As you might expect, not everyone is keen on the idea of the last frontier — the exhibition viewing window that keeps a movie exclusive to theaters for a certain period of time — toppling in the face of Parker's lust for innovation. Deadline had some choice quotes from distributors and exhibitors:
• "This news is so damaging, I can’t tell you right now how unhappy I am."
• "It would be the beginning of the end, and half of the theaters in this country would close."
• "Hopefully, this will fail."
• "Anyone who thinks this is going to work in this day and age needs their head examined."
I see new releases being sold on DVD in Chinatown before they're in theatres here