It appears that Hollywood is no longer waiting for films to leave the theaters before issuing release dates for DVDs and Blu-rays.

A few days back I had discovered that Men In Black III was available for pre-order from And now The Hunger Games and The Avengers are available for pre-order as well.

Spring blockbusters have usually been slated for release during the Christmas season. But it appears they will be released in late summer/early fall.

I guess the earlier release dates can be attributed to the digital film conversion in theaters. It’s much easier to produce blu-rays and DVDs from films that are already in a digital format. The previous 35 mm motion pictures required extensive conversion before they could be made available for distribution on blu-ray and DVD.

Perhaps digital films will be made available for rental or purchase online within weeks of their theatrical release in the near future. Some independent films were already made available during their theatrical run, some on the very day they were released in theaters.