Dumb as a post
What? No Netflix?
Starring David Brooks, Maureen Dowd, and Paul Krugman
In what seems like a truly stupid idea, the Weinstein's have inked a deal to give Blockbuster exclusive rights to their future DVDs. So Bobby, The Nanny Diaries, The Protector, and many others will be kept out of Netflix, Hollywood Video, and local stores. Blockbuster will be your only option. Which is bad for consumers, who'll see their choices restricted, and bad for those involved with the movies, who'll see their efforts constrained to a limited audience. It's the TimesSelect of film distribution: bad for everything but the bottom line.
No, Times Select is bad for the bottom line as well.
Why is this stupid? Two of the three Blockbusters in my neighborhood are other things, a Starbucks and a bank.
So this is simply limiting the DVD release for their films and people will wait for ppv or cable releases.
posted by Steve @ 12:35:00 AM