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Fri, Jul 30, 2021 6:48 AM

Year in title not updating after release date change.

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt9270362

I submitted a change that was accepted, removing the false 1973 release date. 1973 was the production year, but the film was shelved without release. The world premiere was in 2019, as is now listed in the release date section, but the year attached to the title hasn't updated.

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2 m ago

Hi bbbylw -

The title year has now been updated to "2019", the change should be displayed live on the site shortly.

Cheers!

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@Michelle

Thanks!

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt8499896/

This is another entry with the same issue, where the year in the title didn't update properly after I submitted the correction. Is this a common bug?

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Hi bbbylw -

The title year has now been adjusted to "2013" for the title "A Fall from Grace".  As forthehorde mentioned in an earlier comment, sometimes the change following the Release Date update can take several days.

Cheers!

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@Michelle

Yeah, these corrections were approved weeks ago, so something had definitely gone wrong.

Thanks for your help.

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Here's yet another one, lists 2021, should list 2020

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt7638348/releaseinfo

Please let me know if it's preferrable to make a new thread for these separate issues or if it's ok to just post them here.

Thanks

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Hi bbbylw -

You are welcome to post any title/year issues you encounter on this thread.  In this case, I was unable to locate any "2020" release date displayed for this title.

If you are certain the title was released in 2020, you are welcome to submit the "2020" release year, and upon approval the title year should automatically be updated accordingly.

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2 m ago

When did you delete it? Sometimes it takes several days for title year to update. But this could be the reason for not changing if enough time has passed:

Please note that there are occasional exceptions to this rule. If there is a long gap between the completion of a film and its first public release it can be more representative to list the year the film was completed so as to more accurately reflect the title on the associated cast and crew name pages

https://help.imdb.com/article/contribution/titles/title-formatting/G56U5ERK7YY47CQB

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2 m ago

Just a food for though;

Gap for the given example in the guidelines for this "long gap" exception scenario  (Something's Got to Give): 39 years (2001-1963)

Gap for the title referenced in this thread: 46 years (2019-1973)

Sometimes life does not make sense.