UPDATED: Well, this appears to be a hoax. Thanks commenter wasted_brain for the update. Slashdot also reported on it here.
Cinematical reports on a Microsoft gesture that might as well leave all video rental stores in the dust.
Keywords: mass production of single-play DVDs.
The catch: even at a reasonable $5 a pop, these new discs require new players. No matter; video geeks would surely know how to rip the said discs to anyone’s hard drive eventually. Give them a 24 hour period upon initial release.
A possible solution to local piracy? I think not. As long as the legal local releases consist mainly of bad B-movies (yes Virginia, there is such a thing as a ‘good‘ B-movie) and forgettable Hollywood fluff, there’ll always be a paying audience for the Quiapo goods.