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FILM DETAILS
Certificate 12A
Cast
Elijah Wood
Ian McKellen
Miranda Otto
Phillippa Boyens
Sean Astin
Viggo Mortensen
Directors
Peter Jackson
Screenwriters
Fran Walsh
Peter Jackson
Running Time
251 minutes

Lord Of The Rings: The Return Of The King, The Special Extended Edition
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Plot
The saga continues. Frodo and Sam edge closer to Mount Doom, but the deceitful Gollum plans to lead them into a trap and have the ring for himself. Meanwhile, the armies of Mordor are marching on the Gondorian city of Minas Tirith, where Gandalf finds Denethor will only comply when Aragorn returns to his Kingdom.


Verdict
Indulgent? Not half. Even better than the real thing? Well, we now possess the definitive articles to view back to back, again and again, while pondering the question. At any rate, we need never say goodbye.


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