Lord of the Rings (Animated Blu-ray)

Directed By: Ralph Bakshi

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Studio Warner
SKU 213739205
UPC 883929085088
UPC 14 00883929085088
Format Blu-Ray DVD
Release Date 4/6/2010
Rating NR
Keywords
Adventure
Animation
Big Battles
Epic
Fantasy
Good Vs. Evil
Medieval
Recommended
Swords & Sorcery
Theatrical Release
Witches And Wizards
Editors Note
Note Ralph Bakshi's animated adaptation of J.R.R. Tolkien's revered Middle-earth saga captures the dark mood of the books extraordinarily well. The film covers the first half of the trilogy--THE FELLOWSHIP OF THE RING and the earlier part of THE TWO TOWERS--as Frodo (voiced by Christopher Guard), the cousin of Bilbo Baggins from THE HOBBIT, is given the all-powerful ring sought by the evil Sauron of Mordor. So begins his adventure, as he must elude Mordor's black riders in an effort to prevent the ring from returning to its owner and thereby signaling the end of Middle-earth. Even with the mighty wizard Gandalf as his ally and faithful friends Merry, Sam, and Pippin by his side, Frodo is still up to his hobbit neck in peril.^Bakshi took a big risk when deciding to direct the beloved Tolkien tale, but the resulting work effectively brings Middle-earth to the screen. Bakshi combines painted live-action footage with various styles of animation to create a very unusual collage-style texture for this film. Viewers should be warned that the story ends rather abruptly, leaving room for a sequel that was, unfortunately, never filmed. Still, for fans of fantasy, this moody, atmospheric version of the novels captures the shadowy hues of Tolkien's work in a way that is unique and worth discovering.
Memorable Quotes
Quote "One ring to rule them all; one ring to find them. One ring to keep them all and in the darkness bind them!"--Gandalf
Reviews
Variety "...Bakshi has perfected some outstanding pen-and-ink effects while translating faithfully a portion of J.R.R. Tolkien's trilogy..." 11/08/1978
New York Times "...Bakshi attempts to go beyond the limits of movie animation as we know it....Visually compelling..." 11/15/1978 p.C21
Directors
Ralph Bakshi
Cast & Crew
Christopher Guard - Voice
William Squire - Voice
Michael Scholes - Voice
Anthony Daniels - Voice
Saul Zaentz - Producer
John Hurt - Voice
Ralph Bakshi - Director
Technical Info
Original Release Date 1978
UPC 00883929085088
Number of Discs 1
Running Time 133 minutes
Color Color
Features
Animation, Deluxe Edition
Product Attributes
Video Format Blu-Ray

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