News for Oct. 07, 2001
Fan Artists Wanted!!
10/07/01, 11:44 pm EST - Xoanon
MTV Poll Update: LOTR is losing again!
10/07/01, 10:12 pm EST - Calisuri
Media Watch: My Generation
10/07/01, 9:39 pm EST - Xoanon
Rings? Potter? Who?
10/07/01, 9:29 pm EST - Xoanon
A summary of an article called "Hollywood Hype has not effect" from the same journo in "The Australian". It talks about Planet of the Apes and so on and how Hollywood Hype is no longer as effective as it used to be. (hrm...over a quarter of a million people hitting TORN on one day seems to tell ME that the hype is alive and well -Xo) [More]
LOTR Packaging Contests Etc!!!
10/07/01, 9:14 pm EST - Xoanon
Ringer Spy Cuthalion sends along this very intersting link from shop.yahoo.com, it's extremely interesting it announces an upcoming contest to win gold rings, dvd players, and more. Hmmm..looks cool to me!
Victoria University Hosting Series On Tolkien.
10/07/01, 9:08 pm EST - Xoanon
Hobbits, orcs, wizards and elves will come to 'life' in December this year with the first of Peter Jackson's and alumna Fran Walsh's much anticipated film trilogy The Lord of the Rings scheduled for release. [More]
Lord How Those Cash Registers Ring
10/07/01, 9:04 pm EST - Xoanon
Learning to pick up a good hobbit
10/07/01, 8:57 pm EST - Xoanon
Toy Biz Toy Review
10/07/01, 8:43 pm EST - Xoanon
I am reading alot of the reports concerning the new Toy Biz LOTR figures, and thought since I have bought a number of them I should throw in my 2 cents. [More]
Tolkien Anthology Tribute Paperback Release
10/07/01, 7:34 pm EST - Tookish
Media Watch: UK's SFX #85
10/07/01, 7:13 pm EST - Tookish
Thanks Richard! And woohoo!!
From the Sublime to the Ridiculous
10/07/01, 7:09 pm EST - Tookish
Pre-Order The Howard Shore Soundtrack!
10/07/01, 2:16 pm EST - Strider
Wireless Middle-Earth - The Site of Riot-E and New Line Entertainment
10/07/01, 1:32 pm EST - Strider
"Wireless Middle-Earth is a living and growing world within your mobile phone. Prepare to meet hobbits, elves and dwarfs - or walk on the dark side with orcs, Ringwraiths or Balrog. Access to this world is at your fingertips! Wander through Middle-Earth with mobile games, quizzes, polls and infotainment, or communicate in script or rune."
Media Watch: Famous Magazine
10/07/01, 1:13 pm EST - Strider
Anyone with a scanner, send it our way.
Another Wood Birthday
10/07/01, 12:26 pm EST - Xoanon
(H, didn't think I'd post it did you? -Xo)
I'm Seeing Double..Or Maybe 150 Of Them..
10/07/01, 11:46 am EST - Xoanon
Media Watch: Starlog Magazine
10/07/01, 11:42 am EST - Xoanon
Media Watch: Newsday
10/07/01, 11:37 am EST - Xoanon
If anyone has a scan of the article send it along!
Cate's A Real Pro When Crying
10/07/01, 9:17 am EST - Strider
Fellowship Trailer Shown in Halves on BBC
10/07/01, 9:06 am EST - Strider
I taped the 5/10/01 edition of the Beeb's film review show Film 2001, (or rather my wife did, as I was at work) expecting to see the new FOTR trailer on our 28.5 inch widescreen Dolby Digital TV. As I cannot download Q-time 5, I was panting in anticipation. When I flipped back my VCR, I was disappointed (if that word can actually be applied to the deliriously impressive footage) to find it was only the last half of the trailer! Point I'm (finally) making is the BBC's hoopla about it being the new LOTR trailer, when it was in fact merely half of it. Boy what half though. In the end I should shut up and dance though. Half full is better than half empty eh?
SHOP: LOTR Toy Sword Pics!
10/07/01, 1:36 am EST - Xoanon
News for Oct. 06, 2001
Fellowship Movie Cards In Cereal Boxes
10/06/01, 8:57 pm EST - Strider
It seems that lucky German ringers will be able to pick out an image from FotR while they're having their breakfast in the morning. Kelloggs.de, the German site for Kellogg's Cereal has announced that there will be a card from a collection of 24 in every box of Kellogg's cereal, to coincide with the release of the Fellowship of the Ring. The site also contains a Flash Lord of the Rings section complete with images of all 24 cards (which look fantastic), and an online game where you pit the character's abilities against each other. Check it out now! [More]
New Ancanar Trailer To Be Released
10/06/01, 3:52 pm EST - Strider
Fellowship Movie Artifacts Tour
10/06/01, 3:07 pm EST - Strider
"Just wanted to let you all know that FOTR artifacts are on sime kind of tour (in case you didn't know). Here in Toronto, Canada, 'A Journey To Middle Earth: An Exhibit of Artifacts From The Major Motion Picture The Lord of The Rings/Fellowship of the Ring' at Casa Loma October 31 to November 11." [More]
Get Your Tickets Here!
10/06/01, 1:12 pm EST - Xoanon
Media Watch: Parabola Magazine
10/06/01, 12:33 pm EST - Xoanon
MrOpinion: Most people don't want to see LOTR?
10/06/01, 12:04 pm EST - Calisuri
Thanks to Ringer fan iNdiGo_hErEtiC for the tip.
ps - We crushed that MTV poll from the other day! Good show!
pps - The poll now has an outstand 97.7% 'yes' answer for LOTR
SHOP: LOTR Goodies At Hot Topic
10/06/01, 12:03 am EST - Xoanon
News for Oct. 05, 2001
They Asked For It..
10/05/01, 11:54 pm EST - Xoanon
R & R QUESTION NO. 170: BASED ON TRAILERS AND PREVIEWS, WHAT FALL OR WINTER MOVIES LOOK GREAT, WHICH LOOK TERRIBLE AND WHY?
This came to mind for two reasons. One, there was considerable buzz around the office water cup -- that's all we can afford, one cup -- about the new trailer for "The Lord of the Rings: Fellowship of the Ring." On the other hand, there's a trailer for a film called "How High" that seems to suggest two rappers with joints can outsmart the intellectuals at Harvard. [More]
Sean Bean Does Macbeth
10/05/01, 11:49 pm EST - Xoanon
Is this Sean Bean I see before me in the West End?SEAN BEAN is returning to the stage - in a west end production of Macbeth. Bean, 42 fresh from filming LORD OF THE RINGS in New Zealand, will take the lead part for the Ambassador Theatre Group next summer. The play is to be directed by Edward Hall.
(let's hope the curse doesn't get him -Xo)
MTV Poll: LOTR is getting its Behind Kicked!
10/05/01, 10:21 pm EST - Calisuri
Hall of Fire Chats for October 6th and 7th
10/05/01, 10:18 pm EST - Strider
What Character Are You?
10/05/01, 7:41 pm EST - Strider
My friend (who is not a LOTR fan, but will be if I can help it) told me about this today, I thought that it might be something you would want to share with all the others who are counting down the days to Dec. 19. At selectsmart.com, under Arts & Literature, there is a little test you can take that tells you what character from LOTR that you are most like. It's just a little thing that keeps ya going until December! [More]
IGN Feature: Fall's Finest Films
10/05/01, 7:28 pm EST - Strider
GAMING: TCG demo video
10/05/01, 7:16 pm EST - DarthCaeser
New Interview on BillyBoyd.net
10/05/01, 6:13 pm EST - Strider
New Cinematic Heroes Rise to the Occasion
10/05/01, 5:54 pm EST - Strider
Amazon Bestsellers List.
10/05/01, 5:59 am EST - Tehanu
Decipher releases new card
10/05/01, 5:31 am EST - leo
Rush Hour 2 DVD has LOTR Easter Eggs!
10/05/01, 12:50 am EST - Calisuri
News for Oct. 04, 2001
Burger King Promotion Spy Report
10/04/01, 11:59 pm EST - Calisuri
"Hey there. An inside source from Burger King tells me that a 10 minute preview (perhaps the same one from Cannes) was shown to restaurant managers today at a National Franchise Association Restaurant Managers Conference in Birmingham, Alabama. They were also informed of various promotional items to be available with the release of FOTR including: 19 individual character toys that are described as "interlocking toys with voice and light capabilities" and also 4 goblets depicting different characters. "
I guess I'm going to have to start hitting Burger King...but it is going to be extremely hard to break my newly found passion for 'In and Out Burgers.'
SHOP: Life-sized Stand-ups
10/04/01, 11:47 pm EST - Calisuri
Lord of the Rings Toys
10/04/01, 8:08 pm EST - Xoanon
I'll preface this review by stating that I am a big Tolkien fan. I'm such a big Tolkien fan that I will admit I find the idea of action figures, computer games and Burger King Kids' Meals based on The Lord of the Rings to be something that is at best, very odd, and at worst, sacrilege. [More]
10/04/01, 8:04 pm EST - Xoanon
Wanna Go To Goblin Town?
10/04/01, 7:54 pm EST - Xoanon
11 Things You Don't Know About LOTR
10/04/01, 1:22 pm EST - Xoanon
Bringing J.R.R. Tolkien's epic trilogy, The Lord of the Rings, to the big screen is unquestionably one of the largest projects undertaken in movie history -- and perhaps the greatest business venture ever mounted on New Zealand soil. Kiwi director Peter Jackson (Heavenly Creatures, The Frighteners) pushed to make three films back to back based on Tolkien's masterpiece, which depicts an epic battle between the good folk of the Fellowship, including Hobbits, Dwarves and the Races of Men, and the evil armies of the dark lord, Sauron, for control of the "one ring" that gives ultimate power over all. [More]
A Hobbit Here, A Hobbit There..
10/04/01, 1:21 pm EST - Xoanon
A political page I occasionally visit quoted the very british "Guardian" in an editorial dealing with George Bush's political future. I would not draw your attention to it, except for its literary allusion in an early paragraph. Amazing where those pesky hobbits turn up, isn't it? [More]
When In Oz, Go See 'Don't Say A Word'!
10/04/01, 1:17 pm EST - Xoanon
Cate Goes Bazaar
10/04/01, 1:14 pm EST - Xoanon
Anyone with a scanner, you know what to do!
New Line and Regal Cinemas: round 7...
10/04/01, 11:11 am EST - leo
Media Watch: GNER
10/04/01, 11:01 am EST - leo
GNER (a UK rail company) has an article about Tolkien in their free onboard magazine called LiveWire. The Cover says: 'Totally Tolkien Liv Tyler stars in Lord of the Rings' and there's a four page article with pictures, some seen before, one of JRRT I'd not seen before and one of Ted Nasmith's new ones. It gives a general story of the film-making.
Anyone who happens to have on of these and a scanner, please send it in!
SHOP: Sting Replica Available for Pre-Order
10/04/01, 10:53 am EST - Calisuri
According to a tip from our Ringer fan Queen of Rohan the "The Lord of the Rings: 20" Electronic Light 'N Sound 'Sting' Sword" is available to purchase! Check out the Amazon.com listing for Frodo's glowing blade! (Yes, this one glows too!) [More]
New trailer on BBC!
10/04/01, 10:48 am EST - leo
News for Oct. 03, 2001
Philippa Boyens Article on Cinescape.com
10/03/01, 5:25 pm EST - Strider
Thanks to Ringer Spy Pippin Skywalker for that!
Dwarvish music for Rings movie
10/03/01, 1:47 pm EST - Xoanon
LOTR: From QuickTime To Real Media..And Back Again
10/03/01, 1:43 pm EST - Strider
[Dunno why the writer of this article thinks I'm a guy though. What did I do to give people that impression? - Tehanu]
Ian Holm Talks LOTR
10/03/01, 1:42 pm EST - Xoanon
Thanks to Timothy for the tip!
Book Television Airs Tolkien Special
10/03/01, 1:37 pm EST - Xoanon
There was a one hour show on Tolkien yesterday on the Book Television Channel (Bell Express Vu Canada, 3 Oct. 6 pm Atlantic Time), dealing mostly with the writing of LOTR. There were interviews with his children, pictures, Judi Dench reading portions of the books, and readings from letters he sent to his children. There were stories told of literary meetings with C.S. Lewis and others, and very interesting parallels made between scenes in the stories and events of Tolkien's life. A great insight into the writing of LOTR.
(Gah! I missed it! -Xo)
GAMING: RIOT-E & T-Mobil Unite!
10/03/01, 1:36 pm EST - DarthCaeser
SHOP: UK Ringers: The Toys Have Arrived!!
10/03/01, 1:30 pm EST - Xoanon
I thought you would like to know that here at the Toyshop.com, the UK's largest independant toy retailer we have just received one of the first shipments in the UK of the eagerly awaited toys from the upcoming The Fellowship Of The Ring movie. Follow the links below to find out more. [More]
Good And Bad News From Decipher
10/03/01, 1:25 pm EST - Xoanon
Bad News: Seems that DecipherCon has been cancelled. Check out the press release. [More]
We Wantsssss Oscars My Preciousssssss
10/03/01, 1:21 pm EST - Xoanon
Thanks to Nick for the tip!
It's In The Stars
10/03/01, 1:18 pm EST - Xoanon
Thanks to DM
Nerds Kill Hollywood Tripe?
10/03/01, 1:16 pm EST - Xoanon
Thanks to PT
It has grown to be quite the custom for the superior production companies to showcase their work before the end of season movie bonanza here in the largest movie going nation (per capita) in the world. [More]
LOTR: TTT Most Anticipated Film of 2002
10/03/01, 1:14 pm EST - Xoanon
There is a list of movies to watch for in 2002! and "The Two Towers" is on it of course. Talk about advanced buzz. [More]
New trailer in theatres next week?
10/03/01, 11:35 am EST - leo
LOTR: FOTR in Japan: March 2002?
10/03/01, 8:28 am EST - Xoanon
Just thought you might like to know that the Japanese distributors of the first film, Nippon Herald, tells us it will not be released here until at least March 2 2002 to coincide with the Japanese school holidays.
More on Enya
10/03/01, 8:27 am EST - Xoanon
BURBANK, Calif., Oct. 1 /PRNewswire/ -- Enya's latest album, A DAY WITHOUT RAIN, continues to score success in the U.S. for the gifted Irish singer and multi-instrumentalist, as sales this past week move the album to the #7 position with over 98,000 copies sold, returning the album to Billboard's Top 10. [More]
Thanks to Storm and Benjudah for the tip!
Cannes Footage report for Spanish-speakers.
10/03/01, 6:46 am EST - Tehanu
Stuff from Amazon: A bow and arrow, and Asfbht?
10/03/01, 6:00 am EST - Tehanu
Thanks to GJ for that!
More Talk of Merchandising.
10/03/01, 5:49 am EST - Tehanu
News for Oct. 02, 2001
EXCLUSIVE: A Preview of the Behind the Scenes LOTR DVD!
10/02/01, 6:56 pm EST - Calisuri
The Dungeons of Orthanc Revealed
10/02/01, 5:44 pm EST - Strider
GAMING: Update from MM3D
10/02/01, 5:21 pm EST - DarthCaeser
Coming Attractions Trailer Schedule
10/02/01, 4:18 pm EST - Strider
E's 'Coming Attractions' featuring the Lord of the Rings second trailer will air on the following day (All times EST).
10/3/2001, Wednesday - 1:30 - 2:00 AM
10/5/2001, Friday - 9:00 - 9:30 AM
10/6/2001, Saturday - 7:00 - 7:30 AM
10/7/2001, Sunday - 3:30 - 4:00 AM
10/8/2001, Monday - 3:00 - 3:30 AM
Set your alarm clock(s)!
Enya Article on Jam! Showbiz
10/02/01, 4:10 pm EST - Strider
Thanks to Tallboy for the heads-up.
LotR Collectibles by Department 56
10/02/01, 1:48 pm EST - Strider
Lord of the Ring Artifacts go on Tour
10/02/01, 1:36 pm EST - Strider
Costumes, props, and still photos from the upcoming film fantasy trilogy will be among items in the 'A Journey To Middle Earth' collection on display from Halloween through Nov. 11 at Casa Loma in Toronto, the first - and, for now, only - city in North America to receive the exhibit." [More]
Thanks to Darren for the tip!
More Toy Biz Goodies!
10/02/01, 1:31 pm EST - Xoanon
LOTR Trailer on E!
10/02/01, 1:10 pm EST - Xoanon
You might want to alert the public that E! Entertainment Television is showing the latest and greatest LOTR trailer on their 'Coming Attractions' show. It aired yesterday (Monday), and will be repeated throughout the week at various times until a new episode comes out the following Monday. LOTR is the very last trailer in the show.
10/02/01, 12:38 pm EST - Calisuri