In the first installment of director Peter Jackson's ambitious and successful film adaptation of J.R.R. Tolkien's fantasy trilogy, Elijah Wood stars as plucky hobbit Frodo Baggins, whose bequest of an arcane ring from his uncle Bilbo (Ian Holm) spurs a perilous journey to prevent an overpowering evil from enveloping Middle Earth. Ideally-cast support is provided by Ian McKellen, Viggo Mortensen, Liv Tyler, Cate Blanchett, Sean Astin, Hugo Weaving, Christopher Lee. 178 min. Widescreen (Enhanced); Soundtracks: English DTS HD 6.1 Master Audio, Spanish Dolby Digital stereo; Subtitles: English (SDH), Spanish; documentaries; featurettes; music video; TV spots; theatrical trailers.