The Lord of the Rings (1978) Movie poster and book cover compared.

The Lord of the Rings

Ralph Bakshi, 1978

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The Fellowship of the Ring
J.R.R. Tolkien, 1954

The Lord of the Rings is a movie directed by Ralph Bakshi in 1978 and based on the book The Fellowship of the Ring by J.R.R. Tolkien, first published in 1954. The movie features Christopher Guard, William Squire, Michael Scholes, John Hurt, Simon Chandler, Dominic Guard, and others.

What users say

“The book is better than the movie”

But the movie is worth watching.

The Movie is also based on

Book cover
The Two Towers (1954)
Book by J.R.R. Tolkien

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RATING

6.2

/ 10

Movie Poster: The Lord of the Rings (Ralph Bakshi, 1978)

8.7

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Book Cover: The Fellowship of the Ring (J.R.R. Tolkien, 1954)

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AUDIOBOOK

Audiobook cover of The Fellowship of the Ring, the 1954 book by J.R.R. Tolkien.

The Fellowship of the Ring

Read by: Rob Inglis

Storyline

Early in the Second Age of Middle-earth, elven smiths forge nine Rings of Power for mortal men, seven for the Dwarf-Lords, and three for the Elf-Kings. Soon after, the Dark Lord Sauron makes the One Ring, and uses it to attempt to conquer Middle-earth. After defeating Sauron, Prince Isildur takes the Ring, but after he is killed by orcs, the Ring lies at the bottom of the river Anduin for over 2,500 years.

Movie vs Book

Poster of The Lord of the Rings, the 1978 movie by Ralph Bakshi

Year

1978

Minutes

132

Movie Rate

6.20

Source: IMDb

Movie

The Lord of the Rings

Country: USA

Year: 1978

Length: 2h12m

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Cover of The Fellowship of the Ring, the 1954 book by J.R.R. Tolkien

Year

1954

Pages

527

Book Rate

8.72

S: Goodreads

Book

The Fellowship of the Ring

Country: UK

First published in: 1954

Length: 527 pages

Genre: Fiction

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Other screen adaptations of the book

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Born of Hope (2009)
Movie by Kate Madison
Movie poster
The Hunt for Gollum (2009)
Movie by Chris Bouchard
TV Series poster
The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power (2022-)
TV Series by Patrick McKay, John D. Payne

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Poster of The Lord of the Rings, the 1978 movie by Ralph Bakshi

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Poster of The Lord of the Rings, the 1978 movie by Ralph Bakshi

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