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The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers [videorecording]

An Alliance Release, New Line Cinema presents a Wingnut Films production ; producers, Barrie M. Osborne, Fran Walsh, Peter Jackson ; screenplay by Fran Walsh & Philippa Boyens & Stephen Sinclair & Peter Jackson ; directed by Peter Jackson
Format
Video; DVD; Blu-Ray
Summary
Frodo and Samwise press on toward Mordor: Gollum insists on being the guide. Can anyone so corrupted by the ring be trusted? Frodo is increasingly under the sway of the ring wonders if he can trust himself. Meanwhile, Aragorn, drawing closer to his kingly destiny, rallies the forces of good for the battles that are about to come. Dark Lord's army is fast approaching Gondor and the War of the Ring is about to begin.
Director
Peter Jackson
Performers
Elijah Wood, Ian McKellen, Liv Tyler, Viggo Mortensen, Sean Astin, Cate Blanchett, John Rhys-Davies, Bernard Hill, Christopher Lee, Billy Boyd, Dominic Monaghan, Orlando Bloom, Hugo Weaving, Miranda Otto, David Wenham, Brad Dourif, Karl Urban, Andy Serkis.
Release Date
2002
Run Time
235 min.
Language
English (DTS-HD 5.1) dialogue, French subtitles; English and French subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
Rating
MPAA rating: PG-13; for epic battle sequences and some scary images
Notes
  • Discs 1 and 2 are Blu-ray. Discs 3 to 5 are on DVD.
  • Title from container.
  • Based on the book by J.R.R. Tolkien.
  • Originally released as a motion picture in 2002.
  • Special features: Disc 1 and 2 (Blu-ray discs): 4 commentaries by the director and writers, the cast, the production team and the design team, with more than 30 participants. Disc 3 (DVD disc): 5 documentaries exploring how the book was adapted into a screenplay, the origins of Middle-earth, designing Middle-earth, a visit to the Weta Workshop, and an in-depth look at creating and bringing Gollum to life; 2 interactive maps: Middle-earth atlas and New Zealand as Middle-earth; galleries with audio commentaries. Disc 4: 8 documentaries cover the filming process, visual effects, editing, music and sound, stunts and fight training, and a visit to Weta Digital; interactive sound demonstration of The Battle of Helm's Deep; galleries with audio commentaries. Disc 5: Behind the scenes.
Variant Title
Two towers
Title on set container: Lord of the rings : the motion picture trilogy
Edition
Extended ed
Contents
  • Discs 1-2. Part 1 and Part 2 extended edition of the film
  • Disc 3. The appendices, part 3: The journey continues
  • Disc 4. The appendices, part 4: The battle for middle-earth begins
  • Disc 5. The two towers : behind the scenes.
Credits
Director of photography, Andrew Lesnie ; editor, Michael Horton ; music, Howard Shore ; special make up, creature, miniature and digital effects, Weta Ltd. ; visual effects supervisor, Jim Rygiel.
Published
[California] : New Line Home Entertainment ; Montréal : Distributed by Alliance films, 2011.
Publisher no.
118880 Alliance (set)
Terms of Use
Classroom use may be subject to licensing restrictions.
Description
5 videodiscs (235 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Blu-ray and DVD discs, widescreen (2.40:1) presentation; Dolby DTS-HD Master 5.1 surround, Dolby Digital EX 5.1 surround, 1080p High Definition; requires Blu-ray player.
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