News for Jan. 16, 2001
Glass Hammer Update
1/16/01, 9:34 pm EST - Xoanon
Check it all out here.
1/16/01, 9:31 pm EST - Xoanon
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
See The Movie, Win a Prize
1/16/01, 5:26 pm EST - Xoanon
Thanks to the lovely Wendy for the tip!
When in Russia...
1/16/01, 5:23 pm EST - Xoanon
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
Welcome Morgul Rats!
1/16/01, 11:07 am EST - Calisuri
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
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
"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
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
The Holes Continue...
1/15/01, 7:46 pm EST - Calisuri
E! Online Gets it ALL wrong...
1/15/01, 7:37 pm EST - Calisuri
Thanks to Dave for sending us this story!
Details the fans have noticed
1/15/01, 6:15 pm EST - Tehanu
Trailer news from England.
1/15/01, 5:41 pm EST - Tehanu
"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
MARKETING WIZARDS USE ONLINE SAVVY TO TEASE TOLKIEN FANS
1/15/01, 3:04 pm EST - Xoanon
Real Gems from Amyd!
1/15/01, 10:49 am EST - Calisuri
Quiet Week-end....wasn't it?
1/15/01, 10:45 am EST - Xoanon
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
NYC Teaser Sign
1/15/01, 8:27 am EST - Calisuri
"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
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.
1/14/01, 9:20 pm EST - Xoanon
13 Days #5 at the BO
1/14/01, 9:04 pm EST - Xoanon
Te Papa hits LA to court film lords
1/14/01, 8:56 pm EST - Xoanon
Pirated Lord of the Rings trailer on web
1/14/01, 8:54 pm EST - Xoanon
PJ's Q&A Transcript!
1/14/01, 5:14 pm EST - Xoanon
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 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
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
Fan Art Contest 2001 is here!!
1/14/01, 3:20 pm EST - Gamgee
Trailer Update - More from FatMan
1/14/01, 1:36 pm EST - Calisuri
Hidden Boromir Pic!
1/14/01, 1:13 pm EST - Calisuri
Hidden gems at TheLordoftheRings.net
1/14/01, 12:41 pm EST - Tookish
Teaser Trailer - Frame by Frame Analysis
1/14/01, 11:03 am EST - Calisuri
News for Jan. 13, 2001
United States trailer status update!
1/13/01, 4:37 pm EST - Tookish
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
"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
Live Tolkien chats this weekend, 1/13 and 1/14
1/13/01, 4:57 am EST - Tookish
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
United States Fellowship of the Ring trailer status report
1/13/01, 4:45 am EST - Tookish
1/13/01, 2:06 am EST - Xoanon
And in Virginia...
1/13/01, 2:02 am EST - Xoanon
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
News for Jan. 12, 2001
And in Brazil...
1/12/01, 8:27 pm EST - Calisuri
"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!
Sad day in Tennessee!
1/12/01, 8:24 pm EST - Tookish
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
"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
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
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
Who knew there was a website devoted to Editors?
1/12/01, 11:36 am EST - Xoanon
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
No Trailer in Ireland?
1/12/01, 11:28 am EST - Xoanon
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
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
Media Watch: Trailer Review from Toronto Star
1/12/01, 10:00 am EST - Calisuri
"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
Our topic? The Physical Abilities of Men and Elves
Official Site: Things to View
1/12/01, 8:54 am EST - Calisuri
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!
The Official Site's updated!
1/12/01, 3:15 am EST - Tehanu
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
You can check out the video highlights at the FoxReport homepage, just click on 'Fox Report Video Highlights' and then 'G Block.'
WANNA KNOW WHAT'S IN THE TRAILER!?!? -UPDATE-
1/11/01, 6:06 pm EST - Xoanon
Update!!! Prince Imrahil sends in his own review of the trailer!!
When in Denmark...
1/11/01, 5:58 pm EST - Xoanon
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
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
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
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
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 news at Mithril
1/11/01, 9:35 am EST - Xoanon
Don't queue to see that trailer just any ol' place!
1/11/01, 4:41 am EST - Tehanu
Thanks to Saint for the alert!
11 calendar pics in one convenient location!
1/11/01, 4:09 am EST - Tehanu
The Trailer Online in Sweden from the 15th
1/11/01, 3:55 am EST - Tehanu
News for Jan. 10, 2001
LOTR Trailer online: January 19th
1/10/01, 11:32 am EST - Xoanon
Sneak Peek at New Official Site?
1/10/01, 11:22 am EST - Xoanon
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
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
Tolkien Profile on Ovation
1/10/01, 10:17 am EST - Xoanon
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
Thanks to Scott T, who wants to be a star.
Norwegian filmweb Article
1/10/01, 10:00 am EST - Xoanon
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
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
Shockwave LOTR Games
1/10/01, 9:42 am EST - Xoanon
When in Oz... Update..AGAIN
1/10/01, 9:37 am EST - Xoanon
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.
1/10/01, 9:35 am EST - Xoanon
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..."