Many movie fanatics already know that The Lord of the Rings trilogy is considered one of the biggest and most ambitious movie projects ever. With an overall budget of $285-million, the three films were all filmed simultaneously in New Zealand. One rarely talked about fact was that “principal photography for all three films was conducted concurrently in many locations within New Zealand’s conservation areas and national parks between 11 October 1999, and 22 December 2000, a period of 438 days.” Click here to view some rarely seen pictures. Continue reading for a funny bloopers reel.

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