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DREDD, DEAD IN THEATERS, RESURRECTED ON DISC

January 17, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

It may have been one of the biggest flops of the year at the domestic box office, but Lionsgate’s Dredd debuted at No. 1 on the DVD and Blu-ray Disc sales charts last week. According to the Nielsen VideoScan First Alert sales chart, Dredd beat out another box-office disappointment, Disney’s Frankenweenie. Dredd earned just $13.4 […]

KIDS VIDEOS AMONG MOST POPULAR OF 2012

December 13, 2012 by · 1 Comment 

Home-video releases aimed at kids are usually best sellers each year. Parents realize that the discs can bring their kids “endless hours of enjoyment,” as the ads say. This year proved to be no exception, as six of the top ten sellers turned out to be animated features. If there was a surprise in the […]

WARNER BROS: NO MORE DIRECT-TO-DVD MOVIES

August 14, 2012 by · 2 Comments 

Given the fall-off of DVD/Blu-ray sales, it now no longer makes sense for a studio to produce movies that bypass a theatrical release and go directly to home video. At any rate, it no longer makes sense for Warner Bros. to do so, the studio indicated on Monday. As reported by Home Media magazine, Warner […]

IS JOHN CARTER MAKING A COMEBACK ON DVD?

June 14, 2012 by · 3 Comments 

Will John Carter, which turned out to be the Walt Disney Co.’s biggest bomb in the studio’s history when it debuted at the box office this year, be redeemed on the home-video market? That possibility emerged Wednesday as Nielsen VideoScan First Alert placed the movie at No. 1 on its DVD and Blu-ray Disc sales […]

MORE CONSUMERS ACCESSING TV VIA THEIR GAME DEVICES

April 10, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Some 38 percent of U.S. households now are able to connect to the Internet via their TV sets, most of them by using a Blu-ray Disc player or an electronic game device, according to the Leichtman Research Group’s quarterly Emerging Video Services report. That percentage is up from 24 percent just two years ago. The […]

BLU-RAY A BOON FOR HOME VIDEO

February 1, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

It wasn’t all gloom and doom for the home video industry last year. According to a note to clients from Morgan Stanley analyst Benjamin Swinburne, sales of movies on Blu-ray Discs increased 11 percent, with Blu-ray representing 27 percent of the top titles of the year. The Morgan Stanley note observed that Blu-ray sales for […]

BLOCKBUSTER TO LAUNCH BIG MOVIE PROMOTION

November 17, 2011 by · 1 Comment 

A week before Black Friday, Blockbuster is kicking off what it calls Open House Weekend with a slew of bargains at its remaining 1,500 stores, including 49-cent catalog rentals and 99-cent video games. Other deals available on November 19 and 20 include a Blu-ray Disc player for $49.99 for any customer who signs up for […]

BLOCKBUSTER EXPRESS UNVEILS NEW RENTAL FEES

November 4, 2011 by · 1 Comment 

Blockbuster Express, the kiosk operator owned by NCR Corp., not the DISH satellite company, which owns the brick-and-mortar stores, will inaugurate a new pricing structure for movie rentals beginning Nov. 8. Users will have to pay $3.00 for the first night during the first 28 days after a movie’s release. From the 29th day until […]

CAPTAIN AMERICA WHIPS JACK SPARROW

November 3, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Paramount Home Entertainment’s Captain America: The First Avenger sent Disney’s Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides to the plank last week. The Marvel superhero debuted in first place on the DVD and Blu-ray Disc charts, according to Nielsen VideoScan First Alert. According to Home Media magazine, Blu-ray Disc sales for Captain America accounted for […]

STUDIOS SEE SHIFT IN MARKETPLACE FOR HOME ENTERTAINMENT

November 1, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Studios that have seen sales of DVDs plummet in recent years — particularly since the beginning of the recession in early 2008 — finally got some good news in a report by Digital Entertainment Group (DEG), the industry-funded company that promotes and tracks home entertainment usage. In a new report, DEG said that a surge […]

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