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WHV Announcement: The Lord of the Rings Original Animated Classic (DVD)


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#1 of 3 OFFLINE   Ronald Epstein

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Posted January 04 2010 - 09:41 AM

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#2 of 3 OFFLINE   Ronald Epstein

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Posted January 27 2010 - 04:02 AM

One Ring To Rule Them All…

 

Ralph Bakshi’s Animated Classic

The Lord of the Rings

Returns in a Newly Remastered

Deluxe Edition on April 6

 

Warner Home Video Distributes Heralded Animated Film

as Blu-Ray™ Combo Pack and DVD with All-New Extra Content

 

Combo Pack features Blu-Ray, DVD and Bonus Digital Copy

 

 

BURBANK, CA (January 27, 2010)  Journey back into the world of Hobbits, Humans, Elves and Dwarves in the all-new The Lord of the Rings Remastered Deluxe Edition coming April 6, 2010 from Warner Home Video.  This original animated classic from acclaimed director Ralph Bakshi and Academy Award Winning producer, Saul Zaentz, has been remastered with pristine New Dolby 5.1 audio and picture quality and will be distributed as a single disc DVD and Blu-ray combo which features a Blu-ray, DVD and bonus digital copy.  The film will also be available for Digital Download    The Lord of the Rings Remastered Deluxe Edition will be available on DVD for $19.98 SRP and on Blu-ray Combo Pack for $29.99 SRP.

 

One of the great visionary animation directors of the modern era, Bakshi went to artistic extremes to meticulously bring the legendary world of J.R.R. Tolkien to animated life – adding yet another stunning title to the director’s canon of ground-breaking films. Bakshi’s animation accomplishments include Fritz the Cat, Heavy Traffic, American Pop, Wizards and Cool World.

 

All the magical adventure of the fantasy classic comes to life in Bakshi’s brilliantly animated tale of the enchanted land of Middle-earth – and the brave band of Hobbits, heroes and Wizards who set out to protect it. When a dangerous and powerful gold ring falls into his hands, a courageous Hobbit named Frodo embarks on an epic adventure. Along with the mighty Wizard Gandalf and some daring Elves, he defends his homeland from the Dark Power  who would destroy it. Set in a mystical age of magic, monsters and unlikely heroes on incredible journeys,The Lord of the Rings will cast its spell over the entire family!

 

The deluxe edition also features a never-before-seen, 30-minute in-depth interview  with legendary director Ralph Bakshi entitled Forging Through The Darkness: The Ralph Bakshi Vision for The Lord Of The Rings This special feature explores his concept for creating an illustrated film, his pioneering rotoscoping process, and inspirations for his visual storytelling.

 

 

BASICS

Street Date: April 6, 2010

Running time: 134 minutes

 

DVD

Price: $19.98 SRP

Catalog # 1000109804

UPC: 883929085095

 

Blu-ray Combo Pack

Price: $29.99 SRP

Catalog # 1000109803

UPC: 883929085088

 

 

 

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#3 of 3 OFFLINE   Steve Christou

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Posted January 27 2010 - 04:06 AM

I saw Bakshi's film at the cinema 30 years ago and must have watched it countless times on video in the 80's. Looking forward to the Blu-ray.

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