Late this year, Amazon will offer several Blu-ray titles five weeks before other retailers. Universal's Lost in Translation will be available at the etailer on December 7, while other retailers will have to wait until January 4, 2011. Similarly, three IMAX 3D Blu-ray titles from Image Entertainment (Dinosaurs Alive! 3D, Grand Canyon Adventure: River at Risk 3D and Wild Ocean 3D) will be in stock at Amazon on November 2, while general release will be on December 7.
An Amazon representative has confirmed that the release dates above are accurate.
Release details are unchanged from those initially announced. For the Lost in Translation Blu-ray announcement, see Blu-ray.com, September 29. For the IMAX 3D Blu-ray announcements from Image, see Blu-ray.com, October 6.
Is anyone else getting sick of this stupid exclusivity game. 28 day delay at Redbox and Netflix, Best Buy Exclusive for 3 months, 5 week exclusive at Amazon. Hey studios, do you all want to sell your product or what?!
I find it hypocritical that we bash Best Buy for their exclusives, but turn a blind eye to amazon. I'm with Penthouse. Exclusivity (no matter who offers it) SUCKS!!! Price fixing, buying studios, it's a whole new level of greed and it should be illegal.
I STILL won't buy titles until general release.
Also, the tactics that these studios and resellers have been using lately really have me questioning my hobby. I'm almost done with this whole mess. What they are doing with 3D, dealer exclusives, rental delays, PPV with 24-hour windows, expiring digital downloads, etc. Everything is just getting so convoluted. It's like they are grasping at straws after they saw what happened to the music industry. Why not take the Disney approach and make awesome products that people WANT to buy without some kind of "exclusivity".