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The Lord Of The Rings: The Fellowship Of The Ring - Extended Edition Steelbook [Blu-ray]  [Region Free]
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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.
• 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
• 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
A marvellously sympathetic yet spectacularly cinematic treatment of the first part of Tolkiens trilogy, Peter Jacksons The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring is the film that finally showed how extraordinary digital effects could be used to support story and characters, not simply overwhelm them. Both long-time fantasy fans and newcomers alike were simultaneously amazed, astonished and left agog for parts two and three.
Jacksons abiding love for the source material comes across in the wealth of incidental detail (the stone trolls from The Hobbit, Bilbos hand-drawn maps); and even when he deviates from the book he does so for sound dramatic reasons (the interminable Tom Bombadil interlude is deleted; Arwen not Glorfindel rescues Frodo at the ford). New Zealand stands in wonderfully for Middle-Earth and his cast are almost ideal, headed by Elijah Wood as a suitably naïve Frodo, though one with plenty of iron resolve, and Ian McKellen as an avuncular-yet-grimly determined Gandalf. The set-piece battle sequences have both an epic grandeur and a visceral, bloody immediacy: the Orcs, and Sarumans Uruk-Hai in particular, are no mere cannon-fodder, but tough and terrifying adversaries. Tolkiens legacy could hardly have been better served.
On the DVD: The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring two-disc set presents the original theatrical release (approx 171 minutes) on the first disc with a vivid Dolby 5.1 soundtrack and a simply splendid anamorphic print that allows even the darkest recesses of Moria to be glimpsed. The second disc contains 15 short behind-the-scenes pieces originally seen on the official Web site plus three substantial featurettes. The Houghton Mifflin "Welcome to Middle-Earth" is a 16-minute first look at the transition from page to screen, most interesting for its treasurable interview with Tolkiens original publisher Rayner Unwin. "Quest for the Ring" is a pretty standard 20-minute Fox TV special with lots of cast and crew interviews. Better is the Sci-Fi Channels "A Passage to Middle-Earth", a 40-minute special that goes into a lot more detail about many aspects of the production and how the creative team conceived the films look.
Most mouth-watering for fans who just cant wait is a 10-minute Two Towers preview, in which Peter Jackson personally tantalises us with behind-the-scenes glimpses of Gollum and Helms Deep, plus a tasty three-minute teaser for the four-disc Fellowship special edition. Rounding out a good package are trailers, Enyas "May It Be" video and a Two Towers video game preview.--Mark Walker --This text refers to an alternate Blu-ray edition.See all Product description
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