Los Angeles – The Hollywood movie studios are looking to experiment with
shortening the traditional four-month window between when a movie is released
to theaters and when it becomes available on home video, in a bid to generate
more revenue from new video-on-demand and other services, Variety reports.
in Wonderland" will become available on DVD three months after its
Time Warner Cable is also reportedly looking to create a
service that offers movies 30 days after their release, at a premium of $20 per
Sources told Variety that nearly every studio told exhibitors they
wouldn’t support a 30-day window, but a 60-day window could prove more
Studios also reportedly would like to see a home viewing fee of between
$30 and $50 for films still in theaters.