On Movies & Movie Collecting: Breaking News – ‘Maid in Sweden’ Has Shipped!

(C) 2022 Kino Lorber/Code Red Maid in Sweden (C) 1971 Cannon Films

As always happens when I order stuff online – especially brand-new Blu-ray releases or big-ticket items like laptop (or desktop) computers – I get antsy whenever I check on the status of a shipment and it seems to be stuck on Not Shipped Yet. Especially when – as is the case with my pre-order of Maid in Sweden – it’s “Drop Day” and for hours on end, Amazon does not send you any updates the night before or early in the morning yet insists that your order will arrive on – in this case – Thursday, August 11.

I have, like many folks who shop on Amazon regularly and pay extra for Amazon Prime privileges, gotten accustomed to fast delivery times, so even if I tell myself to be chill and remember that there was a time when I had to wait over a week (and sometimes longer) for mail orders from catalogs (MicroProse Software sold me quite a few games via their periodic catalogs in the late 1980s and early 1990s).

Even Amazon, before it had distribution centers and/or warehouses in Florida, used to send me stuff from Kentucky or even its home state of Washington, and my orders would take at least five to seven days. Only in the late 2010s and early 2020s have shipping speeds come close to 2-day to even same-day deliveries. And, because I do get stuff on Amazon regularly – including hygiene and food items – I have become used to super-fast deliveries, so much so that I get nervous when there’s no update on the status of an order.

Anyway, I was checking on my order status one last time before logging off, not expecting to see any change on my Maid in Sweden order, but lo and behold, there, on my Amazon Orders page, I saw the magical word Shipped next to the thumbnail with the Blu-ray cover art.

(C) 1971 Cannon Films

What a relief. Now I can stop worrying about that shipment and enjoy the rest of my Wednesday night.  

Published by Alex Diaz-Granados

Alex Diaz-Granados (1963- ) began writing movie reviews as a staff writer and Entertainment Editor for his high school newspaper in the early 1980s and was the Diversions editor for Miami-Dade Community College, South Campus' student newspaper for one semester. Using his experiences in those publications, Alex has been raving and ranting about the movies online since 2003 at various web sites, including Amazon, Ciao and Epinions. In addition to writing reviews, Alex has written or co-written three films ("A Simple Ad," "Clown 345," and "Ronnie and the Pursuit of the Elusive Bliss") for actor-director Juan Carlos Hernandez. You can find his reviews and essays on his blogs, A Certain Point of View and A Certain Point of View, Too.

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