The director Peter Jackson's extended cut of the famous fantasy adaptation.
In part one of the fantasy trilogy by J.R.R. Tolkien. Frodo (Elijah Wood) is a hobbit living in the Shire, a quiet, peaceful part of Middle Earth. When it turns out that his elderly relative Bilbo (Ian Holm) is harbouring the ultimate Ring of Power and the evil Nazgul riders of Sauron, The Dark Lord of Mordor, are coming to find it, Frodo is entrusted by wizard Gandalf (Ian McKellen) to deliver the Ring out of the Shire without it falling into their hands.
Frodo leaves the Shire aided by his cousins Merry (Dominic Monaghan), Pippin (Billy Boyd) and trusty friend Sam Gamgee (Sean Astin), but they soon realise that the agents of Mordor are everywhere and that their trip is far from over. Once they reach the Elvish realm of Rivendell the Hobbits form part of the anti-Sauron fellowship, which includes Aragorn (Viggo Mortensen), Boromir (Sean Bean), Legolas Greenleaf (Orlando Bloom), Gimli the dwarf and, of course, Gandalf.
Together they must battle across Middle Earth to destroy the Ring by casting it into the Cracks of Doom, the fiery chasm in the centre of Mordor.
Special Extended DVD edition
Discs 1 and 2: Special Extended Edition of the film, including four feature-length commentaries
Disc 3: The Appendices Part One: From Book To Vision - six documentaries, an interactive map, galleries of art and accompanying slide shows, storyboards and previsualization sequences with film comparisons
Disc 4: The Appendices Part Two: From Vision to Reality - 11 documentaries, galleries of behind-the-scenes photographs