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  Shops angry LOTR DVD is sold early
Updated 27 August 2003, 18.41
Gollum from The Two Towers
Stores which sold The Two Towers DVD and video before the day it was meant to be released could be in trouble.

The Two Towers film poster
The distributors of the latest Lord of the Rings film are angry that some shops started selling the film as early as last Friday.

The film wasn't advertised as going on sale until Tuesday 26 August.

They say stores sold the film early "without their consent".

Future problems

A spokesman for retail chain HMV said it was one of the last to decide to sell the DVD on Friday.

He also said that other shops' decision to sell the film early could mean problems with getting stocks of future film releases early enough to process.

The Two Towers had broken the record for DVD and video pre-release sales.

And Fellowship of the Ring, the first in the LOTR trilogy, was also a record breaker, selling 1.27million DVDs on the first day it went on sale.

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