Rings are not only items in Tolkiens big Saga. A few other productions use rings of any kind as a story driving tool, artefact or pure magic. [b]Which of these Lords of the rings is your favorite?[/b] Discuss here.
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For you consideration:
The Time Machine (1960)
... Weena knows that they are another entrance to the Morlock world because some talking rings told her. George asks her to show him the rings, and she leads him back to another dusty museum area. There is a table with some rings, and George asks Weena for a demonstration. Weena spins a ring on the tabletop, which glows underneath the ring and a voice begins to speak - apparently, this is one of man's many later technologies that had been developed and then forgotten. The voices were old news reports. The ring spoke about the end of a 326-year war, which had ended only because so many people had been killed that there were not enough people left to fight and nothing left worth fighting with or for, resources had been depleted and pollution was rapidly killing off the survivors. George spins another ring, and this recorded voice is that of one of the last people to have a past. It described that some of the few stragglers left over from the war had gone underground to survive, and a few others had remained on the surface. George learned that those had gone underground became the Morlocks, who controlled the Eloi like cattle and took them in to an unknown fate periodically. ...https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0054387/mediaviewer/rm1254770688
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The most obvious instance of teleportation in the Stargate SG-1 universe is the Stargate itself ... Another prominent teleportation system is implemented between two ring platforms. Each ring platform has five rings which elevate around the transported objects and swap the contents between the two ring platforms. However, there have been some instances of using a ring transporter to teleport objects short distances having a single platform perform both the disassembly and assembly, ascending or descending in between. It is noted in the series that the ring teleporter technology is related to the Stargate technology, although the rings have limited range as they do not utilize wormholes. ...https://www.gateworld.net/wiki/Transport_rings
Transport ringsI'm have not found a suitable image on IMDb.
Circular rings about half the size of the Stargate, which function on the same principles. When in position the rings transmit all matter within their circular formation to another pair of rings at a different location, utilizing a conduit of bright energy. If there is a person or object on the receiving end, the rings can exchange the two simultaneously.
It didn't occur to me that there would be the key word "magical-ring".
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For your consideration:
The Shaggy Dog (1959)
The Borgia ring has the inscription: "In canis corpore transmuto", which is suppose to translate to "I transmute into a dog's body".
... On the way out, Wilby collides with a table that holds a display case of jewelry. He accidentally ends up with one of the rings in the cuff of his pants. It is the cursed Borgia ring, and no sooner does he read the inscription on it ("In canis corpore transmuto," which, unknown to Wilby, means, "Into a dog's body I change") then he transforms into Chiffon, Francesca's shaggy "Bratislavian sheepdog" . Confused, Wilby as a dog goes to Professor Plumcutt, who says he has invoked the Borgia curse upon himself, which can only be broken through a heroic act of selflessness. ...https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0053271/mediaviewer/rm2945266688
It's good when the rings are magical artefacts, but when you look at the list you'll find Sandler in 'Uncut Gems', where he trades with story driving rings (sportleague). Many story turns depend on these rings in this movie. They are not magic. Same deal for one of the only six existing rings, Frank Sheeran gains in 'The Irishmen'. It's a key scene that tells how much the cons trust him.