The LA Times reports that Netflix & Redbox have both ignored Disney's 28-day delay and are offering the movie to subscribers.
As a result, Netflix is now buying copies of recent Disney releases, including "John Carter," from other retailers rather than directly from the studio. All of Netflix's copies of Disney's big-budget flop, which came out June 5, are already out to subscribers and there is a waiting list.
Disney is the only studio at loggerheads with Netflix over the window issue, but it's not the only one fighting with Redbox. The kiosk rental company refused to accept Warner's demand that it wait 56 days to rent new releases, as its business is heavily dependent on having fresh movies. It is now stocking its machines with Disney and Warner discs that it purchases from retail stores.
Has anyone received a copy of John Carter from Netflix or Blockbuster? Netflix is showing "Very Long Wait" and Blockbuster is showing "Short Wait."