The Trailer Release Date Page has been updated with many new countries/cities thanks to Pippin Took. Meanwhile Harry Knowles wrote in with some good sense about the Japanese film release dates and why they’re so late. “The Japanese Film Market basically doesn’t understand or have a great deal of anticipation for LORD OF THE RINGS. The Japanese edition of the book is a poor translation that most Japanese seem to have a great deal of problems with.

As a result, Japan is the one major release area that is going to be staggered… this is so New Line can use the success of the film in the rest of the world to help the film there.” Thanks to Harry.