Thursday, August 05, 2004

50 more minutes--Yippee!

Peter Jackson is adding 50 more minutes to the DVD version of The Return of the King.
Oh Joy!
According to the Houston Chronicle:
Jackson shot far more footage than he needed to deliver a three-hour theatrical cut for each film of the trilogy. (Exhibitors, wanting to hurry up and sell more popcorn, get antsy when a film is longer than that.
But DVD has no such constraints, and Jackson has made full use of the format. After issuing his films on disc on DVD in original theatrical form, he's come back months later with extended editions...

As with earlier extended editions, King's added scenes will be newly scored by composer Howard Shore, and they'll have completed special effects — 300 effects shots in all, New Line says.
The trilogy's final tally in extended-edition form will be 11 hours and 20 minutes — and that's a lot of Hobbit tracks. ...

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