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HOME VIDEO GOES FROM VCR TO DVD TO BLU-RAY TO CLOUD

December 19, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

In an apparent effort to spur the transition from physical-disc to cloud-based distribution, 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment said on Tuesday that it is releasing the hit action film Taken 2 for downloading or streaming on its Digital HD platform nearly a month before its release in stores on January 15. Priced at around $15, […]

NO LACK OF BUYERS FOR FAMILY FILMS ON DVD AND BLU-RAY

April 5, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Family films continue to outperform on home video — the only bright spot on an otherwise dreary business. The latest evidence is the strong performance of Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked from 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment, which easily captured the top spot on the Nielsen VideoScan First Alert chart for overall disc sales and […]

MACHETE HACKS ITS WAY TO NO. 1 IN DVD SALES

January 13, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Two weeks after receiving word that the state of Texas would not pay $1.75 million in tax rebates for shooting Machete in the state, filmmaker Robert Rodriguez got word Wednesday that the movie sold more copies on DVD than any other film last week. Although actual sales figures are never announced by Nielsen VideoScan First […]

MGM CLASSICS TO BE MANUFACTURED ON DEMAND

November 3, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment, which distributes movies from MGM’s library of classics, has hit on a way to make them available to online retailers who may be reluctant to pile them up as part of their regular inventory, tying up capital in the process. It is teaming up with Allied Vaughn, which produces DVDs […]

“AVATAR” ADDING DVD SALES RECORDS TO ACHIEVEMENTS

May 12, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Predictions that sales of the DVD and Blu-ray version of James Cameron’s Avatar would be weakened by the current lack of 3D home-video systems have not only not come about but, it would seem, sales of the discs are likely to set new records. On Tuesday, 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment said that sales of […]