So I paid a visit to the local grocery store this morning, and what was in the check-out aisle? The Two Towers on DVD! Reports are coming in from all over the world that the TTT DVD is being released early. Some have even said the release date was pushed up from the 26th to the 22nd. Whether this is something that is officially happening, or just some over over-zealous retailers, Tolkien fans worldwide are the benefactors!
UPDATE: The East Anglian Daily Times has a report on *why* local stores broke the Aug. 26th embargo. Perhaps an explanation for the world-wide phenomena. [More]