I have no idea what to make of the following:
In a recent Variety story on Indie distributors and the high-def disc format war, we learn that some of the indies are going Blu-ray, some HD DVD, some both, and some neither. Nothing surprising there.
Then we learn that the Weistein Company is HD DVD exclusive. Why is that surprising?
Because a year ago the Weinstein Company announced a deal where Blockbuster would be the only place to rent their discs and . . .
Earlier this summer Blockbuster announced that it would only carry Blu-ray discs.
Are the Weinsteins just hedging their bets? Couldn't blockbuster or Sony beat them into sticking with the program? Or is this just another sign of the SNAFU culture at Sony where things that should be easy to control get overlooked?
Or maybe something else entirely?
4 hours ago