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THE LORD OF THE RINGS - THE RETURN OF THE KING [Theatrical version]

THE LORD OF THE RINGS - THE RETURN OF THE KING <span>[Theatrical version]</span> artwork

THE LORD OF THE RINGS - THE RETURN OF THE KING [Theatrical version]

Type of media Video

Approved Running time 192m 42s

Release date 01/05/2004

Ratings Info Contains intense battle violence and horror scenes

Director(s) Peter Jackson

Cast includes Elijah Wood, Ian McKellen, Liv Tyler, Viggo Mortensen, Sean Astin, Cate Blanchett, John Rhys-Davies, Bernard Hill, Billy Boyd, Dominic Monaghan, Orlando Bloom, Hugo Weaving, Miranda Otto, David Wenham, Brad Dourif, Andy Serkis

Cut This work was passed uncut.

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Ratings info

Ratings info publication date 23/02/2016

Note: The following text may contain spoilers

THE LORD OF THE RINGS - THE RETURN OF THE KING is a fantasy adventure sequel in which the Hobbits, Frodo and Sam, continue on their quest to destroy the ring while war rages in Middle Earth.

Violence

There are frequent scenes of intense battle violence between large armies, including sword fights, cavalry charges, the use of projectile weapons from bows and catapults, and various fantastical creatures such as trolls. While there are frequent moments in which characters are stabbed or slashed, horses are shot or trampled on, and characters are crushed by falling masonry, sight of blood and injury detail is limited throughout. In one sequence a man is set on fire, but this is not shown in detail. In another scene a character's finger is bitten off, with subsequent sight of blood on his hand but no graphic detail. There is also a scene of strangulation in which a character is killed.

Threat

Frequent scenes of moderate threat and horror include characters being pursued and attacked by a giant spider, severed heads being catapulted into a city, characters experiencing nightmarish visions, and a man attempting to burn his son alive on a funeral pyre.

There are also scenes involving ghosts, which take the form of translucent decaying corpses, but they ultimately present no threat to the protagonists.

Details

Title
THE LORD OF THE RINGS - THE RETURN OF THE KING
Title Information
Theatrical version
Year
2004
Distributor(s)
Entertainment in Video Ltd
Classified date(s)
11/03/2004
Main language
English
Submitted run time
192m 42s
BBFC reference
AVF188639
Remarks
Part Subtitled

Rating information

The version of this work detailed above is rated by the BBFC under the Video Recordings Act 1984 for use on any Packaged Media format (including DVD, Blu-ray and VHS). This classification may also be used when the same work is made available on Digital Video Platforms (including Video On Demand) provided that the platform is licenced to use BBFC ratings.

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