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Lord Of The Rings, The: The Fellowship Of The Ring (Limited Edition 5 Disc Collector`s Box Set) (US)

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Certificate: PG
Running Time: 568 mins
Retail Price: $59.99
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Based on J.R.R. Tolkien`s masterpiece, The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring is an epic adventure of good against evil, the power of friendship and individual courage. The saga centers around an unassuming Hobbit named Frodo Baggins who inherits a Ring that would give a dark and powerful lord the power to enslave the world. With a loyal fellowship of elves, dwarves, men and a wizard, Frodo embarks on a heroic quest to destroy the One Ring and pave the way for the emergence of mankind.

This extended cut contains 30 minutes of extra footage and will be presented as a 5 disc set. Discs 1 & 2 will contain the extended cut of the film, presented in 6.1 DTS-ES and Dolby Digital EX Surround, Subtitles and closed captions. Discs 3 & 4 contain six hours of original supplementary material. Disc 5 contains an exclusive National Geographic disc looking at the film.

This Box Set also includes exclusive `Argonath bookends` and trading cards.

Special Features:
Disc 1:
Director Peter Jackson`s Extended Version of the film, presented in 6.1 Dolby Digital EX Surround, Subtitles and closed captions.

Disc 2:
Ten minute preview of The Two Towers
Houghton Mifflin Welcomes You To Middle Earth
Quest For the Ring: Fox Network TV Special
The Path To Middle Earth: Sci-Fi Channel TV Special
Eight internet documentary shorts
Three theatrical trailers
Six TV spots
Enya`s May It Be music video
EA Video Game preview
Preview of the extended version DVD presented by Peter Jackson

Disc 3 - "From Book to Vision":
Adapting the book into a screenplay & planning the film
Designing and building Middle-earth
Storyboards to pre-visualization
Weta Workshop visit - An up-close look at the weapons, armour, 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
Guided tour of the wardrobe department
Footage from early meetings, moving storyboards and pre-visualization reels
And much more!

DISC 4 - "From Vision to Reality":
Bringing the characters to life
A day in the life of a hobbit
Principal photography: Stories from the set
Scale: Creating the illusion of size
Galleries of behind-the-scenes photographs and personal cast photos
Editorial and visual effects multi-angle progressions
Sound design demonstration
And much more!

DISC 5 - "National Geographic"

Video Tracks:
Widescreen Anamorphic 2.35:1

Audio Tracks:
Dolby Digital Surround 2.0 English
DTS ES 6.1 English
Dolby Digital EX 5.1 English

Subtitle Tracks:
CC: English

Directed By:
Peter Jackson

Written By:

Orlando Bloom
Elijah Wood
Ian McKellen
Sean Astin
Sean Bean
Viggo Mortensen
Hugo Weaving
Cate Blanchett
Liv Tyler
Ian Holm

Casting By:
Victoria Burrows
Liz Mullane
Ann Robinson
Amy MacLean
John Hubbard

Soundtrack By:
Howard Shore

Director of Photography:
Andrew Lesnie

John Gilbert

Costume Designer:
Ngila Dickson
Richard Taylor

Production Designer:
Grant Major

Ellen Somers
Rick Porras
Jamie Selkirk
Frances Walsh
Peter Jackson
Tim Sanders
Barrie M. Osborne

Executive Producer:
Robert Shaye
Michael Lynne
Mark Ordesky
Harvey Weinstein
Bob Weinstein

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10 / 10
Having watched the original theatrical version on DVD thrice already, over six years ago, I finally got a chance to sit through this extended 204 minutes version.
What can I say - the entire experience is richer, fuller and even more enjoyable, despite the movie's length.
The transfer is spot on (cannot wait for the Blu Ray version, though) and the DTS 6.1 and DD 5.1 soundtracks are both excellent.
With numerous extras and the Argonath to match, this is easily a must have set.
Enjoy!!! :)
posted by Zvi Josef on 14/3/2009 16:00