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#1406695
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D U N E - D E L U X E E D I T I O N ( R E L E A S E D )
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I really like the sound of your edit without seeing it yet.

Have a dig through this thread particularly about structure of the opening and the big chunk of still further deleted material.

https://originaltrilogy.com/topic/Dune-radical-fan-edit-ideas/id/65328/page/1

If you are planning a version 2 then there is scope to go further with some structural issues and visual effects.

But if you feel done with it and happy then no problem but I think there is still more to unlock about the film I wont list them all out but let me know if you feel like doing more.

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#1398255
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44rh1n's "The Fellowship of the Ring" Extended Edition Color Restoration (Released)
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It was an all day afair but I had time…

https://vimeo.com/495937271

Enjoy the restored music and footage and fixed chronological scene orders which was another bodge up because they kept fiddling about with it hopefully this takes it back to a nearly or close to perfect version all that is needed is Gil Galads death really…Of which is not available but hopefully will be next year.

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#1398121
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Is anyone looking forward to Lord of the Rings Deleted scenes next year?
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Just a small update…

The Audio Dialogue for “the one ring of power has been found” is in a trailer for Gandalf telling Saruman this is the case not sure why it is not in the movie… Pretty perplexing removal.

It seems that another scene from the trailer where Gandalf is in bagend saying “The Shadow has risen” or something like that cues the Barad-dur animation segway in to the torture of Gollum and then the exterior sceam of “Shire… Baggins” which is much clearer audio cut back to Frodo “Shire…Baggins” so the Barud-dur being built was a moved scene and should have happened and been seen at bagend.

Been doing an edit of the prologue and it is much better than the original but there is a last hurdle for removing Galadriels dialogue where it is not meant to be… Anyway the prologue is getting sorted.

It was an all day afair but I had time…

https://vimeo.com/495937271

Enjoy the restored music and footage and fixed chronological scene orders which was another bodge up because they kept fiddling about with it hopefully this takes it back to a nearly or close to perfect version all that is needed is Gil Galads death really…Of which is not available but hopefully will be next year.

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#1397778
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44rh1n's "The Fellowship of the Ring" Extended Edition Color Restoration (Released)
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Who knows what will be on the Blu Ray collectors set but in trying to figure out the prologue which EA games held in their possession various versions… I have been looking through what was released on the games audio an aside from Gil Galads death scene which was censored. I have spotted a restored music cue in the Third age game but then this switches to a different music cue which is present in the Two Towers game Prologue and which also includes Elrond coaxing Isildur to cast the ring of power into the fires of Mount Doom before he is ambushed…Certainly worth checking the music here it is epic.

Such a hassle was made of the prologue and it almost feels like it has become mythic of what it could have been and was changed at the very last minute and got bodged up.

It is still good but it’s not as good as it could have been and that is because it kept getting fiddled about with Howard Shore must not known if he was coming or going it got changed so many times…

Anyway It is a project I might attempt tomorrow… Today is my Birthday and unlike Bilbo because of the coronovirus I won’t be able to do anything but just spend it by myself likr Gollum.

But to restore the music to this part seeing as it is available seems like a good cause although to truly represent what it might have been there is still more visuals and much unavailavle material, but it none the less can be better and I intend to make that happen.

The actual start of Galadriels monolgue has footage where she speaks elvish then I also feel it would sho stars and the mirror… The actual title the Lord of the rings was not to appear until Sauron Brandished his hand with the ring on… Building Barad Dur was also meant for the prologue it is something impossible but semi possible because of some of it is available…Let’s see what I can do with it,

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#1397453
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Is anyone looking forward to Lord of the Rings Deleted scenes next year?
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So upon listening to the writer and director commentary for about the fourth time it seems fellowship of the rings structural problems stem from handing off Gandalfs prologue to galadriel or perhaps deciding how much Galadriel / Gandalf / Elrond should own which and what part of the history.

At a guess if we go with galadriel recounting the story of the rings bar the very start of her Elvish Mutterings.

When gandalf leaves for minas tirith essentially you could use the very begining of Galadriels prologue here telling of “the world is changed I feel it in the water…” and so on with environment visuals…this could co-incide with Baradur being rebuilt.

Now Gandalf is at Minas Tirith researching the ring a story only fire can tell.

Gandalf arrives back in the shire and this plays out as in the film.

We then go to a recap of where gandalf had been recounting his meeting with Gollum and learning the enemy knows of the shire and had learned Gollum was captured not only by Strider and kept in Mirkwood by Thranduil but also by Mordor previously. This part is in the film as it stands is made of 3 separate versions of the conversation. How much of it is Divulged is unkonwn in alternate versions.

Once Gandalf darts off to Orthanc to meet Saruman it is then we learn not only about the Maia spirits but that “the nine have left minas morgal” to hunt the ring I feel the Visuals og the nine on horseback should be here.

The shots of the Black riders asking and attacking Hobbits are dispersed later in the timeline raising tension whilst gandalf is trapped and not before this time…

In Moria When talking of Gollum Drodo line should be shortned to “He Escaped” and Gandalf Should have his “escaped or was cutloose…” removed.

Moving Sarumans monologue on Moria could be done later to bridge the jump from them deciding to take the path to Moria and actually arriving there not whilst they are in the decision making process as it were so it would cut from the Image of the Balrog in the book to the Dwarf Aqueduct ruin.

The next scene shuffling part is after Moria Legolass talks of the Beautey of the forest the absence of the Goblins attacking which is deleted should be re-instated. The script states that Haldir takes Frodo and sam up to a high point to look out across the Woods with Dol Guldor visible and Aragorn asks for their protection. Aragorn also talks of the Beutey of the elves also Upon reaching Lorien all shots should be graded as if it were night. Legolass in Lorien in his new costume is perhaps they do arrive in the day but they do not climb the tree stairs until nightfall so there must be some kind of sunset shot missing more than likely. and possibly Haldir saying “Come with us” is preceeding climbing the tree.

This is a guess and not anything concrete but an attempt to fix the inconsistency of the lorien part.

The last part that is a mess is the sarn gebir rapids which although we don’t require a fully fledged battle scene we could have done with a few potshots taken and a quick cgi speed off down the rapids taking us to nightfall and with Gollum following on the log. This then raises the tension for the point where the Urucks catch up at Amon Hen basically rather than intercutting between urucks and the boats a physical attack would have really tied that up even at a small scale and made us feel the chase much more. Never the Less the script does state that when the fellowship look about they were meant to be seing Sarumans crows circling above them but it is missing.

This is a re-strucure guess imagining and uttetance without actually putting it to the test of trying but I am atarting to feel a slight restructure could work and perhaps to the films benefit although I don’t mind how it is if you can make it work better then why not?

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#1397434
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44rh1n's "The Fellowship of the Ring" Extended Edition Color Restoration (Released)
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Chewielewis said:

Ronster said:

Centurion said:

Ronster said:

Wait for Blu ray next year…

I really doubt the colours on the blu will be different from the UHD disc. They seem to be stylistic choices by Peter Jackson, and there isn’t any huge backlash because, all in all, they are an improvement over the old blu’s.

Yeah but then you wont have to convert the HDR to SDR assuming that is another hurdle may aswell wait for the SDR Blu… Atleast that is what I meant and it will have more detail still in the majority of parts but perhaps not all especially the scrubbed scenes which is the point right?

No The new BRs will be downscales and conversions of the new 4K HDR master.

Frodo “I’m going to Mordor alone”

Sam “That’s right, and I’m going with you!”

You see what you just did 😉

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#1397075
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Is anyone looking forward to Lord of the Rings Deleted scenes next year?
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In terms of making an Ultimate Cut of FOTR what would you change to make it better match the other 2 films?

To me Aside from the Aragorn & Arwen plot mess that was created here are a few thoughts.

To me I don’t mind the shots of Gollum in FOTR too much but there is a part of me that would desire to see the old design in all shots but one and I really wish to replace the close up…

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OFsv7e01UCY

I would probably vouch for a a shot of the rocks without Gollum (still of previous scene) on “the ring has brought him here” and a recap of the ring bouncing away from Gollum from the prologue on the rest of the dialogue to cover the very clearly different design totally omitting that designs presence as all the rest are acceptable.

There is a part in the Prologue where the map burns a bit then disolves to Urukhai burning the westfold from film 2… Whilst not a serious issue such as the Gollum design this also feels like simply having flames engulfing the map would have sufficed and almost implies Uruks were already around before when they were not so it’s sort of a small thing but I don’t like Uruks in the prologue.

Thirdly there is a few of effects shots in the trailer one of Aragorn when he throws the torch at the Nazgul on weathertop has a flame effect at camera wich is better and when Gandalf slams his staff there is a bright light flash effect also from the trailers when Frodo puts on the ring there are numerous flash effects when he wants to put it on not when the ring has it’s way at the prancing pony though. Use the shot from TTT in prancing pony of the ring from Galadriels monologue to replace the shot of the ring on a pure black background (no context).

The shot of the elf Ruins at Hollin which look better in the trailer / tv spot I would either find alternate landscape shots and replace as the trailer version is not in it’s entirety of the film version plus without the dialogue and meaning and talk the actual ruin is pretty redundant as Gandalf and legolass conversation is removed or if it becomes available might be worth re-instating.

Add Black Blood Splurts / splashes effects when orcs and trolls get hacked at.

Cropping things out could be employed to fix issues such as the Black Rider only visible one side of the tree as the hobbits hide on the road as he rides in and Boromir’s Hand on Aragors shoulder before he passes away and Boromirs arrow that falls out accidently on a fighting scene.

The Three Daggers given at Weathertop is an out of nowhere moment and there is no fix, unless we see the Hobbits looting the store inside the fortress ruins. The Barrow Whites and weathertop were meant to be paired down.

Adding the Green Puss to Frodos face digitaly whilst Arwen get’s rid of the Nazgul and flip shots back that are flopped.

Sting stops glowing in a few shots in Balins Tomb which would be a cool fix.

Any other Visual Fixes?

I don’t see too much wrong

Gandalfs prologue with restored music cue over Saurons appearance

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AAQSEVbBOVQ

I Don’t mind Gandalf Narrating the intro but don’t care for it to be changed just observe the music cue when Sauron shows up until Isildur is smashed against the rock wall, also note towards the end of the video the narration over Boromirs arrival at Rivendell. I find this quite important and should be in the film with Gandalf as Narrator introducing Boromir. Bear in mind if Gandalf had of narrated the prologue it would have been at bag end and not a prologue at all.

A newly found TTT deleted scene

https://youtu.be/GgV9B9g19eo?list=PL8dQ2P2JZXXtuAq4klRO60HvIZQdzJhWb&t=2324

Although you can only hear the Audio in this clip and some footage is available the dialogue from Saruman in the clip suggests a returning Uruk is thrown to the warg pit for failing to get the ring the shadows on the wall are of the Wargs devouring the Uruk. We then have a line about wormtoungue will get his revengue upon Theoden and Sarumen will have revenge upon the world of men. Basically “send out your Warg riders” could be an insert and there is a clear jump cut in this part of the film or it had a large chunk removed.

The Third Age game also contains many narrative lines Spoken by Gandalf most of which were recoreded for the game some which were already done for the film It is hard to know what exactly what is from the film, but there is a part about Dwarves and their friendship amongst some history of the mines of moria which is fairly world building and may well be omitted narration, but cannot confirm this.

Sauron “There is no Light in the Void…”

https://youtu.be/aShluZf5DdY?list=PL8dQ2P2JZXXtuAq4klRO60HvIZQdzJhWb&t=1327

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#1397058
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44rh1n's "The Fellowship of the Ring" Extended Edition Color Restoration (Released)
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Centurion said:

Ronster said:

Wait for Blu ray next year…

I really doubt the colours on the blu will be different from the UHD disc. They seem to be stylistic choices by Peter Jackson, and there isn’t any huge backlash because, all in all, they are an improvement over the old blu’s.

Yeah but then you wont have to convert the HDR to SDR assuming that is another hurdle may aswell wait for the SDR Blu… Atleast that is what I meant and it will have more detail still in the majority of parts but perhaps not all especially the scrubbed scenes which is the point right?

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#1397032
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LOTR EE Color Restoration: The Fellowship of the Ring and The Two Towers (Released)
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I’ve been scrutinizing the films quite a bit recently… And I have been looking at how the films were changed and what material outs & trimms and also scenes and structural changes were made.

FOTR comes out with the most alterations made to it but those alterations seem to impact TTT more than they do FOTR.

Once we reach ROTK things balance out in terms of Structure but we start to see the overubundance of comicical gags and some major alterations to the ending.

Whilst the work to the colorgrade is appreciated great work please keep your versions as projects or final renders.

With the possibility of extra material being released next year and some that is already available the Ultimate cut which won’t happen might be a good idea?

I made a thread about it in the media section of this forum and would like to map out the differences in detail so it can be somewhat realized as a true fan edit. Wether you are game or not it is good for viewpoints and discussion on these films.

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#1397018
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44rh1n's "The Fellowship of the Ring" Extended Edition Color Restoration (Released)
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Harmy said:

I think it would have to be SDR but to me, that’s not really a problem - the colours of 44rh1n’s version are just lovely, so if we could get the best of both worlds - the detail of the UHD or rather EE BD version with the colours of the theatrical BD or EE DVD, I would be perfectly happy.

Although I have not seen the full thing as previously stated the Balrog fight seems to be an improvement and if you watch that video again seems it has been tweaked when the Balrog hits gandalf magic shield… the bit where they take and paddle the Elven boats also seems a better color too in 4K version but would assume this would not include the dreamlike conversations and gift giving on the shore as all these seem to have lost the bloom effect.

There might be a few more that sit better?..

Did they fix the music cue in the dagorland prologue yet?

What I think I am trying to say is you could go full on preservation which I also think should be mostly the case but you could also make a slightly tweaked version that has small differences based on clearly better or superior choices.

I get the argument of superior based on somones opinion might not ring true, but is there anymore to appreciate from this release other than pixel detail?

Wait for Blu ray next year…

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#1394217
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What's your favourite movie(s) and why?
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Here is a few new ones

Musa the warrior extended (Korean)
War of the Arrows extended (Korean)
Snowpiercer (French & Korean)
Strange Days (American)
Conan the Barbarian John Milius (American)
An american werewolf in Londin (American)
Apocalypse now (American)
Star Wars (Brittish)
Lord of the Rings (New Zealand)
Dune David Lynch (American)

Yeah sort of a top ten kind of…

Hope you like the list but don’t forget Rollerball and the likes of capricorn one too 😃

I got so many films I don’t need to subscribe to anything but there are many many more I could list but a very difficult to choose top 10 would also include more than ten because you can’t leave out Jaws and Bladerunner or Alien either,or for that matter Aliens or Terninator.Coming to think of it Die Hard and Predator should also be on the list and well you get the drift there are quite a few exceptional films and I could also list many more such as Gladiator, Shindlers List, Saving Pruvate Ryan,Titanic, King Kong, E.T, Close encounters of a third kind, Raiders of the lost Ark, Hellraiser… I could go on and on but there are stand out films and ones that do not have it.

To do a top 10 after around 100 years of cinema is not fair really don’t ya think?

Wow I never even touched on Tarantino or Scorsesee films or even Dennis Villenvue or Guillermo del Torro, Jon Carpenter, Michael Mann or Mel Gibson or perhaps even dances with wolves and Mad max.

There is to many good entertaing fulms let’s treat them right.

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#1393910
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44rh1n's "The Fellowship of the Ring" Extended Edition Color Restoration (Released)
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4K Bridge of Khazud-Dum comparison

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LWO4JFE_WeE&feature=emb_title

I think the 4k is a slight improvement here taking away the Orange tint when the Balrog has gone but I can’t say the same for all the color tint removals on Saruman and Galadriel for example it’s a bit too different looking to me. There is a shot of Gimli at the coucil of Elrond that looks better with no Bloom but the golden hue is gone…

All in all It looks good but it is different and although some of the difference sits well some does not sit well.

So I think perhaps there is room for a halfway house on take some bits and restore color tints to others and use the shots without the Bloom but add the Color tint sans Bloom. The Gimli at the council is bloomed out so it could be better just with the tint say.

I am not sure if that is a choice to take for the project in question but I would certainly like Burnt in original subtitles for all 3 films like in the cinema which would be good too. Something I wanted to do for a while.

Anyway just a few thoughts on it. I think it would require a thorough comparison.

When I said “sans bloom” I did’nt mean Orlando Bloom 😃

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iPBP-3-_Beg

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#1393469
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Is anyone looking forward to Lord of the Rings Deleted scenes next year?
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Something I missed on the list which was a bone of contention between the Studio and Jackson was that we should not only get a recap of FOTR at the start of TTT but also Galadriel also had a prologue…

So a few things can be inferred from this.

We start the film with Frodo and sam wandering about lost they go to sleep. Now we have galadriels voiceover and cut to Gollem crawling down the mountain on “somone else now hunts the ring”.

This also means when Gandalf explains his encounter with the balrog to Aragorn Gimli and Legolass we get both flashbacks concurrently as one scene or whole story at the same time.

As stated previously the latter part of Galadriels monologue is taken from the council of elves scene without any input from celeborn or Elrond.

Now intetestingly it might be the case that Elrond was to open film 3 with his lines “The Alliance between Elves and men is over… The End has come” Now this dialogue could be lifted from a scene we have not seen or partially seen but it seems to me this is a confirmation of men are on their own to fight this final great battle and the elves can no longer intervene but this would be prior to Arwen persuading Elrond to re-forge Narsil and that Arwen’s life and the possible future child are in doubt so Elrond has to be persuaded to intervene but not directly like they did at helms deep. This really would not work with the Smeagol finds the ring flashback but perhaps directly afterwards prior to the party at the great hall of Rohan which shows Legolass and Gimli having drinking games and clearly distant of the men celebrating.

Anyway that about wraps up the analysis of what has been seen and heard thus far.

There is another scene not mentioned where Aragorn talks to Eowyn as she lies on a bench and Aragorn is kneeling beside her.

Hope you like the research?

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#1392480
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44rh1n's "The Fellowship of the Ring" Extended Edition Color Restoration (Released)
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I was going to wait for the blu-ray of the new transfer… Do you think it may be better?

Or better to get the old Blu-ray then?

I have all the DVD releases and bonus stuff about 26 discs.

I was mainly waiting for new special features so I will probably then get both anyway…But then the Bluray look not good for fellowship of the ring.

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#1391555
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Is anyone looking forward to Lord of the Rings Deleted scenes next year?
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Just a thought on the whole Arwen plot change whilst I agree she should not of ended up at helms deep… If she went to Lorien and looked into Galadriels Mirror as planned whilst the council of elves took place or after and then she has the vision of the child that would make sense…

So then the argument she has with Elrond about not telling her there was a child makes sense.

What do you think?

https://amp.reddit.com/r/lotr/comments/cjisrq/how_arwens_story_was_edited_and_changed_in_the/

I am struggling to understand or even find a good reason for this being changed actually… Unless it was just running time rather they just did it a different way?


Ok I think I have it or sort of have it…

So there’s enough research on the Internet to make a lot of conclusions as to what Arwen’s original role was intended to be.

FOTR

  1. Gilraen’s Memorial originally had a second part of the scene that ended with Elrond pushing Aragorn to cut things off with Arwen so that she would go to the Undying Lands. This deleted scene ended up in TTT as a flashback.
  2. Arwen and Aragorn’s “breakup” was originally shot for FOTR, making more sense of Arwen’s farewell shot that is still present in the Extended Edition
  3. Aragorn tells Galadriel he wants Arwen to go into the West

TTT

  1. Arwen’s vision in ROTK was originally in the first half of TTT, prompting Arwen to return to Rivendell and set off a chain of events that would send…
  2. Arwen and Elrond to Lothlorien, where they confer with Galadriel
  3. Arwen and Galadriel have a private scene of some kind…

what if the vision of the child she would have with Aragorn was from Galadriels Mirror in Lorien?
In the Two Towers when we see the Flash Back to the original plot excised from fellowship of the ring What if this was Arwen Leaving for Grey Havens then as Eowyn asks “Where is she”… That then increases the Love interest for Aragorn and Eowyn. Aragorn thinks about moving on… But she finds another reason to return to Rivendell perhaps because she senses Aragorn is in trouble as he goes off the cliff as he loses the Evenstar at this point the connection between them is broken.

The voice over on frodo suffering the Morgal Blade “let him have my lifes grace” from Arwen may very well have been meant for Aragorn near death as that is extremely confusing and makes no sense at all.

So as Arwen bolts back to Rivendell fearing Aragorn was to lose his life we then see the Balcony scene from the trailer “you have given up your lifes grace I can no longer protect you”

When Aragorn is in a bloody mess by the river perhaps Arwen and Aragorn about a good dream and the snogging then cut to the horse waking him up good gag that 😃

Elrond accepts that eventually Arwen has made the choice she has made and he takes her to Lorien where the council meeting takes place where Elrond is the one to persuade the Elves to help out and send Haldir. Elrond leaves but Arwen stays in Lorien.

Arwen feels lost about her decision knowing that Aragorn still might die in the near future or if the ring goes to Sauron she will fade quick so she looks into the Mirror of Galadriel when she sees that there is a child she rides back to Rivendell on these tiding of hope that a better future can be found. She also sees the ghosts which she does not understand…

Arwen confronts Elrond about she never told her there was the possibilty of a child.
this triggers the Re-forge the sword and the research of the paths of the dead to change the outcome and the intervention required for the future she saw in Galadriels Mirror. Seeing as they intervened at Helms deep they felt they could sway the outcome again with their actions.

The Even Star Breaks when Aragorn looks into the Palantir and Arwen begins to Fade Aragorn must fight Sauron in physical form although when the ring is destroyed I imagine he would disintergrate and the eye on the Tower would light up. Interestingly looking at the Hobbit Eye of Sauron where you can see a feint physical form wreathed within the eye seems like a unused concept to show his power growing.

That is perhaps my brief take but hey, who knows?

Ultimate cut won’t happen by Jackson but with any hope the deleted scenes will be shown.

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#1390110
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Is anyone looking forward to Lord of the Rings Deleted scenes next year?
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Thinking about creating a resource for the deleted material called “Ballins tomb” i think the list is more or less definitive and there are some bits that are just extra material that could be put in, some that might be argued is irrelevant and some that whilst might be good would make things perhaps too long, and although I am more than happy with the extended editions in terms of a “what if”, and if there was say another version ontop of the two we have a definitive version what could it be like?

When I look upon all 3 films as a whole project FOTR is the shortest extended edition and on top of this footage from FOTR ended up in TTT.

So in terms of thinking in a small natural way in also small detail “what if” TFOR was extended up to 4 hours 30 minutes approx and TTT was maintained at roughly it’s current length by including extra material but losing the scenes from FOTR it stole.

As for ROTK is it a bit too Long in places but too short in others. The Paths of the dead in the Extended edition seems to drag on too much.

But a small summing up Haldirs original plot in TFOR reinforces his appearance in TTT and Arwen at the Elven council at lothlorien reinforces her appearance at ROTK providing the outcome of that metting remains a mystery until Haldir shows up at helms deep.

The Maia spirits references do not interfere with anything it would seem in FOTR and everything else would simply be extra bits such as rivendell parts that were chopped and the odd bit of action.

What do you think of this very basic look without too much detail attached to it?

Also what is your “what if” interpretation of the scenes listed on a basic level.

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#1390010
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Is anyone looking forward to Lord of the Rings Deleted scenes next year?
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Ah ok well would be interesting to see some of the composites in this new version… Say in FOTR especiallly the CGI ruin on the hill helicopter shot is perhaps a good example actually whats weird is that shot looks good in the trailer but bad on the home release like really digital. That shot is a real oddity.

Another would be the fellowship coming over the hill one by one bluescreen composite

And Aragorn and frodi as they travel towards camera on the collapsing stairs.

Possibly the worst 3 offenders I remember looking quite iffy composites.

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#1389985
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Is anyone looking forward to Lord of the Rings Deleted scenes next year?
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Yes Indeed I watch all 3 films once a year when that time comes and I never upgraded to bluray yet because of TFOTR issue.

Seems like it is time to upgrade the edition now but I dont have a 4K player yet so I think I will wait for the Bluray set but I have to echo your remarks, it looks from the stills I saw excellent transfer top notch.

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#1389860
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Is anyone looking forward to Lord of the Rings Deleted scenes next year?
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So far as the process went for remastering the cgi effects the 2K effects were printed out to 35mm film and then scanned at 4K…

Interesting way to do the remaster and blend better… The actual quality of the image looks great too from a few screen shots of the remaster but I have heard it has some different color grading choices but it was done by the original colorist and supervised by Peter Jackson.

Not heard of anything being changed though or tinkering so far as replacing anything ot altering something new effects say for instance.

Will be interesting to know how it will be but I have to say looks good from the screenshots the remaster.

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#1389244
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Is anyone looking forward to Lord of the Rings Deleted scenes next year?
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https://thedigitalbits.com/columns/my-two-cents/100720-0900

What’s more, here’s a very interesting note from the official press release:

“In addition, it was also announced that a 4K UHD Middle-earth Ultimate Collectors’ Edition featuring the theatrical and extended versions of all six films, along with new bonus content, previously released Blu-ray discs of The Hobbit Trilogy, and remastered Blu-ray discs of The Lord of the Rings Trilogy will be released in the summer of 2021. The Lord of the Rings Trilogy featuring remastered Blu-ray discs of the theatrical and extended versions of the 3 films will also be released in the fourth quarter 2021, to celebrate the 20th anniversary of The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring.”

https://youtu.be/LST-LcReOoU