The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (Special Extended Edition)
To celebrate the release of the final LOTR chapter, the extended version of Fellowship of the Rings that appeared on the special edition DVD is being released in theaters. View more >
epic battle sequences and some scary images
Starring Elijah Wood, Ian McKellen, Christopher Lee... View more >
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This film contains 30 to 40 minutes of extra footage. The extra footage actually makes this a better film. That would not be the case for most movies. If you missed it before, even if you've seen it on TV, see it now.
It's amazing how some 90 minute movies are excruciating to sit through, and in contrast, 3 hours and 45 minutes can go by without you noticing. And, at the end, leave you wanting for more!
That's the case with the Extended Version of the LOTR: FOTR. Director Peter Jackson added scenes to flesh out some of the characters and stories, and I think it does a lot for the overall story. This is not to say that the original version felt rushed, just that this version has more of what is a great movie.
Even after seeing the extended version on DVD last year, there were some scenes in the showing last night that I did not recall. While the presentation did not equal the original presentation I remember from two years ago, it was satisfactory and what is to be expected from movie theaters in this area.
By far, the best compliment my brother had after seeing the film was that he wanted to see it again. Most 90 minute movies can't brag about that, and it's what Hollywood needs to do more of, instead of blaming piracy for all that ails them.
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