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Our Own Documentary RINGERS: Lord of the Fans Now on iTunes!

finalopeningtitleIn 2005 we premiered our very own documentary feature film RINGERS: Lord of the Fans at the Slamdance Film Festival in Park City, where  it was quickly snapped up by Sony Pictures Home Entertainment for worldwide distribution on DVD and cable! It is finally available on iTunes after 7 years of hopeful waiting… you can also find it on Amazon Instant and on VUDU.

What a fun movie! Dominic Monaghan (Meriadoc Brandybuck) came on board to be our wonderful narrator! Actually this film is a time capsule of many decades of pop culture history — giving us the full story on how the world has embraced Tolkien’s masterpiece THE LORD OF THE RINGS over 50 years and more!

Winner of the Outstanding Achievement Award at the Newport Beach Film Festival, RINGERS was produced in association with TheOneRing.net — this remarkable little film was forged BY fans and FOR fans, just like our website, with the production/writing talent of Clifford “Quickbeam” Broadway (who hosts TORn TUESDAY every week), Jeff Marchelletta, and supercool director Carlene Cordova. It was executive produced by X-Men/Transformers guru Tom DeSanto.

With a wonderful rock-driven score and detailing all the outpouring of love bestowed on Tolkien over many generations, this film is a must-have for your digital collection! Get it on iTunes now for only $9.99!

From the original Sony Press Release:

RINGERS is comprehensive, entertaining and informative pop culture history.”
The Toronto Star

 

“…Will always be a salient part of ‘LORD OF THE RINGS’ history…
See it, absorb it, love it.”
FilmThreat

 

RINGERSonesheetWinner of “Outstanding Achievement” Award at the
Newport Beach Film Festival

 

RINGERS: LORD OF THE FANS

 

FASCINATING DOCUMENTARY CAPTURES THE HISTORY, INFLUENCE AND PHENOMENON THAT IS LORD OF THE RINGS

 

CULVER CITY, Calif. (September 12, 2005) – Sony invites you to return to the Shire with the release of the feature-length documentary RINGERS: LORD OF THE FANS, direct to DVD.  In association with the popular fan-site TheOneRing.net, Carlene Cordova produced, directed and wrote this award-winning film with executive producer Tom DeSanto(X-Men, X2: X-Men United and Transformers), which charts the incredible influence and ripple-effect that Lord of the Rings has had on worldwide pop culture over the past five decades.  Whether you are a fan or first timer, critics agree, RINGERS, stands as the most comprehensive film documenting the ongoing impact of J.R.R. Tolkien’s literary achievement.

Dominic Monaghan (star of ABC’s Lost and the Academy Award® winning Lord of the Rings trilogy) narrates the documentary as it looks behind the curtain between Lord of the Rings and how it inspired so many artists of different mediums.  The film moves beyond “cult classic” and through different generations unearthing the way legendary rock musicians, filmmakers, professors, actors and authors all unite under the banner of ‘Ringer.’  Interviewees included in the film are Lord of the Rings trilogy filmmaker Peter Jackson as well as Elijah Wood, Viggo Mortensen, Ian McKellen, Sean Astin and David Carradine.  Infused with a dynamic rock-driven score, irreverent cut-out animation (á la Terry Gilliam), and a centerpiece audience sing-a-long, RINGERS is a genre-busting documentary that shows how a single literary work continues to spark the minds and hearts of millions.

RINGERS continues the momentum of the motion picture trilogy Lord of the Rings, a winner of 17 Academy Awards including Best Picture and Best Director for Peter Jackson, who made history as the first person to direct three major feature films simultaneously. 

 

From the official synopsis:

 

Ringers: Lord of the Fans is a feature-length documentary that reveals the ongoing cultural phenomenon created by The Lord of the Rings.  Very funny and often moving, Ringers shows the hidden power behind Tolkien’s books — and how after 50 years a single literary work continues to spark the minds and hearts of millions, across cultures and across time.

 

6919cliffsalamorganShot with groundbreaking new digital technology in 24P, Ringers explores the real foundations of Middle-earth; a community of true fans who share a common bond.  Moving beyond “cult classic” and over several different generations, the film unearths academics, musicians, authors, filmmakers, and a plethora of pop junkies — the people gathered under the banner of ‘Ringer.’  From the hippie counter-culture to the electronic age; from the Bakshi animated film to Jackson’s epic trilogy; this documentary brings together extensive footage from across the globe.  With units in Los Angeles, San Diego, Atlanta, Salt Lake City, Bonn, Germany, Wellington, New Zealand, and Oxford, England, our cameras capture the most fascinating “Ringers” and Lord of the Rings events.

 

What began as the private amusement of a tweedy Oxford professor has now become a new mythology for the 21st century. Ringers: Lord of the Fans shows how an adventure story published in 1954 has had dynamic ripple-effects through Western pop-culture.  Ringers carefully pulls away the veil between Tolkien’s book and the creations of art, music, and community that have been inspired by it.

 

Check out the official trailer here:

Posted in Andy Serkis, Barrie Osborne, Billy Boyd, Dominic Monaghan, DVDs, Elijah Wood, Fans, Headlines, Ian McKellen, J.R.R. Tolkien, John Noble, John Rhys-Davies, Liv Tyler, Locations Sets, Lord of the Rings, LotR Movies, Media Reviews, Merchandise, Miscellaneous, Movie Fellowship of the Ring, Movie Return of the King, Movie The Two Towers, New Zealand, Orlando Bloom, Other Merchandise, Other Tolkien books, Peter Jackson, Philippa Boyens, Sean Astin, TheOneRing.net Announcements, TheOneRing.net Community, Tolkien, Viggo Mortensen

#VoteBilbo becomes a thing via Twitter,trends in UK, US, will you join the cause?

brilliantBack in the First Age of TheOneRing.net when the interwebs were new and fansites were breaking ground on the way movies were covered, TORn used to consistantly swamp media or website polls that featured any “Lord of the Rings” characters. We would vote for J.R.R. Tolkien as the Author of the Century or something and chat about “what if Sean Connery is cast as Gandalf.” It was fun for a while but it actually got a little tiresome and the practice slowly faded away. There just wasn’t a need for Tolkien fandom to validate its place in the pantheon of fantasy or entertainment or popular culture. It was a nice memory or footnote in our online community’s culture.

Then, a couple of days ago, our staffer Justin, with the least Tolkien TORn handle of them all, started to hit the MTV movie awards category for “best hero,” by promoting the Twitter hashtag #votebilbo. He used our Twitter feed (@TheOneRingNet) to push the tag that tallies a vote for Bilbo as the best hero of 2012 every time somebody uses it on Twitter. Truthfully, I thought it was harmless but pretty useless (sorry Justin!) and a bit silly (sorry everybody!). Why take up the cause for fictional characters to fight it out in a meaningless contest that really only helps MTV? We have our own Middle-earth Madness for that kind of fun already. Plus, Snow White was leading the way and either kids liked that movie a whole lot more than the boxoffice showed or the votes were coming because “Twilight” star Kristen Stewart played the title role. She is big with the MTV market and any attempt to catch her would be futile. But, the community pushed Bilbo past Batman. About then, I gave Justin and his movement a second thought and support.

Joining in the Twitter voice, we redoubled our efforts and next thing you know, Iron Man was in the rear view mirror as well and Bilbo was in second place. A funny thing happened during the process: It became really fun on Twitter to #VoteBilbo! It is now something of a social media game to find clever ways to #VoteBilbo and we at TORn were able to re-tweet some of the better ideas, helping it all go viral. The group experience of the “old days” was back but in a much more interactive way. Fun with the community! Then, the hashtag started to trend in the UK and today in US as well. It has grown well beyond @TheOneRingNet and not long ago now the official Hobbit twitter account @TheHobbitMovie joined the cause. They promote the effort with dignity and restraint, something fans are not compelled to do.

So there are a lot of funny #vote Bilbo tweets out there now, a few shared in this story. It became a thing. Staffer personal twitter accounts like @SlaveBoyFilms, @MrLDC, @Quickbeam2000, @maegwen, @CruisingCathy and probably lots of others I haven’t seen (add them in the story staffers!), have joined the cause. And fellow fans have been funny and brilliant. At one point, #votebilbo took the lead but Stewart has stormed back. Its hard to imagine a Tolkien fanbase, less rooted in Twitter, having the numbers and frankly the passion to carry this to a win when voting ends April 14. I don’t know if we care enough, but it still is fun! As this is being written, less than 100 votes separate the two figures with over 40 thousand tweets cast. But, hey, this is kind of fun! Being clever and supporting a fictional character is pretty good entertainment. And, we have renamed the other character Snow WhiteTreeOfGondor since she carries a LOTR shield in her MTV photo.

Rumor has it that retweets don’t count unless the new tweet is a quote that includes a new one. And, only one tag per Tweet is counted. We don’t really know the rules exactly, but consider this a call to arms. Tweeters have been asking for help from the Sherlock crowd, Potter fans, Game of Thrones viewers (George R.R. Martin praises Tolkien at every opportunity) and anybody else they can think of really. In the meantime, be entertained and remember: #VoteBilbo! If you haven’t joined Twitter, you can follow TORn and its staff members for starters, where we usually tease our best content and even break news. We will Tweet live from the convention circuit including the Comic-Con in San Diego.

Posted in Conan Stevens, Evangeline Lilly, Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, Ian Holm, Liv Tyler, LotR Books, Production Q&A

Collecting The Precious – Sideshow Collectibles Arwen Evenstar Statue Review

“What’s this? A ranger caught off his guard?”

-Arwen to Strider during The Fellowship of the Ring

The fifth statue in Sideshow Collectibles The Lord of the Rings line and the first female statue has arrived. Which of the amazing female characters got the nod from Sideshow? Well, it’s none other than Arwen Evenstar.

As Strider is out looking for Kingsfoil while Frodo lay stabbed by the Witch King he is snuck up on by a certain female elf. Arwen would lightly give Strider grief for catching a Ranger off his guard before helping ride to Rivendell with an injured Frodo all while being chased by Ringwraiths. This statue of Arwen depicts her wearing this outfit while we assume she is out looking for Strider and the Hobbits.

PACKAGING

The graphics on the box for Arwen follow the same path that most of the statues in this line have followed. You have the front and back panels, which are black/green with The Lord of the Rings and Arwen done in a black/green mix. While the sides of the box you get an image of the statue from two different angles. Inside the box of course you have the protective foam with multiple areas for the many pieces that this statue comes with.

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Posted in Collectibles, Collectibles, Liv Tyler, Lord of the Rings, LotR Movies, Merchandise, Movie Fellowship of the Ring, Movie Return of the King, Movie The Two Towers, Shop, Sideshow Collectibles, Uncategorized

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

Collecting The Precious – Sideshow Collectibles Arwen Maquette Preview

Today, in Sideshow Collectibles Production blog we finally get the full preview of the previously announced Arwen maquette from The Lord of the Rings maquette line. Arwen will come in with a price tag of $250 along with an Non-Refundable Deposit of $25 which will be charged 24-48 hours after the order has been placed for the exclusive and only after orders of 2 or more on the regular. The exclusive on this particular maquette will be a switch out portrait of Arwen wearing the Evenstar Pendant along with a slight scratch on her cheek. Arwen has an announced edition size of 500 pieces on the exclusive version so you will want to make sure to get your orders in quickly on this piece.

Here are just a few pictures of this amazing piece to whet your appetite. You can check out the rest on Sideshow Collectibles Production Blog.

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Posted in Collectibles, Collectibles, Fellowship of the Ring, Liv Tyler, Lord of the Rings, LotR Books, LotR Movies, Merchandise, Movie Fellowship of the Ring, Movie Return of the King, Movie The Two Towers, Return of the King, Sideshow Collectibles, The Two Towers

TORn Message Boards Weekly Roundup – August 1, 2011

Welcome to our collection of TORn’s hottest topics for Arwen and Taurielthe past week. If you’ve fallen behind on what’shappening on the Message Boards, here’s a great way to catch the highlights. Or if you’re new to TORn and want to enjoy some great conversations, just follow the links to some of our most popular discussions. Watch this space as every weekend we will spotlight the most popular buzz on TORn’s Message Boards. Everyone is welcome, so come on in and join in the fun!

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Posted in Calendar, Creations, Evangeline Lilly, Fans, Hobbit Cast News, Hobbit Movie, Liv Tyler, Lord of the Rings, LotR Movies, Miscellaneous, The Hobbit, TheOneRing.net Community, Uncategorized

Collecting The Precious: Sideshow Collectibles Arwen Maquette Preview

Sideshow Collectibles went double dipped yesterday for The Lord of the Rings fans in their maquette line. Arwen Undómiel will be the next character to join the parade of characters in the maquette line. In the teaser image we see that she is wearing the outfit during The Fellowship of the Ring when she catches a certain ranger ‘off his guard.’ As of right now, all we have is this teaser image but it does let us know that we will be getting a second maquette sometime after Comic-Con. So make sure you stay tuned to TORn for all the details when this beautiful piece goes up for order. [View the Preview] [Enter Collection]

Posted in Collectibles, Liv Tyler, LotR Cast News, LotR Movies, Merchandise, Sideshow Collectibles

Hobbit in 5 – More Pictures, Liv Tyler, Elijah Wood’s “Family Reunion”

On this episode of Hobbit in 5, we talk about more pictures from the Hobbit, Howard Shore will be honored at the World Soundtrack Awards, Liv Tyler wants a cameo in The Hobbit, and Elijah Wood’s interview about returning to Middle Earth. We’ll also take a look at Smaug for our character study!

Thanks to our executive producers: Rodney E. Eaton, Josh Long, Kelly Lombard, Krista Cherée Hulsman, Jeffrey Campbell, and Steve Aultman

Visit our website http://www.hobbitin5.comRebekah has her own Facebook page now! Go check it out and “like” her!Go like theOneRing.net on Facebook as well!EMPIRE MagazineFilm Festival Ghent

Posted in Characters, Elijah Wood, Hobbit Movie, Liv Tyler, New Zealand, The Hobbit

Tyler hoping for ‘Hobbit’ cameo

From WENN.com: Liv Tyler wants to re-team with her Lord of the Rings castmates Sir Ian McKellen, Cate Blanchett, and Elijah Wood by joining the cast of the highly-anticipated prequel The Hobbit. The actress played Arwen in the first three films in the fantasy franchise, but she has so far been left out of the line-up for Peter Jackson’s new epic adventure. Tyler admits seeing the rest of the Lord Of The Rings cast get back together has made her long for a cameo role. She tells Britain’s Daily Express, “I’ve seen some of the other actors. I had such an amazing time making those films. I wish that I could be in it.”

Posted in Liv Tyler

Elijah Wood will be in ‘The Hobbit’ (and we know how!)

EXCLUSIVE – Deadline hinted first but TheOneRing.net can confirm that Elijah Wood will step in front of Peter Jackson’s cameras and return to Middle-earth for a part in ‘The Hobbit,’ — and we even know how. Despite how some fans will respond at first, the reasons are organic and natural and might not upset some of the most ardent purists.

***MAJOR HOBBIT MOVIE SPOILERS AFTER THE BREAK*** (more…)

Posted in Casting Rumors, Cate Blanchett, Characters, Elijah Wood, Headlines, Hobbit Book, Hobbit Cast News, Hobbit Movie, Hugo Weaving, Ian McKellen, John Rhys-Davies, Liv Tyler, LotR Books, LotR Cast News, LotR Movies, Marton Csokas, Orlando Bloom, Rumors Spy News, Sean Astin, Studios, The Hobbit, TheOneRing.net Community, Warner Bros.

Sideshow Teases 2011 LOTR Line-up

As part of their annual ‘12 Days of Sideshow‘ promotion, SideshowCollectibles.com has revealed quite a few upcoming LOTR statues for 2011. Joining the already pre-ordering Aragorn and Gandalf, are new statues of Arwen, Legolas and Gimli. Click on the image above to see the full version of their tease. [Gandalf Pre-Order] [Aragorn Pre-Order] [12 Days of Sideshow]

Posted in Collectibles, Ian McKellen, John Rhys-Davies, Liv Tyler, Lord of the Rings, LotR Movies, Merchandise, Orlando Bloom, Sideshow Collectibles, Viggo Mortensen

Comic-Con wrap up and notebook

It almost seems that the San Diego Comic-Con becomes the center of the entertainment Universe for a few days. Maybe it does. We were there presenting a panel, meeting fellow fans, conducting trivia, grooming sources, hanging out and watching the celebration of popular arts. Despite pen stabbings, incredible (or impossible) lines and vexing shuttle buses, it remains an incredible experience.

TORn was among the very first panels to kick the week off and it helped produce a torrent of film industry folks and fans who wanted to touch base on ‘The Hobbit’ films.

So here is a rundown from the TORn perspective of what went on. (more…)

Posted in Casting Rumors, ComicCon, Conventions, Director Rumors, Events, Guillermo Del Toro, Hobbit Movie, Liv Tyler, Peter Jackson