Lord of the Rings: Return of the King parents guide

Lord of the Rings: Return of the King

Putting things right.

Overall A-

In this final installment of The Lord of the Rings franchise, director Peter Jackson (and his writing team) do an admirable job of pacing the audience, and carefully guiding them through the hills and valleys of story's climaxes and resolutions.

Release date December 17, 2003

Violence D
Sexual Content A
Profanity A
Substance Use C+

Why is Lord of the Rings: Return of the King rated PG-13? The MPAA rated Lord of the Rings: Return of the King PG-13 for intense epic battle sequences and frightening images

Run Time: 219 minutes

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Lord of the Rings: Return of the King
Canadian Movie Rating Info
Province Rating Rating Descriptor
British Columbia 14A Frequent Violence
Alberta 14A Violence, Frightening Scenes
Manitoba 14A Frightening Scenes, Violence
Ontario 14A Violence, Not Recommended for Young Children
Quebec G Not Suitable for Young Children
Martimes 14A
Canadian Home Video 14A

News About "Lord of the Rings: Return of the King"

Cast and Crew

Lord of the Rings: Return of the King is directed by Peter Jackson and stars Sean Astin, Elijah Woods, Billy Boyd, Cate Blanchett, Orlando Bloom.

Home Video

The most recent home video release of Lord of the Rings: Return of the King movie is August 27, 2012. Here are some details…

October 11, 2016
Warner Brothers studios has announced the combined release of all six of Peter Jackson’s films based on J.R.R. Tolkien’s work. This compilation is available in two packages: The Middle Earth Theatrical Collection (A 6-disc set (Blu-ray or DVD) featuring the theatrical versions of each movie) and The Middle Earth Limited Collector’s Edition (a box set of 30 discs featuring the extended editions of each movie plus extras).

On August 28, 2012, The Lord of the Rings: Return of the King - Extended Edition releases in as a single movie on Blu-ray (5 disc set).

Lord of the Rings: Return of the King releases to Blu-ray on September 14, 2010. The 2-Disc package includes copies of the movie in Blu-ray and DVD.

The Lord of the Rings Trilogy

Release Date: 6 April 2010

The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King is releasing as part of The Lord of the Rings Trilogy. This boxed set of 9 discs offers the theatrical versions of all three movies (not the extended editions), plus many extras.

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Based on J.R.R. Tolkien’s books, the other movies in this trilogy include:

Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Rings

Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers

Lord of the Rings: Return of the King

P.S. The first two Lord of the Rings films are must sees before viewing this film.

Younger children looking for epic battles of good versus evil may do better with the less violent (though equally acclaimed) Narnia stories of C.S. Lewis, which have been adapted to the screen in The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe and Prince Caspian .

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