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News for Aug. 04, 2002

Comic-Con Day III Report!

8/04/02, 10:38 pm EST - Xoanon

TORN Regular irascian sends along his report from day 3 at Comic-Con! Breakfast with Dominic Monaghan! Take a look! [More]

Comic-Con 2002 Report

8/04/02, 10:33 pm EST - Xoanon

Niowen sends along a whole slew of pictures from Comic-Con! Check out Dom Monaghan and a great pic of the cave troll REAL up-close! [More]

Gimli Is A 12" Wonder!

8/04/02, 10:09 pm EST - Xoanon

Maia Telcontar writes: I just received my Gimli from Amazon.com. It's really amazing! He looks just like he does in the movie (maybe a tad sunburned though, lol). He even has that dwarvish scowl. [More]

Media Watch: Entertainment Weekly

8/04/02, 10:05 pm EST - Xoanon

Ringer spy Im2BZ247 sends along this scan from Entertainment Weekly, let the DVD rush begin! [More]

TORn Exclusive: Makoare Is The Witch King!

8/04/02, 8:43 pm EST - Strider

TheOneRing.net can exclusively reveal that Lawrence Makoare, who appeared as Lurtz in The Fellowship of the Ring, will return in The Return of the King as the Witchking of Angmar, Lord of the Nazgúl! Makoare himself told us about the casting move which occured months ago during filming when he paid the regulars of TORn's chatroom Barlimans a visit from Comic-Con in San Diego! We hope to bring the transcript of the chat as soon as possible.

FOTR Ads Hit the Weekend Sale Flyers

8/04/02, 8:25 pm EST - Jincey

Sunday's Atlanta Journal was full of national chain-store weekly sale brochures that contained advertisements for the FOTR VHS/DVD due out Tuesday. Since many folks don't get Sunday papers, I've compiled a list of many stores and the price they will be selling the movies. (Some stores are running special promotions, and this information is included as well.) [More]

FOTR DVD Available In Ireland

8/04/02, 7:02 pm EST - Strider

B_Irish writes: Was in my local town, Longford on Saturday and they had Fellowship of The Ring on sale in DVD format & VHS. I had to have one, even though it was almost €10 dearer than you'd buy online, €35! I saw it on sale in Tesco, Chartbusters & Xtravision, so I'd assume it is on sale all across Ireland too. (I checked my local Tesco today and it didn't have the DVD or VHS, so obviously availability fluctuates from place to place - S)

Amazon Begins Shipping FOTR DVD

8/04/02, 6:56 pm EST - Strider

~rasputintx writes: Just to let y'all know, I just got my notice from Amazon.com that my FOTR DVD has shipped. I should have it first thing Tuesday!

FOTR Available In Suburban New York

8/04/02, 6:53 pm EST - Strider

Yanks writes: Just wanted to let you know that many of the local video stores in suburban New York are selling "LOTR" copies for $24.95. I just bought mine today from a Captain Video in Orangeburg, New York, and more can be found throughout the tristate area in those Captain Videos and a few Blockbuster's.

Éowyn Toy Biz Pics From Comic-Con!

8/04/02, 6:50 pm EST - Strider

Cati writes: Maidenfair.net has pics of the toy biz action figures of Éowyn, they're the only ones I've seen so far--looks pretty good (maybe a little too blonde though). Enjoy! [More]

FOTR DVD Midnight Party In Willow Grove, PA

8/04/02, 6:48 pm EST - Strider

Tolkien addict writes: I just saw an ad in the paper saying that the store, Best Buy, in the Willow Grove, PA area is having a "Midnight Release" party to celebrate the release of the FOTR DVD. It starts at 10:30 PM, August 5th. I wonder if all Best Buys are having the same kind of FOTR DVD promotion?


8/04/02, 6:46 pm EST - Strider

JLS writes: My son has informed me that on Monday evening 5 Auugst 2002, at 5.25pm on BBC1's Newsround they are going to be talking about and reviewing the Fellowship of the Ring DVD which is due for release the next day. My son also said that they will be showing or talking about the extended edition
too! [More]

Bowlmoot - LotR Fan Picnic On August 10th

8/04/02, 6:43 pm EST - Strider

Galadriel Finwe writes: Here's the website with the info on the fan picnic that is taking place before the Hollywood Bowl concert on Saturday, August 10. Very exciting! I'll be there, hope to see you there! [More]

Hobbits Invade Comic-Con

8/04/02, 6:38 pm EST - Strider

Moochie sent in a report from Comic-Con in San Dieo detailing the suprise arrival of three hobbits to the convention, going by the name of Elijah, Billy and Dominic! [More]

TTT Trailer Shows With Signs

8/04/02, 6:30 pm EST - Strider

The Gem writes: Just thought you'd like to know the Two Towers condensed trailer is showing before the movie Signs.

Reference To 'Rings In Austin Powers 3

8/04/02, 6:27 pm EST - Strider

Grograman writes: I don't know if anyone else has noticed yet, but right in the beginning of the Austin Powers movie, during the dance number on the street, there is a male dancer on the right who is wearing the light green LotR t-shirt which says "The Legend Comes to Life" on the front. Not surprising considering they are both from New Line! I hope this is new news!

McKellen.com Updates Image Gallery

8/04/02, 6:25 pm EST - Strider

Anna writes: Ian McKellen has updated his gallery. The 'LOTR poster and magazine' section has an AMAZING painting of Gandalf the Grey wearing red high heels! Check it out. [More]

DVDPlanet Ships FOTR DVD

8/04/02, 6:19 pm EST - Strider

Turcofinwe writes: Ken Krane's DVD planet now has FOTR's in DVD and they are shipping! Both widescreen and fullscreen formats are available. [More]

News for Aug. 03, 2002

TORN Exclusive: Orlando Bloom Interview!

8/03/02, 4:54 pm EST - Xoanon

Oscar parties weren't the only thing we were covering that fateful weekend in March. TheOneRing.net was at the Beverly Hills Hotel in Los Angeles to cover the New Zealand celebration of film hosted by the Ambassador of New Zealand and atteneded by most of the cast of FOTR! We've got interviews with Sean Astin, Sean Bean, Billy Boyd, Dominic Monaghan, Peter Jackson, and Orlando Bloom! [More]

GAMING: EA Interview!

8/03/02, 4:13 pm EST - Xoanon

TORN Staffer DarthCeasar recently paid a visit to the gaming gurus at Electronic Arts (EA) and nabbed an interview with Vice-Prez Neil Young. [More]

Hall Of Fire Chats For August 3rd & 4th

8/03/02, 12:53 pm EST - Strider

In the past, the Hall of Fire has hosted many chats focusing on an individual character; from Aragorn to Arwen, Legolas to Lurtz and Boromir to Bombadil (R.I.P). However, as The Two Towers looms larger on the horizon, and with the recent trailers and sneak peeks it seems only fitting to concentrate on one of the more prominent characters in said previews; Éowyn, the White Lady of Rohan. [More]

Cool FOTR Happening In Missisauga, ON

8/03/02, 11:22 am EST - Xoanon

Eirien sends us word on a very cool outdoor screening of FOTR in Ontario, check it out! [More]

New ToyBiz Figure Images From Comic-Con!

8/03/02, 9:48 am EST - Strider

The folks from ToyBiz have been very busy at Comic-Con it seems and have unveiled a hoard of new figures from The Two Towers, such as Théoden, Grima Wormtongue, Gondorian Rangers, Uruk-hai, Elf footsoldiers and the Lord of the Rings himself, Sauron! Figures.com have scored the pics which will make figure owners everywhere drool. !!!Mild Spoilers!!! [More]

Thanks to Darwin Dy for the link!

Blackstar Keyring With FOTR DVD

8/03/02, 9:30 am EST - Strider

Natalie has kindly sent in a picture of one of the beautiful golden keyrings that come with the FotR DVD if ordered through Blackstar.co.uk. Check out this great Gandalf keyring! [More]

Elvish Lives! EW FOTR DVD Review

8/03/02, 9:15 am EST - Strider

A scan of the Entertainment Weekly review of the Fellowship of the Ring DVD, courtesy of Im2BZ247. A- isn't bad, I suppose... [More]

TTT Trailer Showing With Stuart Little 2

8/03/02, 8:54 am EST - Strider

Darwin Dy writes: I just saw the Two Towers trailer in a local mall the day before yesterday, it was attached with Stuart Little 2. The trailer was the same trailer available in LordoftheRings.net. Oh well...the poor thing with it is that it will be in the silverscreen here in the Philiipines on January 2003, too bad.

Another Ring Comp From NZ Womans Weekly

8/03/02, 8:51 am EST - Strider

Bekah_The_Sheep writes: There is a competition in the NZ Womans Weekly Magazine where you can win a
LOTR 9 ct gold Ring, in conjunction with Classic Hits radio station. All you have to do is buy the mag, fill out the coupon, (I deserve to possess the ring because...(25 words or less)) and send it in! They are giving away 10 rings from the 5th of August to the 16th of August.

Gollum On The Cartoon Network

8/03/02, 8:44 am EST - Strider

ArRomendacil writes: While watching Billy & Mandy, the characters happened to be playing a Dungeons and Dragons cliche, when Mandy falls into a subterrainian lake. A creepy green creature, slinks up mutters, precious, and proceeds to ask if Mandy knows about its powerful RING!!! "Gollum" then asks if Mandy will play a game of riddles, but is quickly pounded by the seven year-old girl!

FutureShop DVD & Ring Competition

8/03/02, 8:37 am EST - Strider

Caroline writes: FutureShop are running a contest to win 1 of 20 gold rings... No purchase necessary, but if you do buy the DVD, you have 2 chances... one with you receipt number and another if you answer right the trivia question which is, hum, simple! And they also have information on a special booklet that goes with the DVD. [More]


8/03/02, 8:33 am EST - Strider

'Rarely does everything come together in a movie to create a thoroughly entertaining film that pleases audiences of all ages. The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring is one of those rare films.' [More]

Thanks to Leonard for the tip!

BlackStar Ship FOTR DVD

8/03/02, 8:24 am EST - Strider

David writes: I pre-ordered my DVD from BlackStar.co.uk just a few days ago as I couldn't
decide which was the best deal and wanted it to receive it on release day (they say they will try to on there web site). However, I received it yesterday morning! With the DVD I also got an exclusive Lord Of The Rings Character key ring worth £4.

Heren Istarion Contest Giveaway

8/03/02, 8:19 am EST - Strider

To celebrate relaunch of Heren Istarion in June, its staff would like to announce a prize giveaway with some fantastic prizes to be won. [More]

Buy.com Ships FOTR DVD For Free

8/03/02, 8:04 am EST - Strider

Elendil writes: Just wanted to tell you that I got an email from Buy.com saying my order for the Fellowship DVD has shipped. Since you're reporting the availability of the DVDs before the release date, I thought you would want to know this. :) They're offering free shipping on all Lord of the Rings related orders (except for the Extended DVD) now and their prices are pretty cheap.

FOTR VHS Available In Singapore

8/03/02, 7:57 am EST - Strider

Firiel writes: The FOTR VHS is on sale in Singapore now, since the second of August. I bought it and got a free poster of immense proportions, (and danced all the way home)though not all CD stores are giving it out. I didn't see the DVD though.

FOTR DVD Available In Kansas City / Madison

8/03/02, 7:55 am EST - Strider

Doppleganger wrote in to say that after calling several Walgreens in his area, he finally found a store that was selling the DVD: Walgreens at the Southwest corner of Linwood and Prospect in Kansas City ... Meanwhile, Ohtar says that in Madison, WI ringers can get FOTR on VHS at the Walgreens on East Washington Ave. for $17.99 - with the DVD going on sale today.

Comic-Con Day Two Report!

8/03/02, 7:48 am EST - Strider

TORN @ Comic-Con: Day 2

Ringer Spy Irascian sends along another one of his reports from Comic-Con as Day 2 arrives. TORn raffles off a bunch of prizes, Weta steal the show with an incredible make-up demonstration and Dominic Monaghan does the rounds! [More]

News for Aug. 02, 2002

FOTR DVD & VHS Available To Rent In Chicago

8/02/02, 6:37 pm EST - Strider

Pixers44 writes: Hi! Just letting you know that a local neighborhood video store in Chicago IL, Movietime (on Wabash Avenue) has the the DVD and VHS available for rental. You can call them at (snip) and ask them to hold a copy for you.

HMV Gives Hobbit Furniture Away!

8/02/02, 3:08 pm EST - Xoanon

Our insider contacts send along this very interesting piece of inforama, take a look at just WHAT HMV is giving away starting tomorrow! I haven't found anything on their site yet, but I'm sure we'll see something tomorrow!

HMV.com is giving away one of the Hobbit Beds from the Casa Loma exhibit. The contest will start early tomorrow morning. It's a no-purchase-necessary entry. [More]

Some More Walgreens DVD Info

8/02/02, 3:05 pm EST - Strider

Here's some more Walgreen DVD info: valawen found the VHS and Fullscreen in Oxnard, California ... Shawn says that they have already been on sale in Houston since Sunday and are unsuprisingly now sold out ... Isis found the DVD and VHS in three of the four stores in Coconut Creek, South Florida ... Charles found the fullscreen and VHS versions in Dallas, and supplies are dwindling.

FOTR And AOTC DVDs Release On Nov 12

8/02/02, 2:38 pm EST - Strider

It looked like The Fellowship of the Ring Extended Edition DVD was the only blockbuster movie released on DVD November 12th...until Lucasfilm revealed that the Attack of the Clones will be going on sale on DVD and VHS on the exact same day: November 12th. Just when you thought the comparisons between AotC and FotR were done and dusted... [Buy]

Comic-Con Day One Report!

8/02/02, 10:08 am EST - Xoanon

TORN @ Comic-Con: Day I

Ringer Spy Irascian sends along his report from Comic-Con day 1. The TORN presentation brings down the house! All of WETA come to see us! And more! [More]

Free VHS With Stern Subscription In Germany

8/02/02, 10:01 am EST - Xoanon

Cora writes: It is possible to get a free LOTR VHS in Germany (German-Version only). Those, who subscribe to the STERN magazine get one free. [More]

Howe At Istrocon

8/02/02, 9:58 am EST - Xoanon

Jozef writes: Great Tolkien-illustrator John Howe will be guest at Istrocon, held in Bratislava, Slovak Republic in September. [More]

PJ Talks TTT & ROTK!

8/02/02, 9:54 am EST - Xoanon

While talking recently to CINESCAPE’s own Eric Moro, LORD OF THE RINGS director Peter Jackson teased the dark journey fans of the film trilogy Frodo will be going on in the next two installments, and why he might not even be the hero of the trilogy by the end. [More]

News for Aug. 01, 2002

Cool LOTR Related Event Happening In Central Park, NYC!!

8/01/02, 12:38 pm EST - Xoanon

New Line Home Entertainment and the Creative Coalition are hosting a special evening to benefit the Creative Coalition and To Launch the DVD and VHS Release of The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring and The Premiere Screening of the DVD's ten-minute look at The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers [More]

Comic Con Pre-Con Pics!

8/01/02, 12:11 pm EST - Xoanon

TORN Regular Ianscian sends along these great pics of our very own Calisuri and Tookish along with a whole slew of pictures from Comic-Con's opening gala! Including pics of TORN friends Gino Acevedo (WETA Make-Up guru) and Lawrence Makoare (Lurtz), good to see you big boys there! Check out all the pics here! [More]

These Are Just Plain Odd...

8/01/02, 11:47 am EST - Xoanon

MollyRocket writes: My brother picked up this magazine (Toyfare) a few days ago and these caught my eye. Hope you enjoy. [More]

200 000+ Copies Of LOTR In NZ

8/01/02, 11:40 am EST - Xoanon

Glaurung writes: I have been speaking to my spy at Roadshow Home Video. The FOTR release in New Zealand will involve the shipment of more than 200,000 copies of the VHS/DVD to the domestic market. This beats their previous high of 195,000 copies for The Lion King. Tolkien and Jackson are officially bigger than Disney!

Middle-earth Invades Comic Con

8/01/02, 9:02 am EST - Xoanon

Academy Award® winning members of the WETA Workshop, the New Zealand-based special effects company responsible for the visual effects and make-up on New Line Cinema’s THE LORD OF THE RINGS: THE FELLOWSHIP OF THE RING, will attend Comic Con International from August 1-4. The highly anticipated central film of the trilogy, THE LORD OF THE RINGS: THE TWO TOWERS, opens nationwide December 18th, 2002. [More]

It's Poll Time!

8/01/02, 7:17 am EST - Demosthenes

It seems forever since we had a poll. This UK poll being run by Classic fm is for the most popular movie soundtrack. Wander on over and place your vote! Thanks to Aniron the Ranger for the link. (hint: Fellowship of the Ring is in the list.) [More]

Comic-Con 2002 Kickoff

8/01/02, 2:41 am EST - Tookish

TORN @ Comic Con 2002!

Here we gooooooo! The delicious madness begins here in San Diego as TheOneRing.net, Sideshow/WETA, other LotR product manufacturers, and of course FANS, FANS, FANS begin the largest pop-culture convention in the world.

Ooops ... somehow the link to Flinch's summary got broken. Excuse the scaffolfding, we hope to have things repaired soon -- Your friendly TORn staff.

Extended DVD Screener Resurfaces

8/01/02, 12:47 am EST - Demosthenes

War of the Ring is currently hosting the extended DVD screener and another sample from the DVD -- a profile of Legolas. If you haven't been able to get hold of the footage yet, try these links. [More] [More]

Both of these are Real Video format. You will require Real Player -- Dem.

News for Jul. 31, 2002

Alan Lee to Appear at V-Con

7/31/02, 10:36 pm EST - Demosthenes

Jaimie writes that Tolkien-illustrator Alan Lee will be making an appearance at V-Con (held in Vancouver) in October. [More]

More on DVD Freebies

7/31/02, 9:55 pm EST - Demosthenes

Apparently David Jones (in Australia) is offering of a "limited edition" book with a purchase of the DVD. Baralier rang a Melbourne store and confirmed that with every purchase of the DVD, the buyer will receive a copy of the Official Movie Guide (hardcover). Neato!

Artimus and Samwise also wrote in to add that Future Shop in Canada is also offering a freebie book with the DVD on their website. But you must order before August 5. [More]

It's Time to be a BASTARD!

7/31/02, 9:12 pm EST - Demosthenes

TBHL (The Bastards have Landed), home of the Official Peter Jackson Fanclub, has undergone a massive update. And before you say: 'I bet they just updated the news.' (which is true) look closer. Because *DRUM ROLL* ... you can now become a TBHL member!

Soon you'll be able to sign-up and join Peter Jackson's very own OFFICIAL fanclub, where you'll receive lots of fine stuff the TBHL guys are dreaming up right now! [More]

Parental Reading Increase Due to Rings and Potter

7/31/02, 8:45 pm EST - Demosthenes

A survery reports that the number of British parents reading to their children has more than doubled in the last two years, owing to the success of books such as Harry Potter and The Lord of the Rings. Thanks to Kimberly for the link. [More]


7/31/02, 4:11 pm EST - Xoanon

'LORD of the Rings" grossed more than $312-million at the box office - but that's only the beginning. The DVD of the Oscar-winning fantasy movie which hits stores next Tuesday is shaping up as the biggest event yet in the short but very lucrative history of the little disc. [More]

Comic Con 2002

7/31/02, 11:22 am EST - Calisuri

Comic Con 2002 kicks off tonight with preview night at the San Diego, CA Convention Center. Don't forget that tomorrow, at 5pm PST, we will be doing a presentation that you won't want to miss! We will also have a booth in the exhibitor hall for the entire weekend so make sure you stop by , get some free stuff, win some prizes and just say hello! Look for reports in the coming days as the festivities commence. [More]

Yet Another DVD Review!

7/31/02, 10:30 am EST - Xoanon

Dave sends in another DVD review, some people have all the luck! [More]


7/31/02, 10:24 am EST - Xoanon

Ringer Spy Eléntari sends along this beautiful ad from TIME Magazine, take a look! [More]

Another DVD Review

7/31/02, 10:12 am EST - Xoanon

Ringer Spy The One sends along his review of the FOTR DVD! Disc 1 contains the main feature and nothing else. My main concern with the DVD was that it would not capture the atmosphere and fantastical elements of the film like the cinematic release did.

Luckily, I have been proven wrong. [More]

Bonus Limited-edition Book with FoTR DVD in Oz?

7/31/02, 6:35 am EST - Demosthenes

We have received unconfirmed reports that sales of the FoTR theatrical DVD at David Jones in Australia may include a bonus mystery limited-edition book. [More]

If anyone can either confirm or debunk this rumour, e-mail me!

Lifetime Tolkien Society Membership for Mortensen and Boyd

7/31/02, 6:20 am EST - Demosthenes

Heren Istarion (The New York Smial of the Tolkien Society) recently presented Viggo Mortensen and Billy Boyd with lifetime membership and a bust of their respective characters. Just click on the Fellowship image on the main page to view the report. [More]

Tom Thumb and Thumbelina

7/31/02, 5:50 am EST - Demosthenes

The animated film Tom Thumb and Thumbelina will be available on VHS and DVD August 6. This movie featured Elijah Wood's voice as Tom Thumb. Thanks to Wizardlex for the information.

More on those FoTR DVD Extras

7/31/02, 5:23 am EST - Demosthenes

Quinn and Wizardlex wrote in to add to VenusXL's comments about the extra's on the FOTR theatrical DVD. [More]

Toys R Us Poster Deal

7/31/02, 5:00 am EST - Demosthenes

Cheryl writes: After reading your report about Toys R Us giving out four posters with a reserved copy of LOTR, I decided to go check out a Toys R Us in my area (Raleigh, North Carolina). Sure enough, with a $5 reserve fee, we received our 4 posters, and didn't even have to wait until we picked up the DVD!

News for Jul. 30, 2002

Lord Of The Rings Look-a-like Contest Winners!

7/30/02, 3:12 pm EST - Strider

After much deliberation, TheOneRing.net staff have evaluated all of our entries and with extreme difficulty picked three winners from an entry list of over 400! The standard of the entries, as with all our previous competitions was excellent, proven by the winners themselves. [More]

FOTR DVD Shipping With Columbia House Club

7/30/02, 3:05 pm EST - Strider

Albie writes: I pre-ordered my copy of Fellowship from Columbia House DVD club. According the the order summary on their website, it has already shipped. I called their customer service line at it said it shipped Friday, 7/26. If that's correct, it should be arrive by the middle of the week.

More Wallgreens Info

7/30/02, 3:01 pm EST - Strider

Wretch dropped us a line to say that Walgreens in Denver, CO. have the DVD but they won’t sell it til the release date. Also llynn1 claims that the VHS is on sale in her local Walgreens in Florida (no address given).

FOTR DVD Available At CD-WOW

7/30/02, 2:57 pm EST - Strider

Victoria writes: Walgreens isn't the only place letting people get their hands on the DVD early. We had a lovely surprise when the DVD came in the 1st post this morning from CD-WOW and it only cost £14.99 including postage and packing.

FOTR DVD Commercial On TNT

7/30/02, 2:55 pm EST - Strider

DarSpi writes: While watching "Witchblade" on TNT last night, I spied a commercial for the LoTR: FoTR DVD release. As if I haven't been counting the hours for the last three months or so. Thought you and the Ringer community might like to know.

Watch Extended DVD Preview..NOW!!

7/30/02, 12:40 pm EST - Xoanon

Orlandomultimedia has posted the extended DVD footage from the August DVD online! Take a look! [More]

Check out the direct link to the WMV file now! [WMV LOTR Footage]

FOTR DVD Review 2nd Disk Too!!

7/30/02, 10:35 am EST - Xoanon

venusXL sends in his review of the 2 Disk FOTR set, could the 2nd DVD possibly suck? Not enough Tolkien fan-boy stuff and too much 'Access Hollywood' type fluff?!?!?! Who knows!! [More]

McKellen Updates E-Post

7/30/02, 10:14 am EST - Xoanon

Ian McKellen (Gandalf) has updated the E-Post section of his website, want to know what Gandalf's staff is made of? [More]

Barlibash 2002 Report!

7/30/02, 10:09 am EST - Xoanon

Asarina writes: This is my report about Barlibash 2002—I had a great time and want to share with everyone how much I appreciate TheOneRing.net for making such a gathering a reality. It was so good of Curunir, Jincey and Saint to work so hard to create the components of such a great bash. Thanks guys and gal, especially to Curunir. [More]

Toronto Sun LOTR Contest

7/30/02, 10:00 am EST - Xoanon

Denial_Girl writes: In the Toronto Sun newspaper there's a LOTR contest to go along with the DVD/VHS release. The grand prize is a trip for 2 to New York for the TTT premiere! There's a couple of "early bird" runner-up prizes too, stuff like the DVD and poster. The ballot I saw was in the Sunday Sun.

Elrond's 18-hole Golf Course?

7/30/02, 1:51 am EST - Demosthenes

Neo writes: I was driving on the highway the other day and passed a sign for the "Rivendell Golf Course" just outside of Kingston, Ontario. I naturally thought I was hallucinating, but it actually exists and there's even a website! Their slogan is "Our peaceful valley where elves play." [More]

More Horsepower for WETA

7/30/02, 1:48 am EST - Demosthenes

We've already reported WETA's massive increase in processing power to cope with the demands of rendering the digital effects for TTT, but this story adds some extra details you might not have heard before. Thanks to Ataahua for the link. [More]

News for Jul. 29, 2002

Anyone For Bowling?

7/29/02, 3:39 pm EST - Xoanon

By the way I bowl you'd NEVER want me on your team, but that didn't stop us from getting these amazing bowling shirts made from the coolest Bowling Shirt maker online, BowlingShirt.com. They documented the process for us to show you just how these masterpieces are put together! [More]

All I Can Say Is WOW! -Update-

7/29/02, 2:13 pm EST - Xoanon

Take a look at this link for some truly AMAZING pics from TTT, and what must certainly be scenes from the extended version of FOTR!! Take a look at this!! !!!MAJOR SPOILERS!!! [More]

- Update -

Unfortunately, TheOneRing.net have taken down the images on the request of an outside party and therefore it is no longer available. We apologise for any inconvenience caused by this act.

TTT Characters: A First Look!

7/29/02, 1:29 pm EST - Xoanon

Ringer Spies Grima and Saruman send us these pics from the Toy Biz TTT action figues! Your first look at Grishnak, and Easterling and a Wildman of Dunland!! Plus REALLY good representations of Grima, Eomer, Theoden and more! [More]

Saruman Signing!

7/29/02, 1:04 pm EST - Xoanon

Get your diary out now and put 6 August 2002 in it. Have you done that? Good, because Saruman himself is coming to London and we hear it's going to be quite a scrum to meet him. [More]

LOTR Standees & More -Update-

7/29/02, 1:01 pm EST - Xoanon

Uruviel writes: I've been seeing a lot of cardboard displays and posters at several stores and thought I would share these photos with you! These pictures are from Border's & Blockbuster.

UPDATE: Uruviel has also nabbed a Legolas standee from Walden Books! [More]

Toys R Us FOTR Deal

7/29/02, 10:38 am EST - Xoanon

Nilredwen writes: I work as a supervisor for Toys R Us. If you reserve a copy of FOTR at Toys R Us, you get a 4 poster set when you pick up your copy. One poster is of the Ringraiths, one of Gandalf, one of Frodo, and one of Aragorn and Arwen. The posters are 13" X 19".

I Like Puppies Too...

7/29/02, 10:16 am EST - Xoanon

Check out this hilarious comic from 'Force Monkey' on Gamespy.com [More]


7/29/02, 10:14 am EST - Xoanon

BasicFool writes: I drove past the bookstore Dymock's in Wellington this past weekend. They had a sign in the window where they have all the Weta/SideShow figures displayed that read "Weta/SideShow figurines 50% off".

Community: Quintessential LoTR Update

7/29/02, 10:00 am EST - Demosthenes

Kaylana at TORn's community site Quintessential LoTR recently completed a massive update. You can now
read the entire script (chapter by chapter), as well see more scene by scene images from Book One and Two. This really is an amazing site, go check it out. [More]

Wal-Mart Stocking up on FoTR DVDs

7/29/02, 9:06 am EST - Demosthenes

Trueland White-Crow writes: "I work in shipping and recieiving at Wal-Mart as an unloader. FoTR will be on the floor the night of the 5th, at 12:01, since technically it will be the 6th. We've already gotten our shipment in, so you can imagine the temptation!

Look-a-Like contest judging underway!

7/29/02, 12:31 am EST - Gamgee

We know..... we know, you are all ready to burst at the seams waiting for the results to the Look-a-like contest, and we feel your pain! NEVER FEAR! We are working like crazed otters (?) trying to decide, it is a toughie this time! Our plans are to announce the winners around noon on Tuesday the 30th (PST), so please, exercise patience and we will do our best to hurry! Thanks to all who participated!

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