Soviet TV version of Lord of the Rings rediscovered after 30 years

Soviet TV version of Lord of the Rings rediscovered after 30 years

The Guardian

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Film posted on YouTube delights fans with its rudimentary sets and ludicrous special effects

A Soviet television adaptation of The Lord of the Rings thought to have been lost to time was rediscovered and posted on YouTube last week, delighting Russian-language fans of JRR Tolkien.

The 1991 made-for-TV film, Khraniteli, based on Tolkien’s The Fellowship of the Ring, is the only adaptation of his Lord of the Rings trilogy believed to have been made in the Soviet Union.

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