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"Lord of the Rings" extended edition - two of the movies are MONO!

11716 Views 85 Replies Latest reply: Dec 15, 2013 10:19 PM by Yumbo RSS
  • JiminSF Calculating status...

    I contacted iTunes support but the reply I got was useless and actively irritating, the person had clearly not read any of the thread even though I had provided a link for background and responded with "Apple is constantly working with content providers to expand the iTunes Store catalog and to make more items available in more countries. " as though I wasn't asking something that had been available for quite a long time and was removed without explanation today.  Good g-d these people are incompetent... I am losing hope here, it seems like they are telling us to move off the Apple platform and go to Windows so we can use Blu-Ray.

  • s0n0fagun Calculating status...

    I had a feeling they would screw people over like this with The Hobbit release coming on.  I waited for 6 months lurking this thread to get this collection.  I finally got impatient when The Hobbit is around the corner and posted.  Now they pulled it from Apple's  iTunes store in the US.  *sigh*  Maybe I will buy the Blu-Ray version and collect the iTunes version.  It's only $55.00 right now.

  • Warren in palm coast Calculating status...

    I've been watching this bundle for three weeks hoping it went on sale again. For the past three weeks that I've been watching, the price was the same for the bundle as it would be for buying all three movies separately. That is if you were buying it in HD.  If you were buying it in SD, you received a discount for buying the bundle. I read somewhere that the HD version of the bundle was once on sale for 39.99 instead of 59.97.  I've been hoping that it would go on sale again before Christmas or maybe because of the hobbit being released they'd offer this on sale again. Tonight I logged on and it was 59.97 still. Ten minutes later it was pulled. So, fingers crossed.sube they're putting a sale price again. Or maybe pulling it to offer a bundle with iTunes extras. Why buy the bundle if you don't save or get extras?

  • JiminSF Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I certainly wasn't waiting to save money, I was waiting because the audio was broken, and it strikes me as utterly insane that they would leave broken downloads up for a year of hair pulling correspondence and then pull them down completely immediately after they were fixed - almost to the point of conspiratorial, like they were TRYING not to sell these things.

     

    Apple is sending us a clear message, intentionally or otherwise - if you want to watch HD content, iTunes and the Apple platform are not your friend, you are dramatically, dramatically better off with Windows and Blu-Ray.  I would have had these movies not just for less money but over a year ago if I wasn't a loyal customer waiting for Apple.  Maybe I'll pick up a Windows 8 box (and a box set of the LOTR Extended Editions on Blu-Ray) this week.

  • Warren in palm coast Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I know you guys weren't waiting to save money. I was hoping THAT was the reason for the removal of the set, but since it isn't back, I can only guess.  Oh well, I guess I'll buy the bluray and rip it.  I was hoping to make this my first iTunes big purchase, but I guess that will now be the Star Wars Complete Set now that Disney owns the rights to those titles. Apple and Disney seem to work well together.

  • JiminSF Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Thanks Mister Hu.  You should let him know there were multiple people waiting to buy because of this problem and that the way it was handled does not make Apple look good - pulling it down immediately after fixing it so that the people who were waiting patiently never actually had a chance to buy is beyond obnoxious.

  • JiminSF Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Apple actually emailed me again this afternoon to ask if their answer satisfied me, and I let them know I was definitively not satisfied.

  • SKEstes Calculating status...

    I noticed today that LotR:RotK Theatrical Edition was only available to rent, no option to buy.

     

    This isn't going to make anyone feel more secure about cloud-based media. Thinking I might best stick with AnyDVD and a Blu-Ray drive.

  • SKEstes Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    OK, now it's available to buy again but I see they've added a "bundle" for the Theatrical Editions now.

     

    https://itunes.apple.com/us/movie-collection/the-lord-of-the-rings-trilogy/id365 647689

     

    Here's to hoping that the Extended Editions will make a return soon...

  • Warren in palm coast Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I almost fell for it.  I saw the trilogy up for sale and the price was 44.97 and exclaimed to myself, "I knew it!  They pulled it to put a sale price again."  I almost clicked "buy", but at the last second I saw it wasn't the extended editions. Heck, I already have the theatrical editions ripped from my DVDs. I never have even viewed the extended editions and really wanted them. Oh well, I'll keep checking.

  • rws3 Calculating status...

    The extended editions are back now. I'm waiting until next week just in case there is a sale before The Hobbit is released. Even for $60 I will buy though.

  • Warren in palm coast Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    On sale!  Save a whole $5!  I'm gonna buy it. Yayyy!

    I hope they truly fixed the audio issues. Thanks everyone for all your input.  Now I can finally see the movies the way they're supposed to be seen (and heard).

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