Updated: Premiere Date Set for New Zealand – TV3 Network Services

by Mar 27, 2001Games

Janine at TV3 Network Services, Ltd sent us the following message: “Just a quick note to let you know that there will be a small item on the TV3 website this evening (our time …so 2-3 hours from now) regarding the New Zealand premier.” We haven’t been able to catch the news item yet, so if you would like to go to TV3’s National News page and report back to us, CLICK HERE.

Update: Jonathan (not Watson) sent an email in saying that the site had been updated. It looks like those of us here in the United States will get the film a couple weeks ahead of New Zealand. That is acutally to bad, I had hoped for an international release, but a week or two isn’t all that horrible:

While everyone else enjoys Christmas Day this year, Lord of the Rings fans will still be muttering “just one more sleep to go.”

Why ? Because the movie’s going on general release here Boxing Day. The film’s distributors have named the day for the New Zealand premiere of the first in the trilogy.

But they won’t say whether Boxing Day will also be the international debut.

It’s not clear if screenings may be held overseas before New Zealand gets to see it. [Ted Here: I have stuff in writing from New Line stating that the release date will be before Christmas here in the United States]


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