The struggle of physical media in 2019. I'm assuming that the replicating capacity at the remaining CD facilities is in high demand and that Lalaland has to wait in line just like everyone else to get their product manufactured. I've been waiting since the May 2019 25% off sale for the Harry Potter set to be restocked. I'm guessing it's been at least 8 weeks "Temporarily Out of Stock" on the title now. Superman has come back in stock and gone out of stock again while I've been waiting. I'm wondering if it's futile to wait to order for the stars to align for both to be in stock at the same time.
MV just posted an update about restocking this set last week
To be perfectly honest with you I have no idea when anything is coming out any more. I have thrown in the towel. I haven't a clue when things will be approved. I mean, hell -- Chilling Adventure of Sabrina was supposed to be done for April! We can't get any Sony Music titles repressed because they moved to another manufacturing plant and lost everyone's booklets and trays. WEA moved to another plant and we can't even get in our repressings of Superman and Harry Potter because no one knows what happened to the cds they supposedly sent to us!
And don't get me started on approvals and contracts! I swear, this is the year that everything seems to have gone to BLEEP! Thank god for a stellar Black Friday slate last year and an awesome 1st quarter of leftover 2018 titles that have let us glide through this crazy new release slate relatively unscathed, financially speaking. Apes set really helped us out when we needed it, but as of right now we have nothing coming out for sure except the Orville S1 LP which will be Aug 13.
BTW, there is no July 30 release.
Sorry to vent, but that's what is happening now. Tons of titles are on back order, new stuff has to be approved and contracts are still pending. At this rate Black Friday titles might be Chilling Adventures of Sabrina and Elfman's Mission Impossible, along with the 31st anniversary 4 cd set of DIE HARD!!!!!!