Air New Zealand made a Lord of the Rings movie for an epic safety video

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Air New Zealand loves to make fun in-flight safety videos that can include anything from body paint to supermodels to Richard Simmons to Betty White. This time though, they've gone beyond epic: the safety video is basically a full on LOTR and Hobbit movie set in Middle Earth. It's impressive.

Air New Zealand has featured characters from The Hobbit in a in-flight safety video two years ago but that was all filmed within the airplane, this is an incredible visit to Middle Earth (it is in New Zealand, after all). Elijah Wood and Peter Jackson both show up too, along with other characters in costume.

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