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One disc to rule them all...

Almost two years ago, I pre-ordered the collected Lord of the Rings movies on Blu-Ray Disc.

Finally, today it arrived. Just now, today.

I believe I'm going to be getting my Tolkien on as soon as possible. And just think - while the movies are old hat to my cat, to the dog, it's entirely new!


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Apr. 6th, 2010 08:54 pm (UTC)
Wow. That is an amazingly long time to wait.
Apr. 6th, 2010 10:46 pm (UTC)
Ah! I just watched the trilogy over the Easter weekend on TBS. The end of Return of the King still gets me all weepy!

Apr. 6th, 2010 10:53 pm (UTC)
BTW- It occured to me that the elves are total hypocrites (in the films) about the Ring. They weren't leaping to give up theirs, even knowing that Sauron had made them and knwoing what their purpose was.
Apr. 6th, 2010 11:04 pm (UTC)
Sauron had not made them. They were made by Celebrimbor, using knowledge he had learned from Sauron. They were kept secret from Sauron, and used to sustain the havens of the elves.

They didn't want to give them up because they knew once they did Rivendell and Lothlorien would fall. Plus Gandalf had the third one anyway.

I suppose at the beginning it mentions that there were three rings made for the elves, but does it really say that Sauron created them?
Apr. 6th, 2010 11:20 pm (UTC)
No- the film just lets it be implied that he had. And there is also the part where the One Ring was made to rule the rest.

So how was the One Ring inscribed that it was to rule them all, find them and in the darkness bind them if Sauron didn't know about the others? Or am I missing something? (This is why movies, even great ones, can let us down. They don't fill in the details!)
Apr. 6th, 2010 11:23 pm (UTC)
Celebrimbor made the three elven rings in secret. Sauron made the One Ring in secret. When it became known, it was too late for the Nine and the Seven, who had been made by Sauron himself, and thus the One Ring could control them. But for the Three, he had to acquire them to control them. Once he had (if he ever did) all their works would have been revealed and unmade in that moment.

That's why it was so important that they never fall into Sauron's hands, he had the ability and capacity to completely control them. So that's why they were only ever given to the greatest of the elven lords, or of course to Gandalf, one of the Maiar.
Apr. 6th, 2010 11:44 pm (UTC)
I will, as always, bow to your superior Nerd Knowledge. Just, when you are tucked into your sofa and watching your new discs, look at how Jackson allows the elves to come off with their rings...
Apr. 6th, 2010 11:46 pm (UTC)
I'll pay attention this time around, now that you've brought it up!
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