According to The Hollywood Reporter, the critical shortage of shelf space at retail is prompting studios to slim down their DVD packages. While most studios have been focusing on TV-DVD, a category known for its bulky, complete-season sets, Sony Pictures Home Entertainment is leading the charge in the movie arena by offering boxed sets of catalog movies in slimmer, trimmer cases. The studio is taking movies that previously were available only as individual units and grouping them by actor, director or theme. Each film comes in an ultra-thin plastic case half as thick as a standard Amaray "keep case".
"We're trying to make more room in people's homes", Sony Pictures Home Entertainment president Benjamin Feingold said. He said the bundling and repackaging initiative is an "intuitive response" to the worsening shelf space crunch at retail -- and in consumer homes.