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Old November 29th, 2005, 11:22 PM   #1
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Soderberg on the "Bubble"

In case you haven't heard, Mr. Soderberg is planning on releasing his movie "Bubble" in January to theaters, DVD, and cable all at the same time.

This from Slashdot...

"Steve Soderberg’s latest film will be released in a manner that directly challenges the traditional Hollywood distribution chain. Soderberg’s been influenced by Mark Cuban, the dot-com billionaire who owns the NBA’s Dallas Mavericks, and Todd Wagner, another dot-commer whose ideas about the movie business are radical departures. Wagner’s financing this one. The movie, Bubble, is the first of six that Soderberg will film in HD video; all will be released simultaneously in theaters, as HDNet movies, and on DVDs.” From the article: “As independents, Soderbergh and Wagner are willing to talk openly about subjects that are being hotly debated behind closed doors elsewhere in Hollywood. When Disney chief Robert Iger recently brought up the concept of shortening the window between theatrical release and DVD, he was fiercely criticised by the National Association of Theatre Owners."

LOL, well duh.

Any predictions?
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Old November 30th, 2005, 12:30 AM   #2
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i live in nyc and it seems in nyc movies are released in theaters and dvd at the same time anyway, so why not sell dvds legally and take in the profit yourself, as for cable well i just hate cable
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