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  1. SithForceLord Jedi Grand Master

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    DISCS 1-2: The Feature
    FEATURE (approx. 250 minutes) - A new version of the final installment in the epic trilogy! The Academy-Award® winning film now has 50 minutes of never-before-seen footage incorporated into the film for this highly-anticipated 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
    English subtitles and closed captions
    Spanish subtitles

    Four audio commentaries by the 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?and many more.

    Cast commentary also features dialogue between split-personality characters Gollum and Smeagol (Andy Serkis)!

    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 Return of the King::

    THE APPENDICES PART V: "The War of the Ring"
    Disc intro by director Peter Jackson
    "J.R.R. Tolkien: The Legacy of Middle-earth" documentary

    From Book to Script: "From Book to Script: Forging the Final Chapter" documentary
    Abandoned Concept: Aragorn Battles Sauron


    Designing and Building Middle-earth "Designing Middle-earth" documentary
    "Big-atures" documentary
    "Weta Workshop" documentary
    "Costume Design" documentary


    Design Galleries - 2,123 images The Peoples of Middle-earth (galleries with docent audio)
    The Realms of Middle-earth (galleries with docent audio)
    Miniatures (galleries with docent audio)

    "Home of the Horse Lords" documentary

    "Middle-earth Atlas: Tracing the Journeys of the Fellowship" interactive map
    "New Zealand as Middle-earth" interactive map w/on-location footage

    THE APPENDICES PART VI: "The Passing of an Age"
    Disc intro by Elijah Wood, Sean Astin, Billy Boyd and Dominic Monaghan

    Filming The Return of the King "Cameras in Middle-earth" documentary
    Production Photos (gallery) - 69 images


    Visual Effects "Weta Digital" documentary
    "The Mumakil Battle" demonstration / multi-angle interactive feature


    Post Production: Journey's End "Editorial: Completing the Trilogy" documentary
    "Music for Middle-earth" documentary
    "The Soundscapes of Middle-earth" documentary
    "The End of All Things" documentary

    "The Passing of an Age" documentary

    Cameron Duncan: The Inspiration for "Into the West" "Cameron Duncan: The Inspiration for 'Into the West'" documentary
    "DFK6498" short film
    "Strike Zone" short film


    DVD-ROM CONTENT: Includes access to exclusive online features
  2. SithForceLord Jedi Grand Master

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    Also, I found this:

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    The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King

    4 Disc Platinum Series Special Extended DVD Edition Contents

    DISCS 1-2: The Feature
    Feature (approx. 223 minutes)- Over 40 minutes of new and extended scenes
    were added by Peter Jackson, including 200 new digital effects and new score by
    Howard Shore:

    Anamorphic widescreen 16x9 (2.35:1) version of the film
    Dolby Digital EX Surround Sound
    DTS ES 6.1
    Stereo Surround

    Four audio commentaries:
    Audio Commentary 1: The Director and Writers
    Peter Jackson (Director/Co-Writer/Producer)
    Fran Walsh (Writer/Co-Producer)
    Philippa Boyens (Co-Write)

    Audio Commentary 2: The Design Team
    Richard Taylor (WETA Workshop Creative Supervisor)
    Tania Rodger (WETA Workshop Manager)
    Grant Major (Production Designer)
    Ngila Dickson (Costume Designer)
    Alan Lee (Conceptual Designer)
    John Howe (Conceptual Designer)
    Dan Hennah (Supervising Art Director/Set Decorator)
    Chris Hennah (Art Department Manager)

    Audio Commentary 3: The Production/Post-Production Team
    Barrie Osborne (Producer)
    Mark Ordesky (Executive Producer)
    Andrew Lesnie (Director of Photography)
    Mike Horton and Jabez Olssen (Editors)
    Rick Porras (Co-Producer)
    Howard Shore (Composer)
    Jim Rygiel (Visual Effects Supervisor)
    Joe Letteri (WETA Digital Effects Supervisor)
    Ethan Van der Ryn (Supervising Sound Editor/Co-Designer)
    Mike Hopkins (Supervising Sound Editor)
    Randy Cook (WETA Animation Designer & Supervisor)
    Christian Rivers (WETA VFX Art Director)
    Brian Van't Hull (WETA VFX Cinematographer)
    Alex Funke (Miniatures Director of Photography)

    Audio Commentary 4: The Cast
    Elijah Wood (Frodo)
    Liv Tyler (Arwen)
    Sean Astin (Sam)
    John Rhys-Davies (Gimli)
    Billy Boyd (Pippin)
    Dominic Monaghan (Merry)
    Orlando Bloom (Legolas)
    Christopher Lee (Saruman)
    Sean Bean (Boromir)
    Bernard Hill (Théoden)
    Miranda Otto (Éowyn)
    David Wenham (Faramir)
    Brad Dourif (Grima)
    Karl Urban (Éomer)
    John Noble (Denethor)

    DISCS 3-4 : The Appendices
    Two discs of all-new bonus content, including multiple documentaries, galleries
    and interactive maps. Documentaries that were started with The Lord of the Rings:
    The Fellowship of the Ring Special Extended DVD Edition are continued here,
    delving deep into the stories and experiences unique to The Two Towers.

    DISCS 3 - The Appendices Part III: "The Journey Continues..."

    J.R.R. Tolkien - Origins of Middle-earth (Video Documentary)

    From Book to Script - Finding the Story (Video Documentary)

    Designing and Building Middle-earth

    Designing Middle-earth (Viedo Documentary)
    Weta Workshop (Video Documentary)

    Design Galleries

    The Peoples of Middle-earth
    The Realms of Middle-earth

    Gollum

    The Taming of Smeagol (Video Documentary)
    Andy Serkis Animation Reference (Video Documentary)
    Gollum "Stand-in" (Video Documentary)
    Design Gallery

    Middle-earth Atlas (Tracing the journeys of the Fellowship) (Interactive map)

    New Zealand as Middle-earth (Interactive map)

    DISC 4 - The Appendices Part IV: "The battle for Middle-earth begin..."

    Filming "The Two Towers"

    Warriors of Middle-earth (Video Documentary)
    Cameras in Middle-earth (Video Documentary)
    Production Photos

    Visual Effects

    Miniatures
    "Big-atures" (Video Documentary)
    Galleries
    The Flooding of Isengard Animatic
    Weta Digital (Video Documentary)
    Abandoned Concepts

    Editorial: Refining the Story (Video Documentary)

    Music and Sound

    Music for Middle-earth (Video Documentary)
    The Soundscapes of Middle-earth (Video Documentary)
    Sound Demonstration: "Helm's Deep"

    "The Battle for Helm's Deep is over ..." (Video Documentary)
  3. solo77 Force Ghost

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    Aug 28, 2002
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    Hell yeah looks good, can't wait.

    I am a little annoyed however that it's out almost a whole month later than the last 2 were, i wonder why??
  4. SithForceLord Jedi Grand Master

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    Yea, I was expecting it out November too. Oh well, gives me more time to save up. :p
  5. solo77 Force Ghost

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    Gives me more time to waste that money [face_laugh]
  6. TheEmperorsProtege Jedi Grand Master

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    didn't you start saving yourmoney as soon as you had the SEE for TTT???? ;)

    -Mel
  7. SithForceLord Jedi Grand Master

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    Icon change alert.

    ummm, no Mel. Other more important things to waste money on.
  8. solo77 Force Ghost

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    Aug 28, 2002
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    Yeah i changed, got bored of the old one.....i'm still the same person tho, aren't i??

    Mmmmm, what could i be wasting my money on....how bout beer!! :D :D
  9. SithForceLord Jedi Grand Master

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    That's not wasting. That's valuable investment! The outcomes could be astronomical. ;)
  10. TheEmperorsProtege Jedi Grand Master

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    [face_laugh]
    okay if you look at it THAT way.... ;)

    -Mel
  11. TheEmperorsProtege Jedi Grand Master

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    the sneak peek for the EE is online at lordoftherings.net

    -Mel
  12. solo77 Force Ghost

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    When is the Special EE being released her, i know it's December sometime, but i'm too lazy to check back thru old posts
  13. SithForceLord Jedi Grand Master

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  14. Chansplace Jedi Master

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    now i know what to ask santa for when i go see him at the mall :)
  15. TheEmperorsProtege Jedi Grand Master

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    you gonna go sit on his lap? :D
    just 7 more days over here....
    you guys waiting til xmas or popping it into your dvd player as soon as you can get your hands on it? :D

    -Mel
  16. SithForceLord Jedi Grand Master

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    Saw some junk mail from The 'Ware-whare' (Warehouse) with the Special Extended Edition (Minis Tirith inc) for $124 or something. I guess Whitcoulls didn't get it exclusively this time.

    NO FREEKING MONEY :(
  17. solo77 Force Ghost

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  18. Gen_Wedge_Antilles Jedi Knight

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    Picked up the Lord of the Rings Trilogy but it was nothing but a compilation of documentaries in the bonus discs. These four-disc set versions are so mutch better. I'm looking out for The Return of the King: The Special Edition.

    Goes to show you that LOTR doesn't get old. It gets better. And better. And better.




    General Wedge "Square Corners" Antilles
    Cadet #???? on Hiatus. Member of the EUDF.
  19. TheEmperorsProtege Jedi Grand Master

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    anyone checked out the extended edition of ROTK yet???

    -Mel
  20. solo77 Force Ghost

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    I picked up a copy on Friday.

    Watched a big chunk of the extras yesterday while bein extremely hungover on the couch which was great! [face_sick] :)

    Haven't looked at the movie part of the film yet but looking forward to seeing the extra scenes.....
  21. SimplyThrilledHoney Jedi Knight

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    the EE is great ... there were a few scenes in the theatrical cut which were conspicious in their absence ... the mouth of Sauron and Christopher Lee's scenes were brilliant. You also get a bit more sexual tension between Aragorn and Eowyn, and a bit of the courtship between Eowyn and Farimir in the houses of healing. Plus a few other titbits. It just makes a great film even better.
  22. solo77 Force Ghost

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    Yeah the parts that i really missed from the book were, The Mouth of Sauron and Saruman at the start.
  23. TheEmperorsProtege Jedi Grand Master

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    christopher lee was totally amazing and the mouth of sauron was wicked [face_mischief]
    though there are still scenes I totally hate in the movie :_|

    -Mel
  24. Chansplace Jedi Master

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    like what?

    i always thought there was something weird about the slow mo reunion at the end.

    the new scenes with the dead army - Cooooool :)
  25. TheEmperorsProtege Jedi Grand Master

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    May 22, 2004
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    like this...

    1. the assault of osgiliath :
    I just dont get the strategy behind Faramirs actions when the orcs attack osgiliath in the night. they come by boats and the gondorians notice them and wait for them ready to strike. the orcs land and the gondorians (Faramir) let some of them pass by (but not all of them) and then suddenly the gondorians attack - cause its much more of a challenge when you have orcs in front AND behind you :oops:

    2. rohirim assembling at dunharrow:
    everytime I see this scene I think its absolutely hilarious and ridiculous that, despite being in terrible haste, the royal rohan guards, their king and important figures (like Aragorn, Gimli and Legolas) ride up this mountain, up this only-one-at-a-time path up to the crack of dunharg (where the road into the mountain lies), that probably takes quite a while to go up and down to set up camp and wait for the other riders. so when they finally say okay enough we're off to gondor it takes them quite a while to get down again (and we're in haste I tell you!). totally stupid :oops:. the road into the mountain, that crack in the mountain could've been just as much on the ground with the rest of the troops. I'm finally around to acknowledging the wisdom in assembling your forces in such a dreaded place (found that rather stupid at first too!). but everytime I see that only-one-at-a-time path up the mountain....... *shakes head in total disbelief*

    3. I dont like elrond bringing aragorn the sword. elronds dialogue pretty much sounds like "my daughter is dying, her fate bound by the ring, so now I also see that you have to destroy it. please do so. come who you were born to be" before arwen was dying elrond didnt give a damn...thats at least what it sounds like....

    4. I wish PJ would've given Aragorn his banner so he could've raised that on the ships. I love that scene in the book when Eomer sees the banner and throws his sword into the air cause he knows aragorn made it and brought reinforcements!

    5. after aragorn arrives at minas tirith defeating the orcs with his undead army, he challenges sauron with the palantir (absolutely love that one!)and then rides out to the black gate wearing the kings garments. I find it a bit hard to believe that the gondorians just took to him being their king the way it was handled in the film. he arrives and just a moment later they follow him into the next suicidal battle (they are just lucky to be alive when he arrives!), they follow him blindly to the black gate????) quite a stretch for me....

    6. why doesn?t Eowyn wear her helmet at the rohirrim camp when she?s talking to Merry before the battle of the pelennor fields? Everyone can see her!!!!!

    7. Why don?t the Nazgul die/vanish when the ring is destroyed? We see them vanish when sauron ?explodes? ? long after the ring dissolved in the fire of mount doom.


    -Mel
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