Switz was one of the very lucky people to see the Extended Edition at the theatre this evening, and wrote this little report for us:

I just got home from the Extended LOTR screening at McClurg Court in downtown Chicago.

What a spectacular movie! I give New Line a great deal of credit for their gamble, but I wish they had had the guts to go with the long version as the original theater release.

The additional details, scenes, backstory titbits (Aragorn’s mother, Sacville-Baggins jokes, Smeagol reference) really added to the experience. Can hardly wait the extra week to be able to see this version again!!