Lord of the Rings Trilogy: Extended Editions parents guide

Lord of the Rings Trilogy: Extended Editions Parent Review

Overall B+

At long last the highly anticipated The Lord of the Rings Trilogy releases to Blu-ray in the movies' extended editions.

Violence D
Sexual Content A-
Profanity A-
Substance Use C+


Latest home video release June 28, 2011
Run Time: 681 minutes
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The MPAA has not rated The Lord of the Rings: The Motion Picture Trilogy (Extended Editions) on Blu-ray (The three theatrical versions of these movies were awarded PG-13).

The three The Lord of the Rings movies (in their extended format) are releasing to Blu-ray. (The last release of this trilogy, on April 6, 2010, was the theatrical versions of the movies.) This 15-Disc Box Set includes 6 Blu-ray Discs and 9 DVDs. Digital Copies are available online. (Click here to read about the collection’s bonus materials.)

Follow these links to read our review of each of The Lord of the Rings movies:

The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring

The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers

The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King

Directed by Peter Jackson. Starring Elijah Wood, Ian McKellen, Viggo Mortensen, Cate Blanchett, Christopher Lee, Sean Astin, Sean Bean, Orlando Bloom. Running time: 681 minutes. Updated

Lord of the Rings Trilogy: Extended Editions Parents Guide

Some people have been critical of the studio’s decission to release this franchise to Blu-ray, first in its theatrical versions, and then in its extended editions. How do you feel about it? Do you think it is just a way to increase profits?