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Ringers: Lord of the Fans (2005)

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'Ringers: Lord of the Fans' is a feature-length documentary that explores how "The Lord of the Rings" has influenced Western popular culture over the past 50 years.


Carlene Cordova
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Dominic Monaghan ... Narrator, Himself
Elijah Wood ... Himself
Peter Jackson ... Himself
Viggo Mortensen ... Himself
Orlando Bloom ... Himself
David Carradine ... Himself
Ian McKellen ... Himself
Sean Astin ... Himself
John Rhys-Davies ... Himself
Billy Boyd ... Himself
Clive Barker ... Himself
Cliff Broadway Cliff Broadway ... Interviewer, Himself
Andy Serkis ... Himself
John Noble ... Himself
Philippa Boyens ... Herself


Explores how "The Lord of the Rings" has influenced Western popular culture for the past 50 years. RINGERS explores the real foundations of Middle-earth; a community of true fans who share a common bond. Moving beyond "cult classic" and over several different generations, the film unearths countless people gathered under the banner of 'Ringer' -- academics, musicians, movie stars, authors, filmmakers, and a plethora of pop junkies. Celebrity interviewees include Peter Jackson, Elijah Wood, Ian McKellen, Clive Barker, and David Carradine. RINGERS features a dynamic rock-driven score with musicians who were influenced by J.R.R. Tolkien. Several indie recording artists have provided new covers of songs from previous "Rings" adaptations. Produced in association with the popular fan-site TheOneRing.net, RINGERS stands as the most comprehensive film document of the ongoing fandom of "The Lord of the Rings." Narrated by Dominic Monaghan, RINGERS traverses the hippie counter-culture and ...

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One book. One ring. One world.

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for some sex and drug references | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

21 January 2005 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Gyűrű - A rajongók ura See more »

Filming Locations:

Atlanta, Georgia, USA See more »

Company Credits

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Technical Specs




Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


Narrator, Himself: We are servants of the secret fire. One generation of readers followed by another, and another.
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References The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003) See more »

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Fun, Clever Documentary on Lord of the Rings Fandom
22 November 2005 | by LaurieMannSee all my reviews

If you've enjoyed Lord of the Rings, you'll enjoy this look at the history of LOTR and the development of LOTR fandom. Yeah, there's a bit much focus on the folks in costume and the people who'd spend days in line to be "first" in the theater to see a movie. But there were good interviews with both random people and unexpected fans (like David Carradine and Cameron Crowe). The photography is very nicely done. There are also clever reenactments throughout. The documentary suffers a bit in the editing; some of the transitions are quite abrupt. There was also an odd contention that public appreciation of Lord of the Rings pretty much died after the infamous cartoons of the late '70s. Still, it's a fine documentary on one of the more enjoyable pop culture phenomenons of recent times.

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