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This expansive 4-disc DVD set takes viewers further into "The Return of the King".

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Wished the Story Would Continue

  • Sep 24, 2009
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The only thing bad I can say about this movie is that I didn't want it to end! Just as good as the first two (I wonder why this was the only one to win Best Picture). If you are unfamiliar with the books then some of the suspense may overwhelm you, especially one of the climatic scenes between Sam, Frodo and Smeagle and the Ring.
Some of the band fall and you wonder when things get bleak if Aragon will indeed return as king. I don't want to give it a way but some ghosts play a big part in how things turn out.

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March 13, 2010
Feel free to add this review to the Tolkien community. I'd love to be able to feature it on the home page.
 
September 28, 2009
Great films and novels. Actually it will return as The Hobbit is released -- I think in 2010, not sure.  Did you review the four disc set or just the movie, because I am curious what's on these DVDs.
September 28, 2009
Just the film though I have since purchased and watched the DVDs
September 29, 2009
Great. The book is much richer in content; there's no way you could put it all into a movie unless you want to spend 9 hours in a theater.
 
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Quick Tip by . August 08, 2010
Excellent, life-changing cinematography and storytelling. Be ware of the dead-folks though, they're not in the novel (in any big way), and seem to not quite fit the way they've been added.
Quick Tip by . June 02, 2010
Peter Jackson did a great job with this.
Quick Tip by . September 30, 2009
posted in Movie Hype
The singular most impressive film series in history takes viewers deeper into Peter Jackson's epic "The Return of the King" in this DVD!
review by . March 06, 2008
Rare is the movie that one can say has everything. Hollywood used to produce these during the 1960's; classics like Ben-Hur, Cleopatra, Spartacus, and The Ten Commandments. But even these pale to the 4.5 hour epic that is Return of the King. The latter has everything; comedy, romance, action, suspense, drama, a great soundtrack, incredible cinematography, unrivaled special effects, a grand cast, and of course; a happy ending. Unlike other epic movies, this one contains numerous scenes that are of …
review by . December 14, 2004
posted in Movie Hype
There really isn't anything else I can about the Peter Jackson's movie THE LORD OF THE RINGS: THE RETURN OF THE KING that hasn't been said before. The movie is the 3rd part of the most ambitious cinematic gamble in movie history which not only payed off, but payed off big time. This 4 DVD box set comes in a nifty blue-colored case and concludes the story that began with THE LORD OF THE RINGS: THE FELLOWSHIP OF THE RING. Like it's predecessors, it's chock full of extras and includes almost an hour's …
review by . October 13, 2004
posted in Movie Hype
The only thing bad I can say about this movie is that I didn't want it to end! Just as good as the first two (I wonder why this was the only one to win Best Picture). If you are unfamiliar with the books then some of the suspense may overwhelm you, especially one of the climatic scenes between Sam, Frodo and Smeagle and the Ring.  Some of the band fall and you wonder when things get bleak if Aragon will indeed return as king. I don't want to give it a way but some ghosts play a big part …
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Director: Peter Jackson
Genre: Action, Adventure, Classics, Drama, Fantasy
Release Date: Dec. 1, 2003 (Wellington New Zealand Premiere); Dec. 17, 2003 (U.S. Premiere)
MPAA Rating: PG-13
Runtime: 250 minutes
Studio: New Line Cinema, Wingnut Films
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