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  • THE FORCE IS STRONG WITH 'SITH':Star Wars Film Breaks 'Passion' Advance Ticket Record (by 5x!)

    05/15/2005 2:59:40 PM PDT · by gopwinsin04 · 46 replies · 1,257+ views
    PR Newswire ^ | Week of May 6-13 2005
    Fandango, the nation's largest online and phone movie ticketing service, is already reporting that Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith is slated to be the top selling title in the company's five year history.The film is positioned to dethrone the former ticketed champ, Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King.SITH has seen a 75% week over week continious increase in ticket sales. An astounding 80% of US film fans responding to a Fandango poll said they planned to see SITH the opening weekend.SITH has accounted for 79% of Fandango's weekly ticket sails. Moviegoer anticiapation is so high that...
  • Return of the King

    12/20/2004 5:45:14 AM PST · by truthfinder9 · 10 replies · 497+ views
    With the release this week of the Extended Edition DVD of Return of the King, here are some LOTR resources: A Triumphant Return In J. R. R. Tolkien's Sanctifying Myth: Understanding Middle-earth J. R. R. Tolkien and C. S. Lewis, a Legendary Friendship Myth Meets Real Life Escape into Reality Saint J. R. R. the Evangelist Tolkien, Transformer of Culture
  • Extended Edition Of The Return Of The King (Vanity)

    12/15/2004 8:31:01 PM PST · by goldstategop · 69 replies · 3,578+ views
    11/15/04 | goldstategop
    New Line Entertainment released the definitive "Extended Edition" of The Return Of The King . Peter Jackson worked over a year to bring this out for the fans. New and extended scenes have brought the total running length to over 200 minutes. Plus extras on the supplemental discs.
  • ROTK:EE Discussion Thread (SPOILERS!)

    12/16/2004 9:13:32 AM PST · by BibChr · 74 replies · 942+ views
    Our febrile brainia | 12/16/04 | Daniel J. Phillips
    For those who've seen the Extended Edition of the final movie of the Lord of the Rings trilogy, "The Return of the King."If you haven't seen it and just want to mention how superior you are to everyone else and, though you've never created anything in your life that anyone would want to see, you're sure you'd have done a better job and the pictures are total irredeemable trash... please start your own thread with that as the title.Otherwise, this is the place to discuss what you loved, what you loathed, what you found baffling, and basically other of the...
  • Return of the King: Extended Edition Trailer is Up!

    11/29/2004 11:25:21 AM PST · by Pyro7480 · 63 replies · 5,171+ views
    The One ^ | 11/29/2004 | n/a
    It's Here! The ROTK EE Trailer! See the World Premiere of the six-minute extended trailer for The Return of the King Special Extended DVD Edition November 29th only at The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King Special Extended DVD Edition. A never-before-seen version of the film with 50 minutes of new and extended scenes. This 4-disc set features all new bonus materials including in-depth interviews with the cast and crew, original documentaries, feature-length commentaries and much more.Available December 14th.
  • Return of the King: Extended Edition Teaser Online (Spectacular!)

    11/09/2004 7:26:10 AM PST · by Pyro7480 · 44 replies · 4,657+ views
    The One ^ | 10/15/2004 | n/a
    The Official Lord of the Rings website ( has updated with an amazing snippet of clips from The Return of the King Extended Edition. Included in the clips are a few 'surprises!' !!!SPOILERS!!!
  • The CBS Eye and The Dark Tower Falls (Pic)

    09/18/2004 6:56:31 PM PDT · by Land_of_Lincoln_John · 62 replies · 3,226+ views
    Hugh ^ | September 18, 2004 | "SpikeMike" Jejja and "Zoot" Stewart
  • The King for the Troops

    05/24/2004 11:08:51 AM PDT · by maquiladora · 17 replies · 1,252+ views
    The King for the TroopsA grass-roots organization called Operation HomeFront sends care packages to hundreds of troops serving in Iraq.  In my humble opinion, these packages would be much improved if they contained Return of the King DVDs for them to watch in their down-time.  If you would like to donate a DVD for this mission please email me.  For more information on Operation HomeFront and its services, follow the link below.
  • Ross Mackenzie: On Terror, Hate, Humor, LOTR, Conflict, Etc.

    03/24/2004 9:29:21 PM PST · by quidnunc · 3 replies · 241+ views
    Town Hall ^ | March 25, 2004 | Ross Mackenzie [Tribune Media Services]
    Comments on items recently in the news. • Having missed Hamas' dialectician Ahmed Yassin in September, the Israelis now have picked him off — as they vowed they would. The mastermind of hundreds of attacks against Israel, resulting in the murder of at least 377, Yassin vowed in January: "We do not fear the threat of death. We will not bow to pressure, and resistance will continue until the occupation is destroyed." That Israel has killed him should come as no surprise. Nor should the double-standard outrage reserved for Israeli and American actions against terrorists. Yassin's successor, Abdel Aziz Rantisi,...
  • 'Passion' Beats 'Return of the King' for Box-Office Record

    03/01/2004 3:38:56 PM PST · by Tumbleweed_Connection · 25 replies · 212+ views
    NewsMax ^ | 3/1/04 | Limbacher
    "The Lord of the Rings" is no match for the Lord. Updated figures show Mel Gibson's foreign-language "The Passion of the Christ" with a box-office take of $125.2 million, the greatest debut in movie history by a film opening on a Wednesday. The previous record holder, "The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King," had $124.1 million. Oh, how the studio bosses must be gnashing their teeth today after refusing to finance or distribute the movie. "The total was almost $8 million more than Newmarket first estimated, because far more people turned out Sunday to see Gibson's grisly...
  • Nature is Never Spent

    02/27/2004 1:23:07 PM PST · by Maigret · 97+ views
    National Review ^ | Thomas S. Hibbs
    Nature Is Never Spent A perennial theme resurfaces in academy contenders. It may seem strange to someone...that nature should thus dissociate, and render men apt to invade, and destroy one another...Let him...consider with himself, when he takes a journey, he arms himself...; when he goes to sleep, he locks his doors...Does he not there as much accuse mankind by his actions, as I do by my words? But neither of us accuse man's nature in it. The desires, and other passions of men, are in themselves no sin. (Leviathan) This famous passage from 17th-century English political philosopher Thomas Hobbes encapsulates...
  • The Return of the Controversy Over Tolkien (People-who-should-be-poked-with-sticks alert!)

    01/30/2004 8:26:55 PM PST · by quidnunc · 70 replies · 332+ views
    Napa Valley Register ^ | January 30, 2004 | Anna Abbott
    Over the Christmas and New Year's season, "The Return of the King" has been a box-office success, while the books by J.R.R. Tolkien have been rivaling the Harry Potter series in sales. While some evangelicals and Catholics have viewed Tolkien's series favorably in comparison to Harry Potter, Tolkien still remains a figure of controversy. Tolkien attended daily Mass, insisted his Anglican fiancée Edith convert to his faith in order to marry him, and his son John became a priest. His ethics, as well as his Catholic beliefs, make him a center of debate. Though the books and movies are popular,...
  • A Fool's Hope-RotK a Christmas treasure

    12/23/2003 3:22:03 AM PST · by LinnieBeth · 16 replies · 132+ views ^ | December 22, 2003 | Rich Lowry
    QUICK LINKS: HOME | NEWS | OPINION | RIGHTPAGES | CHAT | WHAT'S NEW townhall.comA fool's hopeRich Lowry (back to web version) | Send December 22, 2003Lo! (Cue heraldic music here.) Out of Hollywood rises an epic of courage and hope so thunderously wonderful that it is almost enough to redeem a year's worth of pop-culture detritus, to make us forget endless reality-show hot-tub scenes, "Gigli" and even Paris Hilton as we marvel at what can be wrought by the entertainment industry when it uses its powers for good. The occasion for such effusion is "The Return of the...
  • Viggo Mortensen: The Accidental King

    12/13/2003 3:51:37 PM PST · by FReepaholic · 30 replies · 553+ views ^ | December 12, 2003 | Anthony Breznican
    <p>LOS ANGELES — Viggo Mortensen (search) was never supposed to be the man who would be king.</p> <p>When director Peter Jackson (search) started filming "The Lord of the Rings" trilogy in October 1999, he had another actor cast as the warrior Aragorn, a reluctant hero whose courage and royal bloodline help defeat the ancient evil of Sauron.</p>
  • Return of the King Footage

    In case you guys haven't heard, put up some footage from ROTK (I believe it was originally shown at ComicCon in San Diego, it is about 1:30 long), but New Line made them take it down. As I am posting this, the footage is available at at the link above, just click on the trailer and you can watch it streaming or download it. This site will probably be forced to take it down also soon, so you should get it while you can. It is not perfectly lip-synched, but it is definately ROTK footage, not seen in...
  • LoTR: Return of the King - Pictures, spy reports and spoilers thread (ongoing)

    01/15/2003 7:57:17 PM PST · by HairOfTheDog · 876 replies · 4,543+ views
    Lord of the Rings: Return of the King! Pictures, spy reports and spoilers thread (ongoing) Countdown to December! Larger version of above image here Beyond this point there be spoilers! Like spoilers? – Keep reading! Don't want spoilers? – Click HERE and don't look back! Don't say we didn't warn you! Spoilers are what this thread is all about. So bring your rumors (substantiated or not!), spoilers, spy reports, and bones of contention about them here as the snippets of RoTK news, photos and interviews come rolling in. I wouldn't even recommend pinging people to this thread unless you know...
  • [LoTR] You Ain't Seen Nothing Yet! and Jackson & Woods on Return of the King (two articles)

    12/26/2002 4:45:30 PM PST · by HairOfTheDog · 49 replies · 624+ views
    The One Ring.Net ^ | 12/1/02 | Demosthenes
    Beyond this point there be spoilers! You Ain't Seen Nothing Yet!Demosthenes @ 5:18 pm ESTTORn staffer Arathorn typed up part of the Mail on Sunday magazine special for our reading enjoyment. Some very interesting RoTK information in this article ... and, of course, spoilers! You ain't seen nothing yet The final part of The Lord of the Rings trilogy, The Return of the King, promises to be the most thrilling, says Karyn Miller (Mail on Sunday reporter, I presume). When The Return of the King, the final and most spectacular film in The Lord of the Rings trilogy, is finally...