Wired.com writes: From heated news on the forthcoming Hobbit films — The Office’s Martin Freeman as Bilbo? — to Tuesday’s Blu-ray release of Peter Jackson’s supernova The Lord of the Rings adaptation, J.R.R. Tolkien’s sprawling epic is ruling the news cycle just as it has ruled the fantasy genre for decades. We’re leaping into the fray with a gallery of our favorite fantasy film epics, led by Jackson’s Oscar-winning trilogy.

We’re also handing off an engorged Lord of the Rings prize package to sate one lucky Sméagol obsessively combing the internets for a precious fix. It includes Blu-ray discs for all three films — The Fellowship of the Ring, The Two Towers and The Return of the King — as well bookmarks, a jade necklace, a blue ornament, a deck of cards and a travel candle. One prize package to rule them all, as Gandalf might have said, if he were cleaning out New Line Cinema’s promotional warehouse. More..