THE LORD OF THE RINGS: THE FELLOWSHIP OF THE RING Extended Edition Steelbook Will Feature Almost 9 Hours of Extras





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Warner Home Video will release the Blu-ray extended edition of Peter Jackson’s visual masterpiece The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring™ as a Steelbook for the first time in the UK. Following December’s number 1 box office theatrical release of The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, the Five-Disc Blu-ray Steelbook will debut March 24, with The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring™ also re-released on Blu-ray and DVD on March 3.

One of the most magical, intensely spectacular epic adventures in motion picture history comes alive when this extended edition explodes onto Blu-ray Disc with unsurpassed high definition picture and sound. Now fans can see and hear the extended version of The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring at home the way it was meant to be seen. Based on the length of the extended edition feature film and in order to present the film in the highest possible picture quality, the film is presented on two Blu-ray Discs.

The Extended Edition Blu-ray will be released in English 6.1 DTS-HD MA audio and includes the newest transfer of The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring which was remastered from the original 2k digital files. The single set boasts nearly nine hours of additional content, highlighted by the rare behind-the-scenes documentaries created by Costa Botes, the filmmaker given unprecedented access to the set of each production by Peter Jackson. Costa Botes was able to capture raw and riveting behind-the-scenes film footage. His unique approach to storytelling – allowing the footage to speak for itself – results in an intimate and candid backstage pass to the challenges, preparations and camaraderie that went into shooting one of the greatest cinematic adventures of all time. The feature-length documentary focuses on a number of complexities and circumstances that tested the filmmakers, cast and crew during the shoot, as well as a look at some of the comical antics and personal moments on the set. The Costa Botes documentary accompanies acclaimed special features by Michael Pellerin from the original extended cut release to make this the most comprehensive The Lord of the Rings compilation ever.

The Oscar®-winning The Lord of the Rings trilogy, revered as one of the most thrilling epic adventures in motion picture history and one of the highest grossing adventure film franchises to ever be created, was born with the release of The Fellowship of the Ring™, followed by The Two Towers™ and The Return of the King™.

Out of the 30 total Academy Award® nominations received, The Lord of the Rings movies won a record 17 Academy Awards®, including Best Picture, Best Director, Best Adapted Screenplay and eight others for the third film. Based on the best-selling novels by J.R.R. Tolkien, Jackson’s movie trilogy is an epic journey of men, hobbits, elves, dwarves and the rest of Middle-earth’s creatures and cultures. The films chronicle the struggle of good versus evil with fantastic special effects and a strong emotional center; capturing the enduring fellowship and ultimate sacrifice while enhancing the chaos and destruction of Middle-earth.

Synopsis

In this first part of the Trilogy, the young hobbit Frodo Baggins inherits a ring; but this ring is no mere trinket. It is the One Ring, an instrument of absolute power that could allow Sauron, the dark Lord of Mordor, to rule Middle-earth and enslave its peoples. Frodo, together with a Fellowship that includes his loyal hobbit friends, humans, a wizard, a dwarf and an elf, must take the One Ring across Middle-earth to Mount Doom, where it first was forged, and destroy it forever. Such a journey means venturing deep into territory manned by Sauron, where he is amassing his army of Orcs. And it is not only external evils that the Fellowship must combat, but also internal dissension and the corrupting influence of the One Ring itself. The course of future history is entwined with the fate of the Fellowship. The film won four Oscars® for Best Visual Effects, Cinematography, Makeup and Original Score.

Special Features:

Disc 1
• Feature Part 1
• The Director and Writers Part 1
• The Design Team Part 1
• The Production and Post Production Team Part 1
• The Cast Part 1
• Easter Egg – MTV Movie Award Spoof

Disc 2
• Feature Part 2
• The Director and Writers Part 2
• The Design Team Part 2
• The Production and Design Team Part 2
• The Cast Part 2
• Easter Egg – Two Towers Sneak Peek

EC DISC 1
• Peter Jackson Introduction
• JRR Tolkien Creator of Middle Earth
• From Book to Script
• Storyboards and Pre-Vis: Making Words into Images
• The Prologue
• Orc Pursuit into Lothlórien
• Sarn Gebir Rapids Chase
• Gandalf Rides to Orthanc
• The Stairs of Khazad-dûm
• Storyboard to Film Comparison: Nazgûl Attack at Bree
• Bridge of Khazad-dûm
• Bag End Set Test
• Designing Middle-Earth
• Weta Workshop
• Costume Design
• Design Galleries with selected Audio Commentary
• Middle-Earth Atlas Interactive
• New Zealand as Middle-Earth Interactive

EC DISC 2
• Elijah Wood Introduction
• The Fellowship Cast
• A Day in the Life of a Hobbit
• Cameras in Middle Earth
• Scale
• Big-atures
• Weta Digital
• Editorial: Assembling an Epic
• Digital Grading
• The Soundscapes of Middle-Earth
• Music for Middle-Earth
• The Road Goes Ever On…

EC DISC 3
• Fellowship of the Ring Behind the Scenes

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