The Trouble of the Rings © Fellowship Art Group and A.Si.D Studio. With authorization by ALTLOTR.RU
Last Update: 08/19/2011
NEW On July 15th 2012, there was a screening of Trouble of the Rings 2: The Towers at the TolkienThing 2012 of the German Tolkien Society.
NEW On July 16th 2011, there was a screening of Trouble of the Rings: Fellowship at the TolkienThing 2011 of the German Tolkien Society.
NEW All the three movies are available online at Vimeo now.
During the Ring*Con, the German LotR convention, there will be a screening of "The Trouble of the Rings 2" on Friday, November 11th, at 10pm. The producer Elena Dorokhina (Bilbo Baggins) and the composer Vladimir Alimin (Legolas) will be attending.
In the new section "Songs" there are some goodies available for download: 1 Song, 3 MIDI Files and 3 song lyrics.
The report on the Ring*Con Screening of TOTR3 can be found here.
Once upon a time there was a Russian forum Henneth-Annun.ru, which was dedicated to Peter Jackson's movie version of The Lord of the Rings. Shortly after the first part of his trilogy was released in Russian movie theatres, the fans started to discuss the many changes which Jackson has put into Tolkien's story. At one point came the idea to create an own fan movie. And so was born the Fellowship Art Group, a bunch of creative people who set on a quest to recreate Peter Jackson's vision in form of a parody.
The uncommercial project, which was only possible through the support and enthusiasm of the fans, grew in the 3 years of making to an own journey to Middle-Earth. And as a result, three movies with the running time of 75 minutes each, were made. The plot is very close to Jackson's original movies, because these films are a loving parody to Jackson's screen version. Even the film score has been composed by the makers, with very few respectful hommages to Howard Shore's Academy-Award-winning music.
The credit sequences should be mentioned specially. Those are showing "Behind-the-Scenes" footage, including bad takes and rehearsals. On the international DVD, Parts 2 and 3 even have some yummy surprise - the end credits can be viewed in English or in Russian. This was however not possible in Part 1, because due to data loss, the end credits sequence is only available in Russian.
If you have any questions to The Trouble of the Rings, you can write to the following mail address of the Fellowship Art Group: email@example.com. If you have any Europe-related questions about TOTR or this page, write: firstname.lastname@example.org.
"The Trouble of the Rings" is an uncommercial project by fans of Peter Jackson's work. The entire trilogy with the bonus DVD can be downloaded here: Rutracker.org. Then you can burn it to 4x DVD-5.
OUT NOW: 4-DVD COLLECTOR'S EDITION
For the "Trouble of the Rings" Trilogy, over 2.5 hours of original music has been written and recorded by TGR (Vladimir Alimin) and Iolly (Elena Pevcheva). The instrument range is also impressive for an amateur project like this: violins, harp, cello, guitar, synthesizer... With each part, the music got more atmospheric and interesting. Here we have made a small selection of the songs from the trilogy for download, just so you can get the impression.
Intro Theme "Don't Think" (Ne dumay) (MP3, 160 kbps, instrumental)
We also offer a selection of some little tidbits as MIDI-files, which also are suitable for usage as ringtones.
"Don't Think" (Ent Dance Version) "Nazgul Chase" "Pathetic Song About War"
Also as MMF ringtones with vibration:
"Don't Think" (Ent Dance Version) "Nazgul Chase" "Pathetic Song About War"
But this is not everything. For the TOTR trilogy the makers recalled the good values of Tolkien who used a lot of songs and poems in his books. Peter Jackson went way off from this approach, but the Fellowship Art Group wanted to restore historical justice here as well - so many songs were specially written for the TOTR trilogy. The first movie has 3 songs; the second one has one song; and the third has a whole load of 8 original songs! Every song text has been translated in German and English with subtitles. Here we have a little preview of the songs: here you can read the lyrics to one song from each part.
Here you can find the posters and video covers for the TOTR Trilogy.
Following the example of the great original "Lord of the Rings", at "The Trouble of the Rings" there is also a locations map. This map is called "Moscow as Middle-Earth" and can be downloaded here in English and Russian. On the map, Moscow locations and the corresponding places from the movie are pointed out.
It is quite a painstaking job to try to translate Russian humour to suit international tastes. And finding a good translation for a pun or a gag was pretty hard, but we had tried it as good we could. Here are some quotes from the English subtitles for "The Trouble of the Rings". For German quotes, check out the German section of this page.
Frodo: Gandalf, no, no, don't turn me into anything creepy!
Sam: Turn me, if you have to!
Gandalf: You're creepy enough.
Hobbits: We have to rush, have you seen any of those scary, black guys?
Goldberry: You mean Barrow-Downs? That's all that's left of them all.
Sarumom: Ah, my friend, that's so outdated. Lots of things have changed recently. Mordor controls the power of Middle-Earth. It owns all major media, industrial corporations and financial institutions. The only way to survive is to join the one who's got the power. Oh no, we will not serve the evil. We will be... consultants. Well-paid consultants. And the Ring will be our key to success.
Gandalf: Why did my friend Sarumom abandon Valinor corporate values for Mordor?
Strider: This is Weathertop. There used to be a great pub. There's still beer bottles all over the place.
Witchking: Give up the halfling, she-elf.
Arwen: Dad says I shouldn't talk to Nazgul strangers.
Boromir: Ah, it's a gift for my birthda... I mean, a gift to the foes of Mordor.
Gimli: The Gates of Moria!
Boromir: In Minas Tirith we have better gates.
Frodo: Do you want my Ring?
Galadriel: The Ring? Alas, Article 18 clause 7 prohibits importing rings of power to Valinor.
Aragorn: Mordor customs patrol the eastern shore. There's a chance to escape them while it's dark. And we've got no visas, remember? And we haven't custom-cleared the Ring, either.
Aragorn: This is Rohan. We need to be careful from now on. We're homeless, jobless and have no papers.
Eomer: I can't stand this. They've ruined our harvest, they foul up our highways, they steal our horses! They even killed Theodred!
Legolas: An Elvish prince does not require documents.
Aragorn: This you're going to explain in the police department.
Gimli: But have you seen our friends - hobbits? They are like children.
Eomer: Children should stay home at night.
Grima: My Lord, Gandalf has come again. You'd better send him away.
Theoden: Gandalf, go away. (to Grima) I sent him away.
Grima: You are a great King, Sire!
Arwen: I love you, darling.
Aragorn: Same crap here, Arwen.
Gollum: Hobbitses have stolen our Preciouss.
Faramir: What's Precious? Gold?
Gollum: Yess, it's golden, it's beautiful, my Preciouss.
Faramir: Actually, we take the gold from the rich and give it to the poor.
Gollum: I am poor, I am very, very poor!
Sam: What do you think, Mr. Frodo, will we ever be put in legends or tales?
Frodo: Of course. We'll even be put in a book. And they might shoot another movie as well.
Sam: And it will get 11 Academy Awards!
Pippin: Gandalf, just imagine they called me a marauder!
Gandalf: Judging by the objects youre carrying, you are a marauder alright.
Aragorn: By the way what news of Frodo?
Gandalf: Frodo Lives!
Theoden: Gandalf for President!
Legolas: I feel, darkness is growing!
Aragorn: Legolas, it is middle of the night!
Legolas: The stars are veiled.
Aragorn: Legolas, youre under a roof!
Legolas: The Dark Lord is sleepless!
Aragorn: What is he thinking. Its time for bed.
Faramir: Father! Osgiliath is taken!
Denethor: Really? And whos taken it?
Pippin: Not me!
Gollum: And if you look this way...
Frodo: Palace de Triomphe!
Gollum: No, Minas Morgul. Unique interiors of the First Age. Unfortunately, closed for reconstruction.
Denethor: Tell me, my dear Beregond, what word is up in the streets?
Beregond: Enemy forces are at the walls of Minas Tirith, Sire!
Denethor: Are they many?
Beregond: Many as hell, Sire!
Denethor: How very interesting. And what are they saying?
Beregond: They don't talk much, Sire. They are mostly throwing rocks at us.
Denethor: What are we doing, then?
Beregond: We respond in the same manner, Sire!
Denethor: And who is winning?
Beregond: Hard to see, Sire. There's smoke everywhere.
Denethor: Just like children.
Gollum: Nassty hobbit always accuses uss. Its not my fault! Its his fault! It was him who put Faramir on our trail. And he tolds them about the Ring. And he ates all the food, and drank all the water. And he sends messages to the orcses every day!
Sam: Youre lying!
Frodo: And he started the war? He commands over the Black Riders. It was him! He flooded Numenor. Closed Valinor. He destroyed Osgiliath!
Sam: I cant recall doing such things, Mr. Frodo. It wasnt me.
Frodo: No, it is you, Sam. You cut all the woods. You stomped on all the grass. You killed rabbits. Because of you, polar caps melt and ozone holes appear. Everything is screwed up because of you. Go home.
Sam: It cannot be -- that it's all my fault.
Frodo: Go home, Sam. You are not a gardener to me anymore.
Sam: I destroyed Osgiliath, too?
Pippin: Gandalf, what happens if we get captured?
Gandalf: There will be orcs.
Pippin: And else?
Gandalf: Then there will be haradrim belly dancers.
Pippin: Dancers?.. But its not too bad, Gandalf!
Gandalf: No, not bad at all.
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