Just saw this page that compares the different DVDs of Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring. I’ve been looking forward to the Special Edition mainly for the new cut of the film which adds back a number of scenes and details from the book which I had wanted to see.
And no, I don’t see this as some cheesy marketing ploy to get me to buy it twice. Each package has a separate version of the movie, and none of the extras are duplicated between the two sets. I heard someone describe it as a 6-DVD set split across two packages, and that sounds about right.