Thursday, November 24, 2011

November 24, 2011 News

Click on the titles to read there is a lot of news that come out today! And TORN has an awesome-looking new background!

Collecting The Precious – Weta’s Christmas Special Part II

How awesome are the folks at Weta? They’ve not only gave fans one Christmas special already but are now giving us a second chanceto grab some really amazing items. There are a couple of deals Ringers will want to make sure they take advantage of before they sail into the west with this special. The Prancing Pony environment is back with just a few pieces left for collectors around the world to get their hands on and Ringers if you’ve been eyeing those fantastic shields now is your chance to get a great deal on them. The special on the shields is if you order the set of four right now the first ten orders will get a free Collector’s Guide book. We reviewed theCollector’s Guide book if you recall right after Comic-Con 2011. Finally, make sure to check out Weta’s specials page and Christmas Guide 2011 page for all your collecting needs!

Badali Jewelry Free ONE RING Promo Code for Weekend Special!

As mentioned on our last *live* broadcast of TORn TUESDAYS, our friends at Badali Jewelry have an exciting Thanksgiving weekend sale going on where you can get a FREE replica of the One Ring (and other cool items) after buying $125 worth of jewelry. Each promo code is good for a particular free item on each separate day. Here are the codes: 11/26 Saturday “THANKS1″ (for a Gold Plated Asha’man Dragon Pin), 11/27 Sunday “THANKS2″ (for a Bronze Cthulhu Medallion), and 11/28 Monday “THANKS3″ (for a Gollum Gold One Ring of Power with plain script). When ordering, select at least $125 worth of merchandise, then add the Free Jewelry Item of the day into your shopping cart (RJ-36 for Saturday, CTHN-22 for Sunday, and GG-01 for Monday). Then enter the day’s coupon code during the check out process and the cost of that day’s Free Item will be removed from the cart, giving it to you free! Also good on telephone orders! Check out their site Badali Jewelry for more details!

Bonhams to Auction “The Lord of the Rings” Signed by Cast and Crew

Message board member geordie alerted us to this unique item to be auctioned by Bonhams on December 15, 2011 in Los Angeles. It’s a copy of “The Lord of the Rings” signed by various members of the cast and crew of the movies including Peter Jackson, Ian McKellan, Cate Blanchett, Viggo Mortensen, Elijah Wood, Orlando Bloom, Sean Astin, Sala Baker, Liv Tyler and other principle actors and crew. Online bidding is welcome, so have a look.  More..

AICN Set Report 4

Welcome, welcome to the fourth set report from the set of The Hobbit and the very first from a brand spankin’ new location! We started in Matamata (Hobbiton) and the plan was to work our way down the North Island of New Zealand, zig-zagging south until we hit Wellington again where the 450 strong main unit would board planes and ferries bound for the South Island and the bulk of location photography. Upon departing Hobbiton I made my way to a small town called Te Kuiti. This lovely little farm town is famous for being home to (Colin Meads), one of the most revered All Blacks of all time. The dude is so famous that my place was on Meads St.More..

TORn headed to Queenstown, NZ for ‘Hobbit’ reporting

With the pages falling off the calendar of time remaining in The Hobbit filming schedule, is heading to Queenstown (for starters) for more coverage.
Writer and photographer Larry D. Curtis ( will be a one-man news production team for two weeks, starting November 30 when he touches down at the Queenstown airport. His journey will also take him to Wellington to mark the one year countdown before the world premiere of the first Hobbit film, The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, in 2012 along with visits to friends of TORn (such as our own founder Tehanu) and can’t-miss public sites like the Weta Cave.

Otago Times visits ‘Hobbit’ set, ancient tree falls

“The old giant beech tree which prompted Sir Peter Jackson and 450 cast and crew members to film a scene for The Hobbit near Paradise, beyond Glenorchy and Queenstown, survived for a century until a storm blew it down six weeks ago.
This, however, was a Hobbit-sized problem in the grand scheme of issues for the Academy Award-winning screenwriter-producer-director in his bid to deliver Hobbit adventures to the world.”
Read the rest of the story, including the reporter’s on-set experience at Otago Daily TimesIt is pretty clear that Beorn is shooting now.

Figwit says he looks like a hot girl in ‘Hobbit’

Bret McKenzie, half of the New Zealand musical comedy duo, Flight of the Conchords, says his character Lindir in The Hobbit is looking pretty good but doesn’t sing, although he is holding out hope for doing the theme song with Anne Lennox. He told Empire Mazine:
I look much more like a girl in The Hobbit. I look like a hot girl.
The name Figwit of course, is believed to have originated right here at when sharp eyed fans noticed him at the film version of The Council of Elrond and asked, “Frodo Is Great Who Is That?” Whatever the source, the character created such an internet stir that it is rumored to have caused Peter Jackson to give him a line with Arwen in the Return of the King film in a pick-up shot.
McKenzie is his usual entertaining self and you can read the whole article and catch McKenzie in his LOTR glory at Empire Magazine.

Elijah Wood talks LOTR 3D and bloopers and ‘Hobbit’

Elijah Wood has good reason to praise 3D, seeing as his old pal Peter Jackson has taken the stereoscopic route in his The Hobbit films. On the publicity circuit for Happy Feet Two, we asked Wood what he’d make of the mooted 3D conversion for the Lord Of The Rings trilogy.
“I think it would be cool to see. There’s talk of releasing a dimensionalised trilogy eventually. I’m okay with doing post-process 3D, as long as someone takes the time.

LA area Trilogy Screening on November 26 – schedule update

The American Cinematheque will be screening the LOTR Trilogy at the Aero Theater in Santa Monica this coming Saturday. The original printed calendar for November showed the start time at 7:30pm, which would be accurate if they were just showing one film. But with this being three very long films, the updated start time is actually 1pm on Saturday afternoon (so you may miss the UCLA/USC game).
TORn will be there all day long, and we’ll be previewing some of the exciting activities we’ve got coming up for next year, as well as giving away a few prizes.
For tickets and directions to the Aero Theater, please visit: .


Ellie said...

SOO cool! Sorry I haven't commented in a while, I've been busy with school:(... Happy thanksgiving dear!

Alyianna said...


haha that's okay...I'm REALLY busy, too. That's why you aren't seeing so many posts.

Thanks :P