Peter Jackson - 100 Years of Movie Posters - 49

The Fellowship of the Ring (2001)
The Fellowship of the Ring (2001)




A Chronology of Peter Jackson Movie Posters 1987-2012.

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Bad Taste (1987)
Bad Taste (1987)




Bad Taste (1987) Starring Peter Jackson and Doug Wren. 91mins.

Peter Jackson's first film cost just $25,000 to make, Jackson plays two roles and the film became a cult hit.

IMDB rating 6.7

Meet the Feebles (1989)
Meet the Feebles (1989)




Meet the Feebles (1989) Starring the voices of Donna Akersten & Stuart Devenie. 94mins.

Jackson's second film was graphically violent and obscene and all done with puppets!

IMDB rating 6.5

Braindead (1992)
Braindead (1992)



Braindead (1992) Starring Timothy Balme & Diana Penalver. 104mins.

A zombie comedy with a great deal of gore.

Retitled Dead Alive in the US.

IMDB rating 7.6

Heavenly Creatures (1994)
Heavenly Creatures (1994)



Heavenly Creatures (1994) Starring Melanie Lynskey & Kate Winslet, 99mins (108mins)

Based on the true story of two girls who murdered the mother of one of the girls.

The film was critically acclaimed and was Oscar nominated for Best Original Screenplay.

IMDB rating 7.5

The Frighteners (1996)
The Frighteners (1996)
The Frighteners (1996)
The Frighteners (1996)



The Frighteners (1996) Starring Michael J. Fox, Trini Alvarado, Jeffrey Combs, Dee Wallace and Jake Busey.. 110mins (123mins)

Jackson's first big budget Hollywood movie which was all filmed in his native New Zealand.

The film cost $30m and grossed $29m worldwide.

IMDB rating 7.1

The Fellowship of the Ring (2001)
The Fellowship of the Ring (2001)
The Fellowship of the Ring (2001)
The Fellowship of the Ring (2001)
The Fellowship of the Ring (2001)
The Fellowship of the Ring (2001)


The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001) Starring Elijah Wood, Sean Astin, Ian McKellen, Viggo Mortensen, Sean Bean and Christopher Lee. 178mins (208mins)

The first of the Lord of the Rings trilogy, all three movies were filmed simultaneously and cost $300m.

They were hugley successful, The Fellowship of the Ring grossed $871m worldwide.

Fellowship was nominated for 13 Oscars and won 4.

IMDB rating 8.8

The Two Towers (2002)
The Two Towers (2002)
The Two Towers (2002)
The Two Towers (2002)
The Two Towers (2002)
The Two Towers (2002)


The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2002) Starring Elijah Wood, Sean Astin, Viggo Mortensen, Ian McKellen and Andy Serkis. 179mins (223mins)

The Two Towers was even more successful than the first film and grossed $926m worldwide.

It was nominated for 6 Academy Awards, winning two.

IMDB rating 8.7

The Return of the King (2003)
The Return of the King (2003)
The Return of the King (2003) Japanese poster
The Return of the King (2003) Japanese poster
The Return of the King (2003)
The Return of the King (2003)


The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003) Starring Elijah Wood, Sean Astin, Andy Serkis, Ian McKellen, Orlando Bloom and Viggo Mortensen. 201mins (251mins)

The most successful of the Lord of the Rings Trilogy grossing $1.1 billion worldwide.

Nominated for 11 Oscars and winning in every category including Best Picture of the year.

IMDB rating 8.9

King Kong (2005)
King Kong (2005)
King Kong (2005) German poster
King Kong (2005) German poster



King Kong (2005) Starring Naomi Watts, Jack Black, Adrien Brody and Andy Serkis.187mins (201mins)

The 1933 King Kong was Peter Jackson's favourite film in his youth and this was his very expensive tribute to that film.

Costing $207m the film grossed $550m worldwide and received an Oscar for it's visual effects.

IMDB rating 7.4

The Lovely Bones (2009)
The Lovely Bones (2009)



The Lovely Bones (2009) Starring Saoirse Ronan, Mark Wahlberg, Rachel Weisz and Susan Sarandon. 135mins.

Based on the best selling novel by Alice Sebold. The film received mixed reviews.

It cost $65m to produce and has grossed $93m worldwide.

IMDB rating 6.6

The Hobbit (2012)
The Hobbit (2012)
The Hobbit (2012)
The Hobbit (2012)



The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (2012) Martin Freeman, Ian McKellen, Christopher Lee and Andy Serkis. 169mins.

Based on J.R.R Tolkiens 1937 novel, originally conceived as two films, it is now planned as a trilogy for release in 2012, 2013 and 2014.

Costing over $200m the first film in the trilogy has so far grossed $890m.

IMDB rating 8.3

The Hobbit (2012)
The Hobbit (2012)

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Comments 7 comments

Domenick Dicce 4 years ago

Huge Peter Jackson fan. I am a Lord of the Rings geek but I was obsessed with his films way before then. I did not see Dead Alive from the early 90s.


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Steve Lensman 4 years ago from London, England Author

Hello Domenick, thanks for commenting. Dead Alive is up there under it's original title Braindead.


Domenick Dicce 4 years ago

Sweet! I never knew about that other title. I must of glanced over that.

I am drawn to the movie posters. Shinny objects and all.


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rabbit75 4 years ago

That's funny, I was just watching Peter Jackson's remake of King Kong. Good to see ya back Steve and doing what you do best! Great hub as always and voted up and awesome!

I'm really looking forward to the Hobbit movie, more than I did the Lord of the Rings Trilogy!


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Steve Lensman 4 years ago from London, England Author

Domenick, rabbit75, thanks for commenting.

Domenick, I didn't know Braindead was retitled Dead Alive until years later when I got onto the internet.

rabbit75, I'm really looking forward to The Hobbit too, not sure it was a good idea to stretch a small book into three big movies but Jackson must know what he's doing.

Thanks for posting!


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Cogerson 4 years ago from Virginia

Nice hub on the Oscar winning director Peter Jackson. His early movies look interesting....and few of them I have never even heard of before this hub. I did enjoy his Lovely Bones and The Frighteners......as for his classic Lord of the Rings movies....they are just that classics. It will be interesting to see how he turns The Hobbit into a trilogy.....I actually like that he is using more of Tolkein's characters from other stories....I know purists are very upset with that....but I say bring it on. Voted up and awesome.


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Steve Lensman 4 years ago from London, England Author

Thanks Bruce, appreciate the comment and votes.

I am very curious to see how he's going to stretch out a 200 page book into 3 big movies. And the first movie is nearly here my precioussss!

Highest rated movie on the page is Return of the King, followed by Fellowship of the Ring and The Two Towers.

Lowest rated is Meet the Feebles.

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