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News for Jan. 16, 2001

Glass Hammer Update

1/16/01, 9:34 pm EST - Xoanon

The Glass Hammer site has been updated with a story of my trip up to Sound Resources (the band's recording studio) a short while ago. Apparently Middle-Earth is a lot closer than we think; check the story out and see for yourselves. There's magic going on around this band, and a lot of it seems to be Tolkien-related.

Check it all out here.

Sydney News....

1/16/01, 9:31 pm EST - Xoanon

From: Mark

Browsing through today's (17JAN) Daily Telegraph in Sydney I spied an advertisement in the movie section of the paper. It is a quarter page ad for 'Little Nicky' and 'Bring It On', with the huge heading 'The greatest event in movie history starts this week and lasts 1 minute 44 seconds'. Then a spiel about the LotR trailer commencing tomorrow with those movies.

Film Web site draws Hobbit fans

1/16/01, 6:34 pm EST - Xoanon

Hobbit fans hurried over the weekend to New Line Cinema's spruced-up "The Lord of the Rings" Web site featuring behind-the-scene snippets of the trilogy due to hit theaters by year-end. [More]

See The Movie, Win a Prize

1/16/01, 5:26 pm EST - Xoanon

To get Rings fans psyched about the movie, and the film's hot new web site, New Line Cinema and Digital City are teaming up to offer moviegoers some exclusive LOTR gifts -- promotional T-shirts and a chance to win the grand prize of a Lord of the Rings 2001 wall calendar (valued at $300). [More]

Thanks to the lovely Wendy for the tip!

When in Russia...

1/16/01, 5:23 pm EST - Xoanon

TORN Staffer Natalya from our Russian language version of TheOneRing.net, henneth-annun sends in the following:

The distributor for New Line Cinema in Russia is "Gemini-Kinomir", the partner of the German movie company "Kinowelt". "Gemini-Kinomir" is planning to release FotR in Russia on December 21st, 2001. They plan to show the new trailer in Russia in the end of January - they will soon inform us of the exact dates, theaters and movies it will be attached to.

Houghton Mifflin nabs LOTR: Movie Book Deal

1/16/01, 5:13 pm EST - Xoanon

Boston, January 16, 2001 -- Houghton Mifflin Company, longtime publisher of the works of J.R.R. Tolkien, has secured the U.S. rights to publish books related to the release of "J.R.R. Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings" -- a three-part film adaptation of his masterwork in production from New Line Cinema. [More]

Welcome Morgul Rats!

1/16/01, 11:07 am EST - Calisuri

\[Morgul Rats\]

TheOneRing.net™ Community would like to welcome our newest member, Morgul Rats. Morgul Rats is a player group for the Middle-earth Collectible Card Game (MECCG) centered around the city of Leiden (the Netherlands, a.k.a. Holland). Check it out today! [More]

News for Jan. 15, 2001

WETA workshop downsizes.

1/15/01, 11:10 pm EST - Tehanu

Peter Jackson's own special-effects company Weta, is cutting staff from the physical effects workshop now that filming is over and the need for props has diminished. The full story is over at Scoop

You can tell the reporters in Wellington are scratching around trying to find out why SFX guru Mark Stetson also left, but so far nobody's struck paydirt.

Talking about the bottom line.....

1/15/01, 9:25 pm EST - Tehanu

Money, money, money. Films drink it up like a sponge. So how will the LOTR films do? Earendel sent in this news:

"Do you guys know about the Hollywood Stock Exchange? (www.hsx.com)? The reaction of the traders there (I'm not one) to the teaser seems to be positive. FoTR has hit an all time high of 127.34. Which, if you are unfamiliar with the way HSX works, means that the "market" is betting the movie will gross $US127.34 million in its first four weeks."

US Teaser Status: Final Report

1/15/01, 9:17 pm EST - Tookish

This is the last update of where 'The Fellowship of the Rings' theater teaser is playing in the United States, and where it is not. Thanks for all of your email... I'm officially throwing in the towel on this one! For a definitive answer, call your theater first! more

41 Million and Counting

1/15/01, 9:15 pm EST - Xoanon


(Los Angeles, January 15, 2001) - New Line Cinema's website for its upcoming action adventure trilogy The Lord of The Rings continues to generate astounding levels of traffic on the Internet with more than 41 million hits since re-launching on Friday. [More]

NZ - The Trailer opens Thursday

1/15/01, 9:04 pm EST - Tehanu

New Line's distributors in NZ, Roadshow, have the details posted over on Scoop

The Holes Continue...

1/15/01, 7:46 pm EST - Calisuri

Check this out. Our TheOneRing.net Community Member LordoftheRings.nl has a slew of new images from the official site! Great high quality images of Hobbiton and Hobbits! [More]

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E! Online Gets it ALL wrong...

1/15/01, 7:37 pm EST - Calisuri

E! Online has released its countdown of the Year's 30 most anticipated movies, shows, albums and more. Tsk tsk tsk, E! Online! Daring to place 'Lord of the Rings' AFTER 'Survivor 2' and 'Pearl Harbor?!' I think not! I know a few million fans that will strongly disagree! [More]

Thanks to Dave for sending us this story!

Details the fans have noticed

1/15/01, 6:15 pm EST - Tehanu

With so many new images to find and marvel at over the last few days, we've had a full mailbag every morning. Here's some of the things that sharp-eyed fans noticed and busy minds guessed (More)

Trailer news from England.

1/15/01, 5:41 pm EST - Tehanu

We got this news from Judesolo:

"It's showing in UCI cinemas, I think, specifically the Metro Centre because I saw it there yesterday. People shouldn't panic though, because I nearly had a cardiac, but they're showing it after three other trailers and the Orange advert which is usually when the film starts. They're doing it this way so they can draw back the curtains for full effect, so don't storm out in a rage after the three normal trailers like one dude did in our cinema. Oh and Lost Souls is a terrible, terrible film."

News for the Swedes

1/15/01, 5:27 pm EST - Tehanu

Updates on the trailer and the official website for Swedish fans here


1/15/01, 3:04 pm EST - Xoanon

Although it will be a year until Middle Earth comes to the Midwest, New Line Cinema is already hyping its Hobbit odyssey, the "Lord of the Rings" trilogy, with a trailer before Kevin Costner's "Thirteen Days." [More]

Real Gems from Amyd!

1/15/01, 10:49 am EST - Calisuri

Ringer Amyd (webmaster of TheOneRing.net Community member LOTR Special Effects Site) took some time yesterday to search through the Official site and was able to extract some REAL gems! [More]


Quiet Week-end....wasn't it?

1/15/01, 10:45 am EST - Xoanon

Well, no not really! This week-end has seen the new official site and teaser trailer out in Cinema.

We've got some great stuff for you as well, we've got the only frame-by-frame analysis on the net. And if that isn't good enough for you, we've got the only version of the trailer on the web for you to download thanks to Fatman!


Teasers of the Ring

1/15/01, 10:35 am EST - Xoanon

Maybe JFK really did almost get us into a nuclear war with Russia over some bay filled with pigs in Cuba, but who cares? [More]

NYC Teaser Sign

1/15/01, 8:27 am EST - Calisuri

Natalya, webmaster of Henneth-Anun, checks in with a unique story from this weekend's teaser trailer madness:

"One of our readers spotted this paper announcement in one of the movie theaters in New York, on the ticket booth:

'ABSOLUTELY NO REFUNDS of the ticket after Lord Of The Rings preview.'"

News for Jan. 14, 2001

The Trailer in NZ and Australia

1/14/01, 10:26 pm EST - Tehanu

Yeah, we're among the countries that are still waiting to see it in the cinemas. We've had official confirmation that the trailer in NZ will screen only with 'What Women Want' and 'The Cell.'

We've heard from Baralier in Australia who said, "I've just confirmed with Roadshow Distribution (who look after New Line in Australia) that the LotR trailer will be screened with Bring it On and Little Nicky starting this Thursday."

Thanks to our correspondents.

Trailer Music

1/14/01, 9:20 pm EST - Xoanon

For all that have seen the trailer, or have downloaded it thanks to Fatman, you know there is some great music in it. The first 3/4 of the trailer is the same music from the internet preview, the second half, where we see the fellowship walking past the screen, is new, and I WANT TO KNOW WHAT IT IS!! All my good friends out there in Hollywood, get back to me :)

13 Days #5 at the BO

1/14/01, 9:04 pm EST - Xoanon

The LOTR Teaser couldn't even help Kevin Coster's cuban missile crisis drama '13 Days'. It reached number 5 at the box office, the movie earned a total of $10,225,000 this weekend in 2029 theatres in the US. Calculate that to over 5000$ a theatre. Not bad!

Te Papa hits LA to court film lords

1/14/01, 8:56 pm EST - Xoanon

A high-powered delegation from Te Papa, including museum chief executive Dame Cheryl Sotheran, returned from Los Angeles yesterday after discussions with New Line Films to establish a Lord of the Rings exhibition. [More]

Pirated Lord of the Rings trailer on web

1/14/01, 8:54 pm EST - Xoanon

New Zealanders can get a sneak preview of the new Lord Of The Rings trailer on the Internet - but only if they put up with a pirate copy featuring a moviegoer's bobbing head and someone coughing. [More]

PJ's Q&A Transcript!

1/14/01, 5:14 pm EST - Xoanon

Ringer Spy maestrino took the time to transcribe the PJ Q&A for everyone to read! Check it out!

I've been hearing all over that people are complaining of not being able to see the realplayer videos on the official site of PJ answering the 20 or more fan questions, so since I had time to spare I've been working on transcribing them.. [More]

Tolkien trilogy lights up Web

1/14/01, 5:03 pm EST - Xoanon

The Lord of the Web-rings has reached out his hand and now encircles the world.

The Web site for the forthcoming film treatment of J.R.R. Tolkien's trilogy "Lord of the Rings" (www.lordoftherings.net) was relaunched Friday, an event almost as exciting as an eruption of Mount Doom for real Tolkien fans. [More]

'Lord of the Rings' movie captures magic of book

1/14/01, 5:00 pm EST - Xoanon

They got it right.

At least they got it right in the two-minute trailer for "The Lord of the Rings" I viewed at its debut in Chicago on Friday. Well, 40 seconds were taken up with titles, credits and a tight focus on the Ring.

But those other 80 seconds . . . superb. [More]

More Frame by Frame

1/14/01, 4:45 pm EST - Calisuri

I've just updated the teaser trailer frame by frame. Look for much clearer images of Gandalf and what we believe is his battle with the Balrog! [More]

Fan Art Contest 2001 is here!!

1/14/01, 3:20 pm EST - Gamgee

Attention Tolkien artists of all ages! It is time for the official TORN Fan Art contest 2001! Fancy yourself a bit of a Rembrandt? Or perhaps a budding Alan Lee? Then get out your easel and beret and do your best! Lots of great prizes for artists young and old! Good luck!
\[ Click Here for Official Rules and Prizes \]
Fan Art Contest 2001

Trailer Update - More from FatMan

1/14/01, 1:36 pm EST - Calisuri

FatMan sends word that a lot of people are emailing him that the trailer doesn't work. He says to be patient and just keep trying. BTW, you need quicktime to view the trailer. [More]

!!! SPOILERS !!!

Hidden Boromir Pic!

1/14/01, 1:13 pm EST - Calisuri

We reported a few hours ago about a hidden Boromir pic from the official site. Well, why don't we show it to you? :) Thanks to Ringer Staff Amyd and Pipesmoke for leading the way! [More]

!!! SPOILERS !!!

Hidden gems at TheLordoftheRings.net

1/14/01, 12:41 pm EST - Tookish

Yep, the official site has some hidden treasure you may have missed. Thanks to the detective work of Chris at TheRingsofPower.net, you have more goodies to digest: Ian's message and hidden pics! Update: TORN Staffer PipeSmoke also says there is a hidden Boromir pic too, uncovered by our special effects man Amyd!

Teaser Trailer - Frame by Frame Analysis

1/14/01, 11:03 am EST - Calisuri

Who would have know that the 'FatMan' would be such a great resource! He sent us some high res images of the teaser trailer and we have compiled them into a frame by frame analysis. So if you don't have the time to wait for the big download, check out the frame by frame in our movie preview section. [More]

!!! SPOILERS !!!

News for Jan. 13, 2001

United States trailer status update!

1/13/01, 4:37 pm EST - Tookish

Click here to check out our latest information regarding hits and misses of viewing the Fellowship trailer in the US. Add your two cents right here. updated at 8:30 EST

It looks like some people are finding adventure, but adventure is finding others on their search to get the first taste of Middle-earth PJ-style on the big screen. Jincey has compiled some quotes from the batch so you can see some of the reactions and experiences yourself. fan reaction here

Cast News: Orlando Bloom's Birthday!

1/13/01, 1:34 pm EST - Xoanon

Today, January 13th, is Orlando Bloom's (Legolas) Birthday! Orlando was born on January 13th l977, in Canterbury, Kent. That makes him 24 today! Happy Birthday Orlando!

NZ Teaser Trailer News

1/13/01, 11:40 am EST - Calisuri

Ringer Fan Aaron sends in news about the trailer status in New Zealand:

"Just letting ya know that the LOTR trailer will be released in NZ come Thursday the 18th of Jan . It will be attatched the the film "The Cell" , nationwide ."[More]

Bakshi autographed cels on Ebay!

1/13/01, 5:17 am EST - Tookish

SadOgoat pulled me aside in Barliman's to tell me that Ralph Bakshi authographed cels from his personal collection of memorbilia from his Lord of the Rings animated movie are for action on Ebay. Great collectors items for fans! Link to Ebay and then do a search for 'Lord of the Rings cel' to see or take part in the action.

Live Tolkien chats this weekend, 1/13 and 1/14

1/13/01, 4:57 am EST - Tookish

The Hall of Fire will host three live chat sessions this weekend, January 13 and 14. Our topic:

The Physical Characterstics of Men and Elves

For more details link here. First timers welcome!!

Alan Lee: Imagine this....

1/13/01, 4:56 am EST - Tehanu

Imagine spending your life immersed in creating artworks depicting an imaginary world. Then imagine you get asked to PLAY one of your own creations in a live-action movie! For more on this, hop on over to Tol Galen which has been running some really cool stories lately.

United States Fellowship of the Ring trailer status report

1/13/01, 4:45 am EST - Tookish

We're hearing from people all over the United States regarding their success or failiure seeing the FotR preview. For a detailed listing the hits and misses in the cities we've heard from click here. Thanks to everyone for the emails, and if you have information on your town, send it in here.


Access Middle-earth

1/13/01, 2:06 am EST - Xoanon

The Access Hollywood TV show reported on the LOTR Line-up action going on in LA. Nothing newsworthy, but they did show some TORNadoes in line, and a clip from the internet trailer. They also mentioned that the new official site has gathered some 10.4 million hits in 10 hours, hrmm don't know about that...

And in Virginia...

1/13/01, 2:02 am EST - Xoanon

From: Powerman

My girlfriend and I drove two hours to Abingdon, Virginia to see "13 Days" at the Abingdon Cinemall (which a few years ago was rated by starwars.com as the 3'rd best place in the U.S. to watch The Phantom Menace). Much to our dismay, they didn't show the LOTR trailer. After the movie I complained to the manager and she explained their policy of cutting off trailers for movies that weren't coming out within the next 60 days, but she felt sorry for us and we got a special showing in a theater all to ourselves...they even showed it twice for us!

Uh Oh...Trailer online?

1/13/01, 1:58 am EST - Calisuri

Well, I guess this was expected... some major LOTR fans took a video camera into theaters today. This version is quite poor, but at least it's a look, and still it will probably beat the Real Media version that's coming out next Friday. So thanks to Ringer fan FatMan for this clip! [More]

!!! SPOILERS !!!

News for Jan. 12, 2001

And in Brazil...

1/12/01, 8:27 pm EST - Calisuri

Our community member Pelennor.com sent us this today concerning the trailer in Brazil:

"Here, the main movie distributers haven't decided if they will or not buy the copyrights for 'The Lord of The Rings'. That means, no trailer. We, at Pelennor.com, created a petition, and we plan to send this petition to the brazilian distributers. If you are a brazilian or live in Brazil, come to Pelennor.com and find out how to sign the petition and help us!


Sign the Petition

Sad day in Tennessee!

1/12/01, 8:24 pm EST - Tookish

Came home to this email from a disappointed Ringer:

Just a quck note to say that I went to see Thirteen Days in Memphis, TN, at a Malco Theatre in one of our newest and biggest malls. There was NO Lord of the Rings trailer. I talked to the projectionist after the movie and he said they never got the trailer. Seems that New Line needs to do better if they don't won't bad p.r.

Maybe in a few days Dave! Keep us posted and thanks for the note.

UK Trailer Status and some other stuff

1/12/01, 8:15 pm EST - Calisuri

Just got this from a Ringer fan in the UK:

"Trailer is showing in all Showcase Cinema sites in UK, I know because I work in the Projection Booth at one of the sites (Yes I get to watch it several times a day ). Albeight some prints arrived late due to the trailer having to be put on the front of the Lost Soul's feature."

We are also getting reports from across the US that matinee showings of '13 days' did not have the LOTR Trailer. If that is the case, ask for your money back!

Trailer Release Updates - UPDATE

1/12/01, 3:25 pm EST - Calisuri

1. UPDATE Looks like the UK does have the trailer in front of 'Lost Souls' in at least some areas and maybe only at UGC theater chains. Matt just reported in that the trailer is NOT showing in Warner Cinemas in London. (Warner Village West End on Leicester Square) Robert , however, HAS seen the trailer at the UGC Cinema in Sheffield.

2. If you are from Finland, check out the trailer in front of 'Red Planet' on Jan 19th!

3. UPDATE The correct info for the trailer in Norway is Jan 12th - 18th in front of 'Sleepwalkers', and Jan 19th-25th in front of 'Vertical Limit'. Thanks to Řystein for the tip and clarification!

For the current listing of trailer release dates and countries, check out our Previews section.

AICN: Teaser Trailer Report

1/12/01, 11:41 am EST - Calisuri

Harry over at AICN must have got his hands on a copy of the LOTR teaser trailer, out in theaters today. He has a very detailed scene by scene description of the trailer. So whats the verdict? Well, he says, "It is just good. Not very good." [More]

Who knew there was a website devoted to Editors?

1/12/01, 11:36 am EST - Xoanon

But they do deserve it :) Here you go from Editorsnet.com

Editing Begins on New Line's 'Lord of the Rings'

Michael Horton ("Forgotten Silver," "Once Were Warriors"), John Gilbert ("Executive Target," "Aberration") and Jamie Selkirk ("Jackie Brown, Genius," "Meet the Feebles") have begun cutting New Line's "Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring" for director Peter Jackson. [More]

More Bad News? Regarding the UK Trailer

1/12/01, 11:32 am EST - Xoanon

Ringer Spy Matt sends in some bad news regarding the UK trailer, or lack of one thereof. [More]

No Trailer in Ireland?

1/12/01, 11:28 am EST - Xoanon

Ringer Spy Martin sends in sad word from Ireland.

Really bad news from Ireland. The trailer will not be on Castaway or any film here.

Here's a snippet from a mail I recieved from another Irish ringer who did all the legwork on this one.

This is the authoritative word on the Trailer. It will NOT be shown in Ireland. I rang Abbey films in Dublin who distribute New line films in Ireland and a very helpful man there explained to me that the Irish Film censors board will not certificate a trailer until they have seen the film.

Since this won't be possible until mid November at the earliest there is no chance of the trailer being shown.

Now You're Tolkien

1/12/01, 11:25 am EST - Xoanon

From: Lewman

Click to enlarge

They are running a week long centerspread on the movies to look out for in 2001, and LOTR is one of the 'magnificent seven'.

Be There January 19th

1/12/01, 11:17 am EST - Xoanon

Ringer Spy David H sends along the link that will house the new LOTR Trailer starting from January 19th. Make sure you bookmark this baby! [More]

Media Watch: Trailer Review from Toronto Star

1/12/01, 10:00 am EST - Calisuri

Thanks to Ringer fan James for sending this in from today's Toronto Star:

"In this hurry-up world of 2001, you no longer get your full 15 minutes of fame.

Case in point is the brief new teaser trailer for the upcoming The Fellowship Of The Ring, the first chapter in Peter Jackson's wildly anticipated Lord Of The Rings movie trilogy. It arrives today with cult thunder at theatres showing the JFK drama Thirteen Days, hoping to whet the appetites of anxious Tolkien fans the world over." [More]

Hall of Fire live chats this weekend!

1/12/01, 9:26 am EST - Tookish

We're offering three sessions to Talk Tolkien for this weedend's Hall of Fire! For details link here.

Our topic? The Physical Abilities of Men and Elves

Official Site: Things to View

1/12/01, 8:54 am EST - Calisuri

The NEW official site is up, and its quite an improvement! It is visually appealing to the max! Gottta love it. :)

Now that it is up, what new material can we find? Well, after my initial run through, I found some pretty cool stuff in 'The Film' 'Production' pages. You will find a bunch of new images attached to a small description for each aspect of the production. My new personal favorite picture is under 'Miniatures.'

Also, see all of the cast IN COSTUME in "The Film' ' Cast' section. We get a first look at Celeborn, Theoden, Grima, Eowyn and more!

!!! SPOILERS !!!

The Official Site's updated!

1/12/01, 3:15 am EST - Tehanu

And it's chock-full of stuff to go and see! This is the kind of thing we've waited so long to see! Go and enjoy it here


Now I've had time to look around at the updated site. Like the first version, it's very beautiful, rather confusing and demands that you install a lot of plug-ins and software. The bewildering layout means that you're continally being surprised by new treasures! Be a die-hard Tolkien fan and persevere with the downloads, it pays off!

My personal fave: If you find your way into the FILM section titled 'Filmmakers' you'll find the long-awaited 'Peter Jackson Answers the Fans' Questions' as a series of Realplay videos....just click under PJ's picture.

News for Jan. 11, 2001

Media Watch: Fox News

1/11/01, 8:40 pm EST - Calisuri

The Fox Report with Shepard Smith had a very small news tidbit on LOTR in today's 'G Block.' The report mentions how fans are lining up for "Thirteen Days" only to see the LOTR trailer. Two quick still clips of Minas Tirith and Gandalf were shown. Sheppard mentioned there will be more coverage on tomorrow's 'G Block.'

You can check out the video highlights at the FoxReport homepage, just click on 'Fox Report Video Highlights' and then 'G Block.'


1/11/01, 6:06 pm EST - Xoanon

Ringer Spy flandaG sends in a report after SEEING the NEW LOTR TRAILER!! Check out the review here! [More]

Update!!! Prince Imrahil sends in his own review of the trailer!!


When in Denmark...

1/11/01, 5:58 pm EST - Xoanon

From: LTL

For your info, there is now an official LotR movie site in Danish.

The trailer will feature in Denmark on 19 January and the first part will premiere on 19 December.

Online fans await Tolkien tale

1/11/01, 5:55 pm EST - Xoanon

From: BBC News

Lord of the Rings opens in cinemas at the end of the year

Millions of Lord of the Rings fans are expected to log on to a website on Friday which accompanies the forthcoming film version of the classic fantasy tale. [More]

Official Lord of the Rings site goes live tomorrow

1/11/01, 5:53 pm EST - Xoanon

From: The Register

An official Web site for the much-anticipated film trilogy based on JRR Tolkien's Lord of the Rings books goes live on Friday at 8pm GMT. [More]

When in Sweden...UPDATE

1/11/01, 10:52 am EST - Xoanon

From: Niklas

The trailer for "Lord of the Rings" will NOT be on the internet on www.sf.se on the 15th, they said that they had no plans to post it on the web at all. Nor will it be attached to the flick "Adam and Eve" as was posted. That was the case, but due to that being a children's movie, they can't show the trailer with it. They are still looking to show the trailer on the 19th though.

'Lord of the Rings' Trailer Released

1/11/01, 10:49 am EST - Xoanon

Don't let this headline from the Washington Post fool you, we still have to wait until tomorrow :) - Xo

LOS ANGELES –– Movie fans this weekend will get their first glimpse of one of 2001's most anticipated films, the first installment of the "Lord of the Rings" trilogy. [More]

1 Day Left!!!

1/11/01, 9:48 am EST - Xoanon

The folks at New Line Cinema send me the last of the countdown banners. Click the following to see it and read about where I will be heading out to see the trailer. [More]


The news at Mithril

1/11/01, 9:35 am EST - Xoanon

The good folks at Mithril sends us their latest. [More]

Don't queue to see that trailer just any ol' place!

1/11/01, 4:41 am EST - Tehanu

According to WizardWorld the first 250 people in line at the Burbank AMC 14 in Burbank and Sony Theatres' Lincoln Square in New York will each get a LOTR T-shirt from the fan sites (who? We don't giv'em away unless you work for them!) AND attendees can also be in the draw to win an actual crew jacket donated from New Line.

Thanks to Saint for the alert!

11 calendar pics in one convenient location!

1/11/01, 4:09 am EST - Tehanu

The National Post's story that we posted before is now online, where you can see most of the pictures from the 2001 LOTR calendar conveniently laid out for your enjoyment. Having seen the picture of Boromir I now know what I want for next Christmas. Oh yesss, we wantsss it, yessss. You can keep your stupid ring! Thanks to Matt for giving us the link

!!! SPOILERS !!!

The Trailer Online in Sweden from the 15th

1/11/01, 3:55 am EST - Tehanu

It seems that in Sweden the trailer's attached to a movie called 'Adam and Eve' which nobody who's written in seems very excited about. Maybe for this reason, the trailer will be available at www.sf.se according to Jonas, who rang the distributors to find out.

News for Jan. 10, 2001

LOTR Trailer online: January 19th

1/10/01, 11:32 am EST - Xoanon

A full week after the theatrical release in North America, cyberspace will be host to the LOTR Trailer. According to the Wall Street Journal. We have independent confirmation from our Ringer Staff member Leo (lordoftherings.nl), who is always on the ball!

Sneak Peek at New Official Site?

1/10/01, 11:22 am EST - Xoanon

Ringer Spy IM sends in word from The Wall Street Journal Website.

I was looking at WSJ online and they have an article about LOTR (the one I just posted -Xo), along with the article, they have an image of what must be the new look of the official site! [More]


New Line Cinema Gives 'Rings' Trilogy A Big Push on Web for Obsessive Fans

1/10/01, 11:15 am EST - Xoanon

From: The Wall Street Journal

New Line Cinema Gives 'Rings' Trilogy
A Big Push on Web for Obsessive Fans

The first installment in New Line Cinema's "Lord of the Rings" film trilogy won't hit theaters until December. But this Friday, the studio's "Rings" Web site will begin serving up behind-the-scenes tidbits such as how makeup artists glued hair on the feet of the movie's mythical Hobbits. [More]

Day 2 Banner!

1/10/01, 10:22 am EST - Xoanon

The folks at New Line have sent us the day 2 banner, check it out!! [More]


Tolkien Profile on Ovation

1/10/01, 10:17 am EST - Xoanon

From: Gary

I caught a superb program this morning on the Ovation network that other readers of this site may want to know about. [More]

Lured by the rings

1/10/01, 10:05 am EST - Xoanon

Purist fans and beleaguered heirs of J.R.R. Tolkien may hate it, but a star-studded cast in a trilogy based on Lord of the Rings is reigniting new interest in an old classic. [More]

Thanks to Scott T, who wants to be a star.

Norwegian filmweb Article

1/10/01, 10:00 am EST - Xoanon

Ok, so it's not English...but read on if you can!

I found a page on the norwegian filmweb. There's some info in norwegian about the trailers premiere and 3 pictures. [More]

Thanks to Robert for the tip!

Saturday night at the adverts

1/10/01, 9:56 am EST - Xoanon

From: The Guardian

There's an advert currently going out on Virgin radio encouraging listeners to go to the cinema this Friday. Nothing strange about that, except that it's not a film that's being advertised. [More]

Thanks to Torquemada

Live in Germany? Read on!

1/10/01, 9:52 am EST - Xoanon

We've got some cool news regarding a German Tolkien Convention, read on. [More]

Shockwave LOTR Games

1/10/01, 9:42 am EST - Xoanon

Ringer Spy Hugo from LordoftheRings.nl has gotten some fan made Shockwave/Flash LOTR related games! You know I'll be playing these things while I'm on sick leave from school :) [More]

When in Oz... Update..AGAIN

1/10/01, 9:37 am EST - Xoanon

ok, you live in Australia, when/where will you see the LOTR trailer? Demosthenes has the answer....I hope:

The bloke who i spoke to at Roadshow (a guy named Ben in their programming department), said that the lotr teaser trailer would be shown with "What Women Want" from January 18, *despite the fact that What Women Want has already opened (a week ago or so) in Australia*. Hope this helps clarify any previous confusion.

Thirteen Daze

1/10/01, 9:35 am EST - Xoanon

From: Andy

Not sure if youre aware, but there is a very short LOTR article in the January 15 issue of Newsweek, pg 10.


How do you get kids in theaters for a Kennedy-era drama? (1) Call it "Hey Dude, Let's Bomb Cuba" or (2) Pair it with the first "Lord of the Rings" trailer. Starting Friday, seats for "Thirteen Days" will be filled with Tolkienites eager for a peck at "Rings" (the Trilogy doesn't open till December). Says one, "It's not that I don't care about the Cuban missile crisis, buuut..."

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