The Lord Of The Rings: The Two Towers


Viewed – 03 July 2011  Blu-ray

Extended edition

This second instalment in J. R. R. Tolkien’s epic trilogy continues the story of Frodo Baggins (Elijah Wood), charged with the safe keeping of The One Ring, aided by his companion Samwise Gamgee (Sean Astin) as they travel to Mordor.  They are joined on their journey by the creature Gollum, a former keeper of the ring who has been sent mad and physically altered by the ring’s hold over him, and yearns for nothing more than to take back what once was his.  At the same time Aragorn, Gimli and Legolas travel to Rohan in search of Merry & Pippin who have been captured by a band of Orcs.

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The Lord Of The Rings: The Fellowship Of The Ring


Viewed – 29 June 2011  Blu-ray

Extended edition

J.R.R. Tolkien’s legendary trilogy was one of those acclaimed book(s) that people had tried to adapt for years.  Ralph Bakshi’s classic animation although well received could only touch the surface of what the books were about, and it wasn’t until New Zealand born  director Peter Jackson delivered his trio of movies that finally fans and newcomers alike could truly be swept up in the world of Middle Earth.  Which is where we join young Hobbit, Frodo Baggins who comes into possession of ‘the one ring’.  With the evil forces of Sauron building themselves an army to rage war until they can possess the power of the ring for themselves, a fellowship is formed to help Frodo travel out of the Shire and on to Mordor, where he must dispose of the ring in the fires of Mount Doom, where it was originally created.

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