July 13, 2004

October surprise?

This is just a whisper in the wind right now, but we might see the extended edition (the non-truncated edition) of The Return of the King in theaters later this year.

Posted by Carey at July 13, 2004 07:19 PM
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This is a surprise? Surely you had to see it coming; there's too much money to be spent by wild-eyed Tolkein fans this holiday season not to release Return of the King in plenty of time for the season....

IIRC, summer blockbusters have been making it into video release in time for Christmas as least as long ago as the 1989 Batman (as I remember, since that movie was one of my '89 Christmas presents).

Posted by: Len Cleavelin at July 14, 2004 01:26 PM

Considering that the extended editions of the first two movies weren't in theaters, the non-truncated version of the King is a surprise.

Too bad they didn't release an extended edition of Batman. Extra footage of life in the Bat Cave. That sort of thing.

Posted by: Carey at July 14, 2004 10:49 PM

"Considering that the extended editions of the first two movies weren't in theaters, the non-truncated version of the King is a surprise."

Ok, I'm a bit confused. The initial video releases of the first two installments of LotR weren't the extended versions? My understanding was that none of the extended versions got theatrical releases, but were intended all along as DVD-only releases.

Posted by: Len Cleavelin at July 15, 2004 01:34 PM

Never mind.... I read closely now... *sigh* Early senility is a b*tch.... sorry to pollute your comments like this.

Posted by: Len Cleavelin at July 15, 2004 01:35 PM

Carey got a Lord of the Rings fan-question wrong! The extended editions of the first two films were shown in theaters. Trilogy Tuesday, and thereafter.

They weren't shown in theaters before going to DVD, but the fact that they were shown in theaters before and during the release of RotK is sufficient notice, I think.

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