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LOTR on 4 K for new years
« on: January 02, 2022, 05:40:15 PM »
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: LOTR on 4 K for new years
« Reply #1 on: January 02, 2022, 05:40:43 PM »
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: LOTR on 4 K for new years
« Reply #2 on: January 02, 2022, 06:28:18 PM »
What in the world is 4k?
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Re: LOTR on 4 K for new years
« Reply #3 on: January 02, 2022, 06:38:53 PM »
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/4K_resolution

Ultra high-definition screen resolution.
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Re: LOTR on 4 K for new years
« Reply #4 on: January 02, 2022, 06:44:52 PM »
If any work of fiction and fantasy could have an official approval of the Church, it would be The Lord of the Rings, and the now classic film adaptation of it.

As for pixels, the number does not matter as much as density. More pixels isn't always better. A TV with better dynamic range is far superior to just more pixels. It could be the TV in question is better for other reasons than its resolution.
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Re: LOTR on 4 K for new years
« Reply #5 on: January 03, 2022, 10:28:26 AM »
What in the world is 4k?

It is an upgrade over blue ray, which was an upgrade over DVD. Just a better mor clear picture. But it was very well done.
 
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Re: LOTR on 4 K for new years
« Reply #6 on: January 03, 2022, 10:36:54 AM »
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Re: LOTR on 4 K for new years
« Reply #7 on: January 03, 2022, 10:44:11 AM »
It is an upgrade over blue ray, which was an upgrade over DVD. Just a better mor clear picture. But it was very well done.

It is more complicated than that.

Blu-ray (BD) is a storage format, just like DVD and CD. There are different extensions of each. Ultra HD Blu-ray are the "4k" discs, but they are still Blu-ray.

The Ultra HD Blu-ray format does allow for higher resolution content and different bitrates (there are more than one option for that).

4K UHD resolutions, which are 3840 × 2160 pixels, are not necessarily better or have any clearer picture. It just means more pixels in itself. The number of pixels does not matter that much, as the key element is to ensure that individual pixels are not visible to the eye. Any more pixels don't really have an impact on the picture. What likely makes the most impact is that the discs can hold content with more dynamic range and better colour information. This would, on a compatible player, compatible cable, and compatible display, allow for an improved picture, even without more pixels.

Regular HD with the same improved dynamic range and colour gamut potential would look just as good in most circumstances and viewing distances.
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Re: LOTR on 4 K for new years
« Reply #8 on: January 04, 2022, 09:01:49 AM »
Sounds like an amazing time, bilbo!  :cheeseheadbeer:

DH is reading the trilogy aloud to us, having finished The Hobbit last month. We plan to watch the movies afterwards in a big weekend marathon. He's never seen the third part of The Hobbit, but he's not sure if he wants to be exposed to that monstrosity...
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Re: LOTR on 4 K for new years
« Reply #9 on: January 05, 2022, 07:30:01 PM »
Sounds like an amazing time, bilbo!  :cheeseheadbeer:

DH is reading the trilogy aloud to us, having finished The Hobbit last month. We plan to watch the movies afterwards in a big weekend marathon. He's never seen the third part of The Hobbit, but he's not sure if he wants to be exposed to that monstrosity...

That's great, but to be honest I must say the hobbit movies were horrible IMO.
 
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Re: LOTR on 4 K for new years
« Reply #10 on: January 05, 2022, 09:45:13 PM »
From the perspective of the written Tolkien mythos, yes they are terrible. If you take them as they are they are ok.
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Re: LOTR on 4 K for new years
« Reply #11 on: January 05, 2022, 09:50:46 PM »
From the perspective of the written Tolkien mythos, yes they are terrible. If you take them as they are they are ok.

The main issue is the length. If they cut it down into one movie, removed the fluff, trimmed the scenes that went on too long, I think there is a pretty good single movie.

But to stretch it out over a trilogy while having mediocre digital compositing and effects really makes it bad.

It is more of a kids story anyway, and the narrator is not reliable, so they have some flexibility with it, but they just invited comparison to the Lord of the Rings for no reason, while not having the same care in production, same consistency in direction, and the same attention to detail.
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O ye sons of men, how long will you be dull of heart? why do you love vanity, and seek after lying? Psalms 4:3

But the end of all is at hand. Be prudent therefore, and watch in prayers. But before all things have a constant mutual charity among yourselves: for charity covereth a multitude of sins. 1 Peter 4:7-8

If any man teach otherwise, and consent not to the sound words of our Lord Jesus Christ, and to that doctrine which is according to godliness, He is proud, knowing nothing, but sick about questions and strifes of words; from which arise envies, contentions, blasphemies, evil suspicions, Conflicts of men corrupted in mind, and who are destitute of the truth, supposing gain to be godliness. But godliness with contentment is great gain.  For we brought nothing into this world: and certainly we can carry nothing out. But having food, and wherewith to be covered, with these we are content. For they that will become rich, fall into temptation, and into the snare of the devil, and into many unprofitable and hurtful desires, which drown men into destruction and perdition.  For the desire of money is the root of all evils; which some coveting have erred from the faith, and have entangled themselves in many sorrows. 1 Timonthy 6:3-10
 
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Re: LOTR on 4 K for new years
« Reply #12 on: January 05, 2022, 10:10:20 PM »
There is a person who has edited the three Hobbit movies into one movie.  I can't remember where it is, but I think you can see a sample on Youtube and it tells you where to go to see the edited version.
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Re: LOTR on 4 K for new years
« Reply #13 on: January 07, 2022, 01:24:05 PM »
The Hobbit Fanedits can be found at http://www.maple-films.com/downloads.html.  I watched them when they came out and I remember them being an improvement over the released versions.
 

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Re: LOTR on 4 K for new years
« Reply #14 on: January 07, 2022, 07:41:56 PM »
I watched them when they came out and I remember them being an improvement over the released versions.

Anything which shortens them is probably an improvement.

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O ye sons of men, how long will you be dull of heart? why do you love vanity, and seek after lying? Psalms 4:3

But the end of all is at hand. Be prudent therefore, and watch in prayers. But before all things have a constant mutual charity among yourselves: for charity covereth a multitude of sins. 1 Peter 4:7-8

If any man teach otherwise, and consent not to the sound words of our Lord Jesus Christ, and to that doctrine which is according to godliness, He is proud, knowing nothing, but sick about questions and strifes of words; from which arise envies, contentions, blasphemies, evil suspicions, Conflicts of men corrupted in mind, and who are destitute of the truth, supposing gain to be godliness. But godliness with contentment is great gain.  For we brought nothing into this world: and certainly we can carry nothing out. But having food, and wherewith to be covered, with these we are content. For they that will become rich, fall into temptation, and into the snare of the devil, and into many unprofitable and hurtful desires, which drown men into destruction and perdition.  For the desire of money is the root of all evils; which some coveting have erred from the faith, and have entangled themselves in many sorrows. 1 Timonthy 6:3-10
 
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