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LOTR - Blu-ray

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Not sure if anyone else is looking forward to this, but I have been waiting for a long time. It looks like the Lord of the Rings is finally coming out on Blue Ray although I haven't seen a definite date, Amazon is taking pre-orders. I wonder how much better it will be since the extended version was, in my opinion, pretty good.


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Cannot wait for this release. I was watching LOTR:Fellowship last weekend and, despite it being Superbit bit-rate quality, could benefit from the upgrade.
Superbit? I don't think so... unless I'm missing something here.
High quality DVD transfer, Yes, but not Superbit (this is a New Line studio here, not Columbia).
Ah, let me clarify. Yes, they are not labeled as official super-bit releases. But the bit-rates are higher than the regular theatrical release of the movies. I cannot find it right now, but I remember where some video-geeks were comparing the actual numeric audio and video bit-rates of the date, and the extended editions where right up there with the official regular super-bit series of other movies. If you think about it, it makes sense. Disk 1 and 2 only have the movies (about 1.5 hrs each) while all the extras are on disk 3 and 4.
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