Unavailable for over 15 years, The Lord of the Rings has become a cult classic opening a door to a magical world with its fantastic creatures and spellbinding magic. This ambitious animated version of J.R.R. Tolkien's fantasy saga was the first time anyone had adapted the epic story for the screen.
Made in 1978, the original 'The Lord Of The Rings' was directed by cutting edge animator Ralph Bakshi using an innovative technique that allowed the animator to paint over live action footage, bringing the book to life with stunning success.
Featuring an exceptional voice cast including William Squire as Gandalf the Grey, Christopher Guard as the Hobbit Frodo and guardian of the master ring, John Hurt as the heroic Strider, One Foot in the Grave's Annette Crosby as Galadriel and Star Wars' Anthony Daniels as Legolas, the film more than satisfied Tolkien fans, and has attained a cult classic status..
When a dangerous and powerful magic Ring falls into his hands, a little hobbit named Frodo is caught up in a gigantic adventure! Now join him, the mighty Gandalf and a daring band of elves, dwarves and warriors as they set out to defend their enchanted land from the wicked sorcerer who would destroy it. Set in the mystical age of magic, monsters and unlikely heroes on incredible journeys, The Lord of the Rings will cast its spell over you!