Saturday, May 28, 2005

movies arriving day and date in theaters and video

This is an interesting story.

2929 Entertainment is planning on releasing movies simulataneously on home video and in theaters. It's an interesting idea. I heard they did that in Japan with some releases to combat piracy. I'm not sure I'm in favor of it for all movies, but for some smaller movies, it's probably a really good idea. Because if you're not living in LA, NYC, Chicago, etc. A lot of independent movies don't come your way. (Although, I will say that Buffalo, NY has a healthy supply of independent movies.) So releasing them on video right away would allow them to be seen right away by a lot more people. I'm still one of those that enjoys going to movie theaters and seeing movies on the big screen. But I also don't like downloading movies that look terrible. Waste of my time. Anyway, read the article.

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