2001 postcard printed by GB Posters in Sheffield for New Line Cinema/Warner Company to promote the Lord Of The Rings 1: The Fellowship Of The Ring movie. This postcard is number 456 and is called Lurtz. Size approx 10 x 15 cm
Lurtz is one of the main antagonists of the first film. He is the first of Saruman’s Uruk-hai to be bred and is their leader at the time of the attack on the Fellowship of the Ring at Amon Hen. He kills Boromir in battle, piercing him in the torso with three arrows from a distance (in the book, Boromir is slain by “many arrows”). As he prepares to finish Boromir, Aragorn intervenes and engages him in battle. Though Lurtz puts up a good fight, Aragorn eventually severs his right arm and stabs him in the stomach. Lurtz pulls Aragorn’s sword further into his own stomach in an attempt to reach and maul him, but Aragorn quickly decapitates Lurtz, finally killing him.