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updated 07/23/1990 AT 01:00 AM EDT

originally published 07/23/1990 AT 01:00 AM EDT

Say, home-video consumers, have any of you been clamoring for more commercials to be added to video versions of movies—with no cut in sales or rental cost? If so, you'll be glad to know that Warner Home Video, one report says, "plans to significantly increase the number of ads that will appear on its video releases" (starting with a luggage commercial on Men Don't Leave). First, service station attendants stop cleaning windshields. Then, convenience stores start making you pour your own coffee. Now, the insidious video-commercial trend runs amok. Isn't this how the Roman Empire got into trouble?

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