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David Weicker

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Yup, I got a similar email notice which is why I didn't cancel my Amazon orders for this movie nor Crossfire as Amazon constantly does this crap.
I wouldn't necessarily call it 'crap'. They've been screwed by their distributors in the past (who shipped merchandise to their competitors before them), so this way they make sure that any date they publish is do-able.

Its better to pad their date and be early than be blasted for being late
 

Robert Crawford

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I wouldn't necessarily call it 'crap'. They've been screwed by their distributors in the past (who shipped merchandise to their competitors before them), so this way they make sure that any date they publish is do-able.

Its better to pad their date and be early than be blasted for being late
It's still the same "song and dance" crap no matter who is the root cause.
 

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I have very hazy memories of seeing this in the very early sixties in the UK (no doubt under the title of What Lola Wants). I don't remember what I made of it (I was probably around 11 or 12), I didn't know anything about baseball at all, let alone the almost religious importance that the Americans give it (but I do remember enjoying playing rounders at my infant school). I can just about remember the, What Lola Wants, scene (once seen never forgotten), & (I think) some sad scenes at the house where the old guy who becomes the young baseball players lived (& was there a dog missing him? I'm really having to flog my memory here). Anyway, I've decided to buy it, but Wow (who I buy most of my US Blu-rays from) has sold out just before I decided to order it, I had a second choice with eBay, but they've sold out, & I'm sure Amazon will sell out any minute, but that's okay, it'll come back into stock at most places, & it'll be mine before the summer, it will be interesting to see just how much it jogs my memory.
 

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No notice for me. Amazon still showing a date of April 9th.

I suspect it will arrive earlier. But, who knows? I'm fine either way.
And I just received a shipment notification from Amazon today that it's arriving today. Originally, April 9th. Whatever, but pleased it's arriving sooner than later, so Mike, there's hope for your shipment.
 

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I had no idea such vagaries existed at Amazon. I ordered "Damn Yankees" on March 13, and received it three days later.
Sorry so many people had/are having delays. Perhaps you'll appreciate it all the more when you finally get it.
 

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I just ordered my Blu-Ray copy on Amazon...they aren't out of stock.
 

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I had no idea such vagaries existed at Amazon. I ordered "Damn Yankees" on March 13, and received it three days later.
Sorry so many people had/are having delays. Perhaps you'll appreciate it all the more when you finally get it.
Amazon's systems makes no sense, I ordered mine March 9th and it didn't ship till yesterday and it's arriving tomorrow. You would think they would do first come first serve but i guess they just do a random lottery lol
 

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Crossfire arrived Tuesday.
Damn Yankees arrived Thursday.

I watch a little bit of Damn Yankees and I am impressed.
 

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A bit of "Damn Yankees" trivia.

Although the film is based upon the Broadway musical of the same name, the musical is adapted from a novel called "The Year the Yankees Lost the Pennant" by Douglas Wallop, published in 1954. The title of the book is significant because the New York Yankees had won the American League pennant (and the World Series) each of the previous five years. The Washington baseball team, on the other hand, was routinely mocked as "First in war, first in peace, last in the American League." Ironically, the Yankees did not win the American League pennant in 1954, although it was not won by Washington.

Now for some rank speculation. Douglas Wallop was born in 1920. In 1927 the first volume of The Hardy Boys series, "The Tower Treasure," was published, which introduced the teen sleuths Frank and Joe Hardy. Joe Hardy, of course, is Tab Hunter's character in "Damn Yankees." But there is more. The devil character, played by Ray Walston, is Mr. Applegate. And what is the central plot of "The Tower Treasure?" Why, the search for the Applegate treasure, of course.

Did Douglas Wallop read The Hardy Boys while growing up and was thus inspired to name his principal characters Joe Hardy and Mr. Applegate? Maybe, maybe not. Wallop died in 1985 and apparently it never occurred to anyone to ask him.
 
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This is one of those titles I've been waiting for in HD for a very long time.

I'm on my 2nd DVD (I wore out the 1st!).

So bring it on, baby!

My only quibble right now is that Amazon is projecting an April 9th delivery for the disc.

Maybe I need to look elsewhere.
You should have gotten it by now. I got the same delivery date in April but it showed up the day after its release.
 

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