"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."
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.
The American Film Institue (AFI) has name it's top genre films of all time, and The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring grabbed a spot...
Variety reports that Saul Zaentz sued New Line Thursday alleging "New Line has refused to make records available to Zaentz's auditors and allow them to conduct an audit, making it impossible to verify whether his profit participation statements are accurate."
The past two years we've grown to expect Doug Adams' highly interesting Lord Of The Rings podcasts prior to the releases of the Complete Recordings box sets. This year, for the most anticipated release of the trilogy, Doug went the extra mile to do something special.
Variety is reporting that 15 New Zealand actors are suing New Line Cinema to recover money they say they are owed for the merchandising of the films.
Take a few minutes (and a trip down memory lane) to browse through our original Complete List of Film Changes
In the theatres? That's the rumour... not to mention ANOTHER DVD release of The Lord of the Rings...
"Yeah, we're intending to make a selection process in two ways. One, obviously we want to build in what you could call cinematic easter eggs for die-hard fans. Of course that's fun. Can we see the inklings of where Tolkien or C.S. Lewis might have gotten the idea for some of their novels they subsequently wrote?"