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Watch a Finnish live-action Lord of the Rings

March 6, 2013 at 3:04 pm by Demosthenes  - 

You may have never heard of it, but Hobitit (literally The Hobbits) is a 1993 Finnish mini-series that’s one of the few live-action adaptations of Middle-earth. Produced by Olof Qvickström, it is based on both The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings. The series, which runs to nine-parts, reveals how Bilbo acquired the One Ring from Gollum in the first episode, then follows the journey of Frodo and Sam to Mount Doom. It is narrated by an older Sam to a group of young Hobbits.

I have to say that the look of Boromir’s outfit is mad — he’s like a sort of samurai with a topknot of many braids and a tattoo etched into his scalp. If you want to check out what this particular adaptation envisioned for the look of each of the members of the Fellowship, skip forward to the events of Episode 5.

The whole series has been fan-subbed into English and can be found in its entirety here, or check out the first part of the first episode below.

Posted in Television, The Hobbit on March 6, 2013 by