The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2-DVD) PG-13

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Format:  DVD  (2 Discs)
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DVD Features:

  • Number of Discs: 2
  • Rated: PG-13
  • Closed captioning available
  • Run Time: 3 hours, 21 minutes
  • Video: Color
  • Released: May 25, 2004
  • Originally Released: 2003
  • Label: New Line Home Video
  • Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
  • Packaging: Keep Case
  • Single Side - Dual Layer
  • Aspect Ratio: Widescreen - 2.35
  • Audio:
    • Dolby Digital EX 5.1 - English
    • Stereo Surround - English

Disc 1:

  • Interactive Features:
    • Interactive Menus: Animated Menus
    • Select-a-Scene

Disc 2:

  • Additional Release Material:
    • Featurette:
      1. "Aragorn's Destiny" (3:25)
      2. "Minas Tirith: Capital of Gondor" (3:10)
      3. "The Battle of Pelennor Fields" (2:14)
      4. "Samwise the Brave" (4:32)
      5. "Eowyn: White Lady of Rohan" (3:45)
      6. "Digital Horse Doubles" (4:35)
    • Documentary:
      1. "The Quest Fulfilled: A Director's Vision" (23:05 min)
      2. "A Filmmaker's Journey: Making THE RETURN OF THE KING" (28:30)
      3. "National Geographic: THE LORD OF THE RINGS: THE RETURN OF THE KING" (45:57)
    • Trailers:
      1. Theatrical Trailer
      2. TV Spots
      3. "THE LORD OF THE RINGS Trilogy" Supertrailer (6:45)
      4. "The Battle for Middle-Earth Continues" - Video Games From EA (3:00)
  • DVD-ROM Features:
    • Exclusive Online Content
    • Weblinks: www.lordoftherings.net

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Major Awards:

Academy Awards 2003 - Best Adapted Screenplay: Fran Walsh, Peter Jackson & Philippa Boyens
Academy Awards 2003 - Best Director: Peter Jackson
Academy Awards 2003 - Best Original Score: Howard Shore
Academy Awards 2003 - Best Original Song: Annie Lennox, Fran Walsh & Howard Shore
Academy Awards 2003 - Best Picture

Entertainment Reviews:

Certified Fresh93%

TOMATOMETER
Total Count: 273

Upright86%

AUDIENCE SCORE
User Ratings: 34,679,851
...The conclusion of Peter Jackson's masterwork is passionate and literate, detailed and expansive...
Entertainment Weekly
Dec 19, 2003
This atavistic Christians-vs-Moors narrative doesn't belong in the present day, and that's no doubt why so many people are addicted to it: it's so ideologically overstated that it can easily be brushed off as harmlessly quaint escapism. Full Review
Independent on Sunday
Feb 28, 2018
The Return Of The King ultimately proves up to the series' increasingly difficult task: making movies that echo legends, making legends that reflect life, and reconciling it all with the fact that both legends and lives all eventually meet their ends. Full Review
AV Club
Nov 19, 2013
...Peter Jackson has created the mack daddy of all movie fantasies, and RETURN OF THE KING brings the film version of Tolkien's trilogy to a combustibly exciting close...
Rolling Stone
Dec 25, 2003
Rating: 2/5 -- Viggo Mortensen's Aragorn is the good king of the title, and while the actor may look fetching in a crown and cloak, he doesn't have half of the gravitas of Sean Bean's Boromir in the first film. Full Review
London Evening Standard
Dec 13, 2017
RETURN OF THE KING dispatches its characters to their destinies with a grand and eloquent confidence. This is the best of the three...
Chicago Sun-Times
Dec 17, 2003
Standing out amid an excellent cast is Elijah Wood, stymied by tweeness in the earlier films but here convincingly developing the character of Frodo as the embodiment of valor and self-sacrifice. Full Review
Chicago Reader
Feb 6, 2007

Product Description:

THE RETURN OF THE KING, the third and final film in Peter Jackson's THE LORD OF THE RINGS trilogy, finds Middle-earth on the cusp of great change. Weary hobbits Frodo (Elijah Wood) and Sam (Sean Astin) venture further into the dark realm of Mordor, guided by the increasingly desperate Gollum (Andy Serkis), the two-faced former owner of the Ring that Frodo must destroy in the fires of Mount Doom. Meanwhile Gandalf (Ian McKellen) and Pippin (Billy Boyd) contend with the deranged ruler Denethor (John Noble) at the once-mighty city of Minas Tirith, as Merry (Dominic Monaghan) joins Éowyn (Miranda Otto) and the Riders of Rohan to hold back the forces of Sauron. Amidst the chaos, Aragorn (Viggo Mortensen) must rise to his destiny, aided by Legolas (Orlando Bloom) and Gimli (John Rhys-Davies) in assembling allies for a massive battle that will decide the fate of Middle-earth.

With RETURN, Jackson brings J.R.R. Tolkien's world-renowned tale to a stunning conclusion. As with THE TWO TOWERS, the director deftly weaves various storylines together in one remarkable scene after another. Spectacular visuals complement Jackson's sharp focus on the characters and their emotional battles. While the special effects help to create huge battles and frightening creatures on a previously unseen scale, they never outshine the excellent ensemble of actors who bring the heart of the story home. A truly astounding work of filmmaking, THE RETURN OF THE KING skillfully concludes one of the greatest trilogies in cinema history.

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Production Notes:

  • Theatrical Release: December 17, 2003
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Product Info

  • Sales Rank: 35,452
  • UPC: 794043692925
  • Shipping Weight: 0.25/lbs (approx)
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