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A Brief News Recap

February 16, 2003 at 5:51 pm by alan  - 

I just wanted to take a moment to recap the answers to some of the very-frequently-asked questions that we receive from readers via email:

  • Although rumors abound, there is as of yet no definite, officially confirmed date for the release of The Two Towers on video/DVD. It will be sometime in mid-to-late summer. As soon as we find out, we’ll post it here on the front page.
  • Yes, there will be an extended version DVD of The Two Towers released a few months after the theatrical version. However, we don’t know an exact date for the release yet. As soon as we find out, we’ll post it here on the front page.
  • Yes, there will most likely be a preview of The Return of the King attached to The Two Towers later in its theatrical run. This is not officially confirmed yet, however. As soon as we find out, we’ll post it here on the front page.
  • We don’t know how long The Return of the King will be. As soon as we find out, we’ll post it here on the front page. (It will be months before a final cut is locked, though.)
  • We don’t know when The Two Towers will be leaving your local theater, nor do we have any means of finding out. This depends largely on the theatrical corporate management. Your best bet is to call your local theater yourself, and ask them.
  • No, we do not know the personal email addresses, phone numbers, street addresses, romantic interests, or favorite colors of Peter Jackson, or any of the cast and crew of The Lord of the Rings film trilogy (especially not Orlando Bloom!).
  • The name of the actor originally cast as Aragorn is Stuart Townsend, who left the film production after a few days of shooting because of creative differences (no, we don’t know exactly what that means). Viggo was called in on very short notice to replace him. Townsend went on to star as the Vampire Lestat in the film adaptation of Anne Rice’s Queen of the Damned.

Thanks for your attention! We make a courageous attempt to personally respond to each reader email, but we get flooded with so many redundant questions that it can be very difficult to keep up. We sometimes feel like the Ents at Isengard, digging in with our toes to keep from being washed away by the flood!

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