|This Special Extended Edition on Platinum Series of the epic worldwide phenomenon features 43 minutes of never-before-seen footage; providing fans with even more character depth and story detail.|
With this nearly four-hour version of The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers, apart from several extended sequences, the Extended Edition is jam-packed with stunning detail and psychologically-nuanced character moments: there's more of Frodo (Elijah Wood), Sam (Sean Astin), and the mysterious Gollum (Andy Serkis) journeying toward the black gates of Mordor; more of Merry (Dominic Monaghan) and Pippin's (Billy Boyd) perilous travels on the backs of their rampaging Uruk-hai captors; more backstory establishing King Theoden's (Bernard Hill) loosening grip over the equestrian-based Kingdom of Rohan; scenes of treacherous Rohan advisor Grima Wormtongue (Brad Dourif) and Saruman The White (Christopher Lee) discussing Aragorn's (Viggo Mortensen) possible royal lineage; Eowyn (Miranda Otto) singing a funeral dirge at Theodred's funeral; interplay establishing Eowyn's unrequited love for Aragorn (and the revelation that the virile warrior is 87 years old!); a scene of Aragorn taming the wild horse that will eventually rescue him; scenes of Treebeard (voiced by Gimli actor John Rhys-Davies), the tree-shepherd Ent, explaining the mysteries of Fangorn Forest to Merry and Pippin, and much more.
"The storylines are woven together skilfully, the magnificent swooping aerial shots are breathtaking, and the overall experience is awesome. Brian Webster, Apollo Guide
"Spectacular in every sense of the word, even if you don't know an Orc from a Uruk-Hai. Peter Travers, Rolling Stone