Canadian indie video stores take on Disney!
Movie Experts founder Dave Henriques participates in radio interview for Daybreak Montreal, explaining how Disney sees Canada as the 51st state, and attempts to force stores to hold back rentals so that consumers are forced to purchase copies of new movies. It’s a pretty concise explanation of the issues, including the differences between video rentals in the two countries. The biggest difference between the two markets is that the U.S. has allowed kiosks like Redbox to devalue studio product by renting it for .99 cents, whereas these kiosks are few and far between in Canada.
Full 8 minute interview can be heard HERE.
A reminder to everyone who hasn’t been able to sign our in-store petition that Canada’s independent stores have an online petition site set up, where you can also add your voice in support of stores.