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News for Oct. 13, 2002

FOTR: Special Edition Review!!!

10/13/02, 3:40 am EST - Xoanon

Ok, I'm so excited I can't sleep, so I wrote up my review for you right now! Jam packed with tons of info about the DVD's supplemental material, this is one DVD you HAVE TO GET!!! [More]

Ozzie Ringers to get FoTR Re-release

10/13/02, 2:06 am EST - Demosthenes

I'd been meaning to track this down after receiving an e-mail from someone a couple of weeks back. However, Hoyts says that they will be re-releasing around Australia on November 14. So keep an eye on your local cinema guides.

I've Seen FOTR: Special Edition!!

10/13/02, 1:48 am EST - Xoanon

I've just returned from a marathon 12 hour screening of Peter Jackson's FOTR: Special Edition. A handful of special quests (like one of the new writers for CHUD) attended the screening with Catherine and I. We viewed the entire special edition film and ALL 6 plus hours of the documentaries and special features. [More]

News for Oct. 12, 2002

Reports on Doug Anderson In Seattle

10/12/02, 2:29 pm EST - Tehanu

The latest reports on Doug Anderson's tour of various cities where he is talking about the new "Annotated Hobbit," to the delight of local fans. [More]

Tolkien's Creation

10/12/02, 2:23 pm EST - Tehanu

Malatarwen sent us this link to an article in Catholic Exchange which discusses the responsibility of the creative artist and why, in Tolkien's view, Morgoth's creation of the orcs was 'his vilest deed.' [more]

I'm not Legolas.

10/12/02, 12:59 pm EST - Tehanu

Lately I've been getting email at my personal address praising my work as Legolas, my fantastic fighting skills and general babe-itude, and advising me frankly that I've gotten kinda ugly since I cut my hair and let it go dark. Somebody somewhere has told people that I'm Orlando Bloom. I'm really, really not. Look, really: I'm the one holding the bottle of beer

Trailer Music EXPLAINED!!

10/12/02, 12:36 pm EST - Tehanu

Due to some excellent work by Lady Kenbobi, there is now a page you can go to that tells you EXACTLY what all the music is in all the LOTR trailers. [More]

Sean Bean in 'Starlog' Magazine

10/12/02, 12:28 pm EST - Tehanu

A bit of news that helps explain why Sean Bean [Boromir] is listed in the credits for TTT despite being dead at the end of FOTR. Spoilers, of course! [More]

Sample a Taste of Middle-earth

10/12/02, 11:39 am EST - Jincey

Diamond_T, author of the new "Regional Cooking from Middle-earth: Recipes of the Third Age" cookbook, tells us she will be out and about next weekend in the Pittsburgh area, preparing her recipes for a good cause. [More]

Xoanon Takes Hollywood By Storm!

10/12/02, 11:32 am EST - Xoanon

Xoanon is in the land of lost dreams! The Wild West...I can see palm trees! Yes I`m in Los Angeles this weekend! Come join me for a pina collata! More]

News for Oct. 11, 2002

New Video For AOL Users

10/11/02, 10:10 pm EST - Xoanon

HobbitLass writes: At AOL Keyword, Lord of the Rings, there is a short little video interview of Elijah Wood (Frodo) talking about the EA Two Towers video game coming out. Very short and nothing really new, except very brief footage of the game.

Murderous Intent

10/11/02, 9:58 pm EST - Xoanon

Film stars, eh? Glamourous bunch, the lot of them. No doubt they live it up when jetting off on location. Sean Bean, star of many films, including Lord of the Rings and Goldeneye, lets us in on what goes on behind the scenes. Whilst making Don't Say a Word with Michael Douglas, he had a break from filming. "I had a few days off," he says, "and was hanging out in a hotel room in New York." So far, so predictable. Brace yourself for stories of excessive movie star behaviour. "I had a bit of time to kill," he says, "so I went off to a book shop and bought myself a copy of Macbeth." What's all this? Book shop? Reading? More]

SHOP: Gandalf Figure Axed?

10/11/02, 8:54 pm EST - Xoanon

Phil writes: I recieved an email from amazon.com stating that the 6" Gandalf the White from the Two Towers lineup "will not be availiable for the forseeable future". Amazon usually only sends such emails about cancelled or discontinued items. [More]

IMBD poll.

10/11/02, 8:51 pm EST - Tehanu

The IMDB.com Daily Poll today asks: Okay, you're only allowed to pick one here...if you were only allowed to see one of the upcoming December films which would it be? LOTR: TTT is leading with 63%! Thanks to Aaron for that.

Cinefex focussing on the Rings.

10/11/02, 8:42 pm EST - Tehanu

Early news, but maybe you like lots of advance warning: Respected magazine Cinefex will be covering TTT's effects in issue 92 early next year. The classy ad for it is here. Thanks to Richard for the link.

Cast Watch: Orlando Bloom

10/11/02, 8:38 pm EST - Tehanu

We running short of Orli news? Oh no! Here's a clipping from the Daily Mirror which is on OrlandoNews. [More] Thanks to HobbitLover for the link.

More Asian TTT news

10/11/02, 8:11 pm EST - Tehanu

Release dates in Hong Kong, Mainland China, South Korea and Taiwan; can anyone confirm that Japan won't see TTT until next March? Dubbing vs. subtitles....Ringer spy Lucifer also mentions LOTR SFX man Jim Rygiel's coming appearance at a Taiwanese animation festival. There will also be a big Ringer event in Taiwan for TTT. [More]

GAMING: Problems with Universal's Rings

10/11/02, 7:19 pm EST - Xoanon

From Gamespot.com: Some players are encountering game-stopping problems in Black Label Games' recently released Xbox and GBA Lord of the Rings games. Work-around details inside. [More]

Maxim magazine in movie deal with New Line studio

10/11/02, 7:08 pm EST - Xoanon

Bikinis and hobbits? Maxim magazine, one of the top "lad mags" featuring sexy models, and New Line Cinema, the film studio behind the Lord of the Rings hit, Thursday said they entered a deal looking to brand movies together. [More]

Hall Of Fire Chats For October 12h & 13th

10/11/02, 5:16 pm EST - Strider

On September 30th, Lord of the Rings fans around the world were given the opportunity to view and download the first trailer for The Two Towers, the second installment of the trilogy. The trailer was met with widespread praise, with some people stating that it was the best trailer so for from Peter Jackson. This weekend, the Hall of Fire staff invite you to join us as we discuss the The Two Towers Trailer. [More]

Review of the FOTR DVD

10/11/02, 12:54 pm EST - Tehanu

This is a review of the FOTR DVD that came out in August. It's from Audiorevolution.com, so it focuses a lot on the sound quality in the movie/DVD, but overall they're just so wild about the whole film that you feel like standing up and cheering. [More] Thanks to Jessica for the link.

Tolkien Symposium in Arizona

10/11/02, 12:46 pm EST - Tehanu

If you're ANYWHERE near Arizona on Saturday, November 2, then don't miss the opportunity to attend this event. One of the speakers is Tom Shippey - Any of the TORN staffers who've heard him speak will tell you he is spellbinding! [More] Thanks to LadyHaldir for the link.

TTT release in Colombia

10/11/02, 12:39 pm EST - Tehanu

Darko Arkaden writes: "After reading so much rumors about the relese dates of TTT in Latin America I looked in cinecolombia.com.co and here istwhat I found: TTT will be nationwide on December 20th, five days earlier than the FOTR last year."

School plays literary 'Survivor'

10/11/02, 12:29 pm EST - Tehanu

Earendil sent in another great link - this time to the Hershey Chronicle's story about a school that's set up a brilliant game of 'Survivor' where the kids vote on literary classics. LOTR has its supporters and its attackers, and the contest is getting fierce! [More]

NZ: TTT trailer to screen at Westpac Stadium

10/11/02, 12:23 pm EST - Tehanu

As a thank you gesture to Wellington’s stadium-goers, the latest Lord of the Rings trailer will screen for the first time in New Zealand at the WestpacTrust Stadium during halftime of the KENO Test match [More] Thanks to Earendil the Mariner for the link.

More NZ News: WetaFX at Expo

10/11/02, 12:17 pm EST - Tehanu

Fiver writes in: "Just thought you may like to know that on Nov 23 and 24 there is a pop culture expo in Wellington and special fx people from Weta will be there. According to the brochure, this is when they will launch series four of the LOTR collectibles, including the Nazgul on a horse."

Interview with PJ

10/11/02, 12:13 pm EST - Tehanu

Entwife caught this long and apparently recent interview in the magazine Fangoria. Here is her report on that interview. [More]

News for Oct. 10, 2002

New Zealand News

10/10/02, 10:41 pm EST - Tehanu

Local elf Figwit is back in NZ and working to save the planet. And Kiwis now have a local supplier for LOTR swords and for the LOTR Locations Guidebook. [More]

LOTR in South America

10/10/02, 10:35 pm EST - Tehanu

Good and bad news for fans in Brazil and Chile, concerning the extended version DVD of FOTR and the release date of TTT. [More]

LOTR news from Europe.

10/10/02, 10:26 pm EST - Tehanu

News from Spain - new desktops online - and news about the extended DVD in Norway and the TTT trailer in Finland. [More]

LOTR news from around the world: Japan

10/10/02, 10:20 pm EST - Tehanu

News about a uniquely Japanese collectible, the shitijiki, and a description of the Japanese FOTR DVD with the 'Passport to Middle-earth.' [More]

The Quickbeam Experiment

10/10/02, 4:17 pm EST - Xoanon

All seriousness aside, take a look at the small 'trailer' for tonight's 'Jamie Kennedy Experiment' episode featuring our very own Quickbeam. (He made me promise not to advertise this too much!) Check it out! [More]

DVD business subscribing to cable

10/10/02, 4:06 pm EST - Xoanon

HOLLYWOOD (Variety) - Want to see the latest DVD special editions for $3.99 instead of $39? Just turn to pay-per-view channels on DirecTV or even cable networks like HBO, Cinemax and Encore. [More]

Ian McKellen On CBC Radio One

10/10/02, 4:00 pm EST - Xoanon

John writes: If you didn't catch the interview with Sir Ian McKellen here's a link to Richardson's website that has it in a ram file format (RealPlayer Needed). [More]

Frodo's Quest In Chicago

10/10/02, 3:56 pm EST - Xoanon

Sierra writes: Those intrigued by the philosophy behind LOTR (in terms of core themes of the ancient wisdom tradition, including the development of higher consciousness, death and rebirth and the triumph of good over evil) may be interested in this new book by author Robert Ellwood. (Interesting last name for someone writing about Elijah's character, don't you think?). If you're in the Chicago area, Mr. Ellwood will be appearing at the famous Transitions Bookplace here next Wednesday, Oct. 16, at 5:30 pm, speaking on "Frodo's Quest". [More]

Alan Lee Event Report

10/10/02, 3:51 pm EST - Xoanon

Pippin Skywalker writes: I must say that this event was special in subtle kind of way. It grew on me and the more I thought about it the more I was happy I went. [More]

LOTR Miniatures at DarkHorizons!

10/10/02, 1:43 pm EST - leo

The folks over at DarkHorizons.com have scored some great pictures from miniatures and parts of sets used for The Two Towers and Return of the King! You can check them out here!

Thanx to Brian from LightsOutEntertainment for the heads up!

Salt Lake City Douglas Anderson Report

10/10/02, 10:54 am EST - Calisuri

Ringer staffer MrCere had a chance to meet up with Douglas Anderson, author of "The Annotated Hobbit", in Salt Lake City. Here is his report! [More]

Quickbeam on 'Jamie Kennedy Experiment' TONIGHT!

10/10/02, 2:44 am EST - Calisuri

Here's a piece of news that we just HAVE to mention! Our very own Green Books writer Quickbeam is going to appear tonight on "The Jamie Kennedy Experiment," a hidden-camera show on the WB network. Without Quickbeam knowing, the wacky Jamie Kennedy snagged him in a very elaborate stunt! Find out more and follow this link! [More]

Welcome Zloty Las! (Polish Language LOTR Site)

10/10/02, 2:33 am EST - Calisuri

The Lord of the Rings Costumes

Another day, another great member to add to our Fan Community. Zloty Las is an absolutely great site for Polish Lord of the Rings fans looking for their fix in their native language. It has the latest news, discussion boards, a gallery, and for registered users ability to change the main site theme. Check it out today! [More]

TORNadoe Cookbook Makes Good

10/10/02, 12:04 am EST - Xoanon

~mallorn~ writes: Today while at work I was reading through industry trade magazines and came across this fantastic little article giving some publicity to one of our own TORNados and her Tolkien cookbook! [More]

Media Watch: Disney Adventures Magazine

10/10/02, 12:00 am EST - Xoanon

Lady_Greenleaf writes: I just got a copy of Disney Adventures magazine in the mail this afternoon and there's an interview with Elijah Wood and Sean Astin about The Two Towers. [More]

News for Oct. 09, 2002

McKellen's SNL Episode To Air Tonight

10/09/02, 5:30 pm EST - Xoanon

The Emmy nominated episode of 'Saturday Night Live' hosted by our very own Ian McKellen (Gandalf) will be re-aired on E! tonight at 7. Don't have E!? Then simply follow our link to the original coverage of the show from March 17th, 2002 with a TON of screencaps!. [More]

Nathaniel Lees IS Ugluk

10/09/02, 5:26 pm EST - Xoanon

In what seems years ago now, we posted a story breaking the news that native Kiwi Nathaniel Lees will play Ugluk the orc. We later then dismissed the casting as we heard nothing about him anywhere, but now with Decipher's Ugluk card making the rounds, I decided to call in some old favours and find out who the man behind the mask really is...and it turns out it is indeed Lees...so that's solved! [Nathaniel Lees] [Ugluk the Orc]

Radio Watch: Ian McKellen on CBC Radio One

10/09/02, 1:28 pm EST - Xoanon

Sir Ian McKellen (Gandalf) talks to Bill about playing Gandalf in Lord of the Rings, being a gay activist, and quitting smoking. 2 pm on (2:30 NT) on CBC Radio One on the show "Richardson's Roundup". [More]

The REAL Kinder Egg Goodies For TTT

10/09/02, 1:25 pm EST - Xoanon

A few days ago I posted an image of some Kinder Egg goodies from another site, they were not the correct ones. Patrick sends along three scans from the REAL Kinder egg goodies, ancluding a box with treebeard on it!! (teeny tiny mind you) [More]

Toy Biz's Edward Wires Interivew

10/09/02, 1:18 pm EST - Xoanon

matt sends along this link to an interview with Toy Biz Prototype painter Edward Wires, take a look! [More]

AMC Theatres To Feature TTT Gift Cards

10/09/02, 1:16 pm EST - Xoanon

Sandra writes: On Wednesday October 9 the Kansas City Star (Kansas City, Missouri/Kansas) contains an article about upcoming Lord of the Rings tie-in AMC theater giftcards. [More]

GAMING: More On Bombs & Games From Games Workshop

10/09/02, 1:14 pm EST - Xoanon

Tim from Games Workshop writes: I noticed the discussions about the Uruk-Hai bombs. I'm painting up a Siege Attackers set now that includes one of them :) [More] [Gaming Havens]

To DVD Or Not To DVD

10/09/02, 10:29 am EST - Xoanon

That is the eternal question isn't it? The LA Times' 'Calendar Live' section has a nice little article on the subject today. Should we spend all sort of cash for DVDs with extras some will never watch? Read on! [More]

LOTR Um...Goodies?

10/09/02, 10:27 am EST - Xoanon

ElfinWolf sends along these scans from Previews Magazine. These LOTR 'Collectables' are available to buy and collect dust on your shelf. And remember, you can't spell collectables without spelling 'caca', or sorta.... [More]

LOTR Wins Tech Awards

10/09/02, 10:07 am EST - Xoanon

October 8, 2002---Los Angeles---The producers, engineers, and other audio professionals behind Dave Matthews' "The Space Between," as well as the production team for Diana Krall's The Look of Love, were among the many winners at the 18th Annual Technical Excellence & Creativity Awards, held Monday, October 7 at the Wilshire Grand Hotel. The ceremony was hosted by actor/comedian Harry Shearer. [More]

Douglas Anderson In Salt Lake Report

10/09/02, 10:02 am EST - Xoanon

,b>Linda writes: Douglas A. Anderson presented a slide presentation and lecture concerning his book The Annotated Hobbit by J.R.R.Tolkien tonight to an audience of 100 enthusiastic readers at Borders Books in Salt Lake City. Mr. Anderson is a man with a mountain of knowledge inside that he almost can’t get out fast enough. [More]

LOTR Pin Sweeps Winners!

10/09/02, 12:38 am EST - Calisuri

Congratulations to the 200 lucky Ringer fans who particpated in the 2002 LOTR Pins Giveaway. A big thank you goes out to the Official Lord of the Rings Shop (LOTRshop.com) for running this exclusive contest on TheOneRing.net! [Winners]

Product Review: The Ringwraith on Steed Statue

10/09/02, 12:29 am EST - Jincey

Back in August 2001 I was checking out Sideshow-Weta's wonderful booth at Atlanta's Dragon*Con. Here they had displayed many of their items: the stone trolls, the Moria environment, and lots and lots of busts and statues. As I made my way slowly through the booth, I came to a new item that I'd not seen or heard about, and I was immediately captivated by it. The Ringwraith on Steed prototype statue was on display and I fell totally in love with the exquisite detail and beauty (yes, beauty) of the piece. [Full Review]

News for Oct. 08, 2002

The Lord of the Rings Costume Site!

10/08/02, 11:36 pm EST - Calisuri

The Lord of the Rings Costumes

We are extremely proud to present a new member of our Fan Community: The Lord of the Rings Costume site! Just in time for Halloween, this site will tell you everything and anything you could possibly want to know about the costumes in the film version of The Lord of the Rings. [More]

GAMING: Universal LOTR Commerical Now Online!

10/08/02, 11:06 pm EST - Xoanon

Take a look at Universal Interactive's 'Lord of the Rings' TV commercial! This spot has been seen on the Cartoon Network and a few other choice places. Take a look! [More] [Gaming Havens]

Latin American LOTR fans get a raw deal?

10/08/02, 8:08 pm EST - Tehanu

We keep hearing from fans in Latin America who are annoyed about two injustices. One is that, like FOTR last time, TTT will open behind the rest of the world: on January 2 in most Latin American countries. They're even more upset by New Line's decision not to release the FOTR extended-version DVD in 'Region 4' Latin-America. Brazilian site Valinor has a petition protesting against this, with more than 5000 signatures so far.

TTT Trailer - Check first.

10/08/02, 7:53 pm EST - Tehanu

While the TTT trailer is supposed to appear in front of 'Red Dragon' in the US (and one correspondent in Germany saw it in front of 'Minority Report') we can't urge strongly enough: If you're just seeing some movie in the hopes of catching the TTT trailer on the big screen, IT PAYS TO CHECK FIRST with the cinema staff. Certain cinemas don't have it or decide, for their own reasons, to attach the trailer to something else.

Orcs to attack premiere in Sweden

10/08/02, 7:46 pm EST - Tehanu

For the premier of TTT in Sweden/Helsingborg some major plans are being made. At least 15 great-looking uruk-hais will be inside the cinema entry. And a forest will be built up inside where we will lurk, so the people that come to see TTT have to go through our nest. If they dare to cross our path, they will be well met by Elves, knights and other friendly creatures. The orcs will charge at the knight sometimes, capture a nice fellows' girlfriend ;). There are great things going on here in Sweden.

Thanks to David Jonsson for the news

Two Towers CD Cards

10/08/02, 4:41 pm EST - Xoanon

New York, NY (October 1, 2002) – Serious USA takes fans on an interactive adventure into the fantastical world of The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers with a brand new collection of digital trading cards inspired by the characters and quests of the much-anticipated sequel to last year’s blockbuster from New Line Cinema, The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring. [More]

LOTR Event In London

10/08/02, 4:35 pm EST - Xoanon

Togo_Baggins writes: Today I went to Waterstone's Piccadilly Book Store in London, and on a leaflet I picked up, stating the events to take place at the Store next month, it said under November Highlights. [More]

TTT Premiere Dates?

10/08/02, 4:31 pm EST - Xoanon

Pack your bags, circle your calendar...and send your kids to the sitter...Jennie sends along the premiere dates for TTT in New York, Paris and London! [More]

Kinder Surprise Goodness!

10/08/02, 4:26 pm EST - Xoanon

Elbakin sends us this scan from the TTT Kinder egg goodies! Check these out! [More]

The Many Faces Of Theoden

10/08/02, 4:24 pm EST - Xoanon

ConfigSys.boy writes: After watching the TT Teaser and then Trailer back to back a few dozen times one thing jumped out at me as worthy of note. Within the two previews of the upcoming movie you can get a sneak peek at the amazing visual transformation worked on Theoden by the makeup and lighting crew for the film. !!Spoilers!! [More]

Mozilla Users! Get TORn Updates Automatically

10/08/02, 1:03 pm EST - Calisuri

If you are one of those Tolkien fans who use the internet browser Mozilla, you have the unique ability to get TheOneRing.net headlines in your browser sidebar! Its an extremely convenient way to keep track of our news without having to load the whole page all the time. So if you use Mozilla, follow the the link. If you don't use Mozilla, and you want to learn more about it, check out Mozilla.org. [More]

Tolkien, Myth, and Neo-platonism

10/08/02, 12:52 pm EST - Tehanu

Ecthelion78 sent us this link to an essay at the Rosicrucian site Joyful Light. The essay examines Tolkien's creation myth and compares it to ideas from ancient Egypt, the neo-platonists, and the Rosicrucians. This is juicy reading for lovers of myth and philosophy. [More]

Saruman's Devilry in the Trailer?

10/08/02, 12:37 pm EST - Tehanu

Two Ringers pointed out where they thought they could see Saruman's 'bombs' being deployed. More

Behold Ugluk The Orc!

10/08/02, 11:59 am EST - Xoanon

Decipher has posted what is the first picture of Ugluk the Orc on their website, take a look! !!Spoilers!! [More]

Mortor Bomb Of Saruman's?

10/08/02, 10:01 am EST - Xoanon

JoBlo, a fellow Montrealer and movie expert, sent me a pic of what he clams is one of the infamous 'bomb' of Saruman, an explosive that is used to breach the walls of Helms Deep...who knows..take a look. [More]

Howard Shore At The World Soundtrack Awards

10/08/02, 9:57 am EST - Xoanon

Philip writes: I thought you might like to know that Howard Shore will direct a suite from "Lord Of The Rings" on October 19th, at the World Soundtrack Awards in Gent (Belgium). Also present will be George Martin, who will receive a Lifetime Achievement Award, and Patrick Doyle, composer of several soundtracks (Donnie Brasco, Carlito's way,...). [More]

Ask And Yee Shall Get Geek Stuff

10/08/02, 9:31 am EST - Xoanon

Greendragon writes: Following all the postings about the wonderful promotional stuff at Barnes and Noble and other places, I just wanted to send you this picture to share with all at TORn what I managed to persuade the good folks at Borders to give me! Just goes to show that it never hurts to ask - I was somewhat pleased (and astonished!) when the guy said, "Yeah, you can take if you want it..." [More]

Dourif and Hildebrandt Brothers at Dallas ComiCon

10/08/02, 5:41 am EST - Demosthenes

The Dallas ComiCon is happening this weekend in Plano, Texas from October 11 to 13. Among the stunning lineup of guests, there's the opportunity to meet both Brad Dourif (Grima Wormtongue) and legendary LoTR artists the Brothers Hildebrandt. [More]

News for Oct. 07, 2002

EGADS! Swooners Unite!

10/07/02, 10:55 pm EST - Jincey

Figgy Took tells us she does NOT go around looking for stuff about Orlando Bloom, but she found this poll on E! Online asking... yep, you guessed it... "Which of these hotties will you be keeping an eye on?" To voice your opinion, go [here]

Another Viggo Mortensen Interview

10/07/02, 10:32 pm EST - Tehanu

Seems like Viggo is giving out a few interviews lately. This one appears on Orlandomultimedia where it was translated from by Sadie from an article in ONE. [More] Thanks to Lady of the Mist for the link.

LOTR Action Figure Storybook

10/07/02, 10:05 pm EST - Tehanu

Looking all new and updated, and finished up til the end of the Fellowship. [More]

News for Swedish Ringers

10/07/02, 9:33 pm EST - Tehanu

In Sweden, the TTT trailer will be screened before the new Denzel Washington film "John Q," according to a Swedish paper. It premieres on Friday. Thanks to Jenny for the tip.

LOTR exhibit returns to Toronto.

10/07/02, 8:29 pm EST - Tehanu

Lucky, lucky people in Toronto. Apparently the exhibition of LOTR props and costumes shown there last year was so popular that they're doing it again this year (as we reported on September 30th) [More] They say it's the only such exhibition in North America; tickets go on sale tomorrow. Thanks to Matt for the link.

Mortar-bombs of Saruman?

10/07/02, 8:20 pm EST - Tehanu

The people at Spanish website Elfenomeno have found an image that may relate to the explosions we saw at Helm's Deep in the trailer. [More]

SHOP: The Watcher in the Water!

10/07/02, 7:32 pm EST - Calisuri

Watcher in the WaterSideshow/Weta Collectibles released their latest exclusive: 'The Watcher in the Water' statue. If any of you have seen this piece in real life, it is utterly daring as far as polystone collectibles go. The rendering of the statue captures the tentacles and horrific visage as The Watcher as it rises from the water. The piece is limited to 750 worldwide (approx 300 in the US) and, for a limited time, you get a Frodo Bust and Sam Bust for free with its purchase. As far as we know, this is also the ONLY collectible of the Watcher available for purchase. [More]

The Tolkien Ensemble in Copenhagen

10/07/02, 1:58 pm EST - Xoanon

Gudmund writes: The exellent danish Tolkien Ensemble will be giving a concert in the concert hall of Tivoli, at 8PM, on october the 17th. And the really great thing: The spies of Saruman have let known Christopher Lee (Saruman) will be the special guest star, reciting poetry and whatnot. [More]

Burger King TTT Toys?

10/07/02, 1:53 pm EST - Xoanon

Randy writes: I am a teacher at a high school in San Diego, CA. My student brought in 2 of TTT tie-in toys from Burger King. Did I miss an advertisement for this promotion? I knew it was coming, but not implemented yet. Was I the only one not aware Burger King had started giving out these TTT toys?

GAMING: EA's TTT Game Goes 'Gold'

10/07/02, 1:49 pm EST - Xoanon

Mike writes: gamespot.com says the PS2 version of EA's The Two Towers went gold today (meaning a master copy is being sent to be mass produced for sale). The new release date is October 21. [More] [Gaming Havens]

Wal-Mart Goes Geek

10/07/02, 1:47 pm EST - Xoanon

Melissa writes: I was watching tv last night and came across a new commerical for the LotR DVD. It had three people on it (I forget their names) but they called themselves 'The Fellowship of Wal-Mart Shoppers'. The three talked about how much they liked the movie and the great prices that Wal-Mart had for them. The commerical also showed some scenes from the movie, including one from the Special Edition DVD.

More Info On FOTR SE DVD Specs

10/07/02, 11:06 am EST - Xoanon

My friend who works for New Line's DVD quality control reviewed the 4-disc FOTR SE DVD and said there was no 'isolated 5.1 sound effects mix', nor was there an 'isolated 5.1 music track'. [More]

Annotated Hobbit a "Must"

10/07/02, 5:08 am EST - Demosthenes

LoTR scholar - and author of The Annotated Hobbit - Douglas A Anderson will be at the Crossroad Mall's Borders store (in Salt Lake City, Utah) for a book signing on October 8 at 7pm. The Deseret News ran this review to coincide with his visit. [More]

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