Netflix’s milestone moment: A big-name movie to debut simultaneously in theaters and on Netflix

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Netflix is no stranger to producing its own content, but now the online video-on-demand (VoD) giant is ramping things up a notch as it prepares to launch its first full-length feature film. As Variety reports, Netflix has inked a deal with indie film studio The Weinstein Co. that will see the sequel to martial arts classic Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon, debut on both Netflix and in IMAX cinemas simultaneously – on August 28, 2015. This is a natural progression for Netflix as it edges further into the original and exclusive content realm to differentiate itself from other players in the...


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