Hollywood studios appear to be abandoning Tuesday as the traditional release day for new DVDs, Video Business observed on its website Tuesday. The trade publication noted that Paramount, Sony and Anchor Bay Entertainment are all releasing new titles on different days in the fourth quarter. Paramount, in fact, plans to release three films on December 28, a Sunday. The films are Eagle Eye, Ghost Town and The Duchess. Meanwhile Sony is releasing The House Bunny and Anchor Bay, Traitor on December 19, a Friday. Video Business has noted that the non-Tuesday releases will likely encourage retailers to break the official street date since it will be difficult to police the movable dates. Tom Paine, owner of the DVD Now chain, told the publication, "Everyone will just have their own street date ... and if stores have their own dates, it will just be too chaotic."

19/11/2008