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    I let my inner geek rampage free this weekend and this is what it ended up buying. Basically I spent yesterday and today first going through all the extra material and then watch the movies (Fellowship yesterday, Two Towers today).

    A very nice weekend indeed!

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    What. When I heard about the DVD 12-disc set I thought it was rather excessive. But enough content to fit 15 Blu-ray discs? That sounds like less of a weekend and more of an entire week.
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    Only the movies are on blu-ray, the extra content is on regular DVD, but you do get digital copies of the movies.

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    Funny, I actually watched the whole extended trilogy a week ago (thur-sat). I don't really count that as geeking out because I only watched one movie per night. A few years ago I watched the whole extended trilogy in the same day. Needless to say, I didn't do much else that day.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Avilan the Grey View Post
    I let my inner geek rampage free this weekend and this is what it ended up buying. Basically I spent yesterday and today first going through all the extra material and then watch the movies (Fellowship yesterday, Two Towers today).

    A very nice weekend indeed!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Maxios View Post
    I wrote out an entire Marvel action role-playing game, a mixture of Mass Effect and Fallout 3 gameplay wise .
    Cool!

    I only had time watching through the first two movies and their respective extra materials this weekend

    I have not watched the movies for a long time before this, and I have to admit that it recreated my crush on ╔owyn. It doesn't help that she is perfectly casted by the LOVELY Miranda Otto. I actually developed somewhat of a crush on her (╔owyn) already when I read the book the first time at 12 years old, she was definitely my favorite character in the book. It resurfaced again when I bought the Tolkien Bestiarium at 14, and bloomed fully when I first saw Two Towers...

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    15 blue ray?!?
    ...what kind of extra stuff they put into? Christopher Lee that recite the whole books?
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    The digital ghost of Tolkien, as with Neuromancer.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Killer Angel View Post
    15 blue ray?!?
    ...what kind of extra stuff they put into? Christopher Lee that recite the whole books?
    As stated above it's only the six blue ray discs (the movies) the rest are nine DVDs with extras.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Avilan the Grey View Post
    As stated above it's only the six blue ray discs (the movies) the rest are nine DVDs with extras.
    Nine DVDs contain a lot of material anyway. If the time you had to spend watching the extra material, surpasses the one you spend to watch the movies, it falls beyond my "geeky limit".
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    Well on the subject of geeking out with Tolkien, I have an entire cabinet full of LOTR Tradeable Miniatures Game pieces. Basically enough to make a nice tabletop scene with any LOTR faction you can name (Except dwarves. Not enough dwarves.).

    And then I bought 4 main sets of Heroscape so that I can make nice hex-based terrain to fight on. And then I bought a bunch of Heroscape accessory sets.

    For the amount of money I spent on this, I could have hired a pair of high-quality call girls to spend an entire day with me. I regret nothing!

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    uhm.. I have the extended edition dvd sets.. the ones with I believe 4 discs a piece..
    are you telling me that the blueray edition has more extra stuff yet?
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    For the amount of money I spent on this, I could have hired a pair of high-quality call girls to spend an entire day with me. I regret nothing!
    Imagine the amount of skittles you could've bought. Skittles you could've possessed right now. Then look me in the eye and tell me you regret nothing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Killer Angel View Post
    15 blue ray?!?
    ...what kind of extra stuff they put into? Christopher Lee that recite the whole books?
    Has that been done yet? If not we need to hurry, the man is 90. Quick, make the greatest audiobook of the century before it's too late.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Yora View Post
    Has that been done yet? If not we need to hurry, the man is 90. Quick, make the greatest audiobook of the century before it's too late.
    Sadly the title of greated audio book has already been claimed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dehro View Post
    uhm.. I have the extended edition dvd sets.. the ones with I believe 4 discs a piece..
    are you telling me that the blueray edition has more extra stuff yet?
    Basically, as far as I can tell, it has the original four discs, plus the "behind the scene" discs that are included in the normal theatrical DVD release.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Avilan the Grey View Post
    Basically, as far as I can tell, it has the original four discs, plus the "behind the scene" discs that are included in the normal theatrical DVD release.
    good..that means I don't have to buy a bluray capable thingy.. and the bluray box set either.
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    I only ever watch the Extended Cut anymore. The theatrical feels so limited. Also with the Extended versions I can kill ~12 hours leading up to New Years every year with my sister and folks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tal_Akaan View Post
    Sadly the title of greated audio book has already been claimed.
    I dunno, a version of that read by heston would be pretty cool as well. But yeah, james earl jones reading that book? Badass.
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    I dunno, a version of that read by heston would be pretty cool as well. But yeah, james earl jones Mufasa reading that book? Badass.
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    I dunno, a version of that read by heston would be pretty cool as well. But yeah, james earl jones Mufasa Darth Vader reading that book? Badass.
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    Well I watched all the Harry Potter movies in one sitting, almost literally, I got up once to go the bathroom, and a couple times to post on the computer. That's probably the most impressive marathon I'll ever do.
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    I regularly marathon + drinks. Today was X-men. LOTR, Star Wars and the Matrix are all common ones.

    On the geeky note, today I managed to score the Watchmen Complete box (with the Black Freighter sequences inserted) for $6.

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    I dunno, a version of that read by heston would be pretty cool as well. But yeah, james earl jonesMufasa Darth VaderRev. Kumalo reading that book? Badass something that makes sense.
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    On the geeky note, today I managed to score the Watchmen Complete box (with the Black Freighter sequences inserted) for $6.
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    Picked up the same set a couple weeks ago on sale for $40.

    Then found out that Costco (I guess Sam's Club for you US folks) is now selling it for just over $30 :/

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    We still have Costcos in the US; hell, my grandmother lives only about two minutes away from one.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Maxios View Post
    Best. Movie. EVER.
    Having had a chance to sit down and watch it, an argument can definitely be made. I loved the theatrical cut. I thought they did a good job cutting out stuff while keeping the core of the story. I thought changing the Space Squid to a threat less, well, stupid was a good idea. I thought naming the second gen Minutemen as "the Watchmen" was annoying, but good for the casual viewer. But the symbolic parallels between the Black Freighter and the story are half of the brilliance that is Watchmen.

    Veering back towards the topic, I thought that cut did what the extended LOTR did; which is smooth over some of the things that annoyed me most about the theatrical cut (in that case, Faramir being turned into Borimir 2, rather than one of the strongest noble characters in the whole book!)

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    I dunno, a version of that read by heston would be pretty cool as well. But yeah, james earl jonesMufasa Darth VaderRev. Kumalo Thulsa Doom reading that book? Badass something that makes sense.
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