Lord of the Rings - The Two Towers (Platinum Series Special Extended Edition), The




Dolby Digital 5.1 EX, DTS 5.1, Dolby Digital 2.0 Surround






New Line Home Entertainment

Release Date

January 1, 2002

DVD Release

November 18, 2003








Edition Details Cast
Widescreen, Box set, Dolby, DTS Surround Sound, Color
  (C) MMII New Line Productions, Inc. The Lord of the Rings, The Two Towers, and the characters, events, items, and places therein are trademarks of The Saul Zaentz Company d/b/a Tolkien Enterprises under license to New Line Productions, Inc. All Rights Reserved
  DISCS 1-2: The Feature:
  A new version of the second installment includes 43 minutes of never-before-seen footage incorporated into the film. (approx. 223 minutes)
  Commentary track by writer-director Peter Jackson and writers Fran Walsh and Philippa Boyens
  Commentary track by the design team
  Commentary track by the production/post-production team
  Commentary track by 16 cast members, including Elijah Wood, Sean Astin, Andy Serkis, John Rhys-Davies, Orlando Bloom, Christopher Lee, Bernard Hill, and Miranda Otto
  DISCS 3-4: The Appendices:
  Two discs with hours of original content including multiple documentaries and design/photo galleries with thousands of images to give viewers an in-depth behind-the-scenes look at The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers
  DISC 3:
  Adapting the book into a screenplay & planning the film
  Designing and inspiration for locations in Middle-earth
  Storyboards to pre-visualization
  Weta Workshop visit: See sculptors in action as they create weapons, armor, creatures, and miniatures from the film
  Atlas of Middle-earth tracing the journey of the Fellowship
  An interactive map of New Zealand highlighting the location scouting process
  Galleries of art and slideshows with commentaries by the artists
  DISC 4:
  Sending the actors into battle: sword fighting
  Principal photography: Stories from the set
  Digital effects including motion capture and the computer program to create the armies of Orcs
  Bigatures: a close-up look at the miniatures
  Galleries of behind-the-scenes photographs and personal cast photos
  Post-Production: editing it all together
  Sound design demonstration
  DVD-ROM Content: Includes access to exclusive online features
  Number of discs: 4
Elijah WoodFrodo Baggins
Ian McKellenGandalf the Grey/Gandalf the White
Liv TylerArwen
Viggo MortensenAragorn
Sean AstinSamwise 'Sam' Gamgee
Cate BlanchettGaladriel
John Rhys-DaviesGimli/Voice of Treebeard
Bernard HillTheoden
Christopher LeeSaruman the White
Billy BoydPeregrin 'Pippin' Took
Dominic MonaghanMeriadoc 'Merry' Brandybuck
Orlando BloomLegolas Greenleaf
Hugo WeavingElrond
Miranda OttoEowyn
David WenhamFaramir
Brad DourifGrima Wormtongue
Andy SerkisGollum/Sméagol
Karl UrbanEomer
Craig ParkerHaldir
Bruce AllpressAldor
John BachMadril
Sala BakerMan Flesh Uruk
Jed BrophySharku/Snaga
Sam ComeryÉothain
Calum GittinsHaleth, son of Hámas
Bruce HopkinsGamling
Paris Howe StreweThéodred, Prince of Rohan
Nathaniel LeesUglúk
John LeighHáma
Robbie MagasivaMauhur
Robyn MalcolmMorwen
Bruce PhillipsRohan Soldier
Robert PollockMordor Orc
Olivia TennetFreda
Ray TrickettBereg
Stephen UreGrishnákh
Billy JacksonCute Rohan Refugee Child
Katie JacksonCute Rohan Refugee Child
Philip GrieveHero Orc
Phillip Spencer HarrisRanger 1
Lee HartleyHero Orc
Dan HennahMan of Rohan
Paul HolmesOrc
Peter JacksonRohirrim Warrior
Alan LeeMan of Rohan
Timothy LeeWildman
Henry MortensenReluctant rohan child warrior
Sean BeanBoromir
John NobleDenethor (extended edition)
Piripi WaretiniUruk-Hai soldier
Victoria Beynon-ColeHero Orc
Hannah WoodWoman in Cave