Expect The Phantom Menace to be released on video cassette by Thanksgiving of 2000 or 2001. If TPM is re-released in theaters prior to the release of Episode 2, then expect TPM to be released on the later date.
Some at Lucasfilm believe that there may be a demand for a re-release of EP. 1 into theaters after its intial 1999 theatrical run. A tentative re-release date would be set for Christmas 2000. Again, this depends on how well TPM does at the theaters this summer. The more money TPM makes at the box office the more likely it will be re-released in the theaters again. Make sure you see TPM at least several dozen times this summer!!!