- "Three Rings for the Elven-kings under the sky,
- Seven for the Dwarf-lords in their halls of stone,
- Nine for Mortal Men doomed to die,
- One for the Dark Lord on his dark throne,
- In the Land of Mordor where the Shadows lie.
- One Ring to rule them all, One Ring to find them,
- One Ring to bring them all and in the darkness bind them
- In the Land of Mordor where the Shadows lie."
The Return of the King
Lord of the Rings Blu-ray Release
Peter Jackson's movie trilogy became available on Blu-ray in early 2010. Reviewers were very impressed by the quality of the Blu-ray transfer, with one describing it as a "pole vault in quality" over the DVD versions.http://www.theonering.net/torwp/2010/04/05/35913-lord-of-the-rings-blu-ray-review/
However since only the original theatrical versions were released in 2010, with the extended edition not due til 2011 or 2012, many fans also felt that the release strategy was unfair and designed to take advantage of them. Since many fans already owned one or more version of the movies on DVD, many stated that they would not buy the Blu-ray version until the Extended Edition was made available.http://www.amazon.com/Lord-Rings-Picture-Theatrical-Editions/dp/B000X9FLKM/ref=pd_cp_d_2
The Lord of the Rings Adaptations
Note: The majority of the links in this timeline are to IMDb, which has pop-ups.
2002: The Two Towers Film
Featured Video - Born of Hope
Born of Hope is a full-length, high-quality fan film that tells the story of Gilraen and Arathorn, the mother and father of Aragorn.
Though many of the people who worked on the film are professionals, they all contributed their efforts for free, and the work is entirely non-profit. The total budget was in the region of Â£25,000, with a large of part of it coming from the life savings of the film's driving force Kate Madison.
Kate acted as Executive Producer, contributed to the the writing, and appears as the character Elgarain.
Featured Video - The Hunt for Gollum
The Hunt for Gollum (fan film)
This 40-minute fan film in HD tells the story of Aragorn's search for Gollum following Gandalf's first suspicions about the Ring. It was viewed 3 millions times within the first three months of release, and is considered one of the best fan produced works in any category.
It has its own website at http://www.thehuntforgollum.com/