This question stems from a welcomed surprise: Having the Matrix Reloaded DVD released in Costa Rica on Oct. 5, rather than the 14th, which was asserted by Amazon.com as the official release date.
It got me puzzled that the US release date would lag behind other parts of the world, since normally movies are exhibited 1st in America and only a while later in more recondite places, such as where I live.
So I guess my GQ would be: ¿What set of criteria is followed by studios when determining overseas and US DVD release dates?
As a follow up, anyone in the know willing to explain this in the context of Matrix Reloaded?
Ps. This has nothing to do with DVD regions. Mine is Region 1, rather than Zone 4, as should be the case for Central America.