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National Geographic: Beyond the Movie - The Lord of the Rings: Return of the King (2003)

Join National Geographic for a compelling exploration of the realworld parallels to the events and characters brought to life in the epic motion picture The Lord of the Rings: The Return of... See full summary »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
John Rhys-Davies ... Himself, also narrator
Elijah Wood ... Himself
Hugo Weaving ... Himself
Peter Jackson ... Himself
Ian McKellen ... Himself
Jock Ferguson Jock Ferguson ... Himself - William Wallce Re-enactor
Fiona Watson Fiona Watson ... Herself - Scottish Historian
Michael Drout Michael Drout ... Himself - Tolkien Expert
Susan Doran Susan Doran ... Herself - Oxford University (as Dr. Susan Doran)
David Loades David Loades ... Himself - Author, 'Elizabeth I'
Theodore Roosevelt ... Himself (archive footage)
Tweed Roosevelt Tweed Roosevelt ... Himself - Theodore Roosevelt's Great-Grandson
Michael Zuckerman Michael Zuckerman ... Himself - Benjamin Franklin Expert
Christopher Lee ... Himself
Tsar Nicholas II ... Himself (archive footage)
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Join National Geographic for a compelling exploration of the realworld parallels to the events and characters brought to life in the epic motion picture The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King. Discover the legacy of history's "reluctant heroes" and their striking resemblance to the film's characters. Compare the roles of "wise counselors" like Gandalf, and powerful friendships like that of Frodo and Sam, to their historic counterparts. Thrilling film footage illustrates how historychanging events are reflected in the film's story of courage and camaraderie triumphing over impossible odds. Insights from leading historians, field experts and members of the filmmaking team make this a musthave addition to every Lord of the Rings collection!

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USA

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English

Release Date:

12 December 2003 (USA) See more »

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$1,000,000 (estimated)
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Color

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1.33 : 1
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Proper mindset understanding you're watching a documentary
31 July 2005 | by archschickSee all my reviews

I think National Geographic did a fine job for a documentary. Don't expect to re-watch the movie, that was not the goal of the project. See it for yourself. You have to be prepared for this and understand that it won't be an all action packed adventure film. To most it will seem boring but to those dedicated Tolkien fans it's another piece of the collection. Again, only watch it if you're a dedicated Tolkien fan and are an adult that can handle listening to conversation about the films and Middle Earth rather than have somebody narrate it for you with pictures and music. I just think some viewers are spoiled with the great work Peter Jackson did and expect something of equal magnifience.


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