This is a small overview of the “Lord of the Rings International Brochure” that can currently be purchased at the Official New Line Shop. Nothing is better then actually touching and feeling this brochure, but I’m going to try and duplicate that effect using scans of each page.
According to the New Line store only 2500 of these were printed, which means this is going to be a big time collectors item. It was originally printed in the Spring of 1999 (when TORn was born!).
“The cover is a die-cut cardboard that opens from the middle, revealing an initial Vellum page, which is followed by seven heavyweight cardboard pages. Each page has an exquisite image of the film as well as a few notes about to novel, the director, or plans for the movie. Since the brochure was designed before production began, the images were chosen by Peter Jackson to be the first publicly seen images from the film trilogy and were finished specifically for this item.” – New Line Shop
So lets see it! If you click on the image, another window will open up and you’ll probably have to scroll to see the full image for the interior pages. Each image is about 2000 pixels wide and about 350k. So those of you with a modem, it might be a little slow in loading. Enjoy!
Cover with die-cut/vellum (left) – Cover with vellum(right)
The brochure sells for $60 at the New Line store. I highly recommend it. Like I said earlier, its going to be quite valuable in the future.