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]
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Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring: Based on J.R.R. Tolkien's masterpiece, The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring is an epic adventure of good against evil, the power of friendship and individual courage. The saga centers around an unassuming Hobbit named Frodo Baggins who inherits a Ring that would give a dark and powerful lord the power to enslave the world. With a loyal fellowship of elves, dwarves, men and a wizard, Frodo embarks on a heroic quest to destroy the One Ring and pave the way for the emergence of mankind.
Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers: Frodo Baggins and the Fellowship continue their quest to destroy the One Ring and stand against the evil of the dark lord Sauron. The Fellowship has divided and now find themselves taking different paths to defeating Sauron and his allies. Their destinies now lie at two towers - Orthanc Tower in Isengard, where the corrupted wizard Saruman waits and Sauron's fortress at Baraddur, deep within the dark lands of Mordor.
Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King: The final battle for Middle-earth begins. Frodo and Sam, led by Gollum, continue their dangerous mission toward the fires of Mount Doom in order to destroy the One Ring. Aragorn struggles to fulfill his legacy as he leads his outnumbered followers against the growing power of the Dark Lord Sauron, so that the Ring-bearer may complete his quest.
The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring: As the triumphant start of a trilogy, The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring leaves you begging for more. By necessity, Peter Jackson's ambitious epic compresses J.R.R. Tolkien's classic The Lord of the Rings, but this robust adaptation maintains reverent allegiance to Tolkien's creation, instantly qualifying as one of the greatest fantasy films ever made. At 178 minutes, it's long enough to establish the myriad inhabitants of Middle-earth, the legendary Rings of Power, and the fellowship of hobbits, elves, dwarves, and humans--led by the wizard Gandalf (Ian McKellen) and the brave hobbit Frodo (Elijah Wood)--who must battle terrifying forces of evil on their perilous journey to destroy the One Ring in the land of Mordor. Superbly paced, the film is both epic and intimate, offering astonishing special effects and production design while emphasizing the emotional intensity of Frodo's adventure. Ending on a perfect note of heroic loyalty and rich anticipation, this wondrous fantasy continues in The Two Towers (2002). --Jeff Shannon
The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers: The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers is a seamless continuation of Peter Jackson's epic fantasy based on the works of J.R.R. Tolkien. After the breaking of the Fellowship, Frodo (Elijah Wood) and Sam (Sean Astin) journey to Mordor to destroy the One Ring of Power with the creature Gollum as their guide. Meanwhile, Aragorn (Viggo Mortensen), Legolas (Orlando Bloom), and Gimli (John Rhys-Davies) join in the defense of the people of Rohan, who are the first target in the eradication of the race of Men by the renegade wizard Saruman (Christopher Lee) and the dark lord Sauron. Fantastic creatures, astounding visual effects, and a climactic battle at the fortress of Helm's Deep make The Two Towers a worthy successor to The Fellowship of the Ring, grander in scale but retaining the story's emotional intimacy. These two films are perhaps the greatest fantasy films ever made, but they're merely a prelude to the cataclysmic events of The Return of the King. --David Horiuchi
Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King: With The Return of the King, the greatest fantasy epic in film history draws to a grand and glorious conclusion. Director Peter Jackson's awe-inspiring adaptation of the Tolkien classic The Lord of the Rings could never fully satisfy those who remain exclusively loyal to Tolkien's expansive literature, but as a showcase for physical and technical craftsmanship it is unsurpassed in pure scale and ambition, setting milestone after cinematic milestone as the brave yet charmingly innocent Hobbit Frodo (Elijah Wood) continues his mission to Mordor, where he is destined to destroy the soul-corrupting One Ring of Power in the molten lava of Mount Doom. While the heir to the kingdom of Men, Aragorn (Viggo Mortensen), endures the massive battle at Minas Tirith with the allegiance of the elf Legolas (Orlando Bloom), dwarf Gimli (John Rhys-Davies) and the great wizard Gandalf (Ian McKellen), Frodo and stalwart companion Samwise Gamgee (Sean Astin) must survive the schizoid deceptions of Gollum, who remains utterly convincing as a hybrid of performance (by Andy Serkis) and subtly nuanced computer animation.
Jackson and cowriters Fran Walsh and Philippa Boyens have much ground to cover; that they do so with intense pacing and epic sweep is impressive enough, but by investing greater depth and consequence in the actions of fellow Hobbits Merry (Dominic Monaghan) and Pippin (Billy Boyd), they ensure that Return of the King maintains the trilogy's emphasis on intimate fellowship. While several major characters appear only briefly, and one (Christopher Lee's evil wizard, Saruman) relegated entirely to the extended version on DVD, Jackson is to be commended for his editorial acumen; like Legolas the archer, his aim as a filmmaker is consistently true, and he remains faithful to Tolkien's overall vision. If Return suffers from too many endings, as some critic suggested, it's only because the epic's conclusion is so loyally inclusive of the actors--most notably Astin--who gave it such strength to begin with. By ending the LOTR trilogy with noble integrity and faith in the power of imaginative storytelling, The Return of the King, like its predecessors, will stand as an adventure for the ages. --Jeff Shannon
- Aspect Ratio : 2.40:1
- Is Discontinued By Manufacturer : No
- MPAA rating : s_medPG13 PG-13 (Parents Strongly Cautioned)
- Product Dimensions : 7 x 5.5 x 1.5 inches; 15.04 Ounces
- Director : Peter Jackson
- Media Format : Color, Widescreen, Subtitled
- Run time : 9 hours and 17 minutes
- Release date : April 6, 2010
- Actors : Elijah Wood, Ian McKellen, Viggo Mortensen, Sean Astin, Liv Tyler
- Subtitles: : English
- Producers : Peter Jackson
- Language : English (DTS-HD High Res Audio), Spanish (Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo)
- Studio : New Line
- ASIN : B000X9FLKM
- Writers : J.R.R. Tolkien, Fran Walsh, Philippa Boyens, Peter Jackson
- Number of discs : 6
- Best Sellers Rank: #115,941 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
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However, after recently purchsing this, I truly think this isn't as bad as it has been projected. I will not go into the details of how many discs and what are they, but simply want to say that it is indeed a very good collector's set if anybody is interested. I own both the theatrical and extended sets in DVD and having seen all the three, I can surely tell that this blu ray transfer is truly excellent. Having watched this trilogy several times, I have almost recited every scene along with the music and I can personally say that they have done a great job making this (exactly the way they did in making the Extended Editions- Superior DTS ES 6.1 sound, overwhelming extra features and above all, the movies themselves). Although it is debatable whether both Theatrical and Extended editions could have been fitted on one blu ray, I personally feel that must not have been possible (because even in the extended edition blu rays, the movie is split in two discs! why it would be so if blu ray is so spacious? I guess the answer lies in the humongous data these movies have; HD picture, Loseless sound and above all, their larger-than-life length).
Anyway, the bottomline is, this has given the buyer a choice..whether to go for the regular or extended. It's good in one way as we will not be forced to buy the extended (or vice versa) even when we need just one edition. Now with the slashed price (as low as 33 bucks!), this is a nice buy for your collection.
Quality wise, the content is great, movie looks just awesome and it will give you some good 9 hours of entertainment, and a great addition to your blu-ray collection.
So I can't give it one star, which in Amazon's system is really EPIC FAIL.
But I sure would have preferred to buy an all-in-one package that had both the theatrical and extended versions, or a package of the extended editions with just the Return of The King theatrical version sold separately.
This stuff about "you get what you want after 7 other lesser versions have been released" is really disgusting.
So it gets two stars. Almost but not quite completely EPIC FAIL.
No, it frankly is as quality a copy as that I have in the extended DVD when upconverted. Some scenes are grainy and have poor contrast, while other scenes are amazingly clear. Unless you see that there will not be a huge number of the Collectors version extant and find one, I would avoid purchasing this version utterly. Wait for the Extended Version in blu ray and hopefully all of the scenes will be remastered instead of what appears to be just a blu-ray copy of the first DVD set.