J.R.R. Tolkien: Master Of The Rings - Master Of The Rings
Eagle Vision (2001)
Documentary
In Collection
#321
0*
DVD
81 mins

J.R.R. Tolkien Himself
Priscilla Tolkien Herself
Father John Tolkien Himself
Helen Kidd Herself
Ian Collier Himself
Bob Blackham Himself
Aryk Nusbacher Himself
Roger Dean Himself
Rick Wakeman Himself
Ken Hensley Himself
Robert Di Napoli

Director Stephen Grant
Producer Stephen Grant

This comprehensive survey of J.R.R. Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings is billed as "the definitive guide to the world of the Rings," and it delivers what it promises. Hosted by Tolkien scholar Robert Di Napoli, the 80-minute documentary is academic without being dry or pretentious, covering such aspects of the Tolkien epic as its literary influences (including Beowulf), character and plot analysis, inspirations on other arts (such as the progressive rock of the 1970s), and enduring popularity. While Tolkien's fiction is spectacularly visualized in the artwork of the Hildebrandt brothers and Roger Dean, an impressive variety of Tolkien experts--from literary scholar Helen Kidd to former Yes keyboardist Rick Wakeman--offer eloquent insight into the value of Tolkien's writing. A Hildebrandt gallery is included on the DVD, along with supplemental interview clips to expand on previous discussions and further examine Tolkien's lasting influence. Altogether, this is an eminently respectable study that any Rings fan will readily appreciate. --Jeff Shannon

Edition Details
Audience Rating NR (Not Rated)
Country USA
Language English
Distributor Warner Home Video
Barcode 085393768522
Region Region 1
Release Date 7/16/2002
Packaging Keep Case
Screen Ratio Fullscreen (4:3)
Audio Tracks Dolby Digital Stereo [English]
Layers Single Side, Single Layer
No. of Disks/Tapes 1

Features
Superb 3D Graphics and Computer Animation Illustrate the Geography of Middle Earth
Extensive Illustrations by the Brothers Hilderbrandt, the World's Leading Tolkien Artists
Personal Details
Seen It Yes
Purchase Price $19.98
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