PG-13 | | Adventure, Drama, Fantasy
A meek Hobbit from the Shire and eight companions set out on a journey to destroy the powerful One Ring and save Middle-earth from the Dark Lord Sauron.
In the Extended Edition DVD, during the "Concerning Hobbits" prologue, there is a brief shot of Sam holding up a bunch of flowers by the rootball for planting. This is the only place in the trilogy where Sam (Bilbo and Frodo's gardener) is actually seen gardening.
The world is changed. I feel it in the water. I feel it in the earth. I smell it in the air. Much that once was is lost, for none now live who remember it. It began with the forging of the Great Rings. Three were given to the Elves, immortal, wisest...
At about 2 hours and 38 minutes in, when Merry & Pippin have the Uruk-hai chase them so Frodo can run away, Booromir jumps in to stop one of the Uruk-hai from killing them. Sauruman told the Uruk-hai to bring the "halflings" to him alive and unspoiled. So the first Uruk-hai should not have tried to kill Merry & Pippen. Suddenly after Booromir is shot with a third arrow and falls on his back, another couple of Uruk-hai pick up Merry & Pippen and take them away like they were supposed to, instead of trying to kill them.
There are no opening credits after the title has been shown.
The Extended Edition DVD includes the following changes to the film.
$844,711 (Belgium) (21 December 2001)
$315,544,750 (USA) (14 June 2011)
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