Warning - check disks
There has been a mistake with some of the disks in the Lord of the Rings Extended Boxsets. The error is usually the disc that has the 2nd part of the Return of the King movie. In my boxset it looked correct (the label was in English and stated it was the 2nd part of the Return of the King) but when the disk was played it was German special bonus content regarding the making of the Lord of the Rings. I was bought this as a present from Virgin store in Bristol for Xmas 2007 and only discovered the wrong disc a few months ago. I contacted the store and the suppliers and the production companies and got NOWHERE with any of them. So, in short, please make sure to check and play EVERY disc to see that you have all the correct content. On amazon you can see on the Customer Reviews at the bottom of the page where 6 others have experienced similar problems. Here's the link: http://www.amazon.co.uk/Lord-Rings-Trilogy-Extended-Box/dp/B0002VJT2C (you may need to type this address into your browser as copy and paste might not work - alternatively search amazon for 'The Lord of the Rings Trilogy (Extended Edition Box Set) [DVD]'
1 of 1 people found this review helpful.
Some of the greatest movies ever made, worth every penny.
| Yes, I would recommend this product to a friend.
The Lord Of The Rings Trilogy is possibly one of the best trilogies ever to exist, these movies follow the adventure of Frodo Baggins Nephew to Bilbo Baggins on his adventure to destroy the ring.
I love the amount of detail these movies went into, all the helmets and armour seen in these movies have been specially crafted for each individual character no one helmet being same as the other.
The only Problems which some people might find about these movies is the duration, as all three films will last over 10 hours, these films arent for people, that can't stand films which are on for a lond duration of time, seeing as the shortest film is 3 hours 20 minutes long.
The storyline of these films are packed with tons action, plot and tearjerker moments, it's actioned packed with tons of field battles like olden days battles such as the 1066 battle of hastings where battles was fought on fields with archers, soliders and knights, the battles in lord of the rings are just like this except with some mistical elements like wizards, orks and ghosts.
I know of absolutly no reason why someone wouldn't want to buy and watch these movies this trilogy is on par with the greatest trilogies of all time (The original Star Wars trilogy & Back To The Future) if some haven't seen this yet you are seriously missing out on one of the greatest trilogies ever made.
4 of 4 people found this review helpful.
The Lord Of The Rings Trilogy (DVD2004)
I know when The first of the Trilogy of Lord Of The Rings Came Out at the cinema I went like some many others to watch it.I was spell bound by the effects and the acting from the beginning to the end.It was one of the best films that I had ever seen.I thought it could not get any better when the second one was then released;but I was wrong.It was Brilliant and again the special effects were Brilliant.It was a sad day when the final one was released as you knew that the end was The End.Following this they brought out this DVD Collection.A must for any fan of the films.To be able to watch the Trilogy in the comfort of your own home;when ever you wish must be heaven to any fan.That is why I purchased this Box Set.I would say It Is A Must for any fan of Lord Of The Rings even if they are now showing the films on T.V. Who cares about that because at the end of the day you can re-run,skip etc the Dvd when ever you want.A Must for Any Fan Of Lord Of The Rings.
1 of 2 people found this review helpful.
Excellent product and value for money
| Yes, I would recommend this product to a friend.
I had these films on video from when they were first released. I brought the DVD box set to replace them. If you are a sci-fi/fantasy fan then the Lord of the Rings is a must for your collection
What could have been a tacky Americanised betrayal of British literature instead manifested into a cinematic encapsulation of everything that made ‘The Lord of The Rings’ a true masterpiece.
In modern times we have started to decay as we become trapped in the pollution and apathy of the city life. Nature is gradually stripped away; shrink wrapped in the plastic of materialism, and diluted with the felling of trees and the building of a ‘safe’ environment in concrete prosthesis.
The Lord of the Rings allows the modern audience to catch a glimpse of the long forgotten value of life, humbleness of existence and the universal humanity that bonds us together in our struggle against a harsh world. The quest for the ring is as much a display of human resilience as it is an exciting story of good vs. evil. The moral issues and the philosophical debates that this film represents are layered together in a web of meaning, sight and sound that merges into something spectacular.
Peter Jackson has done an incredible job to prevent this film from turning into some nausea inducing ‘Zena Warrior Princess’ mockery of history. Instead he chose to respect history, employing teams of hundreds of armourers from around the world and spending years creating arms and armour which remain historical as well as fantastical, just as Tolkien intended. This is a theme that remains throughout the film; commitment to the books' on an almost obsessive level, devouring the viewer’s attention as the intricate plot unfolds.
In summary I'd say it’s a decent film, none of the actors have American accents which is a good thing. I don't mean to be racist or anything, but honestly, American accents and suits of armour are like fish and chocolate; they both stink and are unconnected, both historically as well as in terms of taste.
In answer to the question posed by ebays lovely review system, I bought it because it was only a tenner for the three films and I fancied a treat :)
2 of 2 people found this review helpful.