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The lord of the rings. / The two towers

Author: Peter JacksonElijah WoodIan McKellenLiv TylerViggo MortensenAll authors
Publisher: Los Angeles : New Line Home Entertainment, [2003], ©2002.
Series: New Line platinum series.
Edition/Format:   DVD video : English : Special extended DVD edView all editions and formats
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The Fellowship has been broken. Boromir is dead; Frodo Baggins and Samwise Gamgee have gone to Mordor alone to destroy the One Ring; Merry and Pippin have been captured by the Uruk-hai; Aragorn, Legolas, and Gimli have made friends of the Rohan, a race of humans that are in the path of the upcoming war, led by its aging king, Theoden. The two towers between Mordor and Isengard, Barad-dur and Orthanc, have united in  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Feature films
DVD -Video discs
Drama
Fantasy films
Film and video adaptations
Teatro
Named Person: J R R Tolkien
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Peter Jackson; Elijah Wood; Ian McKellen; Liv Tyler; Viggo Mortensen; Sean Astin; Cate Blanchett; John Rhys-Davies; Billy Boyd; Dominic Monaghan; Orlando Bloom; Andy Serkis; J R R Tolkien; New Line Cinema Corporation.; WingNut Films (Firm); New Line Home Entertainment (Firm)
ISBN: 0780644042 9780780644045
OCLC Number: 53447781
Language Note: Closed-captioned; optional Spanish or English subtitles.
Notes: Based on the book by J.R.R. Tolkien.
Special features: Discs 1 & 2: four separate audio commentary tracks by the director and writers, the design team, the production and post-production team, and the cast.
Special features: Disc 3: six documentaries: J.R.R. : Origins of Middle Earth; From book to script : finding the story; Designing and building Middle Earth; Gollum; Middle Earth atlas; New Zealand as Middle Earth.
Special features: Disc 4: five documentaries: Filming The two towers; Visual effects; Editorial : refining the story; Music and sound; The battle for Helm's Deep is over.
Credits: Director of photography, Andrew Lesnie ; editor, Michael Horton ; music, Howard Shore ; costume designers, Ngila Dickson ... [et al.] ; production designer, Grant Major ; visual effects supervisor, Jim Rygiel.
Cast: Elijah Wood, Ian McKellen, Liv Tyler, Viggo Mortensen, Sean Astin, Cate Blanchett, John Rhys-Davies, Billy Boyd, Dominic Monaghan, Orlando Bloom, Andy Serkis.
Target Audience: MPAA rating: PG-13; for epic battle sequences and some scary images.
Description: 4 videodiscs (223 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Details: DVD, region 1, widescreen (2.35:1); Dolby Digital EX 5.1 surround sound, DTS ES 6.1 surround sound, stereo. surround sound.
Contents: discs 1-2: A new version of the second Lord of the Ringsinstallment including over 40 minutes of never-before-seen footage ; four audio commentaries by Peter Jackson ; commentaries from over 30 members of the cast and crew --
disc 3: Adapting the book into a screenplay and planning the film ; Designing and inspirations for locations in Middle-Earth ; Storyboards to pre-visualization ; Weta Workshop visit : see sculptors in action creating weapons, creatures and miniatures for the film ; Atlas of Middle-Earth ; Interactive map of New Zealand highlighting the location scouting process ; Galleries of art and slideshows with commentaries by the artists --
disc 4: Sending the actors into battle : swordfighting ; Principal photography : stories from the set ; Digital effects ; Bigatures : a close-up look at the miniatures ; Galleries of behind-the-scenes photos and personal cast photos ; Post-production : editing it all together ; Sound design demonstration ; DVD-ROM content.
Series Title: New Line platinum series.
Other Titles: Lord of the rings, the two towers (Motion picture)
Two towers
Responsibility: New Line Cinema presents a Wingnut Films production ; producers, Barrie M. Osborne, Fran Walsh, Peter Jackson ; screenplay writers, Fran Walsh, Philippa Boyens, Stephen Sinclair, Peter Jackson ; director, Peter Jackson.

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The Fellowship has been broken. Boromir is dead; Frodo Baggins and Samwise Gamgee have gone to Mordor alone to destroy the One Ring; Merry and Pippin have been captured by the Uruk-hai; Aragorn, Legolas, and Gimli have made friends of the Rohan, a race of humans that are in the path of the upcoming war, led by its aging king, Theoden. The two towers between Mordor and Isengard, Barad-dur and Orthanc, have united in their lust for destruction. The corrupt wizard Saruman and his slimy assistant, Grima Wormtongue, have created a grand Uruk-hai army bent on the destruction of Man. The rebellion against Sauron is building up, led by the wizard Gandalf the White. One of the Ring's original bearers, the creature Gollum has tracked Frodo and Sam down in search of his "precious", but is captured by the Hobbits and used to lead them to Mt. Doom. The War of the Ring begins.

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