The Lord of the Rings

The Lord of the Rings

The Fellowship of the Ring

DVD - 2002
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Elderly hobbit Bilbo Baggins relinquishes possession of a golden ring possessing magical powers to Frodo, his youthful heir. Charged with casting the ring into the fires from which it was forged, the young hobbit begins an arduous trek across Middle-earth, accompanied by a stalwart band including his best friend Sam, the mercurial wizard Gandalf, the warrior Aragorn, and the blustery Gimli, among others. Opposed by the treacherous sorcerer Saruman and the demonic emissaries of Sauron, the Dark Lord, this ever-embattled Fellowship makes its way slowly toward the dark land of Mordor
Publisher: [United States] : New Line Home Entertainment, c2002
Edition: Special extended ed. widescreen version (2.351)
ISBN: 9780780638938
078063893X
Characteristics: 4 videodiscs (208 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 booklet ([10] p. ; 19 cm.)
Alternative Title: Fellowship of the ring
Other Standard Identifier: 794043554926

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black_lion_700
Dec 13, 2018

AMAZING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Fantastic film that neatly and expertly covers the events of the first book. I don't think anyone's going to be able to improve on this.

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akirakato
Aug 27, 2014

This is a 2001 epic fantasy directed by Peter Jackson based on the first volume of J. R. R. Tolkien's "The Lord of the Rings (1954–1955)."
It is the first instalment in the "Lord of the Rings film series."
"The Lord of the Rings" is an epic fantasy novel.
The story began as a sequel to Tolkien's 1937 fantasy novel "The Hobbit," but eventually developed into a much larger work.
It is one of the best-selling novels ever written, with over 150 million copies sold.
The prologue shows the Dark Lord Sauron in the Second Age attempting to conquer Middle-Earth using his One Ring.
In battle against the Elves and Men, Prince Isildur cuts the Ring from Sauron's hand, destroying his physical form and vanquishing his army.
However, Sauron's "life force" is bound to the Ring, allowing him to survive while the Ring remains.
Isildur, corrupted by the Ring's power, refuses to destroy it.
When Isildur is killed by Orcs, the Ring is lost in a river for 2,500 years.
The Ring is found by Smeagol (or Gollum, as he is later called), who possesses it for 500 years until it is found by the Hobbit Bilbo Baggins in the tunnels of the Misty Mountains.
The rest of the story, however, is so boring that I quit halfway through.

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JihadiConservative
Apr 11, 2013

this movie is so EPIC you will have heart attack of how good it followed the book. Love it unlike the fail Hobbit movie.

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UnbreakableValour
Aug 15, 2011

This is a good movie, but , unlike tesamichinadekanghary,i don't think this movie is that good. i also think that RotK is wayyyy better.

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Palomino
Nov 17, 2010

In the theatre years ago, I squealed a little bit when we first see Strider in the tavern, because I knew right away it was him, he looked just like I always imagined (and how often does THAT happen? never). The movie has him exactly right. It makes up for everything else (I'm looking at you, elf girl -- you're alright, but what are you doing taking up valuable time in this story?).

Just as good the second time. If it wasn't overdue, I'd keep it and watch once more.

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Always_a_MarySue
Aug 10, 2018

Always_a_MarySue thinks this title is suitable for 12 years and over

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JihadiConservative
Jan 21, 2013

JihadiConservative thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 12 and 14

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JihadiConservative
Apr 11, 2013

Violence: some violence. beheadings and stabings no blood until the end of the movie :^)

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RobinCrusoe
Jan 25, 2014

Gimli: "Nobody tosses a dwarf!"

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