Caltanet.it have managed to land quite a scoop from an insider in LotR's Italian distributor, which is the most official source regarding DVD news we've had so far. And the news is that New Line are releasing FotR in August, but fans will have to wait until November for the 4 DVD pack with movie, extras, director's cut and all the trimmings imaginable.
-DVD-VHS. The movie will be presented here in the theatrical version (2h 58'), without extra footage
November - Two choices:
- A double DVD, with the movie as seen in theaters and the extra
- A box containing 4 DVD, 2 of them are the same of the double DVD (see above), but you get also a DVD with the director's cut (Peter Jackson didn't decide yet between a 3h 30' version and a 4h version) and another DVD with other extra stuff.
News source: TheOneRing.net