November 23, 2003

" changes everything"

I could tell you how great the Extended Edition DVD release of The Two Towers is. But you'll be more likely to credit the opinion of Kansas City Star chief critic Robert Butler -- he hated the theatrical version of Two Towers.

All too often the special DVD "director's cuts" are of movies that were too long to begin with and certainly don't need additional padding.

But the new extended DVD version of "Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers" is a case where more is better. In fact, it changes everything. . .

. . .So what at first struck me as a tentative and under-inhabited spectacle now emerges as a truly gripping work that succeeds on a much more human, emotional level.

Watching the three hour theatrical version was a chore. But this nearly four hour DVD cut seems to fly.

In short, it's a great way to get pumped up for next month's opening of "The Return of the King." And, yes, Peter Jackson is a genius.

The Extended Edition DVD release of the Two Towers is not just great; it's indispensible.

Posted by Carey at November 23, 2003 02:58 PM

Yeah, it's ok I suppose...

Posted by: Brian at November 24, 2003 12:12 AM