23 June 2014 6:04 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Amazon and Warner Home Video are close to a deal that would end a standoff that resulted in the Internet retailer preventing consumers from making pre-orders on DVDs of hit films including “The Lego Movie,” according to sources.

While terms of their new deal were not available, the companies have reached an accord that will allow Amazon to restore “Lego,” which was just made available on DVD earlier this week, as well as other titles from the studio including “Transcendence” and “300: Rise of an Empire,” which already saw its pre-order option restored on the website Monday.

Reps for WB and Amazon declined comment.

Amazon has not been shy about applying pressure on partners with which it is negotiating in order to maximize its cut of DVD sales on its massively popular site. But sellers like WB that come with their own clout to the negotiation table with hit titles »


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