I'm a little confused. Normally, with Amazon Prime, if you pre-order an item with 2-day shipping, you get it the day its released. The estimated date of delivery on my order is the 20th. Anyone know anything that could lend some insight?
Lionsgate is releasing this on August 18th, which is a Saturday. If Lionsgate had chosen to release this on a Tuesday (like every other blu-ray IN THE WORLD), then Amazon would have, most likely, offered release-date delivery.
Hmmm, I wonder if that's why Amazon.com is offering the free Amazon Instant Video version when you pre-order the blu-ray copy. I'm just happy I'll still be able to watch it on my Kindle Fire the day it's released :)
Ladies and Gents - I just came back from Costco - they have it Physically - no pre-order - same price as amazon $22 - but thought I would wait to see if amazon had come down some to where I like the prices better - even with shipping :-)) guess I will go get one at costco tomorrow ! wed, 8/8/12
I don't really care if I have to wait 2 days, but I still don't get why we don't get release day delivery with Prime. They ship things early to get them to us for Tuesday, so why not Saturdays? Where I live, they use USPS, courier and UPS. I know people who get their blus the Monday before and it's happened to me a few times. So if they sent this out a day earlier than they usually do, it should get to almost everyone by Friday or Saturday. If they were so were worried about breaking street date rules, they wouldn't offer release day delivery, because they can't control if the blu shows up 1 day early. It happens enough, where if studios cared, they'd have already brought the hammer down on Amazon by now. I know Best Buy has made some mistakes in putting things out earlier, but usually small catalog titles no studio is going to think twice about and, even then, it's usually an accident. I have a buddy who held me a digi-book of Jaws and he wouldn't sell it to me today. They do tend to take the street date seriously. Amazon is so GIANT and makes these studio so much money, I think they get a much bigger pass. I would have gotten the Target version, but the bonus disc was crap and since I know I'll be double-dipping for the eventual collectors box set of all movies, I didn't see any point in having a nicer cover that I'll be getting rid off in a few years for $7 more, since I got this version for $18.99 thanks to gold box.
They ship the item before the release day so as to try and get it to us by the release date. The estimated delivery is probably a standardized estimate to the furthest order. Mine also says the 20th but it's already been shipped. It usually takes 2 days which will bring it to me by the 18th!
Yes I just received mines like just now, I was surprised they sent it to me today because I'm not supposed to have it until Monday but I'm guessing because it was delivered by a courier service, they made an exception.
I'll admit to being surprised at no release date delivery as well (maybe not as surprised as I should be now as Amazon didn't ship Jaws until Tuesday even though I've had it preordered since May) but am thankful at least Amazon gives the rental for free at midnight due to the Saturday release (which seems like a BS day to release a movie).
OK guys, so the blu-ray did indeed arrive yesterday, release day. I think the "estimate" date is a conservative date, meaning the latest possible. It was an unusual situation, having a blu-ray released on Saturday instead of Tuesday. I appreciate everyone's insights into the matter.
Hi SueEllen, looks like it's there to stay. I also just bought Field of Dreams, which comes with a free rental, but, unlike my "Hunger Games" one, comes with an expiration date. I think we're safe to say we've got it for good.
I pre-ordered this using Amazon Prime 2 day delivery and I am still waiting for the physical DVD. Why would Amazon send it Smartpost? Smartpost doesn't work in my area. The post office will deliver it when they get around to it, no big hurry with them.