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BLACK FRIDAY WAS BLU

December 5, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

What with Walmart selling Blu-ray Disc players for $38 on Black Friday, sales of the devices soared 20 percent versus the same day a year ago, even as consumer electronics sales as a whole fell 5.6 percent on the biggest day of the year for retail sales, according to a study by researchers NPD Group […]

DISNEY WITHOLDING JOHN CARTER DISCS FROM NETFLIX, RED BOX

June 8, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Last February, the Walt Disney Co. quietly changed its policy of making DVD releases available to Redbox and Netflix on the same day that they went on sale in stores, but, unlike Universal and 20th Century Fox, it did not offer the two principal rental companies deep discounts on the DVDs in return for accepting […]

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 […]

WAL-MART: LET US PUT YOUR DISCS IN THE CLOUD

March 14, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Consumers with overstuffed home-video libraries will soon be able to take their DVDs and Blu-ray Discs to their local Wal-Mart store and, for $2.00 apiece, have them transferred to “the cloud,” where they can be accessed from connected TV sets, home computers, and mobile devices. The disc-to-digital program was announced Tuesday by Wal-Mart, the largest […]

DVD SALES SHOOT UP AT TARGET

February 23, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

A $9 DVD sale at Target, the No. 2 home-video seller (after Walmart) in the nation, pushed several movies that have been out of the Nielsen VideoScan First Alert top-ten sales list for weeks back into it again. (The Nielsen chart, which does not cite actual grosses, also does not include Walmart sales.) Home Media […]

WALMART TO OPEN STORES AT MIDNIGHT FOR BREAKING DAWN SALE

January 30, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

If movie theaters can release potential blockbusters at midnight on the day of their release why couldn’t stores selling DVDs follow a similar tactic? That apparently is the thinking of Walmart stores, the largest sales outlet for DVDs in the country — it reportedly accounts for 40 percent of all DVD and Blu-ray sales — […]

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 […]

WALMART VIDEO SERVICE TO ALLOW FREE MOVIE DOWNLOADS

November 18, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Add Walmart’s Vudu to the video services scrambling to take advantage of Netflix’s recent stumbles. Until now, if you bought a new DVD or Blu-ray Disc from Walmart, you also had the ability to stream the disc onto your interconnected devices via “the cloud.” That’s OK if you’re at home or close to a wi-fi […]

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 […]

PALIN DOCUMENTARY WON’T CONCEDE DEFEAT

July 25, 2011 by · 3 Comments 

After attracting mostly Sarah Palin fans — and not many of those — during the past two weeks, Stephen K. Bannon is withdrawing The Undefeated from theatrical release and plans to release it on video on demand and pay-per-view beginning Sept. 1. It will then be released on DVD on Oct. 4, ARC Entertainment announced […]