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Wasn't this just out in theatres?

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Initial post: Jan 27, 2013 8:14:48 PM PST
It came out in November....why are they releasing it so soon??? Really - we need a 90 Day release on Blu Ray?

Posted on Feb 11, 2013 10:44:22 PM PST
Four months actually. I'd say that's a bit more than 90 days.

Posted on Feb 12, 2013 6:32:30 AM PST
A. Liberato says:
US Release was 9 Nov 2012
UK Release was 26 Oct 2012

I don't see what the problem is?

Posted on Feb 16, 2013 12:18:51 PM PST
Scotto says:
Simultaneous release would be even better. Some of us don't go to theaters. If not same day, I could live with a 30 day delay.

In reply to an earlier post on Mar 7, 2013 2:29:08 PM PST
AH-1Z says:

Simultaneous theatrical and home release have been tried a few times, most notably with "Pirates of Penzance". You won't see too much of it, because the theater owners have raised a big stink. Justifiably fearing that this might cut into their business and hey need time to recover their costs. They have told the studios that if a studio announces home availability for the same day or too near the theatrical release date, in most cases they simply won't book it. The studios also want to build in some time so that they can get the maximum movie gross. Since Skyfall was the 2nd highest grossing picture worldwide, you can see their interest. On the other hand, for movies that aren't super-blockbusters, the studios want to make the delay fairly limited so that short-attention-span Americans will still be interested in the flick.

Since there's little indication that waiting a limited period of time hurts DVD sales (would you buy or not buy Skyfall because it came out 90 days after release as opposed to 30?), the studios and theater owners have come to an accommodation. The theaters are "protected" for a certain amount of time after theatrical release before the home release. Sometimes, a movie is so popular that it runs so long that it's still in theaters by the DVD release date, but that's rare.
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