Anyone who knows me, knows I'm a lifelong fan of Lord of the Rings. I read the books every four years and love the monumental achievement which the films represent. That said, I do understand those who feel the whole undertaking of the fellowship could have been less protracted and yearn for a shorter version. So here it is:
You can see abridged alternative versions of a number of other films on the the How it Should Have Ended You Tube channel.