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5.0 out of 5 stars It DOES say "Theatrical Edition"..., August 27, 2011
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)
Here's a thought: maybe people shouldn't complain that this isn't an extended edition when it clearly says "Theatrical Edition" in the title. Maybe some of us just want to watch the original movies again on our sweet TVs and Blu-Ray players without paying triple the price for 15 discs full of stuff that only fanboys care about.

Say what you want about the movies studios and how bad you're getting screwed because you're missing out on 30 extra minutes of footage that wasn't there in the first place, but don't negatively skew the review of a product that clearly states it doesn't have what you are looking for. Because guess what? They're still the same great movies, and if the studios had left the extra footage on the cutting room floor, you wouldn't even know that there was anything to complain about in the first place.

So, from someone who doesn't care about extra footage like I'm sure most people don't, this is an awesome product at a great price for 3 really excellent movies.
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Initial post: Aug 29, 2011 2:21:43 PM PDT
s.e.a. says:
Ditto! Thanks for echoing my words, see my review titled "What If..." I agree w/ you, all off these negative reviews are unwarranted, not to mention ignorant.

Posted on Sep 23, 2011 1:41:22 AM PDT
MrFederico2U says:
Couldn't agree more. Tired of fanboys giving great movies 1 star ratings to non-ultimate edition packages. If this was the ultimate edition and did not include the special features than that would make sense but it's like giving an apple a one star rating because it is not an orange.

Posted on Nov 21, 2011 2:20:48 AM PST
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In reply to an earlier post on Jan 2, 2012 9:09:40 AM PST
George, on the contrary! I'm really happy to have the theatrical cuts. I actually WANT the version I saw in theaters, as well as the Extended Edition (which I do believe are better). They are both valid, and excellent, versions of the films and can easily stand together on my shelf.

My money was far from wasted.

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Posted on Jan 25, 2012 2:50:27 AM PST
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Posted on Jan 26, 2012 12:36:18 PM PST
I own the extended edition of LOTR trilogy on blu ray, and I think I see where the complaints are coming from.

If you have no interest in ever seeing the extended edition, then this set is fine, I'm sure. But some people want to have the option of watching both editions without having to own two separate products. That is to say, there is no reason why I shouldn't be able to watch the theatrical cut on the extended edition discs. There should be a play mode that just automatically skips over the additional scenes. As for the studio releasing the theatrical version before the extended edition, I have never had a problem with that. I don't mind waiting for a product's release, and I can understand why, logistically, the studio would want to release one version before the other. But, I do think it should be possible to have both versions playable from a single box set.

Having said all that, this shouldn't turn anyone who just wants the theatrical cut of these films on blu ray off from buying this set. I always thought these films were visually stunning, and deserve to be watched in 1080i high definition!

Posted on Feb 2, 2012 6:50:07 PM PST
Thank you for pointing this out to everyone. This AMAZING movie trilogy on Bluray is amazing. I cannot believe it gets low scores. What if you don't already own all 3 movies on VHS, DVD, Digital copy, and laser disc? Who says you cannot buy this one, then get the extended later? The extended doesn't include the theatrical. What if you (gasp) like the theatrical better?? It's a shame how many people will never see this because nerds who have no idea how to pleasure a woman got on in the thousands and gave this a bad review.

Posted on May 29, 2012 10:55:26 AM PDT
Amy M Jones says:
You sir are worse than Hitler. How can you not see that the evil money-grubbing studios are to blame for providing a product that is clearly labelled, while making no attempt to add the content that they do not indicate they are adding?

Posted on Oct 27, 2012 7:36:16 PM PDT
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