Tuesday, 24 June 2014

Amazon and Warner Bros. make peace, restore ability to pre-order movies

Amazon and Warner Bros. appear to have resolved a pricing dispute that temporarily led the online retailer to halt disc pre-orders for Warner's latest movies. Or at the very least, they're getting much closer to patching things up. As evidence of that, customers can once again reserve copies of Transcendence and other films scheduled to arrive on Blu-ray and DVD in the coming weeks. In May, Amazon quietly cut off the option to pre-order popular titles like The Lego Movie, an aggressive negotiating tactic that was seen by many as crossing the line.
The company has been trying to hammer out more favorable financial terms both with media suppliers like Warner Bros., and also major book publishers. Amazon and Hachette have remained...
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