A Sudden Desire to Hide From the View of the Rider

When the 1977 Rankin-Bass animated version of The Hobbit was released on dvd, the soundtrack was famously messed up with some sound effects missing. So I was pleased recently to see a “remastered deluxe edition” advertised (fixing the soundtrack, presumably), along with a similarly remastered edition of their version of Return of the King. (Alas, hideous and inaccurate cover art – compare it with the more accurate representations on the back – and no blu-ray.) They were listed at 17.98 each, with a release date of July 22nd. So I pre-ordered them.

Shortly thereafter, I noticed that their Amazon pages have changed from “Available for pre-order&#148 to “Sign up to be notified when this item becomes available,” with prices no longer listed. Not sure what’s up with that.

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4 Responses to A Sudden Desire to Hide From the View of the Rider

  1. dennis May 16, 2014 at 10:17 pm #

    The greatest adventure is about to begin.

  2. Roderick May 16, 2014 at 11:34 pm #

    I think you mean “is what lies ahead.” 😛

  3. Henry Moore June 24, 2014 at 9:30 pm #

    Totes respect, Rod. Grew up with these films and I’m from the 90s


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