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NF-Lee's Gildor and Frodo

FOTR 'Directors Cut' (aka EE) - sublime

Posted on 2011.06.15 at 16:58


jan_u_wine at 2011-06-15 22:59 (UTC) (Link)
is this because this is the Blue Ray (oh, god, will i have to get BR now? nooooooo), or just because remastered?

but you are right: I heard things I never heard before and saw things that I never had, either.

I thought an oliphaunt was sitting on my chest at the first view of the Shire. Or an angel. I was instantly filled with yearning.

hmm. perhaps we have some (newly-back-in-love)Posts in our future!

must run!
mechtild at 2011-06-16 00:16 (UTC) (Link)
Yes, the Blu-ray has gobs to do with it. When I heard the trilogy EE's were coming out on Blu-ray I searched for reviews of them, reviews that talked about the quality of video and sound, not the usual criteria. I found sites where geeky film nuts review new DVD's paying particular attention to the technical quality. The reviewers all mentioned the lesser quality of FOTR, not as a film but in terms of quality of video, compared to TTT and ROTK. This was because, they said, Jackson and company simply didn't have the budget advanced for FOTR to do the highest quality processing and post-production. They did wonders with their resources, but it was clear, said the geek reviewers, that much more budget was spent on these things in the second two films.

But apart from the difference between FOTR and the later films in the trilogy, they all gave the Blu-ray discs, theatrical and EE, stunning reviews for quality of video and especially sound. It's one of the reasons I told Glen we had to buy a "home theatre" sound system this time. They all said the sound quality was superb -- crisp dialogue, beautiful sound on the score, and terrific sound editing (all the other sounds in the films). But to able to appreciate it you needed to hear the films with all those multiple channels. I can't wait!

An OLIPHAUNT on your chest, ey? Sounds like an inspiring one, too. :)
jan_u_wine at 2011-06-16 01:49 (UTC) (Link)
oh, sigh. technology is much more clever than i. Everytime i am sittin' pretty with my batch o' films, they come up with a better format for showing them to me. And then i have to start over.

I'll have to give this a nice long think!
mechtild at 2011-06-16 02:44 (UTC) (Link)
Good idea, lamby. Who knows what they'll come up with in another few years?
jan_u_wine at 2011-06-16 02:48 (UTC) (Link)
in a few years, there will probably be REAL Rings of Power......

Run, Frodo, run.

And don't fall.
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