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Sony Pictures Home Entertainment (SPHE) invites you to return to the Shire with the release of the feature-length documentary Ringers: Lord of the Fans, direct to DVD. In association with the popular fan-site TheOneRing.net, Carlene Cordova produced, directed and wrote this award-winning film with executive producer Tom DeSanto (X-Men, X2: X-Men United and Transformers), which charts the incredible influence and ripple-effect that Lord of the Rings has had on worldwide pop culture over the past five decades. Whether you are a fan or first timer, critics agree, RINGERS, stands as the most comprehensive film documenting the ongoing impact of J.R.R. Tolkien's literary achievement.
Dominic Monaghan (star of ABC's Lost and the Academy Award® winning Lord of the Rings trilogy) narrates the documentary as it looks behind the curtain between Lord of the Rings and how it inspired so many artists of different mediums. The film moves beyond "cult classic" and through different generations unearthing the way legendary rock musicians, filmmakers, professors, actors and authors all unite under the banner of ‘Ringer.' Interviewees included in the film are Lord of the Rings trilogy filmmaker Peter Jackson as well as Elijah Wood, Viggo Mortensen, Ian McKellen, Sean Astin and David Carradine. Infused with a dynamic rock-driven score, irreverent cut-out animation (á la Terry Gilliam), and a centerpiece audience sing-a-long, RINGERS is a genre-busting documentary that shows how a single literary work continues to spark the minds and hearts of millions.
RINGERS continues the momentum of the motion picture trilogy Lord of the Rings, a winner of 17 Academy Awards including Best Picture and Best Director for Peter Jackson, who made history as the first person to direct three major feature films simultaneously.
Ringers: Lord of the Fans arrives on DVD and for PSP™ from SPHE on November 22 with an SLP of $24.94. In addition to the documentary, the DVD also includes the bonus features below:
- Never-before-seen deleted and extended scenes
- Filmmaker commentary
- "Rock and Ringers:" Lord of the Rings influence on rock music featurette
- "The Ring Comes Full Circle:" behind-the-scenes featurette
- Exclusive interviews with cast and crew from Lord of the Rings trilogy
Rated: PG 13 for some sex and drug reference
Running Time: Approx. 97 minutes