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Two-disc theatrical version of the award-winning conclusion to The Lord of the Rings trilogy takes home video bow prior to the planned holiday release of special extended edition.
The King makes his return in filmmaker Peter Jackson's stunning conclusion to The Lord of the Rings Trilogy, arriving on DVD and VHS on May 25, 2004. The home video debut of The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King will follow the groundbreaking success of the multi-tiered platform releases of both The Fellowship of the Ring and The Two Towers, and will be available on a two-disc DVD and VHS for $29.95 and $24.97, respectively. A special extended edition of The Return of the King will be released at a later date.
"The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King is the crowning glory of a truly unparalleled filmmaking achievement," said Stephen Einhorn, president and chief operating officer of New Line Home Entertainment. "The two-DVD edition includes the award-winning theatrical epic as well as hours of behind-the- scenes bonus materials."
Based on J.R.R. Tolkien's epic adventure of good versus evil, The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King will be released separately in both widescreen and fullscreen versions, each including a second disc offering hours of additional content. Disc Two will feature behind-the-scenes specials, featurettes, theatrical trailers, TV spots, The Lord of the Rings Trilogy supertrailer, a preview of the upcoming The Lord of the Rings- based video game from Electronic Arts and a link to exclusive online content about the motion picture trilogy.
Disc 1: The Feature
- Feature (200 minutes)
- Widescreen (2.35:1) or Fullscreen version of the film
- Dolby Digital EX 5.1 Surround Sound
- Stereo Surround Sound
- English subtitles and closed captions
- Spanish subtitles
EXTRA VIDEO CONTENT: Animated menus and select-a-scene
Disc 2: Special Features
Bonus disc featuring hours of additional content.
3 in-depth programs that reveal the secrets behind the production of this epic adventure, including:
- The Quest Fulfilled: A Director’s Vision
- A Filmmaker’s Journey: Making The Return of the King
- National Geographic Special – The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King
- 6 featurettes originally created for lordoftherings.net:
- Aragorn’s Destiny
- Minas Tirith: Capital of Gondor
- The Battle of Pelennor Fields
- Samwise the Brave
- Eowyn: White Lady of Rohan
- Digital Horse Doubles
- Original theatrical trailers and 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 to www.lordoftherings.net