LOTR The Two Towers Extended Edition - Detailed specs list and more artwork!

Following on from the recent R1 announcement of The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers Special Extended Edition from New Line Home Cinema we now have a full detailed specs list for this eagerly anticipated set along with some gorgeous new hi-res shots of the package artwork for both the Extended Edition and the Gift Set

4-Disc Platinum Series™ Special Extended DVD Edition Content Overview

DISCS 1-2: The Feature
Feature (approx. 223 minutes)- Over 40 minutes of new and extended scenes were added by Peter Jackson, including 200 new digital effects and new score by Howard Shore:

  • Anamorphic widescreen 16x9 (2.35:1) version of the film
  • English Dolby Digital EX Surround Sound
  • English DTS ES 6.1
  • English Stereo Surround
Four audio commentaries:
  • Audio Commentary 1: The Director and Writers
    • Peter Jackson (Director/Co-Writer/Producer)
    • Fran Walsh (Writer/Co-Producer)
    • Philippa Boyens (Co-Write)
  • Audio Commentary 2: The Design Team
    • Richard Taylor (WETA Workshop Creative Supervisor)
    • Tania Rodger (WETA Workshop Manager)
    • Grant Major (Production Designer)
    • Ngila Dickson (Costume Designer)
    • Alan Lee (Conceptual Designer)
    • John Howe (Conceptual Designer)
    • Dan Hennah (Supervising Art Director/Set Decorator)
    • Chris Hennah (Art Department Manager)
  • Audio Commentary 3: The Production/Post-Production Team
    • Barrie Osborne (Producer)
    • Mark Ordesky (Executive Producer)
    • Andrew Lesnie (Director of Photography)
    • Mike Horton and Jabez Olssen (Editors)
    • Rick Porras (Co-Producer)
    • Howard Shore (Composer)
    • Jim Rygiel (Visual Effects Supervisor)
    • Joe Letteri (WETA Digital Effects Supervisor)
    • Ethan Van der Ryn (Supervising Sound Editor/Co-Designer)
    • Mike Hopkins (Supervising Sound Editor)
    • Randy Cook (WETA Animation Designer & Supervisor)
    • Christian Rivers (WETA VFX Art Director)
    • Brian Van't Hull (WETA VFX Cinematographer)
    • Alex Funke (Miniatures Director of Photography)
  • Audio Commentary 4: The Cast
    • Elijah Wood (Frodo)
    • Liv Tyler (Arwen)
    • Sean Astin (Sam)
    • John Rhys-Davies (Gimli)
    • Billy Boyd (Pippin)
    • Dominic Monaghan (Merry)
    • Orlando Bloom (Legolas)
    • Christopher Lee (Saruman)
    • Sean Bean (Boromir)
    • Bernard Hill (Théoden)
    • Miranda Otto (Éowyn)
    • David Wenham (Faramir)
    • Brad Dourif (Grima)
    • Karl Urban (Éomer)
    • John Noble (Denethor)
DISCS 3-4 : The Appendices
Two discs of all-new bonus content, including multiple documentaries, galleries and interactive maps. Documentaries that were started with The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring Special Extended DVD Edition are continued here, delving deep into the stories and experiences unique to The Two Towers.

DISC 3 - The Appendices Part III: "The Journey Continues..."
  • J.R.R. Tolkien - Origins of Middle-earth (Video Documentary)
  • From Book to Script - Finding the Story (Video Documentary)
  • Designing and Building Middle-earth
    • Designing Middle-earth (Video Documentary)
    • Weta Workshop (Video Documentary)
  • Design Galleries
    • The Peoples of Middle-earth
    • The Realms of Middle-earth
  • Gollum
    • The Taming of Smeagol (Video Documentary)
    • Andy Serkis Animation Reference (Video Documentary)
    • Gollum "Stand-in" (Video Documentary)
    • Design Gallery
  • Middle-earth Atlas (Tracing the journeys of the Fellowship) (Interactive map)
  • New Zealand as Middle-earth (Interactive map)
DISC 4 - The Appendices Part IV: "The battle for Middle-earth begin..."
  • Filming "The Two Towers"
    • Warriors of Middle-earth (Video Documentary)
    • Cameras in Middle-earth (Video Documentary)Production Photos
  • Visual Effects
    • Miniatures
      • "Big-atures" (Video Documentary)
      • Galleries
      • The Flooding of Isengard Animatic
    • Weta Digital (Video Documentary)
    • Abandoned Concepts
  • Editorial: Refining the Story (Video Documentary)
  • Music and Sound
    • Music for Middle-earth (Video Documentary)
    • The Soundscapes of Middle-earth (Video Documentary)
    • Sound Demonstration: "Helm's Deep"
  • "The Battle for Helm's Deep is over ..." (Video Documentary)
And now for the artwork...

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Extended Edition Pack Shot

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Extended Edition Close Up

The following come from the Gift Set release. Please follow the link to learn more about this set (the pictures below have now been added to that article as well)...

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Gollum Bonus DVD

Gollum Statue

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