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News for Oct. 07, 2001

Fan Artists Wanted!!

10/07/01, 11:44 pm EST - Xoanon

A VERY big magazine has asked us to help them locate some TORN artwork they want to re-publish in their magazine!

They've chosen a few they want, and we need to get proper credit for them! So if you see your name at the link below send me your info! [More]

MTV Poll Update: LOTR is losing again!

10/07/01, 10:12 pm EST - Calisuri

Yes, I know this is horrible, but we can't lose to Star Wars. Yes, I know polls are not accurate...but geez they are fun to win. So lets make sure that we crush the competition when this one is completed and show that MTV TRL crowd what we're made of! Even if you have voted already, jump back to that MTV weekly poll and cast a vote for LOTR! Charge!!! [More]

Media Watch: My Generation

10/07/01, 9:39 pm EST - Xoanon

Check out these scans from 'My Generation' Magazine. Take a look! [More]

Rings? Potter? Who?

10/07/01, 9:29 pm EST - Xoanon

From: Paul

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

From: John

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

Ringer Spy John sends along this great article from 'The NZ Sunday Times'. Take a look! [More]

Learning to pick up a good hobbit

10/07/01, 8:57 pm EST - Xoanon

Other people's routines can often seem strange. For a year and a half Billy Boyd lived in a rented home in near Wellington, New Zealand. At 4.30 most mornings a car would pick him up to take him to a nearby film set. By dawn the 33-year-old Scots actor, still half asleep, would be in a make-up van being transformed into Pippin, a 3ft 6in hobbit in J R R Tolkien's Lord of the Rings. [More]

Toy Biz Toy Review

10/07/01, 8:43 pm EST - Xoanon

From: Anthony

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

Not sure if this is new but I thought I'd post anyway. From staffer Berendir: I was in the bookstore today at South Station and found this book. It's sort of a tribute book to JRR Tolkien. [More]

Media Watch: UK's SFX #85

10/07/01, 7:13 pm EST - Tookish

UK magazine SFX will have an exclusive on-set report for LOTR in their next issue no. 85 due on 2nd November.

Thanks Richard! And woohoo!!

From the Sublime to the Ridiculous

10/07/01, 7:09 pm EST - Tookish

Ringer Eowyn sends in word of LotR movie theater popcorn tubs! I work in a UGC cinema in England and... I was flicking through the merchandising and promotional booklet to tell staff what is coming up and I thought you may be intrested to know UGC will be getting LOTR popcorn tubs... 3 different tubs each with a different character...

Pre-Order The Howard Shore Soundtrack!

10/07/01, 2:16 pm EST - Strider

The Howard Shore score for the Lord of the Rings: Fellowship of the Ring is now available to pre-order at Amazon. With a release date of November 13, this is the closest thing to seeing the Fellowship of the Ring until December 19th. [More]

Wireless Middle-Earth - The Site of Riot-E and New Line Entertainment

10/07/01, 1:32 pm EST - Strider

After months of writing about it, the partnership between Middle-Earth and Riot-E has finally created what they wanted for the fans. Welcome to Wireless Middle-Earth, bringing Lord of the Rings to your mobile.

"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."

- www.WirelessMiddle-Earth.com

Media Watch: Famous Magazine

10/07/01, 1:13 pm EST - Strider

Summer Gal dropped a line to say that all Canadians will be able to read a two page article on Cate Blanchett in this month's 'Famous' magazine. She says that she joined the cast "so that I could have the ears."

Anyone with a scanner, send it our way.

Another Wood Birthday

10/07/01, 12:26 pm EST - Xoanon

Sharing a birthday with the Queen of TORN Tehanu is a good friend of mine Hannah Wood, sister to our very own Elijah Wood (Frodo). Hannah, the self proclaimed 'saucy little vixen' was born Hannah Blessing Wood on 7 October 1983 in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Wish them all the best and lets hope Hannah gets over her cold!

(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

IGN Movies is reporting that the Matrix folks are looking for 75 to 150 Hugo Weaving (Elrond) body doubles for the new Matrix films. That's a whole lotta Hugo... [More]

Media Watch: Starlog Magazine

10/07/01, 11:42 am EST - Xoanon

Ringer Spy Timothy chimes in to tell us that the latest issue of Starlog Magazine has a great John Rhys-Davies (Gimli) interview, anyone with a scanner send it along!

Media Watch: Newsday

10/07/01, 11:37 am EST - Xoanon

From TORN Staffer Thorongil:

"Newsday" the 6th largest paper in the USA, printed an article on Ian McKellen (Gandalf) today. It is part of our Sunday paper, Oct 7th. The article ran in our Fanfare section (entertainment).

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

"Cate Blanchett is great at crying on cue according to one of the stars of her new film. Bobby Slayton, who also appears in the film (Bandits), says Blanchett was a real pro when she had to cry: 'There was one scene we did where she had to cry. We took the scene three or four times, and as soon as Barry, the director, said action, she turned on the tears'." [More]

Fellowship Trailer Shown in Halves on BBC

10/07/01, 9:06 am EST - Strider

From Gothmog and Wife:

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

Ringer Spy Queen of Rohan sends along these great pics of some very cool LOTR Sword pics! [More]

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

Ringer Spy Pippin Skywalker mailed us today to let us know that a new trailer is due to be released on the official site for the Indie film, Ancanar. It will be available at some time between now and November. [More]

Fellowship Movie Artifacts Tour

10/06/01, 3:07 pm EST - Strider

Some more information on the tour of some props from the Fellowship of the Ring which was announced last week, courtesy of Ringer Spy Ross:

"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

Well...not really..sorry. But Ringer Spy Stefan sends along his report on a LOTR presentation in Cologne, Germany. Take a look! [More]

Media Watch: Parabola Magazine

10/06/01, 12:33 pm EST - Xoanon

Ringer Spy Ryan sends along word about the latest issue of 'Parabola' Magazine. Take a look! [More]

MrOpinion: Most people don't want to see LOTR?

10/06/01, 12:04 pm EST - Calisuri

According to a poll at MrOpinion.com, most movie goers are not too excited about the release of Lord of the Rings. The poll asks, "Are you planning on seeing the new Lord of the Rings movie when it comes out?" 52 percent of the respondants have chosen "no." I can't vouch for the accuracy of this polling site, but it is quite interesting to see these results. I have often wondered if the hype in the fan community is shared with others. [More]

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

Ringer Spy Blynk sends along word that she has seen, and managed to pick up some LOTR related clothes and merch at Hot Topic. [More]

News for Oct. 05, 2001

They Asked For It..

10/05/01, 11:54 pm EST - Xoanon

I do feel sorry for the people in charge of this 'Rant & Rave' feedback...but here goes..


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

From: Etched Chaos

I was reading the Daily Express earlier and I came across a very small thing on Sean Bean (Boromir):

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

Thanks to Ringer Jim for directing us to MTV's weekly poll. There still might be time to affect the results. The poll is "Which movie are you most psyched to see when it hits the box office?" Harry Potter AND Star Wars Episode II are beating us folks! Call to arms!!! CHARGE!!!! [More]

Hall of Fire Chats for October 6th and 7th

10/05/01, 10:18 pm EST - Strider

Thirty-ninth heir of Isildur; Ranger of Middle-Earth; King of the reunited realms of Arnor and Gondor. As a child, he was brought into the home of Elrond as the son of Arathorn but both his identity and lineage were kept secret, and he was known as Estel; Hope. Most like Isildur amongst all his heirs he was, and it was at Rivendell that he first saw his future wife, Arwen Undómiel, daughter of Elrond. This weekend, the Hall of Fire discusses one of the greatest men in the history of Middle-Earth, a leader who shaped the future of men and the first king under the Reign of Men in Middle-Earth - Aragorn son of Arathorn, Estel, Elessar or Strider. [More]

What Character Are You?

10/05/01, 7:41 pm EST - Strider

From Jessica:

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

IGN's Filmforce have posted an article on how the upcoming movies are shaping up for Fall and Winter this year, with a little comment on each film and a summary of the plot. Unsuprisingly, the Fellowship of the Ring is mentioned. [More]

GAMING: TCG demo video

10/05/01, 7:16 pm EST - DarthCaeser

Decipher has released a video on the Trading Card Game, focusing on the rules of the game. Unfortunately, the video is offered in streaming Real Media only. Hopefully they'll have a downloadable version soon. [More]

New Interview on BillyBoyd.net

10/05/01, 6:13 pm EST - Strider

A brand new interview has been posted on Billy Boyd's new site BillyBoyd.net, which includes Billy's audition for Lord of the Rings, how he felt after bagging the role of Pippin, and some tid bits about the Trilogy itself. [More]

New Cinematic Heroes Rise to the Occasion

10/05/01, 5:54 pm EST - Strider

Erin and Lindulas have both sent in transcripts of the article in October 4th's USA Today, which compares the Hobbits to the heroes of September 11th. [More]

Amazon Bestsellers List.

10/05/01, 5:59 am EST - Tehanu

The Hobbit and LOTR boxed set are sitting in fourth place on Amazon's list for literature and fiction, though I notice that once again, rated against all books, it comes a mere 68th and is trounced by such foundations of Western culture as "8 Minutes in the Morning: A Simple Way to Start Your Day That Burns Fat and Sheds the Pounds"

Decipher releases new card

10/05/01, 5:31 am EST - leo

from: Jerm

I just went over to Decipher to check on the latest card and today they revealed Galdriel, the picture of her on the card is a great one, don't think I've seen it before somewhere. [More]

Actually, this picture is also featured on New Line's promotional calendar for the month December, so some of you might have seen it before.

Rush Hour 2 DVD has LOTR Easter Eggs!

10/05/01, 12:50 am EST - Calisuri

Just got an email from Ringer fan Jeremy redirecting us to The Digital Bits. They have a great scoop on the December release of Rush Hour 2 DVD. Sources tell The Digital Bits that hidden on the disc will be the LOTR second teaser trailer AND the latest (WB Premiered) Fellowship of the Ring trailer! Woo! Nothing like watching the trailers in 5.1 Dolby Digital. [More]

News for Oct. 04, 2001

Burger King Promotion Spy Report

10/04/01, 11:59 pm EST - Calisuri

So what IS Burger King doing to promote LOTR? Fear not, from this spy report, it doesn't sound like we will have to tolerate "The One Onion Ring." Ringer Elenhim sends this in:

"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

[ Click for Full Story ]If you are a subscriber of the LOTR New Line Shop newsletter, you will know the official cardboard stand-ups are now available for purchase. The life-sized stand-ups of Saruman, Gandalf, Frodo, and all 4 hobbits, range in price from $29.95 to $39.95 (US). You can also get the complete set for $100. [More]

Lord of the Rings Toys

10/04/01, 8:08 pm EST - Xoanon

From: Jason Clarke

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]

MST3K Returns!

10/04/01, 8:04 pm EST - Xoanon

NEW YORK -- Ah MST3K, we missed ye! In their first series collaboration since the end of their ever-popular cult television show, the creative wonders behind Mystery Science Theater 3000 (MST3K) have re-teamed to bring the Web world the comic saga of Edward the Less. Exclusively created for SCIFI.COM, The Adventures of Edward the Less, a hilarious new illustrated streaming video series, will premiere on Tuesday, October 25 on www.scifi.com. [More]

Wanna Go To Goblin Town?

10/04/01, 7:54 pm EST - Xoanon

Ringer Spy SmitGin sends in his favorite travel brochure to Goblin Town! Book your ticket today!

11 Things You Don't Know About LOTR

10/04/01, 1:22 pm EST - Xoanon

(Just try me pal... -Xo)

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

From: Balin of the Mines

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

Ringer Spy PT sends along word that the new (yummy) LOTR: FOTR trailer will be seen with the new Sean Bean (Boromir) film 'Don't Say A Word'. The film opens on October 25th in Australia. Get your double dose of Beanage!

Cate Goes Bazaar

10/04/01, 1:14 pm EST - Xoanon

Ringer Spy DW sends along word that our very own Cate Blanchett (Galadriel) is currently gracing the cover of 'Bazaar' Magazine.

There is a small picture of Galadriel in there that I haven't seen before. The article doesn't have much info on LoTR, just talks about Cate Blanchett's upcoming movies and how wonderful she is.

Anyone with a scanner, you know what to do!

New Line and Regal Cinemas: round 7...

10/04/01, 11:11 am EST - leo

It seems that Regal Cinemas might have come to its senses again, because rumor has it that they will be showing Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring in their theatres this christmas. Good news for American fans 'cause if it's going to be confirmed it'll mean an additional 1000 screens to watch FOTR on...

Media Watch: GNER

10/04/01, 11:01 am EST - leo

from: Ian

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

[ Sting Toy ]

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

Finally us European fans will get the chance to tape the new trailer as well 'cause the nice folks over at BBC's Film 2001 will be showing it tonight (thursday) at 11:35 (which I think will be GMT) on BBC1, so ready your vcr's!

News for Oct. 03, 2001

Philippa Boyens Article on Cinescape.com

10/03/01, 5:25 pm EST - Strider

"With the long-awaited release of a big budget, live-action The Lord of the Rings just around the corner, fans of J.R.R. Tolkien’s hugely popular trilogy are practically rabid with anticipation. With such great expectations placed upon them, you would think the people making the film might be just a tad overwhelmed by the pressure, the scrutiny, the Internet gossip… you would think." [More]

Thanks to Ringer Spy Pippin Skywalker for that!

Dwarvish music for Rings movie

10/03/01, 1:47 pm EST - Xoanon

A male choir singing in dwarvish, a drummer from an Irish folk band and the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra combined to make the soundtrack for The Lord Of The Rings films, it has been revealed. The details were released in an article on music for the $650 million project on American website E Online this week. [More]

LOTR: From QuickTime To Real Media..And Back Again

10/03/01, 1:43 pm EST - Strider

TheMacObserver has a fantastic article on the journey of the Lord of the Rings trailer from format to format. From Quicktime to Real Media and back to Quicktime, the article (with some past TheOneRing.net stories as evidence) explains just why the rights to the Lord of the Ring trailers are one of the hottest properties in Hollywood today. [More]

[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

The latest Time Out in the UK has an interview with Ian Holm (Bilbo) for his theatre run of Pinter's "The Homecoming,". [More]

Thanks to Timothy for the tip!

Book Television Airs Tolkien Special

10/03/01, 1:37 pm EST - Xoanon

From: B

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

T-Mobil will be the only mobile telecommunications provider in Germany to offer mobile services around New Line Cinema‘s The Lord of the Rings™ movie trilogy over the next three years. T-Mobil will obtain the services from Riot Entertainment (RIOT-E, www.riot-e.com), the global leader in the wireless entertainment. [More]

SHOP: UK Ringers: The Toys Have Arrived!!

10/03/01, 1:30 pm EST - Xoanon

From: Barry E

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

Good News: Check out the newly posted LOTR RPG Rules that Decipher has posted in PDF format (Adobe). Very cool stuff. [More]

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

It seems the award season is opening earlier than expected. Like my fellow columnist Alex Keen stated in his article, some media outlets are already speculating which films are going to be mentioned next February. To coincide with the early start of the award season, I have put forward my candidates for this year's Academy Awards. [More]

Thanks to Nick for the tip!

It's In The Stars

10/03/01, 1:18 pm EST - Xoanon

Xtra talks to pet and people astrologer Helen Hope. Now who could resist an opportunity to find out history before it is made? Prior to my interview with Helen Hope, her publicist asked me to email her questions on anything in the world and Hope would look at her charts to find the answer. [More]

Thanks to DM

Nerds Kill Hollywood Tripe?

10/03/01, 1:16 pm EST - Xoanon

From: The Australian

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

From: Pierre P

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

I'm curious as to which movies they'll glue it to this time...

Just wanted to let you know that we got our LOTR #2 trailers shipped to my theater yesterday, and we already have some onscreen. So, I guess the trailer will be hitting theaters this week.

Thanks to Hackenbush for that!

LOTR: FOTR in Japan: March 2002?

10/03/01, 8:28 am EST - Xoanon

From: Diplomatic Ties

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

Enya Contributes Two Songs to 'Lord of the Rings'

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

The Cannes footage was shown in Madrid recently and Leandro at Elfenomeno has written his reports (in Spanish) here and here

Stuff from Amazon: A bow and arrow, and Asfbht?

10/03/01, 6:00 am EST - Tehanu

Toy Biz are selling LOTR bow and arrow sets on Amazon.com here and also there's a great typo here where you can order 'Arwen with Asfabth'! That's the Ab Fab silver horse, I guess. Like Asfaloth only with more Bollinger.

Thanks to GJ for that!

More Talk of Merchandising.

10/03/01, 5:49 am EST - Tehanu

Australia's SMH.com.au talk about how Warner Brothers and New Line are deploying staggering range of wizardly artefacts in their merchandising drive. [More]

News for Oct. 02, 2001

EXCLUSIVE: A Preview of the Behind the Scenes LOTR DVD!

10/02/01, 6:56 pm EST - Calisuri

[ Click for Larger Versions ]October 10th, 2001, The Official New Line Shop will begin to sell the JVC DVD Player. Yes, a DVD player specific to The Lord of the Rings. It is a big deal in its own right, but with its impending release, there is something else we should be looking forward to. [More]

The Dungeons of Orthanc Revealed

10/02/01, 5:44 pm EST - Strider

Numenoreen.com have posted a bunch of images from the Orc cocoons and dungeons under Orthanc. Some of the images are new, some are old, but all of them are disturbing in their own way. Hopefully these images vindicate PJ's decision to use cocoons and pods for the Orcs birth. !Spoilers! [More]

GAMING: Update from MM3D

10/02/01, 5:21 pm EST - DarthCaeser

MM3D, former developers of Middle-Earth Online, have been engaged in a court battle with Sierra over breach of contract stemming from their work on the game. TheOneRing.net has been given an exclusive on their latest update. [More]

Coming Attractions Trailer Schedule

10/02/01, 4:18 pm EST - Strider

Barbarshop chimes in with some welcome news for all Ringers out there that want to see the trailer again on their TV screen:

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

"Enya will have two brand new tracks included in the soundtrack to the first installment of the "Lord Of The Rings" trilogy, which is as close to a guaranteed blockbuster as you can get. And the young audience targeted by the movie could turn a new, younger audience on to her music." [More]

Thanks to Tallboy for the heads-up.

LotR Collectibles by Department 56

10/02/01, 1:48 pm EST - Strider

John N has spotted something interesting in the latest catalogue from Department 56, the collectibles company that has made some well-known items in the past. [More]

Lord of the Ring Artifacts go on Tour

10/02/01, 1:36 pm EST - Strider

"With the enthusiasm for the 'Lord Of The Rings' movies building to a fever pitch, the film's artistic directors have decided to show off some of their wares before the first film's December release.

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

Ringer Spy Ed sends along these great pics of Boromir and Lurtz action figures! [More]

LOTR Trailer on E!

10/02/01, 1:10 pm EST - Xoanon

From: Jefferson

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.

Welcome ThereAndBackAgain.net!

10/02/01, 12:38 pm EST - Calisuri

TheOneRing.net is EXTREMELY proud to announce its latest addition to TheOneRing.net Fan Community:

There and Back Again
There and Back Again��

ThereAndBackAgain.net is a visually stunning look at Middle Earth as illustrated and described by Bilbo, Frodo, and Sam. Developed in Flash 5, this ever-evolving site sets out to illustrate every facet of Middle Earth. Download wallpapers and maps, find out some basic info on the movies, find other Tolkien-based sites, and get lost in this book's pages.

This is a site that will keep you occupied for ages. The graphics are beautiful and the interface is just mind-blowing! Just jump on over and welcome them to TheOneRing! [More]

General Mills plays Lord of the Cafetaria

10/02/01, 10:07 am EST - leo

From: Jim

The following was listed in Promo Magazine’s weekly email blast. Might be old news, but it’s new to me:

Minneapolis-based General Mills' foodservice division last week launched a program that puts "LOTR:FOTR" inside high school and college cafeterias.

School foodservice operators receive promotional kits containing movie posters, static clings, T-shirts, and buttons when they order qualifying General Mills products. Students who accumulate three stamps on custom "frequency cards'" by purchasing General Mills products score a movie poster and enter into a sweeps offering JVC electronics as prizes. The sweeps runs through Jan. 31.

Exclusive Footage in France

10/02/01, 8:45 am EST - Xoanon

From: Chandler of the Bing

This Morning in the famous "Club de L'étoile" next to the Champs Elysées, there was a presentation of the Metropolitan Filmexport line up for the year 2002 including Austin Powers 3, Blade 2 and The Two Towers ... On the invitation (which was fully LOTR colored) was mentioned a screening of exclusive 26 minutes from LOTR.

News for Oct. 01, 2001

LotR DVD and VCR by JVC

10/01/01, 11:57 pm EST - Tookish

VERY cool stuff from Lardo Hardbottle: Posted this on my website this morning and I haven't seen it anywhere else yet. It's pretty cool stuff. JVC promotional images for LOTR DVD Player and VCR with exclusive footage. This should be available any day now and will like sell out quick. [More]

Media Watch: New E! Online Howard Shore Interview

10/01/01, 11:28 pm EST - Tookish

This is a good'un sent in from Guy. With quotes like, "I'm continually rereading the texts ( The Tolkien's Novels ) as I'm composing. I'll have the pages of the book open at the piece or sequence I'm writing," we get another look inside the mind of the LotR film score composer. [More]

Cannes Footage Screenings in NYC!

10/01/01, 8:48 pm EST - Xoanon

From: serviam

I'm writing to report that Sunday 29, 30 September and October 1st, New Line is holding a series of screenings of the 26 minutes of LOTR footage previously viewed at the Cannes Film Festival and other locations. I'm assuming that the invitations were sent out to media outlets and press (I can ONLY assume, as I was out sick from work on Friday when the publication I work for [the A&F Quarterly] received its invitation, so I haven't actually SEEN the thing; I only heard about it because a thoughtful co-worker (bless 'im) called me at home while I was convalescing). !Spoilers! [More]

Decipher Card Report

10/01/01, 8:43 pm EST - Xoanon

Decipher posts up their newest card, behold... the Prancing Pony Inn! [More]

Elijah and Billy

10/01/01, 6:07 pm EST - Xoanon

I normally don't post pics like these without any idea where they come from, and I'm sure Ringer Spy Jen will get back to me (well, she didn't, but many others did, and this amazing pic comes from billyboyd.net). But I just love this pic, being an occasional photographer myself. You just got to love its simplicity. Click on the thumb to take a look at this great pic of Billy Boyd (Pippin) and Elijah Wood (Frodo); looking good boys!

LotR In A.A.R.P

10/01/01, 5:46 pm EST - Strider

From Sparrkks:

My father just gave me his latest edition of AARP (American Association of Retired People) Nov.-Dec. 2001, and it has an article on the upcoming films. Its called The Lure of the Rings and its covers a small history of the books and their impact on the author and works that followed in its footsteps i.e Harry. I can't scan it but they have a web site and would probably send you a copy of the mag. You'll get a laugh at some of their alternate people that could have played the roles (Dennis Franz as Samwise). The address is www.mygeneration.org.

Media Watch: 3Sat Television Channel

10/01/01, 2:58 pm EST - Strider

German television channel 3Sat recently aired a documentary on J.R.R. Tolkien, his literature and the upcoming Lord of the Rings movies. 3Sat have posted an article on the program on their site summarising the narrative of the show itself. [German] [English]

GAMING: Pre-order from Games Workshop!

10/01/01, 1:58 pm EST - DarthCaeser

Pre-order of the Games Workshop range of Lord of the Rings products begins today!

Fellowship of the Ring Boxed Game
Relive the battles of the Fellowship of the Ring with the Lord of the Rings battle game - a tabletop strategy game for two or more players. In the box you'll find a rulebook, dice and 48 highly detailed plastic miniatures - the ideal way to start your collection. [More]

Third Annual Halloween Costume Contest!

10/01/01, 1:26 pm EST - Xoanon

[ Halloween Costume Contest 2001 ]

How good is your halloween costume? Is it Tolkien related in some way? TheOneRing.net is proud to announce its Third Annual Halloween Costume Party! This year, each winner will receive over $100 dollars in prizes from our sponsors Sideshow/WETA Collectibles (Check out their packaging below) and Fantasy Flight Games, makers of the official 'Lord of the Rings' and 'Hobbit' Board Games! [More]

Enya IS Working on LOTR Music!

10/01/01, 1:21 pm EST - Xoanon

TheOneRing.net Exclusive: This comes to me from an insider in London. It seems that Enya was there recently along with Howard Shore working on some LOTR music, read on! [More]

GAMING: Nintendo Gamecube to get LOTR Game?

10/01/01, 1:12 pm EST - Xoanon

Ringer Spy scrow sends along word that the folks at the Nintendo Gamecube site are hinting at a LOTR related game...coolness [More]

Maryland Renaissance Festival

10/01/01, 1:07 pm EST - Xoanon

From: J Wood

Just as an FYI. I went to the Maryland Renaissance Festival yesterday and there are a LotR stand there giving out posters, brochures on the Weta Sideshow busts, helms, & figures, and two different temporary tattoos. The poster was the movie poster of the fellowship approaching the Pillars of Argonath.

Lord of the Rings Gear to be Exhibited in Toronto

10/01/01, 1:06 pm EST - Xoanon

Gandalf's sword, elven glassware and hobbit prosthetics are among the objets de Middle Earth that will be on display in a Lord of the Rings exhibition coming to Toronto in October. [More]

SHOP: Red Cross Promotion Extends to Hats

10/01/01, 11:49 am EST - Calisuri

[ Click to See the Products ]

The response to our Red Cross promotion has been wonderful! So now, we have extended it! When you purchase a TheOneRing.net White Ring Shirt, or a Top Ten Signs You are a Tolkien Fan Black Shirt, OR a TheOneRing.net Official Cap, 15% of the price of those items will go directly to the Red Cross of America. Remember, you can also buy both shirts in a two-pack for $20. For more information on the promotion and how you can help, jump over to our shop section. [More]

Hobbit Girl's Cast Page

10/01/01, 11:24 am EST - Calisuri

One of the Hobbit children in Lord of the Rings will be played by wonderfully cute Taea Hartwell. You might notice Taea from her first role as the 'nursery baby' in Peter Jackson's The Frighteners. Check out her cast page. [More]

Weta/Sideshow Packaging

10/01/01, 8:25 am EST - Xoanon

Check out the WETA/Sideshow packaging! These very cool boxes will be used to ship all their LOTR goodies! [More]

The Legacy of 'The Lord of the Rings'

10/01/01, 8:01 am EST - Tehanu

Director Dan Timmons sent us the latest news on his in-depth look at Tolkien's life and work. [More]

News from the Tolkien Ensemble

10/01/01, 7:22 am EST - Tehanu

We received an update on the Tolkien Ensemble's concert diary (useful if you live near Copenhagen) and recording plans (good news at any time). [More]

'Waiting for Frodo' Returns

10/01/01, 7:07 am EST - Tehanu

Debbie wrote in to say, "Just letting you folks know that I've returned after a three month sabbatical, and have started up my " Waiting For Frodo" comic strip again. Now readers can help decide the plot of the strip through an online poll!" [More]

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