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The Two Towers Extended Edition DVD

June 20, 2003 at 10:50 am by Calisuri  - 
The Two Towers DVD ContainerThe Two Towers Extended Collector's Edition Boxed Set
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By now, you have all seen the amazing picture of the upcoming The Two Towers Extended Edition. (Check out that Gollum statue from Sideshow/Weta Collectibles!) Today, Amazon.com is pre-ordering the Extended Edition for pretty cheap. We expect other retailers to be posting it and the boxed set for pre-order in the next few days. We’ll update this page to reflect that information.

Here is a little more information about the TTT Extended edition, compiled by Ringer staffers Maegwen and Leo:

*** Newly posted information from the Official Site: [More] ***

Features:

– DVD 4-disc set with 43 minutes of new and extended scenes added to the film (also available on VHS)
– 2 bonus discs of all-new special features

Additional scenes: (Possible Spoilers)

“I think the thing I am most excited about is the fleshing out and expansion of the Treebeard/Ent story,” Peter Jackson told the Fan Club magazine. “His story, more than any other single part of the film, was reduced for the theatrical version. Most of the Treebeard stuff is humorous. We have a great scene – which I really would have loved to put in the theatrical version – where he recites really bad poetry to the Hobbits, who are desperately trying not to fall asleep because that would be rude, and they don’t want to be rude. In addition to the Treebeard material in that storyline, we also have a really funny sequence with Merry and Pippin and the Ent-draught, which is pretty much taken right from the book. There are a lot more surprises in that extra Fangorn material.”

– Sean Bean’s Boromir, slain at the end of 2001’s The Fellowship of the Ring, is resurrected in a lengthy DVD flashback after brother Faramir (David Wenham) finds a boat bearing his body. (Confirmed by USA Today)

– Additional scenes featuring Denethor, the Steward of Gondor, his favorite son, Boromir, and scapegoat Faramir. The scenes help explain why the noble Faramir is rather rude when he meets heroic hobbits Frodo (Elijah Wood) and Sam (Sean Astin). (Confirmed by USA Today)

– Rohan horseman Eomer (Karl Urban) finds his mortally wounded cousin Theodred and brings him home, where his subsequent death goes all but unnoticed by his spell-stunned father, King Theoden (Bernard Hill). (Confirmed by USA Today)

– Eowyn (Miranda Otto), Eomer’s sister, sings a mournful dirge during Theodred’s funeral. (Confirmed by USA Today)

– Additional scene expanding on Eowyn’s infatuation with Aragorn, as she watches him tame an unruly horse. (Confirmed by USA Today)

– Expanded encounters between ancient Treebeard the Ent and hobbits Pippin (Billy Boyd) and Merry (Dominic Monaghan). Treebeard’s un-hasty conversation makes the two hobbits drowsy. (Confirmed by USA Today)

– Eowyn serves Aragorn a vile-looking bowl of homemade stew, which he politely chokes down. (Confirmed by USA Today)

– Boromir and Faramir sharing some pints, and one declares in beer-ad fashion, “Today, life is good.” (Confirmed by USA Today)

– Pippin and Merry guzzle Ent-draughts, adding inches to their wee stature. (Confirmed by USA Today)

– The Huorns at Helm’s Deep. (Speculation)

– Additional Gollum scenes.(Speculation)

– Faramir discovers Boromir’s boat, triggering the above scenes as flashbacks.(Speculation)

– Eowyn sings a dirge at Theodred’s funeral . (Speculation)

– Gandalf and Aragorn discussing the union of Two Towers, seen in the “Two Towers” video game but not the movie. (Speculation)

– Eowyn fighting to defend the women and children in the Glittering Caves.(Speculation)

– Saruman discussing how Gandalf has discovered the lost king of Gondor.(Speculation)

– More exploration of Aragorn and Arwen’s relationship. (Speculation)

– Possible reforging of Narsil. A shot has been seen of Arwen approaching the shards in Rivendell, but was not included in theatrical version.(Speculation)

– Elrond in Lothlorien. Haldir tells Theoden he ‘brings word from Elrond’ at Helm’s Deep. The ten-minute TTT preview contains a shot from a possible scene of a face-to-face discussion taking place in Galadriel’s realm.(Speculation)

We will post more information as it becomes available. And as always, pre-ordering through TheOneRing.net sponsored links will help TheOneRing.net stay online and pay our bandwidth bills coming December! Thank you in advance!

Pre-Order Links:
Amazon.com: Extended Edition OnlyCollector’s Boxed Set
LOTRShop.com: Collector’s Boxed Set

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