Interesting idea there from the Mouse… However having just come back from Florida and been to the movies with the misses four times there, I can certainly say the US cinema experience in this area is very much superior to that in the UK, for starters the price is half that of the UK, $15 versus Â£15, the floors and seats were clean and free from guck, against the putridness of every UK cinema I’ve been in. Although this may be the exception to the rule, I’m quite sure that if DVDs came out at the same time as the cinema releases many theatres would close. Some would remain though that perhaps offer something special, a new angle, maybe the chance to dine whilst they watch a flick or something like that? But perhaps what the Mouses angle really is about is eliminating this piracy section where films are camcordered in the cinema and then released? Although we all know that on the day of release the pirates will have a finished article on the streets in less than 30 minutes, and of course it’ll be better quality than the camcorder shite. As for the quality of what’s being turned out, that’s very much a matter of personal opinion, although my own thoughts are that everything I’ve seen this year has been good, but there’s been nothing exceptional. Of course there’s also the almightly $ in Mou$e$ words, sadly everything Di$ney comes with an almightly price tag, and certainly it’s a company targeting the well healed, or those that live on the never never. Unfortunately for Di$ney they rely on the old favourites for the bucks, and to be fair the oldies were and still are the besties, the majority of their new material sucks, visit the parks and all you see are characters from Jungle Book, Mickey, Donald and so on. Buzz and the more contemporary characters get a much smaller piece of the pie. So to some extent it makes sense for Di$ney to come up with an idea like this since most movie stinkers go straight to DVD and bypass the theatres anyway.