Find us on Facebook
More keeppies by Review Summary
The Lord of the Rings: The Motion Picture Trilogy by Review Summary ,  Sep 9, 2015

You are considering to buy this product but can not go over hundreds and thousands of reviews? This is just because there are too many of them. Would you like to have review summary with all positives and negatives presented on a single page? Here you are! We have developed a unique algorithm summarizing thousands of user reviews and presenting you with a product report. We hope this report will be useful in your decision. Enjoy!

Top of the page

The Lord of the Rings: The Motion Picture Trilogy
Report Date: 01/02/2016
Based on 8979 customer reviews
Overall satisfaction: 3.4
Returned or considering to return: 1.7%

Buy on Amazon

Frequently Mentioned by Customers:


Individual Feature Rating
Budget5.0   above average
Delivery4.8   average
Display4.8   above average
Value4.8   average
Sound4.7   above average
Fit4.6   average
Music4.6   above average
Setup4.6   average
Shape4.6   average
Speed4.6   average
Packaging4.5   above average
Audio4.4   above average
Quality4.4   average
Video4.3   average
Film4.2   average
Price4.2   average
Connector3.9   above average
Amazon3.7   average
Cinema3.7   average
Content3.7   average
Quick3.7   below average
Sharp3.7   average
Support3.7   above average
Scratch3.4   below average
Disk3.3   above average
Setting3.2   below average
Size3.1   below average
Aspect2.9   below average
Charging2.9   below average
Plastic2.1   below average


Quotes from the Reviews - What People Say about:

Amazon

Amazon:
"Not only did Amazon have a decent price but the two day shipping was amazing!"
_
"Disregard any negative reviews as it is yet ANOTHER case of Amazon lumping multiple product reviews together."
_
"Great price, despite all the other terrible or lack of deals on Amazon Prime Day."
_
"3 years after purchasing the item I open it up from Amazon, and find that one of the discs is missing."
_
"I am disappointed that this was a sold by Amazon product."
_
"I ordered this product in hopes that Amazon has since fixed the shipping errors."
_
"I love these movies and got this on sale at Amazon in the late summer for cheap."
_
"I owned this in DVD format, but got such a GREAT deal on it on Amazon Prime day that I bought this Blu-ray version because I couldn't resist it."
_
"And the prices on Amazon are unbeatable for this set!"
_
"When prime day rolled around, I became a balrog sweeping the catacombs of Amazon to find the best deal when I happened upon the Gandalf of movies...this deal shouted YOU....SHALL....NOT....PASS....this deal up!"
_
"Great price on amazon prime day."
_

Back to top         Buy on Amazon

Aspect

Aspect:
"Finally the most disappointing aspect of this collectors edition is that the several other discs of bonus content and behind the scenes are all on DVD."
_
"WRONG 2: Colors Faded Blueray lol I doubt itWrong3: Aspect wrong."
_
"Consideration should be taken with respect to aspect ratio (which I'm still confused about) for this disk set was 2.4:1 (other sets offered were slightly different), seeming to have resulted in a slightly smaller picture (top to bottom), but I'm not really sure and picture size could have just appeared that way to me."
_
"AMAZON INFO ON THIS SET:Aspect Ratio: 1.77:1 =INCORRECT= =ALL MOVIES ARE 2.40:1=Number of discs: 15Rated: PG-13 (Parental Guidance Suggested)Studio: New Line Home VideoDVD Release Date: May 1, 2012"
_
"The stated aspect ratio of 1.77:1 by amazon is incorrect."
_
"If it took this long to release the blu ray transfer, why not a good 1.78 aspect ration that completely fills up my 60 inch led lcd."
_
"I'm not sure if this film is old enough that it just wasn't shot for modern TV aspect rations or what but it was easy enough to fix if your TV has a Zoom function."
_
"It's the one aspect that keeps this set from being perfect."
_
"So many aspects of great work (Scoring, Acting, Writing, Set Design, Costuming, etc.)"
_
"It looks beautiful in full 1080p high definition and 2.4:1 aspect ratio."
_
"The picture and sound are top-notch, and with them you get the fantastic Appendices special features and Costa Botes documentaries, which delve into wonderful and fascinating detail on all aspects of making this monumental fantasy epic."
_

Back to top         Buy on Amazon

Audio

Audio:
"Poorly made, terrible audio, and a decent picture quality."
_
"If you don't own the set, then you are in for a treat and you get more value for your money but those bonuses are really hard to sit through with the low picture and audio quality."
_
"It is so fuzzy and the audio is so muffled that it is even hard to sit through it."
_
"I thought it might have been my surround sound speaker system at fault, but further experimenting and exploration narrowed the issues down to the return of the king blu ray disks themselves are faulty and with an audio track that is corrupt."
_
"Also, I was disappointed that there are not multiple audio codes built in."
_
"I am disappointed that it is not 7.1 audio, but the picture is much better than the DVD."
_
"Poorly made, terrible audio, and a decent picture quality."
_
"For someone who already owns the DVD collection set this may seem a bit pointless, but if you have the available technology to take advantage of the Blu-Ray features of the better audio and video quality, then I would highly recommend this for fans of the series as it will certainly be a welcome improvement."
_
"The video and audio quality of the movies are very good."
_
"AQ: DTS-HD Master Audio sounds great on my Pioneer SC-LX88 amplifier."
_
"Audio:The lossless DTS-HD Master Audio 6.1 opens up nicely in the side and rear channels as occasion demands, with a strong impact, deep bass, and exceptionally wide dynamics."
_

Back to top         Buy on Amazon

Base

Base:
"That's how a fan base should be treated when a mistake is made."
_
"It's upsetting to see how they are treating the fan base on this issue! "
_
"Your bid to double-dip your fan base has failed."
_
"However, eventually the studio owned up to the problem after losing so much good will on the part of their customer base."
_
"Well, if Warner thinks ticking off their customer base is good business they obviously cannot see the Ents through the trees."
_
"But what good does it do them if their core fan base is pissed off? "
_
"Also, I hope the people behind the inevitable Star Wars Blu-Rays reads these reviews and does not piss on their fan base as well."
_
"Although the Grindhouse double release also just shows what money grubbers the Weinstein brothers are, and will milk every last cent they can out of a devoted fan base, instead of giving a great product to begin with."
_

Back to top         Buy on Amazon

Budget

Budget:
"Those were the days before CGI, computer-graphic imagery; back then to do the story justice would have required the combined budgets of a dozen super spectaculars."
_
"Using computers to good advantage, a properly diverse New Zealand landscape, a huge budget, the great cast, and three full films in which to tell the tale, the project couldn't have made me happier."
_
"Must have for the budget fan, all the included content is spectacular and makes you feel extra nerdy for knowing the references :)"
_
"If you're on a budget and want them available for viewing, I can't complain at the $10 I paid, but for a more avid fan, it might be worth dropping the extra money for some HD BluRay copies."
_
"If you are a real fan of The Lord of The Rings, you should go pick the extended edition, but if budget is an issue, then this version will do you good."
_

Back to top         Buy on Amazon

Capacity

Capacity:
"This is a storage capacity problem, and nothing else."
_
"[151]... On July 20, 2010, the research team of Sony and Japanese Tohoku University announced the joint development of a blue-violet laser, which will help in creating Blu-ray discs with a capacity of 1 TB (dual layer).So where is the problem?"
_
"By not offering the longer versions on Blu-ray format (that can finally handle the capacity with ease) is just wrong."
_
"Given the advantages of Blu-ray's storage capacity, I find it hard to believe they can't release both the theatrical AND extended cuts, on the same disc for each movie, in one complete 3 disc boxed set."
_
"Yes, the disks have greater capacity compared to DVD, but the movie is also now in full HD, with higher quality audio."
_
"And just like every other reasonable person in the world, because of the increased storage capacity of Blu-rays, I was looking forward to seeing each movie on ONE Blu-ray disc."
_
"By not offering the longer versions on Blu-ray format (that can finally handle the capacity with ease) is just wrong."
_
"How difficult would it be to include the Theatrical Cuts, considering one of the main strengths of blu-ray is storage capacity (not that I've seen this taken advantage of yet)?"
_
"Given the advantages of Blu-ray's storage capacity, I find it hard to believe they can't release both the theatrical AND extended cuts, on the same disc for each movie, in one complete 3 disc boxed set."
_

Back to top         Buy on Amazon

Charging

Charging:
"Buyer beware plus they charge you shipping back and re-stocking fee...."
_
"These are some of the most beloved films and the studios know fans will shell out any ungodly amount of cash for them, so they charge a ridiculous premium and get away with it."
_
"So i'm pretty frustrated as to why they don't just release them both at the same time and charge more for the extended edition."
_
"It was just as dramatic, and did not throttle suspension of disbelief with the ludicrous spectacle of one man charging a hundred and not being instantly overwhelmed and slaughtered."
_
"This is just a blatant attempt at a money hungry studio to charge people twice for the same damn movies."
_
"But unless you are solely buying these discs for the documentaries (and even then, they're not so good as to charge this much), you don't not want this set."
_
"Having created such powerful forces of evil in his tale, to accomplish that happy ending, Tolkien had to resort to several deus ex machina plot devices to save the overwhelmed good guys - the charge of Eomer's Riders straight into the long pikes of the Uruk-hai to save Helm's Deep (not likely to be successful in the real world), the Great Eagles to save Gandalf and Frodo Sam, and the Army of the Dead to save Gondor."
_
"Scenes such as Gandalf and Pippin's ride into Gondor, the march of Sauron's army from the gates of Minas Morgul, Sam and Frodo's journey into Mordor, and the charge of the Rohirrim on the Pellenor Fields are all wonderfully rendered to the extent that they look they were ripped straight of the imagination."
_
"So i'm pretty frustrated as to why they don't just release them both at the same time and charge more for the extended edition."
_
"Worse comes to worse we'll slip a die cast official ring in the box to keep those nerds happy, (at a $10 extra charge of course....) I just hope Green-Ray comes out soon, I want a new Lexus...."
_
"Charge more or whatever, but please release them at the same time!"
_

Back to top         Buy on Amazon

Cinema

Cinema:
"These films will probably never look better, even in a theater, unless you are viewing an 8K scan from the original negatives in a well-maintained digital cinema."
_
"Standard and Cinema modes weren't adequate on my set,rather murky or muddy, and Vivid and Sport were too bright."
_
"At least New Line Cinema did the mistake first and actually had motives for it."
_
"*continues to watch LoTR Extended editions on crummy DVDNEW LINE CINEMA APPARANTLY HATES US FOR LOYALLY BUYING THE OTHER EXTENDED VERSIONS OF THE FILM."
_
"I cannot add anything new to how specious and ridiculous New Line Cinema and their parent company Warner Bros. have been with the release of the LotR trilogy for Blu-ray that hasn't already been said, but I can say that I will not be making this purchase this time around."
_
"I hope the message gets across to the people at New Line Cinema that the fans are outraged by this deliberate attempt to make us by the movie twice."
_
"Saw the second and third film in the cinema and really enjoyed the story."
_
"Generally anybody watching on TV, especially on the projector's home cinema system will be amazed! "
_
"Best trilogy in the history of cinema at the best possible sound and picture quality currently available... how can you go wrong?"
_
"Thank you, Peter Jackson and New Line Cinema, for presenting this in the best way possible - at a reasonable price!"
_
"I guess my point is - Sit back, relax and enjoy 14 1 2 hours of some of the most beautiful and exciting film-making in the history of cinema."
_

Back to top         Buy on Amazon

Compact

Compact:
"Who can argue that the sound quality of music compact discs is not far superior than eight tracks or cassettes, DVD better than VHS, Blu-ray better than DVD, etc."
_
"If not that, then they should have made this a nice compact 3 disc set with just the theatrical versions for a reasonable price of forty to fifty dollars."
_
"Box and packaging look great; compact so it doesn't take up too much space."
_
"The packaging of this set is very good, compact but every movie has its own case."
_
"15 discs in a compact yet beautiful set."
_
"You'll love how much more compact it is."
_
"The picture is great and the box is much more compact then the first extended versions! "
_

Back to top         Buy on Amazon

Connector

Connector:
"How could they put the wrong jacket cover on the wrong DVD case?"
_
"I was particularly disappointed that, in Jackson's version, the major battle of the trilogy is won through the work of undefeatable dead warriors (who Tolkien shows helping out in an earlier battle) rather than through the endurance and courage of the Rhoharrim."
_
"When I looked at the disks, I accidentally broke the connector holding the third disk on a separate plate And it now is floppy inside the case."
_
"The 3rd installment really left a bad taste in my mouth as far as being drawn out and THAT was the impression I remember the most, NOT what a great movie it was...it could have been if Peter Jackson had a better editor and left some on the cutting room floor."
_
"THE TWO TOWERS and THE RETURN OF THE KING---again, the theatrical releases---only cemented in my original dislike of what Jackson had done, and I wrote the whole thing off as cinematic near-beer that would keep the gamers and techies happy at the expense of doing justice to a wonderful epic."
_
"-1 Star2) Peter Jackson unfortunately displayed that he has the maturity of a 16 year old by taking what ought to be a wholesom family bluray set and inserting little hidden links in the menus that lead to generally nasty and adolescant humorous skits from the mtv crowd that include references to reproductive organs and bad language (bleeped, thankfully) that are each introduced with a short clip of him with a stupid smirk on his face saying hi there, here's a surprise or something along those lines."
_
"Good movies and I'm glad I could contribute to Peter Jackson's money fort."
_
"I honestly was so disheartened because Peter Jackson was so amazing with The Lord of the Rings trilogy it was unbeatable but the Hobbit just pales in comparison."
_
"Well, Price and Guinness died before Peter Jackson began releasing his live-action movie versions in 2001, and Heston grew too old for the part; but consider my surprise and delight when I found out that Christopher Lee was actually doing Saruman."
_
"peter Jackson is one of the best directors in the world."
_
"Pros: I got it for a killer deal on Black Friday Cyber Monday, extended editions for the diehard fans (they're REALLY long movies already, but now even moreso), extras are worth a good afternoon watch, Peter Jackson's best workCons: Price may be a bit high if you can't find a holiday dealOverall: I cannot express how good this set is."
_

Back to top         Buy on Amazon

Content

Content:
"There's so much content it's just ridiculous."
_
"A ridiculous amount of features and content, and mind blowing picture quality."
_
"Duplicate content & Disc 2 of The Return of The King missing"
_
"Duplicate content & Disc 2 of The Return of The King missing."
_
"Each of the extras contains content that is inappropriate."
_
"I love all the physic details and the content details."
_
"All of the original content appears to be included at good quality."
_
"Of course the content is great as well."
_
"There's really nothing new here, but the original sets were so perfect that more content would be redundant."
_
"The picture quality and extra content was amazing! "
_

Back to top         Buy on Amazon

Cover

Cover:
"How could they put the wrong jacket cover on the wrong DVD case?"
_
"The quality is excellent, however my only complaint is that the cover of the discs is not as pictured, is silver and only appears the name of the film and not the faces of the characters as shown above."
_
"Art of the characters cover the cases perfectly."
_
"The quality is excellent, however my only complaint is that the cover of the discs is not as pictured, is silver and only appears the name of the film and not the faces of the characters as shown above."
_
"The movies themselves are individually on a black case with the golden cover, nice touch as well."
_
"Great cover art and beautiful dvd case design!"
_
"Inside are three separate Blu ray cases for each movie which is a great addition to top of the cover."
_

Back to top         Buy on Amazon

Delivery

Delivery:
"I'm assuming these cases broke apart at some point in the delivery process."
_
"Wonderful and fast delivery"
_
"My delivery was on time and packaging was not damaged, so I give the ratings a 3."
_
"Timely delivery...no complaints! "
_
"The extended version explains the story in more detail that was left out of the theatrical version, and the box was in mint condition and delivery was fast and efficient!"
_
"Excellent Transaction - Super Fast Delivery - Product as described - Highly Recommend - A+++"
_

Back to top         Buy on Amazon

Disk

Disk:
"The extra copy resulted in the missing appendix part three: the journey continuesAs a LOTR fan, I'm disappointed in the missing disk, hence the two-star rating."
_
"I would not recommend this disk set to my friends."
_
"The box was flimsy and there were ads on the movie disks!"
_
"Although the films are fine, and I was aware that all of the other disks are DVD, and not Blu-Ray, it would have been nice to know that there was no digital copy included."
_
"Everything was fine EXCEPT that it was missing the Two Towers disk 2.Instead, I reviewed two disk 2's for The Return of the KingNot too happy about that."
_
"When I looked at the disks, I accidentally broke the connector holding the third disk on a separate plate And it now is floppy inside the case."
_
"However, I at least have the complete extended edition disks of all three films so it's not too terrible."
_
"I don't really mind this as long as the disks look new and by inspection, they look in perfect condition as of right now."
_
"disks play and aside from that its an amazing film"
_
"For some reason i have to put the disks in twice in order to get them to play, which i'm not sure is an issue with the disks or my xbox, but either way the movies are beautiful, and i love seeing the new scenes! "
_
"Would have been great if it came with the right disks, I dont have the second two towers disk, and its well past my return or replace policy."
_

Back to top         Buy on Amazon

Display

Display:
"Of the three movies, the first is by far the most faithful to the book, while the second displays some blatant errors and manipulation that had me fuming as I left the theater."
_
"Clean, crisp sound and crystal clear display that is so defined it is next level!"
_
"The special features are great for any Tolkien megafan and the box is pretty impressive to display."
_
"This is a wonderful display item and worth every penny! "
_
"The box itself came wrapped in plastic and bubble wrap the box itself is glorious it is well made and has taken up residence on a display shelf as it looks sort of like a beautiful old tome in a library."
_
"Still a real nice display case."
_

Back to top         Buy on Amazon

Film

Film:
"Only get the theatrical DVD version if you are like me and want to compare the films at their worst to the films at their best."
_
"A number of reviews are actually complaints about the film makers double dipping."
_
"Some fans of the film are upset about it."
_
"Can't really take stars off for it, but the fact that each film is split over two Blu-Ray discs is annoying."
_
"And the whole feel of the film was more on the absurd than the whimsical or enchanting and rich like the book."
_
"Only get the theatrical DVD version if you are like me and want to compare the films at their worst to the films at their best."
_
"However, I at least have the complete extended edition disks of all three films so it's not too terrible."
_
"I'm 70 years of age and I have watched movies shown on massive screens and enjoyed thousands of films."
_
"I'm not really a fan of extras showing how they made the film but it's nice to have them anyway."
_

Back to top         Buy on Amazon

Fit

Fit:
"It's ridiculous to think they coudln't fit a whole movie onto one blu-ray."
_
"Regarding people's complaints about the movies not fitting on one disk, well, this is a non-issue."
_
"Whomever created the quote history repeats probably wasn't referring to this second attempt at a money-grab stunt by the studio... but boy does it fit."
_
"The link for the extended versions of the movies so that you can sign up for that and hopefully get the message across to New Line:The Lord of the Rings Trilogy (Extended Editions) [Blu-ray]Regardless of your position as to wether to release the theatrical and extended editions on the same disc or not (both will easily fit on a bluray disc), there is no reason not to release both versions at the same time."
_
"Excellent product....fit every need of mine and came when scheduled."
_
"These films should fit on one disc without any degradation in image quality."
_
"With blu-ray technology, the entire 11 hours of film content could easily fit on three discs."
_
"These movies are so good, my wife for some reason saw fit to buy a complete nuther set! "
_
"The movies were great, don't understand why they split it between two blurays, the movie would've fit on one easy, and no digital copy codes? "
_

Back to top         Buy on Amazon

Image

Image:
"Each film retains it's original rating (Fellowship- PG-13; Two Towers- PG-13; Return of the King- PG-13: For Epic Intense Epic Battle Sequences and Scary Frightening Images)."
_
"These movies are older and I did not expect it to be very impressive because of the time gap but the images are crisp and the sounds are good too."
_
"My favorite movie series woth perfect image and sound quality, not much to be said, just perfectly awesome, all fans should have this! "
_
"If you're not a stickler about superior image quality, then the DVD set is certainly more than satisfactory, but for those who love a good quality HD film The Lord of the Rings is an absolute must-have."
_
"As for this packaging with the digital version, I was not happy with the quality of the digital image as it played on my PC (and I have a high end video game machine), so I will not bother with that again."
_
"Lets face it the LOTR Extended edition Trilogy is ONE 11 hour film, and the greatest fantasy film ever made, everything about it is first class, the script, the acting, the sets,the chosen locations, the manner in which it was filmed, all outstanding, and as an added bonus, the transfer to DVD is the standard from which all films should strive to meet, viewed on a 73 HDTV it just doesn't get better than this (not unless it will be released on the High Definition DVD format, which is supposed to be out in late 2005 or early 2006, I can hardly wait), all my reviews home in on the quality, or lack of it, of the transfer from film to DVD, I loose interest in films when I have to sit and look at images that look like cr--, a problem with almost all early DVDs, not only is the transfer of the images almost perfect, the sound is on the same level, 6.1 DTS is thrilling, the Dolby 5.1 is spectacular, I can not praise this DVD enough, I will never tire of being transported to middle earth"
_
"The best copy of the films out there with great image and sound quality."
_
"The packaging is pretty, the images are what you expect from bluray, and the extended version is so much more satisfying for those of us who have read Tolkien's epic tomes."
_
"These films should fit on one disc without any degradation in image quality."
_
"It seems like that this movie sets show somewhat poorly detailed images in dark scenes,but have good image qualities in consideration of it's price."
_

Back to top         Buy on Amazon

Menu

Menu:
"Was unable to access the main menu without having to fast forward through several previews, which I am not sure is specific to this less expensive version of the blue ray set."
_
"-1 Star2) Peter Jackson unfortunately displayed that he has the maturity of a 16 year old by taking what ought to be a wholesom family bluray set and inserting little hidden links in the menus that lead to generally nasty and adolescant humorous skits from the mtv crowd that include references to reproductive organs and bad language (bleeped, thankfully) that are each introduced with a short clip of him with a stupid smirk on his face saying hi there, here's a surprise or something along those lines."
_
"Wasn't being able to get to a menu while the movie continued to play one of the new features we were supposed to get with blu-ray? "
_
"The DVD upscales fairly well, but there is noticeable aliasing for text, menus, and hard lines and slower scenes."
_
"There's an easy to navigate menu, scads of extras that will take you eons to watch them all, and oh yeah, the films are the extended editions so you'll have a long time to watch just simply the films themselves!"
_
"the booklets are great and the DVD design (menus and extras)is just unbelievable!"
_
"I love how much clearer the Blu-ray is than the DVD as well as ease of the Blu-ray Menu."
_
"( without the option to jump to the menu ).Come on, this should be the greatest classic version of the lord of the rings."
_

Back to top         Buy on Amazon

Music

Music:
"Who can argue that the sound quality of music compact discs is not far superior than eight tracks or cassettes, DVD better than VHS, Blu-ray better than DVD, etc."
_
"It's a shame that Jackson's ear for music is so obviously tinny and dead - for it seems to him that music is just another background sound."
_
"Music and maybe even dialog that should be there is missing."
_
"Fantastic special effects and cinematography, and epic music!"
_
"Love the storyline and music as well."
_
"great story, great action, great adaptation, great music, great technology, great film making."
_
"The film series also includes a rich music score, amazing special effects and heart-pounding action sequences."
_
"picture quality and packaging are great, but the volume of the music is to high comparing to voices... (I had to put subtitle on it due to low volume of the voices)"
_

Back to top         Buy on Amazon

Packaging

Packaging:
"I am giving a 3 not because the Movies were bud I loved them all, but when the packaged arrived and I open it the DVD box was broken."
_
"Package damaged upon arrival."
_
"Okay, so the packaging is not as pretty as the DVD extended edition."
_
"Unfortunately the packaging is terrible."
_
"The movies are great-I've seen them all before, but this specific product is poorly packaged and flimsy."
_
"Upon opening the package, I saw that the case for the movies is a little on the flimsy side."
_
"The set itself is beautifully packaged."
_
"While the movies are fantastic and I do not regret my purchase at all, the packaging for this trilogy was quite disappointing."
_
"Pretty bummed about the packaging."
_
"The package came in pristine condition with no damage."
_
"No frills packaging, but movies played and looked great."
_

Back to top         Buy on Amazon

Plastic

Plastic:
"The individual cases for each film, however, are made of very cheap and thin plastic that was broken into numerous (and in some instances quite sharp) pieces."
_
"It's got scratch marks and some of the plastic is broken."
_
"the only problem I have with this is that when I received the box set each box had some part of the plastic broken."
_
"Additionally, one two of the cases the plastic arms that held the booklet in the case were broken."
_
"Each of the 3 cases had broken shattered plastic pieces."
_
"The plastic case for the Fellowship and the Return was broken at the same spot inside."
_
"Even more impressive, the DVDs themselves were in some sort of smooth black plastic case."
_
"The set came wrapped in plastic, all the discs in perfect condition and played on the DVD player flawlessly."
_
"Some cracked plastic, but otherwise good quality."
_
"The movies inside are great, but the packaging is cheap, specially the black plastic from the cases."
_
"The product itself came on time very nicely, however the plastic wrapping was partially torn and a largish scratch ran right through the center of the front, looking similar to someone attempting to open it with a knife."
_

Back to top         Buy on Amazon

Price

Price:
"For the price who's complaining?"
_
"Not only did Amazon have a decent price but the two day shipping was amazing!"
_
"The individual cases for each film, however, are made of very cheap and thin plastic that was broken into numerous (and in some instances quite sharp) pieces."
_
"Great price, despite all the other terrible or lack of deals on Amazon Prime Day."
_
"outstanding--excellent sound GREAT PRICE POOR SHIPPING--- BROKEN CASE"
_
"Disks were in good shape, and for the price you have to expect something wrong with it."
_
"I already owned the Blu-ray version when I saw the DVD version at my local Walmart, and decided to pick it up since it was such a reasonable price (under $10)."
_
"Still very well worth the price of purchase! "
_
"Amazing price, my husband loves his birthday present!"
_
"A fantastic price."
_
"Nice box and details got this with $27 price tag, it awesome!"
_

Back to top         Buy on Amazon

Quality

Quality:
"Poorly made, terrible audio, and a decent picture quality."
_
"Some have complained that the video quality is compromised by putting each film on one disc, but I did not notice anything but a great improvement over DVD - and I am very familiar with compression artifacts."
_
"There are indeed scenes of ravishing beauty throughout the series, and I can't imagine any reasonable viewer being disappointed by the picture quality."
_
"With that said I'm still highly disappointed with the quality of these Blu-ray films."
_
"picture quality wasn't as good as one i have but it was ok"
_
"Downside, I would have given 5 stars if the standard quality DVD versions were included (my son has a standard version tv & player in his room)."
_
"The picture and sound quality of the movies is also surprisingly good for what you get."
_
"Well, I know that the movies are great, and I'm sure the Blu Ray quality is amazing, but I had to return it."
_
"The quality of the set is great, with a really handsome box to go along with 3 beautiful black blu-ray cases."
_
"Great story and the BluRay picture quality is great."
_
"The quality and sound is amazing!"
_

Back to top         Buy on Amazon

Quick

Quick:
"Quick thoughts on popular complaints:Re: double dipping money-grubbing."
_
"Quick thoughts on popular complaints:Re: double dipping money-grubbing."
_
"These problems seem to always happen during a quick scene that usually is 1.5 seconds long anyways."
_
"Quick thoughts on popular complaints:Re: double dipping money-grubbing.... To anyone who bought the Theatrical Edition Blu-Ray set... my sympathies."
_
"That is just a lame attempt to grab your money quick, only to dangle a new, more appetizing carrot when they finally release the blu extended version."
_
"Shipped quick and easy, Great price~"
_
"Perfect condition and quick delivery."
_
"Arrived quick and I thoroughly enjoy watching these movies."
_
"it was a good buy, shipped quick."
_
"Item came quick and it is a great set of movies."
_

Back to top         Buy on Amazon

Response

Response:
"Now what really sucks is that, though Amazon was awesome and they agreed to fix the problem for me it was not a satisfactory response."
_
"Doesn't seem that way based on the responses... That's just weird."
_
"For example... King Theodian's response to the blowing of the wall at Helm's Deep is ridiculous.. plus you'd think his part of the wall would shake a bit seeing as how it's part of the same structure and cliffside."
_
"for my review, I'm re-posting a response to the questions; How can we be disappointed when we love the movies in the theaters?"
_
"Judging from the negative responses up here, this time it seems as if this transparently greedy ploy isn't going to fly."
_
"I brought item as a gift and the response was great, so I could get it shipped out to my grandson before Christmas."
_
"I, myself, will, in response, remain satisfied with my extended DVD edition and call it good."
_
"for my review, I'm re-posting a response to the questions; How can we be disappointed when we love the movies in the theaters?"
_
"Excellent response time shipping from vendor."
_
"Like most others that have posted responses, i bought both versions on DVD as well."
_

Back to top         Buy on Amazon

Scratch

Scratch:
"Each for the 15 blue rays were accounted for, none of the product was scratched or missing, and the shipping way fast."
_
"It's got scratch marks and some of the plastic is broken."
_
"Only one complaint: one was scratched and skipped a little."
_
"was pleased but one of the discs was severely scratched to where I missed quite a bit of the movie, one out of four not bad."
_
"While necessary for obvious reasons, these dvd's seem to scratch and get dirty easier."
_
"The first DVD has pretty bad scratches."
_
"It's perfect no scratches 3 disks."
_
"They were all in perfect condition, not a single scratch."
_
"Great deal for all three, no scratches and they did not skip."
_
"The dvd packaging was in good shape and hardly any scratches on em"
_

Back to top         Buy on Amazon

Screen

Screen:
"Excellent use of the ability of a director to get his entire vision to the screen (even if he wasn't able in the original movies that were in initial distribution in theaters)."
_
"If you're familiar with the books and the mental images from Middle Earth of Hobbits, Orcs, Elves, Trolls and so on, then you know what a challenge it is to put that on the screen and still captivate the reader watcher."
_
"it all most looked real on the tv screen, There were even some parts that I have never seen in it just as well."
_
"The various screen shots comparing one to the other are all flawed and incorrect."
_
"I worried about how Tolkein's work would translate to the screen."
_
"The only criticism I have is that the wide screen presentation destroys the personal impact of the action since even on a wide screen TV its too small but Hollywood doesn't care because its all about their concerns not ours."
_
"We all know that these are some of the greatest movies to ever grace the big screen but in Blu Ray they look even better than ever while on DVD some of the cgi is rather ugly looking in Blu Ray it looks superb and is on par with any modern cgi and besides that everything else looks very crisp and detailed."
_
"I'm 70 years of age and I have watched movies shown on massive screens and enjoyed thousands of films."
_
"Great quality on screen."
_
"PQ: 1080p looks great on my 120 elite projector screen and my Sony VPL-HW55ES projector."
_
"I would liked to have seen the Barrow-wights included, for example, and Tom Bombadil, and I would liked to have seen more character development among the members of the Fellowship; and, yes, I did think the battle scenes took up an extraordinary amount of screen time, even if they are at their most minimum in The Fellowship."
_

Back to top         Buy on Amazon

Setting

Setting:
"It's not nearly as bad as some have been making it out to be, and with some of the screenshots I've seen, it's apparent that image-enhancement settings have first been applied to the picture, enlarging the problem."
_
"Perhaps those that are complaining actually need to adjust their TV settings."
_
"We have a 42 LCD and he set it up(so I blame him if it's just our TV settings haha) Anyway, I'm a little disappointed in that, but it's LOTR and I love it, so all is forgiven."
_
"I did rent a blu that helped calibrate my TV (47 Vizio.. 1080) maybe the tint issue is that people take their tvs out of the box and leave them that way, which are some of the worst settings to leave your tv on."
_
"No memory, no settings, so loading fails."
_
"I experimented with several different clear motion settings on my HD tv to see how it affected the quality of the movie - there was very little improvement to the blurry motion sequences with any setting."
_
"The packaging for this set is nice looking and worthy of setting on my shelf."
_
"The three movies follow the books they are based on with only a few liberties and omissions (most notably the exclusion of Tom Bombadil).The scripting, casting, settings, special effects, and directing are among the best ever, for all three movies."
_
"Warnings: You may want to tweak the settings to have a good experience with the excellent details available here, it can certainly be a test of your equipment."
_
"If your display is calibrated anywhere close to a 6500k color temperature (usually the warmest color setting in your user menu), and your gamma is set well, you will find nothing to complain about here."
_

Back to top         Buy on Amazon

Setup

Setup:
"2) if you don't have a calibrated TV, it's likely that the other errors in your TVs setup (things that cannot be adjusted by contrast, color, tint, and brightness) are more significant than the mastering strangeness in the color timing in FOTR."
_
"Just the three films are amazing but the picture quality is top notch and the features and setup of playing the films is even really nice."
_
"The beginning of the 1st movie's mysterious; good setup.2."
_
"Sat and watched it with 2 of my best friends on a huge TV with a nice 5.1 setup."
_
"There is nothing extraordinary about my set-up, except that I LOVE it."
_
"Overall - If you're a fan of the movies, have a great HDTV setup, and don't already have the Extended edition on DVD, then this is a must buy."
_

Back to top         Buy on Amazon

Shape

Shape:
"Disks were in good shape, and for the price you have to expect something wrong with it."
_
"Wrong 5: begining menue for DVD is well wrong size a total square in shape."
_
"The product arrived on time and in great shape."
_
"It arrived in great shape and super fast."
_
"Great seller and product in great shape."
_
"Disks were in good shape, and for the price you have to expect something wrong with it."
_
"The disks seem to be in good shape but the case is cracked and have loose pieces floating inside the box."
_

Back to top         Buy on Amazon

Simple

Simple:
"I purchased this set over Star Wars for one simple reason: George Lucas is getting ridiculous with his retouching of the original trilogy."
_
"It opens with a flap that is held in place by magnets that rest under the artwork which makes the boxset not only aesthetically pleasing, but uses a very simple and effective mechanism to open and close."
_
"The problem with what New Line is doing with this set is simple."
_
"Sam's terrible love for Frodo, and the longing to be a simple farmer, warring with the need to protect Mr. Frodo, was masterfully portrayed."
_
"While I love the films that simple fact prevents me from giving a better rating"
_
"While the movies are long in length, and to some the extra time added might not matter it is all done in a nice simple straight way."
_
"Amazon makes ordering simple and easy."
_
"I guess you are looking at this item because, like me, you liked or loved this movies, do not doubt in making this purchase, the box set is beautiful yet simple enough, strong enough material to last for long, and each blue-ray box contains EVERYTHING related to each movie, extras of great quality, impressive quality as well, you might even consider to get a bigger TV just to appreciate it more."
_
"LOTR has a simple linear plotline detailing the triumph of good over evil."
_

Back to top         Buy on Amazon

Size

Size:
"There is an issue I've noticed in the reviews of people complain about the size of the set."
_
"I wish I could give 4.5 stars, since the lack of Blu Ray extra features is only a small deal, but I can't give it a perfect 5 stars because of it."
_
"Given that I was able to purchase it for less than half the original price, it's a small complaint."
_
"Wrong 5: begining menue for DVD is well wrong size a total square in shape."
_
"A small complaint, but all supplements are in standard definition."
_
"When I opened it up, the little papers that go with it had small tears on the inside, which was upsetting."
_
"the sheer size of each movie alone is great."
_
"And although there were of course some small differences, I have a completely renewed appreciation for Peter Jackson's interpretation."
_
"I got this item and opened it up to see the golden case which is very nice and has a small map of middle earth on the inside."
_
"Wrong 5: begining menue for DVD is well wrong size a total square in shape."
_
"I had the full set of Extended Edition DVD's but the upgrade to Blu-ray if you have a good size quality HDTV and sound system is well worth it."
_

Back to top         Buy on Amazon

Sound

Sound:
"outstanding--excellent sound GREAT PRICE POOR SHIPPING--- BROKEN CASE"
_
"I'm not sure if this is a problem with all copies of LotR, as I did notice the problem when attempting to stream it, but the sound is terrible."
_
"I thought it might have been my surround sound speaker system at fault, but further experimenting and exploration narrowed the issues down to the return of the king blu ray disks themselves are faulty and with an audio track that is corrupt."
_
"This very nasty cracking sound is heard through out the film during certain scenes."
_
"HOWEVER, if you're using your TV's factory speakers... well, go get a sound bar or something, or you won't be able to tell the difference as far as sound goes."
_
"The picture and sound quality of the movies is also surprisingly good for what you get."
_
"The quality and sound is amazing!"
_
"It has the extended cuts at the highest resolution with the best sound and the most extensive collection of special features."
_
"This is an awe-inspiring epic saga which looks and sounds great."
_
"The best copy of the films out there with great image and sound quality."
_

Back to top         Buy on Amazon

Speed

Speed:
"Was unable to access the main menu without having to fast forward through several previews, which I am not sure is specific to this less expensive version of the blue ray set."
_
"Each for the 15 blue rays were accounted for, none of the product was scratched or missing, and the shipping way fast."
_
"These discs are very nice and the quality is GREAT, but they aren't the Extended version, and that kind of disappointed me, since I ordered them all stupid fast like thinking, ALRIGHT AN AWESOME DEAL!"
_
"Slow, slow, slow...that's all I have to say."
_
"I received this movie fast and really enjoy them."
_
"Wonderful and fast delivery"
_
"It arrived in great shape and super fast."
_
"The first movie is a bit slow in the beginning but when it picks up.....it really gets good!"
_
"fast and accurate."
_

Back to top         Buy on Amazon

Support

Support:
"This is a spectacular soundtrack, and if you don't have a system that supports LFE, you don't know what you're missing."
_
"Anyone who supports this will later regret it."
_
"The sad part is most people complain about these practice, yet they are the ones that support these large corporations by purchasing their products."
_
"Don't support this release and keep this ridiculous system going."
_
"This is just another attempt by these media companies to fleece the very fans that support their business,"
_
"I can not, in good conscience, support that behavior."
_
"Poor ambivalent Gollum, who can't seem to make up his mind whether to support the good or follow the Dark Side, is the only figure which meets with approval from such quarters."
_
"As others have stated, I do not think that they needed to split the Blu-Ray into two since it should be able to support the full movie on each of the Blue-Ray discs."
_
"Clear picture and the extended lends more scenes to support the plot."
_
"All three movies are in stunning 1080p with 6.1 surround sound support and they sound BEAUTIFUL on a home theater system."
_
"This is a spectacular soundtrack, and if you don't have a system that supports LFE, you don't know what you're missing."
_

Back to top         Buy on Amazon

Value

Value:
"If you don't own the set, then you are in for a treat and you get more value for your money but those bonuses are really hard to sit through with the low picture and audio quality."
_
"It's hard to add value to the originals, but the extra features and three separate commentary versions are invaluable and a pleasure to watch."
_
"This is a great value and I can't recommend it highly enough."
_
"Great value! "
_
"Excellent value for the Gold Box price I paid."
_
"bought as a Christmas present - excellent value"
_
"Great Value and Quality."
_
"Great movie value."
_

Back to top         Buy on Amazon

Video

Video:
"So my movies could have been broken or stratched luckily they were not"
_
"The box was flimsy and there were ads on the movie disks!"
_
"If you've read the books, this movie might be a gross disappointment."
_
"I can say, if they were there, they obviously did not detract from my enjoyment of the movie."
_
"Some have complained that the video quality is compromised by putting each film on one disc, but I did not notice anything but a great improvement over DVD - and I am very familiar with compression artifacts."
_
"The only thing I was disappointed with was that one of the discs was not labeled other than with the movie title, so it looks kind of cheap, but you don't hold the disc while you are watching it, so I cannot say it is that important."
_
"The one advantage of this set is, since each movie is on a dual-layered (not dual-sided) disc, there's no need to get up in the middle of the movie to switch discs for the second half of the movie."
_
"The picture and sound quality of the movies is also surprisingly good for what you get."
_
"We all know that these are some of the greatest movies to ever grace the big screen but in Blu Ray they look even better than ever while on DVD some of the cgi is rather ugly looking in Blu Ray it looks superb and is on par with any modern cgi and besides that everything else looks very crisp and detailed."
_
"best movie ever"
_
"We previously had another expanded set (and one regular set).Obviously, I love the movies if I've bought the set three times, so I won't review the storyline itself."
_

Back to top         Buy on Amazon
Comments: