Scott sends along this paraphrased look at what was said during the 10 minute RETURN OF THE KING preview on the TTT DVD! Take a look!
Opens with Peter Jackson in cutting room, there was a picture on the door with him with a chainsaw…he talks about the editing process as he sits on the couch in his usual shorts…after his introduction, he promises the Shelob scene will be worth the wait from the Two Towers…
Gandalf with Aragorn & others on horseback: “The battle for Helms Deep is over, the battle for middle earth is about to begin”
Jackson says that lines sums up the Return of the King, helms deep was just “an opening skirmish”, and now the future will be decided, will Sauron and the orcs prevail? Is mankind going to prevail?
Gandalf talking to Aragorn: “Understand that things are now in motion that cannot be undone, if the ring is destroyed, Sauron will fall. But if Sauron regains the ring, his victory will be so complete that none can foresee the end of it while this world lasts”
Aragorn (before he looks into the Palantir): “He has gone unchallenged long enough”
PJ talks again about how the title of refers to the situation with Aragorn becoming king.
Viggo talks about his character coming to terms his “destiny”
Phiippa Boyens talks about the responsibility of being the king?
PJ talks about how Aragorn, Gimil & Legolas go into a “haunted mountain called the Dwimorberg” and face a horrific test.
PJ explains the Stewards and how they are caretakers for the throne.
Denethor: “Word has reached my ears of this Aragorn, son of Arathorn and I tell you now, I will not bow to this Ranger from the North.”
PJ talks about Mordor threatening Denethor & Gondor, mention Sauron thinks Pippin has the ring.
Merry to clueless looking Pippin: “Don’t you understand? The enemy thinks you have the Ring. He’s coming for you”
Billy Boyd talks Gandalf taking Pippin to be safe in Minas Tirith.
PJ talks about the Minas Tirith set being built in the same quarry as Helms Deep only weeks later, then the giant miniature of the city is shown.
More talk about Minas Tirith battle, Alan Lee comments the battle at Pelennor Fields are probably 200,000 strong compared to the 10,000 at Helms Deep,(cool drawings of Minas Tirith during battle).
PJ talks about the battle and how they used computer to map out the battle with all the orcs and others.
Christian Rivers talks about the formation of the orcs, groups of 1000
groups of 200 etc. and how they’ll attack from around the city. PJ talks about how they are basically planning a real battle strategy.
Alan Lee thinks it will be the most spectacular battle ever filmed.
Dominic Monaghan talks about how you don’t see war through a hobbits eyes much but Merry becomes a warrior and he finds himself in the army.
PJ talks about the summoning of the Riders of Rohan to Gondors aid and how Merry is there with Eowyn, Eomer and Theoden.
Benard Hill talks about the Rohan and the horsemen they provide more horse stuff about how people came from all over to help.
PJ talks about motion capture of horses.. So they could do things with them that real horses couldn’t.
PJ & others talk about how the battle is a distraction for Frodo to destroy the ring.
Sean Astin hints about what happens to poor Mr. Frodo
Elijah explains how we see the complete deterioration of Frodo
Sean talks about the battle of good and evil, “at what cost will good win? Who will have to suffer? What will be lost? What kind of pain will have to be endured by the characters that people have grown to enjoy?”
Viggo: “There are some victories but there are great losses as well. Everyone will have suffered. Some will not have survived.”
Elijah says its better then 1 & 2 combined, it’s better than he could have hoped it to be.
PJ: “Everybody that we know, in some form or another, comes out of it different. I mean, it is an immensely affecting experience for them, and I hope for the audience as well.
Fade to 2 minute trailer some have seen……..