6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
Worth every second,
By A Customer
This review is from: The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers [DVD]  [Region 1] [US Import] [NTSC] (DVD)I am a huge fan of Tolkien and after watching the original theatrical version of The Two Towers I couldn't help but feel a little disappointed in some of the changes that were madefrom the book. Obviously a book of such complexity could not be fitted in to 3 hours.
Then I saw the extended editions. WOW!
For fans of the books you have the satisfaction of seeing some of the books most imaginitive creations come to life. Such as the Huorns at Helms Deep, a personal favourite part of the book for me.
It also redeemed the character of Faramir, thankfully. Unless you read the book, where Faramir is portrayed as the nicest man on earth, you would find him to be a selfish old grump. A few extra scenes added redeem his character a little and make his actions more understandable.
The extra scenes link the film better together, add more to the characters so that they become more three dimentional and explain where on earth that horse came from who seemed to rescue Aragorn when he fell off a cliff!
For fans of the excellent Sean Bean you get more of him in this and for fans of action and battle Helms Deep is extended (so awesome!)and seems to fit together a bit better.
The extra features get a full five stars on their own just for being superb (watch the Gollum one with Andy Serkis' screen test, his expressions are amazing).
Overall it is much more satisfying and thrilling then the original edition.
Worth every second.