You may get the chance.
Ad Age reports that Comcast, the cable mega-giant, has plans to deliver blockbuster features on pay-per-view the same day they hit theaters. Insiders say prices would have to be a pretty premium for this to work.
Mark Cuban is one of those insiders. He’s an interesting, outspoken soul with his hand in theater ownership (Landmark) and satellite HD ownership (DirecTV’s HDNet.) Cuban expressed excitement, saying a high price point–between $30 and $60–would allow revenue sharing between theaters and cablecasters.
Smaller “day and date” releases have occurred recently, notably with Steven Soderbergh’s Bubble, dropping in theaters, on DVD and on HDNet simultaneously. But this is a whole new level. Talk about skipping the middle man…
TODAY’S QUESTION: How much would you pay to see your most anticipated movie in your home, the day it premieres?