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News for Jun. 05, 2001

Exclusive: Changes with Narsíl

6/05/01, 10:43 pm EST - Xoanon

Aragorn's sword is indeed one of the more notable weapons in the Lord of the Rings, and the Sword that Was Broken will not be wielded by the future king at Weathertop in the Fellowship of the Ring movie. !SPOILERS! [More]

McKellen.com Updates

6/05/01, 5:48 pm EST - Calisuri

Sir Ian McKellen has updated his Lord Of The Rings E-Posts on his site, in which he talks about favourite scenes, the much talked about portrayal of Gandalf as he visits Frodo in the second trailer, his love for the character and leaving the Gandalf persona behind in New Zealand. [More]

Thanks to Ringer Dreama for the tip!

Wood Looks Past Lord Of The Rings

6/05/01, 5:39 pm EST - Strider

FilmFour.Com has posted a copy of a brief conversation between Ananova News and Elijah Wood, in which he revealed that despite being the luckiest person in the world at the moment, he is worried about his career after Lord Of The Rings. [More]

LOTR original manuscripts

6/05/01, 3:48 pm EST - Xoanon

From: Brian

It has been mentioned before that the original manuscripts to LOTR (and the Hobbit and some other stuff) is at Marquette University in Milwaukee, WI. Just wanted to mention that a fuller description of what the library has is here. [www.marquette.edu]

I'd love to see the unpublished epilogues, and Aragorn's letter to Master Samwise. Looks like it is available to anyone with a photo ID and prior arrangement.

A curiously very great book

6/05/01, 3:44 pm EST - Xoanon

By Andrew O'Hehir, Salon.com

J.R.R. Tolkien believed that myth is inherently true and material progress inherently evil. You could call that radical, reactionary or romantic, but it's a distinctively modern phenomenon. Modernity and the Enlightenment notion of progress have to exist before you can reject them, and once again we see that "The Lord of the Rings," for all the magic it employs to repopulate England with its ancient wraiths and spirits, belongs finally to the 20th century. [More]

Galadriel on her Swan Boat!

6/05/01, 3:41 pm EST - Xoanon

Ringer Spy Gregory sends along a great pic of Cate Blanchett (Galadriel) on her swan boat! !SPOILERS! [More]

New Cast Projects

6/05/01, 10:52 am EST - Xoanon

The next Marton Csokas (Celeborn) film will be 'Garage Days', a film about a young garage band in Sydney, Australia trying to make it big. Directed by Alex Proyas (The Crow, Dark City) and co-stars Kick Gurry (Buffalo Soldiers) and Maya Stange (In a Savage Land). This film is currently in Pre-Production.

The Next Christopher Lee (Saruman) film is called 'Orlof 2001 - Cries in the Night' a re-make of the 1962 film 'Gritos en la noche'. The film is directed by Jesus Franco (Helter Skelter). The Horror film currently does not have a release date yet.

SHOP: 'FoxTrot' Comic Collection

6/05/01, 7:47 am EST - Calisuri

Ringer fan Aravagor sends word of a small collection of LOTR related comics in the latest "Fox Trot" comic strip collection, "Death By Field Trip."[More]

DeLuca Joins Dreamworks

6/05/01, 12:51 am EST - Xoanon

Ex Head of Production at New Line Mike Deluca has joined Steven Spielberg at Dreamworks. Deluca is an a-typical fanboy and really nice guy, good for him! Read the full story at inside.com. [More]

News for Jun. 04, 2001

Classic Rock Orchestra CD Review

6/04/01, 10:34 pm EST - Gamgee

Interested in hearing something inventive, creative, and Tolkien related? Try out this new CD by the Classic Rock Orchestra! [More]

Brasil's 'Veja' Covers LOTR

6/04/01, 8:38 pm EST - Xoanon

From: Sergio

I'm just emailing you to tell you that I just saw in the magazine "Veja", one of the most popular here in Brazil, that LOTR: The Fellowship of the Ring has just cracked the top ten most sold fiction books here in Brazil and it sits at the number eight spot. It's pretty good, considering the zero publicity it gets in here.

GAMING: Dourif on Myst III: Exile

6/04/01, 8:37 pm EST - Xoanon

M&M sends along a very short (but enthausiastic) review of Brad Dourif's apperance on Myst III: Exile. [More]

Danish Show 'Bogart' Covers LOTR

6/04/01, 8:29 pm EST - Xoanon

From: Mads

I just wanted to let you guys know that the new LOTR trailer was shown tonight on national Danish television in the weekly show “Bogart” about upcomming films. [More]

Book Expo America Pics

6/04/01, 2:33 pm EST - Calisuri

Ringer fan Jim sends us some pictures from the Book Expo America event in Chicago last weekend. Check out the Houghton Mifflin exhibit! [More]

Green Books June Bloom

6/04/01, 11:34 am EST - Quickbeam

Greetings – Have we got some new Green Books for June!

Anwyn has a great new Counterpoint about MAGIC, with emphasis on the 'gift of Art.'
• Check out Turgon's Bookshelf for a publicity interview with Tom Shippey, author of "J.R.R. Tolkien, Author of the Century.
• And a very nice surprise: new Tributes from authors Harry Turtledove and Lisa Goldstein, part of the forthcoming anthology, Meditations on Middle-earth, edited by Karen Haber (St. Martin's Press, Nov. 2001).
• Our Special Guest takes a spin on Tolkien’s most mysterious character: "Who is Tom Bombadil?"
• Enjoy the crazy comedic compendium of Tookish’s Ticklers.
• The ever-popular Q&A has 16 new articles, including:

  1. Does the Shire have its own ‘power?’
  2. Was Gandalf afraid of Beorn?
  3. Is there a background story on the Arkenstone?
  4. Are there two Minas Tiriths?
  5. Why even go to war against Sauron?
  6. How do magic Rings make one ‘fade?’

Moon Letters needs new submissions… so ink up your quills and get to writing!
• There are new updates in red to previous Q&A.

And I have a very special surprise later this month. Here’s a hint: working as a soldier of Gondor is harder than it seems! Stay tuned…

Much too hasty,

WETA/Sideshowtoy Series II

6/04/01, 9:29 am EST - Xoanon

The WETA/Sideshowtoy series II figures are coming soon! Stay tuned right here for some great images!

What's Your Hobbit Name?

6/04/01, 9:27 am EST - Xoanon

check out this great website where you can find your hobbit name! Mine is Berilac Trample of Woody End. [More]

Thanks to Dimple Loamsdown of Great Smials for the tip!

Tolkien 101

6/04/01, 9:24 am EST - Xoanon

The first lesson of the Lord of the Rings class at the BN University has been posted, it is called J. R. R. Tolkien: The Man. Be sure to also check out the very informative LOTR Glossary on the page. [More]

Salon.com examines the Tolkien phenomenon

6/04/01, 7:06 am EST - Tehanu

Now we're starting to see a lot more thoughtful journalism looking at the Tolkien and what his popularity says about our culture. These aren't fans talking and you may not agree with all that they say, but it's good to see the books considered as seriously as in this Salon.com article for instance. [More]

Thanks to March Hare for that.

BarliBash is FAST Approaching!

6/04/01, 12:48 am EST - Jincey

Barlimaniacs, the open door will be closing soon! That's right, in only four weeks, our registration period for Barliman's Bash in Chicago will be drawing to an end. "What," you ask, "does that mean for me?" more

News for Jun. 03, 2001

Marketing 'Narnia' Without a Christian Lion

6/03/01, 10:35 pm EST - Xoanon

Thought this might be a good read, thanks to Andrew (via the New York Times) for the tip!

For more than a half century, "The Chronicles of Narnia" captivated children with tales of Aslan, a tawny lion who ruled a wintry Narnian kingdom of dwarfs, fauns and occasionally errant English schoolchildren. [More]

SHOP: Weekly Ebay Items

6/03/01, 10:28 pm EST - Xoanon

Check out this weeks crop of Ebay items, my B-Day is coming soon remember... [More]

Weekly Cast Watch

6/03/01, 10:20 pm EST - Xoanon

Another great chance to see your favorite LOTR stars on the small screen! [More]

Edoras Set: No More

6/03/01, 5:15 pm EST - Xoanon

The magnificent Edoras set that was around Mount Sunday in New Zealand was one of the most impressive things I saw during the production, it seemed so 'permanent'. Well Ringer Spy Zig sends in word and a pic that the set is gone. Read on:

The following pic was the film set of the town of Edoras on the rocky plateau of Mount Sunday at the head of the Rangitata River in Mid Canterbury. It has now been restored to its natural beauty. [More]

Check out the Edoras Set pics we have from last year.here.

GAMING: Sierra-MM3D lawsuit 'enters next phase'

6/03/01, 5:03 pm EST - Xoanon

The Middle Earth Online lawsuit just entered the next phase. In an internal memo issued to all staff on 5-23, Sierra requests that all employees submit "...any records, notes, email or anything else related to this entity". [More]

LOTR composer Howard Shore's work receives nominations.

6/03/01, 7:58 am EST - Tehanu

The annual MTV Movie Awards ceremony took place in Los Angeles last night, and as it's a year early, there were no nominees from the Lord Of he Ring cast up for an award this year. However, Howard Shore's High Fidelity was nominated for three awards, including Best Musical Moment. [More]

Thanks to Strider for that.

Media Watch: "Star Wars Insider."

6/03/01, 5:51 am EST - Tehanu

In Star Wars Insider magazine (#54, page 15 ) it mentions the LOTR. The magazine has a flip cover so the other half of the mag is about Raiders of the Lost Ark. They have a section called "where are they now" and they write about John Rhys-Davies being Gimli and doing the voice of Treebeard. The Force is with us!

Thanks to entinolywa for that!

LOTR Trailer release dates updated.

6/03/01, 5:41 am EST - Tehanu

The Trailer Release Date Page has been updated with many new countries/cities thanks to Pippin Took. Meanwhile Harry Knowles wrote in with some good sense about the Japanese film release dates and why they're so late. "The Japanese Film Market basically doesn't understand or have a great deal of anticipation for LORD OF THE RINGS. The Japanese edition of the book is a poor translation that most Japanese seem to have a great deal of problems with.

As a result, Japan is the one major release area that is going to be staggered... this is so New Line can use the success of the film in the rest of the world to help the film there." Thanks to Harry.

News for Jun. 02, 2001

More action on Weathertop

6/02/01, 5:23 pm EST - Tehanu

The fabulous French site Elbakin brings us another pic of the action on Weathertop: Ringwraiths and Aragorn wielding a torch and the Sword the Wasn't Broken! !SPOILERS![More]

ANCANAR: Website Updates

6/02/01, 1:26 pm EST - Xoanon

The Indie LOTR inspired film Ancanar has updated it's official site, check it out for new production notes, interviews and a Q&A session. [More]

Live Chats June 2nd & 3rd

6/02/01, 1:12 pm EST - Tookish

This weekend in The Hall of Fire our topic is Lurtz! For details on the topic check out the Barliman's news page, and for info about our Tolkien talks, go to The Hall of Fire homepage.

Houghton Mifflin - Vivendi Deal

6/02/01, 11:44 am EST - Tookish

Greenbooks staffer Ostadan sent us this big info:
Vivendi (formerly Havas, owner of Sierra Studios, the Lord of the Rings console game people)have just arranged to purchase one of the last independent book publishers in the United States: Houghton Mifflin. The name may be familiar. [More]

Japanese Release date - what's going on?

6/02/01, 5:08 am EST - Tehanu

In Japan they're showing the OLD trailer in front of '15 Minutes,' and then, "...Extremely annoyingly, the out of date trailer ended with "Lord of the Rings" inkkatakana (Japanese alphabet), followed by a screen filled with the words "Spring 2002"."

Our irritated correspondent wonders what happened to the (almost) -simultaneous worldwide release?

A different image advertising the films? -NOT-

6/02/01, 5:04 am EST - Tehanu

Ringer spy Marcus spotted what looks like a new poster or DVD cover for LOTR on cinema.com

(Note: This is only fan art, not something done by New Line -Xo)

Sydney Morning Herald 'Rings' report.

6/02/01, 4:34 am EST - Tehanu

No new news here, but some nice pics you might enjoy if you missed them before. Thanks to Demosthenes for the alert. [More]

GAMING: One Ring to rule them all...

6/02/01, 12:51 am EST - Xoanon

One Deck to find them.
One Path to bring them all
and in the darkness bind them.

This interesting announcement was made on Decipher's LOTR Message Board by a fellow named Tim:

"As a reward for all the patience and enthusiasm shown on this Lord of the Rings discussion list, the first information about the game is being posted right here, right now. [More]

Cate Blanchett's New Film

6/02/01, 12:36 am EST - Pippin_Took

The latest Cate Blanchett (Galadriel) film, "The Man Who Cried," hit theaters today in very limited release (NY/LA only). The film is set during WWII and also stars Christina Ricci and Johnny Depp, with Blanchett in a supporting role.

Check out a review and pic from Entertainment Weekly.

It should be noted that this review is more negative than the others I've seen, and most of them say that Blanchett is the film's standout (even perhaps Oscar-nomination worthy).

Frodo Lives is Back!

6/02/01, 12:25 am EST - Xoanon

From: Intruder

Found at Waldenbooks in Marion Illinois Center 8 Mall, retails for about a buck and a half. Looks like the old slogan is back. New Line marketing is beginning the flood. Nice little bookmark! [More]

News for Jun. 01, 2001

Media Watch: Empire Magazine

6/01/01, 6:54 pm EST - Xoanon

Ringer Spy Monkeyman sends along the scans from the latest 'Empire Magazine', check them out! [More]

SHOP: Spiderwebart Offer

6/01/01, 6:31 pm EST - Xoanon

Check out the latest from the folks at Spiderwebart. [More]

Cannes Pics on Official Site

6/01/01, 5:10 pm EST - Xoanon

Check out the Cannes links to on the official site, some great shots of PJ and Liv Tyler (Arwen) and Viggo Mortensen (Aragorn) with a Gondorian Warrior! Just click on 'Exclusive from Cannes' to find your way! [More]

Thanks to Hector for the tip!

Would You Like Fries With That Mr Baggins?

6/01/01, 4:37 pm EST - Strider

Burger King has announced it has won a lucrative contract with New Line Cinema to promote 'Lord Of The Rings' this Christmas, with the option to continue on the film's two sequels. [More]

You can watch it again...and again...and again!

6/01/01, 4:35 pm EST - Xoanon

Not like you haven't already, but this is a nice clean version, check out the Official LOTR site for a link to a DOWNLOADABLE file of the new LOTR Trailer... [More]

'Lord Of Rings' gets reworked opening

6/01/01, 4:29 pm EST - Xoanon

The much-anticipated first film of the "Lord Of The Rings" series has received an 11th-hour new opening, and technical snags have forced the actors to re-record much of the dialogue, according to actor Ian McKellan. [More]

(*yawn* wake me when there's something new to report... -Xo)

Lord of the Rings? More like *Bored* of the Rings..

6/01/01, 4:25 pm EST - Xoanon

Ringer Spy Michael sends along word of ABC's 'Millionare' and a LOTR Question...is that your final answer? [More]

Intelligent X links

6/01/01, 4:22 pm EST - Xoanon

Larisa sends in word on what you'll see when you click on the Intelligent X Links regarding LOTR. [More]

GAMING: IGN interview now available to general public!

6/01/01, 4:14 pm EST - Xoanon

The IGN interview with the co-founder of WXP, Patrick Moyniham, is now available on IGN free of charge.

Patrick Moyniham: "Our first reaction was to develop more of a hardcore RPG based on the Tolkien license, but we were concerned that a full-blown RPG might intimidate some people. [More]

MediaWatch: Swedish Newspaper Article

6/01/01, 1:50 pm EST - Calisuri

Göteborg-Posten Newspaper from Sweden has a three page article on LOTR. According to Ringer Fan Marcus, there is nothing groundbreaking in the actual news story, but the images are cool! !SPOILERS! [Page 1] [Page 2 and 3]

The Hobbits at the Prancing Pony

6/01/01, 1:45 pm EST - Calisuri

Elostirion.com has posted a cool new image of the Hobbits in the Prancing Pony. Sorta cool to see Sam 'putting up his dukes.' !SPOILERS! [More]

Cate Blanchett Expecting Baby This Year

6/01/01, 11:42 am EST - Xoanon

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Actress Cate Blanchett (Galadriel) and her screenwriter husband Andrew Upton are expecting their first child late this year.

"It was a wonderful surprise and we couldn't be happier," the Australian-born Blanchett said in a statement released by her Sydney publicist on Friday.

Moulin Rouge out Today

6/01/01, 11:20 am EST - Xoanon

The latest David Wenham (Faramir) film, Moulin Rouge is out today in the US. This film opened Cannes and has gained a lot of attention as of late, I didn't realise that there were so many David Wenham fans out there...

Media Watch: Empire Magazine - UPDATE

6/01/01, 11:17 am EST - Xoanon

The UK's Empire magazine has a three-page Cannes newspage,with candid pics,shots from the film,and wonderful quotes. It also has the cast's expressions at the footage.

Thanks to Tim for the tip!

Thanks to Ringer fans Dave and M, we have scans of the issue also available. !SPOILERS! [More]

Pearl Harbor out in the UK Today

6/01/01, 11:15 am EST - Xoanon

Pearl Harbor is released in the United Kingdom today, and for those people who want to take a trip down their local cinema to see the Lord Of The Rings trailer before it, BBC On-Line have a helfpul list on their website of cinemas that are showing Pearl Harbor, and where Pearl Harbor goes Lord Of The Rings isn't far behind. [More]

Bakshi DVD on DVD Debate

6/01/01, 11:13 am EST - Xoanon

Check out this link of UK Ringers who want to order the Bakshi LOTR DVD, out this November. [More]

Thanks to Andy for the tip!

Media Watch: Seventeen Magazine

6/01/01, 11:10 am EST - Xoanon

Liv Tyler (Arwen) is in the July 2001 issue of Seventeen with N*SYNC on the cover in the article Star Style.

Thanks to Jennifer for the tip

News for May 31, 2001

E! Online Updates

5/31/01, 10:56 pm EST - Xoanon

Check out the latest from E! Online

Filming on rocky Mount Ruapehu, the site of some heavy Elf-on-Orc battle scenes in Mordor, was even more challenging, as up to 1,100 people were on set each day. That's a lot of foot traffic over some rare alpine vegetation. [More]

Timekillers 4

5/31/01, 10:05 pm EST - Tehanu

More things to enjoy while waiting for the movies to come out. These are both funny:
Debbie's Waiting for Frodo comicstrip which accompanies her Blatherings webjournal. I thought I'd mention it again because so many people are enjoying her trip through reading LOTR for the FIRST time.

Secondly there's the LOTR drinking game from Phat Cheops. Bad Language alert! - and I don't mean misuse of apostrophes! TOR.net takes no responsibility if you wind up with a hangover. [More]

Tolkien on Jeopardy

5/31/01, 9:13 pm EST - Xoanon

Well it seems that Tolkien-mania is starting to spread more and more in the wake of the new movies. [More]

MediaWatch: Reuters

5/31/01, 7:54 pm EST - Pippin_Took

ABCNews and Yahoo! have an article today titled, "Lord of Rings And Onion Rings - Perfect Together!" from Reuters news service. Yes, its more on the Burger King/New Line deal. And yes, we will probably have more bad puns like this in the future! [More]

More Return of the Burger King

5/31/01, 4:34 pm EST - Xoanon

Ringer Spy Aelinwen sends long word about BK vs McD's merchandise. I'm thinking 'Fellowship of the Onion Rings', 'The Two Woppers' and 'Return of the Burger King'....sigh...

Roger Ebert's required reading The Bigger Little Book Of Hollywood Cliches states plainly that in the promotions war, films sponsored by McDonalds are always expensive, embarrassing failures whereas those sponsored by Burger King are always smash hits.

MediaWatch: TV Guide Insider

5/31/01, 2:41 pm EST - Calisuri

TV Guide Insider has a small feature on Lord of the Rings titled, "Lord of the Rings: The Countdown Begins..." There are some great quotes from Elijah (Frodo), Sean (Sam) and Peter Jackson himself. (Yes, as with most media these days, there is a small mistake...Frodo Boggins..but I emailed them.) [More]

United Kingdom LOTR News

5/31/01, 2:29 pm EST - Strider

Pearl Harbor is released in the United Kingdom today, and for those people who want to take a trip down their local cinema to see the Lord Of The Rings trailer before it, BBC On-Line have a helfpul list on their website of cinemas that are showing Pearl Harbor, and where Pearl Harbor goes Lord Of The Rings isn't far behind. [More]

Also, if you don't feel like spending the shipping fees to get an Official Poster from the US, check out http://www.gbposters.co.uk/. Ringer David says its quite a bargain at just £3:99!

Time to Swamp another Web Poll - UPDATE

5/31/01, 11:54 am EST - Calisuri

Are you ready? I am! Ringer fan Ben sends word of a webpoll for which sci-fi/fantasy author they would recommend. Currently, the professor is in 4th place. (*gasp!*) Lets change that! [More]


Beware the power of Tolkien fandom! In a little under an hour we took the lead. And now, well, now its not close. Sorta scary actually. Last time I looked, J.R.R. Tolkien was winning by 400 votes.


Ben mentions that you can vote for more than one author, so not only can you vote Tolkien to the top but totally reorganise this poll. There's some deserving authors you might prefer to see rate more highly than they are right now.

Opening Scenes Changed

5/31/01, 10:26 am EST - Xoanon

We've reported on this in the past, but here is yet another viewpoint, this one from the Beeb. [More]

Thanks to Robin and all the others for the tip!

Shore Score Tid Bit

5/31/01, 10:22 am EST - Xoanon

Harry over at AICN has posted a story about a lucky fan who caught Allan Dougherty playing a bit of the LOTR score in a pub in Dublin, Allan is the lead flute player on the opening theme for LOTR. Check out the report! [More]

Return of the Burger King?

5/31/01, 9:54 am EST - Xoanon

Burger King(R) and New Line Cinema Sign Unprecedented Worldwide Deal To Support Theatrical Launch Of 'The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring'. [More]

SHOP: LOTR Breaks Top Ten, Again!

5/31/01, 8:43 am EST - Calisuri

Ringer Fan KDav sends in a heads up from Amazon.com. The Hobbit and Lord of the Rings Boxed Set is back on Amazon.com's 100 Hot Books list. It is great to see people buying the book in such great numbers again. [More]

Gandalf and Orthanc - New Images

5/31/01, 8:25 am EST - Calisuri

At this rate, we might end up seeing the WHOLE movie before December! Yet again, there are new pictures available at Elostirion.com. First, we have a wonderful shot of Gandalf (probably) leading the Fellowship. The second image shows the layout of Orthanc and a look at the Palantir. !SPOILERS [More]

Thanks to Dave for the heads up!

Waaaah! Weathertop!

5/31/01, 2:00 am EST - Tehanu

French site Elbakin.com has the most amazing pics of the confrontation at Weathertop. It looks like some incredible action. !!!SPOILERS!!![More]

Sci-Fi News.

5/31/01, 1:46 am EST - Tehanu

You have to scroll down for it, but it's there: More confirmation of the news (first reported in 'Variety') that there will be a 'Director's Cut' DVD of LOTR. "The DVD versions of the trilogy will probably contain more extreme footage than the tamer version released in cinemas to earn a PG rating."[more] Thanks to Elric for that.

Report on the Cannes footage.

5/31/01, 1:17 am EST - Tehanu

This glowing report interested me because it was from somebody 'in the business,' you might say, neither a fan nor media. [More]

Timekillers 3

5/31/01, 12:53 am EST - Tehanu

If you want to know exactly how much longer you have to suffer, Ectopia offers a solution: "Here are two great freeware programs to download for the movie release countdown. One is just a countdown clock, the other is a screensaver countdown clock. I am using the screensaver and fully recommend it. It is fully customizable for any date and completely free." Thanks to Sarah for that.

News for May 30, 2001

France Release Date Info

5/30/01, 8:43 pm EST - Xoanon

Nicolas sends us word on the release date in France, as well as some insider info on movies dubbed in french. [More]

Frodo Causes Whiplash

5/30/01, 8:37 pm EST - Xoanon

Ringer Spy Dargon tells a story of a trend that we hope to see across North America! Paul sends in a similar story of Frodo whipflash from Oz! [More]

Total Film Magzine Details

5/30/01, 4:34 pm EST - Xoanon

Ringer Spy Becky sends along details from the latest Total Film magazine. She also goes on to give us details of the LOTR mentions at local UCI Cinemas. [More]

ToyBiz Action Figure Images

5/30/01, 3:36 pm EST - Calisuri

Both Figures.com and Comingsoon.com have images posted today of the latest from ToyBiz. Check out images of the Frodo, Gandalf, Gimli and Aragorn action figures. !MILD SPOILERS! [Figures.com] [Comingsoon.com]

Thanks to Guy Gimli and Su and Andy for the heads up.

New Pictures - Hobbits and Gandalf

5/30/01, 3:20 pm EST - Calisuri

Elostirion.com has two new images available for download today. Check out a cool shot of the Hobbits and one of Gandalf holding The One Ring. From the looks of it, we will also be seeing another Gandalf image tomorrow as well as a 'mystery' image! heh. !SPOILERS! [More]

GAMING: National Tolkien-based Battle Game

5/30/01, 1:48 pm EST - Calisuri

Sean Richey from Dagorhir Battle Games, a TheOneRing.net community member, sends in word of "Ragnarok". (An action packed live action battle game, Tolkien style.) [More]

MediaWatch: National Post

5/30/01, 11:41 am EST - Calisuri

With the release of the FOTR trailer this weekend, a lot of people have been introduced to their first look of the production. The National Post writer, Aida Edemariam, was one of them. [Read Article]

I understand the doubts and just wrote up a little something to help calm Aida and your fears. (If you had any!) [More]

Thanks to Dave and Juleen for sending in the article link.

Media Watch: Dreamwatch and Total Film

5/30/01, 10:04 am EST - Xoanon

From: Tim W

The latest issue of the UK's Dreamwatch magazine (due out thurs and in specialist shops before then--full interview with Liv Tyler (Arwen) solely on LOTR. (any UK Ringers with scanners MAY want to drop me a line....)

And the latest Total Film has a free CD with "a" trailer on it.

Best thing about Pearl Harbor? FOTR Trailer!

5/30/01, 8:09 am EST - Calisuri

Ringer fan responsetime spotted a FOTR tidbit at TheDigitalBits.com yesterday.

"Actually, the best thing about going to the film (Pearl Harbor) was getting to see the new trailer for The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring. There were about 2,000 people in the theater I was in, and almost every last one of them went nuts for it. I already can't wait for December. VERY cool."

Nice to have other press getting excited about the movie. [More]

'Trust me - it is magnificent' - Sir Ian

5/30/01, 12:06 am EST - Xoanon

A new beginning to The Lord Of The Rings movie trilogy is being shot just eight months out from its world premiere, according to English star Sir Ian McKellen. [More]

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