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How Netflix 'Crouching Tiger' deal sets theater chains against studios
How Netflix 'Crouching Tiger' deal sets theater chains against studios

The Netflix deal to finance Weinstein Co.'s "Crouching Tiger" sequel is opening a new front in the long-simmering conflict between Hollywood studios and theater owners. Three of the nation's largest theater chains said Tuesday that they would refuse to screen "Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon: The Green Legend" next summer because the Weinstein film would be available on Netflix on the same day it hits Imax theaters. "When people hear about things in the Internet world, they expect to be able to have access to it right then," said Ted Sarandos, chief content officer for Netflix. "The last holdout to this is movies, which are marketed sometimes a...

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