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June 20, 2001 - June 26, 2001

News for Jun. 26, 2001

Vegas Could have been Sam Gamgee?

6/26/01, 5:53 pm EST - Xoanon

I'm just going to post this and not comment on it, I think it's funny, true or not. [More]

Scorpion King gets a Release Date

6/26/01, 5:48 pm EST - Xoanon

The new Bernard Hill (Theoden) film 'The Scorpion King' has a tentative release date thanks to the folks at Comming Attractions. April 19th 2002. [More]

Media Watch: Cinema Magazine

6/26/01, 5:44 pm EST - Xoanon

"The Lord of the Rings". Impresive special effects, magnificent sets, big helpings of heroism and action and a genouine fairytale atmosphere: a 25minute collage of scenes was enough to convince us that the wait for Peter Jackson's grandiose fantasy epic is more than worth it. [More]

Cinescape.com Top Ten

6/26/01, 12:27 pm EST - Calisuri

For a while Cinescape.com had completely disappeared. But its now back online with a great new look and some really kick butt content. Check out their latest Top Ten list (bottom right of the page) for the 'TOP 10 THINGS OBSESSIVE VOYAGER FANS CAN DO NOW THAT THE SHOW IS OFF THE AIR'. Number 10 is 'Start waiting in line right now for LORD OF THE RINGS tickets.' [More]

SHOP: Mousepads on Sale

6/26/01, 11:18 am EST - Calisuri

[ TheOneRing.net Mousepad ]

As you all probably know by now, TheOneRing.net doesn't usually like to try and blatantly sell products on our front page. One of our product producers, however, is having a significant sale on their TheOneRing.net mousepads, so I thought this would be a great deal to tell you about. [More] [TheOneRing.net Products]

Love of story and language propelled the 'Rings' master

6/26/01, 10:47 am EST - Xoanon

By Michael Kenney, Globe Correspondent

''The Lord of the Rings,'' due out in time to be a moviegoer's Christmas present, could well be the movie of the year. But J.R.R. Tolkien, ''author of the century''? That provocative claim is not just a publisher's book-jacket puffery but the argument of T. A. Shippey in this authoritative - and timely - critical study of Tolkien's masterwork. Shippey, now at St. Louis University, taught the same curriculum established by Tolkien at Oxford University and succeded him, 54 years later, as chairman of English language and medieval literature at Leeds. [More]

News for Jun. 25, 2001

LOTR Clothes to Buy?

6/25/01, 1:21 pm EST - Xoanon

Ringer Spy Wolfman sends along this interesting report. Who knows if we'll ever see some Frodo vests or Gandalf hats at the next MTV Awards! [More]

GAMING: LOTR E3 Hint on TFN Digital

6/25/01, 1:15 pm EST - Xoanon

Check out the latest TFN Digital for a quick look at the new LOTR Game! [More]

New Legolas Pic

6/25/01, 1:12 pm EST - Xoanon

Check out a new pic of Legolas from New Line's re-release of a hardcover LOTR. Thanks to Blanton Greenleaf for the pic! [More]

EXCLUSIVE First Look at the 'Official Movie Guide!'

6/25/01, 8:32 am EST - Calisuri

TheOneRing.net gives you an EXCLUSIVE look at the 'Official Movie Guide' by Brian Sibley. Thanks to Ringer Spy Roxanne, we have 10 pages of the book available online for your viewing pleasure. Check out the picture of Frodo while he heals in Rivendell!!! !SPOILERS! [More]

Colorized Ringwraith Image

6/25/01, 2:38 am EST - Calisuri

Ringer fan Mags couldn't resist taking the black and white Ringwraith image from last week and colorizing it. The results are pretty darn cool! !SPOILERS! [More]

The Cave Troll!

6/25/01, 2:32 am EST - Calisuri

Last week, Super Spy Big Jerk sent us a bunch of new images. So what's going to top that? How about a rendered look at the Mines of Moria Cave Troll? Sounds good to me! !SPOILERS [More]

CastWatch: McKellen's 'Dance of Death'

6/25/01, 2:10 am EST - Calisuri

Our good buddies at McKellen.com have sent word of Ian McKellen's latest project: 'Dance of Death,' starring Ian McKellen (Gandalf) and Helen Mirren, will be opening on Broadway fall 2001. [More]

News for Jun. 24, 2001

Weekly Ebay Items

6/24/01, 11:06 pm EST - Xoanon

A whole cartful of stuff for you to bid on this week! Check them out! [More]

Weekly Cast Watch

6/24/01, 10:51 pm EST - Xoanon

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

Media Watch: NY Daily Times

6/24/01, 7:18 pm EST - Xoanon

Ringer Spy JJ sends along word that the 'NY Daily Times' has an article about Cannes and LOTR. The article is in the 'Showtime' section of the paper. If anyone can scan it in, send it along!

Media Watch: Starlog Magazine

6/24/01, 4:09 pm EST - Xoanon

Scans have also come in for the latest issue of 'Starlog Magazine', and there is an amzing new shot of....something!!! Whatever it is, it's cool!! Thanks to Gorel for the scans!! !!Spoilers!! [More]

Media Watch: SFX Magazine

6/24/01, 3:42 pm EST - Xoanon

Scans from the latest issue of SFX Magazine have arrived at my mailbox thanks to Scatha. Check them out for a few new pics of LOTR toys! [More]

Female Songbird to Record Song for LOTR?

6/24/01, 12:15 pm EST - Xoanon

Which female vocalist is rumored to be working on a song for LOTR? Click on over to see! [More]

Tentative video and DVD release dates?

6/24/01, 7:52 am EST - Strider

Ringer Spy Palleon mailed us to say that he has some confirmed release dates for video and DVD releases in the UK. Apparently it's very likely that United Kingdom ringers won't see any of the films in their stores until the Summer after the film. So the Fellowship of the Ring won't be available until Summer 2002, and so on.

Cast Watch: Christopher Lee in Gormenghast UPDATE!

6/24/01, 12:03 am EST - Jincey

Olorin83 sent us word that Gormenghast will be airing on Georgia Public Television Tuesday & Wednesday, June 25 & 26, 9-11PM.

Update: E-mails are arriving from all over the US saying Gormenghast is being advertised in other locations too. PBS is giving Lord of the Rings a mention in the commercials, also! More

News for Jun. 23, 2001

Media Watch: SFX Magazine

6/23/01, 12:04 pm EST - Xoanon

From: Tim

The UK's SFX magazine has a two-page spread of pics and a piece on Cannes--the trailer footage contains some "jaw-droppingly imaginative cinematic images".

Saruman, Ringwraith and Uruk-Hai Images

6/23/01, 10:19 am EST - Calisuri

It is the weekend for most of us, so why the heck are we still working away? Because TORn never rests! Ringer Spy Big Jerk has sent in three more images for us to drool over. Check out black and white stand-up images of Saruman, a Ringwraith and another Uruk-hai. !SPOILERS! [More]

Bruce Campbell talks Bilbo

6/23/01, 2:32 am EST - Xoanon

From: Ben

Bruce Campbell (Ash!) mentioned bilbo in the first chapter of his book (after the foreword page one) here's the quote, in context)

IF Chins Could Kill, Confession of a B movie Actor
By Bruce Campbell

"Bilbo Baggins would have felt right at home in my neighborhood- It was a magical place. "The Braes of Bloomfield" was created by commuters hoping to get away from the faded glory of Motor City, and the results were impressive. As a kid exploring the woods between these upper-middle-class homes, the city might as well have been a million miles away."

New Fellowship Poster?

6/23/01, 2:30 am EST - Xoanon

Our good pals from Corona Comming Attractions has posted news that there will be a new FOTR poster coming soon! HRM...I'll get my feelers out there this weekend... (Scroll down to the bottom) [More]

Antique Hobbit worth $$$!!!

6/23/01, 1:52 am EST - Gamgee

"Im from Australia and was just listening to an English show on pay-tv Foxtel called 'The Antique Roadshow',where people bring in old things from home to get it evaluated and a selling price. An old lady caught my attention when she brought in a 'first edition' copy of the hobbit. That would fetch a price itself, but inside was a 'postcard?' (thats what they called it) that had a introduction personally written and signed by J.R.R. Tolkien, sitting inside the front cover! These two items, both in good condition were evaluated to be worth more than 2,500 (English Pounds.)" Thanks GS for the story!

News for Jun. 22, 2001

Hall of Fire Chats for June 23 & 24

6/22/01, 7:45 pm EST - Strider

This weekend the Hall of Fire is hosting a discussion on a chapter very close to my heart: Strider! One of the key points in the Fellowship of the Ring, come and join in on what promises to be three great chats! [More]

TORN on Eyada.com

6/22/01, 6:32 pm EST - Xoanon

Check out this weeks episode of Eyada.com for an update from me, where I dish out some of TORN's latest and the eyada folks make fun of my phone and name! Click on over to the following link and hit 'Xoanon!'. [More]

WETA's New Website

6/22/01, 6:18 pm EST - Tookish

As previously reported, Torper sent us an email letting us know that the technical wizards at WETA, PJ's special effects people, have a new face to their home on the net. [More]

'It' Website

6/22/01, 4:42 pm EST - Xoanon

No, TORN was not voted as the 'It' website, but the official site was, check out EW online for all the hype, including a sound byte from all around good guy Gordon Paddison. [More]

To see a scan of the piece, check it out in our movie scrapbook. [More]

Thanks to Hiram for the tip and Tirion for the scan!

Review of 'Bandits'

6/22/01, 2:36 pm EST - Xoanon

You can catch a review of the latest Cate Blanchett (Galadriel) film 'Bandits' over at AICN. [More]

Great New LOTR Pics! - UPDATES!

6/22/01, 1:46 pm EST - Xoanon

Some great new pics from LOTR! Check out these great pics of Gandalf, Frodo some Orcs and Saruman! These great high rez pics come to us by way of Super Spy Big Jerk. Check them out! !!Spoilers!! [More]

A great look at Haldir

6/22/01, 12:56 pm EST - Calisuri

Thanks to some fans and an independent spy confirmation, we have a good look at Craig Parker as Haldir in the recent FOTR trailer. !SPOILERS! [More]

Our Hobbits are 'It'

6/22/01, 10:57 am EST - Xoanon

Here's a link to that 'It' article from Entertainment Weekly. Seems the mainstream press is giving our boys some attention and calling them the 'It Hobbits' of the moment, gee, we've known this for almost 2 years! [More]

Thanks to Jen for the tip!

Middle-earth arms and armour.

6/22/01, 7:19 am EST - Tehanu

Joe Piela's added more Middle-earth armour reconstructions to his Middle-earth page [the page starts with a great essay summing up what's known about weapons in Middle-earth], and there's also a fancy Dark Age helmet that shows LOTR influences here

Props for Sale

6/22/01, 12:40 am EST - Xoanon

From: Krosshair

It's an article from the June 12th issue of Business 2.0, a high-tech business magazine.

News for Jun. 21, 2001

Final Word on Gimli and the Ring

6/21/01, 11:53 pm EST - Calisuri

We have final confirmation. Would you like to find out what it is? ! STORY SPOILERS ![More]


6/21/01, 6:26 pm EST - Xoanon

Check out the latest from PC Zone and Sierra. [More]

More on Gimli and the Ring

6/21/01, 3:05 pm EST - Xoanon

I've done a little snooping and checked around for more evidence of 'Gimli and the Ring'. !!!Spoilers!!! [More]

Houghton will thank the 'Lord'

6/21/01, 2:18 pm EST - Xoanon

From: Boston.com

Like the famous Boston dowagers, the publisher Houghton Mifflin possesses some priceless antiques. And Houghton, inevitably - and not always charitably - described as ''venerable,'' knows when to polish them off, and make a few dollars in the process. [More]

Thanks to Michael W for the tip!

LOTR Coverage on Spanish TV

6/21/01, 2:14 pm EST - Xoanon

From: Arturo

Just to let you know if you can post, for all your Spanish readers, that "La 2" TV channel in Spain runs a FOTR report tonight in the movies programme "Dias de cine".

John Rhys-Davies talks LOTR -UPDATE-

6/21/01, 12:42 pm EST - Xoanon

British actor John Rhys-Davies (Gimli) is promising JRR Tolkien fans that that the upcoming 'Lord Of The Rings' film trilogy will not disappoint. [More]

Xoanon here, after finally being able to listen to the RealVideo files and cleaning up the drool on my floor (I ADORE JRD, his voice, his mannerisms, his laugh), I was amazed to hear that he talks about Gimli's attempt to destroy the ring! So we now know a little more as to what we'll see in Fellowship this winter!

Discuss this in our message boards!

MediaWatch: Impossible to make a Tolkien movie?

6/21/01, 8:27 am EST - Calisuri

Thanks to Ringer Andy for sending us this link to an article from Ananova.com (originally from canoe.ca):

"The director of the animated version of Lord Of The Rings says he thinks it's impossible to transfer Tolkien's words to the big screen.

Ralph Bakashi directed an animated version of JRR Tolkien's books in 1978.

He was criticised at the time for cutting out certain characters and not taking the film to the end of Tolkien's third book The Return Of The King." [More]

News for Jun. 20, 2001

Philippa Boyens at 32nd Mythopoeic Confrence

6/20/01, 4:46 pm EST - Xoanon

From: Ant

In case you haven't seen this the one of the screenwriters for the LOTR movies will be a special guest at the 32nd Annual Mythopoeic Conference this August. Check out the details here.

LOTR Cast Projects

6/20/01, 10:32 am EST - Xoanon

Some LOTR castmembers have been busy with other projects as of late, and some of the news is catching up on the web.

The new Sean Bean (Boromir) film 'EQUILIBRIUM' has a spoiler rich review over on AICN. [More]

The Matrix sequel 'Reloaded' has been filming in California for a while, check out some behind the scenes pics of the latest Hugo Weaving (Elrond) film. [More]

AOL Does a LOTR 'Commercial'

6/20/01, 10:25 am EST - Xoanon

From: David

America On Line has an opening page "commercial" for LOTR. It features links to some sites, a commentary on the 20 minutes of footage shown at Cannes (and apparently in New York too!), some stills, and the trailer.

Norwegian Newspaper Cartoon

6/20/01, 10:22 am EST - Xoanon

Ringer Spy Odin sends along word of a LOTR inspired 'Nemi' comic in todays paper. [More]

FAN: The Hobbit Movie is Coming!

6/20/01, 12:01 am EST - Calisuri

So what about a live action Hobbit movie? Alex Russek is giving it a shot with an independent film version of The Hobbit. While its not a big budget hollywood production it still looks like it will be very cool! Check out the scoop in our Fan Section. [More]

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