A Soviet version of LOTR has been discovered and it will amaze you
· · Apr 6, 2021 · NottheBee.com

So this happened:

This 1991 Soviet film depicting Tolkien's The Fellowship of The Rings was thought to be lost forever, but like the One Ring or Jen Psaki, it circled back and somehow found itself digitized on YouTube for the world to see.

The entire book is encapsulated in two parts (Part 1, Part 2) with a running time of just over 2 hours (take that, Peter Jackson!).

Because the entire film is in Russian, it might be hard for most people to follow, but I've done the hard work of sifting through this masterpiece to show you memorable moments that are sure to dazzle and inspire!

First, we have Gandalf and Bilbo talking at his birthday party:

Next, there's a random scene showing how Sméagol became Gollum:

Here's the high-budget One Ring itself after Gandalf throws it in the fire:

Check out these fearful Ringwraiths in the Old Forest:

And look, Peter Jackson! It's Tom Bombadil!

Frodo meets a sultry Soviet Aragorn at the Prancing Pony:

This scene showing Frodo being stabbed by the Witch King on Weathertop was just the best:

Next we have the Council of Elrond, where Legolas is now a woman. Those Russian commies sure were inclusive!

Bilbo's freakout at seeing the Ring again wasn't nearly as cool:

Here's Gandalf escaping from Isengard on an Eagle!

This battle scene in the Mines of Moria deserves an Oscar for special effects:

And don't forget the Bridge of Khazad-Dum (except no Balrog!):

A short appearance by Galadriel:

Frodo seeing the Eye of Sauron:

Lastly, Sam and Frodo set out alone and the Fellowship is broken:

So what do you think? Who did it better??


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