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Bonhams to Auction “The Lord of the Rings” Signed by Cast and Crew

Message board member geordie alerted us to this unique item to be auctioned by Bonhams on December 15, 2011 in Los Angeles. It’s a copy of “The Lord of the Rings” signed by various members of the cast and crew of the movies including Peter Jackson, Ian McKellan, Cate Blanchett, Viggo Mortensen, Elijah Wood, Orlando Bloom, Sean Astin, Sala Baker, Liv Tyler and other principle actors and crew. Online bidding is welcome, so have a look.  More..

Posted in Cate Blanchett, Elijah Wood, Events, Ian McKellen, Liv Tyler, Lord of the Rings, LotR Books, Orlando Bloom, Other Events, Peter Jackson, Sala Baker, Sean Astin, Viggo Mortensen

Sala Baker AKA Sauron at Entertainment Media Show

RingsFan writes: Sala Baker is appearing at Entertainment Media Show in London October 1st & 2nd. Will be great! More..

Posted in Conventions, Events, Sala Baker

Middle-earth Madness – A Night to Remember!

Middle-earth Madness lived up to its name last night as hundreds of fans gathered at the Best Buy in Los Angeles, CA to celebrate the release of The Lord of the Rings Extended Edition Trilogy on Blu-Ray. Actors John Noble (Denethor) and Sala Baker (Sauron) signed copies of the Trilogy as fans snatched up the brand new high-def version of the films.

Nicole Roberts walked away with the Grand Prize trip to New Zealand with her inspired and creative ‘Showgirl Balrog’ costume. (pics below) As you will see in our photo gallery, the competition was challenging and we’d like to thank all of the contestants for their talented entries!  Nicole’s costume was judged as the best by Academy Award Winner Sir Richard Taylor of Weta Workshop with help from Lead Designer Daniel Falconer. (We recently interviewed Daniel here)

The LA wing of TheOneRing.net staff was out in full force, and for those of us who could not attend, we’d like to thank them for their tireless efforts to make everything go smoothly! These volunteers spent nearly 15 hours yesterday! So a special thanks to Quickbeam, Cathy, Josh, Suvi, Justin, Peter, Alyse, Catherine, Michael, Echo, Alex, David and Cat from Alleycatscratch.com!

We’d like to thank Warner Bros. Home Entertainment, Weta Workshop and Best Buy for making this event possible!

Click the ‘continue reading’ button to view all of the photos from the event as well as some videos. We’ll be updating them as more come in!

 

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Posted in Blu-Ray, Contests, Creations, Events, Fans, John Noble, LotR Cast News, LotR Movies, Meet Ups, Merchandise, Miscellaneous, Movie Fellowship of the Ring, Movie Return of the King, Movie The Two Towers, New Zealand, Other Events, Sala Baker, Tours

Middle-earth Madness: Sauron, Denethor, Grima, Fireworks, Laser Light Shows, Goblin Ball!

So we have a few more details to share with you concerning the Middle-earth Madness celebration taking place right now at the Best Buy in Los Angeles. (1301 W. Pico. Blvd) First off, we can confirm that John Noble (Denethor), Brad Dourif (Wormtongue) and Sala Baker (Sauron) will be attending this evening’s festivities! Secondly, there will be a Laser Light show and Fireworks starting at approximately 11:45. (How awesome is that?!) And of course, what Tolkien can be had in LA without a game of Goblin Ball! (You know, you knock the heads off Goblins for fun). We’ve also got loads of shirts, posters and other swag to hand out throughout the evening. And of course, we are streaming events live as they happen on our Stickam account. You can see it on the homepage of TORn, or through the following link. [Stickam] If you are following along on Twitter, our hashtag is #MEMadness, and of course, we’ll be posting pics on Facebook throughout the evening. If you want to have your chance at winning a Grand Prize trip to New Zealand, make sure you get to Best Buy BEFORE 7pm PT. And we can’t forget the whole reason we are throwing this party today…the release of The Lord of the Rings Extended Edition Trilogy on Blu-Ray is tonight at Midnight! The countdown continues!! [Live Stream] [Facebook] [Twitter] [Event Details] [WBshop.com]

Posted in Blu-Ray, Brad Dourif, Events, Fans, John Noble, Lord of the Rings, LotR Cast News, LotR Movies, Meet Ups, Merchandise, MGM, Miscellaneous, Movie Fellowship of the Ring, Movie Return of the King, Movie The Two Towers, New Line Cinema, New Zealand, Other Events, Premieres, Sala Baker, Studios, TheOneRing.net Community, Tours, WETA Cave, WETA Workshop

Middle-earth Madness has Arrived!

Middle-earth Madness invades LA today and TheOneRing.net will be hosting the activities throughout the day!  For those of us not able to make the event in LA, we will be occasionally streaming live from the event as the more exciting events happen, and as our amateur internet connection allows. For those of you lucky enough to be attending at the West LA Best Buy, you’ll be competing for some great prizes with the LA TORn staff, including everyone’s favorite Tolkien emcee, Quickbeam! We also have late word that FRINGE star and LOTR vet John Noble, as well as Sauron himself, Sala Baker, will be in attendance. There are also rumors a few other cast members might just drop by for fun! Of course the real countdown will be to the midnight release of The Lord of the Rings Extended Edition on Blu-Ray and the awarding of the costuming Grand Prize – a trip to New Zealand! Follow along all day through Facebook, Twitter and our live stream at Stickam. [Live Stream] [Facebook] [Twitter] [Event Details]

Posted in Blu-Ray, Costume Design, Events, Fans, Headlines, John Noble, LotR Movies, Meet Ups, Merchandise, MGM, Movie Fellowship of the Ring, Movie Return of the King, Movie The Two Towers, New Line Cinema, New Zealand, Other Events, Premieres, Sala Baker, Studios, TheOneRing.net Announcements, TheOneRing.net Community, Tours, WETA Cave, WETA Digital, WETA Workshop

Monday update for today’s LOTR Blu-ray release event

Staffer Garfeimao updates us: John Noble and Sala Baker are confirmed to be signing at the event. Don’t be surprised if others from the cast show up too, we’ll try and tweet that if we hear anything.

There will be NO onsite parking at the Best Buy, they need the remaining parking spots for customer parking during the day, the rest of the lot will be taken up by the stage and equipent trucks and press area, and some other surpr…ises. So, please look for alternative parking during the day. Here are a few options: (more…)

Posted in Blu-Ray, Events, Fans, John Noble, Lord of the Rings, LotR Movies, Merchandise, New Zealand, Other Events, Sala Baker, Warner Bros.

Join us Monday, June 27th for the ‘Middle-earth Madness’ Launch Event!

We are just days away! Get your costumes ready and join TheOneRing.net and fellow Ringers at Best Buy in Los Angeles on Monday, June 27th for the midnight launch and celebration of The Lord of the Rings The Motion Picture Trilogy Extended Edition on Blu-ray! The party starts officially at 12 noon on the 27th at Best Buy’s West side store at 11301 W. Pico. Blvd. [Best Buy Store Info/Map]

The first 150 guests in line at the store on Monday, June 27th at Noon will have the opportunity to get an autograph from cast members of the films. Costume Contest entrants will be judged by your friends here at TheOneRing.net and finalists personally selected by the four-time Academy Award(R)-winning Sir Richard Taylor, co-owner and lead creative at Weta Workshop.

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Posted in Blu-Ray, Conventions, Creations, Events, Fans, Headlines, John Noble, Lord of the Rings, LotR Movies, Meet Ups, Merchandise, Miscellaneous, Movie Fellowship of the Ring, Movie Return of the King, Movie The Two Towers, New Line Cinema, New Zealand, Other Events, Richard Taylor, Sala Baker, Studios, TheOneRing.net Announcements, TheOneRing.net Community, Tours, Warner Bros., WETA Cave, WETA Workshop

Happy Birthday Sala Baker!

Sala Baker

Sala Baker

Sala Baker (born September 22, 1976) is an actor and stuntman from Wellington, New Zealand. Originally hired as one of several stunt performers for The Lord of the Rings film trilogy, he ended up landing the part of Sauron, the trilogy’s title role. In addition, he also played several Orcs, a Gondorian, and one of the Rohirrim. Outside of the trilogy, Baker has performed in The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe and two Pirates of the Caribbean movies. Sala Baker Wiki..

Posted in Sala Baker

Sala Baker is a Deadly Warrior

Sala Baker

Sala Baker

Ed sends this in: I hadn’t seen anything posted on TORN about this, but Tuesday’s episode of “Deadliest Warrior” on Spike TV featured Sala Baker in the Shaolin Monk vs Maori Warrior battle. The show has experts for each side demonstrate the killing power of a set of weapons associated with them and the results are inputted into a computer where a program runs 1000 battle simulations to decide the overall outcome of the fight. Sala provided the demonstration of Maori weapons as well as some good background info about the Maori in battle. The full episode can be viewed on Spike TV’s website.

Posted in Sala Baker, Television

A photo tribute to 10 years of TORn

During my association with TheOneRing.net I have often felt very fortunate to know great people and be in great places. Sometimes I have been lucky enough to have my camera along.

Out of that vast TORn photo library that includes digital images, and old scratched negitives, I put a few images together with some music from Arjan Kiel, (with thanks to fan film ‘Born of Hope,’) to pay tribute to the whole community of TheOneRing.net.

Click on the small triangle to play and to see the best fullscreen version, click on the box at the far right.

Posted in Andy Serkis, Barrie Osborne, Billy Boyd, Bruce Hopkins, ComicCon, Conventions, Dominic Monaghan, DragonCon, Elijah Wood, Events, Fans, Howard Shore, Ian McKellen, Jim Rygiel, John Howe, John Rhys-Davies, Lawrence Makoare, Lectures & Education, LotR Cast News, New Zealand, Ngila Dickson, Original TORn, Oscar Parties, Other Events, Peter Jackson, Philippa Boyens, Randy Cook, Richard Taylor, Sala Baker, Sean Astin, Sideshow Collectibles, TheOneRing.net Community, WETA Workshop

Happy Birthday Sala Baker!

Sala Baker

Sala Baker

Sala Baker (born September 22, 1976) is an actor and stuntman from Wellington, New Zealand. Originally hired as one of several stunt performers for The Lord of the Rings film trilogy, he ended up landing the part of Sauron. In addition, he also played several Orcs, a Gondorian, and one of the Rohirrim. Outside of the trilogy, Baker has performed in The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe and two Pirates of the Caribbean movies.

Posted in Sala Baker

Sala Baker Imprisoned in Panama?

Baker Imprisoned in Panama? No, you were not seeing things when you caught the season 3 premiere of ‘Prison Break’ tonight on FOX, that was Sala Baker. Baker, who played a few roles in the LOTR trilogy (most notably Sauron), had a small role as ‘World’ in tonight’s episode. Sharp eyed fans may have even caught his Eye of Sauron tattoo during the pivotal final fight scene!

Discuss

Posted in Old Main News, Sala Baker, Television