Ringer Spy Lucas writes: The bad news is that it seems NewLine has decided not to send the extended editions of FOTR and TTT to South Africa. The good news is that South African distributors Nu Metro will however be rereleasing them prior to the ROTK. From their website (www.numetro.co.za):

“Nu Metro Theatres is proud to announce the release of The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King on 17 December, 2003. To celebrate this eagerly-awaited conclusion of the epic trilogy, Nu Metro Theatres will re-release the first movie, The Fellowship of the Ring and the second movie, The Two Towers, at Nu Metro Canal Walk, Menlyn Park, Pavilion, Montecasino and Village Walk on 5 December.

The screening times are:

09:30 :The Fellowship of The Ring
13:15 :The Two Towers
17:00 :The Fellowship of the Ring
20:45 :The Two Towers

Then, on Tuesday, 16 December, going into Wednesday, 17 December, Nu Metro Theatres will host special midnight screenings of The Return of the King at Nu Metro Canal Walk, Menlyn Park, Pavilion and Montecasino.”

Have just booked my tickets at Computicket (www.computicket.co.za):

FOTR – Tue 16 Dec 2003 17:00
TTT – Tue 16 Dec 2003 20:45
ROTK – Tue 16 Dec 2003 23:59

Note that not all movie theaters will be showing the three in row.