What’s happened with 88 Films’ blu-ray releases of The Mercenary and Navajo Joe, both of which were scheduled for release today according to Amazon UK? Does anyone know? I pre-ordered The Mercenary back in January but, although Amazon have my order still listed as “arriving tomorrow” (I didn’t expect it today despite the release date since it’s a bank holiday here), they haven’t dispatched it yet, or taken any money, and 88 Films seem to have gone pretty f*cking quiet on both pictures. Have I missed a delay announcement or do they regularly miss their announce dates without explanation?
EDIT: Well! So far, 88 Films have managed to ignore my enquiries as to the status of The Mercenary and Navajo Joe on Twitter, Facebook and via email. They’re not answering their phone either. The quadruple brush-off! What a quality outfit.
FURTHER EDIT: A response from them via Facebook. Not much of a response, but I suppose I should be thankful they’ve deigned to respond at all:
FURTHER, FURTHER EDIT: I’ve had an email today.
There have been confidential reasons that these titles have had to be delayed but as things stand we still don’t know when until so it’s hard to make any promises.
These issues don’t apply to Django Kill at all and that will be released on it’s scheduled date no problem and will available from our webstore a good few weeks earlier.
Hope that helps
So I suppose they’re getting there. A simple announcement would’ve helped, though.