Watchlist: Notifications when a title in your watchlist is released

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If a movie is not yet released at the time of adding it to watchlist, then notifications should be given when the movie is released.
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Watchlist Email Notifications for Theatrical Releases
karink (IMDb Staff Member) wrote on Mon Oct 1 2012 14:52:48:
This past week, we launched a new feature: an email when a title on your Watchlist goes into wide release in theaters. We are beta testing this feature so we’re currently limited to US wide releases and have subscribed all IMDb customers who have a Watchlist, have told us that they are in the United States, and haven’t opted out of emails.

We’re only sending an email when a title on your Watchlist is going into wide release, so you may not get an email each week – in fact, you may not ever get an email if the titles in your Watchlist aren’t being widely released. We hope that’s not the case!

If you don’t live in the United States (or haven’t told us that you live in the US), but would like to be a part of our beta group, you are welcome to subscribe to the email by checking the box next to “Watchlist Updates” in the email section of, but be aware that the emails we’re sending now are for the US theatrical wide releases. If you do not wish to receive the email, you can unsubscribe by going to the site preferences page and unchecking the box.

Other than creating theatrical release emails for other countries, next versions of Watchlist-related emails that we’re considering are: Watchlist titles coming out on DVD/Blu-ray, Watchlist titles newly available to watch online, Watchlist titles available on TV this week. If you have suggestions for other types of events that you think would make good notifications, please reply to this thread and we’ll take them into consideration.
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I would also like to get notified when something on my watchlist becomes available on DVD....preferably by email.