28 Days Later was a scary movie, sure, but 28 days later is an even scarier reality for Blockbuster. Starting tomorrow, that’s the amount of time that Warner Home Video will be delaying new releases to Blockbuster and other video stores. Home Media Magazine reports an agreement between the two sides giving Blockbuster access to new films, a full month before Redbox and Netflix, has expired. The report notes the possibility that Dish Network Corp., owner of Blockbuster LLC, is working on an interim solution which would still see new-release Warner titles on shelves on time, with Blockbuster buying the titles at retail and then renting them. [ Editor’s Note ] The LA Times writes that Warner will delay new releases even longer to disc-by-mail and kiosk, when deals with Netflix and Redbox are re-negotiated.
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