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awesome and great value for money.

excellent condition,loved watching.and well priced.brought cause our son wanted to watch it.def cheaper than iv seen elsewere

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What a film

Amazing product, an epic film and the extended edition makes it even better could watch it over and over again

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Embrace the power of the Ring...

Reading through the various posts, I see that the overriding theme amongst the movie's few detractors was that it was "overly long" and "boring", even prompting one poster to rename the movie "Bored of the Rings."

Well, these people clearly haven't read the books and thus are not Tolkien fans. J.R.R. Tokien's books are VERY long and descriptive, and even the hard core fan has to wade through certain elements. However, the books are thrilling, sweeping epics, microcosms of the age-old struggles between good and evil. In this context, Tolkien has created a complete alternate world, populated by humans and similarly-evolved races such as elves, dwarves and hobbits, and mixes courage, determination, love and magic to create "Middle Earth".

Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring accomplishes what no film maker dared attempt in the 47 years. It encapsulates the first book of the trilogy in jaw-dropping fashion onto film. And that bears repeating: the movie is so amazing, so awe-inspiring, so wondrous that through much of the movie, I felt my jaw literally dropping open. It's THAT good.

The cast is nearly perfect: Ian McKellan *is* perfect as Gandalf the Grey. The standoff at the Bridge of Khazad-Dum will go down with the alien's tail slowly encircling Lambert in "Alien", the initial emergence of the creature from the black lagoon and other horror/fantasy epic moments as one of the all-time great scenes in cinematic history. Viggo Mortensen, Sean Astin, Elijah Wood, Liv Tyler, Ian Holm, Cate Blanchett and the rest of the remarkable ensemble cast give the performances of their careers. The special effects, despite some that claim otherwise, leave the viewer on the edge of their seat throughout. And the good news is that since the movie has grossed over $800 million world-wide to date, the second and third installments of the trilogy will benefit with post-production special effects improvements.

If you haven't seen this movie, you've missed out, big time, unless you can find it still playing somewhere. The big screen is far and away the best place to view this masterpiece, especially sitting up close.
I saw it Nineteen times in the theaters and would see it again today if it were playing somewhere.
Guess where I was the day "The Two Towers" got released? in my local Cinema, sitting close, watching another masterpiece unfold....... Fourteen times watched.
And as for "The Return of The King" the final part of the trilogy......... Twenty three times I watched it at the Cinema.
This is truly the best and greatest Movie Trilogy ever to be made in the history of mankind.
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great

only reason i brought this was becuase i am getting it signed at a convention im not really a lord of the rings fan but i thought it would be a nice iconic peace. it was great for the money and its nicely placed out insideRead full review...

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The Lord Of The Rings - The Fellowship Of The Ring

Peter Jackson's film adaptation of the first book in this trilogy, The Fellowship of the Ring, manages to stay almost perfectly true to the spirit of the original novel. Jackson's cut out all of the unfilmable literary texture - the limericks, the irrelevant characters, the slow build-up of detail - so this film gets right to the story and keeps the action moving all the way through. But lest fans get too upset, he's managed to replace much of that literary texture with its equivalent in visual, production design texture. So this film FEELS like the world we pictured in our heads as we read the novels. Better still, the casting here is magnificent. Ian McKellen simply IS the wizard Gandalf. While Elijah Wood might have seemed an unlikely choice to play Frodo Baggins at first, he proves in this film that he's more than up to the task, infusing the Hobbit with the perfect measure of pathos and humanity. And the supporting cast delivers in spades as well, including the likes of Viggo Mortensen, Sean Austin, Cate Blanchette, John Rhyes-Davies, Ian Holm, Christopher Lee... the list is long and without a single weak link. Even Liv Tyler manages to hold her own here, and that's saying something. Simply put, this is absolutely one of THE best film of 2001.

And now it's been made even better in this extended DVD version, with the addition of some 30 minutes of footage that was cut to save time during the film's theatrical run. The new footage includes (but is not limited to) a much extended opening with Bilbo writing his memoirs, a new introduction to Samwise Gamgee, a scene at the Green Dragon Inn, the Hobbits witnessing the departure of the Elves from Middle Earth on the way to Bree, Aragorn singing the ballad of Beren and Luthien, Aragorn at his mother's grave, new moments during the departure from Rivendale in which we see Arwen's emotional reaction to Aragorn's leaving as well as Elrond seeing the Fellowship off, a scene in the mines of Moria in which we learn how the Dwarves unleashed the fire-demon, Galadriel's complete gift-giving scene at Lothlorien and more footage of the battle at Amon Hen.

All that would be impressive enough. But there are also many smaller scenes, scene extensions and additional brief moments that have been added in throughout the length of the film. The cumulative effect is to make this film seem vastly more epic in scope - something I would never have guessed possible. There's a greater sense of distance to the Fellowship's journey, with many more points of interest along the way. We get to learn much more about Hobbits in the new opening, and there's more interaction between Frodo and Bilbo, which illuminates their fond relationship. You see that Gollum has continued to follow the Fellowship after leaving Moria. Lothlorien is depicted in much greater detail. The battle scenes are all much more intense now, and several characters are given added moments that make them feel more rounded, particularly Boromir (his last stand is now much more heroic and emotional). There's more humor in this cut. And the new footage adds significant texture and depth to the film - particularly welcome as much of this directly references material in the original book. The result, ultimately, is a much more satisfying viewing experience. I have no doubt that those who disliked the film because it was too long will bemoan the new version. But for fans, if you liked Fellowship in its theatrical form, you will absolutely love this.
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LOrd of the Rings DVDs

The DVD's are all the extended versions of the three Lord of the Rings films and I couldn't find them elsewhere and especially not at such a good price

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fantastic 4 dvds

Set in Middle-Earth many many years ago, this is the story of a young Hobbit named Frodo, who has in his possession a ring... This ring is needed by the evil Lord Sauron to destroy civilisation and plunge the world into complete darkness. In order to prevent this, Frodo must find a way to the Mount of Doom and destroy the ring. Fantastic film and the two extra dvds are great because they give tto inforacion about make the film. great and value filmRead full review...

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great find

the perfect addition to your Tolkien collection. a "must-have" full of new interviews and documentaries. a really enjoyable collection.

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Brilliant for any lord of the ring fan

this gives you the chance to see deleted sences and to see how the movie is made. Also in the extras it tells you a lot about the books and loads more. This would make a great gift for any lord of the rings fan or just people that enjoy the movie. It is a must have item.Read full review...

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Best movie!!

This is one of the best movies ever in extenden version !!! What more would anyone want from life ?????

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