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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
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 --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.See all Product description
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The films for me just never age, they are, as a trilogy, my favourite films of all time. The bluray is spectacular and i feel as though i am watching the films for the 1st time.
Great to chill out on a sunday with.
Big fan of this though, and some additional scenes are beautiful.
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Yes it was good watching it for they first time. But so was the porno parody with the same title.Published 16 days ago by Daniel
The seller hadn't listed this properly and it is not UK region coded so will not play in UK blu-ray players.Published 1 month ago by BearlickerUK