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DVD box set

The Lord of the Rings: Special Extended Edition is a version of Peter Jackson's Lord of the Rings film trilogy. These versions have new editing, additional special effects and music, and also more scenes and content than the theatrical versions. Each film contains two discs, of the movie, and two bonus disc "appendices" of extensive documentary on all behind-the-scenes aspects.

Extended scenes[]

Each extended edition features scenes which do not appear in the corresponding theatrical edition, as well as scenes which are simply expanded upon. These scenes are as follows:

The Fellowship of the Ring[]

  • Prologue: One Ring to Rule them All... (Extended)
  • Concerning Hobbits (Added)
  • The Shire (Extended)
  • Very Old Friends (Extended)
  • A Long-expected Party (Extended)
  • At the Green Dragon (Added)
  • The Passing of the Elves (Added)
  • The Nazgûl (Extended)
  • The Midgewater Marshes (Added)
  • Flight to the Ford (Extended)
  • The Sword That Was Broken (Extended)
  • The Council of Elrond (Extended)
  • Gilraen's Memorial (Added)
  • The Departure of the Fellowship (Added)
  • The Ring Goes South (Extended)
  • The Pass of Caradhras (Extended)
  • Moria (Extended)
  • A Journey in the Dark (Extended)
  • Balin's Tomb (Extended)
  • Lothlórien (Extended)
  • Caras Galadhon (Extended)
  • The Mirror of Galadriel (Extended)
  • Farewell to Lórien (Extended)
  • The Great River (Extended)
  • The Breaking of the Fellowship (Extended)
  • Boromir's Last Stand (Extended)
  • The Departure of Boromir (Extended)
  • Fan Club Credits (Added)

The Two Towers[]

  • Elven Rope (Added)
  • The Taming of Sméagol (Extended)
  • The Uruk-hai (Extended)
  • The Burning of the Westfold (Extended)
  • Massacre at the Fords of Isen (Added)
  • The Banishment of Éomer (Extended)
  • Night Camp at Fangorn (Extended)
  • The Passage of the Marshes (Extended)
  • The White Rider (Extended)
  • The Song of the Entwives (Added)
  • The Heir of Númenor (Added)
  • Ent Draft (Added)
  • The King of the Golden Hall (Extended)
  • The Funeral of Théodred (Added)
  • Brego (Added)
  • The Ring of Barahir (Added)
  • A Daughter of Kings (Extended)
  • Of Herbs and Stewed Rabbit (Extended)
  • Dwarf Women (Extended)
  • One of the Dúnedain (Added)
  • The Evenstar (Extended)
  • Helm's Deep (Extended)
  • The Window on the West (Extended)
  • Sons of the Steward (Added)
  • The Forbidden Pool (Extended)
  • The Glittering Caves (Extended)
  • "Don't Be Hasty Master Meriadoc!" (Added)
  • Last March of the Ents (Extended)
  • Fangorn Comes to Helm's Deep (Added)
  • The Final Tally (Added)
  • Flotsam and Jetsam (Added)
  • Farewell to Faramir (Added)
  • Fan Club Credits (Added)

The Return of the King[]

  • The Finding of the Ring (Extended)
  • The Road to Isengard (Extended)
  • The Voice of Saruman (Added)
  • Return to Edoras (Extended)
  • Éowyn's Dream (Added)
  • Minas Tirith (Extended)
  • The Decline of Gondor (Added)
  • Cross-roads of the Fallen King (Added)
  • Sam's Warning (Added)
  • The Paths of the Dead (Extended)
  • The Siege of Gondor
  • The Corsairs of Umbar (Added)
  • Merry's Simple Courage (Added)
  • The Tomb of the Stewards (Extended)
  • The Witch-king's Hour (Added)
  • The Pyre of Denethor (Extended)
  • The Battle of the Pelennor Fields
  • The Houses of Healing (Added)
  • The Last Debate (Extended)
  • Aragorn Masters the Palantír (Added)
  • The Mouth of Sauron (Added)
  • Mount Doom (Extended)
  • Fan Club Credits (Added)

Bonus discs[]


The extended editions were released slightly later than the original DVD versions of the films.

  • The Fellowship of the Ring Extended Edition was released November 2002, while the theatrical release DVD was released August 2002
  • The Two Towers Extended Edition was released November 2003, while the theatrical release DVD was released August 2003
  • The Return of the King Extended Edition was released December 2004, while the theatrical release DVD was released May 2004

The extended editions were also released on Blu-Ray as a box set in June 2011[1], while the theatrical Blu-Ray was released as a box set in September 2010.