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News for Mar. 27, 2001

Brand new E-Posts at McKellen.com

3/27/01, 8:55 pm EST - Calisuri

Ian McKellen (Gandalf) has answered a bunch of new questions concerning LOTR in the lastest E-Post at McKellen.com. [More]

Always wanted to join the Orlando Bloom-fanclub?

3/27/01, 3:42 pm EST - leo

That'd be kinda hard seeing there is no official Orlando Bloom (Legolas) fanclub...yet! But you can change that! Barliman's chatroom regular Rhiannon_Took sends in word that there are plans for an official Orlando Bloom fanclub, and if you want to join in on the fanclub of everyone's favorite Legolas, I suggest you check out this link! [More]

Style B Poster...its GONE!

3/27/01, 3:05 pm EST - Calisuri

Well, I bet we made New Line's day today! It looks like they sold out of the Style B teaser poster in the mere 4 hours we had it posted! And this time I didn't get one...oh well, there is always the next batch!

LOTR Poster: Style B up for Sale

3/27/01, 10:48 am EST - Xoanon

You can now get the Style B poster from LOTR at the New Line Shop! Check it out here. [More]

Thanks to Darth Frede for the tip!

Holms 'From Hell' now Just 'Jack'

3/27/01, 9:57 am EST - Xoanon

The new Ian Holm (Bilbo) film 'From Hell' has undergone a name change in the US, it will be under the title 'Jack'. This from darkhorizons.

News for Mar. 26, 2001

MediaWatch: People Magazine

3/26/01, 11:50 pm EST - Calisuri

I'm not sure if we should be offended or not. People magazine seems to think the Harry Potter trailer is better then the LOTR trailer. Hrm...So maybe we won't be seeing a Star Wars vs LOTR attitude online, but instead a Harry Potter vs LOTR attitude. Interesting...very interesting....Thanks to Ringer fan Hob Gammidge for the scan:

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Weekly Ebay Items

3/26/01, 10:25 pm EST - Xoanon

More exciting than the Oscars! (well.....) [More]

And the Oscar Goes To....

3/26/01, 11:41 am EST - Xoanon

Ok, so I have Oscar on my mind. While watching the show last night I was day dreaming about Oscar 2002 and I just had to post up my predictions as to what 'Fellowship of the Rings' will win next year. [More]

Same Minas, Different Angle

3/26/01, 1:09 am EST - Xoanon

Ringer Spy Jason sends along these great pics from the days of old when the Haywards Hill Quarry was Minas Tirith. Check them out here. [More]

Weekly Cast Watch

3/26/01, 12:02 am EST - Xoanon

Maybe you can spot some of them at the Oscars tonight. But if not, check them out here! [More]

News for Mar. 25, 2001

Wallpaper Galore!

3/25/01, 5:42 pm EST - Calisuri

After months of delay, the Fan Wallpaper section has been updated! Check out the 36 brand new wallpaper/desktop patterns and take a few hours to browse through the entire collection. (only about 134 pieces..heh) [More]

New Suite 101 Article

3/25/01, 12:29 pm EST - Xoanon

From: Strider

Michael Martinez of Xenite.Org has updated his column on Suite101.com. Entitled "The manly men of myth and Middle-earth", Martinez discusses the influence Beowulf had on Tolkien's works, and how myths effected the peoples of Middle-Earth during the War of the Ring. [More]

Cate Blanchett Talks LOTR

3/25/01, 12:26 pm EST - Xoanon

Cate Blanchett (Galadriel) recently spoke to a Brisbane newspaper about LOTR:

"It was like stepping into a video game for me." She talks enthusiastically about Galadriel. [More]

Liv Tyler's 'McCool' Poster in EW

3/25/01, 12:21 pm EST - Xoanon

The latest Liv Tyler (Arwen) film 'One Night at McCool's' has an ad in the latest issue of Entertainment Weekly.

Thanks to Girion for the tip!

LordoftheRings.nl celebrating first birthday!

3/25/01, 10:38 am EST - leo

Not only marks march 25th the day that Frodo destroyed the one Ring (thanks to Kimi for pointing that out to me), it also marks the first birthday of TORN-community site LordoftheRings.nl! So head over there, check out all the funny words, grab a piece of pie and play a nice game of Smaug's treasury in the webgames section! [More]

GAMING: ME Online Private showing at E3

3/25/01, 10:24 am EST - Calisuri

Ringer staff DarthCaesar has landed quite an exclusive! It appears Middle-earth Online will make a private showing at E3 (The Electronic Entertainment Expo). Check out Gaming Havens for more details. [More]

More Movie News from GAMA

3/25/01, 2:25 am EST - Jincey

When the Decipher/Games Workshop presentation was over they announced that some special footage would be shown later that evening in one of the meeting rooms. Footage never before seen! SPOILERS [More]

News for Mar. 24, 2001

You must have the poster...

3/24/01, 5:44 pm EST - Calisuri

After a few days and contacting a few sources, the explanation for the official poster disappearance from the New Line store is really quite simple. They sold out! Behold the power of Tolkiendom!! All indications suggest the posters will be on sale again soon.

Thanks to all the Ringers out there who helped with this story.

News for Mar. 23, 2001

'Black Hawk Down' Images

3/23/01, 10:14 am EST - Xoanon

Pictures from the new Orlando Bloom (Legolas) film 'Black Hawk Down' have appeared online today. Check them out at DarkHorizons. [More]

Footage 'From Hell'

3/23/01, 10:09 am EST - Xoanon

The new Ian Holm (Bilbo) film 'From Hell' is getting closer to release. AICN (via CNN) has about 1 1/2 minute of footage from (behind the scenes) the film. Check it out here. [More]

News for Mar. 22, 2001

Toy Vault Sale

3/22/01, 6:59 pm EST - Xoanon

Attention all Middle-earth fans! The Toy Vault Toy Club will be having a special Middle-earth March Madness Sale, March 22-25! [More]

New Line Shop: Where's the Poster?

3/22/01, 6:50 pm EST - Calisuri

Yesterday was Christmas in the Calisuri household. My official LOTR poster was delivered! Woo! So a few minutes ago, I figured I would go buy another one for collecting sake. Imagine my surprise when I went to the official LOTR shop and the poster is gone! Maybe some poor web designer (like myself) messed up a file and is now losing their job..heh. Stand tuned as we try to gather information on the mystery missing movie poster. [More]

Shop: Hand-made Tolkien Maps

3/22/01, 4:40 pm EST - Calisuri

Barliman's guru and Tolkien product reviewer Jincey checks out the quality of hand-made Tolkien maps. [More]

Kiwis in Middle-earth

3/22/01, 2:42 pm EST - Calisuri

When the news came out that the Lord of the Rings would be filmed here in New Zealand, there were plenty of questions about why Peter Jackson was so set on doing it here. There was less discussion of what Peter Jackson might have to bring to Middle-earth, and I'd like to indulge in some speculation - like we used to have in the early days. Not to downplay the huge impact that New Line will make on this production, but Hollywood filmmaking is more of a known quantity. I'm looking at  what's unique about New Zealand film-making and what it might have to offer the story of the Rings.

I'd like to offer an invitation to anyone who works in the film industry in NZ, or who has an interest in NZ film, to contribute their ideas and insights to this discussion. [More]

MediaWatch: UK Dreamwatch Magazine

3/22/01, 2:36 pm EST - Calisuri

It looks like the UK Magazine Dreamwatch, will have a feature on LOTR in its latest issue. We found this teaser paragraph on their website:

"The three films have been shot back-to-back in Jackson's native New Zealand over 15 months, with principal shooting concluding late December 2000. Jackson has remained passionate about the project throughout. "I am most interested in the themes of friendship and self-sacrifice in the story," he claims. "This is a tale of survival and courage, about a touching last stand that paved the way for the ascent of mankind." It's a dreamy statement for the devoted, of whose number Jackson would seem to be a member."

Thanks to Ringer fan Tim for the heads up! [More]

News for Mar. 21, 2001

Hall of Fire Live Chats March 24th & 25th

3/21/01, 10:10 pm EST - Tookish

This weekend we'll be hashing over things we've heard and thought about how Sauron will appear in the The Lord of the Rings. Come join us for Sauron, the Movies, and Me! More info here.

WebWatch: Ananova.com

3/21/01, 3:35 pm EST - leo

Lord of the Rings to take over Cannes

Cannes is to be turned into Middle Earth during this year's film festival. The event in May will show what's described as an appetiser for Lord Of The Rings... [More]

Moulin Rouge Trailer Online

3/21/01, 1:22 pm EST - Xoanon

The new David Wenham (Faramir) movie 'Moulin Rouge' has a trailer online today. You can catch it at AICN. [More]

More on Jim Rygiel's Past Work in Cinefex Magazine

3/21/01, 10:20 am EST - Xoanon

From: Daniel G

A lot of this is pretty techy stuff, but it does show [Rygiel]'s attention to realistic detail, which will be great to have on the Rings movies. I can't wait to see what they cook up. Personally I'm dying to see how they do Treebeard.

"The actual spot removal technigue was one-part procedural and one-part by-hand artistry." [More]

GAMING: Decipher takes more LOTR

3/21/01, 9:56 am EST - Xoanon

Seems like them folks at Decipher have gotten a bit more LOTR to play around with. They've been granted the rights to create a RPG based on Middle-earth.


Company is Granted the Rights to Produce Roleplaying Games. [More]


3/21/01, 9:45 am EST - Xoanon

Online Comic PvP has a strip today about LOTR, check it out. [More]

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