The Fellowship of the Ring, Special Extended Edition

DVD case for Fellowship of the Ring What a long title, and what a long movie! I’ve just bought this wonderful movie on DVD in extended edition. I haven’t seen it yet, I’ve just had a sneakpeak to see some of the new scenes — what I’ve seen already looks very promising. This version is 30 minutes longer than the one shown in the movie theaters and comes on no less than four DVDs. The movie itself is split onto the first two disks and then there’s two disks with about six hours of documentary footage about the film, the books, the characters, etc…

I don’t know why they’ve devided the movie over two disks, from what I’ve read, then it should be possible to fit four hours of video onto a single-sided double-layered DVD. But perhaps it’s because of the four audio tracks… Anyways, it’s a good oppotunity to go to the bathroom when the disks are switched, just when the Fellowship is leaving Rivendell.

The extra scenes are beautiful! They add much more depth to the film, because you get to hear more details about the history and characters. The beginning of the film has been changed, so that you now hear Bilbo talking to himself as he writes the foreword (”Concerning Hobbits”) for his book ”There and Back Again”. This should make it easier for people who haven’t read The Hobbit or The Lord of the Rings to understand the Hobbits. You also see more to the friendship between Legolas and Gimli, you see the presents given to the Fellowship in Lothlorien. This was probably the weakest part of the original film, the scenes in Lothlorien were much to short.

All in all, I think they’ve done a great job with the extended version and I’ll recommend it to everybody who liked the film in it’s standard version.

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