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Movies, DVDs, and Studios

From Slashdot, a link to a NYT Times article (BugMeNot for login):

Summer Fading, Hollywood Sees Fizzle
An article about the downturn in movie attendance that actually hits at the true cause of the trend: better DVD and home systems coupled with worse movies. The previously-popular scapegoat of "fileswappers and pirates" is nowhere to be seen. Instead, it sounds like the movie studios are realizing the seriousness of the situation (and that they've been producing a lot of crap).

Also, some surprisingly anti-theater comments from Disney's Iger, suggesting that DVDs be released coincidentally with theater releases. (Personally, I'd be happy if they abandoned the lame region codes. I don't find waiting for a DVD release to be that bad, especially if they use the time to add extra features.)
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