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Lord of the Rings Motion Picture Trilogy: Extended Edition
     

The Lord of the Rings Motion Picture Trilogy: Extended Edition

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Director: Peter Jackson

Cast: Elijah Wood, Ian McKellen, Ian Holm

 

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Experience filmmaker Peter Jackson's imaginative interpretation of author J.R.R. Tolkien's beloved fantasy in its entirety with this comprehensive release of all three entries in the epic Lord of the Rings trilogy. Each film is presented in 1.33:1 pan-and-scan and accompanied by closed-captioned English Dolby Digital 5.1 and Dolby Digital-EX audio with optional

Overview

Experience filmmaker Peter Jackson's imaginative interpretation of author J.R.R. Tolkien's beloved fantasy in its entirety with this comprehensive release of all three entries in the epic Lord of the Rings trilogy. Each film is presented in 1.33:1 pan-and-scan and accompanied by closed-captioned English Dolby Digital 5.1 and Dolby Digital-EX audio with optional English subtitles. See individual releases' information for special features.

Editorial Reviews

Barnes & Noble - Ed Hulse
J.R.R. Tolkien's fabled Ring trilogy, originally published in the 1950s, set a new standard for fantasy fiction -- and its Oscar-winning live-action adaptation does the same for movies of the sword-and-sorcery genre. Perhaps the most eagerly awaited fantasy film of all time and nearly five years in the making, The Fellowship of the Ring captures the spirit of Tolkien's Middle-earth saga far more faithfully than its millions of fans dared hope. (Ralph Bakshi offered an animated adaptation in 1978, but to a much less rousing response.) The story begins as elderly hobbit Bilbo Baggins (Ian Holm) relinquishes possession of his most valuable keepsake, a golden ring possessing magical powers, to his youthful heir, Frodo (Elijah Wood). Charged with casting the ring into the fires from which it was forged, the young hobbit begins an arduous trek across Middle-earth, accompanied by a sturdy band that includes his best friend, Sam Gamgee (Sean Astin), the mercurial wizard Gandalf (Ian McKellen), the haunted warrior Aragorn (Viggo Mortensen), and the blustery dwarf Gimli (John Rhys-Davies), among others. Opposed by treacherous sorcerer Saruman (Christopher Lee) and the demonic emissaries of the Dark Lord, Sauron, this continuously embattled Fellowship makes its way slowly toward the cruel land of Mordor. Studded with remarkable action sequences enhanced by state-of-the-art computer effects, Fellowship is a veritable feast for eye and ear. Director Peter Jackson shot the film in his native New Zealand, where he found stunning, picturesque locations in which to set his scenes. These marvelous natural settings combine with the beautifully crafted sets, costumes, makeup, and props to convincingly bring Tolkien's mythical world to life. The actors, one and all, play their roles as if they were born to them; even such briefly seen stars as Cate Blanchett (elf queen Galadriel) and Liv Tyler (elf maiden Arwen) perform with panache. Fellowship departs from the sacred texts in a number of ways, but Jackson's movie replicates the trilogy's first book faithfully. A rousing adventure-fantasy that will delight Tolkien devotees and newbies alike, this is truly an unforgettable film -- one that will yield new pleasures with each viewing, and which therefore belongs in every video collection.

Product Details

Release Date:
05/25/2004
UPC:
0794043710520
Rating:
PG-13
Source:
New Line Home Video
Region Code:
1
Time:
9:17:00

Special Features

Closed Caption; The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring:; Revealing the secrets behind the production of the epic adventure: "Welcome to Middle-earth," "Quest for the Ring," and "A Passage to Middle-earth"; Featurettes exploring the locales and cultures of Middle-earth: "Finding Hobbiton," "Hobbiton Comes Alive," "Believing the World of Bree," "Ringwraths: The Fallen Kings," "Rivendel: The Elven Refuge," "Languages of Middle-earth," "Two Wizards," "Music of Middle-earth," "Elijah Wood," "Viggo Mortensen," "Orlando Bloom," "Cate Blanchett," "Liv Tyler," "Ian McKellan," "Weathertop: The Windy Hill"; Exclusive ten-minute behind-the-scenes preview of The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers; Original theatrical trailers and TV spots; Enya "May it Be" music video; Preview of Electronic Arts' video game The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers; An inside look at the Special Extended DVD Edition of The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring; DVD-ROM content: Exclusive online content; ; The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers:; In-depth programs revealing the secrets behind the production of the epic adventure: "On the Set - The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers" and "Return to Middle-earth" ; "The Long and Short of It": A short film directed by Sean Astin; "The Making of The Long and Short of It"; Featurettes giving a closer look at the people and places of Middle-earth: "Forces of Darkness," "Designing the Sounds of Middle-earth," "Edoras: The Rohan Capitol," "Creatures of Middle-earth," "Gandalf the White," "Arms and Armor," "The Battle of Helm's Deep," "Bringing Gollum to Life"; Exclusive ten-minute behind-the-scenes preview of The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King ; Original theatrical trailers and TV spots ; "Gollum's Song" music video by Emiliana Torrini ; Preview of Electronic Arts' video game The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King ; An inside look at the Special Extended DVD Edition of The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers ; DVD-ROM content: Exclusive online content ; ; The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King:; Three in-depth programs that reveal the secrets behind the production of this epic adventure: "The Quest Fulfilled: A Director's Vision," "A Filmmaker's Journey: Making The Return of the King," and the National Geographic Special - The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King ; Six featurettes: "Aragorn's Destiny," "Minas Tirith: Capital of Gondor," "The Battle of Pelennor Fields," "Samwise the Brave," "Éowyn: White Lady of Rohan," "Digital Horse Doubles"; Original theatrical trailers ; TV spots ; The Lord of the Rings Trilogy supertrailer ; The Battle for Middle-earth Continues - Video games from EA ; DVD-ROM content: Exclusive online content; link

Cast & Crew

Scene Index

Side #1 -- The Fellowship of the Ring
1. Prologue: One Ring to Rule Them All...
2. The Shire
3. Very Old Friends
4. A Long-Expected Party
5. Farewell, Dear Bilbo
6. Keep It Secret, Keep It Safe
7. The Account of Isildur
8. The Shadow of the Past
9. Saruman the White
10. A Shortcut to Mushrooms
11. Bucklebury Ferry
12. At the Sign of the Prancing Pony
13. The Nazgûl
14. The Spoiling of Isengard
15. A Knife in the Dark
16. The Caverns of Isengard
17. Flight to the Ford
18. Rivendell
19. Many Meetings
20. The Fate of the Ring
21. The Sword That Was Broken
22. The Evenstar
23. The Council of Elrond
24. Bilbo's Gifts
25. The Ring Goes South
26. The Pass of Caradhras
27. Moria
28. A Journey in the Dark
29. Balin's Tomb
30. The Bridge of Khazad-Dûm
31. Lothlórien
32. The Mirror of Galadriel
33. The Fighting Uruk-hai
34. Farewell to Lórien
35. The Great River
36. Parth Galen
37. The Breaking of the Fellowship
38. The Departure of Boromir
39. The Road Goes Ever On...
40. Credits
Side #3 -- The Two Towers
1. The Foundations of Stone
2. The Taming of Sméagol
3. The Uruk-hai
4. The Three Hunters
5. The Burning of the Westfold
6. The Banishment of Èomer
7. On the Trail of the Uruk-hai
8. Night Camp at Fangorn
9. The Riders of Rohan
10. Traces of Merry and Pippin
11. Treebeard
12. The Passage of the Marshes
13. The White Rider
14. Fangorn Forest
15. The Black Gate Is Closed
16. The King of the Golden Hall
17. Simbelmynë on the Burial Mounds
18. The King's Decision
19. A Daughter of Kings
20. Exodus From Edoras
21. The Forests of Ithilien
22. Gollum and Sméagol
23. Of Herbs and Stewed Rabbit
24. Dwarf Women
25. The Evenstar
26. The Wolves of Isengard
27. Helm's Deep
28. Isengard Unleashed
29. The Grace of the Valar
30. Arwen's Fate
31. The Story Foreseen From Lórien
32. The Window on the West
33. The Forbidden Pool
34. Aragorn's Return
35. Entmoot
36. The Glittering Caves
37. "Where Is the Horse and the Rider?"
38. The Host of the Eldar
39. The Battle of the Hornburg
40. Old Entish
41. The Breach of the Deeping Wall
42. The Entmoot Decides
43. Retreat to the Hornburg
44. Master Peregrin's Plan
45. Osgiliath
46. The Last March of the Ents
47. The Nazgûl Attack
48. Forth Eorlingas
49. The Flooding of Isengard
50. The Tales That Really Mattered...
51. "The Battle for Middle-Earth Is About to Begin"
52. Gollum's Plan
53. End Credits
Side #5 -- The Return of the King
1. The Finding of the Ring
2. Journey to the Cross-Roads
3. The Road to Isengard
4. Return to Edoras
5. Gollum's Villainy
6. The Palantir
7. Arwen's Vision
8. The Reforging of Narsil
9. Minas Tirith
10. "The Deep Breath Before the Plunge"
11. Minas Morgul
12. "The Board Is Set..."
13. Osgiliath Invaded
14. The Lighting of the Beacons
15. Théoden's Decision
16. The Fall of Osgiliath
17. The Stairs of Cirith Ungol
18. Allegiance to Denethor
19. The Parting of Sam and Frodo
20. The Sacrifice of Faramir
21. Marshalling at Dunharrow
22. Andúril - Flame of the West
23. Aragorn Takes the Paths of the Dead
24. "No More Despair"
25. Dwimorberg - The Haunted Mountain
26. The Muster of Rohan
27. The King of the Dead
28. The Siege of Gondor
29. Shelob's Lair
30. Grond - The Hammer of the Underworld
31. The Tomb of the Stewards
32. Breaking the Gate of Gondor
33. The Choices of Master Samwise
34. Denethor's Madness
35. The Ride of the Rohirrim
36. The Pyre of Denethor
37. The Battle of the Pelennor Fields
38. "A Far Green Country"
39. The Nazgûl and His Prey
40. The Black Ships
41. Shieldmaiden of Rohan
42. Victory at Minas Tirith
43. The Passing of Théoden
44. Oaths Fulfilled
45. The Tower of Cirith Ungol
46. The Last Debate
47. The Land of Shadow
48. The Black Gate Opens
49. "I Can't Carry It for You... but I Can Carry You"
50. The Last Move
51. Mount Doom
52. "The Eagles Are Coming!"
53. The Crack of Doom
54. Sauron Defeated
55. The End of All Things
56. The Fellowship Reunited
57. The Return of the King
58. Homeward Bound
59. The Grey Havens
60. End Credits

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The Lord of the Rings Motion Picture Trilogy: Extended Edition 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 107 reviews.
PrincessPea73 More than 1 year ago
My husband bought me this Extended Cut Set on Blu-Ray and I absolutely love them. They go so much more in depth about the story and explain a lot of things that were left to be simply understood in the original theatrical releases. Definitely worth the money for LOTR fans!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This item is being sold as "Motion Picture Trilogy: Extended Edition," but if you type in the upc in froogle, it comes up as just the Motion Picture Trilogy (i.e., *not the Extended Edition). The extended edition has a different cover with large letters that say "EXTENDED EDITION." This item is just the theatrical version. Please correct this. My low rating reflects only this mislabeling, nothing further.
Vikki13 More than 1 year ago
The Lord of the Rings Movies is a very enjoyable series. Although a person cannot really truly value the movies if they did not read the books as well, there are a lot of things that were left out of the movies because if they left them in, then the movies would have been too long. (Even though they are already pretty long without the deleted scenes, which are amazing by the way) I watched all the movies first before reading the books, but there was a big enough gap between seeing the movies and reading the books, that I could fully appreciate all the books without that mindset that the books were ruining the movie. What surprised me was that the books went into so much more behind what we see on screen with the characters. There are a few scenes that are in a different order, as well as a few characters that are missing from the story. Of course a director is going to have to make some decisions on keeping or taking out certain things for the sake of the length of the movie. And Peter Jackson did an amazing job of taking this fictional world and bringing it to a screen in front of our eyes for our viewing pleasure. But, as is with most series, the books are almost always going to be better than the movies. It might be because we actually see the most fitting characters and the most fitting scenery in our heads and it is pleasing to us as an individual, while the director is just one person and they have to please an audience, and you can never please everyone. Or it is because Tolkien made an amazing series, and he put so much into it. He created his own language for the books, there are family trees for almost all of the characters, and an entire world with its own cycles of plants and animals. Either way, I cannot stress enough how important it is to read the books before you watch the movies. It will make that much of a difference in your experience and even though the books might take a little bit to start going, and at some parts, they might seem a bit tedious, but it definitely is so worth the experience. And you can legitimately say that you are a nerd, because you read The Hobbit, and the Lord of The Rings series. This review is part of a class assignment from a community college in California
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
If you purchased this edition be aware that it is only the THEATRICAL RELEAESE and not the Extended Edition. The Extended Edition has not yet been released, but will be. This is exactly what they did when they released the film the first time...
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Loved this movie and bought it on Blu-ray only to find it does not contain the new and extended scenes of the DVD release a couple of years ago. For those that haven't seen that version, this is amazing. The Blu-ray is great, but I grew to love those new and extended scenes and I miss them too much to enjoy this.
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Lee27 More than 1 year ago
The Lord of the rings, in my opinion, is one of the best movies EVER. And the only way to make it better, is to see it in Blu-Ray. The storyline was excellent.Its basically were a hobbit named Frodo (think midget) finds a ring with enough power to destroy the world. So with the help of a wizard, warrior and other friends Frodo must take the ring to the Crack of Doom. Where it was created to destroy it. It was truly an epic film. And the acting was great. Even Elijah Wood was perfect for his part. Overall the storyline and the acting combined makes The Lord of the Rings one of the few movies that sucks me in time and time again. BUY YHIS MOVIE!!!!!
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DarthTyranus More than 1 year ago
amazing movies thank you peter jackson!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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elliemacyn More than 1 year ago
A beautiful interpretation of a classic story, the extended edition may still leave a few things out of the original novels, but the film making and quality of the cast and script are wonderful. Certainly worth not only watching the extended editions, but checking out the commentaries from various cast and crew members as well!
Seraphyx More than 1 year ago
This review is being written as an assignment for a college English class I am taking at Crafton Hills College. The Lord of the Rings movie trilogy was extremely well done considering it is a book to film adaptation. No movie, unless extremely lengthy, will be able to capture every nuance a book can contain. Even at the whopping three or so hours per film it still left out many, many details from the books. The Lord of the Rings film trilogy is likely the most successful series of films ever created, even despite the fact that the producers deliberately left out so many details from the books that fans of Tolkien may consider important and essential. Regardless, I think it was a great decision to leave out all of these details from the movie. Many friends I've talked to who absolutely love the movies can not get through the books because of the long winded descriptions for seemingly insignificant things like plants or trees or other random aspects of nature Tolkien decided to include in his work. So then, is it the author's fault for not being able to produce a work accessible to people in this day and age or is it man's fault for no longer being interested in what Tolkien saw such beauty in? I suppose this is up to the reader or viewer to decide; some may not see any problem with the extremely long and sometimes tedious to read descriptions Tolkien decides to include in his books, and others may not be able to get through them and put the books down permanently out of frustration. The latter is most often the case these days from my observations. The fact that movies can not encompass everything books can (yet) may have been a very, very good thing in the case of the Lord of the Rings trilogy. I believe that the much more simplified version the movies are, compared to the books, are far better suited to the audiences of today. I don't think anyone would have sat through the movie with some of the long, and often boring monologues Tolkien has in his books. And although the movies are simplified in terms of detail, I believe they did an excellent job making it their own creation while keeping true to much of Tolkiens original works. Some things are absolutely necessary to be changed, for example plays, the actors are often over the top and overly dramatic so that the entire audience, not just the people in the front, can see and capture the same emotion the actor is feeling. If you had that same actor acting the same way in a movie as they did in the play, it would likely be considered terrible and over the top acting. For this reason I believe that the decisions to simplify characters, or change their personalities even if it's a bit drastic from the book, was a good decision. It is a completely different media and certain elements must be met to entertain the society of today.
Cody12 More than 1 year ago
I am doing this review for as an assignment for my English class. I am a student at a community college in California. For this class we had to read The Hobbit and the entire Lord of the Rings trilogy. We also watched the movie trilogy. These movies are amazing but I recommend reading the books first. Peter Jackson did an amazing job bringing Tolkien's world to film. Many people complain about Boromir and his lust for the ring throughout the movie compared to the Fellowship. From my point of view I thought Boromir's constant lust over the ring worked out well in the movie because if Peter Jackson was to do it word for word from the book then Boromir would seem like a good guy the whole time until he just changes his mind. One complaint I have, which is my fault, is having watched the movies first then reading the books was not a good idea. While reading the books all I could think about were the actors portraying the main characters like Frodo, Sam, Mary, Pippin, Gandalf, etc. I also kept expecting things from the movie to happen in the books that either never happened or happened at a different time. These movies and probably the new Hobbit movie coming out will go down in Tolkien history. One can get a feel for the world Tolkien has built by just watching these movies but by reading the books you feel part of the lore and part of his dream.
Dyck More than 1 year ago
This review is part of a California community college assignment. The class required that the students read The Hobbit and the three LOTR books, watch the Peter Jackson films, then analyze, compare and critique them. Adapting a book, or series of books, into a film can be an extremely daunting task. Filmmakers have had varying degrees of success with this over the years and the LOTR films are definitely one of the successes. Jackson has taken one of the most gargantuan fictional literary worlds and brought it to the screen in a manner that is able to please the general public and Tolkein purists alike. However, one cannot simply view only the films and claim to know Tolkein's work in depth. It is always necessary for a film to simplify the aspects of the book that it is based on. This is the only feasible way to bring a book to the big screen. That is fine, but much of the literary depth is lost in the film version. In the LOTR films the writers added more colloquial language to the dialogue (in lieu of Tolkein's pedantic original text) and many sequences in the film do not occur in the same order as they do in the books. Also, many characters are relegated to exaggerated emotional and behavioral dispositions. The most notable of these characters are Denethor and his sons Boromir and Faramir. Boromir's erratic behavior due to his lust for the ring is more intense in the film. Faramir's eventual resistance to the ring is portrayed far more honorably in the book and Denethor is reduced to a sneering coward in the films when he seemed to be more respectable in the books. In addition to this the characters of Legolas and Gimli seem to be increasingly reduced to comedy relief in the second and third films. This belies the depth that Tolkein bestowed upon them in his original text. I would go so far as to say that if someone really appreciates the films, then it is required to read the books to get the complete experience. It is not disputed that the LOTR series is one of the greatest literary works of the twentieth century and, although the films are good, no one should see the films without having read the books. Or you could do it in reverse order I suppose.
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