LOTR Blu-Ray Trilogy Extended Edition is on sale at Amazon for $50 now.
I would buy it but the extra features are on DVDs and they're Region 1 apparently so I can't play them
It was a sale, yeah. The price has gone back up to the $70 price
100% of Dwarves are CGI.
99% of Gandalfs are high as shit.
LoTR extended Box-Set is the Bethesda RPG of DVD's The value is sky high. 11.5 hours of film + 27 hours of "Making of" material. Holy shit son! You're lucky when you get more than 30 minutes of that. One thing i always grudged the Harry Potter DVD's for... and any other.
Seriously, the Extra Material is what should entice buyers, otherwise they can just Download it or watch it once in Cinemas.
And i'm a greight-train gone off track. Sorry.
Listening through the music from LotR.
And I'm extremely glad Howard Shore is making the score for "The Hobbit".
Don't know why it's taking so long :/ Last one was released like 4 hours after the announcement.
The first picture is from post-production back in late 2010/early 2011.
Ugh, took me over 30 minutes to buffer the video in HD, then I press fullscreen and my browser freeze, resulting in having to buffer over again >:(
I wonder if it's the Lonely mountain at 03:23
Didn't know they used a mask for Bilbo, haven't been following the movie to closely so thought the actor looked like that.
fat jackson = win
he was fat when he raped the academy awards with ROTK, so we're in a good direction
Jackson was thinner when they're filming for Part 2 at the VERY start of that video.
All the location running about did him some good.
I just fucking love that he uses real locations for his movies instead of 100% green screen.
not to say that there isn't a shitload of greenscreen in his movies
Most of Trollshaw was filmed on location. Even the cave.
here is that he uses real locations mostly because he can afford it, and not because of some sort
of an artistic choice.
Somehow even the CGI in these movies looks better than almost anything else, I mean compare the Helm's Deep Battle in The Two Towers to the climactic battle in Attack of the Clones - the latter looks plastic and fake as hell, the former is utterly convincing. To say nothing of Gollum, still the most effective CGI character I've ever seen, despite the films being ten years old.
The CGI in the Fellowship of the Ring is amazing even today.
I would kill to work on that set.
Really. Those effects are good when considering ho butt-ugly other huge films were at the time.
I wonder if Smaug will have a British accent.
Considering the voice actor is Benedict Cumberpatch
plenty of green screen and studio shoots here. 6:15 is some troll shaw. ill take your word for it though that the majority of it was on location (put they even put greenscreens up at locations)
Ya, the nightscene with the trolls was in the studio, but one of the set reports show the forest they used for the daytime scenes.
They had built a fake cave but Jackson didn't like it so they found a real one instead.
Really looking forward to this film.
Also, I'm sure Benedict Cumberbatch is a shoo-in for the Oscar for Most British Name Ever.
Holy shit he is getting so fat. I still love him.