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The Lord of the Rings

(DVD - 2010)
Average Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5.
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All the magical adventure of J.R.R. Tolkien's thrilling trilogy comes to life in this brilliantly animated tale of the enchanted land of Middle Earth.
Statement of Responsibility: United Artists ; Fantasy Films ; screenplay by Chris Conkling and Peter S. Beagle ; produced by Saul Zaentz ; directed by Ralph Bakshi
Title: The lord of the rings
[videorecording]
Publisher: Burbank, CA : Warner Home Video, [2010]
Edition: Remastered deluxe ed
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (133 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Notes: Based on the novels "The fellowship of the ring" and "The two towers" by J.R.R. Tolkien
Videodisc release of the 1978 motion picture
"Original animated classic"--Container
Release date: Apr. 6, 2010
Special features: all-new bonus featurette, "Forging through the darkness, the Ralph Bakshi vision for The lord of the rings"; trailers
Credits: Director of photography, Timothy Galfas ; editor, Donald W. Ernst ; music composed and conducted by Leonard Rosenman.
Performers: Voices: Christopher Guard, William Squire, Michael Scholes, John Hurt, Simon Chandler, Dominic Guard, Narman Bird, Michael Graham-Cox, Anthony Daniels, David Buck, Peter Woodthorpe.
Summary: All the magical adventure of J.R.R. Tolkien's thrilling trilogy comes to life in this brilliantly animated tale of the enchanted land of Middle Earth.
Audience: Rating PG
System Details: DVD; region 1; standard version
Other Language: Subtitled for the deaf and hard of hearing
English (Dolby Surround 5.1), French (mono.) and Spanish (stereo.) audio tracks; French, Spanish or English subtitles
Subject Headings: Baggins, Frodo (Fictitious character) Drama Middle Earth (Imaginary place) Drama
Genre/Form: Fantasy films
Animated films
Feature films
Video recordings for the hearing impaired
Topical Term: Baggins, Frodo (Fictitious character)
Middle Earth (Imaginary place)
ISBN: 1419885596
Branch Call Number: J DVD MOVIE L
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I do not like how the nazgul walk

nor do I like how the hobbit talk.

Jun 08, 2013
  • uzebdrumz rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

An epic tale and a massive undertaking to depict on screen. The attention to detail is perhaps a bit overwhelming, or just impressive. It's a great story coupled with a great musical score.

Sep 04, 2012
  • EowynThandawen rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Good movie. I certainly like Peter Jackson's version a lot better, but this film is very book acurate and good for the time it was made in. I do agree that kids probably can't watch this, but if you're a Tolkien/ LOTR fan( or a Ringer) then you would probably like this movie.

you can defenelty say that.

Sep 06, 2011
  • Jherek rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

This 1978 animated film is a mixed bag. Unlike Jackson's recent trilogy of films, It is very faithful to the books, lifting the dialogue directly from Tolkien's legendary work.

The animation is stunning and the voice acting is stellar. Bakshi employed only British actors, such as John Hurt, to provide the voice-overs.

However, some of the characters are poorly rendered; most notably, Sam Gamgee, Frodo's loyal companion.
Also, the film does not cover the whole trilogy, stopping part of the way through _The Two Towers_.

Altogether it is certainly worth seeing.
This is not a film, however, for young children, as it is rather violent/gory and dark.

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Sep 04, 2012
  • EowynThandawen rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Galadriel; We sorrow for you and for all of Middle-Earth.

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