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The Lord of the Rings: The Motion Picture Trilogy (Theatrical Editions) - Blu-ray Review


Title: The Lord of the Rings: The Motion Picture Trilogy (Theatrical Editions) [Blu-ray]
Starring: Elijah Wood, Sean Astin, Viggo Mortensen, Sir Ian McKellen, Sean Bean, Orlando Bloom, John Rhys Davies, Dominic Monaghan, Billy Boyd, Liv Tyler, Andy Serkis
Directed by: Peter Jackson
Written by: J.R.R. Tolkein
Adapted Screenplay: Peter Jackson, Fran Walsh, Philippa Boyens, Stephen Sinclair
Studio: New Line(Warner Brothers)
Rated: PG-13
Runtime: 178 min / 179 min / 201 min
Release Date: 4/6/2010
Movie:

The Lord of the Rings motion picture trilogy is based upon the novel "The Lord of the Rings" originally written by J.R.R Tolkein. Tolkein's book is considered to be one of the greatest novels ever written and to this day is regarded as the pre-eminent fantasy fiction work in existence. The story follows Frodo Baggins (Elijah Wood) a young hobbit who inherits a magical artifact of immense power from his uncle Bilbo. Forged by the dark lord Sauron in Mount Doom millennia before Frodo's birth, this ring has the power to enslave all life. In the final great battle of the last age the ring was cut from Sauron’s hand by Isildur, a prince of Gondor, using the broken blade of his dead father. When the ring was separated from Sauron his physical form was destroyed – leaving only his spirit behind - forever tied to his ring.

Over the centuries as the Ring was lost to the passage of time Sauron’s spirit has strengthened – now the maleficent spirits greatest source of strength remains the One Ring to which his soul is bound. Upon his reunion with the One Ring, Sauron will regain his former power and once again rule over Middle Earth.

When the wizard Gandalf (McKellen) discovers that Frodo's ring is the One Ring he must send Frodo on a desperate quest to the elven settlement of Rivendell to seek council and keep the ring from the clutches of Sauron's lieutenants, the nazgul. When Frodo and his hobbit companions Sam, Merry and Pippin arrive in Rivendell a council of the races of Middle Earth is convened and it is decided that the ring must be taken to Mount Doom - the only place where it can be destroyed. Frodo volunteers to be the ring bearer, and is joined by an alliance of humans, an elf and a dwarf on his quest to save Middle Earth.

Frodo and his companions will journey from the deepest dungeon to the highest peak in their attempt to reach Mordor without being sighted by the forces of Sauron. As the fellowship fights to survive the ring itself is the greatest enemy, always playing upon the desires of those nearby. Eventually it is left to Frodo and his best friend Sam along with an unlikely ally to take the ring into the heart of Mordor and destroy the dark lord once and for all.



The battle for Middle Earth first wowed viewers almost a decade ago as The Fellowship of the Ring was released in theaters. Over the next three years The Two Towers and Return of the King would be released to even greater acclaim. Many of us have waited for these to be available in a high definition format since the day we viewed Return of the King the first time in theaters – I count myself among this crowd. At the time of their release, each of these films broke new ground in terms of effects, cinematography, makeup, and overall film making. Together the three films have garnered an impressive 30 academy award nominations and 17 wins and still rank amongst the best movies of all time.



Rating: All three films are rated PG-13 for intense epic battle sequences and scary scenes. There is nothing inappropriate in the films – though young viewers may be frightened by the orcs, goblins and other creatures depicted.

Video:

All three films come to us in VC-1 encoded 1080p video. if you would like more information on the encode please see my second post.

It is no secret that many people, myself included, had high hopes for this release. These films were technically groundbreaking during their theatrical runs and deserve the absolute best transfer possible when going to Blu-Ray.



Now the question you’re all asking – just how good do they look?

Sadly the answer is – so so.


Warner has yet again failed to perform due diligence when it comes to an important Blu-Ray release. While the films do get progressively better as far as PQ is concerned as you progress through the trilogy, they are simply good and rarely great. The Fellowship of the Ring has always looked a little “soft” – even in theaters as some of you may recall, but it never lacked in terms of fine detail. Unfortunately, the Blu-Ray release has been subjected to Digital Noise Reduction (DNR) to the extent that some HDTV recordings actually show better fine detail. It appears to me that rather than starting from a rescan of the source film Warner took their existing HD master and threw it through the DNR cycle on medium before making a few color timing fixes, boosting contrast ever so slightly and throwing it onto a disc in average bitrate VC-1.


I know that many of you are going to be disappointed reading this – and let me assure you that I am even more disappointed writing this. These films deserve better, they deserve to be treated with respect and demand that more time and money be invested to ensure they look their best. Warner has done a great job moving to Blu-Ray as a high def format – but they consistently let us down with their Blu-Ray transfers. Films like this should come to us free of DNR and digital tampering beyond what is absolutely necessary to ensure they are true to Peter Jackson’s vision. So little care was in fact taken that there is actually digital noise present in certain dark scenes (00:24:02 in the Two Towers for example).


If the spiel I wrote in my introduction demonstrates anything, it should be just how important these films are to many of us. If I was to make a list of films that deserve to be fully remastered – these films would be right at the top. When I refer to remastering I do not mean taking the current master, applying a smattering of Digital Noise Reduction (DNR) and slapping it into a moderate bitrate VC-1 encode. I refer to a complete rescan of the original film stock at 4k or better resolution and a re-render for any effects that are dated or low res.

Summary: If you’re a picture quality fanatic this release is not for you. The needless and inconsistent use of DNR has absolutely tarnished what could have been a groundbreaking release.



Audio:


The audio in this release is one area that does not disappoint. The DTS-MA HD audio is both well balanced and lives up well to the impeccable quality that was present on the DVD’s. Bass is prodigious and well balanced and the surrounds are used actively. Dialogue is clearly intelligible and the entire mix covers a wide dynamic range – those watching below reference level will notice when an actor speaks quietly they may not hear it quite as clearly, but in my opinion this is better than a normalized dialogue level throughout.

One caveat for this release:

While the cover art promises “6.1” audio the audio is in fact 5.1ES – I’m not sure if this is a mistake or a blatant lie however I would like to see Warner clarify why we are not getting what the package says we should.


Extras:

These discs come with an impressive list of extras, each on their own bonus disc. The extras are a duplicate of what was provided for the SD release of Lord of the Rings on DVD - it is disappointing that no HD or new extras are available. In particular it would have been beneficial for them to talk about the making of the Blu-Ray.

Please expand the spoiler tags to see the list of extras - they are extremely long and have been shortened in this manner for readability.


The Fellowship of the Ring:

Spoiler

Bonus Disc (SD)
• Welcome to Middle-earth: Houghton Mifflin In-Store Special
• Quest for the Ring: FOX TV Special
• A Passage to Middle-earth: SCI-FI Channel Special
• lordoftherings.net Featurettes
o Finding Hobbiton
o Hobbiton Comes Alive
o Believing the World of Bree
o Ringwraiths: The Fallen Kings
o Rivendell: The Elven Refuge
o Languages of Middle-earth
o Two Wizards
o Music of Middle-earth
o Elijah Wood
o Viggo Mortensen
o Orlando Bloom
o Cate Blanchett
o Liv Tyler
o Ian McKellen
o Weathertop: The Windy Hill

• TV Spots
o MTV
o Fellowship
o Top Ten/AFI
o Phenomenon
• Academy Nomination
• Epic Oscar
• Enya ”May It Be” Music Video
• Special Extended DVD Edition Preview
• Behind the Scenes Preview of ”The Two Towers”

The Two Towers:
Spoiler

• On the Set “The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers”
• Starz Encore Special: Return to Middle-earth: WB Special
• ”The Long and Short of It” A Short Film Directed by Sean Astin
• The Making of ”The Long and Short of It”
• lordoftherings.net Featurettes
o Forces of Darkness
o Designing the Sounds of Middle-earth
o Edoras: The Rohan Capital
o Creatures of Middle-earth
o Gandalf the White
o Arms and Armor
o The Battle of Helm’s Deep
o Bringing Gollum to Life
• TV Spots
o New Power
o Another
o Event
o Dream
o Darkness
o Return
o Strike
o Countdown
o One World Review
o The Wait is Over
o Review B/Golden Globes
o Gollum
o Supreme Review
o Review A/Globe
o Good Top 10
o Top 10 Review
• Emiliana Torrini ”Gollum’s Song” Music Video
• Special Extended DVD Edition Preview
• Behind the Scenes Preview of ”The Return of the King”

The Return of the King:
Spoiler

Bonus Disc (SD)
• The Quest Fulfilled: A Director's Vision
• A Filmmaker's Journey: Making “The Return of the King”
• National Geographic Special - “The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King”
• lordoftherings.net Featurettes
o Aragorn's Destiny
o Minas Tirith: Capital of Gondor
o The Battle of Pelennor Fields
o Samwise the Brave
o »owyn: White Lady of Rohan
o Digital Horse Doubles
o Two Theatrical Trailers
o TV Spots
o Heart/Frodo
o Every Path
o Test
o Aragorn
o Time
o Every Step
o Sword
o Decided
o Time Review
o Decided Review
o Step Golden Globes
o Globe Nominations
o New Epic Globe



Overall:


Despite a disappointing video transfer, the Lord of the Rings is an impressive experience on Blu-Ray – largely bolstered by the dynamic and powerful DTS-MA HD mix each disc includes. The films themselves are as powerful now as they once were in theaters and are a pleasure to watch. A great list of extras that is more or less unchanged from the DVD release should not disappoint.

While the Extended Edition is more pleasurable to watch in my humble opinion, each cut has its own advantages and tells the story differently. With the Extended Edition due to release sometime in the next two years many of us must face the prospect of double dipping and purchasing both releases - or simply waiting. While I hope that the Extended Edition receives the treatment these films deserve (an actual rescan and remaster) at this point I believe Gandalf said it best:

“There never was much hope. Just a fool’s hope.”




While I would usually double dip myself in a situation like this, simply because I’m a rabid fan of the series – the lackluster video quality forces me to give a firm “DO NOT BUY” recommendation for these discs. If Warner wants us to spend money on these discs twice, then they need to give us a degree of quality worth paying for. The only way that we as consumers can truly send studios a message about our dissatisfaction with releases such as this is to refuse to purchase these discs.

Regardless of my complaints, I am grateful that the films are available on Blu-Ray as this release is still a noticeable improvement over the DVD in every way.

If you are a die-hard Lord of the Rings fanatic these may be worth the purchase on the basis of the audio quality alone – however; as I stated above, if you are a picture quality nut you will be sorely disappointed.


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Blu-Ray Info (BDInfo):

The Fellowship of the Ring:


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The Two Towers:


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Codec                           Language        Bitrate         Description     
-----                           --------        -------         -----------     
DTS-HD Master Audio             English         4074 kbps       5.1-ES / 48 kHz / 4074 kbps / 24-bit (DTS Core: 5.1-ES / 48 kHz / 1509 kbps / 24-bit)
Dolby Digital EX Audio          Spanish         640 kbps        5.1-EX / 48 kHz / 640 kbps / DN -4dB

SUBTITLES:

Codec                           Language        Bitrate         Description     
-----                           --------        -------         -----------     
Presentation Graphics           English         18.854 kbps                     
Presentation Graphics           Spanish         18.061 kbps                     
Presentation Graphics           Spanish         0.445 kbps                      

FILES:

Name            Time In         Length          Size            Total Bitrate   
----            -------         ------          ----            -------------   
00005.M2TS      0:00:00.000     2:59:24.754     39,078,273,024  29,042          

CHAPTERS:

Number          Time In         Length          Avg Video Rate  Max 1-Sec Rate  Max 1-Sec Time  Max 5-Sec Rate  Max 5-Sec Time  Max 10Sec Rate  Max 10Sec Time  Avg Frame Size  Max Frame Size  Max Frame Time  
------          -------         ------          --------------  --------------  --------------  --------------  --------------  --------------  --------------  --------------  --------------  --------------  
1               0:00:00.000     0:04:08.748     21,610 kbps     46,774 kbps     00:02:54.924    33,743 kbps     00:02:54.924    32,626 kbps     00:02:54.924    113,483 bytes   385,561 bytes   00:01:32.091    
2               0:04:08.748     0:07:23.401     24,586 kbps     49,001 kbps     00:09:01.666    35,280 kbps     00:04:56.296    32,458 kbps     00:07:33.035    128,182 bytes   386,114 bytes   00:04:17.507    
3               0:11:32.149     0:00:45.545     24,716 kbps     39,804 kbps     00:12:03.764    33,379 kbps     00:12:11.480    30,377 kbps     00:12:03.764    128,860 bytes   418,782 bytes   00:12:17.361    
4               0:12:17.695     0:02:09.504     25,362 kbps     39,002 kbps     00:14:15.229    35,055 kbps     00:14:12.434    31,245 kbps     00:14:08.722    132,228 bytes   432,606 bytes   00:14:15.854    
5               0:14:27.199     0:03:03.349     22,703 kbps     38,363 kbps     00:15:21.211    34,286 kbps     00:15:19.460    32,037 kbps     00:15:20.461    118,364 bytes   325,809 bytes   00:17:30.090    
6               0:17:30.549     0:02:48.042     22,929 kbps     50,284 kbps     00:19:23.036    34,259 kbps     00:19:22.786    30,981 kbps     00:17:53.113    119,543 bytes   384,130 bytes   00:18:51.463    
7               0:20:18.592     0:00:54.137     26,705 kbps     35,781 kbps     00:20:19.134    31,647 kbps     00:20:38.904    31,291 kbps     00:20:32.022    139,225 bytes   310,938 bytes   00:20:39.071    
8               0:21:12.729     0:02:58.344     27,260 kbps     40,167 kbps     00:24:01.773    33,577 kbps     00:23:57.519    31,307 kbps     00:23:52.639    142,123 bytes   321,367 bytes   00:23:58.019    
9               0:24:11.074     0:04:07.956     24,281 kbps     36,128 kbps     00:24:33.472    33,424 kbps     00:24:30.552    30,553 kbps     00:24:25.755    126,591 bytes   324,176 bytes   00:25:43.750    
10              0:28:19.030     0:02:31.734     24,341 kbps     43,461 kbps     00:30:13.478    34,295 kbps     00:30:11.976    30,814 kbps     00:30:07.222    126,903 bytes   449,161 bytes   00:29:10.623    
11              0:30:50.765     0:03:28.917     22,456 kbps     34,984 kbps     00:31:34.559    31,287 kbps     00:31:46.362    29,303 kbps     00:31:46.362    117,077 bytes   343,593 bytes   00:34:19.682    
12              0:34:19.682     0:06:58.918     23,889 kbps     45,510 kbps     00:36:58.382    34,721 kbps     00:36:57.089    30,812 kbps     00:36:52.627    124,546 bytes   374,547 bytes   00:34:52.840    
13              0:41:18.601     0:05:36.669     22,838 kbps     37,340 kbps     00:44:46.892    34,549 kbps     00:41:27.568    32,663 kbps     00:41:26.150    119,067 bytes   331,232 bytes   00:46:21.028    
14              0:46:55.270     0:00:40.165     20,941 kbps     34,075 kbps     00:47:29.179    33,159 kbps     00:47:27.928    30,273 kbps     00:47:25.425    109,178 bytes   307,417 bytes   00:47:33.892    
15              0:47:35.435     0:05:17.692     21,334 kbps     36,599 kbps     00:48:33.994    33,537 kbps     00:48:32.326    31,931 kbps     00:48:27.696    111,224 bytes   399,937 bytes   00:49:42.229    
16              0:52:53.128     0:11:28.521     23,099 kbps     45,187 kbps     01:00:40.637    33,792 kbps     01:02:04.846    31,826 kbps     01:00:49.145    120,428 bytes   398,524 bytes   01:01:13.419    
17              1:04:21.649     0:01:52.779     21,113 kbps     28,572 kbps     01:04:28.489    26,107 kbps     01:04:32.159    25,187 kbps     01:04:31.951    110,072 bytes   343,395 bytes   01:04:52.930    
18              1:06:14.428     0:03:10.773     21,421 kbps     38,093 kbps     01:07:54.528    34,962 kbps     01:07:53.611    29,904 kbps     01:07:48.606    111,681 bytes   331,184 bytes   01:07:54.570    
19              1:09:25.202     0:01:26.044     18,832 kbps     32,329 kbps     01:10:00.321    27,486 kbps     01:09:57.985    24,367 kbps     01:09:57.359    98,180 bytes    230,799 bytes   01:10:00.863    
20              1:10:51.246     0:01:04.606     19,031 kbps     34,887 kbps     01:11:45.092    30,786 kbps     01:11:45.092    26,269 kbps     01:11:44.717    99,220 bytes    319,162 bytes   01:11:45.134    
21              1:11:55.853     0:01:42.644     24,763 kbps     35,298 kbps     01:13:35.911    31,746 kbps     01:12:53.786    29,894 kbps     01:12:52.034    129,103 bytes   386,913 bytes   01:13:38.288    
22              1:13:38.497     0:02:30.483     21,592 kbps     34,212 kbps     01:16:07.980    32,029 kbps     01:13:58.475    29,745 kbps     01:13:53.804    112,570 bytes   382,019 bytes   01:16:08.647    
23              1:16:08.981     0:04:27.016     23,770 kbps     40,613 kbps     01:20:22.901    34,835 kbps     01:16:44.099    32,250 kbps     01:18:07.391    123,928 bytes   447,629 bytes   01:16:11.316    
24              1:20:35.997     0:00:56.389     26,481 kbps     39,468 kbps     01:21:09.114    33,345 kbps     01:21:12.450    31,763 kbps     01:21:07.612    138,062 bytes   341,533 bytes   01:21:13.118    
25              1:21:32.387     0:04:29.018     22,641 kbps     34,835 kbps     01:24:22.974    32,541 kbps     01:25:46.057    31,242 kbps     01:25:46.057    118,040 bytes   363,937 bytes   01:25:26.871    
26              1:26:01.406     0:06:37.897     26,825 kbps     43,449 kbps     01:26:50.580    33,708 kbps     01:26:48.661    31,754 kbps     01:28:03.528    139,855 bytes   459,910 bytes   01:31:18.055    
27              1:32:39.303     0:02:26.604     23,524 kbps     41,705 kbps     01:34:30.456    34,725 kbps     01:34:30.456    32,018 kbps     01:34:30.456    122,643 bytes   444,047 bytes   01:34:56.649    
28              1:35:05.908     0:02:36.489     26,406 kbps     41,431 kbps     01:36:30.576    33,901 kbps     01:36:13.058    32,433 kbps     01:36:36.999    137,667 bytes   341,113 bytes   01:35:55.499    
29              1:37:42.398     0:01:39.641     21,979 kbps     37,909 kbps     01:39:09.568    32,333 kbps     01:37:47.319    27,600 kbps     01:37:43.190    114,587 bytes   301,275 bytes   01:38:44.001    
30              1:39:22.039     0:03:40.678     22,893 kbps     34,336 kbps     01:42:03.075    33,518 kbps     01:41:58.987    31,812 kbps     01:41:54.066    119,354 bytes   326,505 bytes   01:42:34.481    
31              1:43:02.718     0:02:25.979     23,244 kbps     36,487 kbps     01:43:33.665    34,092 kbps     01:43:33.665    31,744 kbps     01:43:33.665    121,186 bytes   334,517 bytes   01:43:33.707    
32              1:45:28.697     0:02:55.717     22,791 kbps     37,471 kbps     01:45:28.905    33,600 kbps     01:45:28.697    31,789 kbps     01:45:51.553    118,819 bytes   323,463 bytes   01:45:29.865    
33              1:48:24.414     0:07:20.398     26,976 kbps     40,430 kbps     01:51:17.879    34,163 kbps     01:49:44.619    32,336 kbps     01:54:17.141    140,640 bytes   368,898 bytes   01:51:18.004    
34              1:55:44.812     0:05:33.249     23,434 kbps     41,450 kbps     01:58:02.867    34,742 kbps     01:56:41.327    32,007 kbps     01:57:31.127    122,172 bytes   412,928 bytes   01:58:05.328    
35              2:01:18.062     0:01:19.871     20,847 kbps     32,448 kbps     02:02:19.623    29,698 kbps     02:01:27.947    28,496 kbps     02:01:27.321    108,685 bytes   351,091 bytes   02:02:20.249    
36              2:02:37.933     0:01:58.243     20,780 kbps     28,715 kbps     02:02:40.603    26,944 kbps     02:02:49.779    26,012 kbps     02:02:45.483    108,340 bytes   266,118 bytes   02:03:41.956    
37              2:04:36.177     0:01:44.729     20,758 kbps     32,338 kbps     02:06:09.520    29,345 kbps     02:06:05.558    26,428 kbps     02:06:00.511    108,225 bytes   297,915 bytes   02:05:15.007    
38              2:06:20.906     0:03:32.420     26,631 kbps     34,490 kbps     02:08:17.231    31,854 kbps     02:08:13.185    31,070 kbps     02:06:42.803    138,841 bytes   301,665 bytes   02:09:46.236    
39              2:09:53.327     0:06:15.958     27,212 kbps     41,016 kbps     02:11:15.826    34,913 kbps     02:12:30.609    32,094 kbps     02:11:09.820    141,872 bytes   413,439 bytes   02:11:45.063    
40              2:16:09.286     0:01:39.349     24,822 kbps     33,920 kbps     02:16:28.763    30,457 kbps     02:16:20.922    29,525 kbps     02:16:20.922    129,409 bytes   355,377 bytes   02:17:14.601    
41              2:17:48.635     0:03:24.829     28,101 kbps     39,415 kbps     02:20:28.753    34,827 kbps     02:20:27.419    32,572 kbps     02:20:26.334    146,504 bytes   358,719 bytes   02:19:54.552    
42              2:21:13.465     0:01:45.146     22,277 kbps     36,708 kbps     02:21:39.657    28,772 kbps     02:21:38.031    26,207 kbps     02:21:33.067    116,143 bytes   354,141 bytes   02:21:38.531    
43              2:22:58.611     0:05:56.939     27,353 kbps     42,334 kbps     02:24:00.590    34,769 kbps     02:28:50.546    32,100 kbps     02:26:24.901    142,606 bytes   420,909 bytes   02:24:00.632    
44              2:28:55.551     0:01:24.793     21,984 kbps     26,852 kbps     02:29:15.363    25,107 kbps     02:29:22.536    24,404 kbps     02:28:55.551    114,614 bytes   326,445 bytes   02:30:20.302    
45              2:30:20.344     0:00:34.743     22,525 kbps     35,076 kbps     02:30:53.169    29,262 kbps     02:30:49.999    26,652 kbps     02:30:45.077    117,435 bytes   265,434 bytes   02:30:53.919    
46              2:30:55.087     0:02:16.219     17,617 kbps     25,728 kbps     02:32:42.278    24,159 kbps     02:32:41.110    23,066 kbps     02:32:39.358    91,845 bytes    258,037 bytes   02:32:47.575    
47              2:33:11.307     0:02:31.985     19,528 kbps     29,425 kbps     02:33:31.785    24,780 kbps     02:33:31.410    24,246 kbps     02:33:31.410    101,810 bytes   317,866 bytes   02:35:43.292    
48              2:35:43.292     0:04:38.486     22,792 kbps     39,935 kbps     02:40:01.008    32,749 kbps     02:40:01.008    31,131 kbps     02:40:01.008    118,826 bytes   314,019 bytes   02:40:01.049    
49              2:40:21.778     0:02:28.189     24,722 kbps     41,897 kbps     02:41:44.903    33,179 kbps     02:42:36.371    31,211 kbps     02:41:36.978    128,889 bytes   349,832 bytes   02:40:28.744    
50              2:42:49.968     0:04:46.286     17,437 kbps     31,935 kbps     02:45:25.290    30,976 kbps     02:45:42.307    26,194 kbps     02:45:37.469    90,908 bytes    362,863 bytes   02:46:28.937    
51              2:47:36.254     0:01:39.682     20,720 kbps     33,626 kbps     02:48:21.925    31,216 kbps     02:48:21.091    27,864 kbps     02:48:21.007    108,025 bytes   338,720 bytes   02:49:15.937    
52              2:49:15.937     0:02:26.521     21,345 kbps     35,672 kbps     02:49:51.514    31,383 kbps     02:51:12.720    28,664 kbps     02:49:23.486    111,379 bytes   356,550 bytes   02:51:12.762    
53              2:51:42.458     0:07:42.295     3,621 kbps      7,544 kbps      02:55:37.610    6,990 kbps      02:55:35.233    6,841 kbps      02:55:32.939    19,070 bytes    207,058 bytes   02:55:35.942    

STREAM DIAGNOSTICS:

File            PID             Type            Codec           Language                Seconds                 Bitrate                 Bytes           Packets         
----            ---             ----            -----           --------                --------------          --------------          -------------   -----           
00005.M2TS      4113 (0x1011)   0xEA            VC-1                                    10764.587               22,728                  30,581,808,879  166,360,094     
00005.M2TS      4352 (0x1100)   0x86            DTS-HD MA       eng (English)           10764.587               4,074                   5,481,823,312   31,471,389      
00005.M2TS      4353 (0x1101)   0x81            AC3-EX          spa (Spanish)           10764.587               640                     861,263,360     5,046,465       
00005.M2TS      4608 (0x1200)   0x90            PGS             eng (English)           10764.587               19                      25,369,692      148,579         
00005.M2TS      4609 (0x1201)   0x90            PGS             spa (Spanish)           10764.587               18                      24,302,822      141,938         
00005.M2TS      4610 (0x1202)   0x90            PGS             spa (Spanish)           10764.587               0                       598,655         3,529

Return of the King:


Code:
                                                                                                                Total   Video                                             
Title                                                           Codec   Length  Movie Size      Disc Size       Bitrate Bitrate Main Audio Track                          Secondary Audio Track
-----                                                           ------  ------- --------------  --------------  ------- ------- ------------------                        ---------------------
00100.MPLS                                                      VC-1    3:21:01 38,428,637,184  39,947,873,376  25.49   19.16   DTS-HD Master 5.1-ES 4249Kbps (48kHz/24-bit)
Code:
DISC INFO:

Disc Title:     LOTR_RETURN_OF_THE_KING
Disc Size:      39,947,873,376 bytes
Protection:     AACS
BD-Java:        Yes
BDInfo:         0.5.3

PLAYLIST REPORT:

Name:                   00100.MPLS
Length:                 3:21:01 (h:m:s)
Size:                   38,428,637,184 bytes
Total Bitrate:          25.49 Mbps

VIDEO:

Codec                   Bitrate             Description     
-----                   -------             -----------     
VC-1 Video              19155 kbps          1080p / 23.976 fps / 16:9 / Advanced Profile 3

AUDIO:

Codec                           Language        Bitrate         Description     
-----                           --------        -------         -----------     
DTS-HD Master Audio             English         4249 kbps       5.1-ES / 48 kHz / 4249 kbps / 24-bit (DTS Core: 5.1-ES / 48 kHz / 1509 kbps / 24-bit)
Dolby Digital EX Audio          Spanish         640 kbps        5.1-EX / 48 kHz / 640 kbps / DN -4dB

SUBTITLES:

Codec                           Language        Bitrate         Description     
-----                           --------        -------         -----------     
Presentation Graphics           English         16.017 kbps                     
Presentation Graphics           Spanish         13.594 kbps                     
Presentation Graphics           Spanish         0.049 kbps                      

FILES:

Name            Time In         Length          Size            Total Bitrate   
----            -------         ------          ----            -------------   
00009.M2TS      0:00:00.000     3:21:01.090     38,428,637,184  25,489          

CHAPTERS:

Number          Time In         Length          Avg Video Rate  Max 1-Sec Rate  Max 1-Sec Time  Max 5-Sec Rate  Max 5-Sec Time  Max 10Sec Rate  Max 10Sec Time  Avg Frame Size  Max Frame Size  Max Frame Time  
------          -------         ------          --------------  --------------  --------------  --------------  --------------  --------------  --------------  --------------  --------------  --------------  
1               0:00:00.000     0:06:13.581     18,401 kbps     55,423 kbps     00:00:45.211    33,646 kbps     00:00:44.753    31,072 kbps     00:01:16.159    97,810 bytes    518,917 bytes   00:02:00.662    
2               0:06:13.581     0:02:57.051     15,747 kbps     35,496 kbps     00:07:22.692    32,203 kbps     00:07:18.771    23,666 kbps     00:07:13.766    82,099 bytes    407,339 bytes   00:07:20.398    
3               0:09:10.633     0:02:57.760     19,235 kbps     41,851 kbps     00:10:27.209    31,430 kbps     00:09:11.842    30,325 kbps     00:09:10.716    100,282 bytes   350,375 bytes   00:09:17.640    
4               0:12:08.394     0:03:02.140     16,029 kbps     24,406 kbps     00:13:22.927    21,923 kbps     00:14:02.550    21,307 kbps     00:13:59.755    83,569 bytes    247,833 bytes   00:12:30.708    
5               0:15:10.534     0:03:59.364     17,513 kbps     28,781 kbps     00:18:24.978    22,595 kbps     00:18:21.600    21,363 kbps     00:18:16.887    91,304 bytes    251,887 bytes   00:15:32.681    
6               0:19:09.898     0:07:35.746     18,501 kbps     46,430 kbps     00:20:02.743    34,435 kbps     00:23:21.108    31,873 kbps     00:23:15.936    96,456 bytes    549,194 bytes   00:20:18.091    
7               0:26:45.645     0:02:54.090     16,116 kbps     43,627 kbps     00:28:18.863    34,645 kbps     00:28:16.528    26,556 kbps     00:28:16.778    84,082 bytes    351,059 bytes   00:28:37.507    
8               0:29:39.736     0:02:00.203     17,577 kbps     27,530 kbps     00:31:32.932    25,376 kbps     00:31:32.807    23,710 kbps     00:31:28.720    91,636 bytes    242,474 bytes   00:29:58.755    
9               0:31:39.939     0:05:33.458     15,492 kbps     45,667 kbps     00:31:56.289    29,464 kbps     00:31:55.413    25,997 kbps     00:31:50.366    80,766 bytes    429,176 bytes   00:33:09.529    
10              0:37:13.397     0:02:36.948     18,294 kbps     33,199 kbps     00:39:07.470    25,532 kbps     00:39:07.470    22,966 kbps     00:38:17.795    95,376 bytes    283,221 bytes   00:39:07.511    
11              0:39:50.346     0:03:55.693     17,873 kbps     38,879 kbps     00:43:18.887    28,173 kbps     00:43:15.926    24,806 kbps     00:43:13.549    93,184 bytes    311,414 bytes   00:43:18.762    
12              0:43:46.040     0:00:35.326     15,906 kbps     34,875 kbps     00:44:19.615    23,557 kbps     00:44:16.362    19,307 kbps     00:44:11.357    82,925 bytes    320,974 bytes   00:44:18.614    
13              0:44:21.367     0:02:16.970     21,434 kbps     41,141 kbps     00:44:21.367    31,897 kbps     00:44:21.367    29,923 kbps     00:44:21.367    111,749 bytes   366,047 bytes   00:44:25.162    
14              0:46:38.337     0:02:43.037     13,578 kbps     23,293 kbps     00:47:15.666    19,935 kbps     00:47:13.747    18,315 kbps     00:48:43.337    70,792 bytes    240,400 bytes   00:47:18.710    
15              0:49:21.375     0:02:31.943     20,591 kbps     33,980 kbps     00:50:10.716    31,228 kbps     00:51:43.308    29,336 kbps     00:51:41.473    107,350 bytes   324,173 bytes   00:51:41.932    
16              0:51:53.318     0:04:16.673     25,125 kbps     39,100 kbps     00:54:58.878    33,080 kbps     00:54:54.916    32,214 kbps     00:55:03.049    130,992 bytes   411,170 bytes   00:54:58.420    
17              0:56:09.991     0:01:59.828     19,806 kbps     44,671 kbps     00:57:11.010    29,496 kbps     00:56:52.367    27,782 kbps     00:56:50.657    103,258 bytes   431,474 bytes   00:57:11.052    
18              0:58:09.819     0:03:01.431     16,896 kbps     25,884 kbps     01:00:49.228    21,985 kbps     00:58:34.677    21,165 kbps     00:58:32.842    88,089 bytes    352,954 bytes   00:58:12.822    
19              1:01:11.250     0:05:18.901     23,635 kbps     37,729 kbps     01:04:30.408    33,339 kbps     01:04:26.487    32,692 kbps     01:03:15.416    123,224 bytes   346,421 bytes   01:03:21.380    
20              1:06:30.152     0:04:41.698     20,640 kbps     35,392 kbps     01:10:08.454    32,863 kbps     01:08:29.146    26,820 kbps     01:10:03.991    107,606 bytes   378,970 bytes   01:11:06.762    
21              1:11:11.850     0:03:34.047     19,053 kbps     31,534 kbps     01:14:41.768    29,164 kbps     01:11:36.542    26,684 kbps     01:11:32.538    99,331 bytes    397,210 bytes   01:12:03.235    
22              1:14:45.898     0:04:41.656     19,702 kbps     40,967 kbps     01:15:08.295    29,644 kbps     01:15:13.008    28,325 kbps     01:15:08.295    102,716 bytes   460,233 bytes   01:15:14.343    
23              1:19:27.554     0:02:28.314     21,492 kbps     32,280 kbps     01:20:51.096    28,477 kbps     01:21:05.527    27,128 kbps     01:21:05.235    112,049 bytes   270,234 bytes   01:20:52.097    
24              1:21:55.869     0:01:23.208     17,250 kbps     21,292 kbps     01:23:11.152    19,644 kbps     01:22:10.717    19,338 kbps     01:22:09.132    89,934 bytes    229,351 bytes   01:23:18.118    
25              1:23:19.077     0:02:00.829     19,299 kbps     38,049 kbps     01:23:33.591    31,042 kbps     01:23:33.591    25,992 kbps     01:23:33.550    100,614 bytes   342,353 bytes   01:25:19.906    
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31              1:47:09.047     0:00:34.534     20,769 kbps     27,069 kbps     01:47:26.648    24,891 kbps     01:47:28.567    24,512 kbps     01:47:24.229    108,278 bytes   301,191 bytes   01:47:29.609    
32              1:47:43.582     0:01:06.816     22,854 kbps     35,421 kbps     01:48:33.632    28,627 kbps     01:48:33.548    27,986 kbps     01:48:32.130    119,153 bytes   286,988 bytes   01:48:06.897    
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34              1:54:52.135     0:01:05.315     23,547 kbps     39,989 kbps     01:55:22.248    35,205 kbps     01:55:20.330    32,610 kbps     01:55:20.413    122,761 bytes   341,600 bytes   01:55:20.455    
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00009.M2TS      4113 (0x1011)   0xEA            VC-1                                    12061.007               19,156                  28,879,362,485  157,127,508     
00009.M2TS      4352 (0x1100)   0x86            DTS-HD MA       eng (English)           12061.007               4,249                   6,406,644,260   36,700,999      
00009.M2TS      4353 (0x1101)   0x81            AC3-EX          spa (Spanish)           12061.007               640                     964,966,400     5,654,100       
00009.M2TS      4608 (0x1200)   0x90            PGS             eng (English)           12061.007               16                      24,147,613      142,057         
00009.M2TS      4609 (0x1201)   0x90            PGS             spa (Spanish)           12061.007               14                      20,495,314      119,946         
00009.M2TS      4610 (0x1202)   0x90            PGS             spa (Spanish)           12061.007               0                       74,255          437
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JTR Triple 8 (2010) x 5
5 x QSC RMX800 Amps (Bridged Mono)
2 x MFW-15 Subwoofers
H/K AVR-354
Panasonic BD-60 Blu-Ray Player
Calibrated Epson 6100 Projector onto 120" screen

AV123 Rockets (7.1)
RS550 Fronts, RSC200 Center
RSS300 surrounds
1 x MFW-15 Subwoofer
Samsung PN50A650 Plasma - Calibrated
Onkyo TX-SR805 AVR
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Re: The Lord of the Rings: The Motion Picture Trilogy (Theatrical Editions) - Blu-Ray Review

Rrrrr- not what I wanted to find out, just getting into blu-ray; guess I'll revisit my dvd versions for a while longer...

Excellent review Dave: appreciate the effort SOMEONE has taken regarding this great trilogy! (lets hope the corporate guys take note)
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Thanks Ironglen.


I rarely agonize over a review the way I did over this one. In total I spent about 8 hours taking screenshots and getting bitrate info. I really didn't want it to be this way - but these are the facts - all I can do now is tell the truth.
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I am truly shocked myself. This is a huge trilogy... I mean HUGE! I just do not understand Warner's thinking on this.

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Thanks for the review Dave. I too am disappointed that the video is less than stellar. I watch lots of movies on Blu, and I have to say there are a lot of recent releases which look very, very good. What is Warner's excuse ? Did they rush this one out the door ? I mean, it's been how many years since the last one was in theaters ? Is it money ? Sheesh, the trilogy grossed like $3 billion or more world wide and received oodles of accolades, so they can't complain that they went bankrupt with this project. I guess some beancounter thought it just wasn't financially prudent to spend some time and money on this release.

I would like something clarified, however. I looked over your technical details and noticed that for the video, it says 1080P, VC1 encode, but 16:9. 16:9 aspect ratio - that must be a typo, correct ? My extended editions and my non-extended version of the final segment (ROTK) are all in 2.35:1.

Well, here's hoping that the reason they didn't appear to spend much effort/money on this release is because they're going to go all-out, cost is no object for the uber-collector's edition in 2012 or 2015, or 2020, whenever that will be.

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BDInfo does say 16:9 since all Blu-Rays ultimately output in 16:9 these days - the actual content is 2.40:1 letterboxed.
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Whew, thanks ! I'll most likely rent instead of buy this edition. Did you cover what the menu system is like in your review ? I liked what was used in the boxed sets and am hoping they used it here too.

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No I didn't actually. It's not the same menu as before - it's a simple top and bottom menu with options horizontally across the bottom. Not nearly as attractive as the DVD menu.
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Yes excellent review Dave I am not sure I can go and buy these on BD, it's just so much and I have the trilogy already on DVD, maybe I'll rent these instead...
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