USAToday has details re: LOTR:TTT EE

 
Old 06-12-03, 12:09 PM
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USAToday has details re: LOTR:TTT EE

Hadn't seen this mentioned here yet, so thought I'd post the link. Warning, there's some pretty specific spoilers of what's being added to the film for the EE release so read at your peril:

http://www.usatoday.com/life/movies/...11-rings_x.htm
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I'll be picking up both versions.... again.
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Originally posted by Thunderball
I'll be picking up both versions.... again.
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Originally posted by Thunderball
I'll be picking up both versions.... again.
Ditto. I'm a completist by nature which tends to be hard on the old wallet (i.e. I own Season sets of Buffy region 1 and 2... I am a sick sick man). Plus you know they are both gonna be hella cheap first week so who cares?
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Cool beans, bring on the EE.
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I have to own both versions because I do like to occasionally watch the theatrical version(although I prefer the Extended cut of FOTR).
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Wonder if they will be extending the battle for helms deep?
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Already by the description alone I can tell that the film will be improved, possibly even more than FOTR was when it was given the longer cut.
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I'm definately getting this set!!!! Thanks for the link.
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Great news. I read it in the paper today. I was really struck by New Line's and Jackson's honesty and candor with this. We here of course knew about the upcoming EE in November, but a lot of DVD buyers don't. Here they are givng USA Today an advance preview and encouraging good word of mouth about the Nov release that can only hurt sales of the theatrical version. It's honest and I respect them for doing their very best to educate the consumer prior to getting burned.
Columbia Tri-Star, are you listening???
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A lot of great news here.

The big one for me: in the book, Faramir is a friendly, noble, trustworthy guy who is supposed to present a contrast to his brother Boromir. Faramir in the book is a throwback the Numenoreans (or whatever) and a kindred spirit to Aragorn.

In the movie, he's just as boorish, corruptable and brooding as Boromir. I realize this was done to create some tension in Sam and Frodo's storyline, but destroys the whole purpose of Faramir's character.

It's heartening to see that PJ understood this and shot scenes explaining why Faramir acts as he does.
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Aragorn is
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how old?
Zuh? How does that work?
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Originally posted by Static Cling
Aragorn is
Spoiler:
how old?
Zuh? How does that work?
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I forget the names, but Aragorn is a decendent from humans that used to live a lot longer than "normal" humans do. Kind of like how some biblical people lived for hundreds of years.
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Cool... I'm one of those who thought that Two Towers was edited too much, so I'm looking forward to these scenes being added in.
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This sounds geat!!!
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I will be saving my pennies so I can buy when it comes out, I sure I will be able to find a great pre-order price.
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I was hoping for 40 minutes of Gollumn killing fish and furry animals
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Originally posted by Blade
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I forget the names, but Aragorn is a decendent from humans that used to live a lot longer than "normal" humans do. Kind of like how some biblical people lived for hundreds of years.
You're always the man in the know, huh?

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A little more about Aragorn:


He was a descendant of the Numenoreans, the race of men who founded Gondor (and its capital city, Minas Tirith). This race of men started with Elros, an elf who was given the choice of remaining an elf or becoming a man - he chose to become a man, but lived much longer than normal men (500 years, to be precise), because of his Elvish beginnings (kinda like in "The Two Towers," when Arwen sees her future - yes, she will be mortal if she chooses to stay with Aragorn, but her natural lifespan will also be much longer and she'll have to go on for a while without him...but I digress). Elros' descendants, including Aragorn, thus have much longer lifespans than normal men, without showing the effects of age, because they still have some Elvish blood in them. Another interesting note is that Elros was the brother of Elrond - Elrond, of course, choosing to remain an elf while Elrohir chose to become a mortal man. So, Arwen and Aragorn are actually cousins, though they're separated by a few hundred generations on his side.



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