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post #31 of 102

Will there be an extended version of the movie ?  

post #32 of 102
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Originally Posted by Audio-Omega View Post

Will there be an extended version of the movie ?  

I've heard second hand there will be an extended version (20 extra minutes) of the first Hobbit movie.

and as all three LOTRs movies had extended versions, you would think there would be a Hobbit one.

post #33 of 102
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Originally Posted by PurpleAngel View Post

I've heard second hand there will be an extended version (20 extra minutes) of the first Hobbit movie.

and as all three LOTRs movies had extended versions, you would think there would be a Hobbit one.


 Wow, that'll be something. The current movie already seems like its over-extended.

post #34 of 102

There is an extended version of the soundtrack.  


Edited by Audio-Omega - 12/30/12 at 3:15am
post #35 of 102
Yeah, it's pretty "extended" already. What are they going to do, show clips of Bilbo on the bog? Trimming his toenails with Sting? Geez. biggrin.gif
post #36 of 102

It's a futile hope on my part probably, but I'll be hoping for a director's cut--one that's actually a cut.

post #37 of 102

This'll be the rare movie where the director's cut is shorter than the theatrical release.

post #38 of 102

Is it me or does the extended version of the Soundtrack not have the one main theme-- the ochestral version of Misty Mountains-- in it at all?  The closest thing I can find is the latter half of 'The World is Ahead.'

 

Besides that I think the Hobbit Soundtrack is far and away better than any of the LOTR ones.  Those are snooze-fests in comparison.

post #39 of 102

The soundtrack is well recorded, better than the LOTR ones.  However I don't know if it's better than the DVD-Audio version of the LOTR.  

post #40 of 102

I sort of can call myself a LOTR/ Hobbit fan, read the books and own the original LOTR extended dvd set loved it. Have yet to watch the Hobbit though. Not to mention there are 2 more books before the Hobbit (based on the first encounter of the elves vs sarumans henchmen) and let's hope those will be turned into movies as well.

post #41 of 102

I've been 2 times in this movie as I am a big fan of the LotR movies (I own the trilogy three times, 1. regular dvds, 2. dvd extended, 3. extended bluray - also the OST trilogy) and I just have to say, that in terms of sound and picture The Hobbit was my most intense cinema experience so far - even more mindblowing than avatar. Fortunately here in Nuremberg we have the only movie theater hall in germany which provides Dolby Atmos (Cinecitta - biggest multiplex cinema in EU), so I went really lucky with this one.

Guys, the 4k resolution and higher framerate in combination with this amazing new sound technology of Dolby, not to mention very pleasant 3D picture, was just overwhelming. I have never before felt myself that immersed in a movie. The first time I watched it, I even almost smelled the scene, which of course in fact I didn't... but I was thinking I would. Maybe because of the huge immersion.

The movie itself was also great. Seeing all those beautiful, familiar places like the Shire, Rivendell, but also some characters like Gandalf, Frodo, Bilbo, Elrond etc. was great. The dwarfes... I immediately locked them into my heart. They all appeared very nice and originally.

 

All in all this movie - is just like LotR - a biblical masterpiece. The only thing I want to mention - in a neutral way, neither positive nor negative - is that the atmosphere appears to be different from the LotR parts. Not totally different, becauseit it still does feel like the good old middle-earth we've seen on the screen some years ago, but still... LotR movies appeared darker, more mature and seriously.

Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

I mean I couldn't remember anyone of the good ones dying and this in spite of the s**t Gandalf, Bilbo and all the numerous dwarves went through. If you take a look on the LotR trilogy you'll see that there were good characters dying in every part. I don't want to say that I like to see good characters dying, of course I don't. But this adds a very good dramatic aspect to the movie and I find that The Hobbit had a slightly lack of that aspect.

But of course the movies are based on Tolkien respectively on the books so they have to focus on that. On this occation I also have to mention that I'm still reading LotR and intend to read The Hobbit after them, so I can't say how far the movie is based on the books. The aspect I spoke to in the spoiler didn't bother me anyway, this movie is great and worth to be seen 100 times. I just wanted to speak out this difference which me and my friends experienced.

 

btw. The soundtrack is also a masterpiece. Once more Howard Shore has done a very, very good job. Just at this moment I am listening to the FLAC's with my brandnew DT 880/600. Especially the main theme of the dwarves is just ashtonishing.


Edited by Zack117 - 1/25/13 at 5:26am
post #42 of 102

I'm looking forward to Music from The Hobbit & The Lord of The Rings by The City of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra.  Their version of Star Wars, Gladiator and The Da Vinci Code are not bad at all.  

post #43 of 102

I suspect the scene in The Hobbit where Frodo talks about whether Gandalf is coming is connected to The Lord of The Rings.  Did he then go to sit under a tree and wait for him ?  That's where The Lord of The Rings begins.  


Edited by Audio-Omega - 3/5/13 at 4:51am
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