UNIVERSAL: Status of Ridley Scott's LEGEND?

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  1. Tracy_T

    Tracy_T Auditioning

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    What's up with this release? It was announced a couple of years ago; the packaging has been on DVD sites for a long time and then...nothing. I heard a rumour that it was to have been released around the time HANNIBAL came out, but then that didn't pan out either.
    I don't understand why this release has been post-poned as long as it has. If anyone has any clue as when we will see this in stores, please respond...
     
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    I'm looking at my pre-order status on Amazon.com and they're showing a shipping date of 2 Jan with a delivery date between 7-13 Jan. We'll see how this holds up (fingers crossed). $35.60 with tax, S & H. If you can find it somewhere else cheaper, good deal. Happy hunting!

    JJ
     
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    Don't hold your breath...[​IMG]
     
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    Next year, for sure, ya? [​IMG]
     
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    The discs are completed and turned into Universal. If they are indeed shipping 2nd week of January, an announcement should be made by the end of next week.
     
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    Universal's Business-to-Business website has no information on this title yet. There have been no trade announcements, no studio pre-order solicitations (not the same as consumer pre-orders, and much more important), no advertising artwork, nothing since that early leak a few months ago. Their listings for January appear complete, so I would guess it's not coming until Spring.
     
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    I used to work for a distributor and release dates of December 31 or January 1 are used for titles that have been announced and then postponed with no new date. Trust me, when LEGEND finally comes out we will all know about it.
     
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    My guess it that the same thing holding up Back To The Future - I, II and III is also holding up Legend.
    Over-seas distribution rights being reverted to Universal from Columbia at the end of the year.
    You won't see or hear a peep from Universal about any release until after that time.
    I think that Legend has always been more popular overall in Europe than in the States which means more sales there than here. And, I don't think that Universal wants to miss out on any of that - they certainly don't want to share if they don't have to.
    Joel
     

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