The Fellowship of the Ring will be released on DVD in the next few days. But if you’re considering it, be careful! There’s going to be two versions released on DVD, and they’re staggering the releases hoping to trap the unwary into buying both.

This month sees the release of a 2-disc set that includes the original version of the film, plus a disc worth of extras.

In November, an expanded 4-disc DVD release will include 30 minutes of additional footage incorporated into the movie, plus two discs packed with extras. It’s the version that you’ll want if you’re a real fan. And the price is reasonable – Amazon is taking pre-orders at $25.99, versus $17.99 for the August release. Rent the movie this month, but wait until November to buy it!

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