Warner Brothers to Delay Release of Popular DVD Movies to Libraries
Warner Home Video recently announced it will no longer distribute theatrical released movies to public libraries or home video rental stores until 28 days after the movies have been on sale in retail stores.
Nearly three weeks after the latest and final Harry Potter movie DVD was released for sale, library patrons will have to wait until Dec. 9 to borrow it.
And the Cuyahoga County library system already has 1,307 holds for the movie, with more expected.
Robert J. Rua, the Cuyahoga County Public Library’s assistant marketing director, said “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallow, Part 2” is the first movie affected under Warner’s new policy. But there will be more.
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See Also: New Warner Home Video Policy for Select Film Releases (via Midwest Tape News and Views)
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