Hollywood pushing dates of movies on DVD shorter
According to the Wall Street Journal(sub. rqr’d), the time frame between a movie’s release in theaters and on DVD is getting shorter. A good example is “GI Joe: Rise of Cobra” on DVD, which was releasd three months after the movie was in theaters. Disney is doing the same with its “Alice In Wonderland” 3-D film, which is coming out in June, three months after the movie’s debut in theaters.
The coming release of Walt Disney Co.’s “Alice in Wonderland” might serve as a looking glass into the movie industry’s future.
Instead of releasing the DVD 16 and a half weeks after the movie opens in theaters, Disney plans to put it out after just 12 and a half weeks, even if it is still playing at the multiplex.