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Warner Bros. Consumer Products and The Lego Group announced today a partnership that awards the world's leading construction toy brand exclusive rights to develop build-and-play construction sets based on The Lord of the Rings trilogy and the two films based on The Hobbit. The multi-year licensing agreement grants access to the library of characters, settings, and stories for The Lord of the Rings property, as well as films The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey and The Hobbit: There and Back Again. Lego The Lord of the Rings construction sets are slated for a rolling global launch beginning in June 2012 in the United States, with Lego The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey scheduled for later in the year.
"Only Lego, with their expertise in the construction category, is capable of doing justice to the incredibly imaginative environments depicted in the world of The Lord of the Rings and the two films based on The Hobbit, »
It's no secret that converting classics into 3D is in vogue, with new versions of Titanic, Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace, and Beauty and the Beast hitting theaters in 3D next year. Actor Elijah Wood revealed that The Lord of the Rings producers are actively talking about converting the entire trilogy into 3D for new theatrical releases.
Here's what the actor had to say below.
"I think it would be cool to see. There's talk of releasing a dimensionalised trilogy eventually. I'm okay with doing post-process 3D, as long as someone takes the time. What I'm upset about is when a movie doesn't have the budget and the time to devote to it and they're not fine-tuning the detail of that, because it can look really bad and cheap. But I know that they wouldn't dimensionalise it unless it was a super meticulous process."
The actor also »
We have an exclusive clip from the extended edition of The Lord of The Rings: The Two Towers, which is now available on iTunes for the first time in high definition. Click on the video player below to watch this scene featuring Viggo Mortensen as Aragorn and Bernard Hill as Theoden.
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The Lord of the Rings tells the story of Frodo Baggins (Elijah Wood), a hobbit who battles against the Dark Lord Sauron to save his world, Middle-earth, from the grip of evil. In the films, Frodo and his fellowship of friends and allies embark »
If you were driving past the Best Buy in West Los Angeles yesterday, you might have seen a few sights you don't see every day, even in L.A. The gigantic store on Sawtelle Blvd. was transformed into Middle Earth to celebrate the midnight release of The Lord of The Rings: The Motion Picture Trilogy Extended Edition Blu-ray release, which hits shelves June 28. I was invited to take part in the festivities, and even chat with a few cast members from the trilogy last night. It was quite a sight to see.
Part of the festivities was a costume contest, which saw numerous die-hard fans dressed up as their favorite characters such as Gandalf, Saruman, and many others. They were all vying for several Lotr-related prizes, including the whopper of a grand prize: a one-week trip to New Zealand to visit several trilogy-related locales, including the Weta special effects house. »
The Lord of the Rings: Fellowship of the Ring, The Lord of The Rings: The Two Towers, and The Lord of The Rings: The Return of The King will be available in their Extended Editions on Digital Download for the first time on June 28, through iTunes, XBox Live, and the Playstation Network. We have a new contest lined up to celebrate this digital download event, and we're giving away free downloads of this trilogy to our readers. You know these prizes will go fast, so enter this contest today.
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To help celebrate the release of The Lord of The Rings: The Motion Picture Trilogy Blu-ray, which hits stores on June 28th, AMC theaters is bringing all three Extended Edition films back to screens for one night only.
The three movies will play over the course of three weeks, with The Lord of the Rings: Fellowship of the Ring screening on June 14th, The Lord of The Rings: The Two Towers screening on June 21st, and The Lord of The Rings: The Return of The King bringing the trilogy to its climactic and Oscar-winning end on June 28th, the release date of The Lord of The Rings: The Motion Picture Trilogy Blu-ray.
This will be the first time that The Lord of The Rings: The Return of The King Extended Edition has played in a theater. All three films will be shown digitally. More information is coming shortly. »
The first cast photos have begun to spill out of director Peter Jackson's New Zealand based set for the upcoming The Lord of The Rings prequel The Hobbit. Spotted coming out of his trailer was Andy Serkis in preparation to shoot scenes as Gollum. Adam Brown, who plays Ori, and James Nesbitt, who plays Bofur, were also seen heading off to film scenes for this anticipated adaptation of the J.R.R. Tolkien novel. Check out the images below.
The Lord of The Rings: The Return of The King was released December 17th, 2003 and stars Noel Appleby, Alexandra Astin, Sean Astin, David Aston, John Bach, Sean Bean, Cate Blanchett, Orlando Bloom. The film is directed by Peter Jackson.
The Hobbit comes to theaters November 2012 and stars Cate Blanchett, Saoirse Ronan, Orlando Bloom, Elijah Wood, Martin Freeman, David Tennant, Ian McKellen, Christopher Lee. The film is directed by Peter Jackson. »
Following last year's successful Blu-ray premiere of the original theatrical versions of The Lord of the Rings: The Motion Picture Trilogy, Warner Home Video will release all three of Peter Jackson's visual masterpieces in their extended editions on June 28 as a stunning 15-disc Blu-ray collection, The Lord of the Rings Motion Picture Trilogy: Extended Edition (Blu-ray).
One of the most magical, intensely spectacular epic adventures in motion picture history comes alive when these extended editions explode onto Blu-ray with unsurpassed high definition picture and sound. Sound + Vision Magazine ranked the 2010 release of the Trilogy as #5 in their Top 10 Blu-rays of the Year, noting that it was one of only two releases to earn five stars for sound and calling it "breathtaking." Now fans can see and hear the extended trilogy at home the way it was meant to be seen, on Blu-ray Hi-Def. Based on the length of »
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