CATEGORIES Action, Horror, Independent, Fandom, Home Entertainment, Cinematical Indie, Features, CinematicalWith New Line's Snakes on a Plane only a few days away, a lot schlock-hounds (including me) were really looking forward to checking out The Asylum's homage/ripoff Snakes on a Train. But I've noticed a few strange little things recently...
- Despite its having a release date of ... yesterday (8/15), you cannot buy a new copy of Snakes on a Train at Amazon. Or DVD Empire. Or Deep Discount DVD. You can't even rent it from Netflix.
- I was at Best Buy last night, and they didn't have any copies of the DVD. Ditto Circuit City.
- Snakes on a Train cannot be found on IMDb. I coulda sworn it was there a few weeks ago ...
- And unless I'm really stupid, it doesn't look like you can even buy a copy from The Asylum's website, either. (Though it seems that Blockbuster did receive a few copies, as that's how my pal David Cornelius was able to review the flick.)
Frankly I have no idea. If anyone out there has any info, let me know. I'd like to see Snakes on a Train. Yeah, seriously. (And I absolutely refuse to give any money to Blockbuster, no matter what.)
UPDATES: 1. One kind commenter points us towards a new release date at VideoETA.com. 2. Jeffrey Wells of Hollywood Elsewhere has a much more thorough explanation as to the missing train snakes. Thanks to both.