You can bring home this 1978 animated vision of J.R.R. Tolkein's precious novels on DVD and Blu-ray this April. Ralph Bakshi's animated The Lord of the Rings film will be released in a new Deluxe Edition DVD and Blu-ray on April 6. The standard DVD will be priced at $19.98 SRP while the BD will be priced at $29.99 SRP. The film stars the voices of Christopher Guard, William Squire and William Hurt.

The Lord of the Rings Animated Film DVD Front
The Lord of the Rings Animated Film DVD Back
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A young Hobbit named Frodo (Christopher Guard) is thrown on an amazing adventure, when he is appointed the job of destroying the one ring which was created by the dark lord Sauron. He is assigned with warriors including Gandelf (William Squire), Aragorn (William Hurt) and Boromir (Michael Graham Cox). It's not going to be an easy journey for the Fellowship of the Ring, on the ultimate quest to rid Middle-Earth of all evil.

Special Features:

  • Forging Through The Darkness: The Ralph Bakshi Vision for The Lord of the Rings featurette
  • - Digital copy