Sagan om ringen is a 1971 Swedish live action television film in two episodes. The film was inspired by the music album Music Inspired by Lord of the Rings by Bo Hansson, which in turn was inspired by J. R. R. Tolkien‘s 1954 novel The Lord of the Rings.
Live actors were filmed and inserted into hand drawn backgrounds.
Drawings were made by Peter Lindblom.
Unlike in Peter Jackson‘s adaptation, the journey of the hobbits to Bree includes their encounters with Old Man Willow and Tom Bombadil. Moreover, Glorfindel and his horse Asfaloth are depicted during the attack of the Black Riders. On the other hand, the character of Boromir is absent from Elrond‘s council.
color, mono, fullscreen, contains both episodes with optional English subtitles. DVD-R comes packaged as shown in color DVD case, wrapped in plastic!