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Special Extended DVD Edition / Collector’s DVD Gift Set
An Extended DVD Edition Platinum Edition Collector’s Gift Set was issued for each individual film. Different premium collectibles and special DVD were packaged with each set. A limited number of sets were produced.
The presentation boxes themselves were works of art, with cellophane windows on three sides and the top, and significant artwork, concept art, and/or symbols of Middle-earth. Box size: 8″ wide x 8″ high x 6″ deep.
The Fellowship of the Ring
Details from Gift Box. “The Argonath. Long have I desired to look upon the kings of old, my kin.” ~ Aragorn.
Exclusive Sideshow/Weta Collectible. Polystone bookends of The Argonath, sculpted by the film’s visual effects artists and produced by Sideshow Weta.
Bonus DVD. National Geographic Special “Beyond the Movie” featuring two previously unreleased featurettes.
Other Items. Special Hobbit-sized edition of The Lord of the Rings Fan Club official movie magazine, with order form for annual subscription to the regular Fan Club magazine series. Exclusive Decipher LOTR Trading Card Game card packet. Flyer for limited edition Rivendell Lithograph and Film Strip Collectible (1,500 plus 150 artist proofs; $599.00), signed by Peter Jackson, Richard Taylor, and Alan Lee.
The Two Towers
Exclusive Sideshow/Weta Collectible. Gollum as “Sméagol” collectible, polystone figure, sculpted by Jamie Beswarick of Weta Workshop, with art direction provided by Peter Jackson. With Certificate of Authenticity.
Bonus DVD. Weta documentary on The Making of a Collectible.
Other Items. Companion booklet of the concept art and process in the making of the Gollum/Sméagol collectible. Flyer for limited edition Gollum figurine (7,500 pieces; $79.95) as companion to the Gift Set’s Sméagol figurine.
The Return of the King
Details from Gift Box. There is an intriguing concept art composite on the back panel of the box,featuring Sam carrying Frodo up on Mt. Doom, with Gollum about to attack, and a Fell Beast watching.
Exclusive Sideshow/Weta Collectible. “Richly detailed”Minas Tirith keepsake box, based on artwork by Alan Lee. The statue lifts from the base to reveal the keepsake compartment.
Bonus DVD. Howard Shore: Creating “The Lord of The Ring” Symphony – A Composer’s Journey Through Middle-earth (52 minutes). Includes excerpts of live concert fotage, documentary commentary by three-time Academy Award®-winning composer Howard Shore, and the illustrations of Alan Lee and John Howe.
Other Items. Flyer for limited edition Minas Morgul polystone environment (8,500 pieces; $75.00), sculpted under the art direction of visual effects artist Richard Taylor and director Peter Jackson.