On April 7, 2000 New Line Cinema released a small program on the official movie site for The Lord of The Rings with the first ever footage from the movie. There was no YouTube back then, so they released the trailer via a small program you would download from the official site. There's some stuff in the trailer that is still test footage, shots of Orcs that didn't make it into Fellowship, and a shot of the Fellowship that was cut as well.
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A trip down memory lane as we relive The Lord of the Rings internet trailer, released on this day in 2000.