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Deleted scenes from Bakshi film uncovered

Over 35 years since it was released, new images and videos from Ralph Bakshi’s The Lord of the Rings film have been released by his son Eddie.

The 1978 adaptation of J.R.R. Tolkien’s best-selling novel has always proved controversial but the blend of rotoscoped live-action with cel animation meant that it was a rather unique production in the film industry. It is certainly the case that many Tolkien fans had – and still have – strong views about the production quality, the faithfulness of the adaptation and the music.

However, Bakshi followers and Tolkien fans will be keen to take a look at the deleted scenes which have been released on Ralph Bakshi’s Facebook page.

About the Author: The Tolkien Society
The Tolkien Society is an educational charity and worldwide membership organisation devoted to promoting research into, and educating the public in, the life and works of J.R.R. Tolkien. The Society organises regular events (such as Oxonmoot and Tolkien Reading Day), publishes regular books and journal (such as Amon Hen and Mallorn), and is working towards a permanent home to Tolkien in the UK.