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The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King brings Peter Jackson's mammoth adaptation of J.R.R. Tolkien's classic to a close in suitably epic fashion. Instead of starting just where the previous film left off, however, it goes far back in time to the moment the tormented creature Gollum first came to possess the One Ring. In this flashback, actor Andy Serkis who voiced Gollum and performed his movements onset prior to the final CGI effects finally gets to appear onscreen, portraying Gollum's former self, ...
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The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King brings Peter Jackson's mammoth adaptation of J.R.R. Tolkien's classic to a close in suitably epic fashion. Instead of starting just where the previous film left off, however, it goes far back in time to the moment the tormented creature Gollum first came to possess the One Ring. In this flashback, actor Andy Serkis who voiced Gollum and performed his movements onset prior to the final CGI effects finally gets to appear onscreen, portraying Gollum's former self, Sméagol. This disturbing scene serves as a potent reminder that the Ring seeks to corrupt even the well-intentioned Frodo Elijah Wood, who is increasingly struggling with the dark power of the Ring himself. Thus, the film returns to the present, following Frodo, Sam Sean Astin, and Gollum as they journey ever closer to the foreboding land of Mordor. They pass by the terrifying dark city of Minas Morgul, watching as the dreadful army of the Witch King sets out for the human strongholds in Gondor, and move on to the rocky stairs to Cirith Ungol, where an even darker enemy lies in wait. Meanwhile, the rest of the Fellowship reunites in Rohan, having defeated the wizard Saruman on two different fronts, at Helm's Deep and Isengard. They are not together for long, though, since the hobbit Pippin Billy Boyd gets into trouble, making it necessary for him and Gandalf Ian McKellen to hastily depart for Minas Tirith, capital of Gondor. Once there, they find the steward of Gondor, Denethor John Noble, in an unstable mental state and the city preparing for battle against the amassing forces of Sauron. Denethor unwisely sends his only remaining son, Faramir David Wenham, back into bloody battle to prove himself. He returns nearly dead, sending Denethor over the edge of sanity. In another realm, elf Arwen Liv Tyler begins her journey to immortal life in the Grey Havens, on her way to leave Middle-earth -- and Aragorn Viggo Mortensen -- forever, but has a vision that causes her to once again reconsider her decision. Back in Rohan, the men are preparing to ride to Gondor's aide. Éowyn Miranda Otto desperately wants to join the men in battle, but her uncle, King Théoden Bernard Hill, orders her to stay and defend Rohan if necessary. The hobbit Merry Dominic Monaghan also desires to ride with the men, but is denied due to his small size and inexperience. Aragorn is met there by the elf Elrond Hugo Weaving, who brings him the re-forged Sword that was Broken in the ancient battle with Sauron and urges him to take a different route to Gondor. Heeding Elrond's advice, Aragorn, along with elf Legolas Orlando Bloom and dwarf Gimli John Rhys-Davies, takes a cavernous path through the mountains, where they meet ghoulish ghosts who betrayed Aragorn's ancestors and are doomed to eternal unrest unless they fulfill their broken oaths by aiding him. All but Frodo, Sam, and Gollum will meet on the massive battlefield of the Pelennor before the gates of Minas Tirith. The former three instead engage in a battle of wills between each other and the One Ring as they head toward the fires of Mount Doom to destroy it. Released in December 2003, The Return of the King topped even its massively successful trilogy predecessors at the box office, and went on to garner a whopping 11 Academy Awards, including Best Picture -- winning in all the categories in which it was nominated and tying the record of total awards won with Ben-Hur and Titanic. ~ Dana Rowader
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Special Features

Discs 1 and 2 - Blu-ray; The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King Extended Edition in 1080p High Definition; ; 4 Commentaries by the Director and Writers, the Cast, the Production Team, and the Design Team, with more than 30 participants including Peter Jackson, Fran Walsh, Phillippa Boyens, Barrie M. Osborne, Richard Taylor, Howard Shore, Jim Rygiel and Cast Including Elijah Wood, Ian McKellen, Liv Tyler, Sean Astin, John Rhys-Davies, Bernard Hill, Christopher Lee, Billy Boyd, Dominic Monaghan, Orlando Bloom, Hugo Weaving, Miranda Otto, David Wenham, Karl Urban, John Noble and Andy Serkis, with Sméagol and Gollum; ; Disc 3 - DVD The Appendices Part 5: The War of the Ring; 7 Documentaries reveal how the book was adapted into a Screenplay, Designing Middle-Earth, a Visit to the Weta Workshop, Costume Design ; 2 Interactive Maps: Middle-earth Atlas and New Zealand as Middle-earth; Galleries with Audio Commentaries (Includes an Archive of over 2,000 Images); ; Disc 4 - DVD The Appendices Part 6: The Passing of an Age; 7 Documentaries Cover the Filming Process, Visual Effects, Editing, Music and Sound, and a Touching Tribute as Cast Members bid farewell to Middle-earth and the Characters they played; Production Photos Gallery; ; Disc 5 - DVD The Return of the King Behind the Scenes; Created by Filmmaker Costa Botes (Personally Selected by Peter Jackson), These unique films use Raw Footage to reveal the Inside Story of the Greatest Adventure Film Franchise of All Time
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Editorial Reviews

Barnes & Noble - Ed Hulse
The third and most spectacular installment of Peter Jackson's remarkable Lord of the Rings trilogy builds to a climax of almost endurable suspense as Middle-earth is rocked by the prospect of impending Armageddon -- an all-out war that can only be prevented by two lowly hobbits. Frodo Elijah Wood and Sam Sean Astin follow the treacherous Gollum Andy Serkis to Mount Doom, into whose fiery core must be hurled the all-powerful ring. Meanwhile, as Gandalf Ian McKellen and Pippin Billy Boyd cast their lot with the besieged inhabitants of Gondor, the remaining members of the Fellowship -- Aragorn Viggo Mortensen, Legolas Orlando Bloom, and Gimli John Rhys-Davies -- attempt to recruit the spirit warriors of Cursed Mountains in the final conflict against Sauron. Return of the King reaps the benefit of narrative seeds sown in the previous two installments: The characters and conflicts having been well established in Fellowship of the Ring and The Two Towers, Jackson resolves everything in King on a grand scale that old-school filmmakers would never have imagined possible. Computer-generated special effects account for many of the film's visual delights, but this superb director invests the proceedings with intense emotions as well, and once the final battle has been decided he presents a protracted but satisfying denouement that ties up all the loose ends. Perfection is nearly impossible to attain in any human endeavor, but with this film Jackson has come as close to it as anybody in motion-picture history. We're hard pressed to imagine anybody else having realized a live-action version of J. R. R. Tolkien's story with as much imagination, expertise, and feeling. King swept this year's Oscars for good reason -- it's a stunning, unforgettable work that has already taken its place in cinema history. Jackson's Special Extended Edition adds 50-minutes to the theatrical cut of the film.
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Grander in scale, in many ways, than the first two installments of The Lord of the Rings trilogy, The Return of the King hosts even more amazing action scenes than the earth-shaking battle of Helm's Deep in The Two Towers. But what really sets it apart from most action and fantasy films is its ability to simultaneously focus on the emotional and the epic. Frodo and Sam's journey to destroy the One Ring in the fires of Mount Doom, as epic as it may be, gains all of its weight from the friendship, love, and mutual respect shared by the two hobbits and evidenced in the bonds forged between the Fellowship members earlier in the trilogy. All of the events in the prior two films have been leading up to the conclusions in this one, and the many climaxes do not disappoint. Unfortunately, with the further divergence of the characters' paths in this installment, the filmmakers clearly struggled to keep a balance between them. The general pacing of the film is off in parts, too slow in the first hour, and too rushed later on. Many fans of the books may be frustrated by some of the decisions made in adapting the story; changes in plot and character motivations from book to screen are inevitable, but many cherished elements of the novel are missing or altered in ways that sometimes seem unneeded. Some characters, such as Legolas (Orlando Bloom), Gimli (John Rhys-Davies), Merry (Dominic Monaghan), and Éomer (Karl Urban), get pushed to the sidelines, only getting in a few lines here and there, and others, such as Éowyn (Miranda Otto), get hugely emotional scenes only to be essentially dropped from the story line for the rest of the picture. Aragorn (the king referred to in the title), though well-played by Viggo Mortensen, also misses out on characterization, with many of his most insightful moments missing from the film. Doubtlessly, some of these oversights will be smoothed over in the extended DVD edition of the film, which adds almost an hour more to the runtime. Despite its flaws, The Return of the King has retained the most important element of the book: its spirit. Furthermore, the characters who are in the forefront of the story, as with the others, are wonderfully portrayed by the film's ensemble cast. Andy Serkis brilliantly takes Gollum on a downward spiral of greed, deception, and madness, and the CGI character animators have brought even more life to his appearance this time around. Elijah Wood is equally impressive in his portrayal of Frodo's deterioration, and Sean Astin, as his loyal friend and servant Sam, is heartbreakingly noble, becoming, in a way, the heart of the film. Ian McKellen, as Gandalf, continues his admirable portrayal of the wise wizard, while Billy Boyd adds depth to the newly courageous Pippin. Miranda Otto, as Éowyn, and Bernard Hill, as Théoden, deliver some of the most profound and moving moments in the film, and Liv Tyler continues her emotional portrayal of the conflicted elf Arwen. As the demented steward Denethor, John Noble brings added intensity and drama to the proceedings, and David Wenham is wonderfully subtle as his long-suffering son Faramir. But accolades must go to all involved in the making of this trilogy; it is continually impressive, from its breathtaking cinematography to its jaw-dropping special effects to its brilliant and heartfelt score. Overall, Peter Jackson has orchestrated this trilogy masterfully, and was certainly deserving of the Best Director Oscar he received. The Return of the King made history in many ways, but one of the most telling is that it became the first fantasy film to take home the Oscar for Best Picture. Surely, a large determining factor for that accomplishment was the authenticity with which the filmmakers told this story. The passion, detail, dedication, skill, and hard work that went into these films is clearly evident, and is not likely to be equaled any time soon.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 8/28/2012
  • UPC: 794043161834
  • Original Release: 2003
  • Source: Warner Home Video
  • Presentation: 5 Disc Extended Edition
  • Sound: Dolby Digital Stereo
  • Language: English
  • Time: 4:23:00
  • Format: Blu-ray

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Elijah Wood Frodo Baggins
Ian McKellen Gandalf
Viggo Mortensen Aragorn
Sean Astin Samwise Gamgee
Orlando Bloom Legolas
Andy Serkis Gollum/Sméagol
Billy Boyd Pippin
Dominic Monaghan Merry
John Rhys-Davies Gimli
Liv Tyler Arwen
Bernard Hill King Théoden
Miranda Otto Éowyn
Hugo Weaving Elrond
Cate Blanchett Galadriel
David Wenham Faramir
Karl Urban Eomer
John Noble Denethor
Ian Holm Bilbo Baggins
Joel Tobeck Orc Lieutenant #1
Sean Bean Boromir
Technical Credits
Peter Jackson Director, Producer, Screenwriter
Joe Peter Bleakley Art Director
Philippa Boyens Screenwriter
Christopher Boyes Sound/Sound Designer
Victoria Burrows Casting
Carolynne Cunningham Asst. Director
Ngila Dickson Costumes/Costume Designer
Weta Digital Makeup Special Effects
David Farmer Sound/Sound Designer
Michael Hedges Sound/Sound Designer
Dan Hennah Set Decoration/Design
Michael Horton Editor
John Hubbard Casting
Philip Ivey Art Director
Peter King Makeup
Peter King Makeup
Alan Lee Set Decoration/Design
Annie Lennox Songwriter
Andrew Lesnie Cinematographer
Michael Lynne Executive Producer
Amy MacLean Casting
Grant Major Production Designer
Liz Mullane Casting
Jabez Olssen Editor
Mark Ordesky Executive Producer
Barrie M. Osborne Producer
Rob Otterside Art Director
Peter Owen Makeup
Hammond Peek Sound/Sound Designer
Rick Porras Co-producer
Mark Robins Art Director
Ann Robinson Casting
Jamie Selkirk Co-producer, Editor
Michael Semanick Sound/Sound Designer
Robert Shaye Executive Producer
Howard Shore Score Composer
Stephen Sinclair Screenwriter
Richard Taylor Costumes/Costume Designer, Makeup Special Effects
Ethan Van der Ryn Sound/Sound Designer
Fran Walsh Producer, Screenwriter
Bob Weinstein Executive Producer
Harvey Weinstein Executive Producer
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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King - The Appendices, Part Five: The War of the Ring
1. East Ithilien [10:30]
1. Dunharrow [6:21]
1. Paths of the Dead [4:07]
1. The PeLennor Fields [1:56]
1. The Black Gate [1:40]
1. Mordor [4:52]
1. East Ithilien [10:30]
1. Dunharrow [6:21]
1. Paths of the Dead [4:07]
1. The PeLennor Fields [1:56]
1. The Black Gate [1:40]
1. Mordor [4:52]
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Menu

Disc #1 -- Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King - The Appendices, Part Five: The War of the Ring
   Introduction
   Play All
   J.R.R. Tolkien: The Legacy of Middle-earth
   From Book To Script
      From Book To Script: Forging the Final Chapter
      Abandoned Concept: "Aragorn Battles Sauron"
         View Sequence
   Designing and Building Middle-Earth
      Designing Middle-Earth
      Big-atures
      Weta Workshop
      Costume Design
      Design Galleries
         The Peoples of Middle-Earth
            The Enemy
               The Witch King
                  Enter Gallery
                     Slideshow
               Fell Beast
                  Slideshow
               Mouth of Sauron
                  Slideshow
               Orcs
                  Slideshow
               Trolls
                  Slideshow
               Haradrim
                  Slideshow
               Mûmakil
                  Slideshow
               Great Beasts
                  Slideshow
               SheLob
                  Slideshow
               Corsairs
                  Slideshow
            The Fellowship
               Aragorn
                  Slideshow
               Frodo
                  Slideshow
               Sam
                  Slideshow
               Merry
                  Slideshow
               Pippin
                  Slideshow
               LegoLas
                  Slideshow
               GimLi
                  Slideshow
            Gondor
               Faramir
                  Slideshow
               Denethor
                  Slideshow
               Gondorian Army
                  Slideshow
               Citadel Guard
                  Slideshow
               Fountain Guard
                  Slideshow
            Sméagol
               Slideshow
            Déagol
               Slideshow
            Éowyn
               Slideshow
            Éomer
               Slideshow
            Arwen
               Slideshow
            Bilbo Baggins
               New Menu Item
            The Army of the Dead
               Slideshow
         The Realms of Middle-Earth
            Sméagol's Story
               Slideshow
            East IthLien
               Slideshow
            Gondor
               Minas Tirith
                  Slideshow
               The Citadel
                  Slideshow
               The Hallows
                  Slideshow
               The Siege Of Gondor
                  Slideshow
            Rivendell
               Slideshow
            Dunharrow
               Slideshow
            Paths of the Dead
               Slideshow
            Mordor
               Minas Morgul
                  Slideshow
               SheLob's Lair
                  Slideshow
               Cirith Ungol
                  Slideshow
               Orc Camp
                  Slideshow
               Mt. Doom
                  Slideshow
               Sammath Naur - Crack Of Doom
                  Slideshow
         Miniatures
            Gondor
               Minas Tirith
                  Slideshow
               The Hallows
                  Slideshow
               Docks of Harlond
                  Slideshow
               Corsair Ship
                  Slideshow
               Grond
                  Slideshow
               Siege Towers
                  Slideshow
            Minas Morgul
               Slideshow
            Cirith Ungol
               Slideshow
            Paths Of The Dead
               Slideshow
            The Grey Havens
               Slideshow
   Home of the Horse Lords
   Middle-Earth Atlas
      Enter The Map
         Choose A Map
            Frodo & Sam
               North
                  Hobbiton
                  The Grey Havens
               The Cross-Roads
               Minas Morgul & The Stairs
               Shelob's Lair
               Cirith Ungol
               The Plain of Gorgoroth
               Mount Doom
               Minas Tirith
            Merry
               Isengard
               Edoras
               Dunharrow
               PeLennor Fields
               The Black Gate
               Minas Tirith
            Aragorn, Legolas & Gimli
               Isengard
               Edoras
               Dunharrow
               Paths of the Dead
               PeLennor Fields
               Minas Tirith
               The Black Gate
            Gandalf & Pippin
               North
                  Isengard
                  Edoras
                  Minas Tirith
                  The Black Gate
                  Hobbiton
                  The Grey Havens
   New Zealand as Middle-Earth
      Play All
   Set Up Options
      English Subtitles
      Spanish Subtitles
      Subtitles: None
   Index
      Index 1 of 14
      Documentaries:
         J.R.R. Tolkien: The Legacy of Middle-Earth
         From Book to Script: Forging The Final Chapter
         Designing Middle-earth
         Big-atures
         Weta Workshop
      Index 2 of 14
      Documentaries: (Continued)
         Costume Design
         Home of the Horse Lords
      Additional Features:
         Abandoned Concept: "Aragorn Battles Sauron"
      Index 3 of 14
      Additional Features: (Continued)
         New Menu Item
         Middle-Earth Atlas
            Enter The Map
               Choose A Path
                  Frodo & Sam
                     North
                        Hobbiton
                        The Grey Havens
                     The Cross-Roads
                     Minas Morgul & The Stairs
                     Shelob's Lair
                     Cirith Ungol
                     The Plain of Gorgoroth
                     Mount Doom
                     Minas Tirith
                  Merry
                     Isengard
                     Edoras
                     Dunharrow
                     PeLennor Fields
                     The Black Gate
                     Minas Tirith
                  Aragorn, Legolas & Gimli
                     Isengard
                     Edoras
                     Dunharrow
                     Paths of the Dead
                     PeLennor Fields
                     Minas Tirith
                     The Black Gate
                  Gandalf & Pippin
                     North
                        Isengard
                        Edoras
                        Minas Tirith
                        The Black Gate
                        Hobbiton
                        The Grey Havens
         New Zealand as Middle-Earth
            Play All
      Galleries: The Peoples Of Middle-Earth (Alphabetical Order)
         Aragorn
            Slideshow
            The Army of the Dead
               Slideshow
            Arwen
               Slideshow
            Bilbo Baggins
               Slideshow
            Citadel Guard
               Slideshow
            Corsairs
               Slideshow
            Déagol
               Slideshow
            Denethor
               Slideshow
            Éomer
               Slideshow
            Éowyn
               Slideshow
            Faramir
               Slideshow
            Fell Beast
               Slideshow
            Fountain Guard
               Slideshow
            Frodo
               Slideshow
            Gimli
               Slideshow
            Gondorian Army
               Slideshow
            Great Beasts
               Slideshow
            Haradrim
               Slideshow
            Legolas
               Slideshow
            Merry
               Slideshow
            Mouth of Sauron
               Slideshow
            Mûmakil
               Slideshow
            Orcs
               Slideshow
            Pippin
               Slideshow
            Sam
               Slidehow
            Shelob
               Slideshow
            Sméagol
               Slideshow
            Trolls
               Slideshow
            The Witch King
               Slideshow
            Cirith Ungol
               Slideshow
            The Citadel
               Slideshow
            Dunharrow
               Slideshow
            East Ithilien
               Slideshow
            The Hallows
               Slideshow
            Minas Morgul
               Slideshow
            Minas Tirith
               Slideshow
            Mt. Doom
               Slideshow
            Orc Camp
               Slideshow
            Paths of the Dead
               Slideshow
            Rivendell
               Slideshow
            Sammath Naur - Crack of Doom
               Slideshow
            Shelob's Lair
               Slideshow
            Siege of Gondor
               Slideshow
            Sméagol's Story
               Slideshow
            Cirith Ungol
               Slideshow
            Corsair Ship
               Slideshow
            Docks of Harlond
               Slideshow
            The Grey Havens
               Slideshow
            Grond
               Slideshow
            The Hallows
               Subtitles
            Minas Morgul
               Subtitles
            Minas Tirith
               Subtitles
            Paths of the Dead
               Subtitles
            Siege Towers
               Subtitles
   Help
   DVD Credits
Disc #2 -- Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King - The Appendices, Part Six: The Passing of An Age
   Introduction
   Play All
   Filming "The Return of the King"
      Cameras In Middle-Earth
      Production Photos
         Enter Gallery
            Slideshow
   Visual Effects
      Weta Digital
      Visual Effects Demonstration: "The Mûmakil Battle"
         View Demonstration
            Play All
         Commentary: On/Off
            Commentary: On
            Commentary: Off
   Post-Production: Journey's End
      Editorial: Completing The Trilogy
      Music For Middle-Earth
      The Soundscapes Of Middle-Earth
      The End of All Things
   The Passing of an Age
   Cameron Duncan: The Inspiration For "Into The West"
      "DFK6498"
      "Strike Zone"
   Set Up Options
      English Subtitles
      Spanish Subtitles
      Subtitles: None
   Index
      Documentaries:
         Cameras in Middle-earth
         Weta Digital
         Editorial: Completing the Trilogy
         Music for Middle-earth
         The Soundscapes of Middle-earth
         The End of All Things
         The Passing of an Age
         Additional Features:
            Production Photo Gallery
               Enter Gallery
                  Slideshow
            Visual Effects Demonstration: "The Mûmakil Battle"
               View Demonstration
                  Play All
                  Commentary: On/Off
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    LOVE IT

    Ok first off... to those of you who are complaining about them.Peter Jackson was making MOVIES. If he had left everything in the movies that are in the books,you would have been sitting in the theater for like 12 hours.He had a required time limit to the movies and couldn't make them so long. I'm sure he would've if he could've but honestly if you heard of a 12 hour movie, would you go see it?I know I wouldn't. ANYWHO These movies are fantastic. i love the special effects, the elves just everything!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 18, 2013

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    Good finale

    One of the best movie series I've seen. It's epic. Never get tired of seeing these. And the soundtrack is great.

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  • Posted November 30, 2012

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    I came out of this awesome movie loving that giant laser/eyeball

    I came out of this awesome movie loving that giant laser/eyeball. Now I bought high-power lasers and spy gear for my own personal tower. Be afraid. Be very afraid! (I live in Arizona--The Wild West--where my Governor hasn't been the same since that house fell on her sister.)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 28, 2012

    Greatest story, but buy the DVD version

    I have watched the DVD version many times. Very disappointed to find many scenes removed in the Blu ray version: climbing down the elvish rope, in the tunnel, caught in Mordor and more. The story has lost a lot.

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  • Posted July 7, 2011

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    amazing movie to end a amazing epic!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    awesome from the very begining to the very end!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! if should read the first books tho they have more detail and the book shows stuff that are in the movie but other stuff is missed and parts are cut the books will always be better than the movies

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  • Posted February 4, 2011

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    The Return of the King is fantastic! Great wrap-up to this movie series.

    This final movie in the Lord of the Rings series is fantastic. All the actors and actresses gave great performances. I can understand why this movie won several Academy Awards including Best Picture. Once again, we see how loyal Sam is to Frodo and Sam's bravery is displayed full force in this final chapter. It's plain to see that Frodo is nearly possessed by the ring. When Gollum suggests to Frodo that Sam wants the ring for himself, Frodo bcomes suspicious and orders Sam to go home after a disagreement. When Sam finds the food that Gollum tossed over the side of the cliff, he heads back up the winding stairs to find Frodo. If you want to watch an epic, classic movie, I recommend this for your personal library.

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  • Posted October 1, 2010

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    I LOVE this movie!!!!

    I love ROTK!! It is my favorite of all three. (And I LOVED the other two, so that is saying alot!) I know some people say that they are upset that they didn't put every part from the book in the movie. I think if the movie had every part from the book it would end up being 12 hrs. long. So it would have been impossible to have EVERY part from the book in it. On the movie, when Frodo and Sam are in Mt. Doom, I think I bit off all my nails and fell out of my seat. My favorite part is when they are climbing up the mountain. The actors did a great job playing the characters.(Orlando Bloom is my favorite!!) Merry and Pippin make it funny. Gimly is funny sometimes too. I LOVE Lord of the Rings!!!!

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  • Posted October 1, 2010

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    BEST MOVIE EVER!

    As soon as i saw this movie i loved it! It is definently the best out of all, three, but they were still all amazing. It has a great plot which includes just the right balance of romance, action, and some comedy (Merry and Pippin mostly) I even cried at the end of this movie! It has great soundtrack also and features some amazing actors and actresses (Orlando Bloom <3, ELijah Wood, Viggo Mortensen...)I definantly recomend this movie. It is probably my favortie movie of all time!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Wow

    Incrediably brilliant! Luv the books and the movie, not just because attraction to hot guys wiht accents or elfin ears, because it roxs! this movie is the saga of lord of the rings: the fellowship of the ring and lord of the rings: the two towers. Gollum becomes more bent on getting the ring, the war heats up b/t every1 on middle earth and the one liner made by a young woman in a suit of armor: 'i am not man i am woman!' This literally brought all the women in the movie theatre i was in standing on their feet yelling or clapping! it was pretty funny and pretty awesome!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    The best one and i love these movies/books

    Thank you, Peter Jackson. I read the books after the movies and fell in love with the whole story -- the characters, plot and setting. It is absolutely the best movie and book series in the world.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Perhaps the Greatest trilogy in the history of cinema

    Despite taking some liberties with the plot, Jackson's brilliant end to the trilogy worked out very, very well.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    LOTR 3 IS SUPER-DUPER

    Wow! This is like my favorite movie! I would totally buy it. Just pay attention and it would help to watch the first 2.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    best movie ever!!!

    i looooved this movie!! it is definately the best one in the trilogy. i loved the battle scenes, and the fact that aragorn{major hottie!}became king. i also thought it was cool when frodo almost got killed by shelob{the giant spider}. this is overall my fav movie, and if i could, i would give it 10 stars!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Impressive and wonderful!

    The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King was an impressive movie of the Tolkien classic trilogy. The entertainment of the film keeps your attention making you want to find out where our famous heroes will end up next in the journey. The battle scenes are thrilling and the costumes and make-up for every character are superior. The scenes are priceless as well. I also thought this movie had a very comedic side to it too. Merry and Pippin sing on a table with jugs in their hands and Gollum with his split-personality still ponders over whether he should steal his back his ‘precious’ from Frodo. The movie is also a long one with a running of over three hours. You really think that the movie ends when something exciting happens, but be aware that you’ll be in for another half an hour! And not being a total LoTR fan, I have to say that I think the final film, The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King, is my favorite of the trilogy.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    My favorite movie!

    It is the bestest movie ever! I loved it from beginning to finish. A true Masterpiece! A classic!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    simply WOW!

    there is simply one word for this movie - WOW! it truly touched me in all the ways possible, exitement, empowerment, anger and sadness the most, i cried like a baby at the end of it!!!!GRRRRRRReat movie, plus, rememeber, orlando bloom appears in it, so double WOW!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King

    The movie is simply the best and does get to an awesome conlcusion to a wonderful story by J. R. R. Tolkien. Frodo with Gollum/Smegol and Sam are getting closer and closer to Mount Doom but slowly the Ring starts to distract Frodo into putting it on and slowly allowing Sauron to seize it. Sam still not trusting Gollum/Smegol overhears his plan but Frodo not listening to him still trusts Gollum/Smegol and continues their quest to destroy the ring as they come to destination while Aragorn and others stallf or them as the dark soldiers start a war that had been fought so long ago when the evil lord was set down by a mere mortal and his name was Isildur.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Stunning. Worth every Oscar.

    By far, the most incredible preformances of the year from all the cast! The most breathtaking of the three films, ROTK has everything. Jackson is the Tolkien of our time!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Who gave this 2 stars?? The best movie of 2004..or all time!!!

    Not really much to say...its the best movie i have seen besides the other two in the trilogy! Great battles and follows the book in ways I didnt think could be reinacted! You must see this movie!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    The BEST!!

    Michael Flatley gives a great performance as Celtic Elvis in the final installment of the trilogy.

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