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The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe Extended Edition

Postby jewel » Mar 02, 2019 8:35 pm

Tonight I'm finished watching the Extended Edition the Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe. I have seen it before but it's been a little while.
I have several questions on this post including do you prefer the extended edition or theatrical? I personally preferred the extended because of the additional scenes of the battle.
Next, would like to see Prince Caspian and the Voyage of the Dawn Treader released as an extended edition! I most certainly would! Of course, I am not sure if there is much footage they deleted from the Theatrical editions.
Last, what scene from the Narnia books do you wish most would have been added into the movies? For me it was the scene in The Voyage of the Dawn Treader in which the small Lamb turns into the great lion Aslan.
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Re: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe Extended Edition

Postby Col Klink » Mar 02, 2019 10:18 pm

I like the part of the extended edition where the Pevensies and the beavers walk by the stone table during spring and the part with the harpies (I think) during the battle. I don't remember liking any of the other parts they added though.

Technically, this scene is in the LWW movie but I really wish the scene of the statues being restored to life had been slower paced. I just loved Lewis' description of that in the book and was so looking forward to seeing it in the movie. What we got felt very anti-climactic. :(

I also wish the character of Capsian's nurse had been in the PC movie as well as the transformation of Beruna. I felt like in the movie it was a lot clearer what the Narnians were fighting against than what they were fighting for which made the ending less satisfying. Restoring those things to the plot would have helped that.

I also wish that Reepicheep's response to Aslan's accusation that he thinks too much about his honor from the book had been kept. It would have made Reepicheep a more multidimensional character
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Re: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe Extended Edition

Postby Reepi » Mar 03, 2019 5:21 am

Some versions of PC that were shown on TV had some of the deleted scenes added back in, but this was only a few of the deleted scenes that are available on the special features that didn't have any CG.

Generally, I like what they did with the LWW extended edition, but it's obvious the added parts didn't receive nearly as much polish as the rest of the movie - especially the harpies and gryphons during the added battle scenes.
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Re: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe Extended Edition

Postby Cleander » Mar 03, 2019 3:27 pm

I actually just got the Extended Edition on DVD! So far I've just been watching the bonus stuff though. We're planning to maybe watch it as part of Easter celebrations. Looking forward to the extra spring shots! :D :ymapplause:
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Re: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe Extended Edition

Postby Col Klink » Mar 06, 2019 12:53 pm

I forgot to write about the Prince Caspian deleted scenes. It's been a while since I watched them on YouTube (I only have the dvd which doesn't have many special features) but I remember thinking two of them should have stayed.

I think the scene with Prunaprismia and Miraz the morning after their baby is born should have stayed. The later scene where Prunaprismia learns that Miraz killed his brother to gain the throne feels really awkward to me. She's barely been in the movie up until then and suddenly she has this big dramatic scene. Then she barely does anything for the rest of it. Keeping that early scene with her would have made that one flow much better.

I also really feel the scene with Peter and Caspian talking before the duel with Miraz should have stayed. And I'm not just saying that because it has stuff from the book. OK, I'm partly saying that because it has stuff from the book. ;) But it makes the plot that the filmmakers were going for work much better. It makes Peter come across much more likeable and it sets up the idea that Caspian needs to unite the Telmarines and the Narnians. This would have made Peter giving Caspian the opportunity to kill Miraz and Caspian's response make much more sense.
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