LotR

  • Don't buy Lord Of The Rings on Blu-ray (yet)

    So Lord of the Rings (hereafter called LOTR) is coming out on Blu-ray tomorrow. Cool, having it in HD will nice. Better sound and maybe better picture. But you shouldn’t buy the version that comes out tomorrow, because you won’t be happy. Read More

  • Wherein the LOTR Blu-ray is compared against HD broadcasts and deemed inferior

    The Lord of the Ring Blu-ray discs will be released on April 6, but a few lucky nerds already have access to it. And they don’t like what they see. Read More

  • Lord of the Rings Blu-ray trilogy on track for April release, but don't buy it

    Too bad the upcoming $99 Blu-ray release is just the theatrical edition and not the extended-cut version. It’s not even worth the $69 price Amazon has it set at for pre-order as you know the other version will come out eventually anyway. New Line just wants fans to double dip. Fail. Amazon via High-Def Digest Read More

  • LoTR Online: I Just Wet My Pants

    I’m not a big MMO gamer, but I’ve been hoping and dreaming on LoTR Online since I was a baby in my mother’s womb. I actually have a boxed copy upstairs and I’m about to install it — I have to take some meetings and write for you people a bit before I do — but there’s something about being a dwarf in the Prancing Pony that gets me hot and bothered. The… Read More

  • HD-DVD Trumps DVD: The Visual Argument

    ) offers a level of detail far beyond that of standard DVD. The problem is, most of you haven’t seen it in action. We could tell you all about compression rates and codecs and algowhatevers, but there’s an adage that a picture is worth a thousand words, and in this case, we fully agree. The stills in the link below are from Lord of the Rings, of course, but the trick is to mouse… Read More