The 4K Release of Lord of the RIngs and The Hobbit

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Me too.

That was fun to watch Sir Peter get all excited again, but I won't be upgrading any time soon (or probably ever).
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I'm pretty sure the PS5 has a 4K Optical Drive, so I imagine that will be where I eventually get one. As for the 4K TV, that's a bit further out for me. LotR Ultimate Edition could convince me though.
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I have my ancient blu-ray player. And don’t you also need a 4K TV? I don’t have that either.
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But wait... there are already 8K tech coming online.

I could likely grow a garden in the dust that has accumulated on my EE-DVDs. With each attempt at watching them, I get less further than the time before. The last time I quit after getting the shits with Arwen catching a ranger at unawares. I used to make to Fangorn....
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Just saw J Michael Straczinski post this on Facebook

So I've been watching the new 4K transfers of the Lord of the Rings trilogy, and just astonished at the clarity and sound quality. It also really brings home how awful the prior blu-rays of the extended editions were...dark, muddy, with this kind of greenish hue to everything. This is the best the film has ever looked, can't recommend them highly enough.


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Will the Ultimate edition come in standard non-4k Blu-ray? I'd been thinking about upgrading my DVDs but the color grading correction sounds nice. However I have no plans to buy a 4k TV.
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So, has anyone gotten this yet?
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Based on the past conversations, I'm not sure if anyone else here owns a 4K TV so I doubt it!
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:shock: I'm the only one? This is embarrassing!
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I'm waiting for the collectors edition.
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Do you know if the anniversary edition is 4k-exclusive?
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I saw the stills comparing the 4K version with the standard versions and I thought that the 4K ones didn't look very good. Am I the only one? They seem to have been colour corrected, which ended up making them look more "modern" I suppose but took away the dreamlike quality of some of these images.
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I'm surprised to hear that - almost all of the reviews I've read have raved about them.

Can you link to the stills?
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