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A primrose grown in a homemade hanging planter hung on another handmade hanging post.
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Scott A. Martin
Current Residence: Redmond, OR
Favourite genre of music: New Age, Classical,
Operating System: AmigaOS, Windwoes XP (spelling is correct)
Shell of choice: Amiga CLI
Favourite cartoon character: Calvin of Calvin & Hobbes
Personal Quote: No matter where go, there you are!
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I had not seen the movie in the theater, with the ticket (or the movie industry politically correct term - movie pass) prices being around $10. I opted to wait until the DVD/BD release (ok I procrastinated in seeing the movie at the theater, cineplex, multiplex or whatever).

I avoided purchase of the bluray version because my sony BD player doesn't play bluray discs reliably and is slow to boot up with a BD placed in the tray. I decided to opt for the DVD version, even on a bluray player, instead. Rather than repeat the disappointment of previous purchase:
 Hobbit the Unexpected DVD Err I by creativesam , The Hobbit the Unexpected BluRayThe Hobbit the Unexpected BluRay problems. Maybe it is all the new features added like 48fps http://badassdigest.com/2012/12/04/does-anybody-like-48fps-in-the-hobbit/ or something else. Don't know, don't care.
The BluRay special features disc plays. The conventional DVD plays.
You might want to consider not spending the extra money on the BluRay version, unless you have a very current player. I am SO Tired of being ripped off by ...
I was just trying to relax and watch a good movie.
I would just like it to WORK!!!
Let see if the prehistoric, conventional DVD works. Maybe it time to go back to tubes or steam engines, or flint knives and bear skins.
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It was playing other BluRay DVD's just fine...
OK after a bit of coercion it seems to play.
http://www.kb.sony.com/selfservice/microsites/search.do?cmd=displayKC&externalId=C1001161&fes=true&mdl=BDPS360
Placed a 4GB USB thumb drive into the exp slot at the back of the unit. Other BluRays played fine without the USB flash drive installed
, Hobbit the Unexpected DVD Err by creativesam

, I instead purchased the DVD version instead for $16.99 (699 - flip the digits 666, we are SO doomed ;-) ) so the DVD movie viewing experience costs only about $7 more than a single showing in a theater. And you can pause the movie for a break (which you can't do at a multiplex unless you are the projectionist {no wait, it is a HD digital projectionist now days}). Life has no pause button...

In any case, despite all the massive action scenes, excellent special effects (FX) and some other impressive things, I was disappointed by the movie. I felt that movie was hurried and some of the scenes were edited oddly near the end in the battle between Thorin and the pale Orc, which escapes my brain at the moment, Azog.

The run time of "The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey" is 169 Mins.
The run time of "The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug" is 161 Mins.
The run time of "The Hobbit: The Battle of The Five Armies" is 144 Mins. Which is a full 25 minutes less than the first movie. So there is some numerical evidence to back up my feeling of being disappointed (or perhaps feeling a bit cheated).  A more developed storyline, including some extended edition scenes upfront (No that would deprive them of some fiat equivalent of gold coins in future edition sales, "I will not depart with a single coin...") might be nice.

Oh well. No price inflation, no reduced portion sizes, no skimping on DVDs. High ground beef prices: www.zerohedge.com/news/2015-03…

Oh well. :-(

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sjedi Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
Thanks so much for the fav!Jasmine as Xena Color by sjedi
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creativesam Featured By Owner 6 days ago
You're welcome!
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914four Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks for the llama :-)
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creativesam Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2015
You're welcome! :-)
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I appreciate that you took the time to:iconanime-eye:at my art :nod:Carlos:flaguk:
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creativesam Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2015
You are very welcome! :-)
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I appreciate that you took the time to:iconanime-eye:at my art :nod:Carlos:flaguk:
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Cervidian94 Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2015
I appreciate the Llama! ^_^
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creativesam Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2015
You're welcome! :-)
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