Date: 20th November 2001

Lord Of The Rings Is Three Hours Long

The first part of the LORD OF THE RINGS trilogy will be almost three hours long. Lord Of The Rings: The Fellowship Of The Ring (2001) clocks in at an impressive two hours and 58 minutes - around half an hour longer than rival fantasy flick harry potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (2001).

British censorship chiefs saw the PETER JACKSON-directed film last week and have given it a PG certificate, meaning young children will be able to see it if accompanied by a parent. The move is a boost as the rival Potter film is also a PG, whereas Rings had been expected to receive a 12 certificate due to violent scenes. (BRC/WNWCAN)

Source: WENN