I found this link over at the New Line sponsored Lord of the Rings Fan Club and it's been taken up by TheOneRing.Net, the largest and most active Tolkien web site. If all you know of "The Fellowship of the Ring" is what you saw in the theater then you might have guessed that a lot of material was cut from the film. You'd be right. There is much more to the story than was included in the film. Tolkien fans have largely understood the necessity of this given the practicalities of the marketing and showing films these days. We do know that there is a lot of material that Peter Jackson wanted to include but was unable to because of the time constraints imposed upon him by New Line and the reality of movie marketing. No one is accusing or criticizing that decision in this petition. The petition is simply a request for things that die-hard Tolkien fans would like to see in a director's cut version. Perhaps with it we can let New Line know in a friendly way that a market for a very extended version does exist. I did not write this petition nor am I officially involved with it but I know a lot of Tolkien fans, new and old, would love to have Peter Jackson's full vision. If you found the movie oddly-edited or too rushed in places then this will be the version for you. It appears a lot of the excluded material helps flesh-out the characters and their relationships while including some important plot points. Fellowship of the Ring Directors Cut Dvd Thank you for your consideration. I hope this was the right forum for this.