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Unbridled fan-girl-dom [Oct. 21st, 2006|11:16 pm]
Zoethe
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Dear Peter Jackson:

I bought the 2-disk theatrical releases.

I bought the 4 disc special releases.

And now, I have purchased the new special edition, simply for the "making of" discs.

In another year or two, I expect that you will release the ultra-extended version, with footage of assorted scenes that were shot but never made it into either version of the movies.

And when you do, I shall buy them again.

I will do so in order to see all those extra scenees Or at least that's how I justify it.

In reality, it just makes me happy to give you more money. You are pretty much richer than God. And I am pleased to contribute to that.

That's how much I love these movies. I'm not afraid to confess it.

Now, back to watching Fellowship, once again.

Love,

Z
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From: clothing5
2006-10-22 03:39 am (UTC)
Dear Z

God forbid you buy one of these King Kong DVDs...Seriously, I've got a warehouse full of them. C'mon...free delivery? Who can say no to free delivery? C'mon!

Pete
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[User Picture]From: zoethe
2006-10-22 04:03 am (UTC)
Well, now, I didn't say I adored you, Pete, just these movies.
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[User Picture]From: coyotegoth
2006-10-22 06:29 am (UTC)
Somehow, I imagine him and George Lucas on the phone late and night, giggling to each other: "...and then, I'll take the whole Greedo shooting first thing back out, and sell it again Bwa!"
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[User Picture]From: zoethe
2006-10-22 03:54 pm (UTC)
Ferrett wouldn't let me buy those. I still whimper when I see them in the store, but he insists we hold the line.
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[User Picture]From: kmg_365
2006-10-23 12:33 pm (UTC)
This is a battle you must win, Gini. I bought the original HT on DVD, and I forgot how utterly perfect they were. Having them on a more-or-less permanant media like DVD is well worth the expense.
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[User Picture]From: zoethe
2006-10-23 01:52 pm (UTC)
We bought the box set SEs last year, and Ferrett is protesting against the poor sound quality (only stereo) of this release. I am losing the battle thusfar.
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[User Picture]From: kmg_365
2006-10-23 02:20 pm (UTC)
I originally protested the 2.0 audio release, but honestly, it didn't bother me when I watched the movie. Just have your receiver process it in virtual surround and it's all good.

Watching the pristine original version of the story far outweighs any negatives from the DD2.0 soundtrack.
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[User Picture]From: zoethe
2006-10-23 02:24 pm (UTC)
You must convince my husband. I am certainly adding them to my Christmas list.
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[User Picture]From: urbancannibal
2006-10-22 01:37 pm (UTC)
Just don't be taken in by the 2010 super-special ultra-plus-extended edition, with the only thing you haven't already seen being a specially shot Tom Bombadil scene. Even the most hardcore of fans has to draw the line somewhere. :)
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[User Picture]From: zoethe
2006-10-22 03:54 pm (UTC)
We'll see. ;-)
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[User Picture]From: mamaursula
2006-10-22 02:03 pm (UTC)
I am thinking Peter and George must use the same PR company.
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[User Picture]From: mishamish
2006-10-22 03:12 pm (UTC)
If they do, it's obvious Pete came later, after they learned from their mistakes with George.

"Okay, utterly fucking with the story and continuity on the fifth re-release? Bad idea..."
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[User Picture]From: zoethe
2006-10-22 03:57 pm (UTC)
Yes, it has a lot of stuff we haven't seen before. In fact, there is very little overlap. It's much more like a home movie, shot without narration, and it's most amusing to see where the crew actually got irritated with the documentary crew for always being there.
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[User Picture]From: gieves
2006-10-23 01:58 pm (UTC)
Oh! Are these the 'production diaries' for LOTR like those that they shot for King Kong? I knew that they pulled the production diaries off the Kongisking website for subsequent DVD release, and heard rumor that something similar was being done for LOTR.

If so, they would be amusing, though not sufficiently so for me to justify purchasing the DVDs again. (I held out for the Special Edition box set, once I saw the Special Edition of FOTR.)
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[User Picture]From: zoethe
2006-10-23 02:17 pm (UTC)
Yes, that's what it is. You may be able to wangle a loan from me....
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[User Picture]From: butterandjelly
2006-10-22 09:53 pm (UTC)
I have been listening to the LOTR soundtrack on my borrowed iPod all week and I am dying to watch the trilogy again. Such happiness.
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[User Picture]From: zoethe
2006-10-23 01:14 am (UTC)
I keep them at work - great background music.
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[User Picture]From: kmg_365
2006-10-23 12:31 pm (UTC)
How many re-re-re-re-re-re-releases will it take before you can't take it anymore? :-)

Darth Plaid has almost reached that point for me.
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[User Picture]From: zoethe
2006-10-23 01:51 pm (UTC)
I don't have the most recent release of the Holy Trilogy, but only because Ferrett won't let me.

I am pathetic.
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[User Picture]From: gypsydove
2006-10-23 02:42 pm (UTC)
ha we thought we were so kewl... one of our friends...way back when had the original trilogy on laser disk (remember those, they looked kinda like a record thingy)...and we pirated them onto DVD the first chance we got...

AND NOW HE COMES OUT WITH THE FIRST TRILOGY ON DVD?>???? WTF????? But of course, we are suckers and will need to buy them.... grin...just for the extras you know....

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