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Old 07-26-2003, 05:19 PM   #1
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Silmaril TTT Extended DVD Review

I couldn't find this in another thread so if there is one I'm sorry for duplicate posting. AICN posted this review of the added scenes in TTT Extended DVD!<P> <BLOCKQUOTE>quote:<HR>- Extended opening, in which the hobbits scale a cliff face using the rope Galadriel gave Sam, including a better build-up to the arrival of Gollum. <P>- More friction between the Uruk-Hai and the Orcs as they transport Merry and Pippin back to Isengard, which better sets up the fight over food that takes place later. <P>- More scenes of Saruman breeding his army, creating better pacing as the invasion of Rohan begins <P>- Terrific scene in which Eomer finds the body of Theodred, Theodens son. <P>- Additional scenes with Merry and Pippin, including extensions to existing Treebeard scenes and the Ent Draught sequence, in which the hobbits grow. In another scene, Treebeards soporific poetry works its magic. <P>- Theodreds funeral scene, with Eowyn singing a lament. <P>- A wonderful introduction to Aragorns horse Brego, who we learn was Theodreds horse. Aragorn requests Brego be set free, which places his later rescue in better context. <P>- Additional scenes between Eowyn and Aragorn, including one in which he attempts to eat a bowl of evil-looking stew. <P>- More scenes between Gandalf, Aragorn, Legolas and Gimli, which expand upon the films politics (including the union between the two towers Gandalf scene from the trailer, though that line is missing from what I can remember). <P>- More of Sarumans musings, setting up themes that will be explored in The Return of the King. <P>- Flashback to the circumstances surrounding Boromir being sent to Rivendell for the Council of Elrond, taking place during the re-taking of Osgiliath by the Gondorian army. This sequence briefly introduces John Noble as Denethor, a major character in The Return of the King. I was worried this sequence would seem like an indulgence, but its difficult to imagine the film without it; not only is the character of Faramir, much maligned by fans of the book, given added depth, so too is Boromir enriched by this addition. <P>- Just before the Ents storming of Isengard, the Huorns mobilise and leave to attend to business elsewhere; they reappear at Helms Deep to kill the Uruk-Hai as they flee. <P>- New ending, with Merry and Pippin finding a larder at Isengard, including two barrels of pipe-weed; a hilarious scene in which Gimli and Legolas compare their scores after the battle of Helms Deep; Frodo, Sam and Gollum are shown the way out of Osgiliath by Faramir, who threatens Gollum; theres even a brief moment in which Sam and Gollum appear to make peace. <P>- Along with all these major additions, many more scenes are subtly extended to give more information or reinforce themes already present. <P> <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>
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Old 07-26-2003, 05:37 PM   #2
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Yay!!!!! I can't wait til November!!! The extended version of TTT is going to be great! The new scenes will make the movie better then it already is. Thanks for telling what's going to be in it but now you just made November seem even farther away then it does right now!
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Old 07-26-2003, 06:06 PM   #3
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Yes, the Huorns are in it. This is great.
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Old 07-26-2003, 10:25 PM   #4
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<BLOCKQUOTE>quote:<HR> - New ending, with Merry and Pippin finding a larder at Isengard, including two barrels of pipe-weed; a hilarious scene in which Gimli and Legolas compare their scores after the battle of Helms Deep; Frodo, Sam and Gollum are shown the way out of Osgiliath by Faramir, who threatens Gollum; theres even a brief moment in which Sam and Gollum appear to make peace. <HR></BLOCKQUOTE><P>YAY!!!!! (five exclamations marks must mean I'm insane, eh?) This is so cool! And we get an improved Faramir too! And Huorns! I didn't think they'd do that! Yippie!!<P> <BLOCKQUOTE>quote:<HR> - Additional scenes with Merry and Pippin, including extensions to existing Treebeard scenes and the Ent Draught sequence, in which the hobbits grow. In another scene, Treebeards soporific poetry works its magic. <HR></BLOCKQUOTE><P>Yay for the growing. But soporific? as in sleep inducing? I'm scared. They could at least not make it corny. <P>Anyway, I'm happy happy! <BR>See you later!<BR>~M<p>[ July 27, 2003: Message edited by: Morquesse ]
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Old 07-27-2003, 12:11 PM   #5
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Old 07-27-2003, 12:51 PM   #6
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This is why I buy the SE and only rent the theatrical! I'm sure they will have Gollum's rant from MTV
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Old 07-27-2003, 03:20 PM   #7
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Ooh, it looks so great. I think I will like the extended edition much more than the theatrical one. More character development! Yah! And more Merry and Pippin, I hope. <BR>I really truly can't wait.
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An MTV spoof of The Council of Elrond made it as an easter egg on the Fellowship SE. Perhaps Gollum's MTV rant might get the same treatment.<P>H.C.
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Old 07-28-2003, 01:01 AM   #9
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<BLOCKQUOTE>quote:<HR> I'm sure they will have Gollum's rant from MTV <HR></BLOCKQUOTE><BR>I really hope so! That would be the cooles thing (other than everything else on the EV). <P>Nehani
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Oh, yes, I second that question. <BR> I can't wait for November! almost every new scene is one I missed in the Theatrical release. YAY!!! I am so happy.<P>Namarie
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<BLOCKQUOTE>quote:<HR> Oh? Where about is it? <HR></BLOCKQUOTE><BR>This is really off topic and personally, I've lost count of how many times I've explained this in the multitude of threads that cover this topic.<P>Type "easter egg" into the search engine, it'll come up.<P>H.C.
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Yay! More Merry and Pippin! I think I speak for almost everyone when I say there wasn't enough of them in the theatrical version, not enough for my satisfaction, anyway.
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I agree about Merry and Pippin. I can definetely go for more of them. The extended DVD sounds very exciting, I can't WAIT to see it!! It's all too much
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<BLOCKQUOTE>quote:<HR> - Additional scenes between Eowyn and Aragorn, including one in which he attempts to eat a bowl of evil-looking stew. <HR></BLOCKQUOTE> What? That confuses me.<P>Swan song,<BR>-Menelien
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There's a scene where they are eating after the healing of Theoden. I suspect it will be there.<P>H.C.
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