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Title:
J.R.R. Tolkien's the lord of the rings
Author:
Zaentz, Saul.
Edition:
[DVD version].
Publication Information:
Burbank, CA : Warner Bros. Family Entertainment, [2001]

©1978
Physical Description:
1 videodisc (133 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Summary:
When a dangerous and powerful magic ring falls into his hands, a hobbit named Frodo gets caught up in an adventure. The mighty wizard Gandolf and a daring band of elves, dwarfs and warriors defend their enchanted land from the wicked sorcerer who would see it destroyed.
General Note:
Originally produced as a motion picture in 1978.

Based on the novels "The fellowship of the ring" and "The two towers" by J.R.R. Tolkien.

For specific features see interactive menu.
Language:
English
ISBN:
9780790762555
UPC:
085393740825
Format :
DVD

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Controversial animator Ralph Bakshi's literal adaptation of J.R.R. Tolkien's classic fantasy trilogy, The Lord of the Rings, is brought to the screen in a reverent, stilted way, with Bakshi forsaking his sharp-edged animated looniness for a rotoscoped dullness. Although the film's title encompasses the entire Tolkien trilogy, this longish Bakshi feature, in fact, covers only the first book, The Fellowship of the Ring, and the first half of the second, The Two Towers. Given the complexity of the original story line, this unfortunately means that only those intimately familiar with the books will be able to understand what is happening in the movie. In brief, however, an evil sorcerer from a previous era created a magical ring which enables its users to call upon its tremendous powers to rule the world, but it inevitably warps them to evil. It was believed lost, but during a resurgence of magical evil in the world, Bilbo, a simple, plain-spoken hobbit, recovers it from its hiding place. The forces of good give his nephew Frodo the choice to bear the awful burden of the ring to a place where it may be destroyed. ~ Clarke Fountain, Rovi


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