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Completely confused


Apr 23 2013, 5:57pm

Post #1 of 6 (1076 views)
Completely confused Can't Post

I hope I'm posting this in the right place. I'm completely confused as to which version of The Hobbit on DVD/Blu ray I should buy.

I Loved the extended editions of the three LOTR films, with the Tolkien backgrounds, documentaries on filming, the cast, Weta, and so on, with respect to each film as it came out. I still wtach them, and still love them.

Which, if any of the new versions, will give me the same level of depth and background, with interviews with the cast and crew and so on.

I've tried searching, read reviews on Amazon and so on and just end up confused.

Thanks, in advance

Mawr yw ein braint i berthyn i'r gwm Llynfi

Tol Eressea

Apr 23 2013, 6:04pm

Post #2 of 6 (535 views)
The version you're looking for, [In reply to] Can't Post

the Extended Edition, won't be out until later this year, close to the holidays (no official announcement yet). The only versions out now are of the Theatrical Edition, available in DVD, Blu-ray, and 3D Blu-ray. They all come with the Production Diaries as bonus features, and certain retailers are selling them with an additional exclusive documentary.


Apr 23 2013, 6:22pm

Post #3 of 6 (414 views)
Yeah... [In reply to] Can't Post

Don't waste your money now. Wait till the fall for the EE.


Apr 23 2013, 9:31pm

Post #4 of 6 (292 views)
Bran: [In reply to] Can't Post

I bought the cinema edition and the EE of LOTR, and I am doing the same thing with The Hobbit (I'm a bit of a collector). In fact, I've already bought the basic DVD and the blu-ray edition (the steelbook available in the UK). I will also buy the EE.

It will be nice to be able to compare the cinema version and the EE, particularly since I think the EE may not be entirely satisfactory (full of 'gamboling Hobbits complete with families', which I am not very interested in, rather than adding meaningful content to the story, as the LOTR EEs did).


Apr 24 2013, 7:32am

Post #5 of 6 (174 views)
If you're in the UK.... [In reply to] Can't Post

.... which I'm guessing you might be, and you want something to watch in between now and the time when the extended edition is released, be aware that the British DVD version will only give you the film itself, with no extras. The Blu ray version also has all the production videos. You can see these on the Internet, of course, but it's good to have them all together on disk and they look so much better on the TV screen.

But if you want the same level of background material you'll have to wait for the extended edition (and cross fingers that it will have all that kind of stuff on it!)


Apr 24 2013, 8:54am

Post #6 of 6 (176 views)
THanks, all [In reply to] Can't Post

I have seen the production videos. I think understand the confusion now. I was expecting a lot more background, as per the LOTR EE editions, and I couldbn't see it.

I thought the documentaries in the original three fiilms, EE editions, addaed a huge amount of richness to the tales, and I will wait.

And yes, I do live in the uk. My avatar picture, btw, is of a place in West Wales called......Dale.

Thanks again.

Mawr yw ein braint i berthyn i'r gwm Llynfi


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