Lord Of The Rings details
|Formats:||PG DVD, 12 Blu-ray|
|Starring:||Christopher Guard, William Squire, John Hurt, Annette Crosbie, Anthony Daniels|
|Genres:||Action/Adventure, Animated, Family, Sci-Fi/Fantasy|
|Studio:||WARNER HOME VIDEO|
Lord Of The Rings
|Run time:||2 hours 7 minutes|
|Rental release:||10 Dec 2012|
Most helpful review
Unintentionally hilariousBy TheRiddler from staffordshire , 06 Mar 2004
[Highly rated reviewer]I came to this with a large amount of curiosity. I had heard it was impressive considering Bakshis tiny budget, which was eventually not even enough to finish the trilogy (this ends just after battle of Helm's Deep). The main problem does obviously come down to the lack of money. It starts out mostly traditionally cell animated but filling in the larger, more complex scenes by animating over the top of real extras performances. Its easy to see where, as the money ran out, Bakshis reliance on this odd-looking technique increased, until by the end, theres barely any cell animation left. Both techniques are as poor as each other, the cell animation coming straight out of He-Man, and they jar against each other quite distractingly. Some problems cannot be written off as budgetary though. The vocal performances are terrible (even John Hurt as Aragorn); design is often ridiculous (Boromir looks like a Viking and the Orcs look like monkeys with fake teeth) and no character is fleshed out in the slightest, even Gandalf or Frodo (with other major characters like Gimli and Gollum barely registering at all). Also notably bad is the pacing, as major scenes from the books are excised completely, but then 20-odd minutes are wasted on a hallucinatory mess as the Ring Wraiths chase Frodo, which ends up being longer than its counterpart in Peter Jacksons epics. Go rent them instead because they really are something special. All this version manages to be is unintentionally hilarious.
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the lord of the ringsBy a customer from Diss , 27 Aug 2009only for die hard tolkien fans
lord of the blue bottlesBy a customer from Derby , 04 Feb 2009Pretty rubbish film all in all, someting about some elves going on a mission to find a dragon not sure as i kept dozing off. It wasnt so bad as i had a really cool dream about robocop which was well violent. The acting was incomparably sensationaly terrific and not exasperatingly annoying and over the top but the cinematography was poop and there's loads of cgi which isnt as good as plasticine. Also i have a lot of vertically challenged friends who found this film offensive.
Cartoon errorBy GwydionM (63 reviews) from Peterborough , 27 Jun 2008This thing by Bakshi is very unworthy of the book. It also peters out without telling the entire story.
Customer ReviewBy a customer from UK , 23 Jun 2008While it's not Peter Jackson's definitive visual offering this is still an interesting curiosity.
Using different animation techniques combined with "live action" elements it takes the trilogies narrative to just after the attack at Helms Deep. It's a pity that there wasn't a sequel to complete the story as I was really getting into it by the end.
Although anyone familiar with Jackson's version will notice where the two differ, characters such as the Orcs (reminded me of psychotic Sand People)and Gollum (Kenneth Williams meets Russell Brand) play along nicely.
Lord Of The RingsBy Englishandproud (10 reviews) from Crawley , 02 Jun 2008Having seen the sequel The Fellowship of the Ring I was very disappointed with this animated Disneyish version which does no justice to Tolkein's book.
I found that the well produced voices were at odds with the comic book crudeness of the animated characters. Not one I would recommend to any child I know.