Blockbuster To Buy Independent Films ent here is planning to buy the rights to about 50 new independent films, according to spokeswoman Karen Raskopf. Most will come from the Showtime cable movie network, which is another division of parent company Viacom, New York. Blockbuster will have the exclusive rights to the films for a certain length of time, which was not disclosed, but will not finance the movies. Blockbuster has already bought the video rental rights for two movies, "Lesser ...

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