Its funny how the quality of the orc makeup/effect varies from movie to movie. They aren't that great in the first one, then they look fantastic in the next two, before dropping off a horrible CG cliff in the Hobbit films. By the last one, they are little more than cartoons.
– The Limited Collector’s Edition includes 30 discs featuring all six Middle-earth films in their extended edition forms, housed in six stunning faux leather books and a collectible Hobbit-style wood shelf. The one-of-a-kind wood shelf is crafted from solid wood with design selected by Peter Jackson. – In addition to the extended edition release of every film, the collection also includes all previously released bonus content from both the theatrical and extended editions. – Exclusive premiums designed for the collection include: · Spectacular 100-page sketch-style book with replica The Red Book of Westmarch, filled with original film sketches and new artwork · Original reproductions of exquisite watercolor paintings by acclaimed conceptual artists Alan Lee and John Howe, framable and wall-ready.
Special features (doesn’t specify whether these are all from the existing dvd/blu-ray editions):
– The Hobbit Extended Edition Trilogy features almost one hour of additional footage that were carefully selected under the supervision of director Peter Jackson (THE HOBBIT: THE BATTLE OF THE FIVE ARMIES extended edition is rated R), and more than 34 hours of theatrical and extended bonus content. The Lord of the Rings Extended Edition Trilogy features more than 2 hours of extended scenes, also selected by Jackson, and more than 33 hours of theatrical and extended bonus content. Bonus content from The Hobbit trilogy theatrical and extended editions will be included on Blu-ray disc. Bonus content from The Lord of the Rings trilogy theatrical and extended editions will be included on DVD disc. Additionally, digital copies of all films in their theatrical and extended edition forms will be included for download on Digital HD.
I love this trilogy. I remember the excitement I felt in the cinema watching Two Towers just as the Battle of Helms Deep is about to begin, where they're all stood on the top of castle looking out at the Orc army, and then it starts to rain.
LoathedVermin72 wrote:Two Towers is definitely my least favorite. All the talking tree stuff really weighs it down.
yeah, what a dolt that Tolkien dude was for writing them into the plot, it's like he wasn't even trying to consider the movie potential
haha, sorry. migraines do some f-ed up things to my sense of proportion, I still heart you, lv. also, I liked the two towers movie, I thought the battle of helms deep was one of the highlights of the series.
Warner Bros. Television and the estate of J.R.R. Tolkien are in talks with Amazon Studios to develop a TV series based on the author’s “The Lord of the Rings” novels. Sources for Variety suggest that Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos is personally involved in the negotiations, which are still in very early stages.
Warners and the Tolkien estate have reportedly been shopping this new series adaptation idea for a while now with Amazon emerging as the frontrunner in a competitive fight for the rights. The potential deal comes at a complicated time for Amazon which in the past month has cleared out the executive ranks of its TV division including three senior personnel.
However it also fits in with the division’s new mandate to move away from niche and grounded series into large-scale genre programming with broad international appeal. At the same time, Warners and the Tolkien estate settled a massive lawsuit in July and now seem to be willing collaborators again.
Interesting news about the series. Can't be worse than the Hobbit trilogy.
I know Christoper Tolkien hated all the movies. While I disagree with him about the LOTR trilogy, I think with the Hobbit movies he was proven partially right after all. Hopefully the Tokien estate will continue to protect the legacy in a proper way.