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

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Cover of the Extended Edition
Preceded by:
The Two Towers Extended Edition
The Lord of the Rings Extended Edition
The Return of the King
Followed by:
An Unexpected Journey Extended Edition

The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (extended edition) is an extended version of The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King. It has 50 minutes of additional footage added back into the film (bringing its total running time up to 250 minutes), as well as multiple documentaries about the making of the film as supplements.

Special Extended Edition: Part One (disc 1)[edit]

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

New Scenes[edit]

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

Extended Scenes[edit]

  • 1. The Finding of the Ring
  • 3. The Road to Isengard
  • 5. Return to Edoras
  • 8. The Palantír
  • 11. Minas Tirith
  • 14. "The Deep Breath Before the Plunge"
  • 18. Osgiliath Invaded
  • 20. Théoden's Decision
  • 21. The Fall of Osgiliath
  • 29. Marshalling at Dunharrow
  • 31. Aragorn Takes the Paths of the Dead
  • 33. Dwimorberg - The Haunted Mountain
  • 35. The Paths of the Dead
  • 36. The Siege of Gondor

Special Extended Edition: Part Two (disc 2)[edit]

This disc is a continuation of the first disc.

New Scenes[edit]

  • 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 Palantír
  • 61. The Captain and the White Lady
  • 62. In the Company of Orcs
  • 64. The Mouth of Sauron
  • 78. Fan Club Credits

Extended Scenes[edit]

  • 41. The Tomb of the Stewards
  • 47. The Pyre of Denethor
  • 48. The Battle of the Pelennor Fields
  • 53. Victory at Minas Tirith
  • 57. Pippin Looks After Merry
  • 58. The Tower of Cirith Ungol
  • 59. The Last Debate
  • 63. The Land of Shadow
  • 68. Mount Doom

The Appendices: Part Five - The War of the Ring (disc 3)[edit]

  • 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)[edit]

  • 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[edit]