I don’t know who needs to hear this but, I have been a fan of lord of the rings a very long time and never really had the urge to see the extended version I always thought it was just like a few odd lines thrown in that were cut out here and there but it’s so much more I saw the extended versions about a month ago. Its entire 15-20min scenes thrown in that actually explain a lot of the story. I have seen the light it’s time for you to see it as well my friends.
@Atom bomb baby, have you read the books as well? I'd be curious to see how much more closely they stick to the books in those scenes
@jouze, Most of the deleted scenes are deleted bc they deviate from the books so much and dont make sense. Example: return of the king saurumans death happens completely differently so it was taken out, Gandalf fights the witch king and gets his ass kicked (the only scene in the trilogy I would consider awful) that being said it's still one of the greatest trilogies of all time and seeing those extra scenes is super special.
I read the entire lord of the rings trilogy and let me tell you watch the movies. Walking ten feet is a chapter and a battle is a paragraph.
@CrazyRightWinger, i couldnt finish the books. I got half through the second book and had to put em down :/ love the movies thiugh
@CrazyRightWinger, What's so special about LOTR books really isnt the action which is why so many ppl get thrown off when trying to read them. Its really just the absolutely captivating writing style and descriptions tolkein gives and his true passion for a universe hes crafted throughout a lifetime. The poetry and songs are so unique and. Theres something for everyone. If you havent already I would check out Phil Dragash's audiobooks on youtube, they add in music and sound effects that are really engaging and great for a read along.
@Rudolph Schmidt, I saw someone describe why they liked it because the way he writes is not like hes telling a story, but that he is a historian simply telling what happened
@Thatbright, That's totally the silmarillion which is like the bible of lotr. Great read but it's totally just written like a text book.
Hey be happy it’s on there at all. I prefer the director’s cut as well, but LotR is LotR!
Introducing my daughters to LoTR. I loved the books and think the movies did an outstanding job.
My friends... you bow to no one!
He obviously doesn't see the bigger picture.
I watch because I love the music and scenery. So this benefits me.
Is there anywhere I can watch the extended editions for free?