Coby writes: I went to Pirates of the Carribean on Saturday in Shibuya. During the trailers there was a minute-or-so long trailer for ROTK. Don’t get your hopes up though, it was just an ad for ticket preorders.

When you preorder tix for big movies in Japan, they always give you neat junk. Matrix Reloaded came with a snazzy light-up cell-phone strap. ROTK tix apparently come with cell-phone straps too, with little triangular wedges that each show one of the ROTK calendar pics on one side and fit together to make a pic of the one ring on the back.

Cell phone straps are big here. Everyone has a snazzy cell-phone that’s always being used for games or email or something, so you need cool junk to personalize it with.

Check out the Official Japanese LOTR site here.

The moving Flash button on the bottom, furthest to your right is what you want. You can tell cuz it’s got one of the wedge-thingies on it.

Below that, check out the pretty box for the DVD “2 Towers Collector’s Edition Premium Set,” which comes with a special American teaser-poster ROTK ticket. The box, you may notice is BLUE, just as you reported ROTK merchandise would be. It says the promotion is going on thru the 31st. You can find more info about the actual DVD release here, though the DVD is no different from what the US getting this month. It’s just that the extended edition DVDs won’t be out here before ROTK, as far as I know. So the ticket promotion has to go into the theatrical edition release.