.

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    Quote Originally Posted by neorev View Post
    I think the problem with the LOTR movies is if you haven't read the books, the characters feel a bit flat and one dimensional. Aragorn is supposed to be this great fighter and leader, and I just don't feel it. The movie tries hard to TELL he is some amazing leader, but it doesn’t show it. Elijah Wood is pretty dull. Him and Sam are boring. I find Martin Freeman more enjoyable. I liked his and Gandalf's relationship. I felt Thorin had more depth to him as a leader struggling with his role. The Mirkwood scene in Desolation was pretty cool too. I felt more enveloped in the world with the Hobbit movies.
    I was just poking a little fun. But seriously, I agree that LOTR characters are somewhat one-dimensional, even in the books they're not that deep (barring a few exceptions maybe), it's mostly the lore and story surrounding them doing the work. But I simply can't find anything in the Hobbit movies that would make them better movies than the LOTR trilogy. Sure, some precious few scenes are on the mark, and Martin Freeman's portrayal of Bilbo was as good as anyone could hope, but all of this is buried under tons and tons of needless, badly thought out and dismally executed ideas and filler. The LOTR films, regardless how you like them, felt like a labour of love for everyone involved. The Hobbit films felt like a chore.

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    the only thing that screws up the Lord of the Rings movies for me is Orlando Bloom. He is a terrrrrrrrrrrrible actor. Every time he speaks, the movie just got worse.

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    Quote Originally Posted by neorev View Post
    Aragorn is supposed to be this great fighter and leader, and I just don't feel it.
    I respect your opinion, as wild as it is .

    But yea, the books portray him as a cheat code pretty much, but all the dude does is whip ass and lead throughout the entire series. I think what we got was enough, but I don't see Aragorn/Strider as one dimensional at all. I do agree Thorin felt a bit more deep in that regard, but they are also two completely different characters personality wise.

    I do agree, Orlando Bloom is pretty bad, but I thought he portrayed Legolas just fine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jinsai View Post
    the only thing that screws up the Lord of the Rings movies for me is Orlando Bloom. He is a terrrrrrrrrrrrible actor. Every time he speaks, the movie just got worse.

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