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News for Jun. 01, 2003

SHOP: Weekly eBay Items

6/01/03, 11:42 pm EST - Xoanon

Each week, I scour Ebay looking for the hot Tolkien items up for sale. I post the most interesting here for you to bid on! [More] [Shop]

New Cast Projects

6/01/03, 11:36 pm EST - Xoanon

Bruce Allpress (Aldor) is a victim of the 'Cave In' while Ian Holm (Bilbo) waits for 'The Day After Tomorrow' and sets sail on 'Large's Ark'. Sean Bean (Boromir) will soon be showing his 'Pride' and Marton Csokas (Celeborn) takes part in 'The Great Raid'. David Wenham (Faramir) decides he's 'Gettin' Square' and John Rhys-Davies (Gimli) goes on the hunt and is planning on 'Catching Kringle' while Bernard Hill (Theoden) has decidely gone 'Gothika'. [More]

Weekly Cast Watch

6/01/03, 10:34 pm EST - Xoanon

The only remarkable thing about this weeks cast watch is how un-remarkable it is! A choice few movies on TV stations around the US and UK this week feature any LOTR stars. Even usual TV powerhouses Christopher Lee (Saruman) and Sean Astin (Sam) have very few showings. For this weeks pick I'd recommend Viggo Mortensen's 'Carlito's Way'. Starring Al Pacino and Sean Penn, Viggo has a small but memorable role in this great crime drama. 'Carlito's Way' is showing on Sky Movies Cinema 1 in the UK. [More]

Media Watch: Christian History Talks Tolkien

6/01/03, 8:34 pm EST - Xoanon

Keith writes: 'Christian History' has a very well done issue wholely devoted to J.R.R. Tolkien in their latest issue. Lots of cool information. [More]

Shore Heads To Mexico City

6/01/03, 8:22 pm EST - Xoanon

Cinthia writes: It has been announced that Howard Shore is coming to Mexico City next Thursday, June 5th. He will be attending the inauguration of a retrospective of David Cronenberg's films organized the Cineteca Nacional of Mexico and the Embassy of Canada in Mexico. Probably he will conduct an orchestra playing some of the suites he has composed for Cronenberg's films, but unfortunately nothing of LotR music.

The return of the ringmaster

6/01/03, 8:18 pm EST - Xoanon

Christopher Lee takes a slow puff on his cigar and leans back in his chair at Chelsea's Cadogan Hotel. Today is his 81st birthday and, perhaps because of that, the talk has turned to immortality and what it takes to make a great star. "Gunpowder," he says, drawing the word out in that famously sonorous voice. [More]

GAMING: PlayStation Magazine Talks ROTK Game

6/01/03, 8:07 pm EST - Xoanon

Ringer Spy Buck writes: This is a preview of Lord of the Rings: Return of the King for PlayStation2 from PlayStation Magazine (PSM). This has some new screenshots and some more updated “post-E3” info. Also, I have a smaller preview of “Treason of Isengard” for the PlayStation2 also that comes from PSM. [More] [Gaming Havens]

'Recycled' Tolkien rings true with fans

6/01/03, 7:57 pm EST - Xoanon

Audiences relive the magic of 'Lord of the Rings at all-improv show that puts a twist on the familiar tale. Past the slightly fractured map of J.R.R. Tolkien's Middle-earth and past the bare-bones stage comprised of a cave and a smallish-looking mountain, two actors are conversing loudly in faux British accents. [More]

GAMING: 'X-Play' Drools Over ROTK Game

6/01/03, 7:37 pm EST - Xoanon

twix writes: On X-play, a TechTV program that gives game reviews, the hosts mentioned the ROTK game in their E3 special. It was hailed as one of the best multi-platform games there, pointing out the awesome graphics, engaging combat and, of course, Gandalf. [Gaming Havens]

MTV Award Photos

6/01/03, 7:17 pm EST - Xoanon

Sean Astin (Sam) and Elijah Wood (Frodo) were on hand at the MTV awards this past weekend. Hugo Weaving (Elrond) was also in attendance, yet was only on stage with his 'Matrix: Reloaded' (*cough*) cast-mates. [More]

LoTR Musical - The Sun Is There

6/01/03, 7:26 am EST - Demosthenes

UK tabloid The Sun has grabbed onto the news of Saul Zaentz's proposed LoTR musical. Check out this scan Ringer Spy Elvandra Mithrandir sent us, and see what they made of the idea. This scan does contain a RoTK spoiler photo - though not a new one - so be warned. [More] Spoilers!

Studio Magazine Interviews Viggo

6/01/03, 6:46 am EST - Tehanu

This is an old article on the French site Erech, but we don't seem to have run it before. It's in French, but you can see a lot of Viggo's art. [More] Thanks to Fifi for the link.

Haldir in the Halls of Mandos. Or Not.

6/01/03, 6:33 am EST - Tehanu

Back in TORN's early days, we used to have a lot of spies who had a friend they couldn't name who knew stuff that they shouldn't tell us, and we weren't allowed to say how we knew about them.....Well, in a return to our old form, here's wild and unsubstantiated rumour just like that. [More]

TTT Extended DVD Cover Art

6/01/03, 6:16 am EST - Tehanu

Hip-Hobbit sent us this link to Digitalbits, which has a pic of the cover art to the Extended Edition DVD of TTT, interesting to compare with Adam's designs posted yesterday. Very minimal. [More] Sigh. It'll be a long time before we see this on the shelves.

MTV Viewers Name TTT Best Movie!

6/01/03, 4:02 am EST - Pippin_Took

Superheroes and special effects wizards battled for the spotlight at the 2003 MTV Movie Awards on Saturday, claiming several top trophies including the best movie prize for "The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers," which earned four awards, more than any other film. Along with Best Movie, MTV viewers gave it Best Action Sequence, On-screen Team for stars Elijah Wood, Sean Astin and digitally-created Gollum, as well as a new honor for Best Digital Performance for Gollum.

Elijah, Sean and Billy (Boyd) were there to pick up the gongs, while Peter Jackson and Andy Serkis/Gollum gave pre-taped acceptance speeches. Best Fight went to Force master Yoda for his lightsaber battle with none other than Christopher Lee in Attack of the Clones. Read the full reports, including more about Gollum's amusing acceptance speech. [More] [More] [More]

News for May 31, 2003

Two Towers DVD Covers

5/31/03, 11:19 pm EST - Demosthenes

Some of you may recall a series of Fellowship of the Ring DVD covers last year. Adam, who created and hosted them , has already thrown together some fantastic Two Towers DVD covers as well. You can check them out here. [More]

GAMING: Gamezone Interviews Score Composer

5/31/03, 11:08 pm EST - Demosthenes

You've probably read all about Howard Shore, but what about the man who does all the music for Vivendi-Universal's Lord of the Rings games? Gamezone talks to Composer Chance Thomas about his creations. Thanks to Ringer Fan Greg for the heads up. [More] [Gaming Havens]

Jackson LoTR Fan Club Interview

5/31/03, 4:39 am EST - Demosthenes

This is - in the main - oldish news now, but a couple of weeks ago the LoTR Fan Club published its most recent edition. One of the most interesting reads was an interview with Peter Jackson. Grammaboodawg - one of our Discussion Board regulars - transcribed the juicy bits. And although we already knew the guts of the interview, it's nice to see some of the detail. Enjoy. [More] Spoilers!

Tolkien family 'rage' at Rings success

5/31/03, 4:03 am EST - Tehanu

Apparently the news of a musical of LOTR is the final straw for Christopher Tolkien. Well, the final straw until something even more outrageous comes along, I suppose. You have to question the pal-ness of the Tolkien "pal" making the "catatonic" remark in the hearing of a reporter. [More] Thanks to Solinas for the link.

Bruce Hopkins Interview

5/31/03, 3:34 am EST - Tehanu

Bruce Hopkins (Gamling) is interviewed over at Action-Figure.com [More]

A SERIOUS "thank you"

5/31/03, 3:28 am EST - Tehanu

Thanks to all those dedicated LOTR fans who emailed in such positive feedback for the ROTK CD Cardz this Fall. Discussions have already started with New Line in NY regarding the proposed content of this next set and SERIOUS will be posting exciting updates on this over the next few months. So keep an eye on TORN and SERIOUS for new developments ... all great stuff so watch this space and thank you all again.

Home And Garden TV: Hobbit Hole!

5/31/03, 3:15 am EST - Tehanu

Ford of Rivendell sends this: "Sunday night at 10pm, on HGTV there is a show "Extreme Homes" that has a hobbit styled house. It's all underground, showing windows. Looks pretty neat. [More] It will be on June 1 at 10pm est and June 2 at 1am est. They say it's a Mexican Green House, but sure looks like a hobbit style house to me!"

News for May 30, 2003

Stone Street RoTK Spy Picture

5/30/03, 9:17 pm EST - Demosthenes

Ringer Spy Yuko was near the Stone Street set in Wellington the other day, and snapped this picture of set construction for us. Things have certainly progressed since Ringer Spy Taniwha took these pictures for us not so long ago! The Golden Hall appears almost complete, and you can just see an Oliphaunt Rig peeking over the top. [More] Minor Spoilers!

Speak Fans...and Enter!

5/30/03, 6:38 pm EST - Calisuri

How cool is this? With our help Houghton Mifflin is letting the fans of TORN pick the cover for a limited edition of The Lord of the Rings to be included in the 'Book and Bookends Gift Set' coming to American bookstores this November. Vote for your favorite jacket image by June 23rd and you might just win one free of charge! It's it not often that we plain old fans get to have input on these kind of things, so vote today! [Vote!]

Hall Of Fire Chats This Weekend

5/30/03, 5:43 pm EST - Frode

Eowyn and Theoden are borne off the battlefield in honour, while noone notices a small fatigued Merry wandering in the background with tears filling his eyes. When Pippin finds his friend, Merry is already falling under the Black Shadow. Soon the wounded are all laid in beds in the houses of healing, but though they are tended well there seems to be no cure for the shadow of the nazgul. But then a wise woman of Gondor remembers an old proverb; "the hands of the king are the hands of a healer".[More]

LA Ringers: Games Day is Here!

5/30/03, 2:58 pm EST - Calisuri

Tomorrow is Games Day LA featuring the Lord of the Rings tabletop battle game from Games Workshop.! Along with TheOneRing.net's Gaming Staff and 'Ringers' Documentary crew, Sideshow/Weta will be on hand to showcase their Games Workshop and LOTR related collectibles. Don't forget to attend TheOneRing.net's History of Gaming Seminar at 4:30. Hope to see you there! [More]

Media Watch: The UK's Daily Telegraph Talks LOTR Musical

5/30/03, 11:54 am EST - Xoanon

Oh joy of joys...another article about the LOTR Musical....take a look at this one from the UK's Daily Telegraph. Thanks to Jess for the special torture. [More]

The good, the bad and the Christopher Lee

5/30/03, 11:46 am EST - Xoanon

He's been in some duds and appeared in some classics. But as Christopher Lee celebrates his 81st birthday and anticipates the release of The Return of the King, he tells Victoria Barrett that he has no regrets. Not one [More]

Makoare Confirms Ring*Con Visit

5/30/03, 11:29 am EST - Xoanon

Marianne let us know that our good friend Lawrence Makoare (Lurtz) will now be attending Ring*Con in Germany this November. [More]

Does The Hulk Have A Beef With Gollum?

5/30/03, 11:25 am EST - Xoanon

Gollum attack! Hulk smash!

The special effects folks behind the new Hulk movie ILM gave a rather lengthy interview on thewebsite SMH.com. During the interview they mention how the HULK CGI will surpass WETA's Gollum on many levels (*cough*). Here's one quote that goes stright to the heart for LOTR fans; 'One thing we came up with was let's make The Hulk interact with his environment...Gollum, he was climbing across the mountains and a river but he doesn't get wet, he doesn't get dirty and doesn't interact that much.' You can read the rest of the article here. Meanwhile I will be raising an army and heading towards The Ranch, who's with me?

ROTK Running Time: 3hr 10mins?

5/30/03, 11:19 am EST - Xoanon

Ingve writes: According to the biggest newspaper here in Norway, the running time of ROTK will be 3 h 10 min. PJ is working to make his first 4 hour cut into a 3 h 10 min cut. It is confirmed in the article by the LOTR distributor in Norway, SF Norway.

Got $8000? Like flying?

5/30/03, 8:08 am EST - Tehanu

News of a Photo Safari through NZ: "Our group of 20 participants will explore the very best of New Zealand as we fly in style and total comfort aboard a fully refurbished, private Douglas DC-3 aircraft. This plane is the same aircraft chartered by film director Peter Jackson to transport his cast and crew during the filming of his trilogy — The Lord of the Rings." [More]

LOTR Fans Are Everywhere

5/30/03, 8:00 am EST - Tehanu

Rosie writes "Big Brother 4 has just started here in the UK (you know - 12 housemates locked in a house and their every move being watched by tv cameras). Well one of them - Jon - is a LOTR fanantic! He knows so much about it and has been seen to bore the other housemates talking about it. So TORN should start a campaign to keep him in the house. He's up for eviction tonight so he must be saved!" Too late, I think....There's a lesson there for us all.

San Francisco Bay Area News: PEERS LOTR Ball

5/30/03, 6:43 am EST - Tehanu

Don't know who PEERS is? Nor did I. They're a Period Events and Entertainments Recreations Society based in the Bay Area. They look like so much fun I'm kicking myself for not having discovered them when I lived there. Best of all, next February they give "an epic ball of High Fantasy inspired by ROTK," and celebrating "the hero Aragorn’s coronation as King of the West and his marriage to the fair Arwen Evenstar" [More] Thanks to Julie for the link.

Serious LOTR CD Cardz

5/30/03, 6:24 am EST - Tehanu

Just a reminder that it's your last day for voting on what characters and content you'd like to see on the official ROTK CD Cards that Serious are producing this Fall. [More]

Frodo and Sam NOT in Osgiliath?

5/30/03, 6:08 am EST - Tehanu

More contradictory guesses about some images we posted recently. Spoilers, for some of you. [More]

Eowyn and the Houses of Healing

5/30/03, 5:30 am EST - Tehanu

There's a spy report come in from Ciggy Fagash that might disappoint some people. Me, for instance. [More] !!!SPOILERS!!!

Official ROTK Images on Quintessential

5/30/03, 5:10 am EST - Tehanu

Kalanya added those new ROTK images from the official site, to her Quintessential page. Now you can see them all at one time, reordered them into her best guess at the order that they will appear in the movie. They've been enlarged, cleaned up, lightened, and put with a few other of the latest new ROTK images to come available, plus a few old images which give a comparison." [More] !!!SPOILERS

News for May 29, 2003

Media Watch: France's 'Cine Film(s)' Talks ROTK

5/29/03, 2:17 pm EST - Xoanon

Media Watch: France's 'Cine Film(s)' Talks ROTK

Mithrandir sends along these scans from the latest issue of CineFilm(s) Magazine featuring an in-depth look at ROTK. The article is in French. [More]

Italian Tolkien Society Goodness!

5/29/03, 1:43 pm EST - Xoanon

Robert writes: The Italian Tolkien Society (ITS) is organising an 18-day tour of New Zealand. The trip will be between March and April of 2004. [More]

The ITS is also organising a great event in Bruxelles to celebrate the fiftieth anniversary of the publication of the first two volumes of The Lord of The Rings. The event will occur in March, 2004. [More]

Scott: 'Peter Jackson? No Thanks'

5/29/03, 1:32 pm EST - Xoanon

Cartoonist Tom Scott's script about NZ's Sir Edmund Hillary's trek up Mount Everest may be coming to a theatre near you soon. Scott was interviewed recently and jokingly commented that if PJ et all were interested in his script, he'd tell them where to go! (PJ had once shown interest in the script before all this LOTR nonsense got in the way). All in good fun, take a look! [More]

April Showers Bring May Green Books!

5/29/03, 12:21 am EST - Anwyn

With the wonderful help of a new Green Books assistant webmaster, WeeTanya, Green Books is off and running with a boatload of new May material!

Check out 15 new Q&A articles, including:

May brings many wonderful brand new fan-written Moon Letters!

Turgon, Ostadan, Quickbeam, and Anwyn each have a new column this month. Anwyn's Counterpoint takes a mild biographical look at Tolkien's views on war, while Quickbeam's Out on a Limb takes a more humanistic view of the same subject, exploring how he has learned from great writers like Tolkien how to deal with the oppressive cloud of war; Turgon's Bookshelf details a huge stash of forthcoming Tolkien books for 2003; and Ostadan's Lore and Letters deals with a problem of translation very dear to the hearts of Jackson fans!

We want to spotlight some Tributes and a Special Guest article!

Last but most certainly not least, it is the triumphant return of Tookish's Ticklers! The Ticklers are loaded with humor submitted by you, TORn's readers!

Look for a new Green Books update in June, and don't forget to check out TORn's very own book, The People's Guide to J.R.R. Tolkien, available now in bookstores and at Amazon.com!

News for May 28, 2003

San Francisco Bay Area LOTR Picnic

5/28/03, 10:27 pm EST - Tehanu

Press Release from BeastieBunny: Summer is here and it is time to get out doors! Announcing the Summer 2003 SF Bay Area LOTR Potluck Picnic and Apple Cook-off. We have been able to secure the wonderful location of last June's event at Stern Grove in San Francisco. Festivities will take place on SATURDAY, JULY 26, 2003 between 11:00 am and 4:00 pm. [More]

Lord of the Rings: The Musical.

5/28/03, 10:20 pm EST - Tehanu

Edward sends us more news including comments from the producer, which appeared on BBC News online. [More] He also found this link to the Guardian online where their talkback page is asking 'who would you cast in a LOTR musical? [More]

"The Art of The Two Towers" Review

5/28/03, 9:02 pm EST - Pippin_Took

Deseret News has a thoughtful review (written by TORN's own MrCere!) of Gary Russell's gorgeous The Lord of the Rings: The Art of The Two Towers book. [More]

Lord of the Rings Sweeps BayCon 21 Masquerade Awards

5/28/03, 5:15 pm EST - Xoanon

Costumes created by fans of TORn received five major awards at BayCon 21, the San Francisco Bay Area Science Fiction and Fantasy Conference, held in San Jose California between May 23-26 2003. [More]

MTV Goes Geek

5/28/03, 4:57 pm EST - Xoanon

Krystal G writes: I was just watching TRL, a popular show on MTV and they were advertising for their annual MTV Movie Awards, and the hosts of this years show, to my great surprise, were saying how they hoped they would do a parody of The Lord of the Rings, The Two Towers! One of them was impersonating Frodo and saying how he had the one ring in his pocket, but he was doing it in a Mexican/Irish accent and the other guy (Justin Timberlake) yelled at him saying that he had an English accent.

TTT 'Rocks' In Colorado

5/28/03, 4:55 pm EST - Xoanon

Claire writes: Red Rocks Amphitheatre in Colorado is showing "The Two Towers" on July 28, 2003, as the finale to it's annual Film on the Rocks series. [More]

Weta's wizardry goes into orbit

5/28/03, 4:24 pm EST - Xoanon

Wellington's Oscar-winning visual effects wizard Weta Workshop is moving from Middle-Earth to outer space. The company, which has awards including Oscars for The Fellowship of the Ring and The Two Towers, is to create visual effects for a live action feature film based on a popular Japanese cartoon series. The film Neon Genesis Evangelion is a joint project with American film company ADV Films and Japanese games company Gainax. It tells of a reluctant young hero who pilots a giant robotic weapon in battle against alien invaders. [More]

Lord of the Rings: The Musical

5/28/03, 10:12 am EST - Xoanon

“THE LORD OF THE RINGS”, the first major stage musical adaptation of JRR Tolkien’s classic trilogy, will receive its World Premiere when it opens in London in Spring 2005. This coincides with the 50th anniversary of the publication of the complete trilogy, “The Fellowship of the Ring”, “The Two Towers” and “The Return of the King”. [More]

Media Watch: France's CineFilm(s) Magazine

5/28/03, 10:05 am EST - Xoanon

Lisse writes: During vacation in France I was thrilled to find Special Issue number 5 of CineFilm(s), June/July 2003. The entire issue is devoted to TTT and ROTK, with lots of pictures (nothing new), interviews with Viggo Mortensen (Aragorn), John Rhys-Davies, Peter Jackson, and some very intelligent articles on the differences between book and film, including comments on this from PJ and reactions from many types of fans.

Anyone with scans, send them along!

Media Watch: Oz's 'Daily Telegraph' Talks ROTK

5/28/03, 10:02 am EST - Xoanon

Ringer Spy samwise2 sends along this scan of the latest edition of The Daily Telegraph, an Australian newspaper, featuring this article on Return of the King. [More]

News for May 27, 2003

Sir Ian McKellen's E-Post

5/27/03, 10:13 pm EST - Tehanu

E-Post has been updated and answers many questions about Sir Ian's role as Gandalf. [More]

Media Watch: Empire Magazine Talks TTT DVD Goodies!

5/27/03, 4:29 pm EST - Xoanon

Irascian writes: The new issue of Empire (July 2003) has a two page scoop on the forthcoming DVDs including news that the first DVD set will have a 10 minute preview of Return of the King. [More]

[Pre-Order your copy of the TTT DVD today!]

TTT Extended Edition? ROTK Pics?

5/27/03, 1:51 pm EST - Xoanon

Natalie sends along some photos gleaned from an unknown source, they show Faramir in Osgiliath, Aragorn in a heated battle and some nasty Orcs. But are they from ROTK or the TTT Extended Edition? Who knows! [More]

Cannes Plays TTT Score During Ceremony

5/27/03, 1:42 pm EST - Xoanon

raptor writes: The TTT score seems to be highly appreciated, it was played several times during the Cannes festival awards. [More]

Update on Bilbo Baggins...the Horse

5/27/03, 1:34 pm EST - Xoanon

Barbarshop writes: About three years ago I let theonering.net know that I was able to convince the owner of a Race Horse to name him Bilbo Baggins (read Bilbo Baggins...the Horse). Bilbo Baggins is now three years old and he's entered in his first race. I will send you an e mail if he wins. Here are the details of his entry. [More] [Photo]

Ring*Con Adds More LOTR Guests

5/27/03, 1:28 pm EST - Xoanon

marianne writes: Haldir's brother Rumil (actor Jorn Benzon who played a lot of roles in LOTR) will now be attending Ring*Con in Germany. [Ring*Con]

Media Watch: Entertainment Weekly Talks 'Hidalgo'

5/27/03, 1:20 pm EST - Xoanon

The latest issue of Entertainment Weekly features this new picture of Viggo Mortensen (Aragorn) charging on a horse in his latest film 'Hidalgo'. Thanks to Louise for the pic! [More]

Happy Birthday Christopher Lee!

5/27/03, 8:44 am EST - Xoanon

Today, May 27th is Christopher Lee's (Saruman) birthday! Christopher Frank Carandini Lee was born on May 27th 1922 in London, England. That makes him 81 today! Happy Birthday Christopher!

Steve la Hood: LOTR Props Exhibition.

5/27/03, 6:54 am EST - Tehanu

Ringer spy Smokering went to hear a long and detailed talk about the making of the LOTR props exhibition that is shortly going to tour the world. Read about the original wild ideas they had, and the dramas and obstructions that threatened to sink the whole venture! [More]

News for May 26, 2003

Media Watch: The Vancouver Sun talks Bloom's 'Piano'

5/26/03, 8:04 pm EST - Xoanon

The Vancouver Sun recently printed this article about the latest Eric Idle film featuring a bevy of Hollywood stars including Orlando Bloom (Legolas). [More]

Orlando Bloom Birthday Project 2004

5/26/03, 4:54 pm EST - Tehanu

For Orlando Bloom's 27th birthday next year: "Instead of overloading Orlando's management team with birthday cards and boxes to open for him full of stuffed animals and other gifts, many fans believe that the best way to show Orlando how much he is appreciated is by contributing to a charity in his name." [More]

LOTR Researchers Wanted

5/26/03, 4:44 pm EST - Tehanu

Carl sends this link to a story in NZ's Dominion Post about that LOTR audience research project we mentioned last week. This article explains in brief what they're doing and why. TORN - and your good selves, dear readers, - will have the opportunity to be involved. No, that's not a job offer from me! [More]

The Making Of LOTR Swords

5/26/03, 4:37 pm EST - Tehanu

WeeTanya sends this link to Figures.com and the third part in an exclusive interview with Kit Rae, maker of swords and arms for LOTR. [More] He talks about Narsil - with some slight ROTK spoilers

SHOP: Weekly eBay Items

5/26/03, 1:11 pm EST - Xoanon

Each week, I scour Ebay looking for the hot Tolkien items up for sale. I post the most interesting here for you to bid on! [More]

Access Hollywood: FOTR DVD a 'Must Have'

5/26/03, 1:00 pm EST - Xoanon

Aredhel writes: "Access Hollywood" featured the "Fellowship of the Ring Extended Edition" DVD in their top 25 must-have DVD's ever (May 25,2003). They rated it #4 in the countdown (#1 being the best) and mentioned, of course, the numerous extended and added scenes and the "whopping seventeen" featurettes.

Fraud of the Rings Caption Contest Ended

5/26/03, 6:08 am EST - leo

Cartoonist John Cook dropped us a line saying that the caption contest they were running on their website, Sev.com.au, has come to an end. The winning punchline can now be found there, and if you've got some spare time be sure to browse through the other entries: most of them are hilarious. [More]

GAMING: Time to Rock the Vote!

5/26/03, 6:03 am EST - leo

Havens Staffer Beechbone pointed this to our attention. GameSpy.com is currently running a poll to see which game everyone is looking forward to the most, Middle-earth Online, or The Matrix Online. CLEARLY we all know what game is going to be better, BUT those GameSpy readers need to be re-educated, so head on over there and place your vote! [More] [Gaming Havens]

A LOTR Harley Davidson

5/26/03, 1:28 am EST - Tehanu

A thing of beauty is a joy forever.....Ringaholic sent this link to what must be the ultimate LOTR collectible. [More] Here's a chance for the guys to get even with the girls who've been blowing the household budget on Arwen Evenstar pendants and Nenya rings in white gold and platinum.

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