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Old 12-18-02, 11:00 AM
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Will you wait for the extended edition of TTT in late 2003 or buy the 2-disc version?

I waited for the EE of FOTR and was quite happy watching that version the first time I saw it out of the theatre. I will definately do the same with The Two Towers.
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Same here. I rented the first version released, but waited for the EE to buy.
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would buy both like I did with FOTR
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I'll be buying both as well.

Personally, while the EE edition filled in some detail (and nicely I might add), I prefer the original cut of the film.

Especially the introduction to Hobbiton. Bilbo writing his memoirs just throws the whole opening of the EE edition off and delays some of my favorite film music in the movie.
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I'll be one of those buying both, assuming its a similar situation to Fellowship. I'd like to have both the theatrical version, and the extended.
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Both.

*holds open wallet for Peter Jackson and New Line*

Please, just take what you need.
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Both.

*holds open wallet for Peter Jackson and New Line*

Please, just take what you need.
Exactly!
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I'll get both, just because I want both sets of extras and both cuts (as I'm not sure I would like a longer Two Towers ... it seemed like it needed trimmed, not extended).
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Both.
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Does anyone know for sure that they are going to have and extended version again?
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Originally posted by kamalyn
I'll be one of those buying both, assuming its a similar situation to Fellowship. I'd like to have both the theatrical version, and the extended.
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Originally posted by Skull
Does anyone know for sure that they are going to have and extended version again?
While it's too early to tell, I can only judge it on the critical and commercial success. The DVD Journal has ranked the EE #1 DVD of the year and called it "a DVD set that will serve as the standard-bearer for special-edition DVDs for some time to come." The regular and gift sets are #4 and #9 respectively at Amazon.com. I can only imagine that this would happen again. Whether or not a super duper box is released in 2004... we'll see.
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Both.

And, FWIW, Jackson has already stated that there will be an extended edition.
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I'm going to be buying both.
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Put me down for both as well....
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What worries me is the "super" special edition Jackson hints at in the commentary when he says they will have to go back and fix the Gollum scenes in Fellowship to have them more closely match the scenes in TT and ROTK.
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Originally posted by silentbob007
What worries me is the "super" special edition Jackson hints at in the commentary when he says they will have to go back and fix the Gollum scenes in Fellowship to have them more closely match the scenes in TT and ROTK.
Well Gollum does seem different in the first, as do the Urukhai (sp?). Gollum, IMO, looks better in the first, and the Urukhai look better in the second. I think some of these touches would warrant a final release, which I will unfortunately subject myself to.
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Originally posted by silentbob007
I'll get both, just because I want both sets of extras and both cuts (as I'm not sure I would like a longer Two Towers ... it seemed like it needed trimmed, not extended).
I feel exactly the opposite as I liked the Two Towers SO much that I want to see MORE! I felt the same for FOTR. I hope he really does have plans to to about 30+ min. for TTT and ROTK just like FOTR. By the time this is over I will have 3 theatrical cuts and 3 extended editions. No crazy bookend sets, doesn't really add anything to the actual movie collection for me.
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I'll buy the EE.

I have both versions of FOTR, simply because my mom bought me the two-disc one out of the blue.

The EE is a much better cut, and the few extra's I've watched are pretty interesting, where as the ones on the 2-disc where primarily just "documercials."
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Originally posted by Teremei
I feel exactly the opposite as I liked the Two Towers SO much that I want to see MORE! I felt the same for FOTR. I hope he really does have plans to to about 30+ min. for TTT and ROTK just like FOTR. By the time this is over I will have 3 theatrical cuts and 3 extended editions. No crazy bookend sets, doesn't really add anything to the actual movie collection for me.
My feelings may change with subsequent viewings ... I don't know yet.
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I may buy both of the Two Towers, I don't know.

I didn't buy Fellowship when it came out in the single disc edition, mostly because I hadn't seen the film yet and was kinda dreading seeing it.

But that 4-DVD set was just calling out to me, so I thought I had to make it mine, my own, my... precious...

I'm already looking forward to the 8 DVD set for TTT (c'mon - will four measly discs be enough for the fans anymore? They're going to have to raise the bar) with 22 hours of additional footage.

But I'll probably buy the first theatrical cut just to see it over and over again.

But I'll be fast-forwarding through much of the overly-long build-up to the big ol' battle scene.

-- Jough
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I hope I can wait. But no doubt I will buy the EE and the 2discs.

I like the FOTR EE much better than the Theatrical release
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I remember reading in EW that a rough cut of TTT had a running time of 4 hours. It should be interesting to see what the EE will look like. Question: theres been a scene seen in several early trailers/teasers that shows Arwen on a bed with rose petals cascading on her, what is this scene? I thought this was going to be in TTT, why would it be in ROTK?
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I will do what I'm doing with the FotR... buy the 2-disc set used, and buy the EE new.
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Both.

I don't buy any other LOTR paraphenalia other than the movies themselves (I like having both versions for comparison) and various versions of the LOTR books themselves.

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