Many movie fans go to Amazon to pre-order their latest favorite film, especially Amazon users who have Amazon Prime. You pay the same (or sometimes less) that you would pay at the store and get the movie shipped right to your door the same day (sometimes sooner) that is released to stores – how conveniently cool and lazy is that? Fans of Captain America might have to wait for that pre-order though, Cinemablend reports on Tuesday.
Amazon and Disney are currently on a standoff, Variety broke the news. Captain America’s latest adventure, “Captain America: The Winter Soldier,” is not being offered at Amazon. Other films affected are “Maleficent,” “Muppets Most Wanted,” and “Million Dollar Arm.”
Amazon offers fans to “sign up to be notified when this item becomes available” for “Maleficent” and “Muppets Most Wanted.” But there is no notice or even a landing page for “The Winter Solider” and “Million Dollar Arm.”
“Captain America: The Winter Soldier” is scheduled to hit shelves on September 9, while “Maleficent” discs will be released on November 4. Disney’s website is directing customers to Walmart and Best Buy for pre-order purchases of the films.
The source also shares that a similar dispute happened between Amazon and Warner Bros. when pre-orders were not available for “The LEGO Movie,” “Transcendence,” and “300: Rise of an Empire.” The two companies worked out their issues, and the same is expected to happen with Disney and Amazon. Disney titles that have already been released are all still available for purchase at Amazon.