Blockbuster Rents Movies on SD Cards
Of course there's a DRM-related catch. The rental is good for 30 days from purchase. Once you've begun watching the movie, you have 48 hours to finish it. The card-delivered movies will play on any device with an SD slot, such as a computer or Blu-ray player. Titles will be from Paramount and Warner and some will rent for as little as $1.99.
The experiment is running at Dallas-area Blockbuster stores and Hollywood Video stores in Seattle and Portland. It uses technology from NCR Entertainment and MOD Systems. You rent from a kiosk, so maybe there'd be less waiting in line. (This approach implies that the kiosk might move elsewhere. Redbox kiosks are already appearing outside Walmart stores.)
See Home Media.