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TTT Extended Edition Special Features Announced

June 29, 2003 at 8:29 pm by maegwen  - 
The Two Towers DVD ContainerThe Two Towers Extended Collector's Edition Boxed Set
Pre-Order Sites
Amazon.com: Extended Edition Only
Collector’s Boxed Set
LOTRShop.com: Collector’s Boxed Set

The official site has announced the specific features on the 4-disc package to be released in November. In addition to all the goodies below, the Platinum Series Collector’s version will also contain an awesome Gollum statue from Sideshow/Weta Collectibles!

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

Some speculation on what the extra 40 minutes footage might include

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

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

Posted in Old Special Reports on June 29, 2003 by
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