May 10, 1991 |
The home-video rental business, in the doldrums since last Christmas, is finally picking up, retailers from all over the country are happily reporting. Many attribute the boom to "Ghost," the smash hit that has increased traffic in stores. Paramount shipped a record 642,000 copies when the title was released in late March. The release of other popular films, such as "Flatliners," "Pacific Heights," "Presumed Innocent" and "Marked for Death," has contributed to the recent rental surge.