Today's a big DVD Release day.
First: Brokeback Mountain, the 2-disk Directors Cut of Crash, and the Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, The Witch, and the Wardrobe are all coming out on DVD today. Obviously the importance of DVD sales is higher than ever and we're seeing the DVD's come out very very quick, just like how we saw King Kong come out last week. This is good for the companies that make movies, but horrible for the theathers...but as I learned with articles surrounding the Soderbergh movie Bubble, that studios are making more money off of DVD's than theater runs.
(Also, coming out today the Greatest Game Ever Played, Bee Season, Little Manhattan, Ushpizin, and the 1959 movie The Nun's Story) .
But Second: Studio's are trying for a new type of simultaneous release today as Brokeback Mountain will be the first film to be a download-to-own video the same day as the DVD release.
Two new sites CinemaNow.com and Movielink are offering downloadable movies. These movies are usually $20-27 to download right now, and can only be played on a computer or by hooking your computer up to a TV. You can read more in E!online's article Brokeback Mounts Revolution. Sony and Lionsgate will provide 75 other titles to CinemaNow including Memoirs of a Geisha and Saw II.
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