The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (Widescreen Collector's Edition)
Four-disc Platinum Series Special Extended DVD Edition of The Lord of Rings: The Two Towers
Collectible Gollum polystone statue created by Sideshow Weta
Exclusive bonus DVD on the Weta Workshop and how the Gollum statue was created
Exclusive printed companion piece showing how Gollum evolved from pencil sketch to digital character
Special Extended DVD Edition of The Lord of Rings: The Two Towers
DISCS 1-2: The Feature:
A new version of the second installment includes over 40 minutes of never-before-seen footage incorporated into the film. (approx. 208 minutes)
Four audio commentaries by the director, writer, the design team, and production team featuring more than 30 participants including Peter Jackson, Richard Taylor, Howard Shore, Elijah Wood, Sean Astin, and Orlando Bloom.
DISCS 3-4: The Appendices:
Two discs with hours of original content including multiple documentaries and design/photo galleries with thousands of images to give viewers an in-depth behind-the-scenes look at The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers
Adapting the book into a screenplay & planning the film
Designing and inspiration for locations in Middle-earth
Storyboards to pre-visualization
Weta Workshop visit: See sculptors in action as they create weapons, armor, creatures, and miniatures from the film
Atlas of Middle-earth tracing the journey of the Fellowship
An interactive map of New Zealand highlighting the location scouting process
Galleries of art and slideshows with commentaries by the artists
Sending the actors into battle: sword fighting
Principal photography: Stories from the set
Digital effects including motion capture and the computer program to create the armies of Orcs
Bigatures: a close-up look at the miniatures
Galleries of behind-the-scenes photographs and personal cast photos
Post-Production: editing it all together
Sound design demonstration
DVD-ROM Content: Includes access to exclusive online features
The Lord of the Rings - The Two Towers [Special Extended Edition]
Discs 1 and 2: Special Extended Edition of The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers in wide screen (2.35:1) with Dolby Digital EX 5.1 and DTS ES 6.1; four commentaries -- by director Peter Jackson and the writers, the design team, the production team, and a 30-participant commentary with Jackson and the cast & crew (including Elijah Wood, Sean Astin, Orlando Bloom, Richard Taylor, Howard Shore, Randy Cook, and others).
Discs 3: Adapting the book into a screenplay and planning the film; designing and inspiration for locations in Middle-earth; storyboards to pre-visualization; Weta Workshop visit, as sculptors create the weapons, armor, creatures and miniatures for the film; Atlas of Middle-earth, tracing the journey of the Fellowship; interactive map of New Zealand, highlighting the location scouting process; galleries of art and slideshows with commentaries by the artists.
Disc 4: Sending actors to battle -- preparations for sword fighting; principal photography -- stories from the set; digital effects including motion capture and "Massive" (a program to create armies of Orcs); "Bigatures" -- close-up looks at detailed miniatures from the film; galleries of behind-the-scenes photographs and person al cast photos; post-production -- editing it all together; sound-design demonstration; more.
"On the set - The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers"; "Return to Middle-earth"; eight featurettes including "Forces of Darkness," "Sounds of Middle-earth," "Edoras & Rohan Culture," "Creatures," "Gandalf the White," "Arms & Armor," "Helm's Deep," and "Gollum: Andy Serkis, Bay Raitt"; Emiliana Torrini "Gollum Song" music video; exclusive 10-minute behind-the-scenes preview of The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King; Short film by Sean Astin, "The Long and Short of It"; preview of Electronic Arts' video game, The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King; an inside look at the Special Extended DVD Edition of The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers; original theatrical trailers and TV spots; DVD ROM Features.
The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring - Collector's Gift Set
Features: This Collector's DVD Gift Set includes a new version of National Geographic -- Beyond the Movie: The Lord of the Rings, with additional footage and photo gallery; Collectible Argonath polystone figures created by Sideshow Weta; Exclusive Decipher trading cards; and a four-disc Platinum Series Special Extended DVD Edition of the movie.
This four volume, deluxe paperback boxed set contains J.R.R. Tolkien's epic masterworks The Hobbit and the three volumes of The Lord Of The Rings (The Fellowship Of The Ring, The Two Towers, and The Return Of The King) in their definitive text settings complete with maps and cover illustrations from the motion pictures. In The Hobbit, Bilbo Baggins is whisked away from his comfortable, unambitious life in Hobbiton by the wizard Gandalf and a company of dwarves. He finds himself caught up in a plot to raid the treasure hoard of Smaug the Magnificent. The Lord Of The Rings tells of the great and dangerous quest undertaken by Frodo Baggins and the Fellowship of the Ring: Gandalf the wizard; the hobbits Merry, Pippin, and Sam; Gimli the dwarf; Legolas the elf; Boromir of Gondor; and a tall, mysterious stranger called Strider. J.R.R. Tolkien's three volume masterpiece is at once a classic myth and a modern fairy tale — a story of high and heroic adventure set in the unforgettable landscape of Middle-Earth.
Lord of the Rings: Fellowship of the Ring - Extended DVD
Discs 1-2: The Feature
Widescreen (2.35:1) version of the Special Extended Edition with over 30 minutes of never-before-seen footage incorporated into the film and new music; four audio commentaries by the director and writers, the design team the production team, and the cast featuring more; Dolby Digital EX 5.1 Surround Sound; DTS ES 6.1 Surround Sound; Stereo Surround Sound.
Discs 3: "From Book to Vision"
Adapting the book featurette; Designing and building Middle-earth featurette; Storyboards to pre-visualization featurette; Weta Workshop visit; Atlas of Middle-earth: Tracing the journey of the Fellowship; an interactive map of New Zealand highlighting location scouting; slideshow galleries with commentaries by the artists; guided tour of the wardrobe department; footage from early meetings, moving storyboards and pre-visualization reels.
Disc 4 - "From Vision to Reality"
Bringing the characters to life featurette; a day in the life of a hobbit featurette; principal photography: Stories from the set; Scale: Creating the illusion of size; behind-the-scenes galleries; editorial and visual effects multi-angle progressions; sound design demonstration.