ROTK: EE DVD predictions?

 
Old 12-22-03, 10:33 AM
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ROTK: EE DVD predictions?

I know this may be early, but since I never read the books I avoided all news/spoilers for the film, but I remember vaguely seeing something on IGN about scenes taken out of the movie to be saved for the EE.

My question is, does anyone know of any scenes not in the film that they know will be in the EE?

Only one I can think of is the scene where Gandalf runs into the Witch King from the trailer.
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Old 12-22-03, 10:36 AM
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Peter Jackson has said that approximately 65 minutes of material was cut from the film for its theatrical release, so a good portion of that could find its way back into the extended cut. We'll post more when we hear it.
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Hmm. They are also saying that we could get the norma DVD in May possibly and the EE in Summer. Since they don't have a new movie to finish it's possible we could get these DVDs early.

Let's hope. November is a LONG time. =p
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Old 12-22-03, 10:53 AM
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Hmm. They are also saying that we could get the norma DVD in May possibly and the EE in Summer. Since they don't have a new movie to finish it's possible we could get these DVDs early.

Let's hope. November is a LONG time. =p
I hope the theatrical version comes out sooner than August, but I imagine the EE will still be in November for the holiday shopping season.
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The theatrical version being released early is definitely a possibility, but I would think that the EE would still be put out in November. After all, Peter Jackson is currently working on King Kong and that will occupy him just as much as the LOTR films were when he was prepping the Extended Edition dvd's. Plus, New Line would maximize sales putting it out just before the Thanksgiving holiday.
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There's also this rumor that for the EE New Line wants some newbie effects company to do the EE special effects and not WETA because they don't want to pay what WETA normally charges.
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There's also this rumor that for the EE New Line wants some newbie effects company to do the EE special effects and not WETA because they don't want to pay what WETA normally charges.

Why would new line what that? The effects were more than likely already done cause they were what was cut from that extra 65Minutes.. Where are you hearing these so called "Rumors"? I have heard nothing of this that new line wants to do that. WETA did such a good job on the entire LOTR Trilogy, why they wouldnt want to let them do their job
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Why would new line what that? The effects were more than likely already done cause they were what was cut from that extra 65Minutes.. Where are you hearing these so called "Rumors"? I have heard nothing of this that new line wants to do that. WETA did such a good job on the entire LOTR Trilogy, why they wouldnt want to let them do their job
i've heard the same thing.
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Why would new line what that? The effects were more than likely already done cause they were what was cut from that extra 65Minutes.. Where are you hearing these so called "Rumors"? I have heard nothing of this that new line wants to do that. WETA did such a good job on the entire LOTR Trilogy, why they wouldnt want to let them do their job
They are NOT rumors, ye of little faith. Such is posted on thedigitalbits.com.
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Once New Line sees the profit the theatrical ed. is making, WETA should definately be brought back in. Right now, RotK has broken a LOT of box office records.
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Originally posted by wfujosh
They are NOT rumors, ye of little faith. Such is posted on thedigitalbits.com.
First of all, they're posted in the RUMOR MILL, so I think that might indicate a rumor. On top of that, The Digital Bits is just reporting what Ain't It Cool News is reporting and if there's ever a place to take a scoop with a grain of salt, it's AICN. There's no way New Line will cheapen out on this, they've made their money back several times over. Jackson and WETA have earned the right to do whatever they want with this release and New Line knows it.
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Originally posted by wfujosh
They are NOT rumors, ye of little faith. Such is posted on thedigitalbits.com.
And this makes it true? Because why?
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In a CNN interview, Peter Jackson said that 65 minutes was cut from ROTK.

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There is another rumor that ROTK will be extended to almost 5 hour runtime....

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I have not heard anything about new special effects.
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5 hours? Bring it on!
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There is another rumor that ROTK will be extended to almost 5 hour runtime....

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I have not heard anything about new special effects.
As much as I want to I simply can't believe that one.
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I sure the movie will be just over 4 hours long, which is awesome!

Bring on the EE.
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As much as I want to I simply can't believe that one.
Same here. I mean the theatrical is 3 hours 20 minutes, so that would mean Jackson cut over an hour and a half out of the film. Doubtful.
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My guess would be at MOST...4.5 hours.
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I suppose we can assume the Christopher Lee stuff will be placed back in.
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I suppose we can assume the Christopher Lee stuff will be placed back in.
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Here is a site that has pictures of scenes that were cut....

http://www.freewebs.com/lord_ofthe_r...ostScenes.html

Each movie could have been 5 hours long and I wouldn't have cared.
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Return Of The King will most likely get another 45-50 minutes added back in. Sure 65 minutes of scenes were cut out from ROTK, but hey, there's footage from teh first two films that we STILL haven't seen. They didn't throw EVERYTHING back in, ya know? So maybe at MOST I'll say we see an extra hour, and I think I'm probably being generous there.
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I'm all more more footage for the EE, but I really hope the ending isn't extended. I would like to see the Christopher Lee that was cut.
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Yeah, no spoilers but the ending WAS well, a little long. But necessary I suppose, a proper ending for probably the best trilogy of our time.
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Originally posted by DeputyDave
As much as I want to I simply can't believe that one.
I agree, but supposedly Mckellan has stated that the final one would be 5 hours also.

I think adding the additional 65 mintes that Peter Jackson spoke about would be great. That would make it about 4.5 hours.

I guess they could always add 30 minutes to the end and that would be 5 hours.
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