Skip to comments.The Lord of the Rings Extended Edition Trilogy Returns to Theaters in June
Posted on 05/16/2011 5:24:52 PM PDT by COBOL2Java
The Lord of the Rings Trilogy returns to AMC theaters in June
To help celebrate the release of The Lord of The Rings: The Motion Picture Trilogy Blu-ray, which hits stores on June 28th, AMC theaters is bringing all three Extended Edition films back to screens for one night only.
The three movies will play over the course of three weeks, with The Lord of the Rings: Fellowship of the Ring screening on June 14th, The Lord of The Rings: The Two Towers screening on June 21st, and The Lord of The Rings: The Return of The King bringing the trilogy to its climactic and Oscar-winning end on June 28th, the release date of The Lord of The Rings: The Motion Picture Trilogy Blu-ray.
This will be the first time that The Lord of The Rings: The Return of The King Extended Edition has played in a theater. All three films will be shown digitally. More information is coming shortly.
The Lord of the Rings: Fellowship of the Ring was released December 19th, 2001 and stars Alan Howard, Elijah Wood, Noel Appleby, Sean Astin, Sala Baker, Sean Bean, Cate Blanchett, Orlando Bloom. The film is directed by Peter Jackson.
The Lord of The Rings: The Two Towers was released December 18th, 2002 and stars Bruce Allpress, Sean Astin, John Bach, Sala Baker, Cate Blanchett, Orlando Bloom, Billy Boyd, Jed Brophy. The film is directed by Peter Jackson.
The Lord of The Rings: The Return of The King was released December 17th, 2003 and stars Noel Appleby, Alexandra Astin, Sean Astin, David Aston, John Bach, Sean Bean, Cate Blanchett, Orlando Bloom. The film is directed by Peter Jackson.
I have all 3 and watch them on a large screen LED set, if this new version is an improvement on the quality I already see, then I need new glasses or something, it already looks awsome!
My favorite all-time movie/trilogy. I watch it every year and have pre-ordered the blu-ray extended version from Amazon.
I’m with you, Race.....LOVE the movies, but watching them on the ol’ big screen is awesome. No real, compelling need to go see them in the theater again.
Glad to see them keeping the franchise going, though. Truly amazing film making.
yes, but the 3 boxed sets of the extended editions cost me about $200 or so if I remember correctly, buying all three one at a time, how much is the Extended versions in Blu-Ray going to cost? Will I need a loan??
Ditto to that.
Awesome. Now I can take my son to see it.
I kept on waiting for someone to say "Yellow Wizard is about to die" or "Green Elf shot the food"
Would have made them somewhat watchable
$83.99 is the current price at Amazon. The price may or may not drop as the release date of June 28th nears.
Wow, time flies. I know a lot has changed in the world since 2001-03, but it hardly seems like much time has passed since I was watching those films as new releases in the theaters.
I guess evil wicked Hollywood will get more of my money.
Great even on a small screen, but:
Frodo is too young.
The book is really about Sam.
The best thing about Ian McKellen as Gandalf is The Hat.
Same here. I have em in 1080 MP4 versions. Connect my laptop to the TV and enjoy.
I’ve been watching Game of Thrones as my LOTR addiction kicks in.
The movie versions of the book sure beats the prancing elves singing tra lalala in the actual book. =O
LOL! It is a good hat, at that! :-)
Good point; however, IIRC, Hobbits don't reach the age of majority until they turn 30, so I think the initial encounter in the movie between Gandalf and Frodo would be appropriate (considering that Hobbits age slowly). However, according to the book, Frodo left The Shire with the ring 20 years after that, so yes, he should have aged somewhat (I was a little irritated how the movie made it seem like the flight from The Shire took place shortly after Bilbo's 111'th b'day party).
One final gripe about the movie portrayal of Hobbits: I think Merry and Pippin in the movie were made out to be too unserious and silly. In the book, Merry especially was a lot more mature - Pippin, of course, being the youngest, was more careless.
I agree. Notwithstanding, I think Sean Astin did a terrific job in the scene with Shelob ("Return of the King").
So I waited for this edition.
Don’t do it! I’m not sure how long they can keep doing this. Although I have the out-takes reel which is worth its weight in platinum. Elijah getting the giggles while he hangs in the spider web is the funniest thing I’ve ever seen.
Its not that Peter wouldn’t release the extended versions. The theatre owners wouldn’t run them because longer movies mean less daily showings. He hated cutting them down.
Conversion to 3-D is next after inserting characters ala Star Wars.
My guess is that is the same reason that cut the last Harry Potter film in half.
I’m talking about blu-ray edition. He released the blu-ray theatricals a year or so ago, and a lot of people were put out that they couldn’t release both on DVD together. I didn’t buy the theatrical, but I plan on buying the extended. There’s just so many that I have shelf room for!
You’re right, there’s only so much space in people’s homes. I think I have LOTR in every format and they need to stop. Although, all home video release decisions are made by Warner Brothers and the guy in charge of that division is a madman.
It’s December 2011, Starz has the trilogy playing all month. Do you know if they are playing the extended versions? I caught part of one movie, which had scenes I don’t remember. Do you know what was added on? Was there enough to buy copies of the extended versions for 15 bucks on Amazon? Thanks, FReegards Race
No Idea, I bought the set! :)
and the very last one in Return of the King skips and I threw out the receipt before watching them all!
I was not impressed with the HD version, I thought just using my 1080P upgrade screen to the old version was okay enough, but, it was a nice picture