The Lord of the Rings - The Two Towers

The Lord of the Rings - The Two Towers

Director: Peter Jackson Cast: Elijah Wood, Ian McKellen, Liv Tyler
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The Lord of the Rings - The Two Towers

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.

Product Details

Release Date: 08/28/2012
UPC: 0794043161711
Original Release: 2002
Source: Warner Home Video
Region Code: 1
Presentation: [Wide Screen, Color]
Sound: [Dolby Digital Stereo]
Time: 3:55:00

Special Features

Discs 1 and 2 - Blu-ray ; The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers Extended Edition - 4 Commentaries by the Director and Writers, the Cast, the Production Team and the Design Team, with more than 30 Participants including Peter Jackson, Fran Walsh, Phillippa Boyens, Barrie M. Osborne, Richard Taylor, Andrew Lesnie, Howard Shore, Jim Rygiel and Joe Letteri, and Cast including Elijah Wood, Sean Astin, John Rhys-Davies, Billy Boyd, Dominic Monaghan, Orlando Bloom, Christopher Lee, Sean Bean, Mirando Otto, Brad Dourif, Andy Serkis, Bernard Hill; ; Disc 3 - DVD The Appendices Part 3: The Journey Continues - 5 Documentaries exploring how the book was adapted into a Screenplay, the Origins of Middle-earth, designing Middle-earth, a visit to the Weta Workshop and an in-depth look at Creating and bringing Gollum to life; 2 Interactive Maps: Middle-earth Atlas and New Zealand as Middle-earth; Galleries with Audio Commentaries (Includes an Archive of over 1,500 Images); ; Disc 4 - DVD The Appendices Part 4: The Battle for Middle-Earth Begins; 8 Documentaries cover the Filming Process, Visual Effects, Editing, Music and Sound, Stunts and Fight Training, and a Visit to Weta Digital; Interactive Sound Demonstration of The Battle of Helm's Deep; Galleries with Audio Commentaries (Includes an Archive of Nearly 300 Images); ; Disc 5 - DVD The Two Towers Behind the Scenes; Created by Filmmaker Cota Botes (Personally selected by Peter Jackson), These unique films use raw footage to reveal the Inside Story of the Greatest Adventure Film Franchise of all time

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Elijah Wood Actor
Ian McKellen Actor
Liv Tyler Arwen
Viggo Mortensen Actor
Sean Astin Actor
Cate Blanchett Galadriel
John Rhys-Davies Actor,Treebeard
Bernard Hill Theoden
Christopher Lee Actor
Billy Boyd Pippin
Dominic Monaghan Merry
Orlando Bloom Actor
Hugo Weaving Actor
Miranda Otto Eowyn
David Wenham Faramir
Brad Dourif Grima Wormtongue
Andy Serkis Actor
Karl Urban Eomer
Craig Parker Haldir
Sala Baker Sauron
Marton Csokas Celeborn
Joel Tobeck young Gollum
Sean Bean Actor

Technical Credits
Peter Jackson Director,Producer,Screenwriter
Joe Peter Bleakley Art Director
Philippa Boyens Screenwriter
Victoria Burrows Casting
Carolynne Cunningham Asst. Director
Ngila Dickson Costumes/Costume Designer
David Farmer Sound/Sound Designer
Dan Hennah Set Decoration/Design
Michael Horton Editor
John Hubbard Casting
Philip Ivey Art Director
Peter King Makeup
Alan Lee Set Decoration/Design
Andrew Lesnie Cinematographer
Michael Lynne Executive Producer
Amy MacLean Casting
Grant Major Production Designer
Liz Mullane Casting
Jabez Olssen Editor
Mark Ordesky Executive Producer
Barrie M. Osborne Producer
Rob Otterside Art Director
Peter Owen Makeup
Hammond Peek Sound/Sound Designer
Rick Porras Co-producer
Mark Robins Art Director
Ann Robinson Casting
Jamie Selkirk Co-producer
Robert Shaye Executive Producer
Howard Shore Score Composer
Stephen Sinclair Screenwriter
Richard Taylor Costumes/Costume Designer,Makeup Special Effects
Ethan Van der Ryn Sound/Sound Designer
Fran Walsh Producer,Screenwriter
Bob Weinstein Executive Producer
Harvey Weinstein Executive Producer
J.R.R. Tolkien Source Author

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Lord of the Rings: The Appendices - Part Three: The Journey Continues...
1. From Book To Script: Finding the Story [10:33]
1. Emyn Muil [2:07]
3. Dead Marshes [10:33]
5. The Black Gate [7:40]
7. North Ithilien [11:11]
9. Henneth Annûn [9:55]
13. Ephel Dúath Foothills [2:18]
1. Eastemnet Gullies
1. J.R.R. Tolkien: Origins of Middle-Earth [3:44]
1. From Book to Script: Finding the Story [6:55]
1. Designing Middle-earth [2:53]
1. Weta Workshop [2:08]
1. The Taming of Sméagol [3:02]
6. Andy Serkis Animation Reference [2:53]
1. Gollum's "Stand In" [2:29]
1. Emyn Muil [2:07]
3. Dead Marshes [10:33]
5. The Black Gate [7:40]
7. North Ithilien [11:11]
9. Henneth Annûn [9:55]
13. Ephel Dúath Foothills [2:18]
1. Eastemnet Gullies
1. Emyn Muil [2:00]
1. The Dead Marshes [1:44]
1. Rohan [3:02]
1. Edoras [1:46]
1. Ithilien [2:08]
1. Fangorn Forest [1:31]
1. Helm's Deep [2:12]
9. Chapter 9 [1:24]

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The Lord of the Rings - The Two Towers 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 132 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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.
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SleepDreamWrite More than 1 year ago
What hasn't been said about this sequel? The acting is even better, as are the characters and fight scenes. Love the soundtrack.
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DarthPlagueis More than 1 year ago
amazing from the very begining to the very end!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Guest More than 1 year ago
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.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Despite being wonderful movies, these titles come to us on DVD via one of the cheesiest sales scams I have ever seen in the DVD market. BE WARNED that this title IS NOT the special extended version which will release in November. Just two and a half months after this initial release. The first movie in this trilogy did the same without any real warning of the dual release of the lesser disk. At least Quintin Tarentino waited a couple of YEARS before releasing enhanced DVDs of his films. As much as I love these films, I despise the despicable, unapologetic hucksterism of this scam.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Though I took the ''kids'' I thoroghly enjoyed it myself. It was fast-moving (for a 3 hr movie), scenic, creative, well-acted and very exciting to watch. It kept relatively close to the book. It was great to see a movie without the usual ''$20 million'' actors.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Peter Jackson has outdone himself again! This movie was is awesome the battle at Helm's Deep was amazing! It follows the book (semi) through it. I asked my friends about it, but they said it was to confussing for them. I don't know how, but it did. This movie is so AWESOME I can't wait until The Return of the King!
Guest More than 1 year ago
this movie was so awsome. all of the actors did a great job. it was so amazing the special affects and how the actors were so into making the movie. i loved it, i have gone back to the theater to see it, oh how many times? i can't even remember! this has to have been one of the best movies and Legalos is so cute! :) i can't believe anybody could not like this movie, it was so amazing!
Guest More than 1 year ago
WHO THE HECK COULDN'T GIVE THIS MOVIE 6 STARS?THIS IS AN AUSOME MOVIE AND YOU WOULD HAVE TO BE CRAZY NOT TO BE OBSESSED.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I loved this movie! It really holds your attention. Really close to the book, though could be better.