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1.0 out of 5 stars Movies not money!, December 12, 2009
This review is from: The Lord of the Rings: The Motion Picture Trilogy (The Fellowship of the Ring / The Two Towers / The Return of the King Theatrical Editions) [Blu-ray] (Blu-ray)
At the risk of repeating what has already been offered, I must say I am disappointed at the decision to release the Theatrical version in 'BluRay instead of the later extended version. What possible motive other than $ ? I will join the movement not to purchase the BluRay LOTR discs until they are released in Extended version.

In the mean time, my BluRay player does an excellent job up converting the extended version DVDs to 1080p. The quality is excellent on my 70 in XSRD Sony HD via my 7 channel surround sound AV processor. That will serve me just fine until the genius MBA who made this destructive decision changes his mind or gets fired and they bring out the extended version in BluRay.
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Initial post: Apr 1, 2010 7:10:49 PM PDT
GuitrDad says:
So you are reviewing the movie company's business practices, and not the product? You have no right to comment.

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 3, 2010 3:46:04 PM PDT
Klyde says:
hey guitar dad learn to spell and have fun writing your comment 11,000 times on all the other reviews...sorry that were not willing to sit down and take a punch in the face from companies that think they control us...have fun buying it twice champ

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 3, 2010 5:41:50 PM PDT
GuitrDad says:
Get a grip, KLYDE. You are abusing the purpose of the feedback system if you did not purchase the product. Punch in the face? Ever hear of free enterprise? No one is putting a gun to anyone's head to buy their product. If you don't like it. don't buy it. 'WAH WAH WAH' is not a valid feedback response.

And regarding spelling? it's 'we're', not were. Get a refund on your education dollars.

Posted on Apr 4, 2010 1:39:32 PM PDT
I disagree, The theatrical versions are more than fine. I rented the extended versions and they are just too much. The theatrical versions are borderline tedious as it is.

Posted on Sep 5, 2013 10:11:47 AM PDT
Gary T. says:
The thing is, even though the motion picture industry does these things "for the sole purpose of making more money", that IS what ANY business exists to do, maximize profit! It IS a normal business practice for for this industry to release several editions of the same movie BECAUSE people WILL pay for each release, and buy more copies. That's what they do, because that's what people do, if this practice didn't work, they wouldn't do it because it would not fit their business model of making money. I am not defending them, but to everyone saying "they are ripping you off", they are not. They are not FORCING you to buy ANY of these movies, they are giving you options, and several of them in fact, to suit your needs. If somehow you have let yourself become the model consumer that Americans are trained to be from the day they are born, that is your own stupidity and problem. Why someone would need 4 different copies of the same movie to begin with is beyond my own reasoning. Yes, a re-release to blu-ray may have its advantages, it looks better, it sounds better if you have the proper equipment (7.1 surround is the only way it sounds better, the exact same 5.1 surround is already on the DVD), but all in all, it is the SAME MOVIE you own on DVD. Why pay for the a blu-ray copy, when you are already able to watch it on DVD in good quality. summarize, if you buy a copy of a movie more than once because it is on a different type of disc, DO NOT blame the movie companies for giving you options, because you are the one who couldn't decide which one to buy, so you bought more than one! If you bought the DVD BEFORE Blu-Ray was available, THEN bought the blu-ray because you wanted a little better experience watching a movie you have probably already watched several times (logical reasoning from the fact you bought the better copy of a movie you already owned), then don't get mad at the movie companies for remastering and making a better quality copy available to you when it became a common format. They don't put both the theatrical and extended versions on a single blue-ray BECAUSE that would defeat the purpose of putting it on blue-ray, because they would have to reduce the bit-rates and reduce it to DVD QUALITY, which you already own to begin with or you wouldn't be complaining! SOOOOOO...There are several options of formats available for these movies, that is a GREAT THING to have, it is awesome they are able to bring us these options now, when they didn't exist when they didn't exist when they were originally released, due to Blu-Ray not being a common format at the time. If you care about theatrical or extended versions, get the extended, GOD FORBID you have to wait for it a little longer, you already have it on DVD, it WILL NOT hurt you to wait for Blu-Ray. And to finalize, the movie companies are NOT ripping you off, YOU are ripping you off by not having any economic sense.
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