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The Lord Of The Rings: The Fellowship Of The Ring - Extended Cut [DVD]

Elijah Wood , Sean Bean , Hugo Weaving    Suitable for 12 years and over   DVD
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (355 customer reviews)
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  • Actors: Elijah Wood, Sean Bean, Viggo Mortensen, Liv Tyler, Ian McKellen
  • Directors: Hugo Weaving
  • Producers: Howard Shore, Michael Lynne
  • Format: PAL
  • Language: English
  • Subtitles: English
  • Subtitles For The Hearing Impaired: English
  • Region: Region 2 (This DVD may not be viewable outside Europe. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Number of discs: 5
  • Classification: 12
  • Studio: Warner Home Video
  • DVD Release Date: 12 May 2014
  • Run Time: 208 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (355 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B00GRTVUNO
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 123,198 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)

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In every aspect, the extended edition of Peter Jackson's epic fantasy The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring is superior to the theatrical version. No-one who cares at all about the film should ever need to watch the original again. Well, maybe the impatient and the squeamish will still prefer it, because this extended edition makes a long film 30 minutes longer and there's a wee bit more violence. But the changes--sometimes whole scenes, sometimes merely a few seconds--make for a richer film. There's more of the spirit of JRR Tolkien, embodied in more songs and a longer opening focusing on Hobbiton. There's more character development, and more background into what is to come in the two subsequent films, such as Galadriel's gifts to the Fellowship and Aragorn's burden of lineage. Some additions make more sense to the plot while others are merely worth seeing, such as the wood elves leaving Middle-earth or the view of Caras Galadhon (but sorry, there's still no Tom Bombadil).

On the DVDs: The Fellowship of the Ring--Extended Version comes in two distinct packages: choose either the four-disc set itself, handsomely presented in a hardback book-style fold-out, or the huge and more expensive Collector's Box Set, which has the same four-disc set accompanied by two chunky "polystone" sculpted Argonath bookends, both of which are solid enough to support either your DVD or Tolkien book collection. The discs themselves have extremely useful chapter menus that indicate which scenes are new or extended. The only drawback is that the film is now spread over two discs, with a somewhat abrupt break following the council at Rivendell, due to the storage capacity required for the longer running time, the added DTS ES 6.1 audio, and the commentary tracks. But that's a minor inconvenience. Of the four commentaries those with the greatest general appeal are the one by Jackson with cowriters Fran Walsh and Philippa Boyens, and the one by 10 cast members; but the more technically orientated commentaries by the creative and production staff are also worth hearing.

The bonus features (encompassing two complete DVDs) are far superior to the largely promotional materials included on the theatrical release, delving into such matters as script development, casting, and visual effects. This extended edition DVD set is the Fellowship to rule them all. --David Horiuchi

Product Description

Director's extended cut of the famous fantasy adaptation. In part one of the fantasy trilogy by J.R.R. Tolkien. Frodo (Elijah Wood) is a hobbit living in the Shire, a quiet, peaceful part of Middle Earth. When it turns out that his elderly relative Bilbo (Ian Holm) is harbouring the ultimate Ring of Power and the evil Nazgul riders of Sauron, The dark Lord of Mordor, are coming to find it, Frodo is entrusted by wizard Gandalf (Ian McKellen) to deliver the Ring out of the Shire without it falling into their hands. Frodo leaves the Shire aided by his cousins Merry (Dominic Monaghan), Pippin (Billy Boyd) and trusty friend Sam Gamgee (Sean Astin), but they soon realise that the agents of Mordor are everywhere and that their trip is far from over. Once they reach the Elvish realm of Rivendell the Hobbits form part of the anti-Sauron fellowship, which includes Aragorn (Viggo Mortensen), Boromir (Sean Bean), Legolas Greenleaf (Orlando Bloom), Gimli the dwarf and of course Gandalf. Together they must battle across Middle Earth to destroy the Ring by casting it into the Cracks of Doom, the fiery chasm in the centre of Mordor.

Extra Content:
• The Director and Writers Part 1
• The Design Team Part 1
• The Production and Post Production Team Part 1
• The Cast Part 1
• Easter Egg - MTV Movie Award Spoof
• The Director and Writers Part 2
• The Design Team Part 2
• The Production and Design Team Part 2
• The Cast Part 2
• Easter Egg - Two Towers Sneak Peek
• Peter Jackson Introduction
• JRR Tolkien Creator of Middle Earth
• From Book to Script
• Storyboards and Pre-Vis: Making Words into Images
• The Prologue
• Orc Pursuit into Lothlorien
• Sarn Gebir Rapids Chase
• Gandalf Rides to Orthanc
• The Stairs of Khazad-Dum
• Storyboard to Film Comparison: Nazgul Attack at Bree
• Bridge of Khazad Dum
• Bag End Set Test
• Designing Middle-Earth
• Weta Workshop
• Costume Design
• Design Galleries with selected Audio Commentary
• Middle-Earth Atlas Interactive
• New Zealand as Middle-Earth Interactive
• Elijah Wood Introduction
• The Fellowship Cast
• A Day in the Life of a Hobbit
• Cameras in Middle Earth
• Scale
• Big-atures
• Weta Digital
• Editorial: Assembling an Epic
• Digital Grading
• The Soundscapes of Middle-Earth
• Music for Middle-Earth
• The Road Goes Ever On...
• Behind the Scenes


Customer Reviews

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162 of 174 people found the following review helpful
Format:DVD
My enjoyment of the theatrical release and my enthusiasm for a live-action epic that does at least do some justice to a book that I have loved since I was a small child could not silence a nagging voice that told me the movie adaptation, no matter how spectacular, was lacking. It did not take overlong for me to put my finger on it - the theatrical release of "Fellowship" contains precious little character development, and what there is has been spread very unevenly (like butter scraped over too much bread...). Well, I could forgive this considering that there are three movies, but the second film has much ground to regain for several of the major characters in this milieu.
I am extremely happy to report that the Special Edition DVD release has all but silenced my doubts. The additional 30 minutes or so make a world of difference to the movie, making the tale more 'human' (Dwarven, Elven, Hobbitish, if you hate to anthropomorphism). Almost all of the excised material was character development, and the result of replacing it makes this DVD release the definitive version of the movie. Peter Jackson may prefer it to be considered as an additional release of the movie, where the theatrical version and this extended cut can co-exist, but I disagree. After watching the extended version I find the theatrical release even more lacking - so much so that I can't bring myself to watch it anymore.
All of the characters receive more attention: Bilbo becomes the slightly eccentric but shrewd forever-changed-by-adventure hobbit I always imagined him to be; Frodo the young nephew who has a deep love and respect for his old Hobbit uncle, and who himself can be seen enduring the change that unsettled Bilbo for life; Sam is the plant-loving yet love-shy gardener (more Rosie Cotton!
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135 of 145 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Every Flaw Perfected 19 Nov 2002
Format:DVD
Don't get me wrong, I loved the Fellowship of the Ring when I saw it at the cinema but I could recognise that there were some flaws there too. However, with this extended version all these flaws have been rectified and the movie is a lot stronger for it.
First the major one - Lothlorien. In the cinema, like a lot of people, I came out mumbling about the wasted opportunity of presenting Lothlorien in a film. I felt that it was rushed, squeezed in as though Jackson didn't really like that part of the book and wanted to get past it as quickly as possible. Not so here - the sequence is extended greatly and to the benefit of the whole film which now feels more balanced because of it. You aren't left wondering why they bothered getting an actress of the quality of Cate Blanchett for a role which in the theatrical release was a relatively minor one - as he performance in the extended scenes truly justifies her presence. Fans of the book will be particularly delighted with the inclusion of the gift-giving and the excellent comedy moment provided by the way-bread.
The extended Shire sequences are also a joy and are well worth the inclusion (if only for the fact that not only do you get to see more of the wondrous set that Weta created but you also we get a scene inside the Green Dragon complete with Gaffer!). But where this version of the movie comes into its own is in the extra space it gives the characters in the Fellowship time to develop. Gimli particularly benefits from this (his character becoming far more rounded and three-dimensional) as do Pippin and Merry.
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56 of 60 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars One DVD to rule them all! 2 July 2003
Format:DVD
There’s only one way to start this review – if you’re a Lord of the Rings fan then buy the extended edition of Fellowship of the Ring. What you get is an extended version of the film, which is 30 minutes longer than the theatrical version, with 4 additional audio commentaries by cast and crew members. Then there’s the small matter of 2 discs full of extras including lots of different documentaries.
Is the extended version of the film an improvement? Yes! The extra footage varies from a split second shot to extra lines in a scene and even to complete scenes. The extra footage does add a lot to the film, which is a relief because I was a bit afraid that pointless scenes would be added in. This thankfully is not the case.
Of the added shots and scenes, it is apparent why they had been edited out of the theatrical version of the film. They are maybe slow the story down too much or simply don’t fit in too well. But there are some scenes that should definitely have been included in the original version. Two scenes immediately spring to mind.
The first is the extended council of Elrond scene. Boromir voices his opinion more, which cause more tension within the council. Then there’s the best moment to be added in, Gandalf speaking in the Black Tongue. It simply comes out of nowhere basically; suddenly he’s speaking in this language, which sounds so dark and almost scary.
The second scene is the gift giving at Lothlorien. It’s a well-known fact that Peter Jackson really wanted this scene included in the theatrical version of the film and now we get to see it. It follows very closely to the book, but changes are included. The scene is beautifully shot and perfectly shows the atmosphere of Lothlorien.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Beards of the year
Really good extended directors cut in nice case. Lots of extras and all just adds to the epic quality of the films.
Published 4 days ago by Biffo
4.0 out of 5 stars Replacement DVD
I just needed this DVD to replace a lost one. Kids love this film. For adults it has ts moments.
Published 12 days ago by Steve McCarthy
4.0 out of 5 stars wrong film. not happy
great film. only problem was that i typed in the hobbit and the title for the hobbit came on screen so i ordered it n got the lord of the rings instead???? Read more
Published 18 days ago by james
5.0 out of 5 stars Middle Earth Appreciator
I have been a Middle Earth Appreciator since the 1960s when I first read the Hobbit and LOTR trilogy and I faithfully recorded every one of the 26 half hour episodes broadcast on... Read more
Published 1 month ago by Maigie
3.0 out of 5 stars To Clear Up The Doubts With This Steelbook Release
1) The discs included are the same discs as were released in the first part of the Extended Edition Trilogy Blu-Ray Box Set Release
- that means :-
2 Blu-ray discs for... Read more
Published 3 months ago by DM Bunny
5.0 out of 5 stars 3D or not????
This is a great film and the extended edition makes it even better.

My only problem with the special steel tin edition due out march 2014 has an image of a box clearly... Read more
Published 3 months ago by Thomas E Hemmings
5.0 out of 5 stars quality is good
arrived today, packaged okay, its a 2 disc Blu-ray, the movie continues onto the 2nd disc, I love it, the other 2 in the trilogy were the same.
Published 4 months ago by Mohammed87
5.0 out of 5 stars Epic Film
Great film, I have all 3 extended editions, love watching them. Visual delight, gripping and engaging story, good acting, good special effects, what more do you want from a... Read more
Published 4 months ago by IronBushwookie
5.0 out of 5 stars Comments from Australia
All purchases arrived ahead of the estimated date, and I am very happy with your service. You have had some goods ie. Read more
Published 4 months ago by Joan Chappell
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant a must buy
Brought the whole set before. Then someone borrowed it never got it back. Had to get another. Good to watch on a rainy day
Published 4 months ago by janet sparrow
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