4-Disc Platinum Series™ Special Extended DVD Edition Content Overview
DISC 1-2: The Feature
FEATURE (approx. 208 minutes) - Unique version of the epic adventure with over 30 minutes of never-before-seen footage incorporated into the film and new music scored by Academy Award®-winning composer Howard Shore:
Widescreen (2.35:1) version of the Special Extended Edition
Dolby Digital EX 5.1 Surround Sound
DTS ES 6.1 Surround Sound
Stereo Surround Sound
Four audio commentaries by director and writers, the design team, the production team, and the cast featuring more than 30 participants including Peter Jackson, Fran Walsh, Elijah Wood, Ian McKellen and Academy Award® winners Richard Taylor, Andrew Lesnie, Howard Shore, Jim Rygiel, Randy Cook…and many more
DISC 3-4: The Appendices
Two discs with hours of original content including multiple documentaries and design/photo galleries with thousands of images to give viewers an in-depth behind-the-scenes look at The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring:
DISC 3 - "From Book to Vision"

Adapting the book into a screenplay & planning the film
Designing and building Middle-earth
Storyboards to pre-visualization
Weta Workshop visit - An up-close look at the weapons, armor, creatures and miniatures from the film
Atlas of Middle-earth: Tracing the journey of the Fellowship
An interactive map of New Zealand highlighting the location scouting process
Galleries of art and slideshows with commentaries by the artists
Guided tour of the wardrobe department
Footage from early meetings, moving storyboards and pre-visualization reels
And much more!
DISC 4 - "From Vision to Reality"

Bringing the characters to life
A day in the life of a hobbit
Principal photography: Stories from the set
Scale: Creating the illusion of size
Galleries of behind-the-scenes photographs and personal cast photos
Editorial and visual effects multi-angle progressions
Sound design demonstration
And much more!

DVD-ROM CONTENT: Includes access to exclusive online features




2-Cassette Special Extended VHS Edition Contents

FEATURE (approx. 208 minutes) - Unique version of the epic adventure with over 30 minutes of never-before-seen footage incorporated into the film and new music scored by Academy Award®-winning composer Howard Shore:

Widescreen (2.35:1) version of the film
Stereo Surround Sound
Bonus Featurette: "A Day in the Life of a Hobbit"
Bonus Teaser Trailer for "The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers"



SPECIAL FEATURES

3 in-depth programs that reveal the secrets behind the production of this
epic adventure, including:
Welcome to Middle-earth
The Quest for the Ring
A Passage to Middle-earth
15 featurettes originally created for lordoftherings.net, which explore the locales
and cultures of Middle-earth and include interviews with cast members
Elijah Wood, Ian McKellen, Viggo Mortensen, Liv Tyler and others
Exclusive 10-minute behind-the-scenes preview of the next The Lord of the Rings
theatrical release, The Two Towers
Original theatrical trailers and TV spot
Enya "May It Be" music video
Preview of Electronic Arts' video game, The Two Towers
An inside look at the Special Extended DVD Edition of The Lord of the Rings: The
Fellowship of the Ring

DVD-ROM CONTENT:
Exclusive online content



The VHS will feature a fullscreen version of the movie.

Terms of Use
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