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{{Real}}'''''The Two Towers: The Purist Edit''''' is a [[wikipedia:Fan edit|fan edit]] of the movie ''[[The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (film)|The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers]]''. When the original movie was released in cinemas, a number of die-hard fans of the ''Lord of the Rings'' novel disliked (and some hated) the changes to [[Tolkien]]'s story, motivating someone to create a "purist edit."
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{{Real}}'''''The Two Towers: The Purist Edit''''' is a [[wikipedia:Fan edit|fan edit]] of the movie ''[[The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (film)|The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers]]''. When the original film was released in cinemas in 2002, a number of strong fans of the ''Lord of the Rings'' novel disliked, to varying degrees, the changes made to [[Tolkien|J.R.R. Tolkien]]'s story, motivating someone to create a "purist edit."
   
Some of the biggest differences include: there are no [[elves]] at [[Helm's Deep]], [[Faramir]] is indisputably a "good guy" again, the [[Ents]] don't refuse to help, [[Arwen]] doesn't appear to leave [[Middle-earth]], and [[Gandalf]] does not exorcise [[Saruman]] from [[Théoden]]. As a result, this version is about 40 minutes shorter, but some of the "[[wikipedia:Purist|Purist]]" fans unhappy with the changes made by [[Peter Jackson]] to Tolkien's story believe it is superior to the original release. Some changes are cut out seamlessly while others are rough and obvious and the sound track is carefully re-synchronized, so the only way to notice the changes is to compare the Purist Edit with the original. In some places the Purist Edit completely reverses [[Peter Jackson]]'s changes and reconstructs the original storyline.
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Some of the biggest differences include: the absence of [[Elves]] at [[Helm's Deep]], alteration to [[Faramir]]'s appearances to make his character less inaccurate to the books, that the [[Ents]] (at the Ent-moot) do not refuse to help, that [[Arwen]] is not shown leaving [[Middle-earth]], and that [[Gandalf]] does not exorcise [[Saruman]] from [[Théoden]]. As a result, this version is about 40 minutes shorter, but some of the "[[wikipedia:Purist|Purist]]" fans unhappy with the changes made by [[Peter Jackson]] to Tolkien's story believe it superior to the original releases. Some changes are cut out seamlessly, while others are rough and obvious. The soundtrack is carefully re-synchronized.
   
 
Comparisons have been made between the Purist Edit and ''Star Wars: [[wikipedia:The Phantom Edit|The Phantom Edit]].'' While ''The Phantom Edit'' has been seen by fans as a way of removing the aspects of ''Star Wars: [[wikipedia:The Phantom Menace|The Phantom Menace]]'' that offended many casual moviegoers, ''The Two Towers: The Purist Edit'' has appealed primarily to hardcore, die-hard [[wikipedia:Fan (person)|fans]] who have taken pains to highlight the differences between the book and the movie.
 
Comparisons have been made between the Purist Edit and ''Star Wars: [[wikipedia:The Phantom Edit|The Phantom Edit]].'' While ''The Phantom Edit'' has been seen by fans as a way of removing the aspects of ''Star Wars: [[wikipedia:The Phantom Menace|The Phantom Menace]]'' that offended many casual moviegoers, ''The Two Towers: The Purist Edit'' has appealed primarily to hardcore, die-hard [[wikipedia:Fan (person)|fans]] who have taken pains to highlight the differences between the book and the movie.
   
Film length: 2 hours 15 minutes (theatrical release is 2 h 59 min, the extended edition DVD is 3 h 42 min).
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Film length: 2 hours, 15 minutes (the theatrical release was 2 hours, 59 minutes; its Special Extended Edition 3 hours, 42 minutes).
   
Major changes (out of about 30):
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Major changes (out of about thirty):
   
* The Ents do not refuse to attack Isengard
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* The Ents do not refuse to attack Isengard.
* Elves do not come to Helm's Deep
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* The Elves under [[Haldir]] do not come to Helm's Deep.
* Gimli no longer engages in comic relief
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* Gimli no longer engages in comic relief.
* Faramir does not decide to send the [[One Ring]] to Gondor as a "mighty gift" for his father
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* Faramir does not decide to send the [[One Ring]] to Gondor as a "mighty gift" for his father.
* Frodo does not attempt to give the Ring to the [[Nazgûl]]
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* Frodo does not attempt to give the Ring to the [[Nazgûl]].
   
== See Also ==
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== See also ==
* Purist edits of all three ''Lord of the Rings'' movies [[Sharkey's_Purist_Editions|have been created by "Sharkey"]].
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* Purist edits of all three ''Lord of the Rings'' movies [[Sharkey's_Purist_Editions|have been created by one named "Sharkey"]].
* Purist edits of the ''Hobbit'' movies have been created by "Boffer Balsashield":
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* Purist edits of the ''Hobbit'' movies have been created by one "Boffer Balsashield":
 
** [https://katcr.co/new/torrents-details.php?id=127376 ''An Unexpected Journey'']
 
** [https://katcr.co/new/torrents-details.php?id=127376 ''An Unexpected Journey'']
 
** [https://katcr.co/new/torrents-details.php?id=127378 ''The Desolation of Smaug'']
 
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Latest revision as of 04:00, November 13, 2018

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The Two Towers: The Purist Edit is a fan edit of the movie The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers. When the original film was released in cinemas in 2002, a number of strong fans of the Lord of the Rings novel disliked, to varying degrees, the changes made to J.R.R. Tolkien's story, motivating someone to create a "purist edit."

Some of the biggest differences include: the absence of Elves at Helm's Deep, alteration to Faramir's appearances to make his character less inaccurate to the books, that the Ents (at the Ent-moot) do not refuse to help, that Arwen is not shown leaving Middle-earth, and that Gandalf does not exorcise Saruman from Théoden. As a result, this version is about 40 minutes shorter, but some of the "Purist" fans unhappy with the changes made by Peter Jackson to Tolkien's story believe it superior to the original releases. Some changes are cut out seamlessly, while others are rough and obvious. The soundtrack is carefully re-synchronized.

Comparisons have been made between the Purist Edit and Star Wars: The Phantom Edit. While The Phantom Edit has been seen by fans as a way of removing the aspects of Star Wars: The Phantom Menace that offended many casual moviegoers, The Two Towers: The Purist Edit has appealed primarily to hardcore, die-hard fans who have taken pains to highlight the differences between the book and the movie.

Film length: 2 hours, 15 minutes (the theatrical release was 2 hours, 59 minutes; its Special Extended Edition 3 hours, 42 minutes).

Major changes (out of about thirty):

  • The Ents do not refuse to attack Isengard.
  • The Elves under Haldir do not come to Helm's Deep.
  • Gimli no longer engages in comic relief.
  • Faramir does not decide to send the One Ring to Gondor as a "mighty gift" for his father.
  • Frodo does not attempt to give the Ring to the Nazgûl.

See also Edit

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