The Lord of the Rings: The Motion Picture Trilogy (Extended Edition) [Blu-ray] [2001]

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The Lord of the Rings: The Motion Picture Trilogy (Extended Edition) [Blu-ray] [2001]

The Lord of the Rings: The Motion Picture Trilogy (Extended Edition) [Blu-ray] [2001]

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The individual Blu-ray cases are black, contain five discs a piece, and include booklets that detail the various special features found on the corresponding discs. Though none of the films are small, there are literally thousands of people in the final battle (many, to be fair, done with CGI), but when there are swooping dragons, and all the orcs and Uruk-hai and humans and the great palace of Gondor, it’s truly epic. Making the motion picture trilogy of The Lord of the Rings is certainly a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity, and Peter Jackson wanted to make sure he captured it all for posterity. It’s not like Fellowship suddenly looked like The Matrix; the green tone tended to be pretty light, and the movie already used a stylized palette.

The new and extended scenes were carefully selected under the supervision of Academy Award-winning director Peter Jackson. With the help of a courageous Fellowship of friends and allies, Frodo embarks on a perilous mission to destroy the legendary One Ring. Aragorn and Gandalf try to rally troops, and Aragorn finally claims his role as the king of Gondor - which lets him use the army of the dead to fight Sauron. Tolkien's legacy continues with Jackson's accomplished work, a monumental three-movie event, suitable for all the family (except the very youngest) and with something to please everybody. concentrates on Howard Shore and includes footage from the scoring stage, while “The Soundscapes of Middle-Earth” (21 min.

One more, dubbed the One Ring, crafted by Sauron in the volcanic Mount Doom of Mordor, to control them all. It’s a must-have collection, it’s just a shame that the odd colour timing issues have left me unable to completely rave about the release without qualifying my statement first. Yep, Serkis provides some comic relief as everyone's favorite bipolar case provides his thoughts on the making of. This is followed by a commentary by producer Barrie Osborne, executive producer Mark Ordesky, cinematographer Andrew Lesnie, editors Michael Horton, and Jabez Olssen, co-producer Rick Porras, composer Howard Shore, visual effects supervisors Jim Rygiel and Joe Letteri, sound editors Ethan Van der Ryn and Mike Hopkins, creature effects supervisor Randy Cook, art director Christian Rivers, visual effects cinematographer Brian Van't Hull and visual effects director of photography for the miniature unit Alex Funke. As wonderful as all that is, here's the bad news: the special features are all presented on DVD and they've pretty much all been released before.

As five great armies go to war, Bilbo fights for his life, and the races of Dwarves, Elves and Men must unite or be destroyed. Osborne, Richard Taylor, Andrew Lesnie, Howard Shore, Jim Rygiel and Joe Letteri, and Cast Including Elijah Wood, Sean Astin, John Rhys-Davies, Billy Boyd, Dominic Monaghan, Orlando Bloom, Christopher Lee, Sean Bean, Miranda Otto, Brad Dourif, Andy Serkis, Bernard Hill and More.

Instead ‘Towers goes straight for the jugular, a much darker and more significant story that thus gets suitably oppressive filmwork. Disc Three offers “The Appendices, Part V — The War of the Ring” which starts with an introduction by Peter Jackson (2 min.

speaks to Tolkien's creation of the languages of Middle Earth and the roots of his mythology, while delving into thematics that correlate to the author's life, as analyzed by Tolkien scholars. But the battle sequences and larger effects creatures mark the high point in the effects realm, the thundering roar and wall-shaking footsteps of the Cave Troll, the overwhelming power and fury of the super-orc armies and their siege engines, and the fiery dragon-like presence of the enormous Balrog all marking outstanding moments that are, frankly, commonplace, in this outstanding aural offering. But to see how much of Gollum is in Andy Serkis's performance, the Andy Serkis Animation Reference (2 min. The Costa Botes documentaries accompany acclaimed special features by Michael Pellerin from the original extended cut releases to make this the most comprehensive The Lord of the Rings compilation ever.Tolkien's much-heralded literary creation details the journey of young hobbit Frodo Baggins to keep the Dark Lord Sauron from acquiring . Looking back, with the other films finished, it stands apart as certainly the least polished of the trilogy, but to start out a story with this much bang was just what the series needed. The score is soaring and spacious, while dialogue is crisp and never lost, even in the midst of the chaos. Coming back to the commentaries is Ian McKellen, while new additions are Hugo Weaving, Witch King/Gothmog Lawrence Makoare, and Smeagol and Gollum.

talks of the bum-rush that went into finishing the final film, which had so much work being done on the technical end that the movie was worked on up until the very last minute. The Lord of the Rings: Special Extended Edition is a version of Peter Jackson's Lord of the Rings film trilogy.An emotional highlight of the Appendices is a documentary showing the cast bidding a fond farewell to Middle-earth and the characters they played.

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