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Title:
The lord of the rings, the fellowship of the ring
Author:
Osborne, Barrie.
Edition:
[DVD version].
Publication Information:
[United States] : New Line Home Entertainment, [2002]

©2002
Physical Description:
4 videodiscs (208 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 booklet ([10] pages ; 19 cm.).
Summary:
Elderly hobbit Bilbo Baggins relinquishes possession of a golden ring possessing magical powers to Frodo, his youthful heir. Charged with casting the ring into the fires from which it was forged, the young hobbit begins an arduous trek across Middle-earth, accompanied by a stalwart band including his best friend Sam, the mercurial wizard Gandalf, the warrior Aragorn, and the blustery Gimli, among others. Opposed by the treacherous sorcerer Saruman and the demonic emissaries of Sauron, the Dark Lord, this ever-embattled Fellowship makes its way slowly toward the dark land of Mordor.
General Note:
Special extended ed.; widescreen version (2.35:1).

Originally produced as a motion picture in 2001.

Based on the books by J.R.R. Tolkien.

Special features: Discs 1 & 2: four feature-length commentaries by the director and writers, the cast, the production and design teams, with more than 30 participants.

Special features: Disc 3: The appendices part one - From book to vision: six documentaries covering J.R.R. Tolkien, the process of adapting the book into a screenplay and planning the film, designing and building Middle-earth, as well as a visit to Weta workshop with an up-close look at costumes, weapons, armor, creatures and miniatures created for the film; an interactive map of Middle-earth tracing the journey of the Fellowship; galleries of art and accompanying slide shows with commentary by the artists; storyboards and previsualization sequences with film comparisons.

Special features: Disc 4: The appendices part two - From vision to reality: 11 original documentaries covering the cast, principal photography, a day in the life of a hobbit, visual effects, post production, editing, music and sound and the release of the film; galleries of behind-the-scenes photographs.

For specific features see interactive menu.
Language:
English
Contents:
Disc 1 & 2: Special extended edition of film.
Reading Level:
Rated PG-13; epic battle sequences and some scary images.
Personal Subject:
ISBN:
9780780638938
UPC:
794043554926
Format :
DVD

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New Zealand filmmaker Peter Jackson fulfills his lifelong dream of transforming author J.R.R. Tolkien's best-selling fantasy epic into a three-part motion picture that begins with this holiday 2001 release. Elijah Wood stars as Frodo Baggins, a Hobbit resident of the medieval "Middle-earth" who discovers that a ring bequeathed to him by beloved relative and benefactor Bilbo (Ian Holm) is in fact the "One Ring," a device that will allow its master to manipulate dark powers and enslave the world. Frodo is charged by the wizard Gandalf (Ian McKellen) to return the ring to Mount Doom, the evil site where it was forged millennia ago and the only place where it can be destroyed. Accompanying Frodo is a fellowship of eight others: his Hobbit friends Sam (Sean Astin), Merry (Dominic Monaghan), and Pippin (Billy Boyd); plus Gandalf; the human warriors Aragorn (Viggo Mortensen) and Boromir (Sean Bean); Elf archer Legolas (Orlando Bloom); and Dwarf soldier Gimli (John Rhys-Davies). The band's odyssey to the dreaded land of Mordor, where Mount Doom lies, takes them through the Elfish domain of Rivendell and the forest of Lothlorien, where they receive aid and comfort from the Elf princess Arwen (Liv Tyler), her father, Elrond (Hugo Weaving), and Queen Galadriel (Cate Blanchett). In pursuit of the travelers and their ring are Saruman (Christopher Lee) -- a traitorous wizard and kin, of sorts, to Gandalf -- and the Dark Riders, under the control of the evil, mysterious Sauron (Sala Baker). The Fellowship must also do battle with a troll, flying spies, Orcs, and other deadly obstacles both natural and otherwise as they draw closer to Mordor. The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001) was filmed in Jackson's native New Zealand, closely followed by its pair of sequels, The Two Towers (2002) and The Return of the King (2003). ~ Karl Williams, Rovi


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