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Having movies available for pre order before they hit theaters

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Initial post: Jun 2, 2012, 1:06:07 PM PDT
jk says:
is just plain dumb.

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 2, 2012, 1:57:52 PM PDT
M. Stifler says:
Not if you get a free ticket to said movie.

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 3, 2012, 1:30:06 AM PDT
Kerry.b says:
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Posted on Jun 3, 2012, 7:34:21 AM PDT
paper tiger says:
I think it is a very cool promotional strategy. I pre-ordered Prometheus and received a free ticket to go see it, hopefully on Friday when it is released in theaters.

As a huge fan of the Alien series and Ridley Scott, I love this promotional idea and hope to see more of it in the future. I would be pre-ordering it on Blu-ray anyway.

Posted on Jun 3, 2012, 9:39:43 AM PDT
Bill says:
I would agree that it is an exellent concept. However, with the $8-10 premium over usual launch price, it's not like you are saving anything. Time will tell whether Amazon will drop these prices down by launch, or pricematch as normal with the tickets attached. If they do, then yes, this it is going to be a great strategy going forward (and certainly better than the 1-day digital Amazon On-Demand rental.)

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 3, 2012, 10:00:45 AM PDT
jk says:
"free ticket"? yeah ok.

Posted on Jun 3, 2012, 10:58:22 AM PDT
turkish says:
I ordered prometheus that supposedly comes with free ticket, but did not get any e mails, or anything regarding anything free. anyone knows what we are supposed to do?

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 3, 2012, 11:05:29 AM PDT
JMM says:

I know it was limited to a certain number of customers who ordered it first.

When I ordered mine, the code was emailed to me the following day. So if you just ordered it today, it might arrive tomorrow.

Posted on Jun 3, 2012, 9:48:25 PM PDT
Gin says:
Actually preorder before a movie's release could be an excellent marketing strategy for everyone involved. If people had gotten to pre-order some of the movie theater flops in the past, it may have encouraged better press (Such and such movie isn't doing as well in the box office, but has [insert number] preorders already on amazon. Or better yet, Amazon is offering a free ticket to such and such movie you've never heard of, when you preorder it.)

Which then that may have saved certain movies like John Carter from being called a flop. Not only that, certain movies that might be destined for flop due to poor advertising, then may see some free love if there is a cult following pushing it to #1 in preorders.
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