(June 27, 2001 – Burbank, CA) – Warner Home Video (WHV) is thrilled to bring the magic and mystery of the “The Lord of the Rings” to VHS and DVD on September 11. The first-time release of this animated adventure – along with J.R.R. Tolkien classics “The Return of the King” and “The Hobbit” – is timed perfectly to leverage the excitement that will be generated by the December 19, 2001, theatrical release of New Line Cinema’s highly anticipated, live-action feature. “The Lord of the Rings,” “The Return of the King” and “The Hobbit” are each priced at $14.95 SRP on VHS and $19.98 SRP on DVD. With operations in 78 international territories – more than the video division of any other studio – Warner Home Video commands the largest distribution infrastructure in the global video marketplace. WHV’s film library is the largest of any studio, offering top quality new and vintage titles from the repertoires of Warner Bros. Pictures, Turner Home Entertainment, Castle Rock Entertainment, HBO Home Video and New Line Home Entertainment.
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