The Lord of the Rings - The Two Towers (2002)
Front Cover Actor Back Cover
Elijah Wood Frodo Baggins
Ian McKellen Gandalf
Liv Tyler Arwen
Viggo Mortensen Aragorn
Sean Astin Samwise Gamgee
Cate Blanchett Galadriel
John Rhys-Davies Gimli
Bernard Hill Théoden
Christopher Lee Saruman
Billy Boyd Pippin
Orlando Bloom
Brad Dourif
Dominic Monaghan
Movie Details
Genre Action; Adventure; Fantasy
Director Peter Jackson
Producer Peter Jackson; Frances Walsh; Barrie M. Osborne
Writer J.R.R. Tolkien; Frances Walsh; Phillippa Boyens; Peter Jackson
Studio New Line Cinema
Language English
Audience Rating PG-13
Running Time 179 mins
Country USA
Color Color
The second film in Peter Jackson 's series of screen adaptations of J.R.R. Tolkien 's internationally popular Lord of The Rings trilogy, The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers literally begins where The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring ended, with the Fellowship splitting into three groups as they seek to return the Ring to Mordor, the forbidding land where the powerful talisman must be taken to be destroyed. Frodo ( Elijah Wood ), who carries the Ring, and his fellow Hobbit Sam ( Sean Astin ) are lost in the hills of Emyn Muil when they encounter Gollum ( Andy Serkis ), a strange creature who once carried the Ring and was twisted by its power. Gollum volunteers to guide the pair to Mordor; Frodo agrees, but Sam does not trust their new acquaintance. Elsewhere, Merry ( Dominic Monaghan ) and Pippin ( Billy Boyd ) are attempting to navigate Fangorn Forrest where they discover a most unusual nemesis — Treebeard (voice of John Rhys-Davies ), a walking and talking tree-shepherd who doesn't much care for Hobbits. Finally, Aragorn ( Viggo Mortensen ), Gimli ( John Rhys-Davies ), and Legolas ( Orlando Bloom ) arrive in Rohan to discover that the evil powers of Saruman ( Christopher Lee ) have robbed King Theoden ( Bernard Hill ) of his rule. The King's niece Éowyn ( Miranda Otto ) believes Aragorn and his men have the strength to defeat Saruman, his henchman Wormtongue ( Brad Dourif ), and their minions. Éowyn soon becomes infatuated with Aragorn, while he struggles to stay faithful to the pledge of love he made to Arwen ( Liv Tyler ). Gandalf ( Ian McKellen ) offers his help and encouragement as the Rohans, under Aragorn's leadership, attempt to face down Saruman's armies, but they soon discover how great the task before them truly is when they learn that his troops consist of 10,000 bloodthirsty creatures specially bred to fight to the death. Most of The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers was shot in tandem with The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring and The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King during a marathon 18-month shooting schedule, overseen by Peter Jackson . — Mark Deming
Personal Details
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Index 54
In Collection Yes
Links IMDB
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Product Details
Format DVD
Region Any Region
Screen Ratio 2.35 Letterboxed
Layers Single side, Single layer
UPC 794043635526
Chapters 53
Release Date 2004
Subtitles English
Packaging Keep Case
Audio Tracks Dolby Digital 5.1 - English
Nr of Disks/Tapes 2
Extra Features
Animated Menus
Disc 2: Special Features
In-Depth Programs Revealing the Secrets Behind the Production of the Epic Adventure:
On the Set-The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers
Return to Middle-earth

A Short Film Directed by Sean Astin
The Long and Short of It
The Making of
The Long and Short of It

Take a Closer Look At the People and Places of Middle-earth:
Forces of Darkness
Designing the Sounds of Middle-earth
Edoras: The Rohan Capitol
Creatures of Middle-earth
Gandalf the White
Arms and Armor
The Battle of Helm's Deep
Bringing Gollum to Life

Exclusive 10-Minute Behind-the-Scenes Preview of The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King
Original Theatrical Trailers and TV Spots
"Gollum's Song" Music Video by Emiliana Torrini
Preview of Electronic Arts' Video Game The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King
An Inside Look at the Special Extended DVD Edition of The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers

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