LOTR: SE Final run time

Discussion in 'Archived Threads 2001-2004' started by Jeff Kleist, Jul 18, 2002.

  1. Jeff Kleist

    Jeff Kleist Executive Producer

    Joined:
    Dec 4, 1999
    Messages:
    11,267
    Likes Received:
    0
    It has passed the BBFC with a final fun time of 218min and 44sec. No word if this includes the fan supporter crawl. No word if this also includes PAL speedup. If it does, then the US runtime will be 227min 29sec.
     
  2. Matt Stone

    Matt Stone Lead Actor

    Joined:
    Jun 21, 2000
    Messages:
    9,063
    Likes Received:
    1
    Sweet lord that's a long time!
     
  3. Sean Bryan

    Sean Bryan Sean Bryan

    Joined:
    Jun 30, 1997
    Messages:
    3,627
    Likes Received:
    641
    Real Name:
    Sean
    Cool! Though I suspect that does include the fanclub members' names/credits.
     
  4. Brenton

    Brenton Screenwriter

    Joined:
    Jun 25, 2002
    Messages:
    1,169
    Likes Received:
    0
    Wait a minute... the fanclub members' names are part of the film?? I thought it was a special DVD feature that people with too much time on their hands can watch just so they can cheer when they see their name?
     
  5. Nick Sievers

    Nick Sievers Producer

    Joined:
    Jul 1, 2000
    Messages:
    3,481
    Likes Received:
    0
    I suspect that the running time does include the 19mins of 'fan credits'

     
  6. Kami

    Kami Screenwriter

    Joined:
    Jan 2, 2001
    Messages:
    1,490
    Likes Received:
    0
    No kidding. [​IMG]
    Don't worry folks, the fan credits won't interrupt your movie...they will follow the actual film credits. Turn it off if ya don't like it.
     
  7. Justin B

    Justin B Agent

    Joined:
    Dec 20, 2000
    Messages:
    32
    Likes Received:
    0
    The 218:44 runtime sounds like the total length including the extended credits. The original version was ~178 mins including ~8 mins of credits, leaving ~30 mins of extra scenes and ~11 mins of fan credits. The PAL runtime should then be 209:59.
     
  8. Dan Brecher

    Dan Brecher Producer

    Joined:
    Jan 8, 1999
    Messages:
    3,450
    Likes Received:
    0
    If you look at the listing in the BBFC's log, they did watch a video source so it most probably was timed inclusive of PAL speedup as they would typically demand they watch exactly what is to be put out to the consumer here in the UK.
    So yeah, like Jeff points out, under proper running time the NTSC release will be near ten mins longer.
     
  9. Nick Sievers

    Nick Sievers Producer

    Joined:
    Jul 1, 2000
    Messages:
    3,481
    Likes Received:
    0
    I was nearly going to have a, Kami please explain [​IMG] I know you've had to tell numerous people.
     
  10. Alex Spindler

    Alex Spindler Producer

    Joined:
    Jan 23, 2000
    Messages:
    3,971
    Likes Received:
    0
    Hey, I just saw an update! The five disc addition will now include a comfy cushion for the extended version to appease fans' buttocks. [​IMG]
     
  11. Han

    Han Second Unit

    Joined:
    Jan 13, 2001
    Messages:
    262
    Likes Received:
    0
    And maybe a bedpan, and a monkey to dump the bedpan as well as switch discs in the player really quickly. Then there'd be no interruptions![​IMG]
     
  12. Dean DeMass

    Dean DeMass Screenwriter

    Joined:
    Jun 30, 1997
    Messages:
    1,826
    Likes Received:
    0
     
  13. Adam_WM

    Adam_WM Screenwriter

    Joined:
    Oct 25, 2001
    Messages:
    1,628
    Likes Received:
    0
    The official website lists the movie as being ~208 minutes.

    3 hours and 32 minutes.

    Then you can probably add the 19 minutes of fan names.

    3 hours and 51 minutes.
     

Share This Page