from ign: The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring two-disc dvd release, and four-disc special edition and Gift Set! March 26, 2002 - New Line Cinema just announced the full specs and release date for The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring on DVD. The DVD will street on August 6 for a MSRP of $29.99 and will hold the following features in a two-disc set: Three behind-the-scenes featurettes: -"Welcome to Middle-earth" (an in-store special shown by Houghton Mifflin). -"The Quest for the Ring" (30-minute special originally shown on the FOX Network). -"A Passage to Middle-earth" (60-minute special originally shown on the SCI-FI Channel). 15 featurettes originally created for lordoftherings.net., now in the form of high-quality video. Exclusive 10-minute behind-the-scenes preview of the next The Lord of the Rings theatrical release, The Two Towers. Enya's "May It Be" music video. An inside look at the Special Extended DVD Edition of The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring that streets on November 12, 2002. Preview of Electronic Arts' video game, The Two Towers. 3D Animated Menus (see below). DVD ROM Features that lead you to exclusive online content. Audio will be in Dolby Digital EX (sorry DTS fans). Releasing November 12, the 4-disc Special Extended Edition contains an additional 30 minutes of the film not seen in the theatrical version. The extended edition will likely receive an "R"-rating , not due to excessive gore but about 30 seconds of extra violence in the Battle of Amon Hen. Two discs contain the film and the remaining two discs add up to more than six hours of additional content. Among the content will be Peter Jackson's commentary. More details to come on the exact nature of the extras content as New Line is still finalizing the details. Finally, there is an awesome Collector's DVD Gift Set also streeting on November 12 that looks amazing. It is a huge, gorgeous box designed by the legendary Alan Lee. The gift set contains the 4-disc version, two bookend statuettes by sculptor Sideshow Weta, the National Geographic "Beyond The Movie" DVD, and several collectible Decipher game cards. No word on price as of this writing. We'll update as we receive the info. Here is the link to box art for both the widescreen and fullscreen two-disc sets (click for larger versions): See half the picture in pan & scan Or the full picture in widescreen Check the ign site for more info on the extra 30 minutes of footage.