EIV announce Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers Extended Edition
Entertainment in Video have finally announced the UK Region 2 DVD release of the Special Extended Edition of The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers for 18th November 2003. Also confirmed is the arrival of an exclusive limited edition Collector’s DVD Gift Set, that includes the Special Extended Edition, and will be available on the same day. Retail prices are £34.99 and £49.99 respectively.
Though basically identical to the Region 1 edition (full details here) we have an official list of features for the UK release...
Special Extended Edition
Discs 1 - 2(The Feature)
FEATURE (approx. 214 minutes PAL) – A new version of the second instalment in the epic trilogy! The film includes over 42 minutes PAL of never-before-seen footage incorporated into the film, made especially for this release:
Four audio commentaries by director and writers, the design team the production team and the cast featuring more than 30 participants including Peter Jackson, Elijah Wood, Sean Astin, Orlando Bloom and Academy Award® winners Richard Taylor, Howard Shore, Randy Cook…and many more
Discs 3-4: (The Appendices)
Two discs with hours of original content including multiple documentaries and design/photo galleries with thousands of images to give viewers an in-depth behind-the-scenes look at The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers:
Collector's DVD Gift Set Contents
The following contents will be presented in packaging illustrated by famed artist, Alan Lee:
- Bonus DVD on the Weta Workshop and how the Gollum statue was created, featuring interviews with Peter Jackson, Richard Taylor, the cast and more!
- A printed companion piece showing how Gollum evolved from pencil sketch to sculpted maquette to digital character