just procrastinating

Friday, October 28, 2005

I've seen a few things lately about this debate over closing the video window, you know the timing from theatrical release to DVD then to Cable Pay Per View and then to cable. Here M. Night Shyamalan weighs in with someting that gets to the true demand for seeing a movie in the theater:
In what points to a growing debate over same-day theater/cable/VOD movie releases, famed director M. Night Shyamalan said in a speech at ShowEast that theater owners should have "zero tolerance" for the practice. "If this goes through, you know theaters are closing down," Shyamalan said.

I guess that's true, at least the marginal ones. There will probably always be demand for seeing something on the big screen. But why deal with the hassles of annoying theater patrons and their cell phones and sweaty elbows if you don't have to?

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