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After the breaking of the Fellowship, Frodo and Sam journey to Mordor with the creature Gollum as their guide in The Two Towers. Meanwhile, Aragorn (Viggo Mortensen), Legolas (Orlando Bloom), and Gimli (John Rhys-Davies) join in the defense of the people of Rohan, who are the first target in the eradication of the race of Men by the renegade wizard Saruman (Christopher Lee) and the dark lord Sauron. Fantastic creatures, astounding visual effects, and a climactic battle at the fortress of Helm's Deep make The Two Towers a worthy successor to The Fellowship of the Ring, grander in scale but retaining the story's emotional intimacy.
With The Return of the King, the greatest fantasy epic in film history draws to a grand and glorious conclusion. The trilogy could never fully satisfy those who remain exclusively loyal to Tolkien's expansive literature, but as a showcase for physical and technical craftsmanship it is unsurpassed in pure scale and ambition, setting milestone after cinematic milestone as Frodo and Sam continue their mission to Mordor to destroy the soul-corrupting One Ring. While the heir to the kingdom of Men, Aragorn, endures the massive battle at Minas Tirith with the allegiance of Legolas, Gimli, and Gandalf, Frodo and Sam must survive the schizoid deceptions of Gollum, who remains utterly convincing as a hybrid of performance (by Andy Serkis) and subtly nuanced computer animation. Jackson and cowriters Fran Walsh and Philippa Boyens have much ground to cover; that they do so with intense pacing and epic sweep is impressive enough, but by investing greater depth and consequence in the actions of fellow hobbits Merry (Dominic Monaghan) and Pippin (Billy Boyd), they ensure that The Return of the King maintains the trilogy's emphasis on intimate fellowship and remains faithful to Tolkien's overall vision. By ending the LOTR trilogy with noble integrity and faith in the power of imaginative storytelling, The Return of the King, like its predecessors, will stand as an adventure for the ages. --Jeff Shannon and David Horiuchi
I will not buy the theatrical release as I own the DVD's of the extended versions.
In short, save your money and time for the better trilogy, or if you haven't seen the first 2, buy the separate extended versions and wait for the third.
It's not just wasting money, but letting the studio know that we will buy whatever studios put out, whenever they put out.
I am very happy about this box set. I was in love with LOTRs the first time I saw it in theaters. I was very impressed with the amount of detail that went into the trilogy. Read morePublished 1 day ago by Happy buyer
Really brings out the details in low light scenes compared to the DVD version. Well worth it.Published 2 days ago by gipsyman
This is not a review of the story in book or DVD form, but a review of the quality of the Blue-ray DVDs in this set. The picture and sound are perfect.Published 2 days ago by Richard E. Burke
Reasonably priced item. It will be even better if all the making-off are in blu-ray as well.Published 3 days ago by CHN
outstanding--excellent sound GREAT PRICE POOR SHIPPING--- BROKEN CASEPublished 4 days ago by JAY THE JUDGE
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|how about a review on the BLU RAY quality?||
Wait - you want "reviews" to be about the products themselves?
You're blowing my mind, dude.
You should suggest this paradigm shift to the powers-that-be at Amazon.
Mar 8, 2011 by Matthew T. Weflen | See all 4 posts
|Peter Jackson - Theatrical Editions are DEFINITIVE versions of the LOTR...||
I'm a big fan of the theatrical versions but after seeing the extended versions it's hard to go back and watch the originals. It feels like something's missing. I want to buy a definitive blu-ray version of LOTR that has both versions. The argument seems to be that the consumers should be... Read More
Jan 29, 2010 by GLG | See all 80 posts
|LOTR Blu-Ray buyer beware possible corporate cover up in progress!||
It says THEATRICAL EDITIONS right in the product title!
How much of a dunce does someone have to be to not notice that?
These thousands of one-star "reviews" are not warnings for unsuspecting buyers, and you know it. They are just the whining of spoiled babies.
Reviews are for the... Read More
Apr 5, 2010 by Elo | See all 176 posts
|Extended Editions to be released with "The Hobbit" in 2011||
It just seems like a very odd move. It was understandable when they released the DVD Theatrical Edition first and then the Extended; that's a normal, if rather sleazy, way of getting people to buy it twice (I did myself). However, as others have pointed out, nearly all hardcore LOTR fans vastly... Read More
Apr 20, 2009 by Joeomar | See all 76 posts
|Amazon raised price of LOTR Theatrical Edition Blu-ray set to $84.99||
it was a black friday doorbuster at target and target.com for $7.99
Kind of shocked Amazon jacked the price back up. Figured with Target selling it so cheap it might be a precursor to an announcement of the Extended Editions possibly being released in the near future. I guess maybe not
Nov 28, 2010 by CibboMatteo | See all 12 posts
|how many discs in this set? says 6||Be the first to reply|