September, Really?

Well, that’s kinda shocker …

Why wait so long, Disney?

Am I totally wrong now or do the DVD and Blu-ray editions usually coming out roughly two months after the cinematic release? I guess that’s the cycle for “normal” films, isn’t it? So we’ve watched Solo: A Star Wars Story end of May in a German theatre only 2 or 3 days before our flight back to SA. So, well, wouldn’t now be the time for Solo coming out on DVD/Blu-ray?

But no! All the digital formats will gradually be released from mid to the end of September. What was Disney/Lucasfilm thinking? If Solo would’ve been a huge hit I can imagine they would ride out the cinematic success up to the last day possible and only then schedule a digital release. But for all we know was Solo a mega flop. Not because it was such a plonker of a movie but mostly because the international fandom had decided that Solo was to suffer for Epi VIII: TLJ’s sins, and called for a boycot. So worldwide all the theatres stayed mostly empty.

Woody Harrelson, Alden Ehrenreich, Emilia Clarke, and Joonas Suotamo in Solo: A Star Wars Story (2018)

And in such a heavy case of self-inflicted economical crisis one should think it’s in Disney’s best interest to release the digital stuff rather sooner than later. No? Anyhoo, we’ve gotta wait until September before we have a chance to watch Solo again and come into the questionable delight of reading an O@tM about it.

It’s gotta be said, Solo wasn’t a great film, it was mediocre at best. But mediocracy is obviously the best one can expect in these politically correct and cowardish times. :/ And in its mediocracy it was still wayyyy better than Episode VIII: TLJ and didn’t deserve such a bad box office.

Bye Han, bye Chewie and Lando. See ya again in September.


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