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The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring [videorecording]

An Alliance Release, New Line Cinema presents a Wingnut Films production ; producers, Barrie M. Osborne, Peter Jackson, Fran Walsh, Tim Sanders ; screenplay by Fran Walsh & Philippa Boyens & Peter Jackson ; directed by Peter Jackson
Video; DVD; Blu-Ray
Assisted by a fellowship of heroes, Middle-earth hobbit, Frodo Baggins, plunges into a perilous trek to take the mystical One Ring to Mount Doom so that it and its magical powers can be destroyed and never possessed by evil Lord Sauron. An epic adventure of good against evil, the power of friendship, and individual courage.
Peter Jackson
Elijah Wood, Ian McKellen, Liv Tyler, Viggo Mortensen, Sean Astin, Cate Blanchett, John Rhys-Davies, Billy Boyd, Dominic Monaghan, Orlando Bloom, Christopher Lee, Hugo Weaving, Sean Bean, Ian Holm, Andy Serkis.
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Run Time
228 min.
English (DTS-HD 5.1), French subtitles; English and French subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
MPAA rating: PG-13; for epic battle sequences and scary images
  • Requires a Blu-ray player for discs 1and 2. Discs 3 to 5 are DVD compatible.
  • Title from container.
  • Based on the book by J.R.R. Tolkien.
  • Originally released as a motion picture in 2001.
  • Special features: Disc 1 and 2 (Blu-ray discs): 4 commentaries by the director and writers, the cast, the production team and the design team, with more than 30 participants. Disc 3 (DVD disc): 6 documentaries covering J.R.R. Tolkien, the adaptation process and planning the film, designing and building Middle-earth, plus a visit to the Weta Workshop taking a close-up look at costumes, weapons, armor, creatures and miniatures created for the film; interactive Middle-earth map tracing the journey of the fellowship; galleries of art and accompanying slide shows with commentaries by the artists; storyboards and previsualization sequences with film comparisons. Disc 4 (DVD disc): 11 documentaries covering the cast, principal photography, a day in the life of a hobbit, visual effects, post-production, editing, music and sound, and the release of the film; galleries of behind-the-scenes photos. Disc 5 (DVD disc): Behind the scenes.
Variant Title
Fellowship of the ring
Title on set container: Lord of the rings : the motion picture trilogy
Extended ed
  • Discs 1-2. Part 1 and Part 2 extended edition of the film
  • Disc 3. The appendices, part 1: From book to vision
  • Disc 4. The appendices, part 2: From vision to reality
  • Disc 5. The fellowship of the ring : behind the scenes.
Director of photography, Andrew Lesnie ; editor, John Gilbert ; music, Howard Shore ; special make-up, creature, miniature and digital effects, Weta Ltd. NZ ; visual effects supervisor, Jim Rygiel.
[California] : New Line Home Entertainment ; Montréal : Distributed by Alliance Films, 2011.
Publisher no.
118880 Alliance (set)
Terms of Use
Classroom use may be subject to licensing restrictions.
5 videodiscs (228 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Blu-ray and DVD discs, widescreen (2.40:1) presentation; Dolby DTS-HD 5.1 surround, Dolby Digital 2.0 stereo., 1080p High Definition; requires Blu-ray player.
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