Amazon puts Disney DVD and Blu-ray pre-orders on hold in latest contract dispute

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Amazon appears to be having another dispute with one of its suppliers. The retailer is no longer offering pre-orders of Disney films on Blu-ray or DVD in an apparent move to coerce the company to agree to modified terms. Presumably, Amazon is seeking a larger share of the profits from movie sales, but neither Disney nor Amazon have provided comment on the situation.

The move appears to be affecting all yet-to-be released DVDs and Blu-rays of Disney movies, including Captain America: Winter Soldier, Maleficent, Muppets Most Wanted, and Million Dollar Arm. Digital versions of those movies are still available for pre-order from Amazon Instant Video — it is likely that digital distribution is covered under separate terms than physical…

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