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The Lord of the Rings Trilogy (Theatrical Edition Box Set) [DVD]

Elijah Wood , Ian McKellen , Peter Jackson    Suitable for 12 years and over   DVD
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (119 customer reviews)
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  • Actors: Elijah Wood, Ian McKellen, Orlando Bloom, Sean Bean, Viggo Mortensen
  • Directors: Peter Jackson
  • Writers: Peter Jackson, Fran Walsh, J.R.R. Tolkien, Philippa Boyens, Stephen Sinclair
  • Producers: Barrie M. Osborne, Bob Weinstein
  • Format: PAL
  • Language: English
  • Subtitles: English
  • Region: Region 2 (This DVD may not be viewable outside Europe. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 16:9 - 1.78:1
  • Number of discs: 6
  • Classification: 12
  • Studio: Eiv
  • DVD Release Date: 30 Aug 2005
  • Run Time: 542 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (119 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B0001RG1CI
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 483 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)

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This six-disc box set contains the three theatrical-release versions of The Lord of the Rings trilogy--that is, the films as they were originally seen in cinemas. The individual titles are all also available as separate two-disc sets: The Fellowship of the Ring, The Two Towers and The Return of the King.

Product Description

Please note this is a region 2 DVD and will require a region 2 or region free DVD player in order to play.

 

Includes:

  • The Fellowship Of The Ring
  • The Two Towers
  • The Return Of The King

 

Finally, for the first time, all three original theatrical versions of The Lord Of The Rings come alive in high definition Blu-ray! See the epic trilogy the way it was meant to be seen with the complete box set containing The Fellowship Of The Ring, The Two Towers, and The Return Of The King!

The Lord of the Rings Trilogy tells the story of Frodo Baggins (Elijah Wood), a hobbit who battles against the Dark Lord Sauron to save his world, Middle-earth, from the grip of evil. In the films, Frodo and his fellowship of friends and allies embark on a desperate journey to rid Middle-earth of the source of Sauron's greatest strength, the One Ring -- a ring that has the power to enslave the inhabitants of Middle-earth. The trilogy tells tales of extraordinary adventures across the treacherous landscape of Middle-earth and reveals how the power of friendship, love and courage can hold the forces of darkness at bay. Beside Wood, the films star Ian McKellen, Liv Tyler, Viggo Mortensen, Sean Astin, Cate Blanchett, John Rhys-Davies, Billy Boyd, Dominic Monaghan, Orlando Bloom, Christopher Lee, Hugo Weaving, featuring Sean Bean, and Ian Holm, with Andy Serkis as Gollum. The films also star Marton Csokas, Craig Parker and Lawrence Makaoare.

 

The Lord Of The Rings - The Fellowship Of The Ring: In a time before history, in a place called Middle-earth, a dark and powerful lord has brought together the forces of evil to destroy its cultures and enslave all life caught in his path. Sauron's time has come and he needs only one small object - a Ring that has been lost for centuries - to snuff o



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13 of 13 people found the following review helpful
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This interpretation of Tolkein's books is superb.
Having read The Lord of the Rings Trilogy several times over quite a number of years, I was more than delighted when this DVD box set became available. My young daughter, in her innocence, bought me the set from a 'lookee, lookee' man on the beach front whilst on holiday in Spain. The original English dialogue was muted and there were subtitles in English and Chinese. The sound was woolly, the translation was excruciating and bore no resemblance to the original.

So when this DVD Box Set came to my attention I purchased it immediately and have not regretted it.
The computer graphics are, with no pun intended, out of this world. The sound quality was excellent and the sound effects and graphics all draw the viewer into the story, so that young or old, all become totally absorbed.

I would have no hesitation in recommending this DVD to everyone, except the very young who may be of a nervous disposition, where a little parental guidance may be necessary.

Overall: Absolutely brilliant.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Still one of the greatest love stories ever told 28 Jan 2013
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DVD Boxed Set Jan-2013

The reviews seem to have becomes jumbled between DVD's and Blu_Rays.

This presentation of the standard "seen in the cinema" LOTR is most enjoyable. You can spend twice the price and see a bit more for the "directors cut". If you have the money then I guess that's a good investment.

This "cinema" release is visually excellent, sounds great and remains totally enjoyable. It's not the book. It's not the epic. It's still wonderful :) Hope you buy a copy - any copy - and enjoy it :) CW.
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327 of 381 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Not quite the whole journey 27 Mar 2004
By Touring Mars VINE VOICE
As if owning these films separately is not pleasure enough, now the whole trilogy is available for a bargain price in one concise box-set. Between them, these films were nominated for an unprecedented 30 Oscars, and won 17 in total, 11 of them for the 'Return of the King' alone. A trilogy unlike any other, effectively 'The Lord Of The Rings' is just one very long film, 9 hours and 18 minutes to be exact. But of course, even that is not the WHOLE story. Missing from this Theatrical Version box-set is, of course, an almost unbelievable 2 hours and 3 minutes of extended scenes. Where this box-set represents a decent saving on the originals, the Extended Version box-set will be an even better bargain, hence why I would recommend holding on another few months for it, rather than rushing out to buy this.
Even the 'couch-potato advantage' of having the whole movies on a single DVD each doesn't really apply anymore, since you will have to get up and change the discs anyway, if (like many thousands no doubt will) you intend watching them back to back. There is, however, a more subtle advantage in owning the theatrical versions over the extended versions, in that if you intend to watch the whole lot in one day, you might just be able to do it, whereas at a mind-boggling 11 hours and 21 minutes, the entire extended trilogy may result in SSAS (Severely Sore Arse Syndrome) or even deep-vein thrombosis.
Peter Jackson has created the must-have movie trilogy of all-time, and from beginning to end, the journey is as fascinating as was originally penned by J.R.R. Tolkein himself. A triumph of a trilogy, but if like me you enjoyed every minute of it, you will surely want to own every minute of it too.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars It doesn't age 9 Dec 2013
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I could watch this over and over again. In fact, I have, and every time I see something that I haven't seen before. Perhaps the best of this genre.
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16 of 19 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars LOTR - theatrical release 21 Jan 2005
Brilliant value super 6-disc films BUT if you really like the books-the films (even without Tom Bombadil-Scouring of the Shire etc)it's definitely worth buying the extended 12-disc version.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great.. 8 Dec 2013
By nanz
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Deliver on time.... Loved it ..big fan of lord of the ring..can,t get over it..watch them again and again....looking forward for more collection
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars LOrd of the Ribgs Trilogy DVD Set 11 Nov 2013
By Keith Hawton TOP 1000 REVIEWER
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Good value for money, prompt delivery and brilliant films. My grandson enjoyed the films films so much that he went on to read the book!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Great 24 Aug 2013
By ismael
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It was a nice present, my girlfriend likes the films and she was very happy to have the set.
Great value for money.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
3.0 out of 5 stars Lord of the Rings Box set
It arrived promptly and all CD's are fine but the box is a little tatty. Probably OK for the price paid.
Published 9 days ago by Helen Horn
5.0 out of 5 stars Classic
These 3 movies are EXCELLENT - the adaptation, the settings, the costumes, the acting. I think everyone should own them, they can be watched again and again. Brilliant.
Published 18 days ago by dollywoodrocks
4.0 out of 5 stars Is it good? Well yes it is my dear fellow!
I brought this at Game with extremely high expectations, and they were raised! I am cirtantly a fan of j.r.r Tolken and a fan of the movies
Published 27 days ago by Mrs K L Morgan
5.0 out of 5 stars Too Epic for Words
I can't even begin to describe the amazingness of this loveable trilogy that makes you fall in love with the land of Middle-Earth and obviously some of its men. Read more
Published 3 months ago by phantom24601
5.0 out of 5 stars A fantasists escape.
After the latest visit to New Zealand I just had to have the whole set. Brings me up to date with the story, I love the films. Read more
Published 3 months ago by june
5.0 out of 5 stars What can one say!
Fantastic; loved the books for 40+ years and never thought that the films could do them justice. They almost do; perhaps not quite.
Published 3 months ago by Dr Alan Yarwood
5.0 out of 5 stars keeps brother occupied for hours haha
brothers been wanting this for a long time, at the price I brought it or couldn't miss out. fantastic product and service. thanks
Published 3 months ago by Dianne Holcroft
5.0 out of 5 stars Very good movie's
I got this trilogy a year ago but just got round to watching it.
I think it was a great set of movie's. . .get it now.
Published 4 months ago by theresa brown
5.0 out of 5 stars gift
My grandson who it was for loved it and has watched a number of times since he got it as a present
Published 5 months ago by alex martin
5.0 out of 5 stars excellent
always wanted a full set, and it's proved to be original cinema versions, with no 'special extensions', just how I want it.
Published 5 months ago by Clon
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