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The Lord Of The Rings: The Fellowship Of The Ring (2 Discs)

Featuring: Elijah Wood, Ian McKellen & Viggo Mortensen

Format: DVD | Rating: PG

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  Where it all begins....

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The Lord of the Rings is always going to some of my favourite films of all time, they sure are long yet never a dull moment in them, always something going on to keep the entertainment flowing.

Favourite character has got to be Aragorn played by Viggo Mortensen, just because he is like a daddy figure to Frodo and Sam and also because he kicks ass.

  A great film, but the Extended Version is better.

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Based upon the final instalment of JRR Tolkiens most famous novel, THE FELLOWSHIP OF THE RING follows the story of Frodo Baggins epic quest to destroy the Ruling Ring of the Dark Lord Sauron.

Filming such a much-loved and complex book was always going to be difficult, but director Peter Jackson pulls it off in style. For starters, everything looks authentic, due to involving John Howe and Alan Lee, the best known Tolkien artists, in the creative process. Then there is the cast; Elijah Wood plays a fantastic Frodo, Sir Ian McKellan simply IS Gandalf the Grey, and Liv Tyler is beautifully graceful as Elven Princess Arwen. Viggo Mortensen impresses as Aragorn, and Sean Bean is suitably brooding as tragic hero Boromir.

Even ten years after its original release, the special effects are still spectacular, and the story is both intriguing and exciting, with never a dull moment and rarely a slowing of pace. Naturally there are omissions and changes from the book, as even a running time of 3 hours could not possibly cover all the novels complexities, but these are easily forgiven due to the brilliant way the film has been handled. A sweeping score by Howard Shore adds another dimension to an almost perfect film, which well deserved the four Oscars it received.

One of the greatest fantasy films of all time, THE FELLOWSHIP OF THE RING only misses out on 5 Stars due to the Extended Edition being superior.

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  Must see

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This is a must see film whether you've seen anything like it before or not. This action packed film has some amazing actors and the action/effects are so life like. This film will be over within a blink of an eye because you get so drawn into the story line.

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  THE FELLOWSHIP

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I must admit that this is my least favourite of the trilogy as it takes a while to get going but it builds a strong platform for the 2 sequels. Once again Peter Jackson has made a visual masterpiece and once with a very strong plot too. Not too much action but the fact its a fantasy adventure with an awesome cast makes this a very good watch. Enjoy

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  One Ring To Rule Them All!

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The Lord Of The Rings is one of the best movie franchises ever to be brought to the big screen. With the fantastic trilogy LOTR is known to be one of the greatest series of films on the entire planet. But however without this film, The Fellowship Of The Ring, the rest of the series would never of been as greatr as they are to date.

This chapter of the franchise is very close to the book in my opinion so for all of those people who have read the books this is definately for you. The plot is very interesting and is destined to have you hooked throughout the entire motion picture. Peter Jackson (the director) has most definately created a perfect work of art in which we can loose ourselves into this amazing fantasy world and forget about the troubles in the real world. There are some very well designed creatures such as the orcs and the elves and they're beautiful things if you look at them in the right way.

With the amazingly star studded cast you'd think that this film would be too focused on these stars. Well I can tell you that the amazing cast are still in the spotlight but it still focuses on the story we are all expecting. There are even some career bests from hobbit Elijah Wood, Ian Mckellen and Orlando Bloom. B efore I close this review I must mention Christopher Lee's chilling portrayal as Saruman the white. He's the type of actor who didn't over do the role and he still managed to give me a chill down my spine.

Overall it is essential that this dvd is on your shelf right now. Because it's one film to rule them all!

  A great start for the trilogy

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This my favourite of the three, with great special effects and great storyline

  Fantasy Fun!

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Very good Lord of the Rings movie, not the best but still great. I love the whole fantasy style of it, with all the type of creatures:hobbits, orks etc. I love the bit when they go down the tunnel and find the giant beast. well done!

  Better than star wars !!

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This out of the three i have to say is the best! The other 2 get a bit unrealistic. But this one is great. Normally it takes some getting into the first installment of a series but this one was fantastic.

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  Great movie

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For the first film of lord of the rings i thought this was a great movie. It was amazing and i love it. I love the creatures and the action. It's great and i really love it.