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Offline bilbobaggins

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New Years and LOTR on 4 K
« on: January 02, 2022, 04:42:39 PM »
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  • I will be watching LOTR extended on 4 K this new years for the first time. My oldest son is coming home and staying the weekend and me, the wife, and our four kids will be eating pizza, chips, soda, candy, and other delicious type food while watching FOTR on our new 4 k tv tonight. Tomorrow, it will be more of the same. i think hotdogs baked beans chips etc while watching the two towers. My kids are not nearly as excited as i am but i have already told them they have no choice in the matter, same goes for my wife.

    If i really push my luck on Sunday we will watch ROTK.

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    Re: New Years and LOTR on 4 K
    « Reply #1 on: January 02, 2022, 04:42:59 PM »
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  • So we just finished  TT and I have to say I can never watch LOTR on anything but 4 k from here on out. It just won't be the same. I love it and recommend it to anyone


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    Re: New Years and LOTR on 4 K
    « Reply #2 on: January 04, 2022, 09:30:08 AM »
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  • What is 4K, exactly? Is it a better resolution than 3K? 

    I'm a LOTR fan too. Watch the series at least once a year. 
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    Re: New Years and LOTR on 4 K
    « Reply #3 on: January 04, 2022, 05:52:25 PM »
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  • So we just finished  TT and I have to say I can never watch LOTR on anything but 4 k from here on out. It just won't be the same. I love it and recommend it to anyone

    Glad you enjoyed it.  Unfortunately, my experience has been just the opposite.  I read the books in the early 90's.  Upon watching FOTR, though, I found it too fast-paced and so much was cut (gutted?) from the books, that I did not at all enjoy the movie. Mind you, I don't consider Jackson's attempt to be a complete failure, it's just that there's too much in each of the books to pack into a 2 - 3 hour feature.  Each book could easily (and should) be a 10-12 episode series. Think three (or four if you want to include "The Hobbit") seasons.  Short of that, I'm just going to stick with the books.

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    Re: New Years and LOTR on 4 K
    « Reply #4 on: January 18, 2022, 10:26:22 AM »
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  • What is 4K, exactly? Is it a better resolution than 3K?

    I'm a LOTR fan too. Watch the series at least once a year.

    Yes, it is basically just ultra high definition but it makes a big difference with LOTR as they went though and updated it. 


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    Re: New Years and LOTR on 4 K
    « Reply #5 on: January 18, 2022, 10:27:36 AM »
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  • Glad you enjoyed it.  Unfortunately, my experience has been just the opposite.  I read the books in the early 90's.  Upon watching FOTR, though, I found it too fast-paced and so much was cut (gutted?) from the books, that I did not at all enjoy the movie. Mind you, I don't consider Jackson's attempt to be a complete failure, it's just that there's too much in each of the books to pack into a 2 - 3 hour feature.  Each book could easily (and should) be a 10-12 episode series. Think three (or four if you want to include "The Hobbit") seasons.  Short of that, I'm just going to stick with the books.


    I dont blame you there. It should have been made into a show rather than a movie. 

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    Re: New Years and LOTR on 4 K
    « Reply #6 on: January 18, 2022, 10:31:49 AM »
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  • I have never watched a single thing in 4k yet. But if I do, I'll make sure it's LOTR on your recommendation. 
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    Re: New Years and LOTR on 4 K
    « Reply #7 on: January 18, 2022, 12:14:18 PM »
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  • I loathe the movies. Apart from reading the actual text, my next best thing is the 13 hour BBC series. And to add to that, Tom Bombadil audio from Tales from the Perilous Realm.

    I have watched 4K movies on my 5K iMac, and yes indeed the quality is impressive.
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    Re: New Years and LOTR on 4 K
    « Reply #8 on: January 18, 2022, 02:23:36 PM »
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  • I loathe the movies. Apart from reading the actual text, my next best thing is the 13 hour BBC series. And to add to that, Tom Bombadil audio from Tales from the Perilous Realm.

    I have watched 4K movies on my 5K iMac, and yes indeed the quality is impressive.
    You loathe the movies? May I ask what is it about them do you hate.

    I am aware of several issues I do have with the movies such as the portrayal of Faramir and cutting out Tom Bombadil, but overall, I believe they are some of the greatest movies to grace the realm of cinema.
    So do all who live to see such times but it is not for them to decide, all you have to decide is what to do with the time that is given to you.

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    Re: New Years and LOTR on 4 K
    « Reply #9 on: January 18, 2022, 02:32:54 PM »
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  • There are too many changes introduced into the movies that detract too too much from what actually is written, and thus how certain characters and events are to be understood.

    One ready example is the glaring error that Arwen saves Frodo at the Ford of Bruinin. Blasphemy! :laugh1::laugh1:

    Frodo pushing Gollum into the fires of Orodruin. :facepalm::facepalm::facepalm:

    For those who can enjoy the movies.....thankfully liking or disliking them does not have a direct bearing on one's salvation. :cowboy:
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    Re: New Years and LOTR on 4 K
    « Reply #10 on: January 18, 2022, 03:08:07 PM »
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  • I loathe the movies. Apart from reading the actual text, my next best thing is the 13 hour BBC series. And to add to that, Tom Bombadil audio from Tales from the Perilous Realm.

    I have watched 4K movies on my 5K iMac, and yes indeed the quality is impressive.
    That's too bad. I grew up on them, and they were my introduction to LOTR, so I have a deep love for the extended editions of the films.

    That said, the Hobbit films can go right into the fire with Gollum
    "The declared enemies of God and His Church, heretics and schismatics, must be criticized as much as possible, as long as truth is not denied. It is a work of charity to shout: ‘Here is the wolf!’ when it enters the flock or anywhere else." -- Saint Francis de Sales

    "For there shall be a time, when they will not endure sound doctrine; but, according to their own desires, they will heap to themselves teachers, having itching ears:" [2 Timothy 4:3]


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    Re: New Years and LOTR on 4 K
    « Reply #11 on: January 18, 2022, 03:21:53 PM »
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  • I don't have 4k but i'll say all the LOTR movies still look good on dvd and bluray.  They've held up quite well.  Can't imagine 4k; i'm sure it's great.

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    Re: New Years and LOTR on 4 K
    « Reply #12 on: January 18, 2022, 03:26:32 PM »
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  • .....thankfully liking or disliking them does not have a direct bearing on one's salvation. :cowboy:




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    Re: New Years and LOTR on 4 K
    « Reply #13 on: January 18, 2022, 03:29:24 PM »
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  • "The declared enemies of God and His Church, heretics and schismatics, must be criticized as much as possible, as long as truth is not denied. It is a work of charity to shout: ‘Here is the wolf!’ when it enters the flock or anywhere else." -- Saint Francis de Sales

    "For there shall be a time, when they will not endure sound doctrine; but, according to their own desires, they will heap to themselves teachers, having itching ears:" [2 Timothy 4:3]

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    Re: New Years and LOTR on 4 K
    « Reply #14 on: January 18, 2022, 03:55:33 PM »
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  • There are too many changes introduced into the movies that detract too too much from what actually is written, and thus how certain characters and events are to be understood.

    One ready example is the glaring error that Arwen saves Frodo at the Ford of Bruinin. Blasphemy! :laugh1::laugh1:

    Frodo pushing Gollum into the fires of Orodruin. :facepalm::facepalm::facepalm:

    For those who can enjoy the movies.....thankfully liking or disliking them does not have a direct bearing on one's salvation. :cowboy:

    I think one's opinion on the movies is directly related to salvation. I am certain time will be spent in purgatory for any who deny the movies the greatest ever made. :popcorn: