I just read about a Soviet-era version of Lord of the Rings...


Apparently it's been posted to YouTube for the delight of any Russian-speaking viewers - though apparently the mish-mash of weird costumes and dodgy visual effects are accessible regardless of your native tongue.

The first article I saw was at https://winteriscoming.net/2021/04/02/watch-soviet-era-russian-adaptation-lord-rings/

And then the BBC did some coverage at https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-56641258 which is excellent mainly because of the interview with someone who remembers the original release, and what it said about the state of the Soviet Union at the time.



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