The Lord Of The Rings - The Two Towers - Extended Version details
|Formats:||12 DVD, Blu-ray|
|Starring:||Elijah Wood, Karl Urban, Dominic Monaghan, Liv Tyler, Cate Blanchett, Viggo Mortensen, Ian McKellen, Sean Astin, Billy Boyd|
|Studio:||ENTERTAINMENT IN VIDEO|
The Lord Of The Rings - The Two Towers - Extended Version
|Run time:||3 hours 34 minutes|
|Rental release:||18 Nov 2003|
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who needs books?By stephen decantelupe from boston , 13 Dec 2003
[Highly rated reviewer]i never did get to read the second book of this trilogy and after seeing this i was certain i had missed out.
the battle sequences are just jaw dropping and massive is not a big enough word to describe these visual delights.but its not just the action and SFX that make this a supurb achievement.We all thought that Jackson may have had a fluke on the first one.how wrong we were.
the largely untested main characters again deliver superior performances and make us feel like we should be there suffering with them.
possibly a little too much camera panning for visual landscape effects but it is a pretty country after all.
extremely violent for its 12 rating (my daughter found it quite cringy at times) and very long,almost three hours, its a marathon of a film.
Can't wait for return of the king!
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extended version or bonus discs??By Peter Ryland from NORWICH UK , 19 Jan 2007The Lovefilm website does not adequately distinguish between the actual film and the 'bonus discs'.
Even now on this review it is not clear to which set I am adding this review!!
So I will, with that warning review all together:
The extended version(2 disks) is much better than the movie version. It had to be cut to get it under 3 hours, but this version at about 3.75 hours does better justice to the book. In putting back some scenes we get a better picture of the three groups progressing through separately on the mission.
The fallability of the Men and the role of the Ents are better understood.
And with all that wonderful footage brilliantly done in that wonderful scenery, why waste it?
The Bonus discs are useful to anyone who enjoys the film(but I was sent them first!) but particularly to anyone who like me read Lord of the Rings several times before I was thirty.
They give a marvellous insight into the amazing teamwork that went into the vast project of the film series
Cannot be faultedBy a customer from London, England , 26 Dec 2006A must for anyone's dvd collection; better still if seen on the big screen. Truely exceptional!
DULL - BUT 5 STARS? . . . READ ON . . .By nORMObAZZA (1249 reviews) from Surrey, England , 29 Nov 2006As a piece of film making, you cannot fault the trilogy. Having said that, the casting of Elijah Wood(en) and his West country chums proves poor. The downfall for me is that it's adapted from the most tediously boring book I have ever made myself read. Unfortunately, The Two Towers is also the most tediously boring part of the three. Still a film you have to see on a big screen before you die (hopefully not of boredom during).
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interestingBy a customer from london, england , 20 Oct 2006i think its always great to see the bits missed from the original well worth watching. some further clarity in the missing parts
My personal Fav out of the threeBy a customer from London, England , 14 Oct 2006Great fight scenes, adventure on both sides of the journey. As before great cast, definately my favourite out of the three lord of the rings films,