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NOLAN’S FIRST TWO BATMAN MOVIES RETURN TO VIDEO CHARTS

July 26, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Moviegoers who were planning on taking in The Dark Knight Rises, the finale of director Christopher Nolan’s Batman trilogy, apparently decided to take a refresher course on Nolan’s earlier Batman movies, making them the top two sellers on the Blu-ray Disc Chart and Nos. 2 and 3 on the DVD chart, according to Nielsen VideoScan […]

CONSUMERS GO APES IN HOLIDAY DVD BUYS

December 22, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

It doesn’t sound like the kind of movie you’d give to someone as a Christmas gift, but 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment’s Rise of the Planet of the Apes debuted at the top of Nielsen VideoScan First Alert’s DVD and Blu-ray Disc sales charts last week. A movie that does seem like one that you’d […]

MORE GREEN NEEDED FOR REDBOX RENTALS

August 16, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Renting videos on the cheap is becoming increasingly problematic. On the heels of Netflix’s recent announcement that it intends to charge customers 60 percent more if they wish to continue to rent physical DVDs and stream other movies online, comes word that Redbox may also up its prices. <I>Home Media </I>magazine reported on its website […]

BLOCKBUSTER EXPRESS TAKES ON REDBOX

August 4, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

After making it known that it is looking for a buyer for its Blockbuster Express video rental kiosks, NCR said on Wednesday that it plans to launch a big ad campaign touting the advantages of its kiosks over those of its chief rival, Redbox. (The principal advantage, apparently, is that unlike Redbox users, those renting […]

ANALYSTS: NETFLIX MAY LOSE 15 PERCENT OF ITS SUBSCRIBERS

July 27, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Netflix’s decision to increase the subscription price for its users of both the DVD-by-mail and streaming services will result in a loss of more than 15 percent of its customers, according to a study by Frisco, TX-based research firm The Diffusion Group (TDG) and reported on Tuesday by Home Media magazine. In addition, the study […]

RANGO GUNS DOWN RIVALS IN HOME VIDEO DEBUT

July 21, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Paramount may again have been thinking “Who needs DreamWorks Animation?” when its own home-grown Rango climbed to the top of the DVD and Blu-ray sales charts despite being in stores only two days last week. Moreover, according to Home Media, magazine, 46 percent of its sales were recorded for Blu-ray discs. Earlier this month Paramount […]

NETFLIX RETURNS TO ITS ROOTS

July 12, 2011 by · 4 Comments 

Without fanfare, Netflix has begun offering unlimited DVD-only rentals for $7.99 per month. Home Media magazine observed that the company, which had appeared to be moving towards an all-streaming system, has been receiving complaints from subscribers who have no interest in streaming; the new plan reportedly represents an effort to placate them. “Netflix launched a […]

IGER: DISNEY WON’T FORCE NETFLIX, REDBOX TO WAIT 28 DAYS

June 3, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Disney chief Robert Iger has defended his studio’s decision to release Alice in Wonderland to Netflix, RedBox and other discount operators on the same date that it hit retail shelves, rather than force them to wait 28 days as other studios have done. As reported by Home Media magazine, Iger told a New York investors […]

TOP DVD SELLER IS NOT A MOVIE

June 3, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Movies took a backseat to television at the DVD counters of retail stores last week as the Season 2 set of HBO’s True Blood topped the sales charts in its debut, edging out the romantic drama Dear John, starring Channing Tatum and Amanda Seyfried, which became a surprise hit in theaters earlier this year, Home […]