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WALMART STORES TO CONVERT DISCS TO DIGITAL

April 12, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Wal-Mart Stores on Wednesday gave reporters a preview of its Disc to Digital service, which allows owners of DVDs to bring their favorite discs to a Walmart outlet and, if they can be matched with the titles of some 4,000 titles to which Walmart has secured rights, they’ll be able to stream them online to […]

PEOPLE STILL PREFER TO RENT MOVIES ON DISCS

March 27, 2012 by · 1 Comment 

Netflix chief Reed Hastings may be doing all in his power to encourage consumers to forsake disc rentals and switch to streaming video, but a new study by Rentrak indicates that — by a wide margin — consumers still prefer renting standard DVDs and Blu-ray Discs than streaming them online or renting them via video-on-demand […]

ON DVD PUSS IN BOOTS IS THE CAT’S MEOW

March 1, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

As expected, the DVD sales chart was dominated last week by the debut of DreamWorks Animation’s Puss in Boots. Nielsen VideoScan First Alert observed that the movie, a prequel to Shrek, earned twice as much as the No. 2 DVD finisher, Universal’s Tower Heist and the No. 3 finisher, The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn — […]

REAL STEEL STEALS HOME VIDEO SHOW

February 2, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Disney’s Real Steel, an enormous hit at the worldwide box office last year, with nearly $300 million in ticket sales (thanks largely to an overseas gross of $210 million), arrived on home video last week with another show of strength — debuting at No. 1 on all three major charts: standard DVD sales, Blu-ray Disc […]

REDBOX NOW DVD RENTAL LEADER

January 23, 2012 by · 1 Comment 

According to Consumer research group NPD, most people who rent DVDs or Blu-ray discs now get them from Redbox kiosks. It noted, however, that one of the reasons is that Redbox’s principal competitor, Netflix, is focusing its attention on its streaming service rather than its DVD-by-mail service. According to NPD’s latest study, consumer rentals of […]

LADY, TRAMP TO ROMANCE AUDIENCES AGAIN

January 9, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

The Walt Disney Co. is staggering the release of a digitally restored Lady and the Tramp in February and March. The 1955 feature will make its first appearance in selected theaters on February 2, but unlike some other recent Disney rereleases, it has not been given an expensive 3D makeover, a reflection perhaps of the […]

NEW HOLIDAY BARGAINS AHEAD; WALMART PLANS BLACK SATURDAY

December 15, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

With some reports indicating that holiday sales have not been living up to expectations since last month’s Black Friday, some department stores and consumer electronics outlets are reportedly moving quickly to make sure they’ve reduced inventory substantially before Dec. 25. Walmart said Wednesday that on Saturday, Dec. 17 it plans to offer its “lowest prices […]

GREEN LANTERN IS GREEN ON HOME VIDEO

October 20, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Even though it was released on a Friday, instead of the usual Tuesday for DVD and Blu-ray discs, Warner Home Video’s Green Lantern was the top seller on the Nielsen VideoScan First Alert sales chart, Home Media magazine reported on Wednesday. Taking Blu-ray sales only into account, the No. 1 film was Disney’s The Lion […]

LION KING RETURNING FOR THIRD WEEKEND

September 30, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Given its unpredicted success over the past two weeks, Disney is keeping The Lion King 3D in theaters this weekend, where it could very well retain its throne as the box-office leader for the third weekend in a row. Originally, the studio had planned to give the 1994 movie a two-week revival, primarily to help […]

SUMMER TENTPOLE MOVIES ARRIVING ON DVD

September 22, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

It may be a lousy time of the year at the box office, but all those big summer blockbusters are now arriving on DVD and Blu-ray. And making a big splash. Last week, Paramount Home Entertainment’s Thor hit the top of the Nielsen VideoScan First Alert sales chart, displacing the previous week’s winner, 20th Century […]

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