An image of a previously unreleased scene that shows Elijah Wood as Frodo--but in Gollum-type makeup. Very creepy.
A fun look at "Gandalf's" recollection of filming the Balrog scene.
"People have told me over the last couple of days that they have now seen the details that we had put in," Taylor said. "We had thought we had just been a bit fanatical because they weren't apparent to the viewer. Now they are. That's a fantastic thing to hear that. A lot of that very fine detail is now popping out."
Many of us have been waiting for the day LOTR hits HD... and it looks like we finally have a date!
"For the first time in six years you can enjoy a seriously professional Lord of the Rings inspired feature film – and not only that, you can watch it for free!"
It's not exactly a how-to, but a how-do-they-do-it at a special effects shop (but they really are REAL swords).
Jack from The Noldor Blog has posted info on the latest changes made at the Weta Cave in New Zealand.
"Hobbits don't see themselves as small. They see themselves as normal-sized. Everyone else is unusually tall."
LOTR on blu-ray in the fall? Extended editions next year? Let's hope so!
National Geographic posts a verbal and visual overview to Tongariro National Park in New Zealand -- used as the setting for Mordor and Mount Doom.
The Tolkien Trust (the British Charity that manages J.R.R. Tolkien's estate) is pushing forward with their lawsuit claiming that New Line Cinema owes them at least $220 million from the 3 films.
"The Web server got completely overwhelmed by all the traffic. We got it back online quite late that night. I think everybody saw the release and went on at the same time. It was the number of requests it couldn't handle. It's quite cool! We had no idea how many people would watch it."
The fan film "The Hunt for Gollum" (due to be released May 9 online) has released the latest trailer in their awfully good looking fan film.
This independently-produced film is set to hit the web in HD this spring.
All three LOTR films made it into Empire's comprehensive (for those 500 films) list... I'm sure lots of you can guess what the #1 overall film might be too.