3/16/05, 1:16 pm EST - Xoanon
Deenan writes: I'd thought you'd like to know that Elijah Wood's Indie film "Hooligans" picked up the top prizes for narrative feature film from both the jury and audience at the SXSW festival.
3/16/05, 1:21 pm EST - Xoanon
For Immediate Release: March 16, 2005: The book trilogy has sold in excess of 200 million copies. The multi award-winning three-film adaptation broke box office records. Now, J.R.R. Tolkien's THE LORD OF THE RINGS arrives on stage. An acclaimed international creative team has combined all three books into one unmissable theatrical event. With a thrilling score, a spectacular design, and featuring an ensemble of over 65 actors, singers and musicians, THE LORD OF THE RINGS is the biggest and most ambitious theatrical production ever staged. [Tig has already made her own site for this; and I encourage you to read the article about it - this is NOT a traditional musical, which would be impossible for such a huge book, but more of an experience - very different, very respectful of Middle Earth and very ambitious!: http://www.theonering.net/perl/newsview/8/1110997150]
3/16/05, 3:46 pm EST - Tehanu
Can't wait for the musical? Family media company Veggie Tales is working on a computer animated children's DVD that will be called "The Lord of the Beans." A preview is on their latest DVD "Duke and the Great Pie War". It will include "baggy pants" instead of Baggins and Sporks (fork plus spoon combo) instead of Orcs. [*ggl* "Oh, no! SPORKS!!!!!]
3/16/05, 1:33 pm EST - Xoanon
Dark Horizons has some information on the DVD release of 'LOST: The Complete First Season', due out September 6th. Each of the episodes will be presented in 1.78:1 anamorphic widescreen along with English Dolby Digital 5.1 tracks. Extras will include the never-before-seen, extended uncut version of the original pilot, exclusive, in-depth behind-the-scenes looks at the making of the show, backstage with Drive Shaft all-access pass behind the music, the art of Matthew Fox featurette; 'Before They Were Lost' original casting tapes, a blooper reel, rare deleted scenes and multiple filmmaker audio commentaries. Retails aroung $60.
Pre-Order 'Lost: The Complete First Season' on Amazon.com today!
3/16/05, 6:56 pm EST - Xoanon
Elijah Wood is slated to be a guest on the 'Ellen DeGeneres Show' Wednesday, March 23. Keep an eye out for that.
3/18/05, 6:51 pm EST - Xoanon
Ian writes: Thought you guys might want to know that the website somethingawful.com has done a photoshop feature called "Sci-Fi vs Fantasy", and there are a lot of Lord of the rings movie pictures included (some of which are quite funny) (Adult Content Warning). http://www.somethingawful.com/articles.php?a=2743
JacquieG writes: Toys R Us.com has started taking pre-orders for the next set of ToyBiz Lord of the Rings Action figures. Fellowship and Two Towers pre-orders are to be shipped April 15 and Two Towers should go out April 28. FYI – The top 10 pre-orders for the action figure category are from this group –
9- Boromir With Sound
8- Mount Doom Sam
7- Mount Doom Frodo
6- Weather Top Strider
4-Talking Flaming Ringwrath [Good lord... is EVERYBODY gay?]
3- Eye of Sauron
1- Dark Galadriel [Oooooooo!!!!!!!]
News for Mar. 14, 2005
3/14/05, 6:00 pm EST - Xoanon
Violamom writes: Not sure if you were aware of this but just in case, the famous porcelain artists at Lladro have created three gorgeous figurines inspired by The Lord of the Rings...Gandalf, Galadriel and Frodo with Gollum. http://www.lladro.com/Lord_Rings.html
3/13/05, 7:52 pm EST - Demosthenes
From the Sydney Morning Herald: Peter Jackson came close to being replaced on The Lord of the Rings after an acrimonious meeting with the Hollywood powerbroker Harvey Weinstein in 1997, he has told a Sydney audience. http://www.smh.com.au/articles/2005/03/13/1110649055497.html?oneclick=true