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This surely isn’t the four weeks of Advent, but nevermind, at least Blockbuster (NYSE: BBI) gets some breathing space it desperately needs.…

The Blind Side

This surely isn’t the four weeks of Advent, but nevermind, at least Blockbuster (NYSE: BBI) gets some breathing space it desperately needs. It has a new windowing deal with Warner Bros. (NYSE: TWX) where DVDs and Blu-rays will be available to the customers four weeks before they get released on “either kiosk or other subscription services” (read: Redbox and Netflix). These BB rentals will start same day as DVD sale release, with The Blind Side the first one, available today in BB stores and by-mail. The digital agreement already in place remains unchanged, it said. Details in release.

Here’s BB CEO James Keyes in an interview on this deal with Bloomberg:

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  1. I guess this is what companies do when they can’t win by playing fair. It’s okay though, I’ll wait the extra 4 weeks to get them from Redbox and I’ll be just fine.

  2. You mean like Redbox sueing the studios?

    GO INDIES!

  3. Oh, please, BLOCKBUSTER failed over the past few years to be an innovative player in this space — this is the last death rattle sounding.

    Cut them off. Give DVDs to BLOCKBUSTER 4-weeks AFTER they’ve gone to Kiosks or online.

    Send them a Holiday card at their retirement home each year.

    Consumers will (and it’s been proven) NOT wait and they will not pay $5 bucks a pop for something they know has a value of $1 a pop.

    BLOCKBUSTER could have been a continuing player in this space. Instead, they are headed for the deadpool, slowly…please, someone, throw them a concrete block…

  4. Ardell Elmore Tuesday, March 30, 2010

    Blockbuster in our Community is Dead!! Overpriced and never in stock…stopped going years ago. I will wait the four weeks for Redbox and Netfilx.

  5. RedBox an Indie? I don’t think so, they are owned by NCR.

  6. I just spent several minutes trying to find The Blind Side at a nearby Redbox and stumbled upon this article. I was hoping to see this movie tonight, but will wait until April 20 to get it at Redbox. Screw Blockbuster – they’ve been sticking it to the consumers at $3-$4 a pop for 20 years.

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