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Two Towers DVD Gift Set

06.22.2003

This will be the final year for all Tolkienites to enjoy the hoopla surrounding their beloved trilogy, so take advantage of all the online fun, folks. Today we get the detailed specs of the PLATINUM SERIES SPECIAL EXTENDED DVD EDITION version of the THE TWO TOWERS, to be released on November 18th, as well as the info on the COLLECTOR'S DVD GIFT SET (which includes a Gollum statuette), to be released on that same date. To check out the specs on the August 26th "regular" 2-disc dvd edition of THE TWO TOWERS (along with menu screen shots), click here. See below for more!

SPECIAL EDITION PLATINUM SERIES

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DISCS 1-2: THE FEATURE

FEATURE (approx. 214 minutes): A new version of the second installment in the epic trilogy! The film includes over 40 minutes of never-before-seen footage incorporated into the film, made especially for this video release:

  • 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, Elijah Wood, Sean Astin, Orlando Bloom and Academy Award® winners Richard Taylor, Howard Shore, Randy Cook…and many more

DISCS 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 Two Towers:

DISC 3:

  • Adapting the book into a screenplay & planning the film

  • Designing and inspiration for locations in Middle-earth 

  • Storyboards to pre-visualization 

  • Weta Workshop visit - See sculptors in action as they create 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

  • And much more!

DISC 4:

  • Sending actors to battle - preparation for sword fighting

  • Principal photography: Stories from the set 

  • Digital effects including motion capture and "Massive" (a program to create armies of Orcs) 

  • "Bigatures" - A close-up look at the detailed miniatures used in the film 

  • Galleries of behind-the-scenes photographs and personal cast photos 

  • Post-production - editing it all together

  • Sound design demonstration

  • And much more!

DVD-ROM CONTENT: Includes access to exclusive online features

SPECIAL EDITION PLATINUM SERIES
(COLLECTOR'S GIFT SET)

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The following contents are presented in packaging illustrated by famed artist, Alan Lee:

  • 4-disc Platinum Series™ Special Extended DVD Edition of The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers

  • Collectible Gollum polystone statue created by Sideshow Weta

  • "The Evolution of Gollum" exclusive:

    • Bonus DVD on the Weta Workshop and how the Gollum statue was created, featuring interviews with Peter Jackson, Richard Taylor, the cast and more!

    • A printed companion piece showing how Gollum evolved from pencil sketch to sculpted maquette to digital character

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