yeah, but Hairspray hasn't even opened theatrically yet so we are looking probably at a minimum of 4 months or end of November before they release their very first title, and then shortly after that we hit the post Christmas lull. Unlikely they'll be releasing all that much in the first Q of 08, unless they are going to 'tag team' and let the other studios sit out a while , while they catch up a bit. Suppose the same strategy could be in the cards for Fox too. There's a handful of titles, both catalog and new, coming before this year is out that I'm excited about, but I'm thinking at this point 2008 on the whole is going to be better- at least for the kinds of stuff I want. Oh, and I see no reason whatsoever that NL would release the EEs of LOTR at this point. Not with a 1-2% market share. Makes much more sense to let the TVs fill the early void, and then in a few years (to tie-in with the Hobbit?) make a big splash with the EEs. By that time, there will still be a demand for them, and the money spent on the TVs by fans that just couldn't wait won't seem so bitter- and of course, the market will be that much bigger. Like Doug, I only really want the first two of the series in the EE form, and will happily settle with ROTK in the shorter theatrical cut.