BlockBuster distributing Warner Bros rentals month after release

BlockBuster distributing Warner Bros rentals month after release

Summary: BlockBuster is pulling back a bit on that immediate rental program announced recently. Now Warner Bros. DVDs will only be available to rent via BlockBuster kiosks at 28 days after the release.

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BlockBuster is pulling back a bit on that immediate rental program announced recently. Now Warner Bros. DVDs will only be available to rent via BlockBuster kiosks at 28 days after the release.

The benefits for BlockBuster here includes "lower acquisition costs, a direct relationship with the Studio, and access to ample quantities of theatrical new release product four weeks after the street date." But BlockBuster, which is in dire need of help, is slowly losing its newfound edge to Netflix and Redbox, among other online rental services.

At least new releases from 20th Century Fox and Universal Studios will be available immediately at BlockBuster kiosks...for now.

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  • The real news here is that Blockbuster still exists.

    I thought Netflix killed them a couple of years ago.
    matthew_maurice
  • Blockbuster sucks

    Going further, Warner Bros and Blockbuster suck... They both started this 28 day dely because Blockbuster couldnt compete with Redbox or Netflix so it serves them both right.

    I dunno about any of you guys but to me, I just wait the 28 Days and rent it at Redbox or Netflix because I dont like companies maniplating the market and wont support them.
    slickjim
  • RE: BlockBuster distributing Warner Bros rentals month after release

    After spending all the money on advertising now Blockbuster is dining on fine crow with a slice of humble pie.
    Scatcatpdx
  • RE: BlockBuster distributing Warner Bros rentals month after release

    Those kiosks are not owned by blockbuster. They are owned by NCR. Blockbuster has nothing to do with the kiosks other then their name
    MarineCorps1
  • A crummy company with a crummy history

    Why it's taking them so long to die, is beyond me. At least Hollywood Video had the good graces of packing it in quietly.

    Kiosks or stores, I will never rent from Blockbuster again.
    LTV10