Are you having Middle Earth withdrawals? Do you find yourself at times wishing you had lots of hair on the top of your feet because you’re ready to see the two Hobbit films now? Well fear not because this summer, to coincide with the Blu Ray release, AMC theaters will be bringing the extended versions of the fantasy trilogy to their screens for the summer. According to an article at IGN, it’s not certain how long they will actually be in theaters:
The One Ring is reporting that AMC theaters will begin showing the extended editions of The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring on June 14; The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers on June 21; and The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King on June 28, all beginning at 7:00 p.m. local time. During each Fathom event, theater audiences will view nearly an hour of additional feature footage per film with additional and extended scenes that were carefully selected under the supervision of director Peter Jackson. June 28, 2011 is also when the trilogy appears on Blu-ray.
“The Lord of the Rings Extended Edition Trilogy is a visual masterpiece that returns to the big screen to be experienced the way Peter Jackson intended: with the additional feature footage for each installment,” said Dan Diamond, vice president of NCM Fathom. “Combined with all-new introductions to each event by Jackson, the exceptional quality of digital cinema and the one-of-a-kind experience the movie theater offers, The Lord of the Rings Extended Edition Event marks a new landmark in cinematic history.”
The first Hobbit movie doesn’t come out until late 2012, so I don’t know about the rest of you but that seems about five years away. I’ll be checking out all three of the extended versions (being called the director’s cuts for the theater release) when they hit theaters. I definitely need to re-watch Fellowship of The Ring in the cinema again, because I recall hating it the first time, and now it is my favorite of the three. Personally I think it has something to do with the crappy seats in the theater I went to and sitting through a three-hour movie in them.