Any idea when the DVDs will be released?
THE ONCE AND FUTURE 'KING'
Now a mere few days until the theatrical premiere of The Return of the King, and director Peter Jackson has already begun talking about the eventual extended cut of the third film in the Lord of the Rings trilogy. "There’s about an hour's worth of finished cut scenes that we could put into a movie, and we'll put at least half of them into an extended cut," Jackson said. "There's a sequence with Saruman (Christopher Lee) at Isengard that's about seven minutes long. We shot some quite memorable scenes from the book that aren't in the movie, like when Frodo and Sam are disguised as orcs. There's a section where they actually end up in the orc army for a short period of time." Comic relief segments could make a comeback as well, he said. "There's actually a funny Legolas/Gimli scene where they play a drinking competition to see who can get drunk the quickest," he said. "That was in the banquet scene near the beginning of the movie, and we just felt that the comedic tone of it wasn't helping us jump in and establish a lot of narrative tension." Thanks to Video Store Magazine.
We're off to see the Mountain, The Wonderful Cracks of Doom.
You'll find it is a mound of a Mount If ever a Mount! there was.
If ever oh ever a Mount! there was The Mountain is one because,
Because, because, because, because, because.
Because of the wonderful things it does.
We're off to see the Mountain. The Wonderful Cracks of Doom. :orcgin:
Watch the movie again and play my favourite game, spotting where the cuts are made, this one is the most obvious, what the heck happened to Sam and Frodo's orc gear in Mordor? Obviously there's something there, ain't that fun? Also, it looks a lot like there is a Mouth of Sauron sequence featuring Frodo's mail shirt at the black gate, or is that just my wishful thinking?
When they left Cirith Ungol, they were wearing Orc gear and then they were on the mountain in their civies. So we know they made the cuts there.what the heck happened to Sam and Frodo's orc gear in Mordor?
On the heels of capturing four Golden Globes and collecting a leading 11 Academy Awards nominations for the latest film in its signature property, New Line Home Entertainment will bring out The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King on DVD in May, earlier than its first two installments, according to retail sources.
For The Fellowship of the Ring and The Two Towers, New Line released the first DVD version in August, then followed up with an extended edition in November.
The extended editions arrived just before the next film bowed in theaters.
With no further Lord of the Rings theatrical installment with which to time a DVD release, New Line is moving up the timetable.
After the first release in May, the extended edition of Return of the King would likely hit stores in September, according to sources.
Also being toyed with is a boxed set featuring all three non-extended versions that would also be available in May.
A set of all three extended versions could come in the fourth quarter.
Director Peter Jackson was quoted last week as saying that the extended version of Return of the King would be 4 hours and 10 minutes.
New Line said no release plans have been set and no announcement will be made until after the Oscars telecast on Feb. 29.
I read in an interview with PJ a while back that there was over 500 hours of footage filmed for all three movies, and even with all of the SEE’s, we still only get to see like 12 hours of that 500
I take it a lot of those 500 hours are also shots of the same scene taken from multiple camera angles. I wouldn't be surprised if they do release a special boxed set as well as the original extended DVDs. Now that the last movie is out of the way, they are going to milk this cow until it's dry.
I'm next, I'm next, I'm next. What the heck was I going to ask him??? Brain
dial tone kicks in nnnnnnnnnnnnnn, NO! Wait, idiot. Ask about the ROTK EE. That's
what you really want to know. Ask! Ask!
Pete is peeled away from the wooing fans and the handler introduces me to Peter
Jackson, Director of the Lord of the Rings, hero of my life (direct transcript):
Me: Congratulations on your recent Oscar nominations!
Pete: Oh, thank you so much.
Me: Could you tell us a little bit about what we can look forward to on the
extended edition of Return of the King-your favorite scene, perhaps?
(Husband meanwhile slips in the poster and nails the autograph. Go husband!
Then he resumes snapping pics of me interviewing Pete.)
Pete: Well, yes, the extended edition has 50 minutes of new footage. I finished
cutting it just before I came over here. And I like…well a scene that was
not necessary to the plot and we didn't use it in the movie, but I've always
been quite fond of it is…when Frodo and Sam end up in the orc army. It
wasn't essential, but it's kind of fun, and I've always been fond of it. That
was a hard one to cut out.
Me: That was the one scene I was most hoping would be back in!
Pete: Oh, good.
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