Also, apparently episode 25 wasn't finished and at the theaters, there was basically a title card explaining that the didn't have the second half ready... which also means that people who went to the theater could only buy vouchers that promised them a BD later rather than the BD itself.
They are cutting it pretty damn close!
Wait, Episode 25 was not ready, but episode 26 was? (Or did you mean to say Episode 26?) Interesting also that the theatre goers either didn't receive some sort of compensation being that they bought a ticket and went in expecting to see the finale of the whole thing. (Or was it announced beforehand that the showing would be incomplete and refunds offered?)