November 25, 2003

Dear Peter Jackson

Is there any way I can pay extra to see the extended version of The Return of the King (which will be released on DVD in about a year) in theaters on December 17th instead of the scaled back (and therefore crappier) theatrical version? This is an honest question, I’d really like to know. Since both of the extended versions of FotR and TTT have been better than the theatrical versions, I was hoping to skip the disappointment I’ll inevitably feel this year and jump straight to the “why the hell didn’t they just show that version in the theaters”-feeling I’ll inevitably experience next year. Feel free to respond in the comments. Thanks for reading. And kudos on making such great films (on DVD).

[More: Kottke’s review and Polytropos’ “Extended, Enhanced, Redeemed” review.]

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