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Peter Jackson talks extras for the LORD OF THE RINGS: THE TWO TOWERS DVD.
While anyone with the sense of a common greenfly will be curled up over the Christmas holiday with a copy of the Extended Fellowship of the Ring spinning happily in their DVD player, director, Peter Jackson has already got the next set of home releases planned. While we’ll doubtless see a standard release of The Two Towers next year, we’ll very likely see a second extended edition emerge towards the tail-end of 2003, including a wealth of material that didn’t make the film’s final cut.
“Yeah, we’ve got some good scenes that we didn’t put in,” Jackson told Empire Online. “There’s a lot more stuff with Merry, Pippin and Treebeard. There’s the sequence from the book where they drink Ent draught – which we shot but didn’t end up putting in the movie because of pacing, but that’ll be good for the DVD. There’s a bunch of good scenes.”
And what of Return of the King, has Jackson already got the third film slated for an unabridged DVD release? “Actually, we haven’t cut it yet. I’ll find out once we cut the film together, then we’ll see what’s in the movie and what we’re going to leave out and finally, whether or not that’s worth putting on a DVD.” Something tells us the answer will be a resounding ‘yes’.