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For the traditional theatrical window, the lines continue to blur

For the traditional theatrical window, the lines continue to blur

It's a debate that has raged in the movie business since the era of VHS tapes — how long should studios wait between releasing their movies in theaters and putting them out on home video?

The issue of "windowing" releases has long been one of the biggest sources of tension in the movie business in recent years.  Theater owners, ever protective of their business model, rely on their exclusive access to new movies to preserve ticket sales. But consumers generally want to be able to see movies on DVD, Blu-ray or video on-demand soon after the films are in the multiplexes.

In today's culture of instant, virtually unlimited...

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