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Format Cover Release Date(s) Publisher Notes
VHS August 26, 2003 New Line Home Entertainment
DVD August 26, 2003 New Line Home Entertainment 2-Disc Widescreen Theatrical Edition
DVD August 26, 2003 New Line Home Entertainment 2-Disc Full Screen Theatrical Edition
DVD November 18, 2003 New Line Home Entertainment DigiPack/Four-Disc Special Extended Edition
DVD August 29, 2006 New Line Home Entertainment DigiPack/Limited Edition
Blu-ray September 14, 2010 New Line Home Entertainment Theatrical Edition
Blu-ray September 14, 2010 New Line Home Entertainment Theatrical Edition
Blu-ray September 14, 2010 New Line Home Entertainment
Blu-ray June 28, 2011 New Line Home Entertainment Extended Edition
Blu-ray May 29, 2012 New Line Home Entertainment Best Buy Exclusive Steelbook
Blu-ray August 28, 2012 New Line Home Entertainment Extended Edition
Blu-ray November 18, 2012 New Line Home Entertainment Extended Edition
Blu-ray November 18, 2012 New Line Home Entertainment Extended Edition
Blu-ray May 7, 2013 New Line Home Entertainment Steelbook

SupplementsEdit

2003 VHSEdit

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2003 DVD (Theatrical) - WidescreenEdit

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2003 DVD (Theatrical) - Full ScreenEdit

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2003 DVD Menu - (Theatrical)Edit

Disc One - Movie

Menus Features
Select a Scene 1. The Foundations of Stone
2. The Taming of Sméagol
3. The Uruk-hai
4. The Three Hunters
5. The Burning of the Westfold
6. The Banishment of Èomer
7. On the Trail of the Uruk-hai
8. Night Camp at Fangorn
9. The Riders of Rohan
10. Traces of Merry and Pippin
11. Treebeard
12. The Passage of the Marshes
13. The White Rider
14. Fangorn Forest
15. The Black Gate Is Closed
16. The King of the Golden Hall
17. Simbelmynë on the Burial Mounds
18. The King's Decision
19. A Daughter of Kings
20. Exodus From Edoras
21. The Forests of Ithilien
22. Gollum and Sméagol
23. Of Herbs and Stewed Rabbit
24. Dwarf Women
25. The Evenstar
26. The Wolves of Isengard
27. Helm's Deep
28. Isengard Unleashed
29. The Grace of the Valar
30. Arwen's Fate
31. The Story Foreseen From Lórien
32. The Window on the West
33. The Forbidden Pool
34. Aragorn's Return
35. Entmoot
36. The Glittering Caves
37. "Where Is the Horse and the Rider?"
38. The Host of the Eldar
39. The Battle of the Hornburg
40. Old Entish
41. The Breach of the Deeping Wall
42. The Entmoot Decides
43. Retreat of the Hornburg
44. Master Peregrin's Plan
45. Osgiliath
46. The Last March of the Ents
47. The Nazgûl Attack
48. Forth Eorlingas
49. The Flooding of Isengard
50. The Tales That Really Mattered...
51. "The Battle for Middle-earth Is About to Begin"
52. Gollum's Plan
53. End Credits
"Set-Up Screen and Sound Options AUDIO OPTIONS
English 5.1 Dolby Digital Surround-EX
English 2.0 Dolby Surround

SUBTITLES
English
Spanish

Disc Two - Special Features

Menus Features
In-Depth Programs On the Set "The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers" - Starz Encore Special
Return to Middle-earth: WB Special
A Short Film Directed by Sean Astin "The Long and Short of It"
The Making of "The Long and Short of It"
Lordoftherings.net Featurette Forces of Darkness
Designing the Sounds of Middle-Earth
Edoras: The Rohan Capital
Creatures of Middle-Earth
Gandalf the White
Arms and Armor
The Battle of Helm's Deep
Bringing Gollum to Life
Theatrical Trailers Teaser Trailer
Theatrical Trailer
TV Spots New Power
Another
Event
Dream
Darkness
Return
Strike
Countdown
One Word Review
The Wait Is Over
Review B/Golden Globes
Gollum
Supreme Review
Review A/Globe
Good Top 10
Top 10 Review
Other Special Features Music Video: "Gollum's Song" by Emiliana Torrini
Special Extended DVD Edition Preview
Behind the Scenes Preview of "The Return of the King"
"The Return of the King" Video Game Preview by EA
Set-Up Options SUBTITLES
English
Spanish

2003 Extended Edition DVDEdit

Disc One - Part One

Menus Features
Select a Scene

1. The Foundations of Stone
2. Elven Rope*
3. The Taming of Sméagol**
4. The Uruk-hai**
5. The Three Hunters
6. The Burning of the Westfold**
7. Massacre at the Fords of Isen*
8. The Banishment of Éomer**
9. On the Trail of the Uruk-hai
10. Night Camp at Fangorn**
11. The Riders of Rohan
12. The Fate of Merry and Pippin
13. Treebeard
14. The Passage of the Marshes**
15. The White Rider**
16. The Song of the Entwives**
17. The Heir of Númenor*
18. The Black Gate Is Closed
19. Ent Draft*
20. The King of the Golden Hall**
21. The Funeral of Théodred*
22. Simbelmynë on the Burial Mounds
23. The King's Decision
24. Brego*
25. The Ring of Barahir*
26. A Daughter of Kings**
27. Exodus From Edoras
28. The Forests of Ithilien
29. Gollum and Sméagol
30. Of Herbs and Stewed Rabbit**

  • New Scene
    **Extended Scene
Set-Up Screen and Sound Options AUDIO OPTIONS
English 5.1 Dolby Digital Surround-EX
English 6.1 DTS-ES Discrete
English 2.0 Dolby Surround

SUBTITLES
English
Spanish

Commentaries Commentary by the Director and Writers
Commentary by the Design Team
Commentary by the Production/Post Production Team
Commentary by the Cast

Disc Two - Part Two

Menus Features
Select a Scene 31. Dwarf Women**
32. One of the Dúnedain*
33. The Evenstar**
34. The Wolves of Isengard
35. Helm's Deep**
36. Isengard Unleashed
37. The Grace of the Valar
38. Arwen's Fate
39. The Story Foreseen From Lórien
40. The Window on the West**
41. Sons of the Steward*
42. The Forbidden Pool**
43. Aragorn's Return
44. Entmoot
45. The Glittering Caves**
46. "Where Is the Horse and the Rider?"
47. "Don't Be Hasty, Master Meriadoc!"*
48. The Host of the Eldar
49. The Battle of the Hornburg**
50. Old Entish
51. The Breach of the Deeping Wall
52. The Entmoot Decides
53. The Retreat to the Hornburg**
54. Master Peregrin's Plan
55. Osgiliath
56. The Last March of the Ents**
57. The Nazgûl Attack
58. Forth Eorlingas
59. The Flooding of Isengard
60. The Tales That Really Mattered...
61. Fangorn Comes to Helm's Deep*
62. The Final Tally*
63. Flotsam and Jetsam*
64. Farewell to Faramir*
65. "The Battle for Middle-earth Is About to Begin
66. Gollum's Plan
67. End Credits**
68. Fan Club Credits*
  • New Scene
    **Extended Scene
Set-Up Screen and Sound Options AUDIO OPTIONS
English 5.1 Dolby Digital Surround-EX
English 6.1 DTS-ES Discrete
English 2.0 Dolby Surround

SUBTITLES
English
Spanish

Commentaries Commentary by the Director and Writers
Commentary by the Design Team
Commentary by the Production/Post Production Team
Commentary by the Cast

Disc Three - Part Three: The Journey Continues

Menus Features
Designing and Building Middle-Earth Designing Middle-Earth

Weta Workshop

DESIGN GALLERIES
The Peoples of Middle-Earth
The Realms of Middle-Earth

Gollum The Taming for Smeagol
Andy Serkis Animation References
Gollum's Stand In
Design Gallery
Middle Earth Atlas FRODO & SAM
Emyn Muil
Dead Marshes
The Black Gate
North Ithilien
Henneth Annun
Osgiliath
Ephel Dutah Foothills

MERRY & PIPPIN
Eastment Gullies
Eaves of Fangorn
Fangorn Forest
Wellinghall
Derndingle
Isengard

ARAGORN, LEGOLAS & GIMLI
Eastment Gullies
Plains of Rohan
Fangorn Forest
Edoras
White Mountains
Helm's Deep

GANDALF
Zirakzigil
Fangorn Forest
Edoras
Helm's Deep

New Zealand as Middle-Earth Emyn Muil
The Dead Marshes
Rohan
Edoras
Ithilien
Fangorn Forest
Helm's Deep
Other Special Features J.R.R. Tolkien: Origins of Middle Earth
From Book to Script: Finding the Story
Set-Up Options SUBTITLES
English
Spanish

Disc Four - Part Four: The Battle for Middle Earth Begins

Menus Features
Filming "The Two Towers" Warriors of the Third Age
Cameras in Middle Earth
Production Photos
Visual Effects Miniatures
Weta Digital

ABANDONED CONCEPTS
Slime Balrog
Endless Stair

Music and Sound Music for Middle-Earth
The Soundscapes of Middle Earth
Sound Demonstration: Helm's Deep
Other Special Features Editorial: Refining the Story
"The Battle for Helm's Deep is Over..."
Set-Up Options SUBTITLES
English
Spanish

2010 Blu-Ray - (Theatrical)Edit

Disc One - Blu-Ray Movie

Menus Features
Select a Scene 1. The Foundations of Stone
2. The Taming of Sméagol
3. The Uruk-hai
4. The Three Hunters
5. The Burning of the Westfold
6. The Banishment of Èomer
7. On the Trail of the Uruk-hai
8. Night Camp at Fangorn
9. The Riders of Rohan
10. Traces of Merry and Pippin
11. Treebeard
12. The Passage of the Marshes
13. The White Rider
14. Fangorn Forest
15. The Black Gate Is Closed
16. The King of the Golden Hall
17. Simbelmynë on the Burial Mounds
18. The King's Decision
19. A Daughter of Kings
20. Exodus From Edoras
21. The Forests of Ithilien
22. Gollum and Sméagol
23. Of Herbs and Stewed Rabbit
24. Dwarf Women
25. The Evenstar
26. The Wolves of Isengard
27. Helm's Deep
28. Isengard Unleashed
29. The Grace of the Valar
30. Arwen's Fate
31. The Story Foreseen From Lórien
32. The Window on the West
33. The Forbidden Pool
34. Aragorn's Return
35. Entmoot
36. The Glittering Caves
37. "Where Is the Horse and the Rider?"
38. The Host of the Eldar
39. The Battle of the Hornburg
40. Old Entish
41. The Breach of the Deeping Wall
42. The Entmoot Decides
43. Retreat of the Hornburg
44. Master Peregrin's Plan
45. Osgiliath
46. The Last March of the Ents
47. The Nazgûl Attack
48. Forth Eorlingas
49. The Flooding of Isengard
50. The Tales That Really Mattered...
51. "The Battle for Middle-earth Is About to Begin"
52. Gollum's Plan
53. End Credits
"Set-Up Screen and Sound Options AUDIO OPTIONS
English 6.1 DTS-HD Master Audio ES
Spanish 5.1 Dolby Digital Surround-EX

SUBTITLES
English
Spanish

Theatrical Trailers Teaser Trailer
Theatrical Trailer
Aragorn's Quest Game Trailer

Disc Two - DVD Special Features

Menus Features
In-Depth Programs On the Set "The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers" - Starz Encore Special
Return to Middle-earth: WB Special
A Short Film Directed by Sean Astin "The Long and Short of It"
The Making of "The Long and Short of It"
Lordoftherings.net Featurette Forces of Darkness
Designing the Sounds of Middle-Earth
Edoras: The Rohan Capital
Creatures of Middle-Earth
Gandalf the White
Arms and Armor
The Battle of Helm's Deep
Bringing Gollum to Life
TV Spots New Power
Another
Event
Dream
Darkness
Return
Strike
Countdown
One Word Review
The Wait Is Over
Review B/Golden Globes
Gollum
Supreme Review
Review A/Globe
Good Top 10
Top 10 Review
Other Special Features Music Video: "Gollum's Song" by Emiliana Torrini
Special Extended DVD Edition Preview
Behind the Scenes Preview of "The Return of the King"
"The Return of the King" Video Game Preview by EA
Set-Up Options SUBTITLES
English
Spanish

2011 Extended Edition Blu-RayEdit

Blu-Ray Disc One - Part One

Menus Features
Select a Scene

1. The Foundations of Stone
2. Elven Rope*
3. The Taming of Sméagol**
4. The Uruk-hai**
5. The Three Hunters
6. The Burning of the Westfold**
7. Massacre at the Fords of Isen*
8. The Banishment of Éomer**
9. On the Trail of the Uruk-hai
10. Night Camp at Fangorn**
11. The Riders of Rohan
12. The Fate of Merry and Pippin
13. Treebeard
14. The Passage of the Marshes**
15. The White Rider**
16. The Song of the Entwives**
17. The Heir of Númenor*
18. The Black Gate Is Closed
19. Ent Draft*
20. The King of the Golden Hall**
21. The Funeral of Théodred*
22. Simbelmynë on the Burial Mounds
23. The King's Decision
24. Brego*
25. The Ring of Barahir*
26. A Daughter of Kings**
27. Exodus From Edoras
28. The Forests of Ithilien
29. Gollum and Sméagol
30. Of Herbs and Stewed Rabbit**

  • New Scene
    **Extended Scene
Set-Up Screen and Sound Options AUDIO OPTIONS
English 6.1 DTS-HD Master Audio ES
Portuguese 5.1 Dolby Digital

SUBTITLES
English SDH
Spanish
Portuguese

Commentaries Commentary by the Director and Writers
Commentary by the Design Team
Commentary by the Production/Post Production Team
Commentary by the Cast

Blu-Ray Disc Two - Part Two

Menus Features
Select a Scene 31. Dwarf Women**
32. One of the Dúnedain*
33. The Evenstar**
34. The Wolves of Isengard
35. Helm's Deep**
36. Isengard Unleashed
37. The Grace of the Valar
38. Arwen's Fate
39. The Story Foreseen From Lórien
40. The Window on the West**
41. Sons of the Steward*
42. The Forbidden Pool**
43. Aragorn's Return
44. Entmoot
45. The Glittering Caves**
46. "Where Is the Horse and the Rider?"
47. "Don't Be Hasty, Master Meriadoc!"*
48. The Host of the Eldar
49. The Battle of the Hornburg**
50. Old Entish
51. The Breach of the Deeping Wall
52. The Entmoot Decides
53. The Retreat to the Hornburg**
54. Master Peregrin's Plan
55. Osgiliath
56. The Last March of the Ents**
57. The Nazgûl Attack
58. Forth Eorlingas
59. The Flooding of Isengard
60. The Tales That Really Mattered...
61. Fangorn Comes to Helm's Deep*
62. The Final Tally*
63. Flotsam and Jetsam*
64. Farewell to Faramir*
65. "The Battle for Middle-earth Is About to Begin
66. Gollum's Plan
67. End Credits**
68. Fan Club Credits*
  • New Scene
    **Extended Scene
Set-Up Screen and Sound Options AUDIO OPTIONS
English 6.1 DTS-HD Master Audio ES
Portuguese 5.1 Dolby Digital

SUBTITLES
English SDH
Spanish
Portuguese

Commentaries Commentary by the Director and Writers
Commentary by the Design Team
Commentary by the Production/Post Production Team
Commentary by the Cast

DVD Disc Three - Part Three: The Journey Continues

Menus Features
Designing and Building Middle-Earth Designing Middle-Earth

Weta Workshop

DESIGN GALLERIES
The Peoples of Middle-Earth
The Realms of Middle-Earth

Gollum The Taming for Smeagol
Andy Serkis Animation References
Gollum's Stand In
Design Gallery
Middle Earth Atlas FRODO & SAM
Emyn Muil
Dead Marshes
The Black Gate
North Ithilien
Henneth Annun
Osgiliath
Ephel Dutah Foothills

MERRY & PIPPIN
Eastment Gullies
Eaves of Fangorn
Fangorn Forest
Wellinghall
Derndingle
Isengard

ARAGORN, LEGOLAS & GIMLI
Eastment Gullies
Plains of Rohan
Fangorn Forest
Edoras
White Mountains
Helm's Deep

GANDALF
Zirakzigil
Fangorn Forest
Edoras
Helm's Deep

New Zealand as Middle-Earth Emyn Muil
The Dead Marshes
Rohan
Edoras
Ithilien
Fangorn Forest
Helm's Deep
Other Special Features J.R.R. Tolkien: Origins of Middle Earth
From Book to Script: Finding the Story
Set-Up Options SUBTITLES
English
Spanish

DVD Disc Four - Part Four: The Battle for Middle Earth Begins

Menus Features
Filming "The Two Towers" Warriors of the Third Age
Cameras in Middle Earth
Production Photos
Visual Effects Miniatures
Weta Digital

ABANDONED CONCEPTS
Slime Balrog
Endless Stair

Music and Sound Music for Middle-Earth
The Soundscapes of Middle Earth
Sound Demonstration: Helm's Deep
Other Special Features Editorial: Refining the Story
"The Battle for Helm's Deep is Over..."
Set-Up Options SUBTITLES
English
Spanish

DVD Disc Five - Behind the Scenes

Menus Features
Behind the Scenes Costa Botes' Two Towers Documentary

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