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The Lord of the Rings, the Fellowship of the Ring

(DVD - 2002)
Average Rating: 4.5 stars out of 5.
The Lord of the Rings, the Fellowship of the Ring
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In ancient times the Rings of Power were crafted by the Elven-smiths, and Sauron, the Dark Lord, forged the One Ring, filling it with his own power so that he could rule all others. But the One Ring was taken from him, and though he sought it throughout Middle-Earth still it remained lost to him. After many ages it fell, by chance, into the hands of the Hobbit, Bilbo Baggins. On his eleventy-first birthday, Bilbo disappeared, bequeathing to his young cousin, Frodo, the Ruling Ring, and a perilous quest: to journey across Middle-Earth, deep into the shadow of the Dark Lord and destroy the Ring by casting it into the Cracks of Doom.
Publisher: [Los Angeles, CA] : New Line Home Entertainment, c2002
Edition: Widescreen version
ISBN: 0780638379
Branch Call Number: DVD MOVIE L
Characteristics: 2 videodiscs (178 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Alternate Title: Fellowship of the ring

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Nov 15, 2014
  • NazFireHeart rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Oh my gosh the part when Legolas, Strider(Aragorn) and the dwarf had this contest on who could kill the most was awesome =D Love this series...

Oct 15, 2014
  • smoke_o rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

awesome!

Oct 15, 2014
  • kalua1969 rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

Great movie, special effects on a grand scale, and simply enjoyable for what it is. Lots of true LOTR fans love it, while many others felt disappointed by it...which is somewhat understandable considering the fact that NO MOVIE will / can ever be 100% true to its novel-book version.
Having said that, enjoy the movie for what it is. Better yet, I'd highly recommend putting the standard movie version aside and seeking out the "extended" versions of all three LOTR movies. At nearly 4 hours each (totalling around 12 hours in the trilogy), you'll definitely get more insight into the storyline, each character, etc. as director Peter Jackson had originally wanted to be shown on the big screen (the MPAA refused his original versions in theaters due to the length of each movie, thus, so much crucial material was forced to be cut out of it). Get the "extended" editions of all three LOTR movies...you won't regret it.

Oct 15, 2014
  • kalua1969 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Great movie, special effects on a grand scale, and simply enjoyable for what it is. Lots of true LOTR fans love it, while many others felt disappointed by it...which is somewhat understandable considering the fact that NO MOVIE will / can ever be 100% true to its novel-book version.
Having said that, enjoy the movie for what it is. Better yet, I'd highly recommend putting the standard movie version aside and seeking out the "extended" versions of all three LOTR movies. At nearly 4 hours each (totalling around 12 hours in the trilogy), you'll definitely get more insight into the storyline, each character, etc. as director Peter Jackson had originally wanted to be shown on the big screen (the MPAA refused his original versions in theaters due to the length of each movie, thus, so much crucial material was forced to be cut out of it). Get the "extended" editions of all three LOTR movies...you won't regret it.

Oct 11, 2014
  • EastVanVegan rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

Rather than do the nerd thing and rate each part of the trilogy separately, I'll just rate them as a whole. 3.5 stars.
Epic story in a magical fantasy world of magic, orcs, and swords.
As much as I enjoyed them, I don't NEED to ever see these films again because those precious 9+ hours could be put to better use. Because of that statement, there's a decent possibility that I will never watch any of The Hobbit trilogy.

Sep 18, 2014
  • strider643 rated this: 1 stars out of 5.

Very disappointing movie. While the book LOTR is excellent this movie is insipid.

This is what i have to say about this:

AWESOME!
This is my all time favorite. I really like Legolas…He's funny in this one.

Sep 15, 2014
  • 7Liberty7 rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

After watching the whole trilogy, I'd say that this one is my least favorite. But I still loved it! :) It must have been tantalizing when they first released the Two Towers to wait for The Return of the King. Glad I didn't have to!

Sep 15, 2014
  • AirBorn2341 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

This is a great movie!
I am a fan of LOTR

Thumb up if you really like it

Aug 27, 2014
  • akirakato rated this: 1.5 stars out of 5.

This is a 2001 epic fantasy directed by Peter Jackson based on the first volume of J. R. R. Tolkien's "The Lord of the Rings (1954–1955)."
It is the first instalment in the "Lord of the Rings film series."
"The Lord of the Rings" is an epic fantasy novel.
The story began as a sequel to Tolkien's 1937 fantasy novel "The Hobbit," but eventually developed into a much larger work.
It is one of the best-selling novels ever written, with over 150 million copies sold.
The prologue shows the Dark Lord Sauron in the Second Age attempting to conquer Middle-Earth using his One Ring.
In battle against the Elves and Men, Prince Isildur cuts the Ring from Sauron's hand, destroying his physical form and vanquishing his army.
However, Sauron's "life force" is bound to the Ring, allowing him to survive while the Ring remains.
Isildur, corrupted by the Ring's power, refuses to destroy it.
When Isildur is killed by Orcs, the Ring is lost in a river for 2,500 years.
The Ring is found by Smeagol (or Gollum, as he is later called), who possesses it for 500 years until it is found by the Hobbit Bilbo Baggins in the tunnels of the Misty Mountains.
The rest of the story, however, is so boring that I quit halfway through.

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Nov 15, 2014
  • NazFireHeart rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Gimli (to Legolas): "I'm on 2 already!"
Legolas: "Im on 19."

Nov 07, 2013
  • Love_Legolas_111 rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

Gimli: "No one tosses a dwarf!"

Nov 07, 2013
  • Love_Legolas_111 rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

Gimli: "Not the beard!"

Nov 07, 2013
  • Love_Legolas_111 rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

Pippin: "Besides, you need people of intelligence on this mission. . .quest. . .thing. Merry: "Well, I guess that rules you out Pip."

Oct 23, 2013
  • miketheboy89 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

"By rights, we shouldn't even be here"
No kidding..read the book!!! Good movie anyhow.

Sep 15, 2013
  • smaugthestupendous rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Aragorn: Hold your ground, hold your ground! Sons of Gondor, of Rohan, my brothers! I see in your eyes the same fear that would take the heart of me. A day may come when the courage of men fails, when we forsake our friends and break all bonds of fellowship, but it is not this day. An hour of wolves and shattered shields, when the age of men comes crashing down! But it is not this day! This day we fight! By all that you hold dear on this good Earth, I bid you *stand, Men of the West!*

Sep 15, 2013
  • smaugthestupendous rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

GALADRIEL: Rumour grew of a shadow in the East, whispers of a nameless fear and the ring of power perceived its time had now come. It abandoned Gollum. But something happened then the ring did not intend. It was picked up by the most unlikely creature imaginable: a Hobbit, Bilbo Baggins of the Shire. For the times will soon come when Hobbits will shape the fortunes of all...

Sep 15, 2013
  • smaugthestupendous rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

GALADRIEL'S INTRO: But the hearts of men are easily corrupted. And the ring of power has a will of its own. It betrayed Isildur to his death. And some things that should not have been forgotten were lost. History became legend, legend became myth and for two and a half thousand years, the ring passed out of all knowledge until, when chance came, it ensnared a new bearer.

May 22, 2013
  • youknitmetogether13 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Gandalf: Is it secret? Is it safe?

May 22, 2013
  • youknitmetogether13 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Sam: Face it, Mr. Frodo. We're lost. I don't think Gandalf meant for us to come this way.
Frodo: Gandalf didn't mean for a lot of things to happen, Sam.

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Nov 15, 2014
  • NazFireHeart rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

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Sep 16, 2014
  • AirBorn2341 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

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Apr 25, 2014
  • selenium_toad_0 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

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Feb 08, 2014
  • WaechterH rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

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Sep 09, 2013
  • selenium_falcon_4 rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

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Apr 11, 2013
  • red_crocodile_191 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

red_crocodile_191 thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 12 and 14

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Apr 11, 2013
  • red_crocodile_191 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Violence: some violence. beheadings and stabings no blood until the end of the movie :^)

Apr 11, 2013
  • red_crocodile_191 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Frightening or Intense Scenes: scary scenes and scary images

Apr 11, 2013
  • red_crocodile_191 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Violence: violent battle scenes,one part a orc get his intestons riped out.

Violence: Violence is really not that bad, compared to modern day movies. Also not violent compared to the second and third movies.

Frightening or Intense Scenes: Orcs are frightening, as well as the ring wrathes, which really creeped me out when i watched it. Don't let children under 10 watch it. some images are unpleasant and may cause nightmares for children and some older people.

Frightening or Intense Scenes: When I first saw this film the orcs frightened me. They are very gross and there are many disturbing images of the orcs being killed.

Sep 20, 2012
  • ValiantRanger rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Frightening or Intense Scenes: ONe word: GOLLUM!

Sep 20, 2012
  • ValiantRanger rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Violence: Battle scenes

Sep 20, 2012
  • ValiantRanger rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Frightening or Intense Scenes: One word: GOLLUM.

Sep 20, 2012
  • ValiantRanger rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Violence: Creatures battle against mortal and "immortal" beings.

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Nov 01, 2011
  • ValiantRanger rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Frodo and Samwise continue their journey to Mordor. Aragorn, Legolas, and Gimli finally find Pippin and Merry, and who is that....Saruman? Find out in the sequel to Fellowship of the Ring.

Nov 01, 2011
  • ValiantRanger rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

As Frodo and Samwise continue their journey to Mordor to defeat the One Ring, Aragorn struggles to follow his destiny- to be the true King of Middle-Earth. In between that, he and Legolas the Elf, and Gimli the Dwarf fight dangerous battles of Middle -Earth to try to let the race of Men stand strong. Will Frodo destroy the Ring? Will Aragorn be crowned the King of Gondor? Find out in this epic film.

Jun 27, 2008
  • jabey rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

In a small village in the Shire a young Hobbit named Frodo has been entrusted with an ancient Ring. Now he must embark on an Epic quest to the Cracks of Doom in order to destroy it.

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