Director: Peter Jackson
Starring: Elijah Wood, Sean Astin, Dominic Monaghan, Billy Boyd, Andy Serkis, Viggo Mortensen, Orlando Bloom, John Rhys-Davies, Sir Ian McKellen, Bernard Hill, Christopher Lee, Brad Dourif, Miranda Otto and Liv Tyler
MPAA Rating: PG-13
Total Running Time: 250 Minutes
"The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King" Limited Edition Collector's DVD Gift Set
Includes Exclusive Minas Tirith Sculpture, Concert DVD and Alan Lee Box Art
On December 14, New Line Home Entertainment released "The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King" Limited Edition Collector's DVD Gift Set, featuring the four-disc Special Extended DVD Edition of the film, an exclusive Weta-designed sculpture, a never-before-seen Howard Shore concert DVD and Alan Lee-designed package art.
The limited edition Collector’s DVD Gift Set features the entire four-disc Special Extended Edition contained in an elaborate box with art conceived and designed solely for this package by famed J.R.R. Tolkien illustrator Alan Lee. The box features an exclusive painting re-print of Frodo, Sam, and Gollum making their perilous approach to Mount Doom as well as wrap-around artwork of Gandalf the White atop Shadowfax, charging toward the Witch-king of Angmar.
Following the Argonath bookends and Gollum figurine available in the Collector’s DVD Gift Sets of The Fellowship of the Ring and The Two Towers, the artists at Weta workshop offer their most intricately detailed DVD exclusive yet: a sculpture of Minas Tirith—the seven-tiered City of Kings and capital of Gondor, beneath whose ramparts the Battle of Pelennor Fields (the largest skirmish in The Lord of the Rings) is fought.
Sculpted under the supervision of Academy Award ®-winning writer/director/producer Peter Jackson and Academy Award ®-winning visual effects artist Richard Taylor – and created exclusively for this box set – each five-inch sculpture has Jackson’s signature silkscreen branded onto the bottom. The base of the Minas Tirith sculpture is positioned atop a keepsake box containing a fabric-lined tray inside of which is an embossment of the White Tree of Gondor, symbol of Gondor’s rule and the emblem on its flag.
The limited edition Collector’s DVD Gift Set will also contain a fifth DVD titled, Howard Shore: Creating The Lord of The Rings Symphony – A Composers Journey Through Middle-earth. This 52-minute bonus DVD includes excerpts of live concert footage of The Lord of the Rings Symphony recorded with the Montreal Symphony Orchestra.
More About the Extended Edition on DVD:
- DVD Fact Sheet - A Detailed Look at What's on the DVDs