Got my ROTK DVD for Christmas as well... So anyway, I haven't watched it yet, 'cause I want to have an EE marathon viewing party with myself - all 3 EE's in a row. Yes, I'm perfectly capable of planting myself on the coach for about 12 straight hours!
So, that was FUN! Did the 11.5 hour marathon on Saturday night/morning, from 6:15pm to about 5:30am. Took a couple lightning quick pisses along the way, and skipped the end credits of the first two (of course), but other than that, I made it all the way straight through them! Very cool seeing them all together like that, as if they were all one continuous movie.
Only downfall is that the "superhero" status of the heroes is even more pronounced, since you're seeing Aragorn, Legolas, and Gimli kill hundreds and hundreds of bad guys with barely a scratch - in battle after battle after battle. No idea what Boromir's problem was...
So, has anyone else watched them all the way through like that? I think Beth came close, since she went to the Trilogy Tuesday for the ROTK's theatrical release, but technically she came up a little short on ROTK by 50 minutes, since it wasn't the EE.
Anyway, highly recommended for you Super Couch Potatoes out there!
Definitely more fun than Tidal Pools, that's for sure... (on the off chance someone here may have been doing that instead)