4-Disc Platinum SeriesT Special Extended DVD Edition Content Overview
DISCS 1-2: The Feature
Feature (approx. 223 minutes)- Over 40 minutes of new and extended scenes
were added by Peter Jackson, including 200 new digital effects and new score by
Howard Shore:


Anamorphic widescreen 16x9 (2.35:1) version of the film
Dolby Digital EX Surround Sound
DTS ES 6.1
Stereo Surround


Four audio commentaries:
Audio Commentary 1: The Director and Writers
Peter Jackson (Director/Co-Writer/Producer)
Fran Walsh (Writer/Co-Producer)
Philippa Boyens (Co-Write)

Audio Commentary 2: The Design Team
Richard Taylor (WETA Workshop Creative Supervisor)
Tania Rodger (WETA Workshop Manager)
Grant Major (Production Designer)
Ngila Dickson (Costume Designer)
Alan Lee (Conceptual Designer)
John Howe (Conceptual Designer)
Dan Hennah (Supervising Art Director/Set Decorator)
Chris Hennah (Art Department Manager)

Audio Commentary 3: The Production/Post-Production Team
Barrie Osborne (Producer)
Mark Ordesky (Executive Producer)
Andrew Lesnie (Director of Photography)
Mike Horton and Jabez Olssen (Editors)
Rick Porras (Co-Producer)
Howard Shore (Composer)
Jim Rygiel (Visual Effects Supervisor)
Joe Letteri (WETA Digital Effects Supervisor)
Ethan Van der Ryn (Supervising Sound Editor/Co-Designer)
Mike Hopkins (Supervising Sound Editor)
Randy Cook (WETA Animation Designer & Supervisor)
Christian Rivers (WETA VFX Art Director)
Brian Van't Hull (WETA VFX Cinematographer)
Alex Funke (Miniatures Director of Photography)

Audio Commentary 4: The Cast
Elijah Wood (Frodo)
Liv Tyler (Arwen)
Sean Astin (Sam)
John Rhys-Davies (Gimli)
Billy Boyd (Pippin)
Dominic Monaghan (Merry)
Orlando Bloom (Legolas)
Christopher Lee (Saruman)
Sean Bean (Boromir)
Bernard Hill (Th‚oden)
Miranda Otto (owyn)
David Wenham (Faramir)
Brad Dourif (Grima)
Karl Urban (omer)
John Noble (Denethor)
DISCS 3-4 : The Appendices
Two discs of all-new bonus content, including multiple documentaries, galleries
and interactive maps. Documentaries that were started with The Lord of the Rings:
The Fellowship of the Ring Special Extended DVD Edition are continued here,
delving deep into the stories and experiences unique to The Two Towers.

DISCS 3 - The Appendices Part III: "The Journey Continues..."

J.R.R. Tolkien - Origins of Middle-earth (Video Documentary)

From Book to Script - Finding the Story (Video Documentary)

Designing and Building Middle-earth
Designing Middle-earth (Viedo Documentary)
Weta Workshop (Video Documentary)

Design Galleries
The Peoples of Middle-earth
The Realms of Middle-earth

Gollum
The Taming of Smeagol (Video Documentary)
Andy Serkis Animation Reference (Video Documentary)
Gollum "Stand-in" (Video Documentary)
Design Gallery

Middle-earth Atlas (Tracing the journeys of the Fellowship) (Interactive map)

New Zealand as Middle-earth (Interactive map)
DISC 4 - The Appendices Part IV: "The battle for Middle-earth begin..."

Filming "The Two Towers"
Warriors of Middle-earth (Video Documentary)
Cameras in Middle-earth (Video Documentary)
Production Photos

Visual Effects
Miniatures
"Big-atures" (Video Documentary)
Galleries
The Flooding of Isengard Animatic
Weta Digital (Video Documentary)
Abandoned Concepts

Editorial: Refining the Story (Video Documentary)

Music and Sound
Music for Middle-earth (Video Documentary)
The Soundscapes of Middle-earth (Video Documentary)
Sound Demonstration: "Helm's Deep"

"The Battle for Helm's Deep is over ..." (Video Documentary)


Disc 1: The Feature
Feature (approx. 179 minutes)
Widescreen (2.35:1) or Fullscreen version of the film
Dolby Digital EX 5.1 Surround Sound
Stereo Surround Sound
English subtitles and closed captions
Widescreen (2.35:1) or Fullscreen version of the film
Disc 2: Special Features
Bonus disc featuring hours of additional content.


2 in-depth programs that reveal the secrets behind the production of this epic adventure, including:
"On the set - The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers"
"Return to Middle-earth"
8 featurettes originally created for lordoftherings.net:
Forces of Darkness
Sounds of Middle-earth
Edoras & Rohan Culture
Creatures
Gandalf the White
Arms & Armor
Helm's Deep
Gollum: Andy Serkis, Bay Raitt
Exclusive 10-minute behind-the-scenes preview of The Lord of the Rings:
The Return of the King
Emiliana Torrini "Gollum Song" music video
Short film by Sean Astin "The Long and Short of It" + behind-the-scenes
"making of"
Preview of Electronic Arts' video game, The Lord of the Rings: The Return
of the King
An inside look at the Special Extended DVD Edition of The Lord of the Rings: The
Two Towers

DVD-ROM Content
Exclusive online content


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