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Movies on Video

Home video has also changed American film-viewing habits. Within a short time of its theater release, a film usually becomes available on DVD or on the optical disc format Blu-ray.

You will need a DVD or Blu-ray player to view one of these films. These devices are sold either as standalone personal video units with their own built-in screens or as video components designed to hook into television monitors.

In American communities, video rental stores rent both types of discs for modest daily fees. The popular Netflix service specializes in online ordering of movies on video. Certain movies are also available on-demand for a one-time fee on cable and satellite television systems.

Food companies sell movie snacks like popcorn and candies in oversized boxes specifically designed to reproduce the movie theater experience at home.

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