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Thread #65233   Message #1073103
Posted By: Clinton Hammond
15-Dec-03 - 02:44 PM
Thread Name: BS: ??? ending of Return Of The King???
Subject: RE: BS: ??? ending of Return Of The King???
"Yes, it'll probably end up in some future DVD extended scenes edition"

Well, considering that it was never filmed in the first place... and that shooting on the Shire location was one of the first locations to get wrapped... and when they were done they destroyed the set, and returned the location to it original condition, I very much doubt they'd go back out to "Farmer Browns" field... rebuild the Shire (It took almost a year to build in the first place) only to film stuff for a highly specialised DVD release...

Especially considering that the audience that DVD would be aimed at has already shelled out tons of $$ already...

There is also good insider scoop that says there will not be a MASSIVE, All-in-one DVD Extended Ed set... PJ has said that in order to justify it to himself, they'd have to include all new behind the scenes stuff and commentary... and he simply has neither the time nor the inclination to shoot that... He's gotta get busy with King Kong...

What we might see is ONE big slip-cover set of the 3 Extended Ed versions in their slip covers... But the big "Gift Sets" (Fellowship came with the Argonath bookends... Two Towers came with the Gollum statue... both had one extra DVD of behind the scenes stuff over the regular Extened Ed release...) Once the Gift Set Extended Ed of ROTK is released, that'll be the last set you see...

So... this version will have no Tom Bombadil... no Scouring...

Folks'll have to wait till Cluin and I shoot the movie again, page for page in order to see that stuff...

:-)