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Two Towers announced for 26th August

Discussion in 'Movie Forum' started by Jonny1973, Apr 22, 2003.

  1. Jonny1973

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    The Two Towers DVD will be released on the 26th August in Region 1 with the Extended version to follow on 18th November.

    The 2-disc Theatrical Version will street on August 26th (SRP $29.95) in both full frame and anamorphic widescreen (2.35:1) versions. The 179-minute film will feature Dolby Digital 5.1 EX surround sound, with English and Spanish subtitles and English closed captioning.

    The exact features list includes:

    2 in-depth documentaries (On the Set - The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers and Return to Middle Earth)
    Sean Astin's The Long and the Short of It short film
    Making of The Long and the Short of It featurette
    8 production featurettes (Forces of Darkness, Designing the Sounds of Middle-earth, Edoras: The Rohan Capital, Creatures of Middle-earth, Gandalf the White, Arms and Armor, The Battle of Helm's Deep and Bringing Gollum to Life)
    10-minute preview of The Return of the King
    Theatrical trailers and TV spots
    Golllum's Song music video by Emiliana Torrini
    Preview of Electronic Arts' Return of the King video game
    Preview of the Two Towers: Special Extended DVD Version.

    This represents some 2 hours of bonus content.

    The 4-disc Special Extended DVD Version of the film will follow on November 18th. It's currently in production, so specific features and specs will be announced at a later date. But you can reasonably assume it will be similar in format to the previous 4-disc version of The Fellowship of the Ring. As with that disc, no content will be repeated between the 2-disc and 4-disc versions of The Two Towers, so you'll get your money's worth if you buy both versions. The film will be 43 minutes longer than the theatrical cut. It will be rated PG-13, and will be presented in anamorphic widescreen video with Dolby Digital and DTS surround sound and audio commentary. It will also feature 2 full discs of all new bonus material.
     
  2. Rochdale

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    Can't wait, will probably get both versions again :)
     
  3. Lex

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    Ho Hum... November just seems so far away right now! :( :(
     
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    I'll just wait for november to come.
     
  5. steve_online

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    Shame theres not more details about the extended cut dvd!
     
  6. Peter J Roberts

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    Why are you guys getting both versions of the film?
    with LOTR I waited for the EXT version which I love but isnt it just a longer and more detailed? Or have I completely missed somthing.
     
  7. nathan_silly

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    I waited for the 4 discer, so I'll wait again.

    I'm not desperate enough to buy the 2 disc when I know the 4 discer will have a longer cut.
     
  8. Jonny1973

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    'cos they haven't decided what to include yet
     
  9. juss100

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    Its probably not gonna be worth the money to have both versions, so i'll have to wait until November *sigh*. But its not a complete waste of time having both of them.....its pretty interesting to have the cinema cut alongside the extended cut - neither is gonna be the definitive cut of the film.

    Although in the Fellowship all the extra material was good, but ironically, one of the more interesting additions, "concerning hobbits" did absolutely nothbing for the dramatic pacing of the film.
     
  10. Rochdale

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    Nothing wrong with having both the theatrical and extended editions in your collection :)
     
  11. Kevo

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    I'll also wait for the ext release in Nov.

    I agree there's nothing wrong with getting both versions.

    Whilst there's people who will buy both versions (for any title for that matter) then who can blame the film studios for milking it as much as they can. Good luck to 'em!

    I wouldn't be surprised if there's another edition released of all three when the third LOTR film has run it's course.
     
  12. wilber

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    I'll pick up the theatrical cut from the trading forum then trade it on again before november
     
  13. Jonny1973

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    It's only milking it if the studio announce the other version after the release of the first one.

    New Line have been honest all along by announcing both versions at the same time.

    I will be buying both versions again.
     
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    Sounds fab. Birthday is 10 days before the 4 disc release so will wait methinks.

    Did LOTR1 have no identical between the 2 and 4 disc versions? Im sure there were 1 or 2 that were the same?
     

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