Thursday, October 27, 2011


Warner Bros has decided to give Blockbuster the same month long delay the studio loves so much before new movies can be rented out as its competitors, Redbox and Netflix. While Blockbuster has had delays at its kiosks already, being first to get new flicks in stores has been a part of its marketing for a while. The LA Times reports Blockbuster so far is turning to simply buying the copies it needs at retail to rent them out immediately, but we'll see how long that lasts. If you enjoy your discs via kiosk or mail don't think you're out of the woods either, as the paper mentions Warner wants to delay new flicks to those outlets even longer when their deals are renegotiated.

1 comment:

  1. I’m really glad to hear that a company is standing by its word and doing all they can to fulfill their promise to customers. I’m sure Warner Brothers wasn’t expecting Blockbuster to stand up to them like that. It seems to me that Warner Brothers would rather corner customers into purchasing these movies by giving them no other (legal) viewing alternative for 28 days than actually work to improve the value of their product. I praise Blockbuster for making such a bold move to not only keep their competitive edge but also for standing up for consumers. I have to say that ever since DISH bought Blockbuster, I’ve seen both companies greatly improve their services and products. I even tried out the Blockbuster Movie Pass recently and liked it so much, I decided to keep it. Keep up the good work, Blockbuster!


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