With the Fellowship of the Ring splintered, the war for Middle Earth continues in the second Tolkien tale from Peter Jackson. As warriors Aragorn (Viggo Mortensen), Legolas (Orlando Bloom), and Gimli (John Rhys-Davies) help defend the fortress of Helm's Deep from the monstrous forces of dark lord Sauron, ring-bearing hobbit Frodo (Elijah Wood) and pal Sam (Sean Astin) are joined in their quest to Mordor by the ring's twisted, tormented former owner, Gollum (Andy Serkis in a "voice and virtual performance"). With Christopher Lee, Miranda Otto, and Ian McKellen. 179 min. Widescreen (Enhanced); Soundtracks: English DTS HD 6.1 Master Audio, Spanish Dolby Digital 5.1 EX; Subtitles: English (SDH), Spanish; documentaries; featurettes; music video; TV spots; theatrical trailers; bonus short "The Long and Short of It" (2003).