The Lord of The Rings: The Return of The King

(2003)

Sauron's forces have laid siege to Minas Tirith, the capital of Gondor, in their efforts to eliminate the race of men. The once-great kingdom, watched over by a fading steward, has never been in more desperate need of its king. But can Aragorn (Mortensen) answer the call of his heritage and become what he was born to be? In no small measure, the fate of Middle-earth rests on his broad shoulders. With the final battle joined and the legions of darkness gathering, Gandalf (McKellen) urgently tries to rally Gondor's broken army to action. He is aided by Rohan's King Theoden (Hill), who unites his warriors for history's biggest test. Yet even with their courage and passionate loyalty, the forces of men--with Eowyn (Otto) and Merry (Monaghan) hidden among them--are no match for the enemies swarming against Gondor. Still, in the face of great losses, they charge forward into the battle of their lifetimes, tied together by their singular goal to keep Sauron distracted and give the Ring Bearer a chance to complete his quest. Their hopes rest with Frodo (Wood), a tiny but determined hobbit making a perilous trip across treacherous enemy lands to cast the One Ring into the fires of Mount Doom. The closer Frodo gets to his final destination, the heavier his burden becomes and the more he must rely on Samwise Gamgee (Astin). Gollum-and the Ring itself-will test Frodo's allegiances and, ultimately, his humanity. "The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King" concludes the epic story of these characters, their relationships and rivalries, and reveals how through courage, commitment and determination even the least of us can change the world.

COMIC-CON 2012: ‘The Lord of the Rings’ Mondo Posters

It's been a big day for the poster house Mondo, after the announcement of a second The Dark Knight Rises poster by Olly Moss. Now Mondo has announced a new three-poster set for Peter Jackson's beloved trilogy The Lord of the Rings: Fellowship of the Ring, The Lord of The Rings: The Two Towers, and The Lord of The Rings: The Return of The King. These 1-sheets, created by artist JC Richard are currently available for purchase at the Mondo booth (#437) in the San Diego Comic-Con exhibition hall. There are 390 poster sets created, at a cost of $150. Take a look at these posters, and follow the @MondoNews Twitter feed for updates about this set, if you're not in San Diego.

The Lord of The Rings: The Return of The King was released December 17th, 2003.

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Warner Bros. Consumer Products and The LEGO Group announced today a partnership that awards the world's leading construction toy brand exclusive rights to develop build-and-play construction sets based on The Lord of the Rings trilogy and the two films based on The Hobbit. The multi-year licensing agreement grants access to the library of characters, settings, and stories for The Lord of the Rings property, as well as films The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey and The Hobbit: There and Back Again. LEGO The Lord of the Rings construction sets are slated for a rolling global launch beginning in June 2012 in the United States, with LEGO The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey scheduled for later in the year.

The LEGO The Lord of the Rings collection will translate into LEGO form the epic locations, scenes and characters of Middle-earth as depicted in all three films, including The Lord of the Rings: Fellowship of the Ring, The Lord of The Rings: The Two Towers and The Lord of The Rings: The Return of The King.

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It's no secret that converting classics into 3D is in vogue, with new versions of Titanic, Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace, and Beauty and the Beast hitting theaters in 3D next year. Actor Elijah Wood revealed that The Lord of the Rings producers are actively talking about converting the entire trilogy into 3D for new theatrical releases.

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We have an exclusive clip from the extended edition of The Lord of The Rings: The Two Towers, which is now available on iTunes for the first time in high definition. Click on the video player below to watch this scene featuring Viggo Mortensen as Aragorn and Bernard Hill as Theoden.

CLICK HERE for information on how you can order The Lord of The Rings: The Two Towers, along with The Lord of the Rings: Fellowship of the Ring and The Lord of The Rings: The Return of The King in their high-definition extended editions on iTunes.

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Actors John Noble and Sala Baker at The Lord of the Rings Blu-ray celebration in Los Angeles If you were driving past the Best Buy in West Los Angeles yesterday, you might have seen a few sights you don't see every day, even in L.A. The gigantic store on Sawtelle Blvd. was transformed into Middle Earth to celebrate the midnight release of The Lord of The Rings: The Motion Picture Trilogy Extended Edition Blu-ray release, which hits shelves June 28. I was invited to take part in the festivities, and even chat with a few cast members from the trilogy last night. It was quite a sight to see.

Part of the festivities was a costume contest, which saw numerous die-hard fans dressed up as their favorite characters such as Gandalf, Saruman, and many others. They were all vying for several LOTR-related prizes, including the whopper of a grand prize: a one-week trip to New Zealand to visit several trilogy-related locales, including the WETA special effects house. Two of WETA's own, Richard Taylor and Daniel Falconer, even took time out of their busy schedules working on The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, to judge the finalists via Skype. The winner, Nicole Roberts, impressed the judges with her unique "showgirl" rendition of a Balrog to take home the grand prize. Nearly all of the finalists made the costumes by hand, showing their true loyalty to this epic franchise.

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CONTEST: Win ‘The Lord of the Rings’ Movies on Digital Download

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