LOTR: TTT - Platinum Series Special Extended Edition

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  1. JoshB

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    Coming out on November 18th, this will be the 4-Disc extended version:


    MSRP: $39.95
    Aspect Ratio: 2.35:1 Anamorphic Widescreen.
    Languages: English Dolby Digital Surround 2.0, 5.1 EX, 6.1 ES.
    Subtitles: English
    Length: 222 Minutes (3 hours and 42 Minutes).
    Rating: PG-13.


    Discs 1-2: The Feature:

    A New Version of The Second Installment with over 40 Minutes of Never-Before-Seen Footage Incorporated Into the Film.

    4 Audio Commentaries by Director & Writers, the Design Team, the Production Team and the Cast.


    Disc 3: The Appendices:

    Adapting the book into a screenplay & planning the film.

    Designing and inspiration for locations in Middle-earth.

    Storyboards to pre-visualization.

    Weta Workshop visit.

    Atlas of Middle-earth.

    An interactive map of New Zealand highlighting the location scouting process.

    Galleries of art and slideshows with commentaries by the artists.

    DVD-ROM Content.


    Disc 4: The Appendices:

    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)

    "Bigature": A close-up look at the detailed miniatures used in the film

    Still galleries of art and slideshows with commentaries by the artists.

    Galleries of behind-the-scenes photographs and personal cast photos.

    Post-production: Editing it all together.

    Sound design demonstration.

    And more


    The Gift Set, MSRP of $69.95 and being released the same day will include the 4-Disc set and collectible packaging, along with:


    Collectible Gollum polystone statue created by Sideshow Weta.

    "The Evolution of Gollum:" exclusive documentary on the Weta Workshop and how the Gollum statue was created.

    Printed companion piece showing how Gollum evolved from pencil sketch to sculpted maquette to digital character.
     
  2. Jeff Kleist

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    I hope the disc 3 extras include a "Why we felt the need to perform unneccessary wholesale alterations just to put in some Nazgul" segment
     
  3. Jonny K

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    *Jonny K does some math*

    Whoa. Looks like that'll go for what, 70 dollars in Canada? I remember the first EE DVD is about 35 dollars. Yikes.

    *weeps quietly*


    Jonny K.
     
  4. Dan Rudolph

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    That's the gift set, not the regular EE release. That's actually $10 less than the previous gift set. Presumably because there's no National Geographic special this time.
     
  5. Tom Tsai

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    ^ yeah, but there's the "Evolution of Gollum" documentary.
     
  6. Matt Stone

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  7. Tony-B

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    [​IMG] Hate to say it, especially here, but I am honestly thinking about not getting it or ANY VERSION OF TTT! I know what most of you are thinking at this point, "Tony, are you on crack?" Well, maybe so, but I didn't really like FOTR [​IMG], and I have not seen TTT yet [​IMG].

    Hell the only reason I decided to pick up the EE of FOTR was for the extra features, picture quality, and sound.

    If it's cheap enough, I'll consider getting it. But I'll probably rent the 2-disc beforehand to see if I like it.

    :b
     
  8. Nick Sievers

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    If in doubt always rent.

    I'll be buying the Gift Set again, I like the neat packaging and the little polystone figures WETA make. Suits the area that I have my LOTR DVD's.
     
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  10. Haris Ellahi

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    November 18? THAT'S MY BIRTHDAY! [​IMG]

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  11. Matt Stone

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    Last year, Episode 2 and FOTR:EE came out the day after my birthday [​IMG]
     
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    Forth Eorlingas!

    C'mon, give ol' Theoden some respect [​IMG]
     
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    I would have to agree he probably won't like TT if he didn't like FOTR. Yes, there were differences between the movies, but it's really just a continuation. Remember, all three films are really just one LONG movie.
     
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    looks like TTT EX ED is another winner to me

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    Ah the beauty of not reading the trilogy till AFTER the movies thus not comparing the film adaption to the books.
    No complaints as to why they made some changes!

    Personally I thought the FOTR and TTT were 2 of the best movies I have seen in years and the EE for FOTR was awesome.

    TTT EE is a must buy for me!
     

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