I received an email from Fantasy Films (Saul Zaentz’s company) stating that Warner Home Video will be re-releasing Bakshi’s LOTR next year on DVD. I would really like to see the film get the deluxe treatment it deserves, such as a well needed remastering in widescreen from a new print, new sound, and hopefully with deleted scenes, storyboards,trailers/TV spots and extras. Most of all I would enjoy having Bakshi contribute an audio commentary,where he could talk about the making of the film in detail.
I am encouraging all Tolkien fans to write to Warner Home Video to support this release. The address is:
Mr. Warren Lieberfarb
Warner Home Video
4000 Warner Blvd
Here’s a copy of the email I received:
Date: Wed, 25 Oct 2000 09:01:15 -0700
From: Nancy_Eichler@fantasyjazz.com (Nancy Eichler) | Block address
Subject: Lord of the Rings
Dear XXXXX: regarding your October 22 email Warner Home Video will be rereleasing the video sometime next year – unfortunately we do not have
a date. You may want to contact WHV in Los Angeles for more specific information about
the release date and DVD reissue as well.
Thank you for your inquiry and interest in our film.