Re: LOTR Trilogy (extended version) on Blu-ray 8/2012
^If That holds true for the US the DVD's would have run at 30fps(NTSC standard), so the difference would be even bigger in the states.
No, 24 FPS material can be converted relatively cleanly into 30 FPS with 3:2 pulldown (well, 59.97 fields per second if you want to get technical), so the DVDs still had the same running time in the US. But there isn't an equivalent technique for PAL, so they typically just speed the film up.
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