New Line Cinema has unleashed new footage from the upcoming release of The Return of the King Extended Edition DVD set!
The footage give viewers a sneak preview into some of the extra 50 minutes that will be included in the next edition of the film.
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With close to 50 minutes of added footage and 300 new special effects shots, fans can expect several extended sequences that did not appear in theaters.
A central character in the Trilogy, not seen in the theatrical edition of The Return of the King, makes a final appearance as the evil wizard Saruman (Christopher Lee) is confronted by Gandalf The White (Sir Ian McKellen) at the ruins of Isengard. One of the most powerful and treacherous figures in all of Middle-earth, Saruman will at last get the fate he so richly deserves.
Entirely new to viewers is the Mouth of Sauron, one of the Dark Lord’s most grotesque and horrifying physical manifestations. When Aragorn (Viggo Mortensen) leads the charge on the Black Gate at Mordor in order to create a diversion for Frodo (Elijah Wood), the gate opens to reveal a terrifying figure on an enormous black horse. With an armored face like a skull mask, this figure, known as the Mouth of Sauron, reveals Frodo’s mithril shirt to the assembled warriors, leading them to believe Frodo has died pursuing his quest.
Another sequence that can be seen only in The Special Extended DVD Edition occurs between Faramir (David Wenham) and Éowyn (Miranda Otto). After his deranged father Denethor (John Noble) attempts to burn him alive, Faramir is taken to the Houses of Healing – a Middle-earth-style hospital – where he has an emotionally charged encounter with Éowyn.
Finally, fans will relish a surprising cameo by Peter Jackson. Though the mastermind behind the Trilogy could be glimpsed in the theatrical cut playing one of the pirates whose ship is overtaken by Aragorn and the newly raised Armies of the Dead, in The Special Extended Edition, Gimli (John-Rhys Davies) causes one of Legolas’s (Orlando Bloom) arrows to misfire, accidentally hitting and killing Jackson!
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