There’s this place in NYC that consistently has the new DVDs on sale about 12 days before they’re scheduled to go on sale in other stores. This is one of those semi-porn shops that had to change their inventory to mostly non-porn in the '90s due to new zoning laws. The DVDs are not bootlegs; they’re the real deal. I just bought the Hulk DVD there last night. Its street date
is supposed to be Oct. 28.
So is this legal? Is it more a breach of ethics or etiquette than law? Do distributors send the DVDs to other stores this early, expecting that the store will just sit on them for almost two weeks?