News for Oct. 14, 2001
LEGO My Frodo... and My Samwise... and My Gollum??
10/14/01, 6:50 pm EST - Tookish
UPDATE! It appears that this news rumor may be rooted in a different source: Intelli-Blox. Thanks for the many corrections Ringers! [More]
Blanchett Interview in Carte Blanche Shop Magazine
10/14/01, 5:32 pm EST - Strider
Media Watch: the Daily Express
10/14/01, 4:11 pm EST - leo
Christopher Lee Answers All on Camera
10/14/01, 2:58 pm EST - Strider
Next Sunday, Christopher Lee (Saruman) will be appearing in front of a DVD camera. He will be commenting on his last two weeks in Greece and answering the latest questions from the forums. The recording will be published in two formats, normal rm files and full screen quality DVD. Due to bandwidth requirements for the DVD quality, this will only be available to members at level II board members (those with over 50 posts) and up.
Blanchett: 'I Did LOTR For The Ears'
10/14/01, 1:24 pm EST - Xoanon
"I had never done anything with blue screen before, or prosthetics, or anything like that. Lord of the Rings was like stepping into a videogame for me. It was another world completely. But, to be honest, I basically did it so that I could have the ears," she jokes. "I thought they would really work with my bare head."
Thanks to Cosima for the article!
SHOP: Easton Press Editions of LOTR
10/14/01, 1:21 pm EST - Xoanon
Easton Press offers leather bound copies of many types of books, from Tolkien to Plato. All their books are leather bound, Smyth-sewn pages of acid neutral paper, moire fabric endsheets, "hubbed" spines, and page ends. The leather bindings are inlaid with 22kt gold on the spines. [More]
SHOP: Pre-Order LOTR:FOTR Score, Both Of Them
10/14/01, 1:07 pm EST - Xoanon
Essential News for Polish Fans
10/14/01, 12:59 pm EST - Strider
I've found out some facts about our Polish promotion of "LotR". First of all Enya's song will be heard in the radio and in our Polish MTV with the beggining of November. Polish MTV will also organize a great contest about "LotR" and there's going to be a big Tolkien-Olympics in all all Polish schools! "LotR" books are coming out 7th November and the soundtrack is avaible from 19th November. Posters are already in theatres and the trailer will be shown from 24th October in 35 theatres and after a week or to in another 100 before the film "Blow" or something like that. The promotion will also involve Pizza Hut, "Polityka" magazine and "Viva!", which is planning a special number with intervievs with the creators, actors and a special look on costumes and so on (all in December). The mobile phones will also include "LotR" goodies.
Where To Go? Indigo!
10/14/01, 12:58 pm EST - Xoanon
I just got back from Indigo (book stores) and I was pleasantly surprise to see a huge display of Tolkien books. Not just LOTR and the Hobbit but evey single book or story Tolkien ever wrote! They had maps and guides to Middle Earth too. Then I looked over and saw a HUGE poster of Elijah Wood as Frodo with the Ring and it said 'Read the Adventure, See the Movie'. It also pictured each LOTR book and the two movie guides. It said they were going to be out November 6th. So if anyone has an Indigo bookstore near them they should hop on over and check out all the deals.
Media Watch: The Independant
10/14/01, 12:56 pm EST - Xoanon
Where to see the enchanted world of Middle-earth, from Hobbiton's grassy knolls to the sinister terrain of Mordor and Mount Doom, recreated by film director Peter Jackson in his native New Zealand. [More]
Thanks to Paul for the article!
10/14/01, 12:45 pm EST - Xoanon
Ringer Spy Jazz sends along this contest run by the AAFES. I know this has something to do with the military, but being Canadian I have no idea what the AAFES is (I have now learned that it is an acronym for "Army, Air Force Exchange Service." -Xo), but here's the contest anyway!
On a side note, this is our 2000th scrapbook image, that is the LARGEST collection of LOTR Movie related images anywhere!
Trailer Sightings Update
10/14/01, 12:44 pm EST - Strider
Mike Basset: England Manager (UK)
Who is Corky?
Empire Magazine Online Poll: LOTR Vs Potter
10/14/01, 12:30 pm EST - Strider
Thanks to Scatha for giving us the info.
Media Watch: The Writer Magazine
10/14/01, 12:08 pm EST - Tookish
News for Oct. 13, 2001
FOTR Tickets: Denmark
10/13/01, 5:34 pm EST - Strider
FOTR Article in AOL Magazine
10/13/01, 5:23 pm EST - Strider
Sting on Shop at Home Network
10/13/01, 5:10 pm EST - Strider
Hey guys this is just a little something I saw on television late last night that I thought some of the fans might be interested in. I was flipping through the channels and saw something neat on the Shop at Home network.... Sting! If anyone is interested in getting it the # is 1-800-366-4010 ; item # 1101-2063 ; and it ships on 10/22/01. This was the official replica of the Sting used in the films. The only reason I'm bringing it to your attention is because they were asking $169.95 and I'm pretty sure I haven't seen it that cheap anywhere else. (You can also do their stretch pay at 3 payments for $56.65 each.)
GAMING: Middle Earth Mod Interview!
10/13/01, 12:53 pm EST - Xoanon
Media Watch: Expose Magazine
10/13/01, 11:50 am EST - Xoanon
Enya's 'May It Be' To Be Released Soon!
10/13/01, 11:29 am EST - Xoanon
"May It Be" will be released as a single to U.S. radio outlets later this month. A companion music video featuring Enya and footage from the film will be released to video outlets.
'May It Be' is one of the songs Enya has worked on with Howard Shore for LOTR:FOTR!! I cannot wait!
For a bit more on Enya you MAY log on to Billboard.com (I've always wanted to say that)
Orlando on 'Elle'
10/13/01, 11:25 am EST - Xoanon
(I know a lady that would agree with you -Xo)
Where Is Dark Horizons?
10/13/01, 11:21 am EST - Xoanon
10/13/01, 5:13 am EST - Strider
News for Oct. 12, 2001
Houghton Mifflin Presents: LOTR Day!
10/12/01, 8:54 pm EST - Xoanon
YUMMY Trailer Sightings!!
10/12/01, 8:47 pm EST - Xoanon
You can find it on 'Bridget Jones's Diary', on VHS and 'Training Day' in theatres!
SHOP: WH Smiths Update
10/12/01, 8:40 pm EST - Xoanon
Hall of Fire Chats for October 13th and 14th
10/12/01, 7:37 pm EST - Strider
Blanchett's Bandits Out November
10/12/01, 7:34 pm EST - Strider
"Cate's new film 'Bandits' is due out in the UK November 2nd.
Fellowship Artifacts Tour Hits TV
10/12/01, 6:52 pm EST - Strider
I'm out sick today, and I was just watching CityTV (a station based out of Toronto) when I heard that o-so-familiar music. There was a commercial advertising the Middle Earth Exhibit at Castle Oma in Toronto. There wasn't really any new footage, just miscelaneous clips taken from all the trailers so far. They also had ticket purchase information at the end.
Lord of the Rings Merchandise in UK Stores
10/12/01, 6:48 pm EST - Strider
LOTR:FOTR Score Track Listing!
10/12/01, 1:51 pm EST - Xoanon
Media Watch: Xpose
10/12/01, 1:47 pm EST - Xoanon
Anyone with a scanner and this article send it along!
To Stay Alive, Snipe, Snipe
10/12/01, 1:44 pm EST - Xoanon
Thanks to Everyone who sent this in!
LOTR: FOTR: 'Wild Card'
10/12/01, 1:38 pm EST - Xoanon
Just a quick note to alert you to an article in the Wall Street Journal Weekend Section on Holiday Movies.
The Article trumpets Harry Potter as "Hands down, the biggest movie of the season (cough*2dimensional*cough -Xo). It unfortunately describes LOTR:FOTR as a wild card citing the facts that the book published in 1954 is unknown to many of today's kids; that the first installment lacks the punch of the second and third; and questions whether the film can draw more than the typical fantasy-movie audience. Well I'm still looking forward to it.
Live In Norway? Want LOTR:FOTR?
10/12/01, 1:36 pm EST - Xoanon
Just want to inform you that sale of FotR-tickets beginns November 5th in Trondheim, Norway, and probably in the other cities in Norway. At least there are posters in the cinema in Trondheim, telling us pre-sale beginns as said November 5th. FOTR is in the cinemas December 19th.
10/12/01, 1:34 pm EST - Xoanon
I recently went to see the Homecoming at the London Comedy Theatre of which stars good old Bilbo Baggins (Ian Holm). I managed to get a programme and it has a small section on Ian stating his theatre background and movies of which he has starred in. So i thought I'd send what it says to you. [More]
10/12/01, 1:31 pm EST - Xoanon
The local weekly published newspaper 'Fauquier Democrat' has in its Fall Movie Preview, a short article called "Harry vs Frodo". Even in the horse country of Virginia, we follow The Fellowship.
Anyone with this article and the scanner, send it along!
Blanchett's 'Bandits' Out Today
10/12/01, 8:41 am EST - Xoanon
LOTR:FOTR in theatres next week? NO!! -UPDATE-
10/12/01, 6:30 am EST - leo
So where do I sign up to become a movie critic?
Don't bother Leo, TORN souces are quotes as saying:
not true, as far as I know they have no plans to critic screen the film this soon. I would not expect a critic screening until late Nov early dec
Media Watch: the Daily Express
10/12/01, 6:23 am EST - leo
Release date for Iceland
10/12/01, 6:14 am EST - leo
I thought that you would like to know that a movie theater in Iceland has confirmed on their website (www.laugarasbio.is) that Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring wil be released December 26th.
News for Oct. 11, 2001
Blanchett's 'Heaven' To Open BIFF
10/11/01, 9:55 pm EST - Xoanon
United Cutlery Images
10/11/01, 7:21 pm EST - Xoanon
GAMING: Exclusive Image From Decipher!
10/11/01, 7:16 pm EST - Xoanon
IGN: Cate Blanchett Celeb of the Day
10/11/01, 4:06 pm EST - Strider
Media Watch: Media Television
10/11/01, 3:20 pm EST - Xoanon
FOTR Trailer II on Turkish TV
10/11/01, 3:08 pm EST - Strider
A Turkish channel, TV8, showed the second trailer in its cinema program "Studyo Movieplex". And if you missed it, you can watch it on saturday at 12.10 on TV8.
Bean Up Your Desktop
10/11/01, 3:06 pm EST - Xoanon
FOTR Tickets : Sweden
10/11/01, 3:04 pm EST - Strider
I just recieved a mail from SF Cinema who will sell the swedish tickets. They say that the tickets for LOTR:FOTR will be availabe by the end of November. They also said that you won´t be abel to buy tickets for the premiere on the internet.
Go Get Slashdotted
10/11/01, 3:03 pm EST - Xoanon
Just thought I'd mention that the latest Slashdot poll asks "What is your favorite LOTR character?" Gandalf seems to be in the lead! [More]
Head For Head...They're Pretty Good!
10/11/01, 3:00 pm EST - Xoanon
The thing that really amazed me was the amount of detail that has gone into the faces on the figures. I'm sure you agree that to quite a high degree of accuracy, the figures really do look like their real-life actor counterparts. I've scanned in some really close-up face shots to demonstrate. [More]
Latest Newsletter is Away!
10/11/01, 12:33 pm EST - Xoanon
Update on BillyBoyd.net
10/11/01, 12:28 pm EST - Strider
Weekly Ebay Items
10/11/01, 11:31 am EST - Xoanon
Cast Watch: Cate On Chicago Radio
10/11/01, 10:54 am EST - Xoanon
Sublime To The Ridiculous Part II
10/11/01, 10:50 am EST - Xoanon
Media Watch: The Toronto Star
10/11/01, 10:37 am EST - Xoanon
Check out this ad that recently appeared in 'The Toronto Star', seems the Star is proud to be the 'Official Media Sponsor'. Whatever that means...
More Toy Biz Goodies!
10/11/01, 10:32 am EST - Xoanon
Spence's 'Damned' Reviews Coming In
10/11/01, 9:57 am EST - Xoanon
200m Ring of Fire
10/11/01, 9:39 am EST - Xoanon
The UK Mirror reports what they call 'the first ever pics of LOTR', hey buds, we've been doing this for over 2 years ;). Nevertheless, take a look.
Thanks to AG for the tip!
Media Watch: 'Movie Chart Show'
10/11/01, 9:33 am EST - Xoanon
Just thought I'd let you know that last night on the 'Movie Chart Show' shown on Channel 5 in the UK, the second half of the latest trailer was shown at the very end (from Frodo drawing Sting in Moria to Gandalf on the Bridge at Khazad Dum). The show will be repeated on Channel five again on Sunday morning at 11.35am.
Games-Workshop Talks to Richard Taylor
10/11/01, 9:29 am EST - Xoanon
Gordon Davidson caught up with Richard Taylor, one of the directors of Weta Workshop Ltd on a recent trip to Games Workshop HQ in Nottingham, England. Weta was responsible for all the on-set special effects, armour, weapons, etc. This is only a small part of the interview held at Games Workshop's head office in Nottingham, England. [More]
SHOP: Amazon Newsletter
10/11/01, 9:23 am EST - Xoanon
SHOP: WH Smith Goes LOTR
10/11/01, 9:09 am EST - Xoanon
UK store W.H.Smith have pre Christmas store catalogue/brochure with a full page devoted to LOTR tie-ins. [More]
10/11/01, 12:09 am EST - Calisuri
The Caption Comedy Contest ends Oct 31st. Submit your caption for an image of the Fellowship and win great prizes, including a SideShow/WETA Frodo Figure, a copy of Heavenly Creatures on DVD, or The Letters of J.R.R. Tolkien. [More]
The Third Annual Halloween Costume Contest is in full swing. Send images of your Tolkien related Halloween costume to us and win amazing stuff. Each winner will receive over $100 dollars in LOTR merchandise from Sideshow/WETA Collectibles and Fantasy Flight Games! [More]
News for Oct. 10, 2001
Steve Elzer Leaves New Line
10/10/01, 6:12 pm EST - Xoanon
Steve was Senior Vice President of Corporate Communications with New Line, and one hell of a great guy. We met online years ago and our mutual LOTR interests quickly became a friendship. I hope Steve lands somewhere really interesting and can continue to give us juicy tid-bits on LOTR in the future!
Best of luck Steve, New Line will be different without you.
10/10/01, 6:06 pm EST - Xoanon
Liv Tyler Talks LOTR
10/10/01, 5:00 pm EST - Xoanon
You seem to take a lot of time between projects.
"Oh, I always do that. It always seems like that whenever...I always seem to work, to do a couple of things in a row and then, just stop. It's not necessarily like, 'Oh, I'm going to take a year off now.' It's just that something doesn't come up that I really like. Also, for me, I think that it is really important to be at home and just be a normal girl and learn about myself and my life and just to get to spend time with people around me. [More]
Sean Astin Talks LOTR
10/10/01, 4:57 pm EST - Xoanon
Media Watch: Barnes & Noble's 'Explorations'
10/10/01, 4:52 pm EST - Xoanon
LOTR FanClub News
10/10/01, 4:42 pm EST - Xoanon
Legolas Toy Biz Pics
10/10/01, 4:38 pm EST - Xoanon
Ringer Spy Hawk sends along his Legolas Toy Biz action figure he ordered from a Canadian site. Thanks Hawk!
Media Watch: Yahoo! Internet Life Magazine
10/10/01, 4:34 pm EST - Xoanon
Ringer Spy Isildur62 sends along this scan from the latest issue of Yahoo! Internet Life Magazine, take a looksee.
Toys R Us Canada Goes LOTR
10/10/01, 3:31 pm EST - Xoanon
Media Watch: 'Library Journal'
10/10/01, 1:38 pm EST - Xoanon
Thanks to Julie for the tip!
How They Made LOTR...The Game
10/10/01, 1:29 pm EST - Xoanon
Once upon a time, in a land far away… No! We’re not going to start like that! Here’s what really happened. When we heard that New Line Cinema was going to make a film of The Lord of the Rings, everyone at Games Workshop got really excited. We had spent years enjoying The Lord of the Rings book and dreamed of the day when someone would undertake to bring this epic saga to the screen. Now we would finally get the chance to see the Fellowship, the Ringwraiths, the evil Orcs and all the other amazing characters from Tolkien’s trilogy brought to life. [More]
Media Watch: Media Television in Canada
10/10/01, 12:28 pm EST - Xoanon
Official Site : Hobbit Name Generator
10/10/01, 12:17 pm EST - Strider
It seems that the generator has been pulled off the site without warning or reason why.
Tolkien Reference on The Onion
10/10/01, 12:12 pm EST - Strider
FOTR Adverts on Canadian Television?
10/10/01, 12:02 pm EST - Strider
A new short trailer is being shown on BBC Canada (Shaw Digital Channel 106 in Calgary). It's not much more than a minute, doesn't show us anything we haven't seen before. Shots include the ring spinning into Frodo's hand, the fellowship's attempt on Caradhras and Galadriel with Frodo. Her line "even the smallest person can change the future" seems to be the hook they're going for, at least for this campaign, as it was about the only line of dialogue in the trailer.
(I've not seen this in Montreal, but I'll keep my eyes out for you -Xo)
Trailer I Arrives in Hong Kong
10/10/01, 11:59 am EST - Strider
Just letting you know that the first trailer (with the wild Gandalf) has finally arrived in Hong Kong. It's attached to Bridget Jones' Diary, particularly the 3:55pm show, at the AMC cinema at Festival Walk in Kowloon Tong.
Media Watch: The UK 'Mirror'
10/10/01, 8:25 am EST - Xoanon
The upcoming films have a full page article in today's edition of 'The Mirror'
Anyone with a scan send it along!
Csokas on 'XXX'
10/10/01, 8:23 am EST - Xoanon
News for Oct. 09, 2001
SideShow/WETA Announces Exclusive Program!
10/09/01, 5:20 pm EST - Calisuri
Cate Blanchett on AOL Chat
10/09/01, 4:59 pm EST - Strider
Only just found this as I logged on to my AOL account (UK) might be too late to join in but they might print highlights tomorrow or something. "Star of upcoming film 'Bandits' Cate Blanchett will be joining AOL Live for a chat on Tuesday 9 October at 10pm."
It's short notice...but any Ringer out there who pays a visit to the chat, write up a report on it and send it in!
Media Watch: Swedish Channel 4
10/09/01, 4:50 pm EST - Strider
I just saw in the commercials on Swedish channel 4 that they will have a show this Saturday called "Bionytt", about the films that will be released this year. There was quite a lot of footage from LOTR, and I hope there will be more on Saturday.
WETA/Sideshow Medallions And New Contest!
10/09/01, 4:49 pm EST - Xoanon
SHOP: More New Posters!
10/09/01, 2:16 pm EST - Strider
LOTR Fan Club Details
10/09/01, 1:29 pm EST - Xoanon
I recently bought inquest magazine and there is an advertisement for the lotr fanclub. There is a small sign at the bottom that says join the lotr official fanclub (there's a phone number and website i believe thats where you join) the number is 1-800-451-6381, the website is www.lotrfanclub.com, but I couldnt get to it but maybe someone else might have some luck.
(The site is not active yet, and the number is busy whenever I call..whoever gets through, drop us a line -Xo)
Media Watch: Total Film Magazine
10/09/01, 1:27 pm EST - Xoanon
Media Watch: Empire Magazine
10/09/01, 1:18 pm EST - Xoanon
Coolio LOTR Merchandise
10/09/01, 1:16 pm EST - Xoanon
A Fair Trade
10/09/01, 12:38 pm EST - Strider
Just letting you know that www.sf-books.com has Fellowship of the Ring as their most wanted book! SF-Books is a sci-fi & fantasy book trading site, where members swap their paperbacks with each other.
New LOTR Bookmarks
10/09/01, 10:53 am EST - Calisuri
News for Oct. 08, 2001
Media Watch: Total Film & Explorations
10/08/01, 10:36 pm EST - Xoanon
The October issue of UK's "Total Film" magazine includes 2 large double sided posters for LotR and Planet of the Apes. The LotR poster has the four hobbits with swords drawn at Weathertop, and Arwen at the Ford. FOTR gets top billing, 2 pages and lots of photos in their movie preview feature article.
The Oct/Nov issue of Barnes & Noble's Sci-Fi/Fantasy newsletter "Explorations" has 5 pages devoted to LotR, including a nice interview w/ PJ, pictures of the new books and a contest. The new movie tie-in books are prominently displayed at my local store, including a Gandalf Standee/Book rack.
Scans coming soon!
Brad Dourif On TV and on Video
10/08/01, 10:32 pm EST - Xoanon
You may have seen him in the horror fest tribute video 'Boogeymen', this video shows all the best gore scenes from the top rated horror films (if there is such a thing). You can see Dourif do his 'Chucky' thing to, pardon the expression, death.
Weekly Cast Watch
10/08/01, 10:26 pm EST - Xoanon
lotr.booksense.com Contest Pics
10/08/01, 7:20 pm EST - Xoanon
This is the bookmark for the contest at lotr.booksense.com. ALL of the codes are 2GJZM, btw :)Note the Return of the King cover!
Media Watch: Okej Magazine
10/08/01, 7:08 pm EST - Xoanon
Just to let you know that this months issue of the Swedish magazine "Okej" features a two page special on FOTR. There are ten nice, glossy pictures and quite alot of non-informative text. Nothing new, except for a new set of mistakes (honestly, haven't ANY journalist in Europe actually READ the books?!).
Billy Boyd On BBC1
10/08/01, 7:05 pm EST - Xoanon
I just happened to tape a Scottish chat show last Friday night called Elaine on BBC1 Scotland and would you believe it but Billy Boyd (Pippin) himself appeared as a guest. It was quite a jovial occasion because the presenter, Elaine, is a well-known Scottish comedienne.
SHOP: New Filmposters!
10/08/01, 4:59 pm EST - leo
List of Trailer Music on Soundtrack.net
10/08/01, 4:23 pm EST - Strider
Happy Turkey Day!
10/08/01, 12:08 pm EST - Xoanon
Yes, for all my fellow Canadians out there it is indeed Thanksgiving, and a cold one to boot up here in Montreal. So take some time out today to give thanks to all we have, and to pray for all those who are in danger to defend it.
So, when you see some Canadians today, wish them a happy Turkey Day! Including Frodo Lover, DarthCleo, yours truly and many others! (If I forgot you, sorry!)
LOTR Contest In Toronto
10/08/01, 11:44 am EST - Xoanon
For anyone living in Toronto there is a contest you can enter through STAR PHONE. Along with The Toronto Star, all you have to do is call 416-350-3000, when they ask you to enter a 4 digit code wich is LOTR (5687) this code will take you to the special LOTR information line where you can listen to the trailer (#1) or get news and upcoming events or enter the contest...you have to qualify for the contest by being every 100th caller but you can keep trying over and over again until you do. Good Luck!
Christopher Lee In Greece
10/08/01, 11:36 am EST - Xoanon
"This is the trird time I come to Greece", said Christopher Lee, the perfect Count Dracula in a series of films, just arrived at "Eleftherios Venizelos" airport from Myconos, where he spend a few days with his wife. [More]
Media Watch: Fox8 Televison
10/08/01, 11:27 am EST - Xoanon
Andrew here, from Brisbane, Queensland, Australia. I just wanted to let people know that (well they've missed it now) that on Fox8 in Australia, they just showed the entire new preview. It was on "Premiere with Antonia Kidman" (Yes, Nicole's sister). They might replay the show over the next few days up to a week. (I guess). It isn't very long into the 'show' it's not at the END where a lot of Entertainment Shows put movie clips.
Sir Ian, Center Stage
10/08/01, 11:25 am EST - Xoanon
LOTR Preview In Oz?
10/08/01, 11:22 am EST - Xoanon
...I have heard from a chief Kings Comics employee in Sydney that they might be showing a sneek preview of The Fellowship Of The Ring a week before its general release.... [More]
10/08/01, 11:17 am EST - Xoanon
Yummy Trailer Sightings!
10/08/01, 10:51 am EST - Xoanon
As you may know, '2001: A Space Odyssey' has been digitally remastered and premiered last Friday in Seattle. I checked it out, and what did they play before the feature? You got it: the "Angel" (LOTR)trailer.
Elf Helm & Orc Mask Coolness!
10/08/01, 10:49 am EST - Xoanon
New Line Partners
10/08/01, 12:09 am EST - Xoanon