Ringer Spy Celebriel reports that this week’s Video Store magazine (9/5 -9/11 2004) contains a 2 page spread confirming the street date for the 4-disc extended edition of Return of the King of December 14. Pre-sell date is September 10.

The ad notes the inclusion of the “highly anticipated confrontation with Saruman” and the 50 minutes of extended footage.

Separate from the Extended Edition 4 disc set is the Collector’s DVD Gift Set, also with a street date of December 14. This contains the 4-disc Extended DVD edition, Minas Tirth polystone keepsake box, and Bonus DVD, “Creating the Lord of the Rings Symphony” by Howard Shore.

Extensive TV, radio, and print advertising planned during the holiday shopping period.

ROTK Extended Edition: DVD suggested retail is $39.99, VHS suggested retail is $24.99
Collector’s DVD Gift Set: Suggested retail is $79.92