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The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (extended edition)

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Cover of the Extended Edition
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The Two Towers Extended Edition
The Lord of the Rings Extended Edition
The Return of the King
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The Return of the King Extended Edition is an extended version of The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King.


Special Extended Edition: Part One (disc 1)

The first disc contains the extended version of the film with the following audio commentaries:

New Scenes

  • 4. The Voice of Saruman
  • 12. The Decline of Gondor
  • 22. The Wizard's Pupil
  • 25. Peregrin of the Tower Guard

Special Extended Edition: Part Two (disc 2)

This disc is a continuation of the first disc.

New Scenes

  • 37. The Corsairs of Umbar
  • 39. Merry's Simple Courage
  • 41. The Tomb of the Stewards
  • 45. The Witch King's Hour
  • 56. The Houses of Healing
  • 60. Aragorn Masters the Palantir
  • 61. The Captain and the White Lady
  • 62. In the Company of Orcs
  • 64. The Mouth of Sauron

The Appendices: Part Five: The War of the Ring (disc 3)

  • Introduction from Peter Jackson
  • "J.R.R. Tolkien: The Legacy of Middle-Earth" Documentary
  • "From Book To Script - Forging The Final Chapter" Documentary
  • Abandoned Concept: Aragorn battles Sauron
  • "Designing Middle-Earth" Documentary
  • "Big-atures" Documentary
  • "Weta Workshop" Documentary
  • "Costume Design" Documentary
  • "The Peoples of Middle-Earth" galleries with audio
  • "The Realms Of Middle-Earth" galleries with audio
  • "Miniatures" galleries with audio
  • "Home Of The Horse Lords" Documentary
  • "Middle-Earth Atlas: Tracing the Journeys of the Fellowship" interactive map
  • "New Zealand as Middle-earth" interactive map with on-location footage

The Appendices: Part Six: The Passing of an Age (disc 4)

  • Introduction from Elijah Wood, Sean Astin, Billy Boyd, Dominic Monaghan
  • "Cameras In Middle-Earth" Documentary
  • Production photos: a gallery of 69 images
  • "Weta Digital" Documentary
  • "The Mumâkil Battle" interactive feature
  • "Editorial: Completing The Trilogy" Documentary
  • "Music For Middle-Earth" Documentary
  • "The Soundscapes Of Middle-Earth" Documentary
  • "The End Of All Things" Documentary
  • "The Passing Of An Age" Documentary
  • "Cameron Duncan: The Inspiration For Into the West" Documentary
  • "DFK6498" short film
  • "Strike Zone" short film

See also