I'm scared that friends of mine are already planning the viewing party they hope to have when all 3 movies are out on dvd. Though I gotta admit, I could have sat and watched 6 more hours of that Peter Jackson goodness.
I have a feeling this is going to be the kind of movie that gets a LOT of different releases on dvd over the next couple of years. I keep hoping eventually we'll get the "Peter Jackson is a Sick Sick Man" Version, where he releases a box set of all three movies, with each cut extended to about 4.5 hours per movie. That much Tolkien might be more than mortal man could stand.
That's why I try to get DVD's for presents, that way if a better edition comes along I don't feel AS bad about buying a souped-up edition.
Will have to think about the Clerks 10-yr anniversary edition. I've bought it VHS, received the Collector's Ed as a present, but won't be in any big hurry to buy another ed.
Long way of saying, I'll wait until I'm reasonably sure that there are no more possible editions before I buy FOTR. Of course, that depends on the price, and how many times I would feel the need to rent the durn thing.
Nine hours? I work at a movie theatre, and after seeing the movie so many damned times, I think I'm going to scream...but a nine hour DVD would be almost as good as Anna Kournikova showing up at my house and...uh... Well, ALMOST as good.
Oh you know it wouldn't... but it'd still be damn good.
---=---:---=--- [Look up a line] Wow, that belt looks like crap... I'll take it and carry it around for years and see if people can take it away from me... What? What was that? You mean even THIS belt doesn't matter! What? I'm insulted! Get away from me you... you... defiler!
About 6 or 8 years ago, A&E had pretty much this exact line up on during the weekday afternoons. But they threw in Simon and Simon, Hardcastle and McCormack, Scarecrow and Mrs King, and Murder She Wrote.