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The Hobbit pre-order on Amazon.co.uk

Radagast-Aiwendil
Gondor


Aug 4 2013, 1:16pm

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So that I see that you can currently pre-order The Hobbit EE on Amazon.com, but there is currently no such option on Amazon.co.uk-all it says "Sign up to be notified when this item becomes available". When, I wonder out o sheer curiosity, will it become available on the UK site? I don't mean to sound impatient but I want to pre-order as soon as possible and the fact that DVD release schedules often treat the British as second-class citizens is somewhat annoying at times (e.g. when the TE was released on the 8th of April in the UK whilst the U.S. release was in March-and yes, I know other countries had to wait longer).

"All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given to us."-Gandalf


Estel78
Tol Eressea

Aug 4 2013, 2:13pm

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Does it matter? [In reply to] Can't Post

I doubt they'll run out of units. It'll probably go up soonish. And this time they won't make you wait a month longer for the movie since Christmas shopping season would almost be over by then. It's coming out in Germany around the same time as in the US, so expect the same for UK.


DanielLB
Immortal


Aug 4 2013, 2:23pm

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Their mistake is releasing it for digital download on 22nd October (UK) ... [In reply to] Can't Post

All the footage will be leaked within that 2 weeks. Seems pointless!

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Estel78
Tol Eressea

Aug 4 2013, 2:40pm

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Why is this a mistake? [In reply to] Can't Post

Are you buying the SEE just to sate your curiosity about which additions they made? Well, i for one want to have the SEE in my collection and i figure most are like me. If you really don't want to spoil yourself, don't look.


DanielLB
Immortal


Aug 4 2013, 2:53pm

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Of course I won't be looking. I haven't watched the Elrond and Bilbo scene. [In reply to] Can't Post

I wasn't suggesting that I was going to be spoiled. But all the scenes are going to end up online before the DVD is officially released. Why don't they do it on the same date, to prevent illegal downloads and youtube hits? That's a mistake in my eyes.

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Estel78
Tol Eressea

Aug 4 2013, 3:18pm

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Offering downloads earlier seems common practice [In reply to] Can't Post

Or at least it's not uncommon. I dunno, doing a tiered release bears better results maybe? They have data we don't. Someone will get their hands on the bluray / dvd earlier and put it on the internet anyway.


(This post was edited by Estel78 on Aug 4 2013, 3:19pm)


QuackingTroll
Valinor


Aug 4 2013, 3:47pm

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I want to know when pre-ordering starts, cause I think the UK version might be slightly different [In reply to] Can't Post

According to the site descriptions we get a steelbook and a "Bilbo's Trunk" edition and I'm curious to see what these are and whether or not we get the statue over here.


(This post was edited by QuackingTroll on Aug 4 2013, 3:52pm)


TheHutt
Gondor


Aug 4 2013, 5:24pm

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About the statue... [In reply to] Can't Post

...you will be still able to import one from Germany, France, or even USA. ;)

Russian LOTR & Hobbit Site: Henneth-Annun.ru


Ham_Sammy
Tol Eressea

Aug 4 2013, 7:06pm

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I agree [In reply to] Can't Post

I don't get the far ranging release dates. I can see dates that are maybe a few days apart but honestly weeks and months apart all it does is ensure illegal downloading.

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Noria
Rohan

Aug 4 2013, 7:27pm

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I feel your pain, Radagast-AIwendil [In reply to] Can't Post

Amazon.ca (Canada) lags behind Amazon.com in posting new releases. It's there now on Amazon.ca but there aren't any cover images.

And yes, I have pre-ordered it. We get these things the same day the U.S. does, so come on November 5.


Eleniel
Grey Havens


Aug 4 2013, 7:46pm

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Indeed... [In reply to] Can't Post

I too am concerned at the delay in revealing a) whether we will be getting the figurine gift set, and, if not, b) whether the "Premium Bilbo's Trunk" will be a worth alternative!


"Choosing Trust over Doubt gets me burned once in a while, but I'd rather be singed than hardened."
¯ Victoria Monfort


Voronwë_the_Faithful
Valinor

Aug 4 2013, 8:22pm

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It doesn't make sense to me [In reply to] Can't Post

that they would make a different type of gift pack just for the UK.

'But very bright were the stars upon the margin of the world, when at times the clouds about the West were drawn aside.'

The Hall of Fire


Elessar
Valinor


Aug 4 2013, 8:44pm

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No secret [In reply to] Can't Post

You're right putting it up for DL that early wont leave it much of a secret. I'll download it then and probably watch it that weekend.



Eleniel
Grey Havens


Aug 4 2013, 9:42pm

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Just to add to the confusion... [In reply to] Can't Post

I've just seen a sign-up to be notified about this EE DVD & Book pack on Amazon UK...


"Choosing Trust over Doubt gets me burned once in a while, but I'd rather be singed than hardened."
¯ Victoria Monfort


dormouse
Half-elven


Aug 4 2013, 10:02pm

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Very few things make sense to me..... ;-) [In reply to] Can't Post

I agree, though. I can't see any point in us having a different gift pack - or, indeed, in any of these exclusive deals they tend to do now. Just means they end up with a lot of disappointed customers who would like access to something that has been made available exclusively somewhere else. If everyone had the same they'd all be equally happy. Or disgruntled.


TheHutt
Gondor


Aug 5 2013, 8:22am

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That's what I meant [In reply to] Can't Post

...by "stop the version madness".

http://www.theonering.net/...-and-menu-cheapness/

Russian LOTR & Hobbit Site: Henneth-Annun.ru


TheHutt
Gondor


Aug 5 2013, 1:23pm

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You can get it in Germany... [In reply to] Can't Post

...the preorder just started for a quite reasonable price of 69.99 EUR (60.75 pounds):

Der Hobbit: Eine unerwartet Reise - Extended Edition 3D/2D Sammleredition (5 Discs, inkl. WETA-Statue) [3D Blu-ray]

Russian LOTR & Hobbit Site: Henneth-Annun.ru


(This post was edited by TheHutt on Aug 5 2013, 1:24pm)


diedye
Grey Havens


Aug 15 2013, 2:30pm

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Can you post a link to it?.... [In reply to] Can't Post

I've searched on Amazon.ca and can't find the EE DVD with the statue.



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