Universal Backs Away From Planned $60 VOD Release Of Tower Heist

from the joke-wasn't-funny dept

It was barely a week ago when we reported that Universal was planning to test a $60 Video On Demand release of Tower Heist only 3 weeks after the theatrical release of the film. In that report, we noted that theater owners were threatening to boycott the film if Universal went ahead with its plans. We now learn that Universal has given into the demands of theater owners and will be putting off its early VOD release of this film. This is not all too surprising as Universal would not want to damage its relationships with theater owners. However, Universal still plans to go forward in the future with this plan as soon as it finds a mutually beneficial deal with theater owners. Nowhere, however, is there any indication that Universal is seeking a plan that is mutually beneficial to consumers.

Filed Under: $60, movie windows, theaters, tower heist, video on demand, vod
Companies: comcast, nbc universal

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    Anonymous Coward, 13 Oct 2011 @ 7:57pm

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    The key word there is "could" not "will", the way Americans are they probably never invite nobody just so they don't need to clean up after.

    I can see problems arising from this, how many people would handle the pressure of another one badmouthing them to others because he was not invited? This is the country and time where people get angry at you because you didn't friended them on Facebook.

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