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The Lord of the Rings. The Fellowship of the Ring [2001]

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Based on the novel by J.R.R. Tolkien.
Special features: 3 in-depth behind-the-scenes programs; 15 featurettes created for lordoftherings. net, exploring the locales and cultures of Middle Earth; original theatrical trailers and TV spots.
Elijah Wood, Ian McKellen, Liv Tyler, Viggo Mortensen, Sean Astin, Cate Blanchett, John Rhys-Davies, Billy Boyd, Dominic Monaghan, Orlando Bloom, Christopher Lee, Hugo Weaving, Sean Bean, Ian Holm, Andy Serkis.
In ancient times the Rings of Power were crafted by the Elven-smiths, and Sauron, the Dark Lord, forged the One Ring, filling it with his own power so that he could rule all others. But the One Ring was taken from him, and though he sought it throughout Middle-Earth still it remained lost to him. After many ages it fell, by chance, into the hands of the Hobbit, Bilbo Baggins. On his eleventy-first birthday, Bilbo disappeared, bequeathing to his young cousin, Frodo, the Ruling Ring, and a perilous quest: to journey across Middle-Earth, deep into the shadow of the Dark Lord and destroy the Ring by casting it into the Cracks of Doom.
DVD; 5.1 Dolby digital EX surround sound and 2.0 stereo surround sound; 2.35:1 aspect ratio, widescreen.
Contents: Fellowship of the ring.

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really really good submitted by Lindsie on July 18, 2011, 1:51pm amazing, addicting, action (me likey), heart pounding movie

Great submitted by Chris82 on July 31, 2011, 8:26pm This is one of the few cases the movies are as good as the books. This is the first movie in the series. Its a little long but worth watching for anyone.

quite good! submitted by lekendrick on August 1, 2011, 9:05pm I'd been puzzled the Oscars for these movies having read more about production than actually viewing cinema period! But, for action & adventure it does indeed mark a scale change, although to my mind? It's perhaps only the glorification of these the real problem two in particular Peter Jackson & Elijah Wood! The product is fine, but so based upon costuming, green screen landscape scenes, & setting art direction well? It's not acting is weak, just can't be faulted, which is better stated as good or well! As opposed? Solid even competent! You can't really be mad! Given chances equally fine works those greatness ascribed will go not noted! But as for the material? I'd found these series like "Indian in the Cupboard" particularly lacking appeal! However knowing there are those that swear by the fantasy portion or adventure side of action it's quite achievement!

Great movie submitted by jszchen on August 20, 2011, 9:39pm This is a great movie

Awesome Movie! submitted by mrsaturns on June 17, 2012, 10:10pm This is a great movie, even if you haven't read the book. We watched it in school, and we had a great time.

Excellent! submitted by kittenkat101 on June 19, 2012, 9:31am This is a fantastic movie! It adapts from the book quite well. The first hour is a little slow (like the book), but it picks up and is a great movie!

Amazing submitted by DoodleBob on June 16, 2013, 1:24pm This movie's first hour or so is pretty boring, but don't let looks decive you. This movie is just flat out terrific.

The Best Movie in this series of movies submitted by iamnotonfire on January 17, 2014, 12:31pm This is my favorite movie in the LOTR movies at least.
The book was good too
My second favorite was the Two Towers movie
But i haven't read that book yet
Then my third is the Return of the King
BUT i still like it and all the other movies to Infinity
And that movie has some of the best scenes
With some of my favorite characters
That i of course
Love to Infinity....

- Shy Elf Archerer Who Absolutely Loves the Elves and Legolas in Particular

Fellowship of the Ring submitted by SBNB on June 28, 2014, 6:48pm This is possibly my favorite of the three Lord of the Rings movies. It's nice to see hobbits in their natural environment. Really, the story couldn't get any better and this movie is a good adaptation of the book.

Best of the LOTR movies submitted by mjanen on July 15, 2014, 7:38pm in my opinion.

good submitted by AprilCDB on July 29, 2014, 11:45am Having not read the books, I really enjoyed watching the movie and can sit watch them over and over

Precious submitted by aparna70 on August 23, 2014, 10:14pm Ring

A REVIEW ARRIVES PRECISELY WHEN IT MEANS TO... submitted by Kikumatsu97 on July 13, 2015, 6:59pm This is the best LOTR movie of them all, it just gives the most information and leaves you wanting more, the others are GREAT too. If you haven't seen any of these films, get to it. They're awesome.

LOTR: Fellowship of The Ring dvd submitted by Fevvers - STAR473 on August 28, 2015, 11:45pm This is an amazingly strong adaptation of the book and a fantastic movie in its own right. It's beautiful in set and costume and cinematography. The casting is pretty fantastic. I love the score. The Shire is bucolic, the Nazgul are creeptastic, Rivendell is gorgeously designed.

It's very welcoming and understandable to people who haven't read the books as well, which is really great.

Very Strong Film submitted by Meginator on August 22, 2017, 3:06pm I first saw this film without reading the books, and I was astonished at how intricate and detailed the film is. Peter Jackson's Middle Earth is wholly believable as a fantastic alternate to our own world and the casting and character design seem expertly done. The effects hit the sweet spot where CGI is an enhancement without becoming ridiculous and the sets are stunningly beautiful. Even as a newcomer to Middle Earth, the care and detail put into the worldbuilding and storyline(s) is evident, and the movie sticks with you long after its finished. The pacing is good and the film's length is surprisingly tolerable; nothing feels particularly extraneous and everything moves along nicely. Overall, this is a fantastic film and a great way to kick off an iconic series, as well as being one of the best examples of an adaptation out there.

A good beginning submitted by FordAlpha on August 28, 2017, 10:55am This first movie in "The Lord of the Rings" trilogy is perhaps the best for purist readers. The later films take more liberties in adding subplots and have more gratuitous gooey orcs. The New Zealand settings are beautiful, and I am particularly fond of The Shire.

love it submitted by Kanchan21 on July 14, 2018, 8:26am I can watch this movie any time! Best way is to watch all three same day :)

Great series submitted by melissahimich on July 16, 2018, 9:33pm Such an amazing story. I’ll be so excited when I’m able to watch these movies again with my kids!

Great submitted by boocathy621 on July 23, 2018, 11:09pm Loved it. Great characters and action.

Why? submitted by Gloriawhitebellm on August 13, 2018, 6:06pm WHY DID THEY CUT OUT TOM BOMBADIL?!

Good submitted by zmclaugh on August 14, 2018, 1:28pm A solid adaptation. Good music and good visuals.

Best book adaptation submitted by pepemama on August 7, 2019, 2:05pm Yes, poor Tom Bombadil and his goofy songs were cut, but that notwithstanding, this is the best classic book adaptation ever. You could not have chosen better actors to portray the characters if you tried.

Great Start submitted by Rumshaker13 on August 12, 2019, 11:53am Great start to the trilogy. Compared to the rest, this is the weakest though. Great music and production!

awesome! submitted by yufamily on August 18, 2019, 4:04pm What a ride!

Great Movie submitted by MHZ on June 14, 2020, 5:57pm This movie does justice to the book and I would watch it over and over again.