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One Ring To Rule Them All…

Ralph Bakshi’s Animated Classic The Lord of the Rings
Returns in a Newly Remastered
Deluxe Edition on April 6

Warner Home Video Distributes Heralded Animated Film
as Blu-Ray™ Combo Pack and DVD with All-New Extra Content

Combo Pack features Blu-Ray, DVD and Bonus Digital Copy


Journey back into the world of Hobbits, Humans, Elves and Dwarves in the all-new The Lord of the
Rings Remastered Deluxe Edition coming April 6, 2010 from Warner Home
Video. This original animated classic from acclaimed director Ralph
Bakshi and Academy Award Winning producer, Saul Zaentz, has been
remastered with pristine New Dolby 5.1 audio and picture quality and
will be distributed as a single disc DVD and Blu-ray combo which
features a Blu-ray, DVD and bonus digital copy. The film will also be
available for Digital Download. This film is rated PG.

 

One of the great visionary animation directors of the modern era,
Bakshi went to artistic extremes to meticulously bring the legendary
world of J.R.R. Tolkien to animated life – adding yet another stunning
title to the director’s canon of ground-breaking films. Bakshi’s
animation accomplishments include Fritz the Cat, Heavy Traffic,
American Pop, Wizards and Cool World.

All the magical adventure of the fantasy classic comes to life in
Bakshi’s brilliantly animated tale of the enchanted land of
Middle-earth – and the brave band of Hobbits, heroes and Wizards who
set out to protect it. When a dangerous and powerful gold ring falls
into his hands, a courageous Hobbit named Frodo embarks on an epic
adventure. Along with the mighty Wizard Gandalf and some daring Elves,
he defends his homeland from the Dark Power who would destroy it. Set
in a mystical age of magic, monsters and unlikely heroes on incredible
journeys, The Lord of the Rings will cast its spell over the entire
family!

The deluxe edition also features a never-before-seen, 30-minute
in-depth interview with legendary director Ralph Bakshi entitled
Forging Through The Darkness: The Ralph Bakshi Vision for The Lord Of
The Rings. This special feature explores his concept for creating an
illustrated film, his pioneering rotoscoping process, and inspirations
for his visual storytelling.

“The Lord of the Rings is a timeless classic that continues to be a
favorite for generation after generation,” said Amit Desai, WHV Vice
President of Family, Animation & Partner Brands Marketing. “The
theatrical release in 1978 had a domestic total gross of nearly $90
million at the box office and shipped 1.1 million net videos. We are
looking forward to offering this remastered deluxe edition to the fans
for their library collections and providing endless enjoyment for
years to come.”

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