Paramount tries bringing movies home faster than ever

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[T]he period of time between when a movie premieres in the theaters until you can actually buy or rent it to watch at home, and since the dawn of VHS it’s usually remained at about 90 days or so. Now the Wall Street Journal says Paramount Pictures is testing out a plan with AMC Theaters and Cineplex to release a couple of movies in theaters just six weeks after they premiere instead of three months. The only two movies it’s announced plans for are Paranormal Activity: The Ghost Dimension and Scout’s Guide to the Zombie Apocalypse, but there could be more movies and theaters in the works. – Richard Lawler, Engadget