Monday, August 26, 2019

DISNEY MAY BECOME MEMBER OF 28-DAY-DELAY CLUB

June 6, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Walt Disney Studios may be about to join other studios that withhold their movies from kiosk operators Redbox and Blockbuster Express for at least 28 days after they are released for sale. Home Media magazine observed on its website Tuesday that Disney has no formal contract with Redbox and may be experimenting with the 28-day […]

DVD RENTAL, SALES CHARTS PUZZLE

December 23, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

The principal DVD/Blu-ray sales and rental charts seemed all the more puzzling on Wednesday as Home Media magazine reported that the No. 1 rental film of the week was Sony’s The Other Guys, while the same film only ranked No. 5 on the Nielsen VideoScan First Alert sales chart. The explanation was that the higher-ranked […]

BLOCKBUSTER LAUNCHES “WHY WAIT?” CAMPAIGN

November 18, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Making the most of the fact that unlike rivals Netflix and Redbox, Blockbuster does not have to wait 28 days before making all DVD and Blu-ray Discs available for rent on the day they are released, Blockbuster has produced two “Why Wait?”-themed commercials that are due to air during ABC’s Nov. 22 Dancing with the […]

SONY WITHHOLDS KARATE KID FROM NETFLIX FOR 28 DAYS

October 7, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Sony Pictures Home Entertainment apparently wants to see whether withholding DVD titles from Netflix for 28 days will boost sales. It said Wednesday that it plans to release some DVDs to the online rental company on the same day they hit retailers and others four weeks later. The first movie being delayed is The Karate […]