Society Clan Guru
10th July 2006
i loved all 3 books and movies? anyone else? discuss
The Lord of the Rings series is a great one at that. Truthfully I didnt start reading the books from beginning to end until after I saw Fellowship back in the day, but I tried to read Two Towers and Return of the King before their movie counterparts came out and I thankfully finished them.
I like LOTR alot but thankfully I'm not too into it - ya know? Like the kind of "into it" that's scarey...like those Star Trek and Star Wars fans out there that dress up and have plastic lightsaber battles outside theaters waiting for Episode I to release...haha
The books a sheer genius and are works of great literature despite their fantasy and science fiction genre. The movies are just overwhelming...Jackson desereved every bit of praise that came his way..he and his people did such a beautiful job with those films and turned something that was supposedly impossible to bring to the screen to life.
I tawt I taw a puddy tat...
30th December 2002
I loved the book(s), and I think that Peter Jackson did an outstanding job on the movies. They are both classics for the ages. They have their differences, but most are minor and I like each format for what it is.
I bought all 3 extended edition LOTR DVD's, and I would highly recommend to anyone who likes this trilogy to do the same. They were completely re-edited as well as given more/longer musical scores from Howard Shore. Unlike many extended dvd's where they just "hack" the extra scenes in and it's obvious, these are seamless. I honestly don't even recall how the theatrical versions of the trilogy were.
My wife and I, we're not fanatics, but we're definately fans. A couple years ago I bought her a really nice gold leafed, leather wrapped edition of LOTR in it's original single book form (as Tolkien had intended it to be). It's actually too nice. We're both afraid to touch it so it sits safely out of reach on a shelf!
I bought all 3 extended edition LOTR DVD's, and I would highly recommend to anyone who likes this trilogy to do the same.
Yeah I have all three as well and like you said sometimes you cant even tell what's added without looking for the little stars next to the chapter titles. The movies are so much better though with the newly added scenes...especially when part of the extended clips of some of the great battles like Helm's Deep and Pelannor Fields are put in....bliss
really nice gold leafed, leather wrapped edition of LOTR
That's an extremely nice version of the book - I wouldnt touch it either...how much did that happen to set you back if you dont mind my asking?
I tawt I taw a puddy tat...
30th December 2002
VOP2288;3509037That's an extremely nice version of the book - I wouldnt touch it either...how much did that happen to set you back if you dont mind my asking?
As I recall, it was around $150.
18th November 2004
I think that would be worth every penny...I have all 3 books, in the cheap paperback form. I want a nice hardcover edition. I've read them so many times, they're worn out.
I also have the extended edition boxed set of the movie trilogy. I got them for Christmas, but I haven't had much time to watch. I'm still about halfway through the Fellowship of the Ring. :uhm: I also own all 3 movie soundtracks.
I really look forward to finishing the extended movies. The first is amazing from what I've seen so far, and much more accurate to the book.
more accurate to the book.
Yeah that's something I noticed about the extended editions too...they put in a lot more that was in the books...yet for Fellowship they still leave out ALOT that was in the book...yet truthfully if they were to film every aspect of the books each movie instead of being close to 4 hours long would be something like 8 hours long
5th August 2003
Good movies, but the books are a lot better (is always that way with book-to-movie conversions). Best of the movies is Fellowship of the Ring, with The Two Towers pulling a close second. The Return of the King was just all action without character, not to mention the unendings line of endings. I saw RotK on the night it came out and I remember people saying "come on!" by the end of the film.
I dont know...I thought all of them were fantastic but I found that I liked each one more than the other...ROTK is by far the best and Fellowship has to be the least great of the films. I will agree though that the series of ending for the film was a bit hectic and still somewhat annoys me...but the rest of the movie really makes me forgive this.
14th August 2006
I loved them all. Though i have to say the third movie after i watched it again it got a little boring. But altogether great films and books.