Cinema chain Pathé brings the successful film series The Lord of the Rings back on the big screen. The trilogy about a group of hobbits who have to destroy a ring that decides on good and evil will be shown in the cinema for the first time in the special ‘extended edition’.
A total of 144 minutes of extra material compared to the original films, which were screened in cinemas in 2001, 2002 and 2003. The films now last about four hours in each part. The films will be screened in cinemas on 8, 15 and 22 October. Ticket sales will start on Friday.
The Lord of the Rings by director Peter Jackson is one of the most successful film series of all time. The three parts yielded a total of 3 billion dollars and won 17 Oscars. Most of the Oscars, eleven, went to the third part, The Return of the King.
Cinemas all over the world have been releasing more and more old films in recent months, as the premieres of new titles are continuously postponed due to the corona crisis.