The centerpiece of the movie however, is the unbelievable Battle of Peleanor Fields. Making The Battle of Helm's Deep look like a playground spat, this one is flat out raucous and lasting close to an hour, it redefines movie warfare to the point where there's a good chance we'll never again see anything like it. It's not only spectacular in its raw action, but it also makes you go through an entire plethora of emotions going from excitement, to sadness and from fear to happiness. More importantly though, it also keeps you entertained in the way movies were always meant to. If your heart doesn't start rumbling once the Riders of Rohan make their charge, if you don't feel a little tinge when you hear the Nazgul's fell beasts shriek and eventually see them swoop down on the city spread their huge wings, if you don't shed a little tear when Théoden (Bernard Hill) lays eyes on Éowyn (Miranda Otto), then there's a good chance you too have already passed into the netherworld. The Return of the King is what a movie is supposed to be: entertaining, moving, beautiful and able to transport you to another place for the few hours you spend watching it. Kudos to Peter Jackson and all involved. While Everyone is relieved that the journey is now over, we're all grateful for having bee treated to three great movies.
A Filmmaker's Journey: Making of Return of the King (28 minutes): The first half reprises a lot of the previous feature in retelling Jackson's adventures in making his studio pitch. It then moves on to some more familiar making of topics, if only briefly. You'll get a bit on the costumes, sets, stunts, battles, shoot, music, etc.
National Geographic Special - The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (40 minutes): Included is National Geographic's Beyond the Movie special, which is available separately and which seeks to place The Return of the King and the entire Lord of the Rings story into the historical context it was written in. I touches on the parallels between some characters and historical people who may have occupied similar roles or acted in similar fashion.
Aragorn's Destiny (3 minutes): Quick recap of the Aragorn character. If you don't know all that stuff by now, it's that you just don't care.
Minas Tirith: The Capital of Gondor (3 minutes): A description of the city as designed by Tolkien as well as a description of the sets used in the movie.
The Battle of Peleanor Fields (2 minutes): A scene that will be talked about for years to come, the film's main battle sequence is explained very briefly here.
Samwise the Brave (4 minutes): Sam Gamgee, who finds his moment of glory in this third movie gets the same quick descriptive treatment in here.
Éowyn: White Lady of Rohan (4 minutes): One of the most moving characters of both the books and the films, Éowyn, played by the delightful Miranda Otto, is explored.
Digital Horse Doubles (5 minutes): A CGI featurette about the hundreds, if not thousands, of digital horses created for use in the battle sequences.
Theatrical Trailers (4 minutes): Two theatrical trailers presented in their entirety.
TV Spots (6 minutes): Fourteen TV spots, available individually.
"The Lord of the Rings" Trilogy Supertrailer (7 minutes): Pretty self-explanatory.