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The Hobbit cartoon movie on SelectaVision Videodisc

RCA, 1982
The cartoon movie from 1978 on the American version of the laserdisc. Antiquarian: very good condition.

The Lord of the Rings - Bakshi

Republic Pictures, 1993. VHS-NTSC videotape in printed sleeve. Antiquarian: fine condition.*

Le Seigneur des Anneaux video

Warner Brothers, 1998. VHS Secam videotape with the Ralph Bakshi cartoon movie of The Lord of the Rings, dubbed in French.*

The Fellowship of the Ring DVD Gift Pack

In every aspect, the extended-edition DVD of Peter Jackson's epic fantasy The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring blows away the theatrical-Version DVD.  No one who cares at all about the film should ever need to watch the original version again. Well, maybe the impatient and the squeamish will still prefer the theatrical version, because the extended edition makes a long film 30 minutes longer and there's a bit more violence (though both versions are rated PG-13). But the changes--sometimes whole scenes, sometimes merely a few seconds--make for a richer film. There's more of the spirit of J.R.R. Tolkien, embodied in more songs and a longer opening focusing on Hobbiton. There's more character development, and more background into what is to come in the two subsequent films, such as Galadriel's gifts to the Fellowship and Aragorn's burden of lineage. And some additions make more sense to the plot, or are merely worth seeing, such as the wood elves leaving Middle-earth or the view of Caras Galadhon (but sorry, there's still no Tom Bombadil). Extremely useful are the chapter menus that indicate which scenes are new or extended.

Of the four commentary tracks, the ones with the greatest general appeal are the one by Jackson and cowriters Fran Walsh and Philippa Boyens, and the one by 10 cast members, but the more technically oriented commentaries by the creative and production staff are also worth hearing. The bonus features (encompassing two complete DVDs) are far superior to the largely promotional materials included on the theatrical release, delving into such matters as script development, casting, and visual effects. The only drawback is that the film is now spread over two discs, with a somewhat abrupt break following the council at Rivendell, due to the storage capacity required for the longer running time, the added DTS ES 6.1 audio, and the commentary tracks. But that's a minor inconvenience. Whether in this collector's gift set (which adds Argonath bookends and a DVD of National Geographic Beyond the Movie: The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring), the extended-edition DVD is the Fellowship DVD to rule them all. --David Horiuchi

Region code 2 (Europe). Antiquarian: as new (bookends never removed from the box, dvd-set still sealed)*

The Fellowship of the Ring - theatre version on dvd

A-Films, 2002
Two dvd-set, with a 10 minutes preview of The Two Towers, interviews etc. Area code 2 (Europe).

The Fellowship of the Ring - theatre version on VHS-PAL

A-Films, 2002
The cinema version on VHS-PAL video with Dutch subtitles.

The Fellowship of the Ring Extended dvd (region 1)

New Line Cinema, 2002
The four dvd-set with 30 minutes added to the movie. On 2 discs much additional information. Region code 1 (America).

The Fellowship of the Ring Extended dvd (region 2)

A-Films, 2002
The four dvd-set with 30 minutes added to the movie. On 2 discs much additional information. Region code 2 (Europe).

The Two Towers - theatre version on dvd (region 1)

New Line Cinema, 2003
The theatre version of part 2. With a second dvd with bonus material. Region code 1 (America).

The Two Towers - theatre version on dvd (region 2)

A-films, 2003
The cinema-version of the second movie. Region code 2 ( (Europa).

The Two Towers - theatre version on VHS-PAL

A-films, 2003
VHS-PAL. with Dutch subtitles.

The Two Towers Extended edition

A-Films, 2003
The four dvd-set with 40 minutes added to the movie. On 2 discs much additional information. Region code 2 (Europe).

The Two Towers Extended Collectors Edition

Box containing the extended version of The Two Towers on two dvd's (plus 2 dvd's with documentaries) -region code 2 (Europe)-, a dvd on the creating of Gollum and a statuette of Gollum. Antiquarian: fine condition.*

The Return of the King - theatre version (dvd)

A-Films, 2004

Region code 2 (Europe).

The Return of the King - theatre verion on VHS-PAL

A-Films, 2004

VHS-PAL video with Dutch subtitles.

The Return of the King - Extended edition

A-Films, 2004

The four dvd-set with 50 minutes added to the movie. On 2 discs much additional information. Region code 2 (Europe).
Minas Morgul not included

The Return of the King - Extended Collectors editie

A-Films, 2004

In a box with on the 5th dvd a live-concert of the filmmusic and the Weta/Sideshow statue of Minas Tirith. Region code 2 (Europe).*

Original Two Towers cinema trailer

A 35 mm filmreel with the trailer of The Two Towers which played in 2002 in cinema's to advertise the second movie.*

The Real Middle-earth. DVD

MMA, 2003
Documentary of 108 minutes on how the English countryside and certain building influenced Tolkien. Narrated by Sir Ian Holm (Bilbo in the movies), with extra features on the map - and masks making. Region free dvd.

The Real Middle-earth. VHS-PAL

MMA, 2003
Documentary of 108 minutes on how the English countryside and certain building influenced Tolkien. Narrated by Sir Ian Holm (Bilbo in the movies), with extra features on the map - and masks making. VHS-PAl video.

J.R.R. Tolkien: The Origins of the Rings (DVD)

One hour documentary by Michael Coren on Tolkien. Region code 2 (Europa).

Howard Shore, Creating The Lord of t;he Rings Symphony

A Composer's Journey Through Middle-earth
Contains a live registration of part of the symphony, conducted by Shore. Commentary by Shore and illustrations by John Howe and Alan Lee. With an illustrated inlay. Region code 2 (Europe).

Ringers. Lord of the Fans

One Book, One Ring, One World
DVD. Region code 2 (Europe). Documentary on the Tolkien - and movie fans. Includes interviews with people like Peter Jackson, Elija Wood, Clive Barker and Terry Pratchett. Presented by Dominic Monaghan. 96 minutes.*

Van Helsing

dvd, regio 2 (Europa)

Shrek 2

dvd, regio 2 (Europa)

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban

dvd, regio code 2 (Europa)

Notting Hill

dvd, regio code 2 (Europa)

Forrest Gump

dvd, regio code 2 (Europa)

The Green Mile

dvd, regio code 2

Pearl Harbor

2 dvd's, regio code 2 (Europa)

Saturday Night Live: Eddie Murphy

dvd, regio code 2 (Europa)
Zijn one-man show vol schuine bakken.

Michael Moore, Fahrenheit 9/11

dvd, regio code 2 (Europa)

The Blues Brothers

dvd, regio code 2 (Europa)

Saving Private Ryan

dvd, regio code 2 (Europa)

Fire and Ice. NTSC-video

Ralph Bakshi cartoon movie with drawings by Frank Frazetta. In cardboard sleeve. Antiquarian: very good condition.