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To top it all off, the extended editions offer four discs per film: two for the longer movie, plus four commentary tracks and stupendous DTS 6.1 ES sound; and two for the bonus material, which covers just about everything from script creation to special effects. The argument was that fans would need both versions because the bonus material is completely different, but the features on the theatrical releases are so vastly inferior that the only reason a fan would need them would be if they wanted to watch the shorter versions they saw in theaters (the last of which, The Return of the King, merely won 12 Oscars). The LOTR extended editions without exception have set the DVD standard by providing a richer film experience that pulls the three films together and further embraces Tolkien's world, a reference-quality home theater experience, and generous, intelligent, and engrossing bonus features. --David Horiuchi --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
Worth every penny - besides the superior picture quality and the extra extras the 6.1 DTS sound really shows a big difference. Very happyPublished 5 days ago by gandj
Just loved this collection. The sound was awesome! 3 bonus content blu-ray disk packed full of awesome stuff looking forward to rewatching everything in this box set very... Read morePublished 10 days ago by Jody Gray
I've never seen the extended version before it's like watching a whole new lord the rings trilogy and so much better in 1080pPublished 10 days ago by Andrew
I love these movies. The only thing I didn't like about this edition was that I had to switch discs half way through to finish the movie. So, I took off a star for that. Read morePublished 10 days ago by Taylor