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The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers Extended Edition -vs- Theatrical Edition

Discussion in 'Movie Forum' started by deadfun, Jul 25, 2003.

  1. deadfun

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    Hello everyone I'm new to the boards and was looking for other LOTR fans...like me :) I found an article that released what the theatrical edition and the extended edition will contain. I'll probably purchase both of them for fear i'll miss something about Middle Earth's history, and how things got to the way there were. Anyone else plan on getting both the TE and the EE?

    Disc Extras from the Theatrical Edition:
    http://www.lordoftherings.net/index_400_hv_presell.html

    Disc Extras from the Extended Editon:
    There isn't a link so...here ya go :)

    DISCS 1-2: THE FEATURE

    FEATURE (approx. 214 minutes) -
    A new version of the second installment in the epic trilogy! The film includes over 40 minutes of never-before-seen footage incorporated into the film, made especially for this video release:


    Widescreen (2.35:1) version of the Special Extended Edition

    Dolby Digital EX 5.1 Surround Sound

    DTS ES 6.1 Surround Sound

    Stereo Surround Sound

    Four audio commentaries by director and writers, the design team the production team and the cast featuring more than 30 participants including Peter Jackson, Elijah Wood, Sean Astin, Orlando Bloom and Academy Award® winners Richard Taylor, Howard Shore, Randy Cook…and many more

    DISCS 3-4: THE APPENDICES

    Two discs with hours of original content including multiple documentaries and design/photo galleries with thousands of images to give viewers an in-depth behind-the-scenes look at The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers:

    DISC 3
    Adapting the book into a screenplay & planning the film

    Designing and inspiration for locations in Middle-earth

    Storyboards to pre-visualization

    Weta Workshop visit - See sculptors in action as they create the weapons, armor, creatures and miniatures from the film

    Atlas of Middle-earth: Tracing the journey of the Fellowship

    An interactive map of New Zealand highlighting the location scouting process

    Galleries of art and slideshows with commentaries by the artists

    And much more!

    DISC 4
    Sending actors to battle - preparation for sword fighting

    Principal photography: Stories from the set

    Digital effects including motion capture and "Massive" (a program to create armies of Orcs)

    "Bigatures" - A close-up look at the detailed miniatures used in the film

    Galleries of behind-the-scenes photographs and personal cast photos

    Post-production - editing it all together

    Sound design demonstration

    And much more!

    DVD-ROM CONTENT: Includes access to exclusive online features
     
  2. silentbob

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    Good to see the extra special edition shaping to be as solid as FOTR. However, I didn't enjoy TTT any where near as much as its prequel. It was still a fantastic film of course, and I don't think any blame can be laid at Mr Jackson's feet - it was simply that the first book lent itself to celluloid transition far better than the second.

    Having said that, one of the main problems I had with TTT, was the pacing - after reading about the restored segments, I am hopeful that this edition will restore my faith a little for the final part.

    It'll be a shame when all LOTR parts are finally released in their final special editions (if there is such a thing these days) - the films theatrical and subsequent DVD releasesare becoming an annual event for Movie freaks (such as myself).
     
  3. Daneel

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    I wish there was a 2 DVD extended version. I feel like discs 3 and 4 are going to be a waste given we have probably seen most of it already on FOTR.
     

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