Fellowship of the Matrix

Star Wars was just the start. Now Frodo and Neo get their fancy DVD spotlights

Is a movie, these days, ever finished? Decades after Star Wars and its two sequels were released, George Lucas updated the special effects of some scenes. He said he was "completing" the films, although he hadn't told the hundreds of millions who bought tickets to the original movies that they were watching a rough cut.

Now two other famous trilogies have been given the lavish, can't-get-too-much-of-a-good-thing DVD treatment. Peter Jackson has added 50 "new" minutes to the already capacious 200 of The Return of the King, the final installment of his Lord of the Rings epic (New Line Home Entertainment; $79.92). And a year...

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