LEAGUECAST Bonus Interview: Michael Pellerin – Producer Of The LORD OF THE RINGS And HOBBIT DVD Documentaries

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If you’re a big Middle Earth fan, chances are you’ve sequestered yourself in the living room in front of the TV and immersed yourself in the 50-plus hours of bonus features and behind-the-scenes documentaries on the Lord Of The Rings and The Hobbit films. Those exhaustive chronicles of Peter Jackson’s journey to bring Professor J.R.R. Tolkien’s fantasy tales to life on the big screen were compiled and produced by one man — Michael Pellerin, and he’s Adam’s guest on this EXCLUSIVE one-hour interview episode of the LeagueCast.

In this incredible interview, Michael offers up his take on the shoddy, out-of-context reporting numerous entertainment websites ran with in the wake of his Battle Of Five Armies documentaries, which rather sensationally painted Peter Jackson as a guy who didn’t really want to direct the films and “winged it” through  most of the production, especially in the case of the final battle. In addition, Mr. Pellerin gives us some fascinating insight into Peter Jackson’s processes, teases us with the promise of great additional bonus material for future box sets, shares his thoughts on the lack of extra features on blu-ray, and tells us the fascinating tale of how he got involved with Peter Jackson and the world of Middle Earth in the first place!

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All music used for review purposes. Theme music by Jeremy Simonich. Additional music by Kevin MacLeod.

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  • Pyronaut

    I’ve always loved the level of detail that the LOTR/Hobbit films went to with the behind the scenes extras. It’s nice to hear from the person who worked on them directly.
    Thanks for the interview.