The Return of the King
(in alphabetical order) Sean Astin, Cate Blanchett, Orlando Bloom,
Billy Boyd, Brad Dourif, Bernard Hill, Sir Ian McKellen, Dominic
Monaghan, Viggo Mortensen, Miranda Otto, John Rhys-Davies, Andy
Serkis, Liv Tyler, Karl Urban, Hugo Weaving, David Wenham, and
Directed by: Peter Jackson
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Documentaries 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)
Featurettes 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)
Trailers 1. Theatrical Trailers
2. TV Spots
3. "THE LORD OF THE RINGS Trilogy" Supertrailer
4. "The Battle for Middle-Earth Continues"
Video Games From EA (3:00) AND
those wicked cute guys! Viggo, Elijah, Orlando, Sean
and the whole lot of 'em chatting up the behind the
scenes in this epic DVD must-have!
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Speaking? LOR: ROFTK is a sweeping masterpiece
that's story confuses sometimes, but always dazzles the mind's
eye and astonishes with its shear girth of talent held within
the frames. Bravo, on possibly, film's greatest technical achievement
to date. Best picture 2003? For sure.
of the Rings: Return of the King is a spectacular otherworldly
visual masterpiece. Though you will need your 'Middle Earth For
Dummies' Cliff© notes and a penlight
to keep up with all the elements if your not a Tolkienian. There's
a billion characters and subplots running in a fury towards a
deliciously satisfying conclusion to the infamous trilogy.
pick up were the last film left us...adorable Hobbit Frodo (Elijah
Wood), Samwise (Sean Astin) and Gollum (cgi/Andy Serkis) are on
a hellish journey, heading toward the big eye thingy aka Sauron's
territory to chuck the dreaded ring into the volcano aptly named
Mount Doom - thusly ending evil's uprising and setting forth the
age of man. If he fails all is lost.
ogres and slimy creatures are none to willing to just sit about
and wait on Frodo's fate. They amass under Sauron's orders start
the slaughter to eliminate man once and for all. And this is a
helluva army folks. They gather by the hundreds of thousands before
the mighty city Minas Tirith, the capital of Gondor, where the
present "steward" Denethor (John Noble) seems to have
gone mad as a acid tripping hatter...
to worry dear old Gandalf (Sir Ian McKellen) and his warriors
will defend the city till their death and hopefully place Aragorn
(Viggo Mortensen) where his ancestry has sketched his fate.
my head hurts already.
this one film there's fabulous men being noble, people joining
each other to defend the world they love, giant creatures that
soar into your imagination, lands and cities that have you in
perpetual awe at their impeccable beauty and craftsmanship.
battle scenes are unlike anything to date; simply glorious. There's
great monsters and villains, heroes and hunks...lots of hunks.
In fact it's a down-right manfest extravaganza people...there's
some yummy bits of exception; Legoland, err, Legolas Prince
of Elves and master of the bow aka Mr. Orlando Bloom; Aragon,
the man who would be king, is mansicle Viggo Mortensen; Faramar
the unloved steward's son, aka David Wenham too rises an eyebrow
or two...and even Sir Ian McKellan looks cheeky all gallant and
stern upon his white steed. Frodo and the boys, Merry (Dominic
Monaghan), Pippin (Billy Boyd) and of course Sam are cute but
nay manly...Samwise's actor counterpart, Sean Astin, hands in
a great performance atop his furry little feet; touching and heroic.
Middle Earth's women also come with added charm! They are not
exactly wilting flowers willing to darn socks while their men
take all the glory. The extra girly elf Arwen (Liv Tyler) and
sword wielding über chickbabe Lady Éowyn (Miranda
Otto) are so fit and shaply it almost makes you want to rejoin
a few faux pas among the glory
the end has a tad of that
"oh-no" Artificial Intelligence
air to it...it just keeps ending, then going on. The film is certainly
designed to tie up all the lose ends and keep all the Hobbit loving
middle-Earth loving folks without wonder...for the rest of us
it got a tad sugar coated and dull - but the hours before grant
Jackson the extended gratuitous extension or two. Also, oddly,
most of the long shots of the Hobbits, again, look like Raggedy
Anne afro-sporting dollar-store dolls. What's up with that?
Snack recommendation: Samwise fare and Shire brand ale