Category: Film

Middle-earth Limited Collector’s Edition

By now I’m sure everyone has heard that all six of the Middle-earth films will be released in a collector’s edition blu-ray set. And everyone has also seen the price tag: $800. The price is all anyone seems to care about, with pithy comments like this: Warner Bros got that dragon sickness. pic.twitter.com/njA2DWSnz2 — TheOneRing.net (@theoneringnet) August 19, 2016 “We…

The Legend of Slag the Dragon: The First Hobbit Animated Feature

Before Peter Jackson’s Hobbit films, before his Lord of the Rings films, before the Rankin Bass Return of the King and The Hobbit, before even Ralph Bakshi’s Lord of the Rings, there was another film based on Tolkien’s works. In 1966, there was a Hobbit animated feature created–and it was just under twelve minutes long. Suffice it to say, this film makes Jackson look like a purist of…

There Are Still Scenes We Haven’t Seen

In the hallowed Hall H at Comic Con 2014, Peter Jackson said a lot of things. One of the things that I found most interesting was his confirmation that there are indeed scenes from LotR that we’ve never seen. And apparently it’s going to stay that way. This comes as no surprise to most of us fans who have been…

Upcoming Tolkien Biopics

There are rumblings in Hollywood that the Tolkien craze isn’t over. In fact, there are at least two different Tolkien biopics in development. The information is still a little sketchy and there’s no word on who will be cast as the Professor. There are some interesting tidbits, which I’ve rounded up below, along with references for where I got the info.…

6 Reasons I Dislike Tauriel

Since The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug comes out on DVD and Blu-ray today, I thought I would comment on that element of the movie which has received possibly the most comments: Tauriel. A fair amount of (primarily digital and therefor metaphorical) ink has been spilled over Tauriel, the female Elf introduced in The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug. While there are some very well-reasoned…