NewsWire: FOTR Special Extended Edition Specs Now Available - The Lord of the Rings Official Site

4-Disc Platinum Series™ Special Extended DVD Edition Content Overview (Complete List of Content to be Provided at a Later Date):

DISCS 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

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 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!

** Check out the Official Movie Site for more info and photos on the Theatrical version, Special Extended Edition and Collectors Gift Set. **

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