Well folks, it looks like New Zealand Woman’s Weekly has scored bigtime with these wonderful images of scenes in mordor.

A fan from New Zealand was kind enough to send us the details on how to contact New Zealand Woman’s Weekly Magazine. Hey, I’m going to try and get myself a copy! Here’s the info:

Ph +64 9 360 3820
Fax +64 9 360 3829

P O Box 90 119
Auckland Mail Centre
New Zealand


(the editor probably won’t be thrilled to get magazine
requests, but there is no other email address given,
and she can always forward them) The magazine costs
NZ$3.10 +pp.

In the meantime, here is the text:

Lord of the Rings actors Elijah Wood and Sean Astin, who play hobbits Frodo and Sam, look perfectly happy clambering over rocks and taking advice during the filming of these scenes at Whakapapa, near the bast of Mt. Ruapehu, recently. But the chill in the air obviously proved too much for them – the pair sat on hot water bottles to keep warm during the breaks in filming.

Our exclusive pictures show the shooting of scenes from Frodo and Sam’s journey to Mordor. A series of marching scenes and battles between warriors and Orcs were also shot. Often, three scenes were filmed at one time.

“The whole thing was very well organised,” says an on-looker. “The equipment they’re using is very high-tech and each of the filming units is linked by satellite, so director Peter Jackson can watch all of the scenes being filmed at once on screen monitors.”

Spectacular armour, including shields and intricate motifs, was worn for the battle scenes.

There are 700 cast and crew members involved in making the Lord of the Rings trilogy. They suffered a setback about three weeks ago, when a sudden dump of snow caused the roof of a costume tent to collapse. Some costumes needed repairing but no other problems arose during the four weeks spent filming at Whakapapa. The cast and crew have returned to Wellington to continue filming and will head to the South Island soon. – Karyn Henger.”

And the pictures…