Considering it is the Weinsteins, I wouldn't be surprised if it got a one week theatrical release in a couple markets, and then to DVD the next week, like they did with FEAST (which may have done well at the box office),
The trailer for DOA looks like it could be fun (especially the bra/gun scene). But, I wouldn't be surprised if it went straight to video as the release date has been pushed around so much.
Maybe not, because with FEAST, that was a very quick announcement to release window. It opened on September 22 in theatres and only after that did they announce the DVD release for October 17th, I believe it was. So, less than a month.
The Feast DVD was announced and dated in early August; the cover art and full specs were available by the middle of the month. No major e-tailer seems to have DOA for pre-order (Amazon has a listing but no date), so I strongly suspect the December 12th release isn't happening -- my guess is they set that date back when the theatrical release was scheduled for mid-October and haven't set a new date yet.
Dunno about States, but here, in Moscow, Russia - it is already in theaters with a wide release. Trailer for it looks like shit, though, and especially annoying is that flat-faced girl, Devon Aoki. Just one look at her gives me desire to puke, (and to see her for 90 minutes is overkill) but, maybe that's only me
Not that im interested in this movie, but for anyone who has a region free player and wants this, australian dvd website ezydvd has this for preorder with a release date of december 13.They even ship to usa.