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THE LORD OF THE RINGS - THE RETURN OF THE KING (2003)

THE LORD OF THE RINGS - THE RETURN OF THE KING <span>(2003)</span> artwork

THE LORD OF THE RINGS - THE RETURN OF THE KING (2003)

Type Feature

Approx. Running minutes 193

Release dates 01/12/2004, 19/11/2004, 01/05/2004, 17/12/2003

BBFCInsight Contains intense battle violence and horror scenes

Director(s) Peter Jackson

Cast includes Elijah Wood, Ian McKellen, Liv Tyler, Viggo Mortensen, Sean Astin, Cate Blanchett, John Rhys-Davies, Bernard Hill, Billy Boyd, Dominic Monaghan, Orlando Bloom, Hugo Weaving, Miranda Otto, David Wenham, Brad Dourif, Andy Serkis

Cut All known versions of this work passed uncut.

Note: The following text may contain spoilers

THE LORD OF THE RINGS - THE RETURN OF THE KING is a fantasy adventure sequel in which the Hobbits, Frodo and Sam, continue on their quest to destroy the ring while war rages in Middle Earth.

Violence

There are frequent scenes of intense battle violence between large armies, including sword fights, cavalry charges, the use of projectile weapons from bows and catapults, and various fantastical creatures such as trolls. While there are frequent moments in which characters are stabbed or slashed, horses are shot or trampled on, and characters are crushed by falling masonry, sight of blood and injury detail is limited throughout. In one sequence a man is set on fire, but this is not shown in detail. In another scene a character's finger is bitten off, with subsequent sight of blood on his hand but no graphic detail. There is also a scene of strangulation in which a character is killed.

Threat

Frequent scenes of moderate threat and horror include characters being pursued and attacked by a giant spider, severed heads being catapulted into a city, characters experiencing nightmarish visions, and a man attempting to burn his son alive on a funeral pyre.

There are also scenes involving ghosts, which take the form of translucent decaying corpses, but they ultimately present no threat to the protagonists.

Details

Title
THE LORD OF THE RINGS - THE RETURN OF THE KING
Also known as
THE LORD OF THE RINGS,THE LORD OF THE RINGS: THE RETURN OF THE KING
Year
2003
Formats
DVD, Cinema
Distributor(s)
Warner Home Video Ltd,Entertainment in Video Ltd,R.N.I.B.,Entertainment Film Dists Ltd
Classified date(s)
30/09/2016
Main language
English
BBFC reference
AZF188639

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