Former Soviet version “Lord of the Rings” re-excavated for the first time in 30 years, main video released for free

The TV movie version produced during the former Soviet Union systemLord of the Ring』The main video was re-excavated over 30 years. The main video divided into Part 1 and Part 2 is released for free on YouTube.

The former Soviet version of “Road of the Ring”, released on March 28, 2021 by the Russian television station 5TV (Пятый канал Россия), was titled “Khraniteli” in 1991, the same year as the collapse of the Soviet Union. The produced TV movie. According to The Guradian, it was lost after being broadcast only once in its home country. For 30 years, its whereabouts were unknown, but this time it was the production of this work.Successor to Leningrad Television5TV has been re-excavated and released for free.

Compared to the “Lord of the Rings” series directed by Peter Jackson, the quality of the images and the scale of the work are completely different. In the scene using CG, the boundary between the actor and the background feels strange. However, according to media reports, the film also contains elements that were not drawn in the Jackson version, for example Tom Bombadil, an old man in the forest who has been deleted in the Jackson version. The music was played by Andrey Romanov, a member of the Russian rock band “Aquarium”.

The main video released is 50 minutes for Part 1 and 1 hour and 4 minutes for Part 2, for a total of 1 hour and 54 minutes. It seems that the free release of this work has received a great deal of attention, as it is a video that has been lost for 30 years and was produced during the former Soviet Union era. In a total of 11 days from the release of the video to the time of publication of this article, the total number of views of the two has reached more than 1.3 million. A must-see for “Lord of the Rings” fans.

By the way, the drama version “Lord of the Rings” is currently underway at Amazon Stuidos in the United States. Filming is taking place in New Zealand.

Source: The Guradian

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