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Anyone sad they bought the standalone EE instead of waiting for the box set?

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Bree

Nov 18 2015, 5:17am

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Anyone sad they bought the standalone EE instead of waiting for the box set? Can't Post

I had no idea they would box together in a box that actually fits alongside the LOTR box and is actually nicely designed with the map inside as well.


Aragorn the Elfstone
Tol Eressea


Nov 18 2015, 5:20am

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I'm quite happy actually. [In reply to] Can't Post

I've no desire to have matching boxes for LotR and The Hobbit, and I'm very fond of the individual slipboxes that each release came in, as well as the artwork on the 3D editions.

The two trilogies are very different, so I'm happy to have different packaging styles.

"The danger with any movie that does as well as this one does is that the amount of money it's making and the number of awards that it's got becomes almost more important than the movie itself in people's minds. I look at that as, in a sense, being very much like the Ring, and its effect on people. You know, you can kind of forget what we were doing, if you get too wrapped up in that."
- Viggo Mortensen


miko
Rivendell


Nov 18 2015, 4:18pm

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not at all sad [In reply to] Can't Post

I bought the extended versions of LOTR as they came out, and then sent in a coupon (?? can't quite remember how that worked) to get the box for them, and was glad about that. But The Hobbit has been released in so many different sets and formats that the feeling I had back then, of getting the "best" copy, doesn't exist now. I've bought the Hobbit films in multiple formats already, an average of four per film, so the notion of buying the films yet again strikes me as a simple waste of money.


Avandel
Half-elven


Nov 18 2015, 6:26pm

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I haven't paid attention to stuff like that until recently [In reply to] Can't Post

And even then, my books don't all match on a shelf, so don't mind if I don't have a matched set. I agree the cover with the map on the inside is very nice. But mostly I am happy if film by film has a cover I like.

Favorites being the TE BOFA steelbook with BardHeart and the lenticular cover for DOS with ThorinHeart....and if I want a nice box, it wouldn't be too hard to work up something myself - or maybe commission one of the folks on Etsy to do something.

Right now I am a tiny bit peeved the U.S. didn't get a steelbook, at all!Unimpressed But it's not huge thing, just sayin'.


Scourge of the Stoors
Rivendell

Nov 18 2015, 8:22pm

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Assuming he stays in good health, Jackson will eventually give into the urge that he's already alluded to in the commentaries, and remaster every film in the series. If he stays true to his word and includes the original versions of these films, manufacturing costs will be significant and the resulting twelve-movie box set will probably be over 120 bucks. Then I will pick up my complete set.


nusilver
Rohan


Nov 18 2015, 8:37pm

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Hey, check your DMs please? [In reply to] Can't Post


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I've no desire to have matching boxes for LotR and The Hobbit, and I'm very fond of the individual slipboxes that each release came in, as well as the artwork on the 3D editions.

The two trilogies are very different, so I'm happy to have different packaging styles.


Sent you a DM - hoping you might be able to help since nobody else is...

I love the way the two trilogy box sets look together and I'd taken some nice pictures to show on the Blu-ray.com forums, but I can't currently and they'd be way too big here.

For now, here's one from my instagram, which I'd paired with the ring verse (3 rings, etc. etc.) before realizing, whoops, there are 20 rings total and 21 discs here... shoot...

"It's like in the great stories, Mr. Frodo. The ones that really mattered. Full of darkness and danger, they were. And sometimes you didn't want to know the end. Because how could the end be happy? How could the world go back to the way it was when so much bad had happened? But in the end, it's only a passing thing, this shadow. Even darkness must pass. A new day will come. And when the sun shines it will shine out the clearer." - Samwise

(This post was edited by nusilver on Nov 18 2015, 8:39pm)

 
 

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