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Need help on buying LOTR extended edition on Blu-Ray

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Oct 11 2013, 7:46pm

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Need help on buying LOTR extended edition on Blu-Ray Can't Post

Need help please. I want to buy this set. The best price I can find is on Amazon but there is two and seem to be identical but there are two different prices. Can someone please tell me the difference?




Oct 11 2013, 8:09pm

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interesting [In reply to] Can't Post

Both are sold by another company (same company) and fulfilled through Amazon)

On the $59.45 page there is a section for "Other Formats & Versions" that lists:
Blu-ray 15-Disc Version $69.99
Widescreen Edition $59.45

The Widescreen listing is not a link and one could presume that it is, in fact, the edition listed on that page.

The Blu-ray 15-Disc Version does lead to the other page you linked to.

Here are the differences I see (under Product Details)

The $59.45 edition says
.....Format: AC-3, Blu-ray, Dolby, DTS Surround Sound, NTSC, Subtitled, Widescreen
.....Aspect Ratio: 2.35:1
.....Region: All Regions
.....Language: English
.....Subtitles: French, English

The $69.99 edition says
.....Format: Blu-ray, Box set, DTS Surround Sound, NTSC, Subtitled, Widescreen
.....Aspect Ratio: 2.40:1
.....Region: Region A/1
.....Language: English, Portuguese
.....Subtitles: English, Spanish, Portuguese

info found on various websites

AC3 is a file extension for surround sound audio files used on DVDs format.

Region A/1: North America, Central America, South America, Japan, North Korea, South Korea, Taiwan, Hong Kong and Southeast Asia

an anamorphic frame (actually 2.39:1) is described (rounded) as 2.40:1 or 2.40 ("two-four-oh").

2.35:1: 35 mm anamorphic prior to 1970, used by CinemaScope ("'Scope") and early Panavision. The anamorphic standard has subtly changed so that modern anamorphic productions are actually 2.39,[1] but often referred to as 2.35 anyway, due to old convention.

I'm also going to link you to this conversation:

I haven't read through that entire conversation but my gut tells me that, if you just want to watch the movies in English and don't care about digital copies, other languages or subtitles, then they both are likely the same in that regard. I'm sure there is no difference in the movie in terms of scenes, etc.

But if the bells and whistles matter, read through the conversation and see what you can make of it.

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