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[–] [email protected] 36 points 2 days ago (2 children)

I'm the one who owns a copy of the theatrical releases.

I bought them on a deep discount sale at a time in my life when that was literally a big purchase which I could hardly afford and I did it partially because I was hoping to watch it with a friend who was a big LOTR fan. I wanted to spend time together and see it through his eyes because as much as I liked the movies, I didn't think they were A+ tier.

When I mentioned watching the trilogy together sometime, his first question was "are they the extended versions?" When I said no, his response was "I'll pass."

Soul crushing.

[–] [email protected] 11 points 1 day ago

Sounds like he's a poser. A real True Fan (TM) would have accepted your offer and watched the theatrical release with you. Then, when the third movie ends, bust out his own copy of the extended version and insist on watching them immediately in one long marathon to teach you the error of your ways.

[–] [email protected] 12 points 2 days ago

Man, that really sucks. I'd prefer the extended ones, naturally, but if my friend wanted to watch LOTR with me, I'd sit down and watch whichever one they've got, only question is who's got the popcorn.

[–] [email protected] 49 points 2 days ago (1 children)

The theatrical versions are the definitive versions. I regard the extended cuts as being a novelty for the fans that really want to see the extra material.

[–] [email protected] 11 points 2 days ago

And George Lucas regards the "special editions" (with added CGI crap) of the original Star Wars trilogy as the definitive versions. That doesn't make it true. I think The Death of the Author or something similar would apply here...

[–] [email protected] 60 points 2 days ago* (last edited 2 days ago) (3 children)

To be fair, sometimes I just want to watch the trilogy and I don't want it to take an entire week...

[–] [email protected] 53 points 2 days ago (1 children)
[–] [email protected] 20 points 2 days ago (1 children)

"All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given us," (The Fellowship of the Ring).

[–] [email protected] 8 points 2 days ago

The parenthesis is not there to provide the cited source, but rather to specify what to do with the time that is given to us (watch the fellowship of the ring)

[–] [email protected] 15 points 2 days ago (1 children)

Tb really fair the color grading in fellowship extended is shit

[–] [email protected] 7 points 2 days ago
[–] [email protected] 1 points 2 days ago (1 children)

I don't want it to take an entire week

It takes less than 12 hours...

[–] [email protected] 11 points 2 days ago (1 children)

Yes, it would probably take me 3 or 4 days to watch 12 hours of LOTR or anything else for that matter. I just can't sit still that long.

[–] [email protected] 4 points 2 days ago* (last edited 2 days ago) (1 children)

I just can't sit still that long

Sounds like you need some exercise equipment in front of your TV. This solution is definitely more practical than spreading a LOTR marathon over multiple days.

[–] [email protected] 3 points 2 days ago

That's not a terrible idea, but I really don't need an incentive to watch more tv. I already watch a LOT of it. My exercise time is when I go outside and enjoy nature. Well, as much nature as there is the 5 or so mile radius around my house anyways

[–] [email protected] 20 points 2 days ago (2 children)

Honestly, I think the theatrical releases are better and some of the stuff left on the cutting room floor belonged there (looking at you, weird mouth of Sauron).

Get at me when they release the Tom Bombadil/Scouring of the Shire cut though.

[–] [email protected] 16 points 2 days ago

Woah! Hot take. The mouth of Sauron is some of the coolest content that was cut.

Maybe Saruman shooting fireballs could have been left behind.

[–] [email protected] 9 points 2 days ago

Especially Return of the King, yeah.

Having the "Surprise - ghost army!" thing happen twice kinda ruined it. In the theater having them swarm out of the ships was a real "Wow" moment and I'm glad it wasn't spoiled like it was in the extended editions.

[–] [email protected] 28 points 2 days ago
[–] [email protected] 4 points 1 day ago

I don't think he's heard of second extras blu ray

[–] [email protected] 20 points 2 days ago
[–] [email protected] 14 points 2 days ago

You mean the ones with less filler

[–] [email protected] 5 points 2 days ago

ITT: People who have not read the original works.

[–] [email protected] 16 points 2 days ago (1 children)

Funny thing I remember about the original trilogy, is that the extended cut DVDs weren't even encrypted..

[–] [email protected] 8 points 2 days ago

Encryption is not a problem if one has a Libre Drive...

[–] [email protected] 6 points 2 days ago (2 children)

Don't demean cats like that, cats are far better that pick up artists, and we all know it.

They're more lovable and moral for starters...

[–] [email protected] 33 points 2 days ago

Sir, this is Middle Earth.

[–] [email protected] 10 points 2 days ago (2 children)

Lol i know what post you're trying to comment

[–] [email protected] 2 points 1 day ago

why does this even happen? or how?

[–] [email protected] 5 points 2 days ago

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