“The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers” Theatrical & Director’s Cut Comparison

This is a shot-by-shot comparison between the theatrical and director’s cut of the movie. You can explore the matching, moved and deleted fragments on the timeline chart below.

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Theatrical cut length 2 h. 59 min.
Director’s cut length 3 h. 44 min.
Added in director’s cut 48 min. 0 sec.
Moved 5 min. 49 sec.

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02 Oct 2018
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