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Not seen in theaters, this unique version of the epic adventure features over 30 minutes of new and extended scenes integrated into the film by the director.
In every aspect, the extended-edition DVD of Peter Jackson's epic fantasy The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring blows away the theatrical-version DVD. No one who cares at all about the film should ever need to watch the original version again. Well, maybe the impatient and the squeamish will still prefer the theatrical version, because the extended edition makes a long film 30 minutes longer and there's a bit more violence (though both versions are rated PG-13). But the changes--sometimes whole scenes, sometimes merely a few seconds--make for a richer film. There's more of the spirit of J.R.R. Tolkien, embodied in more songs and a longer opening focusing on Hobbiton. There's more character development, and more background into what is to come in the two subsequent films, such as Galadriel's gifts to the Fellowship and Aragorn's burden of lineage. And some additions make more sense to the plot, or are merely worth seeing, such as the wood elves leaving Middle-earth or the view of Caras Galadhon (but sorry, there's still no Tom Bombadil). Extremely useful are the chapter menus that indicate which scenes are new or extended.
Of the four commentary tracks, the ones with the greatest general appeal are the one by Jackson and cowriters Fran Walsh and Philippa Boyens, and the one by 10 cast members, but the more technically oriented commentaries by the creative and production staff are also worth hearing. The bonus features (encompassing two complete DVDs) are far superior to the largely promotional materials included on the theatrical release, delving into such matters as script development, casting, and visual effects. The only drawback is that the film is now spread over two discs, with a somewhat abrupt break following the council at Rivendell, due to the storage capacity required for the longer running time, the added DTS ES 6.1 audio, and the commentary tracks. But that's a minor inconvenience. Whether in this four-disc set or in the collector's gift set (which adds Argonath bookends and a DVD of National Geographic Beyond the Movie: The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring), the extended-edition DVD is the Fellowship DVD to rule them all. --David Horiuchi
I can't think of anything to write about LOR that hasn't been written yet 1000 times over. However, here you get almost 4 hrs of material with a lot of new scenes that fill in the... Read morePublished 9 hours ago by Eichbaum
This movie was the worst. I love Harry Potter, Star Wars, etc. But this movie I just couldn't get into it. I bought the digital copy to watch while was flying to Seattle. Read morePublished 11 hours ago by Kathy A
You need to watch the extended version, very much worth it!Published 14 hours ago by Thomas W Powell
The Lord of the Rings series speaks for itself, but I just couldn't resist upgrading to widescreen for $4.00 after I bought my digital TV.Published 1 day ago by Bert Tram
Wonderful! They did a great job staying relatively true to Tolkien - you certainly feel the journey, the sense of urgency and yet long journey to success.Published 3 days ago by J. Spencley
People ask if this is the best thing ever. All I have to ask, "does a bear poop in the woods?". YES!!!Published 3 days ago by Wade Farr
Don't like to type, but I am very pleased with this purchase. Thanks.Published 4 days ago by joe billy
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|I need to know if it brings subtitles in Spanish? thanks||
The giftbox version (which includes the statues) doesn not have spanish subtitles. You'll have to buy the new Platinum Edition Extended version.
Aug 16, 2011 by Camilo Rodrguez | See all 3 posts
My set came the same way Brand new but only the return of the king booklet.I have seen this happen on other sets like alien quadriligy and gladiator extended cut. It seems that after a set is out for a long time apparently when new pressings are made they do not reprint the insert.Probably to... Read More
Jun 7, 2011 by Gregory D. Clark | See all 3 posts
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