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The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (Extended)

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“Majestic, moving, and immense. An astonishing piece of storytelling.”

Nev Pierce, BBC


Powerful ancient forces of Light and Dark collide in a final conflagration to decide the fate of the world. This extended edition of Peter Jackson’s final and most acclaimed Lord of the Rings film adds 50 minutes of expanded and new scenes. The film earned–are your ready for this?–Academy Awards for Best Picture, Director, Adapted Screenplay, Art Direction, Costume Design, Film Editing, Makeup, Original Score, Original Song, Sound Mixing, and Visual Effects. Eleven nominations, 11 wins!


The War of the Ring intensifies. Gollum (Andy Serkis) plots to betray Frodo (Elijah Wood) and Sam (Sean Astin) and steal the One Ring. Elrond (Hugo Weaving) urges Aragorn (Viggo Mortensen) to claim the throne of Gondor. Theoden (Bernard Hill) leads his army against the Orcs, and Aragorn leads an Army of the Dead against Sauron (Sala Baker).


The stellar cast includes Ian McKellen, Liv Tyler, Cate Blanchett, Billy Boyd, Dominic Monaghan, John Rhys-Davies, Orlando Bloom, Miranda Otto, Christopher Lee, Brad Dourif, and Karl Urban.


  • Genre Fantasy
  • Director Peter Jackson
  • Released 2003
  • Runtime 4hr 23min
  • Rated PG-13
  • Studio Warner Bros.
  • CountryUnited States



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