The Lord of the Rings

The Lord of the Rings

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Product Details

Release Date: 04/06/2010
UPC: 0883929085095
Original Release: 1978
Rating: NR
Source: New Line Home Video
Region Code: 1
Presentation: [Full Frame]
Sound: [Dolby AC-3 Surround Sound]
Time: 2:13:00
Sales rank: 28,071

Special Features

Forging through the darkness: the Ralph Bakshi vision for the Lord of the Rings

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Billy Barty Actor
Norman Bird Bilbo
David Buck Gimli
Simon Chandler Meriadoc
Michael Graham Cox Boromir
Anthony Daniels Legolas
Dominic Gould Pippin
Christopher Guard Frodo
Dominic Guard Actor
John Hurt Aragorn
Michael Sholes Actor
William Squire Gandalf
Alan Tilvern Innkeeper
Peter Woodthorpe Gollum

Technical Credits
Ralph Bakshi Director,Art Director
Peter S. Beagle Screenwriter
Donald W. Ernst Editor
Timothy Galfas Cinematographer
Leonard Rosenman Score Composer
Saul Zaentz Producer
J.R.R. Tolkien Source Author

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Lord of the Rings
1. Credits [:45]
2. Prologue: A Ring's Tale [3:41]
3. Bilbo's Farewell [2:04]
4. Frodo's Quest [6:24]
5. Saurman's Sorcery [2:43]
6. Sinister Horseman [4:19]
7. Inn at Bree (Frodo's Song) [3:52]
8. Aragorn's Vow [3:54]
9. Black Riders Invade [2:51]
10. Rider Swordsman [4:19]
11. Cornered [5:58]
12. Wall of Water [2:40]
13. Gandalf's Update [2:51]
14. Council of Elrond [4:39]
15. Frodo's Quest [2:19]
16. Change in Route [2:40]
17. Grabbed at the Gateway [2:44]
18. Inside the Mine [3:04]
19. Under Siege [3:51]
20. Balrog Strikes [2:39]
21. Homage to Gandalf (Mithrandir) [3:27]
22. Galadriel's Test [3:05]
23. Borimir's Madness [1:55]
24. Borimir's Sacrifice [2:26]
25. Following the Orcs [:04]
26. Whiteskins Attack [5:57]
27. The Gollum [4:55]
28. Escape in Mid-Battle [1:36]
29. Treebeard [4:38]
30. Back From the Abyss [3:24]
31. Theoden of Rohan [1:55]
32. Gollum Gets Touchy [3:48]
33. The Orcs Advance [4:57]
34. Cave Retreat [4:42]
35. Two Weary Hobbits [4:36]
36. Outnumbered [2:50]
37. Gandalf Triumphant [2:05]
38. End Credits [3:19]

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The Lord of the Rings 3.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 29 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Despite several negative reviews, I consider this to be a classic of animation. This version of LOTR is much darker and complex, without the counteracting lightness Peter Jackson's version brought to the story. I remember watching this as a child and being terrified - it still has that effect on me. Definately a landmark in animation, and should not be taken lightly. Who said genius was easy to understand?
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this movie rocks!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
DarthMaul More than 1 year ago
awesome movie!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Bilbo Baggins considered Frodo to be his adopted son since he name him the heir and they were very close to each other.
Guest More than 1 year ago
The Lord Of The Rings books, were probably the best books I have ever read, but the movie was terrible. The way it blended the cartoons, and that live action made it look awful too. It cut out many parts of the book too. Sam acted a little too ''happy'' also. It's hard to describe why it was so bad, but it just didn't feel like the book. If you've read the book, then seen this you'll probably know what I mean.
Guest More than 1 year ago
the movie brings every magical moment of the book to life. i lost my first copy of the movie a few years ago and am so excited that the movie will be released again. this movie has beautiful animation...very captivateng. The artwork is sheer brilliance,capturing the scenes very much like you'd {if you read the book} expect.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Really. Listen to the music if you do not already own the soundtrack CD.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I thought the movie was pretty good but I also thought that Ralph Bakshi should have finished the trilogy.
Guest More than 1 year ago
it needed some work on the characters.
Guest More than 1 year ago
It was the best i loved it it was intence and just cool me and all my friends think it was awsoum i love brendon smith, teresa
Guest More than 1 year ago
I don't want to knock the production since it is quite interesting and I have a special place in my heart for this film, but it has one major flaw which is that it is only half of the story!! It can be confusing if you haven't read the book, but even if you have you might find yourself eyeing your clock wondering exactly how Frodo is supposed to have time to get to Mordor. The answer is... we don't get that far. I just want people to know what they're getting into here, so there are no unpleasant surprises. So sit back and enjoy, but don't wait for the King to return.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I thought that the Lord of the Rings was a good movie but it had alot to improve on. The film made the lead creatures: the hobbits too cute to take seriously the film may by hard to understand for those who haven't read the books. The title doesn't stay true to the book for it only completely completed the first book, the fellowship of the the rings. It only completes that book and the first half of the two towers. None the less, the lord of the rings is a good film that many of all ages will enjoy including the children.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Ok when I think about this movie I laugh so much I could die.....They really were good with the movie like making it exactly to match the Fellowship book that is. I thought It was soooooo dang funny how they mixed the people with live action and how they created the people. It's sooo funny and you dont even pay attention to the plot....I just saw it for my 1st time and god DID I LAUGH!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
These movies are the best of their kind. These are date movies, stay at home movies,films for the whole family, go out must see movies. The Actors and all those people behind the scene are true treasure. These are a must have!!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
this movie triuphs over any and the original movie coming to theaters the 19th of december I'm sure will be the #1 movie of the decade a must see for the whole family, I give it the whole worlds thumbs up.
Guest More than 1 year ago
i love this movie. i agree the animation isn't all that great, but so what? this movie is quite accurate with the books and it's a great kid's movie. i am 15 yrs. old, and i love it! believe it or not, this is a great movie to watch when you are sick with the flu or cold!
Guest More than 1 year ago
while this movie seems a brave attempt to make a movie that back in the 70's couldn't have been made in live action and though it has some interesting parts (Frodo sings!), it is awfully kitsch and ''spirit of the 70's''! All the characters have big (make that ENORMOUS) hair, Legolas makes you want to punch him because he is so perky (unlike PJ's movie...), and there are scenes where many of the characters look far too ''2D'' for their own good. The battle at Helm's Deep is too fast and dark to be properly enjoyed in my opinion. So I didn't like it. On the other hand, this is a true cult movie, it is Tolkien with all 70's glitz, spirit and utter kitsch, plus some of the most advanced animation available at the time. And yes, it is a darker look at the whole story. And yes, Gollum is again great. And I believe that it would be very interesting to anyone who enjoyed PJ's version to watch this movie. You might like it, you might hate it, you might roll your eyes, but you'll not be bored at all.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This animated film had many inconsistencies in its animation. They took enough time to explain Tolkiens world and it's surroundings in the script but the animation left something to be desired. In the beginning of the film the characters are well painted over the live actors using Rotoscoping. However as the film progresses, especialy once they arrive at the Prouncing Pony, the animation fell apart. It seems as though they were either trying to diversify the races of middle earth by mixing what seems to be real people with animated ones, or the artist painting over the live actors fell asleep at the wheel. As I progressed through the movie it was plain to see during sceens involving the Riders of Rohan or any sceen where the orcs or unhooded Ring Wraiths are present, that the artists involved did a poor job of painting over the characters in these sceens to create a true feeling of an animated world. However I have to agree with another reviewer in that Ralph Bakshi may have opened the door for Jackson by presenting a darker more violent depiction of the books. I was suprised and disappointed that Bakshi never tried to make another movie finishing the second half of The Two Towers and The Return of the King. I recommend this to those who have read the books and would like an animated version of the first one and a half books for their collection. Jacksons portrail of the Hobbits in the Movie was true to the books but the content and script quality will alwas be limited to those who have not read the books due to time constraints.
Guest More than 1 year ago
While I appreciate Clarke Fountain's review, please understand that Tolkein readers will consider it an insult the that review stated Frodo as Bilbo's son. He was his nephew. Just so Tolkein readers know that someone out there caught this error. It makes a big difference in the story line to us.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Having read all three books before seeing the movies, I must say this is a good for a cartoon. I had seen the pictures and had been wanting to see it and finally seeing it after seeing Return of the King in theaters, I thought it was great. The music was great, the voice acting was okay, and it was kind of cool that they had real actors pose for the nazgul and the orcs. If you're a Tolkien fan, I would recommend this.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I loved the movie. It was just like I thought it would.
Guest More than 1 year ago
''One of the worst movies I've ever seen''. The movie starts out OK then falls apart.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I liked this movie as much as the others! DO NOT listen to the other reviews. It rocks!