DVD titles down in '08

Special interest category hit with 23.9% decline

The number of new DVD titles that came to market in the first eight months of this year is off 14.8% from the same period last year, with 7,381 titles as opposed to 8,661 in the same period in 2007, according to the DVD Release Report.

Most of the bleeding has occurred in the special interest category, which suffered a 23.9% fall, accounting for a decline of 656 titles, or more than 50% of the total.