Ralph Bakshi's animated version of the seminal fantasy trilogy by J.R.R. Tolkein, made by overlaying animation on live action actors (a unique pre-computer graphics technique). Set in the fictional world of Middle Earth, The Lord of the Rings tells the epic story of Frodo, a Hobbit who must defeat the evil figure Sauron who holds the Ring of Power, which controls the fate of all Middle Earth. On the way he and his band of friends and cousins must do battle with Black Riders, a Balrog and various other animated perils.
Forging Through The Darkness: The Ralph Bakshi Vision for THE LORD OF THE RINGS - In-Depth Interview with the Director, Exploring his Concept for Creating an Illustrated Film, His Pioneering Rotoscoping Process and Inspirations for His Visual Storytelling.
Release Date: 10 December 2012
Certificate: PG - Parental Guidance
Sound: Dolby Digital
Running Time: 128 minutes
Production Year: 1978
Main Language: English