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LOTR DVDs, players

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  • David J Finnamore
    If you re buying a DVD player, get a good name brand one. Someone got me a cheap Mintek brand player as a gift. It s so frustrating to use and watch that
    Message 1 of 1 , Aug 13, 2002
      If you're buying a DVD player, get a good name brand one. Someone got me a cheap
      Mintek brand player as a gift. It's so frustrating to use and watch that
      sometimes I prefer old-fashioned tape. If it weren't for the dramatically better
      sound, I'd almost certainly prefer tape. The color and brightness constantly
      oscillate, staying dark/red for a couple of minutes and going bright/yellow for
      only a few seconds. Many of the scenes in FotR are dark already, and on my
      player they can be almost unviewable. My player also frequently goes blue screen
      for a few seconds between scenes. Argh. I think I'm going to have to go to
      Sam's and get a good one, now that I've got something I really want to see.

      Also, if you're picky about which format you want, buy the DVD in a store. I
      ordered my full screen version online from Suncoast.com in mid July. It didn't
      get to me house until Aug 10th - could've bought it almost anywhere in town at
      the same price and had it four days earlier - and they sent me the widescreen
      version instead. Doh!

      'Nuff griping. The extras on the second disk were quite enjoyable, esp. the
      trailer for Two Towers. I don't think I'll be too sorry about having to buy both
      the August and November editions. I found out about the November one only by
      watching the August one. :-/ If I'd known ahead of time, I'd have waited; as it
      is, I'm glad I didn't.

      As someone (David B?) mentioned, Jackson's comments reveal an interpretation that
      is a bit disconcerting. He definitely sees the story through thoroughly
      post-modern (thus, un-Tolkien-like) eyes. But seeing the footage and hearing the
      comments of the actors gave me confidence that Two Towers will be even better
      than FotR.

      David J. Finnamore
      Nashville, TN, USA
      Providence is a soft pillow for anxious heads. - Puritan saying
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