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News for Nov. 04, 2001
Media Watch: In Style Magazine (AKA Sexy Blanchett Pics!)
11/04/01, 11:22 pm EST - Xoanon
sends along these great scans of our lovely Cate Blanchett
) from 'In Style' Magazine. [More
Media Watch: Columbus Dispatch
11/04/01, 11:05 pm EST - Xoanon
Väinämöinen of Wellinghall
sends along 2 articles from the Columbus Dispatch. [More
Oxford Don Pans Tolkien
11/04/01, 9:59 pm EST - Xoanon
An Oxford don has sensationally panned last century's most popular work, branding JRR Tolkien's Lord of the Rings 'an error-ridden pot-boiler' it emerged today. [More
Media Watch: Spain's 'ABC' Newspaper
11/04/01, 9:55 pm EST - Xoanon
writes in to say that "ABC" newspaper in Spain had a 23 page display which included interviews with Liv Tyler
) and Elijah Wood
), the LOTR phenomenon and info on Tolkien's life in Oxford. [More
Omigod! Bungo Jackson and Belladonna Walsh!
11/04/01, 4:17 pm EST - Tehanu
Among the exhibits at Casa Loma are some portraits of Bilbo's family including his parents Belladonna Took and Bungo Baggins. Eagle-eyed Ringer Matt saw the resemblence between these portraits and Peter Jackson and Fran Walsh! Imagine the hobbit on the left WITHOUT a beard....[More
] Meanwhile on TheBastardsHaveLanded there's a rare pic of Fran Walsh at the bottom of this
page, for comparison.
LOTR special on National Geographic Channel
11/04/01, 3:25 pm EST - Tehanu
Thanks to Lucifer, who wrote to alert us about the National Geographic Channel one-hour special that some of you will be able to see. There will be 5 sections; each discusses a different aspect of LOTR(both the movie and the book). They interviewed the director, actors,Tom Shippey, even some archeology expert from University of York.UPDATE
Lucifer clarifies (after your many emails) "I only know the on air date will be close to each region's FOTR premiere date"
LOTR Score Review.
11/04/01, 3:21 pm EST - Tehanu
Amazon.com has an editorial review of the Shore LOTR soundtrack CD. It's not as impartial as a critic's or customer's review but still paints a good picture of what you can expect to hear. [More
] Thanks to Mike B for that!
Media Watch: The value of fantasy
11/04/01, 3:16 pm EST - Tehanu
The Guardian Observer talks about Harry Potter and LOTR, mostly looking at how successful they BOTH are and speculating on why. [More
Thanks to Neil B.
Media Watch: The Boston Globe
11/04/01, 12:15 pm EST - Xoanon
A girl sits in a room, alone, holding a book. A friend told her it was good, but she doesn't know much beyond that; still, she's willing to try it. She opens the book and begins to read. [More
Best New Commercial
11/04/01, 12:11 pm EST - Xoanon
tells us of a link where you can download one of the new LOTR commercials, this one featuring Gandalf
. This one is the best in my opinion, lots of new stuff! [More
Middle Earth Looks Astonishing
11/04/01, 12:05 pm EST - Xoanon
gives us a scan from The Chronicle Herald in Halifax NS. [More
Media Watch: USA Today
11/04/01, 11:54 am EST - Xoanon
Hollywood may need all of its magic to capture the USA's attention this holiday season, given the distractions of war and terrorism. [More
The wizard: Peter Jackson [More]
SHOP: Treason At Isengard Intelliblock Set
11/04/01, 11:50 am EST - Xoanon
sends along scans of the intelliblocks set from deep within Orthanc... [More
World Series Hits A Home Run
11/04/01, 10:30 am EST - Strider
According to ShowbizData.com
, 23.6 million people (give or take) would have watched the Fellowship of the Ring commercial shown during Game 4 of the World Series on Wednesday. [More
News for Nov. 03, 2001
GAMING: Games Workshop Reviews
11/03/01, 8:50 pm EST - DarthCaeser
The LOTR tabletop miniatures are finally available from Games Workshop
. In that spirit, I have done reviews of some of the miniatures I've received from Games Workshop. [More
Official Site: New Desktop Series 'Creatures'
11/03/01, 6:05 pm EST - Strider
After finishing the Fellowship series, New Line now have created the first three ultra-cool desktop images in their new series: Creatures. Check out the meanest minions of Middle-Earth for your PC and Mac. [More
'Enhanced' CD Details!
11/03/01, 2:30 pm EST - Xoanon
Thanks to Winckles
we finally know what the difference is between the regular LOTR:FOTR score and the 'Enhanced Limited-Edition' version! Check this out! [More
Read LOTR In 5 Seconds
11/03/01, 2:21 pm EST - Xoanon
Check out this hilarious 'short version' of LOTR, and when I mean short...I mean SHORT [More
Media Watch: Who Weekly
11/03/01, 2:15 pm EST - Xoanon
senda along the latest addition of 'Who Weekly' relating to the Australian Premiere of The Fellowship of the Ring in Sydney on the 21st of December. [More
ATTEND THE “MIDWESTERN PREMIERE” OF LOTR:FOTR!!
11/03/01, 2:03 pm EST - Xoanon
Do you live in Chicago, Indianapolis, St. Louis, or anywhere else close enough to Champaign, IL, to make it worth your drive to see Fellowship on opening night with your fellow Ringers, with no standing in line? TORN Staffer Anwyn
is organizing a BIG event for you folks! Click here for more info! (Montreal announcements coming soon!) [More
11/03/01, 1:48 pm EST - Xoanon
sends along 8 scans of some very nice LOTR bookmarks she managed to get at her high school, very cool stuff indeed. [More
Casa Loma Booklet Scans
11/03/01, 1:13 pm EST - Xoanon
Take a gander at the cool Casa Loma Booklet handed out during the exhibit. [More
Media Watch: Cinescape Magazine
11/03/01, 12:44 pm EST - Xoanon
sends along these scans from the latest issue of 'Cinescape Magazine' (one of my personal favs -Xo). Take a look at 'A Tale of Two Hobbits'. [More
News for Nov. 02, 2001
The Independent notices Tolkien' Letters.
11/02/01, 10:51 pm EST - Tehanu
UK paper reviews the letters being auctioned at Christie's [See Below.] Letters to friends are where a person unburdens themselves of their troubles, but watch out when biographers find them and draw conclusions... [More
Thanks to Abdul for the link.
Media Watch: Homme Arena Magazine
11/02/01, 8:01 pm EST - Strider
Thanks to Rhiannon Took
and Bloomin' Marvellous
we have a whole bunch of Orlando Bloom
photos and transcript from a recent Homme Magazine article. [More
Lord of the Rings on Cheerios
11/02/01, 7:37 pm EST - Strider
Thanks to Ringer Spy Jacko
, we have some great scans from the UK of the new Cheerios boxes which feature Lord of the Rings packaging and offer some free goodies (2002 calendar & special poster). [More
Hall of Fire Chats for November 3rd and 4th
11/02/01, 6:02 pm EST - Strider
With Aragorn at the helm, the Fellowship are forced to turn away from Moria and its bottomless depths which they believe to be the resting place of Gandalf the Grey. The eight walkers stumble upon Lothlórien, the Golden Wood and for a brief moment offer a respite from their troubles. This weekend, the Hall of Fire discusses all this and more as we examine Book II, Chapter VI
of Fellowship of the Ring - Lothlórien
Wenham's 'Bank' Tours Regus London FF
11/02/01, 5:40 pm EST - Xoanon
The Bank, starring David Wenham
) and Anthony LaPaglia, is touring the UK as part of the Regus London Film Festival On Tour. [More
Media Watch: Empire Magazine
11/02/01, 5:29 pm EST - Xoanon
Check out the latest pics from Empire Magazine. [More
Otto's 'Nature' Out In Limited Release
11/02/01, 2:21 pm EST - Xoanon
The latest Miranda Otto
) comedy 'Human Nature' is out in the US, although only in select cities. [More
Would You Like Fries With That?
11/02/01, 1:22 pm EST - Xoanon
sends us along a scan from the latest LOTR related plug at your local Burger King. [More
Boston B&N Added to LOTR Day Event
11/02/01, 12:58 pm EST - Xoanon
Another Boston location to celebrate LOTR Day on November 8th! Check it out! [More
LOTR Auction At Christie's
11/02/01, 12:46 pm EST - Xoanon
writes: On Nov 16th at Christie's there will be the following auction (estimated to bring in 25,000-35,000 British pounds). Maybe one of your readers has too much money. [More
Discuss 'The Hobbit' At TWP.com
11/02/01, 12:37 pm EST - Xoanon
Be sure to check out washingtonpost.com for an online discussion about 'The Hobbit' today, take a looksee! [More
Bring On The Die Hards
11/02/01, 12:31 pm EST - Xoanon
It's cold in Norway right now isn't it?
Check out these die hard LOTR fans (I mean, even I'm not dressing up..) in Norway, waiting outside the theatre to get some tickets for the LOTR Premiere. [More]
Potter Vs Frodo Article #6 million and 4
11/02/01, 12:23 pm EST - Xoanon
Really..it's getting tiring..
IT’S the battle of the broomsticks, the struggle of the sorcerers, the war of the wands. Sun movie critic NEIL ROBERTS marks each film out of ten for its appeal in a range of categories to predict which will cast the greatest spell over the nation. [More]
The One Ring Contest in France
11/02/01, 12:12 pm EST - Xoanon
sends along word of a new contest in France..take a look! [More
SHOP: LOTR Ring Replicas
11/02/01, 12:07 pm EST - Xoanon
Queen Of Naboo
finds The One Ring...and lives to tell the tale... [More
More On The BK Contest
11/02/01, 11:58 am EST - Xoanon
sends along a bit more info on stage 2 of the BK contest, win a trip to the premiere in NYC! [More
Halloween Costume Party Contest Reminder!
11/02/01, 11:47 am EST - Calisuri
Well, Halloween is over. Did you dress up like a character from Tolkien's world? Was your costume REALLY good? Did you remember to take a picture? Send us your pictures and enter the Halloween Costume Party Contest
! Only a few days left to submit your entry! [More
News for Nov. 01, 2001
Just How Cool Is This?
11/01/01, 11:37 pm EST - Xoanon
sends along this very cool piece of work, he actually translated the moria wall pic we have from Casa Loma, very cool! [More
Two Articles From The NZ Evening Post
11/01/01, 11:29 pm EST - Xoanon
sends along these two clips from The NZ Evening Post. [More
Hobbit Play Comes To London
11/01/01, 11:18 pm EST - Xoanon
Ringer Spy The Jedi Ringer Spy
writes in to tell us that Brian Sibley's dramatization of the Hobbit will be performed by the Lansbury Players at the Emery Theater,London. [More
SHOP: LOTR Clothes
11/01/01, 11:14 pm EST - Xoanon
Check out the scan Rene
send along, some coolio LOTR clothes to be had in Europe. [More
Tom Shippey Interview
11/01/01, 11:06 pm EST - Xoanon
chimes in to tell us that the November/December issue of the Mars Hill Audio Journal has an interview with Tom Shippey about his book: JRR Tolkien: Author of the Century. [More
America Online as VCR and Social Secretary
11/01/01, 11:01 pm EST - Xoanon
The flying saucers — those ubiquitous free America Online CD's in the mail, mall and magazines — are back as AOL gears up to distribute Version 7.0 to the public. [More
Casa Loma Pics Round 3
11/01/01, 10:45 pm EST - Xoanon
Check out these pics from The Other Chris
, take a look at all these goodies! [More
'May It Be' Full Lyrics
11/01/01, 9:38 pm EST - Xoanon
Check out our community site 'elvish.org' for a full translation of Enya's Quenyan lyrics, some very cool stuff! [More
Let The Line-Ups Begin!
11/01/01, 9:30 pm EST - Xoanon
sends along this story (in norwegian mind you), about a funky group of die-hard LOTR fans already in line! Check this out, and don't mind the smell. [More
Behind The Scenes
11/01/01, 6:26 pm EST - Strider
While in Barlimans
pointed out to me that Slashdot.org
posted an article (that we posted online on October 25th
) recapping recent articles about technology used in LOTR and the film industry. [More
GAMING: TCG In Decipher's Store
11/01/01, 4:37 pm EST - DarthCaeser
has added the Lord of the Rings Trading Card Game to their online store. [More
Check out our collection of Decipher images, if you're not excited about the TCG yet, you will be. [More]
Casa Loma Pics Galore!
11/01/01, 2:52 pm EST - Xoanon
sends along these FANTASTIC pics from the Casa Loma Exhibit! Check these out! More to come! [More
3 Samples From The LOTR:FOTR Score!
11/01/01, 12:05 pm EST - Xoanon
Thanks to the coolio french folks at www.elbakin.com
(ENGLISH TRANSLATION HERE
), we can now hear 3 clips from the LOTR: FOTR Score!!! Take a listen to Aniron, Lothlorien
and Concerning Hobbits!
Weekly Ebay Items
11/01/01, 11:13 am EST - Xoanon
Take a look at all the goodies you can bid on via eBay! [More
JVC Goodies In Stores Today?
11/01/01, 11:00 am EST - Xoanon
News from a spy within a few well placed camps involved with marketing is reporting something interesting to me today. He/She says that the coolio JVC/LOTR themed DVD players may be out on shelves starting today, take a trip to your local electronics store and have a looksee!
More On Enya & December 19th Connection?
11/01/01, 10:54 am EST - Xoanon
Gothmog and Wife
send along two interesting bits of news. One involves Enya and a possibly 3rd LOTR song? Another has a very cool December 19th connection that I bet New Line didn't even know about ;) [More
Red Carpet For Rings
11/01/01, 10:45 am EST - Xoanon
sends along this scan of 2 articles from the NZ Evening Post, one about a street party for Rings and another about the quest for a red carpet. [More
Casa Loma Pics Prt. 2
11/01/01, 10:26 am EST - Xoanon
Another lucky Casa Loma visitor has dropped by and handed us quite a few cool pics from the exhibit, check them out! [More
11/01/01, 10:18 am EST - Xoanon
sends us these coolio LOTR bookmarks passed on to him from his brother. [More
LOTR desktop game in White Dwarf
11/01/01, 8:36 am EST - leo
I have just picked up the latest edition of Australian / New Zealand 'White Dwarf'. The latest edition has 36 pages of information for the release of the new Games Workshop Lord of the Rings desktop game.
Thanks to Adam for that. Wow.. 36 pages, anyone wanna scan 'em?
For more news about the upcoming Games Workshop tabletop games and other LOTR-inspired games, be sure to check the Gaming Havens frequently!
LOTR Fair in Denmark
11/01/01, 8:24 am EST - leo
Ringer Spy Kim
informs us about an upcoming LOTR fair in Copenhagen, Denmark this saturday..The main focus will be the new Games Workshop game, but the importers of the film, bokshops, Bree - the Tolkiensociety of Copenhagen and Tolkien inspired LARP group will also be attending.
] (Warning, Danish ahead..)
11/01/01, 3:19 am EST - Tehanu
Every LOTR fan's favourite day of the month - the E!Online update. This month talks about the finishing touches to the movie, the vision that inspired New Line to take it on, and NZ's preparations for the night the film premieres here. There's even a mention of a certain 'fantourism' venture proposed by Tehanu&friends! [More
Weta Collectibles in NZ
11/01/01, 2:58 am EST - Tehanu
The NZ Fighter Pilot's Museum has put up images of the Sideshow Weta LOTR collectibles they're selling. They offer a fantastic deal if you're a customer from TORN! [More
Official Movie Guide in NZ.
11/01/01, 2:35 am EST - Tehanu
Good news from Sarroc - Dymocks bookstores have been granted a license to sell the LOTR official movie guides. "Dymocks will also be selling the Official movie companion, and a few other items, including a range of the new LOTR movie figurines." Check them out from Nov. 5 onwards.
Weta Digital Effects.
11/01/01, 2:21 am EST - Tehanu
There's a great article for SFX technophiles over at DigitalProducer.com
all about the challenges faced by the team that made the CGI for LOTR.
Download 2 New Commercials NOW!
11/01/01, 12:18 am EST - Xoanon
Ringer Spy Marc
was savvy enough to record and upload 2 of the new LOTR commercials appearing on TNT or FOX or both. Check them out! A very choice few new lines and scenes, Lothlorien shot I'm sure or my name isn't X, check it out, very cool indeed! [More
News for Oct. 31, 2001
LOTR Commercial For Game 4
10/31/01, 10:13 pm EST - Xoanon
Just to let you know there was a different LOTR trailer tonight, Wednesday 10-31-01, in a commercial during Game 4 of the World Series. There was a little bit of new footage including some more lines by Arwen, some new Lurtz/orc shots, and some new various other footage shots.
Bloom's 'Hawk' Opens For Oscar
10/31/01, 10:11 pm EST - Xoanon
HOLLYWOOD (Variety) - Based on stellar early screenings, Sony has opted to open ``Black Hawk Down'' for a limited Oscar qualifying run Dec. 28. [More
Another LOTR Commercial?
10/31/01, 10:05 pm EST - Xoanon
Ringer Spy Jack
recently saw an Aragorn
themed LOTR: FOTR commercial, and he wants to tell you about it. [More
Casa Loma Report #2
10/31/01, 7:47 pm EST - Xoanon
I'm just back from the "A Journey to Middle Earth" show at Casa Loma in Toronto. You've no doubt received some other reports, but I thought I'd just toss in my own two cents. Casa Loma, a 19th Century Gothic Revival "castle" in a posh neighbourhood in Toronto, was an excellent venue for the show, and they made good use of the spaces available. [More]
Lord of the Rings Archive Set for London Auction
10/31/01, 7:39 pm EST - Xoanon
LONDON (Reuters) - An archive showing the development of J.R.R. Tolkien's classic fantasy ``The Lord of the Rings'' is expected to fetch up to 35,000 pounds ($50,940) when it goes under the hammer next month. [More
Media Watch: Seventeen Magazine
10/31/01, 7:36 pm EST - Xoanon
I just got the new Dec.2001 issue of Seventeen magazine with Britney Spears on the cover and it mentions LOTR. On page 132,it has a small photo of Galadriel kissing Frodo on the head and says by the Shrek DVD: "Cuddle up with the Shrek DV Or better yet, venture out to the Fellowship of the Rings"
Norwegian Ticket Sales Event
10/31/01, 7:34 pm EST - Xoanon
I've got somenews about the Norwegian ticketsale in Oslo. It will start Monday morning at 08:00, November 5th. At sunrise, just before the ticketbooths open, an event will be staged. [More]
One-Stop Marketing Machine Trudges on With AOL 7.0
10/31/01, 7:11 pm EST - Xoanon
Aiming to tap into the hordes of J.R.R. Tolkien fans eagerly awaiting The Fellowship of the Ring -- the first film in New Line Cinema's cinematic version of Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings trilogy -- to market AOL 7.0, America Online Inc. launched a sweepstakes contest featuring trips to New Zealand to catch the December premiere. [More
Sci-Fi Cartoon Contest
10/31/01, 7:09 pm EST - Xoanon
sends in the good word on a contest running at www.sev.com [More
JRD: 'It'll be the biggest film of all time'
10/31/01, 7:00 pm EST - Xoanon
TORONTO -- Veteran actor John Rhys-Davies
is taking a page from baseball legend Babe Ruth in predicting the commercial prospects of the upcoming film adaptation of "Lord Of The Rings." [More
Dame Judy Dench To Read Tolkien
10/31/01, 6:54 pm EST - Xoanon
Megil a Guerilla
dishes out the skinny on the coolness being aired on November 22nd on PBS (home of Doctor Who and Red Dwarf all those years ago), check it out! [More
SHOP: Coolio Houghton Mifflin Goodies
10/31/01, 6:45 pm EST - Xoanon
sends along 2 links to the great folks at Houghton Mifflin, check out a timeline and goodie gallery! [More
GAMING: Decipher Updates
10/31/01, 6:43 pm EST - Strider
If you are following the Decipher LOTR TCG then you will be more than pleased with the deluge of Decipher news! Card image, contests, message boards, and merchandise, its all there! [More
Kellogg's Offer Prizes to German Fans
10/31/01, 6:37 pm EST - Strider
claim that the German Kellogg's site are offering German fans a chance to win 50 film posters or 3 radio-plays. Don't ask me what a radio-play is... [More
'Rings Filming Creates Jobs
10/31/01, 6:19 pm EST - Strider
The number of jobs in the film and television industry in New Zealand more than doubled in the last year, largely the result of the Lord of the Rings movie project, the Screen Producers and Directors Association (Spada) says. [More
Props on Display Show 'Obsessive' Attention to Detail
10/31/01, 5:24 pm EST - Strider
"The level of detail that went into creating the 300-odd pieces of equipment on display until Nov. 11 at the historic Casa Loma is astonishing - beyond obsessive. It's the only North American location where the props will be displayed. Chainmail, swords, daggers, leather jerkins, helmets, banners, books, pipes, glass, arrows - they are just a taste of the 20,000 lovingly hand-crafted for the movies." [More
Wanna Hear Enya's 'MAY IT BE' Right Now?!
10/31/01, 12:12 pm EST - Xoanon
While hosting the song proved WAY too taxing on our servers, you can still download it from inscifi.net that is, until that gets torn down. So go fast! [More
USA Today's Ultimate Poll
10/31/01, 10:33 am EST - leo
Ringer Spy Noah
sends in word about yet another LOTR-Harry Potter poll. Well.. sort of poll anyway... [More
Peter Jackson's Birthday!
10/31/01, 8:53 am EST - Xoanon
Although it has already passed in New Zealand, today, October 31st, is PJ's Birthday. Peter was born on October 31st, 1961 in New Zealand. That makes him the BIG 4-0 today! Have a good one PJ!
Wanna meet Brian Sibley and Jude Fisher?
10/31/01, 8:46 am EST - leo
Ringer Spy TG dropped us a note saying that Brian Sibley (author of The Lord of the Rings Official Movie Guide), and Jude Fisher (author of The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring Visual Companion) will be in 'Borders' on Oxford Street, London on November 6th talking about the books and the upcoming movies. The event will start at 6:30 pm.
First Casa Loma PICTURES!
10/31/01, 8:43 am EST - Xoanon
Ringer Spy AR
sends in these pics from Casa Loma, before the event is even open! Take a look at pics of all types of swords, Elven cutlery, costumes, John Rhys-Davies and the WitchKings Crown! [More
Meeting Billy Boyd
10/31/01, 2:03 am EST - Calisuri
Barliman regular TheWhiteLadyofRohan recently had a chance to meet Billy Boyd
! Learn a bit more about the actor who will play Peregrin Took. [More
First Casa Loma Report!!!
10/31/01, 12:34 am EST - Xoanon
Ringer Spy Kim
sends along the first review of the Casa Loma Exhibit!! Take a looksee! [More
New LOTR Trailer During Sports Events
10/31/01, 12:30 am EST - Xoanon
Our mailbox was flooded this evening with email about excited LOTR fans who were surprised to see a semi-new LOTR:FOTR commercial during a break of Game 3 of the World Series and an NBA Game. [More
News for Oct. 30, 2001
SHOP: The Books
10/30/01, 11:48 pm EST - Xoanon
just wanted to let everyone know that the "Fellowship of the Ring Visual Companion" and the "Lord of the Rings Official Movie Guide" are in stock at Amazon.com right now! [More
NY Times Talks Tolkien
10/30/01, 11:43 pm EST - Xoanon
Check out an entire LOTR section of the New York Times website. Thanks to The42ndGuy
for the tip! [More
Wenham's 'Better Than Sex' Reviewed
10/30/01, 10:05 pm EST - Jincey
, LOTR's Faramir
, stars in the Australian romantic comedy Better Than Sex.
The Nov 5th issue of People Magazine has a short review. [More
MEDIA WATCH: Gimli & Merry Report on JAM!showbiz
10/30/01, 9:52 pm EST - Jincey
checked in at Barliman's
with this news: From Canoe Internet Network's online JAM!showbiz report comes a great article about John Rhys-Davies
, and Dominic Monaghan
, speaking with reporters in Toronto to promote the opening of the "Journey To Middle-Earth" exhibit at Casa Loma, of props and costumes from the movie. [More
Inquest Gamer Mag's Countdown Number 3
10/30/01, 7:59 pm EST - Tookish
From Gamesmaster Berendir
: The latest Inquest Gamer is full of Lord of the Rings gaming goodness! Read what EA and Sierra have to do with Tolkien games, the progress of Decipher, and past LOTR TCG's and role playing games. Check out the scans to read all the great info from Inquest Gamer # 78 - October 2001. [More
Comic Minds Behind 'Rings Parody
10/30/01, 6:07 pm EST - Strider
sent me in this article from...somewhere...which talks about the comic minds behind the new animated series spoof on Lord of the Rings called 'Edward the Less', which hd its pilot episode this week. [More
GAMING: Decipher Updates!
10/30/01, 3:41 pm EST - DarthCaeser
Gaming and Movie SPOILERS!
Lots of updates from Decipher
, including a complete Card and Spoiler list! [More
Enhanced LOTR Score Packaging!
10/30/01, 1:13 pm EST - Xoanon
I know you may say...what? But this is a very cool pic from Ringer Spy white Owl
, check out packaging for the Limited Edition Leather Bound Lord of the Rings CD. It's very cool, and may very well be the 'enhanced' score that everyone wants to know about! [More
MediaWatch: WIRED reports Final Cut is in the US
10/30/01, 11:12 am EST - Calisuri
WELLINGTON, New Zealand -- Over the weekend a precious cargo reached the shores of the United States -- the final cut of the first film of The Lord of the Rings trilogy. [More
Thanks to Cassandra and Phil for the heads up.
LOTR: FOTR DVD: 12 Hours of Extras?
10/30/01, 8:45 am EST - Xoanon
I just got my Amazon.com daily mailshot and noticed the following paragraph. Here's a new way to gauge a DVD: how many hours can one spend watching just the extras? Several recent DVDs claim two to four hours of bonus material, but here comes Shrek boasting 11 hours of entertaining extras. Its reign will be short-lived in the world of hype, however; a still unnamed 2002 DVD release is boasting 12 hours of extras! We'll keep you in the loop on that one.
History Channel Talks LOTR
10/30/01, 8:42 am EST - Xoanon
Have you or anyone else seen the commercials on History channel(Canada)? One is for the Casa Loma exhibit, the other for the "Trivia Quest" that seems to involve Chapters, Burger King and a bunch of other companies. Both commericals use bits of existing trailers.
SHOP: The Quest CD
10/30/01, 8:41 am EST - Xoanon
sends along this story and a link of a new Tolkien inspired CD you can buy and bring joy to your ears. [More
Aragorn on Cheerios Box in UK
10/30/01, 7:16 am EST - Strider
noticed while doing her local shopping that Viggo Mortensen was on the cover of a box of Cheerios, endorsing a deal to collect a LOTR poster or calendar. Some UK ringer send me a scan
Auckland 'Middle-earth' for a week?
10/30/01, 6:37 am EST - Tehanu
Nah, only in the minds of some reporters at the Sunday Telegraph. This last week has been a splendid illustration of Terry Pratchett's observation that a lie can run around the world before the truth can get its boots on. [More
Tours to NZ for the fans?
10/30/01, 6:18 am EST - Tehanu
Last week I mentioned to a Wellington newspaper that I was involved in trying to set up a venture that would bring fans to NZ. I thought that would generate some useful local awareness. The amount of international attention it generated has left us a bit overwhelmed. [More
News for Oct. 29, 2001
Royal Selangor's NEW Rings-Inspired Pewterware
10/29/01, 11:12 pm EST - Jincey
I recently had the opportunity, at Dragon*Con in Atlanta, to see the complete line of Royal Selangor's Lord of the Rings pewterware. [More
New Wizards Screensaver
10/29/01, 8:45 pm EST - Xoanon
The official site has been updated with the addition of a very cool Wizards screensaver featuring both Gandalf and Saruman! [More
New Billy Boyd Interview
10/29/01, 8:40 pm EST - Xoanon
Check out the latest RealAudio interview on BillyBoyd.net! [More
Unscramble The Hobbits
10/29/01, 8:36 pm EST - Xoanon
I once played with one of these things in a car all the way from Florida to Montreal when I was a kid, I was so focused on it I threw up around Virginia... But I digress, play this coolio game, vomit not included. [More
Lord of the Rings to set NZ cash registers ringing
10/29/01, 8:33 pm EST - Xoanon
AFP - New Zealand is seeing multi-million-dollar signs as the first film based on JRR Tolkien's "Lord of the Rings" trilogy premiers, media reported. [More
The ONE Flick
10/29/01, 8:28 pm EST - Xoanon
Just wanted to let you know there's a poll at the magazine Seventeen's website asking "What's the one flick you won't miss?" and our Fellowship is up there. Time to get our voting into gear fellow fanatics; Vote 'til you drop! [More]
The Making of The Lord of the Rings
10/29/01, 8:25 pm EST - Xoanon
JR Tolkien’s immortal tale of the struggle between good and evil, set in the fantasy world of Middle-Earth, complete with inventive characters and epic battle scenes, has finally been captured on film. MagicZone was there to view 26 minutes of exclusive footage. [More
Casa Loma: Meet JRD and Dominic Monaghan!
10/29/01, 8:21 pm EST - Xoanon
Several sources are coming to me with info that you can catch John Rhys-Davies
) and Dominic Monaghan
) at the Casa Loma exhibit! More info soon.
Media Watch: Total Film Magazine
10/29/01, 7:59 pm EST - Xoanon
My friend got the new issue of '.Net Magazine' today and pointed me towards an avert for a new magazine "from the publishers of 'PC Format' and '.Net Magazine'" called 'Total Movie'.
UK Ticket Sales Mailing List
10/29/01, 7:39 pm EST - Xoanon
sends us a link to warnervillage.co.uk, and tells us that they're allowing people to register to get told the moment tickets go on sale. [More
Yeah, It's A Milk Carton...
10/29/01, 7:29 pm EST - Xoanon
Remember that milk carton story I told you about that almost made me lose my lunch? Well Khardim
sends along these scans of the cartons themselves...[More
Cat Survives New York Disaster
10/29/01, 2:52 pm EST - leo
Nothin really LOTR-related here, but this story has a very high 'aawwwww-factor', and of course the kitten's name is Precious
Thanks to frodogirl
Updated List Of Stores For LOTR Day
10/29/01, 2:01 pm EST - Xoanon
The folks at Houghton Mifflin have sent me an updated list of stores around the US where YOU can view a special behind-the-scnes video on November the 8th! [More
Decipher Seeks LOTR Product Champion Volunteers
10/29/01, 1:52 pm EST - Xoanon
The funky folks at Decipher are looking for a few more men or women to play with!! [More
Enhanced LOTR Score: 2 CDs?
10/29/01, 1:45 pm EST - Xoanon
sends along this coolness: Amazon.co.uk are reporting that the special edition of the soundtrack has 2 CDs
] Go get yours!
Walk On The Wild Side
10/29/01, 1:35 pm EST - Xoanon
sends along these great scans from LA Times Magazine, take a look our our boys Sean Astin
) Orlando Bloom
) and the immortal Sean Bean
(cool as ice Boromir
). Gotta love it! [More
Media Watch: Famous Magazine
10/29/01, 1:24 pm EST - Xoanon
sends along these scans from the latest issue of Famous. [More
LOTR on gradesaver.com
10/29/01, 1:06 pm EST - Xoanon
gives us the skinny on a student 'help' site with a nice article on Tolkien, take a look, and remember, cheaters never prosper ;) [More
Foxtrot Goes LOTR
10/29/01, 11:58 am EST - Xoanon
My buddy Bill Amend is a LOTR nut, and so, naturally his character Jason on Foxtrot is much the same. Check out todays comic, Jason is decked out as our favorite wizard in grey. [More
GAMING: GW Manual Review
10/29/01, 12:27 am EST - DarthCaeser
TheOneRing.net Staff member Tookish sent in this great review of the Manual from the Games Workshop
FOTR Starter set. [More
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