: : : The Lord of the Rings
===Story=== Although it was ultimately overshadowed by Peter Jackson's live-action ''Lord of the Rings'' trilogy, Ralph Bakshi's animated adaptation of J.R.R. Tolkien's fantasy classic is not without charms of its own. A target of derision from intolerant fans, this ambitious production is nevertheless a respectably loyal attempt to animate the first half of Tolkien's trilogy, beginning with the hobbit Frodo's inheritance of "the One Ring" of power from Bilbo Baggins, and ending with the wizard Gandalf's triumph over the evil army of orcs. While the dialogue is literate and superbly voiced by a prestigious cast (including John Hurt as Aragorn), Leonard Rosenman's accomplished score effectively matches the ominous atmosphere that Bakshi's animation creates and sustains. Bakshi's lamentable decision to combine traditional cel animation with "rotoscoped" (i.e., meticulously traced) live-action footage is jarringly distracting and aesthetically disastrous, but when judged by its narrative content, this ''Lord of the Rings'' deserves more credit than it typically receives. ''--Jeff Shannon'' ===DVD Features=== *Color *Animated *Closed-captioned *Widescreen


John HurtAragorn
Simon ChandlerMerry
Dominic GuardPippin
Anthony DanielsLegolas
André MorellElrond
Annette CrosbieGaladriel
Billy BartyBilbo

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Oct 20, 09 2:34pm
AMAZING series. I loved them. I've read all of them 8 times now.
Jul 12, 09 3:50pm
Cool. Cool. Cool. Fun to watch an animated show of this kind.
Dec 11, 08 12:38pm
I have the whole trilogy, I'm in the middle of the second book.
Dec 1, 08 3:42pm
Fuck Jesus, this is the greatest story ever told.
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