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News for Sep. 23, 2001

Bloom's 'Lullaby' & 'Chequered Past'

9/23/01, 11:49 pm EST - Xoanon

Orlando Bloom (Legolas) has been a busy man these past few months since finishing production on LOTR. He's set to star in two films due out in 2002. The first is 'Chequered Past' a comedy thriller starring Kellie Bright (Kate Aldridge in "The Archers"). Orlando plays 'Lance.

He is also set to star in 'Lullaby of Clubland', a thriller comedy horror, Orlando plays Finney. Both were filmed in England.

Weekly Cast Watch

9/23/01, 11:35 pm EST - Xoanon

Another great chance to see your favorite LOTR stars this week! [More]

Media Watch: Starwars Insider

9/23/01, 5:28 pm EST - Xoanon

From: Queen of Rohan

I just got my Starwars Insider today, and low and behold a lotr ad! Also there was a tid bit about Christopher Lee in FOTR. I've sent a scan of the ad, enjoy!

Win your own private screening of LOTR:FOTR!

9/23/01, 3:55 pm EST - leo

Ringer fans from the UK should head to their local Books etc. to enter a competition to win their own private viewing of LOTR:FOTR..

Books etc. has teamed up with HarperCollins publishers and NewLine Cinema to offer one lucky customer the chance to enjoy a private screening for themselves and their friends of the movie event of the decade - part one of The Lord Of The Rings "The Fellowship Of The Ring". And if that isn't enough, the lucky winner will also receive a copy of the highly collectable Cannes edition of Tolkien's The Lord Of The Rings - printed especially for the film festival, only 2000 copies exist of this glorious edition. We have managed to secure four more of these rare books as runners-up prizes.

Thanks to Tuor for the tip!

Bingo? Trotter!?

9/23/01, 3:31 pm EST - leo

For some of us these names might sound familiar, but for the average LOTR-fan; here's something you don't see and read every day, an article about several books from The History of Middle-earth. This article from The Kansas City Star reveals a bit more about the creative process behind writing LOTR, something of which people who have read HOME know all about. Thanks to staffer Mormegil for the link! [More]

Elijah Wood talks LOTR

9/23/01, 3:19 pm EST - Xoanon

Check out moviefone.com for a very cool RealVideo clip of Elijah Wood (Frodo) talking about LOTR, and PJ talking about Elijah Wood! Just follow the link and click on the small image of Elijah and Sting on the bottom left. (RealPlayer needed) [More]

Last Fellowship Of The Ring Preview This Monday?

9/23/01, 11:02 am EST - Strider

AOL's Moviefone.com website has an image on it's site advertising the Lord of the Rings: FotR preview during the season premiere of Angel on Monday. The site also describes this as the "Final Lord of the Rings preview", which contradicts rumours that there would be two trailers between now and December 19th? [More]

[ Click for larger image ]

Vivendi Pledge $5m To Heroes Telethon

9/23/01, 10:19 am EST - Strider

Media company Vivendi, the owner of Sierra Studios and Houghton Mifflin have pledged 5 million dollars to the Tribute To Heroes charity. This should be particularly noteworthy for 'Ringers since Sierra are behind the upcoming computer games based on the Lord of the Rings books, while Houghton Mifflin produce the books themselves. [Tribute to Heroes]

News for Sep. 22, 2001

FotR Kinder Egg Collection Revealed

9/22/01, 3:15 pm EST - Strider

A few months ago, we were one of the first sites to report here that Kinder would be making confectionery to tie-in with the release of the Fellowship of the Ring. Well, Kinder's German website have unveiled some great photos of the LotR figures that will be included in their chocolate eggs, as well as a display which will likely to be found all over Europe when the special chocolates eggs are released on the Fifth of November. [More]

Official Site: New TV Trailer

9/22/01, 1:20 pm EST - Strider

New Line have just posted a small reminder of the front page of the official site, reminding us that NEW Fellowship of the Ring trailer will be shown on Monday, 24th September during the season premiere of Angel on WB.

Official Site: Explore The Epic - Humans

9/22/01, 1:12 pm EST - Strider

For those who might have missed it, the official site has updated it's Explore the Epic interactive map of Middle-Earth, with an in depth look at Bree and also the addition of "Humans" to the Races of M-E profiles. Worth checking out just for some nice high-rez images of both Aragorn and Boromir. [More]

GAMING: Decipher Celebrates -Update-

9/22/01, 12:37 pm EST - Xoanon

The Cool folks at Decipher are celebrating in a very special way today! They're getting the talent behind their LOTR goodies and doing Q&A sessions with them! check out Berendir's first report! More coming soon! [More]

UPDATE: Check out another update from Berendir!

Another Story Change?

9/22/01, 11:50 am EST - Xoanon

From: Angelwise Gamgee

I just noticed something small on the web. At the Sideshow Weta site there was the bust of (highlight to read) Merry with a small description next to it. !Spoiler! [More]

WETA Sideshow Models Available In Netherlands

9/22/01, 11:40 am EST - Strider

News from Dutch Ringer Sean, who attended the Dutch Comic Book Convention "De Stripdagen" and saw the Series One WETA Sideshow models available for purchase at one of the stands! [More]

Happy Birthday Bilbo And Frodo Baggins!

9/22/01, 11:23 am EST - Strider

Today, September 22nd is the birthday of Bilbo and Frodo Baggins! Though the Shire Calendar is different to our own, today is undoubtedly an occasion for some of Gandalf's fireworks and a mighty fine marquee! Might we see some special suprises from New Line today?

A Tribute to Heroes

9/22/01, 1:15 am EST - Calisuri

Before we start to move on with our everyday lives after the events of Sept 11th, lets not forget that there are a lot of people that will need help and support. Many of us have been touched in some way by this tragedy. Imagine if you were directly affected. Please help in anyway you can. No contribution is too small. [Tribute to Heroes]

News for Sep. 21, 2001

Origin of the Rings? -Update-

9/21/01, 9:33 pm EST - Xoanon

Anyone have a clue as to what exactly this is? (And can someone send me a copy? I'm curious!) [More]


Russtavo sends along some updates on this DVD.

Special Features: Includes Ground Breaking Graphics and a Tour of the mystical 'Middle Earth'

Review: Perhaps the greatest book of the 20th century, JRR Tolkien's 'Lord Of The Rings' is the epic of epics. This timeless story of Good Vs. Evil complete with Wizards, Warlocks, Elves, has inspired authors, filmmakers and fans alike. Join Michael Coren, Author of 'JRR Tolkien: The Man who Created The Lord Of The Rings', on an epic journey, take a brief walk through the novels, speckled with the biographical info on Tolkien and explore fantasy fiction as a topic itself.

If you've ever wondered about life on middle earth, we beckon you to take a stroll into the magical and wondrous world of JRR Tolkien. Leave your spell books at the door and join the epic adventure behind the myth.

Source: http://www.play.com/play247.asp?page=title&r=R2&title=96288

Spy Kids Vid has LOTR

9/21/01, 9:31 pm EST - Xoanon

From: Mike

I live in WInnipeg, Manitoba, Canada and just purchased the SpyKids VHS tape. Much to my surprise, the new LoTR trailer was on it. Just thought you'd maybe want the scoop!

Media Television talks Cannes

9/21/01, 9:29 pm EST - Xoanon

From: Canadian Fan

Last night on a canadian show called movie television there was a special on this years cannes film festival. It showed both trailers from the theatres, a couple of interviews with Liv Tyler, Peter Jackson, and Orlando Bloom, and some footage from the cannes party.

New Line Shop Newsletter

9/21/01, 9:28 pm EST - Xoanon

From: The cool folks at New Line Shop!

Yes, tomorrow is Frodo's and Bilbo's birthday, and as "Hobbits give presents to other people on their own birthdays," we thought we would do the same. [More]

Hobbitty Birthday

9/21/01, 9:25 pm EST - Xoanon

Just as they did in the weeks prior to his eleventy-first birthday, "the history and character of Mr. Bilbo Baggins" have again become a topic of conversation among those who pay attention to the world of Hobbits. [More]

Thanks to Mike for the tip!

More LOTR on Regis and Kelly

9/21/01, 9:19 pm EST - Xoanon

From: Michael

Today on Regis, the Trivia Question of the day(referring to yesterday's show) was, "Who wrote the LOTR?". As a sad commentary of the poor education system of the US, the lady got the questions wrong. She lost a 5 day, 4 night all expenses paid trip to Florida. However, my suggestion was that she be locked in a cell with a hungry Balrog! (be nice now -Xo)

Ring of ‘Fellowship’

9/21/01, 9:15 pm EST - Xoanon

The ponies are Julie Taymor-esque, elaborate headpieces attached to streamlined, curving frames that allow the audience to see the actor inside manipulate a near-life-sized ‘‘puppet.’’ [More]

LOTR Barnes&Noble Feature

9/21/01, 9:14 pm EST - Xoanon

From: Anthony

Just wanted to give you a heads up on one of the Barnes and Noble mags given out free every other month at any B&N. [More]

Sideshow Weta Collectibles: Series Three

9/21/01, 7:47 pm EST - Strider

TORn Staffer Gandalf noticed that those talented folks at Sideshow have posted the next wave of Lord of the Rings figurines, busts and helms on their site and it seems every time they show us something new they outdo themselves. Pre-orders begin now, but it won't be until December 'till you get your Sam & Bill or Cleaved Orc figurines. [More]

David Weatherley IS Barliman Butterbur!

9/21/01, 6:21 pm EST - Strider

The latest update to lordoftherings.net reveals some more information about the cast and everyone's favourite innkeeper: David Weatherley IS Barliman Butterbur! And New Line have been kind enough to give us a fantastic image of Barliman himself. Weatherley's most notable appearances include a role in "My Grandfather's A Vampire" and the Australian TV series "The Potato Factory." [More]

Hall of Fire Chats for September 22th and 23rd

9/21/01, 5:27 pm EST - Strider

Unable to defeat the harsh and violent conditions of Caradhras, the Fellowship are forced to take another path which leads into a once proud place now consumed by evil. An eventful part of the movies, an important twist in the faith of the Fellowship and an incredible adventure, this weekend the Hall of Fire staff invite you to join us as we discuss the chapter that leads up to arguably the most important chapter in Book Two of Fellowship of the Ring - Book II, Chapter IV: A Journey In The Dark. [More]

Christopher Lee Speaks On British Actors Strike

9/21/01, 3:48 pm EST - Strider

"This proposed agreement is years overdue. Members of Equity have always been treated as 'poor relations' of their colleagues in the unions SAG and AFTRA in the United States (I am a member of both these unions)." [More]

FotR In ShowBiz Ireland's 12 Month Plan

9/21/01, 3:16 pm EST - Strider

Lord of the Rings: Fellowship of the Ring was named alongside a host of Hollywood movies that ShowBiz Ireland claim will be the top movies over the next 12 months. [More]

Media Watch: Cincinnati Enquirer

9/21/01, 2:13 pm EST - Strider

The Cincinnti Enquirer has an article in it's paper today regarding the opening of the Fellowship of the Ring stage adaption that opens tonight in the Jarson Kapland Theatre at the Aronoff Center for the Arts. The article focuses on Blake Bowden, "the man at the centre of this theatrical quest". [More]

September Green Books

9/21/01, 2:28 am EST - Quickbeam

It has been difficult to get the final material ready for this month’s Green Books. We have all been distracted by the horror of last week’s events, and for myself, my heart has been broken. We have all been touched by it in some way. But the rule of my life says "The Show Must Go On." And perhaps there is some private victory for we who continue about our lives without losing a natural step.

With this in mind, we bring you many new things in Green Books:

May all of you be at peace among friends and we will see you next month.

Much too hasty,

GAMING: Birthday Bash at Decipher!

9/21/01, 12:49 am EST - DarthCaeser

Join the growing Decipher The Lord of the Rings™ community. The time of the quest is drawing near, but on Saturday, September 22, we will first celebrate the birthdays of Bilbo and Frodo, and get to know each other! [More]

News for Sep. 20, 2001

Latest Newsletter is Away!

9/20/01, 11:08 pm EST - Xoanon

The latest newsletter is away! Do you want to receive our weekly newsletter? Packed with tons of info to keep you up to date on the latest? Plus filled with exclusives from time to time! Join the crowd of more than 4500+ mailing list Ringers! Sign up now! [More]

Tolkien Heirs to Shun Tolkien Films

9/20/01, 8:12 pm EST - Xoanon

This article from 'The Daily Express' out in the UK does not surprise me. The Tolkien family, and Tolkien himself detested the popularity of LOTR in the 60's & 70's (you get calls at 3 in the morning from stoned American's asking you if LOTR is really an acid trip and tell me if you like it). And my take on it is, if they want to be left alone, leave them alone...

Media Watch: Cinescape Magazine

9/20/01, 8:04 pm EST - Xoanon

Ringer Spy Coyboy Jane sends along these scans from the latest issue of 'Cinescape Magazine'. [More]

TONS of Toy Biz Pics !

9/20/01, 7:57 pm EST - Xoanon

Once again, Ringer Spy Ed sends along some great pics of his growing collection of new LOTR Toys from Toy Biz. Take a looksee, and I want mine! C'mon Toy Biz! Send some along! [More]

LOTR Ads in Paper

9/20/01, 7:32 pm EST - Xoanon

From: Daddy Twofoot

Not sure if you're interested in these, I noticed these two minimalist LotR ads in the Philadelphia Weekly, our local indie paper. [More]

Media Watch: Publishers Weekly

9/20/01, 7:26 pm EST - Xoanon

Ringer Spy Feelit sends along these scans from 'Publishers Weekly' Magazine. Check them out! [More]

SHOP: Spiderwebart Helps out NYC

9/20/01, 7:14 pm EST - Xoanon

Spiderwebart Gallery E-Mail Customer Announcement

As part of our effort to raise money for the families of the fallen Fire Fighters and EMS workers in New York, Greg and Tim Hildebrandt and Spiderwebart will be selling these 620 books now with a double Remarque (original sketch) instead of just the single Remarque as previously offered. [More]

Ovation Theatre Presents: Middle-earth

9/20/01, 7:09 pm EST - Xoanon

Sept 21-Sept 29th at The Jarson Kaplan Theatre at the Aronoff Center for the Arts Cincinnati, OH. TICKETS: $15 for adults, $10 for seniors and students. [More]

The Official Site kicks into high gear.

9/20/01, 7:09 pm EST - Tehanu

The official site is sending out newsletters to keep people up to date with what's new! [More]

Thanks to Jeremy for that.

Lord of the Lines

9/20/01, 7:04 pm EST - Xoanon

Check out this silly LOTR related short 'Lord of the Lines', do any of you see yourselves in this video? (check out the AMAZING shirt this guy has on!)(AVI: 6:30) [More]

LOTR/Angel Press Release!

9/20/01, 6:59 pm EST - Xoanon

BURBANK, CA (September 20, 2001) The WB's action-adventure drama ANGEL, starring David Boreanaz and Charisma Carpenter, will have a cinematic flair this season. Not only will the series, which debuts its third season on Monday, September 24 at 9:00-10:00 pm ET be broadcast in letterbox format, ANGEL will also give viewers the opportunity to get the first look at the new trailer - in it's entirety - for the highly anticipated theatrical release: "The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring." [More]

Legolas Figure Review & Arwen and Asfaloth

9/20/01, 6:50 pm EST - Xoanon

Take a look at 'MWToys.com' for an in-depth review of the Toy Biz Legolas action figure! [More]

Meanwhile 'Amazon.com' has some pics of the Arwen figurine with her swift horse Asfaloth (don't send me emails, I KNOW it's not her horse). Take a look. [More]

Thanks to Blake & Lindulan for the tips!

Ian McKellen on 'Regis and Kelly'

9/20/01, 6:47 pm EST - Xoanon

Ian McKellen (Gandalf) appeared on 'Live with Regis and Kelly' this morning. He was lovingly introduced as one of the stars of LOTR:FOTR and mentioned that the premiere will appear on more than 10 000 screens worldwide.

Thanks to everyone who wrote in!

Sam and Rosie, Sam and Rosie....

9/20/01, 6:25 pm EST - Tehanu

Thanks to 'Freaky' for this: "I noticed something in the Hobbiton movie [the download links we gave you yesterday]. After about 2 min and 5 secs, when it's about Bilbo's party, you see Sam pushed to go dancing with...Rosy Cotton. Unfortunately it's impossible for me to get you a still from that shot, but see for yourself."

Finnish release date.

9/20/01, 6:17 pm EST - Tehanu

Pipped at the post by the Swedes - again! Mikko wrote to say "Finnish release date is going to be on the 21st of December, and the movie is gonna be launched by 55 copies. A huge amount in Finnish scale, if I remember correctly, Phantom Menace was nothing compared to this."

The Howard Shore soundtrack.

9/20/01, 6:10 pm EST - Tehanu

Lots of speculation on what the Sept. 25th soundtrack release is, but the consensus is that it's not the soundtrack to the upcoming films. Bet they'll come out with a great deal of major hype. We did get one "positive sighting" though: According to Free Record Shop in Norway the temporary [provisional?] release date for the FOTR soundtrack in Norway is the 19th of November 2001.

Thanks to Hugo T. Gunnarsson for that!

A downloadable Tolkien documentary!

9/20/01, 6:03 pm EST - Tehanu

Thanks to our friends at LordofTheRings.nl we have a link to a downloadable documentary about Tolkien! It's in two Realmedia files, about 25 minutes long, right here

Thanks to Migi and ArtifEx for that!

Embarassing! We can't lose a poll!

9/20/01, 4:40 pm EST - Calisuri

Looks like the poll has changed. I can't believe we lost to a spandex wearing Shelob wanna-be! heh! Oh well...there is always the next poll!
Okay, I have been spending a lot of time updating a subsection of TORN for the last few days, and little did I realize that Lord of the Rings was losing an online fan poll! Call to arms! Its time to show, once again, that Tolkien fans will not be second! Spiderman is beating us folks...that is pretty pathetic. (The poll is in the lower right of the link's page) [VOTE!]

News for Sep. 19, 2001

The SOUNDTRACK available for sale?

9/19/01, 10:58 pm EST - Tehanu

Mjshep writes to say: "Media Play is advertising that the LOTR score soundtrack is to be sold on September 25 2001. I called the store in my city and it was confirmed!" Wow, can this be true??? Anyone else who can confirm this and tell us where the soundtrack's for sale, hit the email! I can't wait to hear that haunting hornsolo when Frodo says the fateful words 'I will take the Ring, though I do not know the way' ...and the Maori chorus of men's voices singing in Moria.....(Tehanu wipes drool off cat.....)


Nope, it's just somebody jumping on the LOTR gravy train. The link for the music is here and you'll notice it doesn't give ANY details. Not the Shore score, I'll be bound. Probably the Bakshi film from the 70s or something. Word is the real new soundtrack will be out 'closer to the film's release date.'

Another Poll -'Which blockbuster are you looking forward to most?

9/19/01, 10:50 pm EST - Tehanu

Since this poll is being run by Century Theatres, it might be worth doing since I'm sure the results could affect their plans for the release of FOTR. [More] Thanks to Mjshep for that.

Realplayer a real pain?

9/19/01, 4:28 pm EST - Tehanu

Weep no more: "A VERY nice person by the name of Ioreth has found some downloadable versions of the "making of" videos from the official site. This is really nice for those of us who have dial up connections and can't view streaming media properly." Here's the Shire, Bree and the latest videoclip, Weathertop

This is John Howe's Bag End!

9/19/01, 1:43 pm EST - Xoanon

Take a look at 3 images that will make you believe that middle-earth HAS come to life! [More]

SHOP: Gandalf Action Figure

9/19/01, 1:30 pm EST - Xoanon

Mr. Clark sends along these great pics of the Toy Biz Gandalf figure! Take a look! [More]

Cannes Footage in Korea

9/19/01, 1:22 pm EST - Xoanon

From: Moonfire

Hi I'm from Korea, I just thought that you guys would like to know that the Cannes footage of The Lord of the Rings was shown here in Seoul just yesterday, Tuesday, September 18th. [More]

3 Months Until LOTR: FOTR!

9/19/01, 8:51 am EST - Xoanon

3 whole months until The Fellowship of the Ring!! THREE!!!! 91 Days!! 2184 hours! 131040 minutes!!! 7862400 seconds!!!!!

Bean's 'Word' on E!

9/19/01, 8:28 am EST - Xoanon

Ther E! entertainment channel will have a behind-the-scenes look at the new Sean Bean (Boromir) film 'Don't Say A Word'. Sean plays a baddie again in this one, Sean you mean, mean man!

Thanks to Nona for the tip!

Media Watch: 35 millimeters

9/19/01, 8:25 am EST - Xoanon

From: Namarie

Inside 4 whole pages are dedicated to the LOTR. The main article is titled " A classic literary masterpiece becomes a source of inspiration for the whole world". [More]

New LOTR screensavers, wallpapers.

9/19/01, 7:51 am EST - Tehanu

Kyle wrote in to list the updates on the official site: A new Screensaver: "Beyond The Shire - Experience a hobbit's life with this new LOTR screen saver." Also a new wallpaper: "Ringwraiths Ride" [More]

Want to see how LOTR's doing on HSX?

9/19/01, 5:33 am EST - Tehanu

HSX is a site that runs an imaginary stock exchange revolving around Hollywood actors and movies. Why, I couldn't tell you. But they do have a good analysis of FOTR's prospects. Thanks to Nick for the link. [More]

Press to see Cannes footage in Madrid

9/19/01, 5:17 am EST - Tehanu

News from Paco: "Just a few words to tell you that the Cannes reel is being shown in Madrid next Wednesday, 26th September. I think it´s going to be mainly for the press..." Looks like New Line knows the Spanish public's going to be a big market for these movies. Hmm, you could guess that from their Tolkien websites.....

News for Sep. 18, 2001

Spider-Man goes LOTR

9/18/01, 10:43 pm EST - Xoanon

Ringer Spy responsetime sends along word that Columbia, in their infinite wisdome, have ensured that new teasers for 'Spider-Man' will be attached to LOTR: FOTR this december. Good move!

September 22: Hobbit Day

9/18/01, 10:38 pm EST - Xoanon

Maxim Magazine has declared September 22nd 'Hobbit Day' in the latest issue of the magazine. It was, of course..the day that started it all :)

Weta/Sideshowtoy News

9/18/01, 7:17 pm EST - Xoanon

Because of the recent tragedy in New York City and Washington DC, the United States Postal Service, UPS, FedEx and other world carriers have temporarily interrupted their shipments from the USA to domestic and international destinations. [More]

Weathertop: The Windy Hill

9/18/01, 7:10 pm EST - Xoanon

Check out the very cool RealPlayer video on the official site, 'Weathertop: The Windy Hill'. [More]

British Actors To Strike

9/18/01, 2:30 pm EST - Strider

I just thought that considering the amount of British actors in the Trilogy, this might be of interest to Ringers.

Hollywood may have successfully weathered the threat of strike action during negotiations with the Screen Actors Guild this summer, but the British film industry may not prove so fortunate. After a year of negotiations, actor's union Equity has made the decision to pursue strike action over disagreements concerning bonus payments. The union has instructed members to refuse all work on UK productions from December 1. [More]

Making movie magic

9/18/01, 1:08 pm EST - Xoanon

From: The Oklahoma Daily

Before last spring, film and video studies senior Sophia Hernandez had never left the country or even seen the ocean. She had certainly never worked on the production of a professional movie, especially not one as epic as Lord of the Rings. [More]

LOTR on Angel

9/18/01, 12:55 pm EST - Xoanon

Roseann chimes in to remind us that the LOTR special/trailer/whatever it is will STILL be on Angel this Monday, the 24th of September.

At the end of last night's repeat of Angel on the WB, they showed a few seconds of the second trailer for FOTR and announced that with next week's premier of Angel they will be debuting the new trailer for Lord of the Rings.

SHOP: Official Poster, Pillars of Argonath, Available!

9/18/01, 11:13 am EST - Calisuri

[ Click to Buy ]Rejoice! The latest Lord of the Rings: Fellowship of the Ring movie poster is now available at the Official New Line Shop.

This gorgeous poster shows the Fellowship of the Ring as they depart Lothlorien, making their way through the Pillars of Argonath, and about to pass by the statues of Isildur and Anarion. You can buy the poster in single side, double side and in a special with the original LOTR poster. [BUY][More]

A Week Ago Today

9/18/01, 8:38 am EST - Xoanon

America and the world was forever changed just about a week ago today. I will always remember where I was when I heard the news, as many of you will too.

At times like these we must look around at our loved ones, friends and family and really cherish every moment and DO NOT take anyone or anything for granted.

Answering emails this weekend my heart skipped a beat everytime I replied to a TORN fan who wrote up a Lincoln Center report, thankfully I did get replies from all of them.

I'd just like to say that I am now taking the time to thank my friends and family here on TORN, all the staffers who do wonderful work and truly are the backbone of this place. I love you and and appreciate EVERYTHING that is done here, you are my family.


Wanna See Gandalf the White at Helms Deep?

9/18/01, 8:30 am EST - Xoanon

Ringer Spy Dakwest from lordoftherings.nl sends along this AMAZING pic (it's a pic of a pic, hence the glare) of Gandalf the White in Helms Deep! Check this out! !Spoilers! [More]

LOTR DVD's Mix Up?

9/18/01, 8:25 am EST - Xoanon

From: Lawrence

I found a funny, and kind of insulting, error on the recently released DVD's "Lord of the Rings" and "Return of the King." [More]

More timekillers...

9/18/01, 5:07 am EST - Tehanu

Not so long to wait now til the release date...but it's still not too late to see some more Ted Nasmith art, or to expand your knowledge of Quenya. [More]

LOTR enters the world of Saatchi and Saatchi?

9/18/01, 4:49 am EST - Tehanu

The apparently-LOTR-influenced ads are multiplying around the place, though Alison writes in to say that there could be an older legend called up by the Guiness ad. [More]

Brazil release date delayed?

9/18/01, 4:36 am EST - Tehanu

Lyven wrote in to say: "Hey, guys, I just wanted you to know that the Brazilian website Herois.com (about comics, movies and tv) has reported that Warner Bros. decided to postpone LOTR:FOTR in Brazil to January 1, 2002. The previous date was December 21, 2001."

Bakshi LOTR in UK on DVD

9/18/01, 4:12 am EST - Tehanu

Region 2 DVD collectors have often been the 'poor cousins' when it comes to release dates and disc features. However, UK site 'R2 Project'has posted news that WB will be releasing Ralph Bakshi's Lord Of The Rings in widescreen and in a special box set in November.

Thanks to Richard for that!

News for Sep. 17, 2001

New Legolas Pics

9/17/01, 11:13 pm EST - Xoanon

Ringer Spy Sharon sends along 2 new pics of her love interest, Orlando Bloom (Legolas)...if I had a dollar for every email asking me to get contact info on Orlando..you don't know how lucky you are my man... [More]

Weekly Ebay Items

9/17/01, 8:09 pm EST - Xoanon

Check out all the latest goodies from the guru's at eBay! [More]

Calling All German Ringers!

9/17/01, 4:24 pm EST - Strider

Tolkien fan? Living in Germany? German site Herr-Der-Ringe tells us that a German-based multimedia company is looking for German Tolkien fans to create a Lord of the Rings Multimedia CD. [More]

Help PJ defeat his equals!

9/17/01, 3:43 pm EST - Strider

FilmFour are asking film fans this week to vote on their favourite "freaky kids movies", and amongst the list of candidates is PJ's Heavenly Creatures, one of the director's finest works. [More]

Help Frodo defeat Harry Potter!

9/17/01, 2:11 pm EST - Gamgee

Fandango.com is running a poll asking which movie is most anticipated in the coming year. FotR has a small edge over Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone.... help us widen the gap! [More]

Great New Images and Art!

9/17/01, 1:09 pm EST - Xoanon

Take a look at these great new images from Simon and Patrice, for the first time you can see Smeagol and Deagol on the boat together! Very cool! And some posters (I have yet to see these anywhere), great pic of Christopher Lee in his Saruman pose, very cool! !Spoilers! [More]

Hobbit Forming

9/17/01, 12:56 pm EST - Xoanon

Ringer Spy Sharon sends along this scan from the LA DAILY NEWS. Check it out.

More LOTR Promotion Items

9/17/01, 12:53 pm EST - Xoanon

From: Tunnelly

Attached is a scan from a HarperCollins catalogue of LOTR point of sale material. This stuff will start appearing in Australian bookshops in late October, along with the film tie-in editions of the books. !Spoilers! [More]

Media Watch: Aftonbladet

9/17/01, 12:09 pm EST - Strider

From Titus:

The biggest Swedish newspaper "Aftonbladet" has a new "Lord of the Rings" section on their homepage. Among the things you can find there is their own “Lord of the Rings” wallpapers… a contest were you can win the new Swedish edition of the books (announced today!) and a vote about whether The Lord of the Rings is going to be the biggest film happening of the year. [More]

Polish Release Date

9/17/01, 12:04 pm EST - Strider

From Darth Narlith Ejka:

I just wanted to inform you all Polish fans who visit TOR.net (just like me :) in hope of finding something new about LotR, that the official release date in Poland is February 8th, 2002. We can't wait already and are wondering why does it take so long (twooo months later !!! Sniff!).

SHOP: Toy Biz Toy News

9/17/01, 8:48 am EST - Xoanon

The Morian Miner chimes in with a short review on a few of the new Toy Biz toys:

Picked up the new Toy Biz Gimli at my local TRU last night (Tucson, AZ). [More]

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