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#1 of 35 Paul_D

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Posted January 15 2002 - 03:02 AM

From Dark Horizons....

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CNN's Showbiz Today reports that while New Line has NOT set an official release date for "The Lord of the Rings: FOTR" DVD yet, Peter Jackson has just said that the DVD will contain a Director's Cut running at a little over 4 hours. This is different to the responses he gave last month indicating that there would be about 40 mins of deleted scenes with the disc, but NOT as a part of the film's final print (ie. there would be no Director's Cut).

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...running at a little over 4 hours...

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#2 of 35 Brion Lydon

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Posted January 15 2002 - 03:20 AM

That is some of the coolest news I've heard in a long time!

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#3 of 35 Eric Bass

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Posted January 15 2002 - 03:23 AM

Oh that's gonna be sweeeeet. It's going to be a long long wait. Oh well, at least it breaks up the waiting for Two Towers.

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Posted January 15 2002 - 03:33 AM

Seems like that uber-deluxe 3 disc boxed edition looks ever more likely. (although methinks that New Line would be fools to ignore such a fabulous moneyspinner.)

Deliver the goods on the small screen, Mr. Jackson. You certainly succeeded on my local big screen! Although Braindead : Totally Sick Edition would be nice too. Posted Image

#5 of 35 Scott Weinberg

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Posted January 15 2002 - 04:00 AM

GREAT news!! I cannot WAIT to own this movie!

#6 of 35 Carlo Medina

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Posted January 15 2002 - 04:13 AM

I guess I'm a Tolkien geek. I can't get enough. Man, if he put a 5 hour cut of this movie I'd still be up for it! Posted Image Posted Image

#7 of 35 Jeremy Conrad

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Posted January 15 2002 - 04:23 AM

Oh my god.

I can't believe how fast a rumor can expload like that.

Jackson did not mention the director's cut, rather Barry Osborne did, and he DIDN'T say it would be four hours long!

How could it be four hours long when the final rough cut of the film was only 3 1/2? How could it be four hours long when Jackson himself confirmed that there were only 30 to 40 minutes of footage cut?

It boggles the mind how much fanboys can screw up news on the 'net.

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Showbiz Today reports that while New Line has NOT set an official release date


I think they should tell that to Rolf Mittweg, president for worldwide distribution and marketing at New Line, who has stated that the movie will hit VHS and DVD in August.

#8 of 35 Alan_Horner

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Posted January 15 2002 - 04:26 AM

I think the turnaround here has to be the incredible success of the film. The movie has already made something over $500 million (worldwide), and I don't think anyone connected with the film expected this kind of success.

Director's cuts take time and money; now that New Line is rolling in it, I'm sure they're much more agreeable to financing such a project. Whether Jackson actually has the time to craft a new cut for Fellowship before the release of the still-unfinished Two Towers remains to be seen. I've heard that the DVD of Fellowship is set for release right before Two Towers hits in December, so Jackson may be hard-pressed to pull off a new cut.

We may see a dual release here: the theatrical bare-bones DVD in November/December, followed by a deluxe director's edition in early 2003.

#9 of 35 Sean Laughter

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Posted January 15 2002 - 04:36 AM

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It boggles the mind how much fanboys can screw up news on the 'net.

You might want to pass those little words of wisdom on to the people at the video game sections of IGN.

#10 of 35 Craig S

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Posted January 15 2002 - 05:16 AM

I just went to CNN and could find no article like that mentioned in the Dark Horizons "scoop". If someone has a direct link, bring it on. Otherwise, this is just another false rumor.

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* No good movie is too long, and no bad movie is short enough.

* No good movie is depressing, all bad movies are depressing.


#11 of 35 Eric Bass

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Posted January 15 2002 - 05:17 AM

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#12 of 35 Michael Dueppen

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Posted January 15 2002 - 05:29 AM

Rollercoaster ride Posted Image
First got my feelings way up there with the first post and then it goes rapidly down when it becomes obvious that this is just a roumor.
Would have been too good to be true, though Posted Image
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#13 of 35 Jeremy Conrad

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Posted January 15 2002 - 06:11 AM

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I just went to CNN and could find no article like that mentioned in the Dark Horizons "scoop". If someone has a direct link, bring it on. Otherwise, this is just another false rumor.



It wasn't on the site, but rather a news report.

What it said was Barry Osborne (NOT Peter Jackson) stated that an extended version of the film would be out by the end of the year, but he DIDN'T state a running time of 4 hours.

Little Billy (who probably doesn't know what Peter Jackson looks like) sees the report and fires up his email account and tells Dark Horizons what was said in the report, although editing it to what he wants the DVD to be.

#14 of 35 Chris Harvey

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Posted January 15 2002 - 06:28 AM

There have been various reports on fansites that PJ's first "dream cut" ran 4:45. TORN has an interview with the actor who played Lurtz, who said that the first cut ran 5 hours long and that most of his lines got cut for the theatrical release.

Imladris.net also had a report by a stuntman describing many scenes that were apparently filmed but didn't show up in the theatrical release.

Decipher has put out a card game based on the movie, and their site has pictures of all the cards available in the deck. There are many that show scenes that didn't end up in the film.

While this DVD DC is still a total rumor, it does seem to have some basis in fact.

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Posted January 15 2002 - 06:35 AM

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It wasn't on the site, but rather a news report.
Of course, I figured that out right after I posted. D'oh!!

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* No good movie is too long, and no bad movie is short enough.

* No good movie is depressing, all bad movies are depressing.


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Posted January 15 2002 - 12:40 PM

Regardless of what happens I think they will make this DVD a real package to own! IF they merely put the theatrical cut on DVD with some extras I'll buy it the day it is out!
If they make a huge massive 12 hour cut of all three films I'll buy that too! However they do it, I'm there!

#17 of 35 Carlo Medina

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Posted January 15 2002 - 01:06 PM

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There have been various reports on fansites that PJ's first "dream cut" ran 4:45. TORN has an interview with the actor who played Lurtz, who said that the first cut ran 5 hours long and that most of his lines got cut for the theatrical release.
Even as a fan I recognize that people won't watch a movie between 4-5 hours long. So I wouldn't mind if the initial DVD release is the 3 1/2 hour cut that PJ showed New Line.

But i would wish that later on, when all three films are finished, they make a "Lord Of The Rings Complete Movie (aka, for those nuts who read the book every 4 years or so)" cut that goes as long as he wants it to. 15 hours? Bah, that's nothing. Bring it on! Posted Image

#18 of 35 Jason_Els

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Posted January 15 2002 - 02:48 PM

How do we get hold of Mike Mulvihill? Doesn't he post on here at times?

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#19 of 35 Eric Bass

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Posted January 15 2002 - 02:50 PM

Seamless branching baby, give me the 5 hour version and I'll sit through it gladly. Then you can still have your 3 hour version for people who don't want to sit through it all.

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Posted January 15 2002 - 03:08 PM

Cool! 5 hour cut.

Not in a single sit, but that resembles more the book (Various sittings)


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