"A nearly three-week wait for premiere tickets in unusually cold weather ended Monday for Norway's most fanatic Lord of the Rings fans. Their quest was over when tickets finally went on sale, and the currently 144-strong crowd of hobbits, orcs, elves and other assorted creatures could return to warmer homes..."
"Among the ruins of Middle-earth, the family of sheep farmer Ian Alexander is astounded by the popularity of its remote rural pastures. Since the Alexander family allowed director Peter Jackson to film J.R.R. Tolkien's "The Lord of the Rings" trilogy on its land in 1999, pilgrims have been flocking to the family farm in a bucolic northern corner of this island nation..."
And now, thanks in large part to Peter Jackson's movies, we have GREAT Middle Earth electronic games to play! However, player beware: Middle Earth, even in electronic medium, is still a dangerous place: Case in point--I recall my family's horror at something that I did during our first play of Vivendi Universal's The Fellowship of the Ring XBox game: I was reviewing the game for Tolkien Online, our first time playing it, and when it became my turn, I had Frodo put on the One Ring while a Nazgul was nearby.
TheOneRing.net has come across a marketing sheet for the upcoming Return of The King soundtrack. This sheet provides the release date (November 25th), track listing and information on what versions will be available.
"Filming for The Return of the King continues, six weeks out from its world premiere in Wellington..."
New Line has created a new form of torture. They stick a handful of reporters and Tolkien Fans in a screening room have them watch 20 minutes of footage, and then tell them to wait 2 months for the rest of it, and not to write a shot-by-shot review of it. Curses! You will turn us into Orcs you will!
"It's been less than 24 hours since I've seen the 20 minute preview screening of Peter Jacksons' Return of the King, and the rumours, accusations, finger-pointing, defending and all around purist vs. revisionist scuffling has reached a furor..."