National Geographic - Beyond the Movie: The Lord of the Rings
We are not sure of the release date for National Geographic - Beyond the Movie: The Lord of the Rings. It was released at the box office on 2001-12-23 so we estimate it was released to DVD in March 2002.
Cast: Orlando Bloom, Sean Astin, John Rhys-Davies, Billy Boyd, and Philippa Boyens
A documentary about the influences on Tolkien, covering in brief his childhood and how he detested the onslaught of industry through the idyllic countryside, moving on to describe his fighting experience from WWI, and closing with a look at the Finnish inspiration for the scholar's self-invented languages of Elfish. In between are interviews with the cast of the films and some clips, by far the most from "The Fellowship of the Ring", but a few glimpses of Rohan riders (from "The Two Towers") are provided. Also, there are interviews with a range of the filmmakers.