Originally Posted by 42Plasmaman
Redbox does not really care about their customers other than they provide revenue. They are a business, not a humanitarian service.
They care enough not to do what the studios want and to take them to court.
With the new imposed requirements by the studios, their profits would plummet, thus they lose revenue, then go out of business.
The difference is the price paid to a wholesaler versus to a retailer. This will hardly cause them to go out of business. Just add some time to the ROI, that's all.
I agree that Hollywood studios are greedy but they do not force ANYONE to view or purchase their products. It's by freewill that consumers choose to view and purchase their products.
And consumers are gobbling up D/D DVD releases for a buck a night. Consumers have already proved they want it - and a few studios have proved they DON'T want it. Of course a few studios have said they will support it.
After all, the stuidos and their investors MUST INVEST a large amount of money in hopes of turning a profit on their investments.
LOL . . . the cost of making movies for the most part is totally out of control. The fact that they sink 10's and 100's of millions of dollars into a movie does not mean they should have some guarantee of getting it back and then some. Movies are still entertainment and entertainment can be judged subjectively
It will be interesting though how this turns out since I haven't seen anyone post any ruling regarding the lawsuit against Fox and Uni.
Neither has actually gone to trial