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Why is Australia last for everything!!?


Nov 5 2013, 5:40am

Post #1 of 21 (696 views)
Why is Australia last for everything!!? Can't Post

All us poor Aussie ringers have got it tough! Almost every bit of merchandise and the film itself is always released here later then everyother country! December 13 for the world, DECEMBER 26 for Australia!!!Mad That's 13 days of spoiler temptation on the hobbit messageboards. And trust me when there is the temptation to be spoiled it is almost impossible to resist, especially if it is the actual plotline of the movie itself!!

"And do you really think, Thorin Oakenshield, that Bolg will have the slightest symphony for you? After he watched you hack his fathers hand off, so ruthlessly in Moria. Azogs defeat has brought nothing to you, only refuelled hate of his kin, upon yours"

The Tenth Walker
The Shire

Nov 5 2013, 5:54am

Post #2 of 21 (409 views)
I agree [In reply to] Can't Post

wholeheartedly. It is a bit unfair. But I guess there is nothing we can do about it. So we have to grin, cover our eyes, and bear it!

"All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given to us." J.R.R Tolkien


Nov 5 2013, 6:04am

Post #3 of 21 (398 views)
Don't Worry !!! [In reply to] Can't Post

 At least we won the Melbourne Cup, with only 5 Aussie horses in the field and 19 overseas contenders, says she who is UK born.

"Good-on-Ya" Gai Waterhouse Smile First female to win it.

But just think, we have got something to look forward to for Christmas Cool

You could leap on a plane and head off half way around the world in time for Dec 13 to see it or get Gandalf to summon an Eagle to get you there. Or failing that Ban yourself from the TORn for 13 days to avoid spoilers. Evil

But your right it's not fair Frown

The Shire

Nov 5 2013, 6:06am

Post #4 of 21 (378 views)
Agreed. [In reply to] Can't Post

Last year, I was fortunate enough to spend summer in Europe and got to watch AUJ with the rest of the world.

I have no idea how to avoid spoilers for a whole two weeks. Impossible with friends in Europe, message boards and youtube one click away and so on.

I wish tickets to NZ were as cheap as inland flights. Smile

Wootton Major
The Shire

Nov 5 2013, 6:09am

Post #5 of 21 (390 views)
Not mention the EE... [In reply to] Can't Post

An extra 2 weeks we have to wait for that as well!

As much as it pains me I wouldn't have it any other way... Having seen every other Tolkien film on Boxing Day it's become somewhat of a rite of passage.


Nov 5 2013, 6:14am

Post #6 of 21 (366 views)
Agreed. [In reply to] Can't Post

And they wonder why so many of us used torrents with AUJ.


Nov 5 2013, 6:19am

Post #7 of 21 (379 views)
Mwuhh huh huh [In reply to] Can't Post

it is payback for the underarm bowling incident in that one day match between NZ and Aussie way back when. The time for great suffering is upon you, consider yourself lucky and be thankfull you get any Tolkien works from Sir PJ & NZ at all.


Nov 5 2013, 6:24am

Post #8 of 21 (363 views)
HAHA [In reply to] Can't Post

Elendil the short, unfriendly neighbours it is!Sly

"And do you really think, Thorin Oakenshield, that Bolg will have the slightest symphony for you? After he watched you hack his fathers hand off, so ruthlessly in Moria. Azogs defeat has brought nothing to you, only refuelled hate of his kin, upon yours"


Nov 5 2013, 7:33am

Post #9 of 21 (332 views)
I sense an international incident brewing [In reply to] Can't Post

There is a quick and easy way to prevent this escalating: Promise you will never give back Russell Crowe.


Nov 5 2013, 9:03am

Post #10 of 21 (300 views)
Kind of unfair yes [In reply to] Can't Post

I feel your anger, I would be very dissapointed if this was the case in Sweden as well. Luckily, we get to see it 2 days (!) before the US premiere! Very happy about that.

The greatest adventure is what lies ahead.

The Shire

Nov 5 2013, 9:56am

Post #11 of 21 (303 views)
Last? Are you sure? [In reply to] Can't Post

China even don't get a release date yet... and we wait three more months for An Unexpected Journey until 22nd Feb this yearFrown


Nov 5 2013, 10:16am

Post #12 of 21 (282 views)
The only people that can hold grudges longer than dwarves are Kiwi's. [In reply to] Can't Post


Michael James
Registered User

Nov 5 2013, 11:57am

Post #13 of 21 (258 views)
Solution=advanced screening [In reply to] Can't Post

I'm sure if we campaign to Roadshow for an advanced/fan screening they'll give us one. Maybe in one cinema per capital city? Us fans will fill 'em up. If there's demand I'm sure they'll be kind enough... hopefully.


Nov 5 2013, 1:01pm

Post #14 of 21 (232 views)
That's really tough for you in China, ninquelote [In reply to] Can't Post

I hope you may get an earlier release than you did for AUJ.

Ethel Duath

Nov 5 2013, 2:38pm

Post #15 of 21 (205 views)
Distant interject from the peanut gallery: [In reply to] Can't Post

HAAaaaaa hahahahaha! EvilAngelic

Ethel Duath

Nov 5 2013, 2:41pm

Post #16 of 21 (197 views)
That really is hard. That's such a long time [In reply to] Can't Post

to try to resist spoilers and the like. But hopefully it will be worth the wait for you!Evil


Nov 5 2013, 5:43pm

Post #17 of 21 (160 views)
I will do what I did last year.... [In reply to] Can't Post

Stop over in the homeland and watch it there as I also plan on spending X'mas in NZ anyway. ;)

At least like last year I was passing through from the US so I decided to spend a week in NZ so I can see the Hobbit before returning to Perth. I believe I'll do the same for TaBA as well (without the US travel of course, unless I do decide to return there next year). ;)

I do not want what it is not mine.... I only want what comes from within....

Superuser / Moderator

Nov 5 2013, 6:29pm

Post #18 of 21 (147 views)
Seconded! / [In reply to] Can't Post


Celebrimbor: "Pretty rings..."
Dwarves: "Pretty rings..."
Men: "Pretty rings..."
Sauron: "Mine's better."

"Ah, how ironic, the addictive qualities of Sauronís master weapon led to its own destruction. Which just goes to show, kids - if you want two small and noble souls to succeed on a mission of dire importance... send an evil-minded beggar with them too." - Gandalf's Diaries, final par, by Ufthak.

Ataahua's stories


Nov 8 2013, 11:08am

Post #19 of 21 (81 views)
Well this West Islander [In reply to] Can't Post

has just solved the delayed release problem by booking tickets to two Embassy showings on 12 December in Wellington Wink

A little excessive perhaps, but really any excuse to visit NZ is worth it and on this occasion we are taking the opportunity to travel down Dunedin way before heading back to Wellington for the movie.

The Shire

Nov 12 2013, 10:38am

Post #20 of 21 (70 views)
Yes, waiting has never been easy. [In reply to] Can't Post

Spoilers-resist is always the hardest part of all, for there are so massive info on TORN, Tumblr, Facebook and so on.

Hope we could get to see The Desolation of Smaug earlier this time.Unsure

Ethel Duath

Nov 15 2013, 10:54pm

Post #21 of 21 (110 views)
That must be so difficult, [In reply to] Can't Post

having to avoid spoilers. I remember last year someone started a "Spoiler Free Thread" I think on the Main Forum so we could discuss things without getting blind sided by movie information. But I can't find it right now for some reason. I think that's a good idea though. I'll try to find it again if I can. In the meantime, the Reading Room is probably the "safest" place to be!Smile


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