Thread: DVD 6th August
I visited Newline's official LOTR site, www.lordoftherings.net and I get the impression that the extra footage will be on the November release. Just to be safe, I pre-ordered the video for August 6th and will get the special DVD release in November.
I am not sure about the August DVD but why take chances?
I think I will cancel my order. I dont really need a copy of the cinema version.
[Edited on 25/7/2002 by Boring]
Really, don't mind me
No need to tell you I bought my copy right away!
I really like the extra stuff. Especially the Two Tower behind the scenes preview.
BTW Plastic, I didn't care much for Sean Bean's portrayal of Boromir either, but it was passable at least. And I'm still trying to figure out what everyones problems with Hugo Weaving and Liv Tyler are. I can see that Hugo wasn't exactly all smiles, but then again, what did Elrond have to smile about? Things weren't exactly cheery for the elves in ME at this point.
I think Liv Tyler was the perfect Arwen! I know, you all haven't gotten over the Glorfindel thing, but aside from that, wasn't LT the perfect elven princess? She just naturally looks like an elf I guess.
Well, I'm sure I'm just begging to get beat up, but that's my honest opinion.
HW is still too old and too ugly to play Elrond. I haven't changed my mind on that one. Elrond was really a warm, kindly character and should have been portayed as such - with some smiles!
It seems that most women love Sean Bean. I had never thought of Boromir as sexy bofore! And what about the death scene? I cried again. He really brought something to the character, and deserves an award for it.
Having said all that, arent DVDs fantastic? This is my first one, and I just love that you can pick which scene you want to look at. Makes the editing for the kids easy too. Looks like the TTT is going to be brilliant and I am very excited about the extended version. Did you see the elves passing into the west? Maybe there is hope for Tom Bombadil yet...
I reckon if you just remember that at the end it says "based on" Tolkien's work, then it is a fantastic movie. Just a crappy literary adaptation. Boromir was too much of a git the whole way through for my liking, he didn't show his good side til the end, whereas he's supposed to start off fairly likeable as well BEFORE the ring gets a hold of him. And I'm not forgiving Strider for nicking his best line, and saying lets hunt some Orc, dear god...
Oh yeah, and I forgot to mention that I hate Sam even more in the Movie than I did in the book, that really takes some doing.
I only have two things that bother me. The first is how Merry and Peppin are introduced. They look like two fools who just bump in to Sam and Frodo and decide to walk along. While actually it was Merry who arranged the whole disappearing from the Shire. They were young and unexperienced, but certainly not that foolish.
The second is the weathertop. I really don't like that scene in the movie. It makes Frodo look like a chicken. WHile the other Hobbits try to defend him, he just droppes his sword, falls over some stones and is so scared he puts on the ring. WHY!!!! He doesn't put on the ring because he is scared. He puts it on because it commands him to. And he certainly doesn't drop his sword. He attacts the black rider. That's why only his shoulder is hit and not his heart. Can anyone understand why in the movie that black rider missed his heart? There was no reason to miss it. Strider only shows up when Frodo is already hurt.
As for Sam, I missed his devotion and loyalty to Frodo. I mean, it seems he only stays with Frodo because Gandalf asked him, not because he loves his friend so much. But I hope we will still get a glimp of that special friendship in the next movies. And I also missed his funny way of thinking, like throwing that apple to the guy's head in Bree or threatning to make a hole in all the boats if he can't come along to Mordor.
As to Sam and Frodo, they seem even gayer somehow, I thought Sam was going to cry when he lost Frodo in the field, and then I though they were gearing up for a big tonguey snog when he showed up again. A lot like Aragorn and Boromir at the end, oh dear god....
I'm fairly sure that the camp in the movie was NOT on top of the hill, it was in weathertop hollow, like in the book.
Strider fighting off the Nazgul singlehandedly was a bit silly though. It kinda made the ringwraiths look a little whimpy. The ommision of the 'O Elbereth! Githoniel!' line is almost inexcusable. It would have required a little more of the dreaded 'exposition' but they could have explained with just a few lines of dialogue. I'm sure PJ had his reasons.
As for Frodo and Sam being gay.....don't get me started. I thought the STRONG FRIENDSHIP (something that perhaps appears odd today because it hardly even exists anymore) between the two of them was accurately portrayed.
Grondy changed the hokey numbers into maybe apostrophes.
[Edited on 9/8/2002 by Grondmaster]