Re: Best of the three?
I've seen the theatrical releases and I hated them. The Extended Editions I LOVE (yes, I do own them). There was so much that had been cut in the theatrical releases that the externded versions were a LOT more enjoyable! I thought all three were fantastic! If I had to pic a favorite it would be Return of the King - I loved how they did the Mouth of Sauron. I've seen it a hundred times and he still makes me quesy.
But still...all 3 Extended Editions - The FellowShip of the Ring, The Two Towers, and The Return of the King - ROCKED!