Fantasy...beyond your imagination
The Fellowship of the Ring embark on a journey to destroy the One Ring and end Sauron's reign over Middle-earth.
The Fellowship of the Ring embark on a journey to destroy the One Ring and end Sauron's reign over Middle-earth.
Christopher Guard William Squire Michael Scholes John Hurt Simon Chandler Dominic Guard Norman Bird Michael Graham Cox Anthony Daniels David Buck Peter Woodthorpe Fraser Kerr Philip Stone André Morell Alan Tilvern Annette Crosbie Michael Deacon John Westbrook Billy Barty Jerry Maren Chuck Hayward Mic Rodgers
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In a post Peter Jackson Lord of the Rings Trilogy world, this basically feels like the animated CliffsNotes for 'The Fellowship of the Ring' and 'The Two Towers'.
(I hope now that we have reached 2020, that CliffsNotes has not become a dated reference for students in literature class.)
"So all you had to do was say friend ... and enter ... Those were happier times..."
I fondly remember discovering this little gem at a Blockbuster on New Year's Eve in 1998, and watching it with my best friend who got me into reading Tolkien. He had already read all of LOTR by that point, and I had only read 'The Hobbit'. I remember asking him throughout at what point…
I admit I have never read the book The Lord of the Rings....and my entire L.O.R. knowledge comes from the mind of Peter Jackson. So when watching the hand drawn Lord of the Rings from Ralph Bakshi...my mind repeatedly went back to Jackson's movies. The story is classic....the animation is interesting.....the pace of the movie seems like it is on steroids compared to Jackson's very laid back pace. This movie covers The Fellowship of the Ring and The Two Towers...but ends after the fight at Helms Deep. Sadly Bakshi never got to finish the trilogy.
The movie is interesting but compared to the Jackson's movies it is like reading cliff notes. Cliff notes are fine....but to get the whole experience…
I was surprised by how much I enjoyed the animation style in this actually. EXCEPT for Sam’s character design 😭 Bakshi really said this man will be ugly 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻
This. Was. So. Bad.
I'm not even comparing it to the live action movies, just in isolation, it is so frustrating. Half of the damn movie was rotoscoped, and it wasn't just rotoscope, it was bad rotoscope. I would rather have something like Scooby Doo where even though there's basically no movement and it's really crude, at least you can tell what the fuck is happening and what things are supposed to look like.
Oh, also, apparently Bakshi is salty that Peter Jackson didn't ask for his blessing to make his version, so I guess I'm also salty about Kathleen Kennedy not asking me for permission to make new Star Wars movies when my awful fanfiction I wrote in high…
After rewatching the Peter Jackson trilogy, I thought I should also rewatch the Ralph Bakshi animated film. I used to love this as a kid and I think it holds up well today. I think it's honestly just as good as Jackson's trilogy and in some cases better.
There was a lot that Jackson did better in his films, but there's also a lot that Bakshi does better here. The best thing I liked that Bakshi did was the characters. He gave the kind of character that I thought was lacking in the Jackson films, namely in Frodo. In Jackson's films, he always came off as too much of vulnerable and reluctant damsel. Here, he can actually take care of…
Twenty-three years before the release of Peter Jackson's Fellowship of the Ring, Ralph Bakshi gave us this nearly entirely forgotten adaptation. And I gotta be honest... it's not great, but it is insanely watchable. The cast (featuring the likes of John Hurt as Aragorn and Anthony Daniels as Legolas) is exceptional, the score is grand (with the Ring Wraiths theme actually being legitimately unsettling), and the overall look and feel of this world are just magical... it clearly having inspired the aesthetics of Jackson's trilogy more than a bit.
Of course, when talking about it, one must address the elephant in the room - that being the fact that this is an adaptation of Fellowship of the Ring, half of…
Animation Sunday 2015 #35- The Lord of the Rings
Peter Jackson's epic, groundbreaking, and phenomenally directed adaptations of Tolkien's Lord of the Rings stories serve as some of the finest examples of fantasy filmmaking out there, but before Jackson had his hands on the material, Ralph Bakshi attempted to stamp his mark on the acclaimed property with an ambitious animation project combined with live-action actors participating in intense battle sequences. As much as I admire the effort, Bakshi's take, though unique, definitely crashed and burned. Since the pressure was too burdensome for him to continue and make the sequel film that would have covered Return of the King, this film, based on Tolkien's first two books, feel incomplete. Heck, even…
yo, this shit fucks! this shit bangs, and bangs hard. I’m talking rock hard veiny throbbing free skin orc-dick powerfuck fucks. I’m talking ivory pillar elf dick stem fucks, I’m talking wizard staff, spears and halberds thrown, rotoscoping magic fuckin exploding nightmare balrog jizz fucks. Peter Jackson might have made some streamlined classics, but he didn’t make borderline smut like this shit. fucking rock me shock me nazgul me, baby! rock and roll! rock and fucking roll!
So I tend to trot out adaptations of The Hobbit/Lord of the Rings the way a kid will sometimes bust out a board game they bought for a quarter at a yard sale because it looked cool and almost gets how to play it even though it's missing some vitals like instructions and a few game pieces and possibly an entire set of cards. I'm guessing the Tolkien books are those vitals, and someday I truly should get around to reading them, but for now I occasionally enjoy putting on one of these installments and pretending like I fully understand how this fantasy game is being played.
While the dedication to detail of the Jackson films is impressive, what I…
"So all you had to do was say friend... and enter."
"Those were happier times..."
1978's The Lord of the Rings is an interesting one indeed, on one hand it does a good job at putting J.R.R. Tolkien's fantasy epic to screen but I feel there was still a lot more things that could have been done with this film. I think it's safe to say Peter Jackson's trilogy is without a doubt the superior adaptation of Tolkien's works and will never be topped, but I do still like this animated version that covers Fellowship and Two Towers.
I think story is pretty simple and good as the Fellowship of the Ring embark on a journey to destroy the One…
The Virgin LOTR 1978
- Only two good musical themes, has an annoying brass section
- None of the human men wear pants, even though Tolkien was Christian
- Sam is a weirdo with an ugly face
- Awkward Helm's Deep battle since rotoscope animation doesn't lend itself well to action scenes
-All the Rohirrim men literally look like the exact same blonde man
- Important plot beats are treated like filler scenes
- Gandalf is always angry and being an asshole for no reason
The Chad LOTR 2001 - 2003
- Iconic score with a banging brass section
- Everyone is fully clothed, just as John Reuel (and God) intended
- Sam is the greatest friend…
Ralph Bakshi's version of LORD OF THE RINGS has slowly grown on me over the years. Known for a long time as "that trippy cartoon from the '70's" and then completely dismissed after Peter Jackson's live-action adaptations, I'm glad that its cult popularity has grown since.
Today, we have a very set idea of what a big franchise movie is supposed to be like and how it is packaged. But the 1970's was an era of risk-taking and experimental adult-themed animation. Perhaps it's no surprise that anime was experiencing its boom in Japan, and Miyazaki would make his debut a year later. It's a shame that most animated films in the west today are no longer like this. Today the…
Décadas antes de Peter Jackson se aventurar na Terra-média, Ralph Bakshi dirigiu esta animação de uma maneira assaz peculiar: filmou o longa inteiro com atores e depois usou rotoscopia para animar os personagens. A técnica funciona melhor com os personagens principais, que nitidamente receberam mais cuidado, do que com coadjuvantes e figurantes, que têm cara de filtro tosco do Photoshop. Mas vale a pena conferir esta adaptação, que apresenta designs de personagens bem diferentes da trilogia em live-action e até inspirou Jackson em planos específicos. Uma pena que o filme só vá até o meio de As Duas Torres e Bakshi nunca tenha completado a história.
for a speed run of the first twoish movies, this is remarkably accurate and encapsulates the spirit of the books I JUST WISH THEYD FINISHED IT
Ohhhh it look a so freaky n real ohhhhHHHHHhhhhhh
Im going to start of by saying its very hard not to compare this to the Peter Jackson masterpiece(s).
Look, this is obviously flawed. Theres a lot to like about it, but there's also a lot to dislike.
The arrival at Lothlorian was very tacky, the breakdown of the Fellowship carried no weight, the Balrog didn't feel threatening at all, Grima Wormtongue and the entire exodus of Rohan to Helms Deep felt forced and relied on the hope you'd read the book, and Gimli and Legolas were pretty much absent, as was the threat of the Orcs (if they just drew more of them it would have been incredible)
BUT, its the fucking Lord of the Rings. Its obviously going…
i expected this to only be fellowship, really weird how they made the first two books and decided it ended there.
still, i loved the art so much. absolutely love how experimental it all was. and it did manage to make great use of rotoscoping, which is hard to, as can be shown by the film "the case of hana and alice". it's so creative and really expands the boundaries of animated filmmaking.
i also really loved how different they drew each race, although the only two women (eowyn and galadriel, no rights for arwen this time) looked basically the same, even though they were from different races, and presented current-disney's trend of women having bigger eyes than men.
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Ralph Bakshi’s version of the immortal fantasy epic is definitely interesting (even if I find Bakshi massively overrated and his rotoscope style of animation to have aged badly), in part because of its different interpretation of the characters, tone, and setting compared to both the books and the Peter Jackson version, but because it tries to cram both Fellowship of the Ring and large parts of The Two Towers into one two-hour film, the story is sadly robbed of a lot of its scope and majesty. Characters important to the books are reduced to small bit parts if they even show up at all (the saga has never been great with having a plethora of developed female characters, but this…
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I'm not entirely sure what I watched. It wasn't bad. I don't know if it was good. I definitely don't know why did they did Sam so dirty.
I was not prepared for Aragorn in a tunic and knee high boots, or for Boromir to have the same fashion sense and an absolute unit of a beard. Legolas looked insufferably rich and pampered, which was definitely on point. Saruman/Aruman looked v fly, which I adored. His magic technique seemed to be weaponized flashing, which was less nice. I never imagined the Nazgûl as deformed and lame, and feel a little worse for them. The entire scene when the hobbits and Aragorn face the Nazgûl before reaching Rivendell was incredibly uncomfortable,…
The parts of this film that are taken from Fellowship of the Ring are actually a fairly good representation of the book, with the way they’ve adapted the writing and brought it to screen without going way overly dark (which is my problem with the live action films). On the other hand, as the movie progressed into content from the two towers, everything from that book suddenly seems extremely rushed and tacked on, and skips over most of the great moments from the book. The two towers part really bogged the movie down, in my opinion, which is sad since that was my favorite part of the books.
That said, the inconsistencies with the animation style, and the way sound…
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