You have to be fairly self-confident to title your safety video "The Most Epic Safety Video Ever Made," but Air New Zealand isn't exaggerating. This "Hobbit"-themed video has everything, from flight attendants dressed up like elves to cameos by Elijah Wood, Peter Jackson, and Sylvester McCoy. Plus, Orcs! The Shire! Cool pipe music! If this is what air travel looks for Kiwis, sign us up.

New Zealand's tourism has enjoyed quite a boost from Peter Jackson's movies, and Jackson's own Weta Workshop has also contributed a great deal to the local economy. There's also a giant freaking Gollum sculpture at the Wellington International Airport in New Zealand, thanks to the wizards of Weta.

The video was directed by Taika Waititi, who wrote the original script for Disney's upcoming (and awesome-sounding!) film "Moana." He also wrote and directed the vampire comedy "What We Do in the Shadows," which stars his "Flight of the Conchords" pal Jemaine Clement. Incidentally, his other "Flight of the Conchords" buddy, Bret McKenzie, is in "The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey" and "The Hobbit: The Battle of Five Armies."Whew!

Now fasten your safety belts and enjoy the ride!



[Via Reddit]