Blu-ray Disc Features:
- Number of Discs: 5
- Rated: PG-13
- Run Time: 3 hours, 48 minutes
- Video: Color
- Released: August 28, 2012
- Originally Released: 2001
- Label: New Line Home Video
- Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
- Note: Discs 1 and 2 - Blu-ray
- The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring - Extended Version in 1080p
- 4 Commentaries by the Director and Writers, the Cast, the Production Team and the Design Team, with more than 30 participants including Peter Jackson, Fran Walsh, Phillippa Boyens, Richard Taylor, Andrew Lesnie, Howard Shore, Jim Rygiel, Randy Cook and Cast including Elijah Wood, Ian McKellen, Liv Tyler, Sean Astin, John Rhys-Davies, Billy Boyd, Dominic Monaghan, Orlando Bloom, Christopher Lee and Sean Bean
- Disc 3 - DVD The Appendices Part 1: From Book To Vision
- 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 (Includes an Archive of Nearly 2,000 Images)
- Storyboards and Previsualization Sequences with Film Comparisons
- Disc 4 - DVD The Appendices Part 2: From Vision to Reality
- 11 Documentaries covering the Cast, Principal Photography, a Day in the Life of a Hobbit, Visual Effects, Postproduction, Editing, Music and Sound, and the Release of the Film
- Galleries of Behind-the-Scenes Photos
- Disc 5 - DVD The Fellowship of the Ring Behind the scenes
- Created by Filmmaker Costa Botes (Personally Selected by Peter Jackson), These unique film use raw footage to reveal the Inside Story of the Greatest Adventure Film Franchise of All Time
- Aspect Ratio: Widescreen - 2.39
- Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo - English
- DTS HD Master Audio - English
- Subtitles - English, Spanish
Performers, Cast and Crew:
Elijah Wood &
Hugo Weaving &
Fran Walsh &
Barrie M. Osborne,
Fran Walsh &
Director of Photography:
Executive Production by
Robert Shaye &
Academy Awards 2001 -
Best Cinematography: Andrew Lesnie
Academy Awards 2001 -
Best Original Score: Howard Shore
New York Times - 12/19/2001
"...The playful spookiness of Mr. Jackson's direction provides a lively, light touch..."
USA Today - 12/21/2001
"...A faithful and visually spectacular adaptation of the first volume in Tolkien's trilogy....RINGS has moment of edge-of-the-seat excitement..."
Rolling Stone - 01/17/2002
"...FELLOWSHIP is the real deal, a movie epic that pops your eyes out, piles on thrills and fun, and yet stays intimately attuned to character..."
Variety - 12/10/2001
"...[The film] looks to please the book's legions of fans with its imaginatively scrupulous rendering of the tome's characters and worlds on the screen....McKellen delivers Gandalf with great relish and gusto..."
Box Office - 02/01/2002
"...Jackson has captured something of the depth, breadth, and melancholy grandeur of Tolkien's vision. And that is magic, indeed..."
Sight and Sound - 02/01/2002
"...Jackson has translated the best-loved fantasy novel of our age into a commanding screen adventure, one with a sense of human terror and danger and grit under its nails..."
Hollywood Reporter - 12/04/2001
"...Well-made and well-cast....Masterfully paced and one of those rewarding movies that seems to get better as it progresses..."
With THE LORD OF THE RINGS: THE FELLOWSHIP OF THE RING, director Peter Jackson has achieved a meticulous and captivating adaptation of the first book of J.R.R. Tolkien's classic fantasy trilogy. The setting is Middle-earth, a mythological land populated by elves, dwarves, humans, and the gentle, diminutive hobbits upon whom the story centers. One hobbit, Frodo Baggins (Elijah Wood), unexpectedly comes into possession of an ancient magical ring so powerful it invariably corrupts anyone who wears it. In order to prevent the ring's erstwhile owner, the dark lord Sauron, from reclaiming the ring and taking over Middle-earth, a motley band of comrades set out to destroy it in the fires of Mount Doom, where it was forged. Included in the group are Frodo and hobbits Sam (Sean Astin), Merry (Dominic Monoghan), and Pippin (Billy Boyd); the wizard Gandalf (Ian McKellen); human warriors Aragorn (Viggo Mortensen) and Boromir (Sean Bean); the dwarf Gimli (John Rhys-Davies); the elf Legolas (Orlando Bloom). Along the way, they wage battle with monsters, demons, and Sauron's evil minions, all brought to life by spectacular digital technology.
Jackson's grandiose production represents the first of three films that he wrote and directed, derived from Tolkien's beloved novels. Fourteen months in the making, at a cost of $270 million, all three installments were filmed at once in New Zealand where diverse landscapes lend themselves particularly well to the mystical realm of Middle-earth. The trilogy also includes THE LORD OF THE RINGS: THE TWO TOWERS and THE LORD OF THE RINGS: THE RETURN OF THE KING.
Based On A Novel |
Essential Cinema |
Fantasy Worlds |
Good Vs. Evil |
- Theatrical Release Date: December 19, 2001
- Other elves include Arwen (Liv Tyler), Galadriel (Cate Blanchett), and Eldrond (Hugo Weaving), but they are not part of the core band of nine who set out to destroy the ring at Mount Doom.