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LOTR Return of the King at home
Posted on 10-Dec-2004 17:16 by M Freitas. | Tags Filed under: Blog.


LOTR Return of the King at home
I bought the Special Extended DVD Edition Lord of The Rings The Return of the King today, first day of sales worldwide. Being in New Zealand we have it a few hours ahead of everyone else (at least 20 hours ahead of LA). I didn't go to the midnight launch at Real Groovy here in Wellington, but went there to buy it during the day. No rush, lots of boxes available. They have a Special Edition, the Collector's DVD Gift Set and a box with all three Special Editions.

Like the two previous Collector's DVD Gift Set, this one too comes with a figurine. This time itís a detailed miniature of Minas Tirith. Very nice, and itís also a keepsake box (but of course I wonít use it).

The new box comes with two discs containing the extended edition of the film. It's a widescreen version with both Dolby Digital EX 5.1 and DTS 6.1 soundtrack including 48 minutes of new and extended scenes! There are also four feature-length documentaries on these discs.

Other two discs hold 13 documentaries. One disc is called The Art of The Ring which covers adapting the book, designing Middle Earth, visit to Weta Workshop, costume design and more. It also contains two interactive maps, one of them entitled New Zealand as Middle Earth. It also has a 2000 images archive!

The next disc is called The Passing of An Age and include seven documentaries covering filming, visual effects, editing, music and sound.

Then there is a special disc called Creating LOTR Symphony. Canít wait to watch the movie again, since Iíve decided to skip the previous release and go straight to this special edition. It looks promising.

Today I had a good coffee and chat with Antonios and Darryl. If you donít know, Antonios is the O2 UK Product Manager for Windows Mobile devices. He is one of the people involved in certifying and releasing Windows Mobile devices (including the XDA series) for the British operator. I found out he lived in London, but is actually from Wellington, New Zealand. It was good to meet him, and we will arrange an interview with him sometime soon.



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