The Lord of the Rings - The Two TowersDirector: Peter Jackson,
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The second film in Peter Jackson's series of screen adaptations of J.R.R. Tolkien's internationally popular Lord of The Rings trilogy, The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers literally begins where The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring ended, with the Fellowship splitting into three groups as they seek to return the Ring to Mordor, the forbidding land where the powerful talisman must be taken to be destroyed. Frodo (Elijah Wood), who carries the Ring, and his fellow Hobbit Sam (Sean Astin) are lost in the hills of Emyn Muil when they encounter Gollum (Andy Serkis), a strange creature who once carried the Ring and was twisted by its power. Gollum volunteers to guide the pair to Mordor; Frodo agrees, but Sam does not trust their new acquaintance. Elsewhere, Merry (Dominic Monaghan) and Pippin (Billy Boyd) are attempting to navigate Fangorn Forrest where they discover a most unusual nemesis -- Treebeard (voice of John Rhys-Davies), a walking and talking tree-shepherd who doesn't much care for Hobbits. Finally, Aragorn (Viggo Mortensen), Gimli (John Rhys-Davies), and Legolas (Orlando Bloom) arrive in Rohan to discover that the evil powers of Saruman (Christopher Lee) have robbed King Theoden (Bernard Hill) of his rule. The King's niece Eowyn (Miranda Otto) believes Aragorn and his men have the strength to defeat Saruman, his henchman Wormtongue (Brad Dourif), and their minions. Eowyn soon becomes infatuated with Aragorn, while he struggles to stay faithful to the pledge of love he made to Arwen (Liv Tyler). Gandalf (Ian McKellen) offers his help and encouragement as the Rohans, under Aragorn's leadership, attempt to face down Saruman's armies, but they soon discover how great the task before them truly is when they learn that his troops consist of 10,000 bloodthirsty creatures specially bred to fight to the death. Most of The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers was shot in tandem with The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring and The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King during a marathon 18-month shooting schedule, overseen by Peter Jackson.
The Two Towers is a rousing adventure, a skillful marriage of special effects and computer animation, and it contains sequences of breathtaking beauty. It also gives us, in a character named the Gollum, one of the most engaging and convincing CGI creatures I've seen.
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Cast & Crew
|Brad Dourif||Grima Wormtongue|
|Joel Tobeck||young Gollum|
|Joe Peter Bleakley||Art Director|
|Carolynne Cunningham||Asst. Director|
|Ngila Dickson||Costumes/Costume Designer|
|David Farmer||Sound/Sound Designer|
|Dan Hennah||Set Decoration/Design|
|Philip Ivey||Art Director|
|Alan Lee||Set Decoration/Design|
|Michael Lynne||Executive Producer|
|Grant Major||Production Designer|
|Mark Ordesky||Executive Producer|
|Barrie M. Osborne||Producer|
|Rob Otterside||Art Director|
|Hammond Peek||Sound/Sound Designer|
|Mark Robins||Art Director|
|Robert Shaye||Executive Producer|
|Howard Shore||Score Composer|
|Richard Taylor||Costumes/Costume Designer,Makeup Special Effects|
|Ethan Van der Ryn||Sound/Sound Designer|
|Bob Weinstein||Executive Producer|
|Harvey Weinstein||Executive Producer|
|J.R.R. Tolkien||Source Author|
1. Chapter 1 [14:00]
1. Chapter 1 [9:44]
2. Chapter 2 [18:07]
3. Chapter 3 [15:02]
1. Chapter 1 [1:12]
2. Chapter 2 [5:50]
1. Chapter 1 [8:07]
On the Set "The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers" - Starz Encore Special
On the Set "The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers" - Starz Encore Special: Chapters
Return to Middle-Earth: WB Special
Return to Middle-Earth: WB Special: Chapters
"The Long and Short of It": A Short Film Directed by Sean Astin
"The Long and Short of It": A Short Film Directed by Sean Astin: Chapters
The Making of "The Long and Short of It"
The Making of "The Long and Short of It": Chapters
Forces of Darkness
Designing the Sounds of Middle-Earth
Edoras: The Rohan Capital
Creatures of Middle-Earth
Gandalf the White
Arms and Armor
The Battle of Helm's Deep
Bringing Gollum to Life
One Word Review
The Wait is Over
Review B/Golden Globes
Good Top 10
Top 10 Review
Emiliana Torrini "Gollum's Song" Music Video
Special Extended DVD Edition Preview
Behind the Scenes Preview of "The Return of the King"
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I have watched the DVD version many times. Very disappointed to find many scenes removed in the Blu ray version: parts of the trek across Rohan, climb down the elvish rope, death of Saruman and more. The story has lost a lot.
What hasn't been said about this sequel? The acting is even better, as are the characters and fight scenes. Love the soundtrack.
amazing from the very begining to the very end!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
It was remarkable and fair to the book with the exception of Farimar. The special effects were amazing. I cant wait for the extended version and return of the king.
This is the best movie trilogy I have ever seen...I love it so much! All 3 parts are great...I love all the actors especially Elijah Wood...I watched him ever since he was little and was very pleased with this movie...Viggo, Liv and the gang were great...everything was perfect...I have all the books and all the movies(well almost...the third didn't come out on dvd yet but when it does I am buying it!)...I saw the third one 3 times so far in the movies! I love this movie so much! I can see it everyday even though it's a long movie...I can relate to all the characters and love the way Peter Jackson did all that he did...there is so much to this movie and it is so great...it's the best movie and should get all the awards it is up for...I also have the video game and love it...The Return of the King and The Two Towers...they are so fun! I love this movie! I love all the actors and actresses in it...I wish i coulda been a Hobbit or something :)
The Lord of the Rings is more than book or a trilogy of films, it is a world that we mere mortals can escape to for a short time. the film the two towers is a magnificiant representation of his work and shows that no matter what evil there is good can and does eventually over come it. the films so far have brought to life the people created by tolkein in a fantastic realisation of a myth that for many has become a reality. The scences are so vivid that you can imagine that you really are at Helms deep fighting with Arogorn, legolas gimli. For my part I cannot wait to see the final conclusion to the story that I have read so many times shown on the big screen
One of the Best Movies of 2002! Though it is not as great as the first movie. This is one DVD that I will keep forever. There is a bit more action in this one then the other. Cant wait for The Return of the King!
Orlando Bloom is the best. better thn the first one.
I eagerly anticipated this movie for so long and I got way more than I expected. However if you are the kind of person who gets irked when the movie does not follow the book exactly, be a little forgiving and enjoy the movie as it is, because it is great in a different way than the book is.
WOW BEST MOVIE EVERY.