U.S./New Zealand, 2003, 253 min, 4K DCP, Dir. Peter Jackson, Rated PG-13, Warner Bros.
"The invisible wizard Peter Jackson makes use of every scene to show us the meaning of magnificence. Never has a filmmaker aimed higher, or achieved more." —Joe Morgenstern, Wall Street Journal
"The conclusion of Peter Jackson's masterwork is passionate and literate, detailed and expansive, and it's conceived with a risk-taking flair for old-fashioned movie magic at its most precious." —Lisa Schwarzbaum, Entertainment Weekly
4K DCP Extended Edition
The culmination of nearly 10 years' work and conclusion to Peter Jackson's epic trilogy based on the timeless J.R.R. Tolkien classic, The Return of the King presents the final confrontation between the forces of good and evil fighting for control of the future of Middle-earth. Hobbits Frodo (Elijah Wood) and Sam (Sean Astin) reach Mordor in their quest to destroy the One Ring, while Aragorn (Viggo Mortensen) leads the forces of good against Sauron's evil army at the stone city of Minas Tirith. To say that Jackson stuck the landing is an understatement: The Return of the King is not only the highest grossing film in the trilogy (over $1 billion at the box office), it won all 11 Academy Awards for which it was nominated - including Best Picture. Its legacy is undeniable and is still an influence across not only pop culture, but the film industry itself.
In celebration of the 20th anniversary of The Fellowship of the Ring, Gables Cinema presents a Labor Day weekend marathon of the 4K remasters of the Extended Editions of Peter Jackson's epic fantasy trilogy. A $25 series pass that comes with a commemorative bookmark is available for purchase. Or get individual tickets to The Fellowship of the Ring and The Two Towers.
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