UPDATED: Fellowship DVD Details! - Dvd.ign.com

"Lord of the Rings: Fellowship of the Ring" DVD cover.
Full specs and box art for the most eagerly awaited DVD of the summer! {Thanks to Jorus_Kando of our Messageboard for alerting us to this!)

New Line Cinema just announced the full specs and release date for The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring on DVD. The Disc will street on August 6 for a MSRP of $29.99 and will hold the following features in a two-disc set:

  • 3 in-depth programs that reveal the secrets behind the production of this epic adventure, including:
    -"Welcome to Middle-earth" in-store special as shown by Houghton Mifflin
    -"The Quest for the Ring" as debuted on the FBC Network
    -"A Passage to Middle-earth" as premiered on the SCI-FI Channel
  • 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.
  • Enya "May It Be" music video.
  • An inside look at the Special Extended DVD Edition of The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring
  • Preview of Electronic Arts' video game The Two Towers.
  • 3D Animated Menus
  • DVD ROM Features: Exclusive online content

Audio will be in Dolby Digital EX (sorry DTS fans).

Releasing November 12, the 4-disc Special Extended Edition contains an additional 30 minutes of the film not seen in the theatrical version.

Some of the additional scenes include:

  • More time with the Hobbits including a musical number. Extra scene further underscores the Hobbits sense of isolation and the growing realization that they can't ignore the outside world for much longer.
  • Frodo and Sam POV watching the elves going to the "Undying Land".
  • When the Hobbits are sleeping, Frodo is awakened by Aragorn's signing of an elvish tune that foreshadow's his relationship with Arwen.
  • More at Rivendell with Aragorn
  • More on the departure of the Fellowship from Rivendell.
  • Gifting scene ... as the Fellowship leaves, Galadriel gives them each a personalized gift that will end up being critical to their future. Legolas gets a special bow, Sam gets some elvin rope that comes in handy when he faces a giant spider in The Two Towers, and a touching moment between Gimli and Galadriel.

The extended edition will likely receive an "R"-rating , not due to excessive gore but about 30 seconds of extra violence in the Battle of Amon Hen.

Two discs contain the film and the remaining two discs add up to more than six hours of additional content. Among the content will be Peter Jackson's commentary. More details to come on the exact nature of the extras content as New Line is still finalizing the details.

Finally, there is an awesome Collector's DVD Gift Set also streeting on November 12 that looks amazing. It is a huge, gorgeous box designed by the legendary Alan Lee. The gift set contains the 4-disc version, two bookend statuettes by sculptor Sideshow Weta, the National Geographic "Beyond The Movie" DVD, and several collectible Decipher game cards. No word on price as of this writing. We'll update as we receive the info.

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