Lord of the Rings [P&S] [Deluxe Edition] [Includes Digital Copy] [Blu-ray] [1978]

  • SKU: 9772804
  • Release Date: 04/06/2010
  • Rating: PG
Includes Digital Copy
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Ratings & Reviews

Overall Customer Rating:
100% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (4 out of 4)

Special Features

  • Forging through the darkness: the Ralph Baskhi vision for the Lord of the Rings


The Lord of the Rings
Controversial animator Ralph Bakshi's literal adaptation of J.R.R. Tolkien's classic fantasy trilogy, The Lord of the Rings, is brought to the screen in a reverent, stilted way, with Bakshi forsaking his sharp-edged animated looniness for a rotoscoped dullness. Although the film's title encompasses the entire Tolkien trilogy, this longish Bakshi feature, in fact, covers only the first book, The Fellowship of the Ring, and the first half of the second, The Two Towers. Given the complexity of the original story line, this unfortunately means that only those intimately familiar with the books will be able to understand what is happening in the movie. In brief, however, an evil sorcerer from a previous era created a magical ring which enables its users to call upon its tremendous powers to rule the world, but it inevitably warps them to evil. It was believed lost, but during a resurgence of magical evil in the world, Bilbo, a simple, plain-spoken hobbit, recovers it from its hiding place. The forces of good give his nephew Frodo the choice to bear the awful burden of the ring to a place where it may be destroyed. ~ Clarke Fountain, Rovi

Cast & Crew

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    Christopher Guard - Frodo
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    William Squire - Gandalf
  • John Hurt
    John Hurt - Aragorn
  • Simon Chandler
    Simon Chandler - Meriadoc
  • Norman Bird
    Norman Bird - Bilbo

Customer rating

would recommend to a friend
  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    nice animated view of Tolkien's classic trilogy


    Nice movie to watch along with Peter Jackson's amazing take on Tolkien's trilogy. This movie takes you to the beginning of the story with Bilbo Baggins and his quest along with other Hobbits. This is a fun, fun film. Not to be missed. Watch this! Especially fans of Tolkien's trilogy.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Classic movie.

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    Wish it were on Blu-Ray but this is all there was for many years until Peter Jackson made those movies.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Lord of the Rings DVD

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    This DVD was not as good as I hoped, but as a Lord of the Rings fan it still was a must see.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great movie

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    • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

    Great movie. Good addition to my movie collection.

    I would recommend this to a friend

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