January 19, 2001 Rushes
Staff Reporter

On Friday, January 19th, RealNetworks and New Line Cinema will launch the Internet premiere of 'The Lord of the Rings' Movie Trailer in tandem with the debut of a brand new Lord of the Rings/RealChannel, within the RealPlayer.  

The Internet premiere of the movie trailer will give the world its first online look at movie footage of the trilogy, which has been three years in the making, with all three stories of J.R.R. Tolkien's infamous trilogy "The Lord of the Rings" having been filmed consecutively on location in New Zealand.

The Lord of the Rings RealChannel is the exclusive online video destination for all trailers, interviews and behind-the-scenes material from the making of the New Line's epic adventure trilogy.  The release will go on the wires on January 19th.

An advance look at the channel can be found at:

With millions of LOTR fans worldwide, and 100s of fan sites, the reach of this new RealChannel should not be underestimated. Since the first film ('The Fellowship of the Ring') does not hit theaters until Christmas 2001, fans are dying to see advance video of and about New Line's version of the trilogy.

You may also find the following interesting as well as humorous- and a great example of just how crazed the fans are to see the trailer. Here is the link from the Ringbearer website, which features a play-by-play of the entire movie trailer!:

For more information, please contact:

Jeff Teitelbaum
(206) 892-6061 -phone
(206) 674-2696 -fax