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Posted: Jul 13, 2006 Published: Jul 14, 2006 0 comments

Warner Home Video has officially announced its first titles on the Blu-ray Disc format. On August 1st the studio will bow <I>Good Night and Good Luck</I>, <I>Kiss, Kiss, Bang, Bang</I>, <I> Rumor Has It</I> and <I>Training Day</I>.

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Scott Wilkinson Posted: Apr 22, 2009 0 comments

If you're like most early adopters, you have a stack of HD DVDs in your collection. You might still have an HD DVD player as well, but you probably also have a Blu-ray player by now, and the HD DVD spinner is likely gathering dust awaiting disposal on eBay. But what to do with those HD DVDs?

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Scott Wilkinson Posted: Apr 22, 2009 0 comments
If you're like most early adopters, you have a stack of HD DVDs in your collection. You might still have an HD DVD player as well, but you probably also have a Blu-ray player by now, and the HD DVD spinner is likely gathering dust awaiting disposal on eBay. But what to do with those HD DVDs?
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Posted: Mar 21, 1999 0 comments

In an effort to regain full control of its video library worldwide, <A HREF=http://www.mgm.com">Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer</A> announced last week that it has entered into an agreement with <A HREF="http://www.warnerbros.com">Warner Bros.</A> for an early termination of its existing video-distribution agreement with Warner Home Video. The original agreement with WHV was to end in May 2003.

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Barry Willis Posted: Apr 19, 1998 0 comments

On April 13, <A HREF="http://www.warnerbros.com">Warner Bros. Home Video</A> announced a program intended to introduce the DVD to a new generation of movie fans. WB will bundle DVD players and discs for video dealers to rent to their customers. "The rapid growth of DVD now makes rental a viable business opportunity for rental retailers," says Thomas Lesinski, Warner Home Video senior vice president for marketing.

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SV Staff Posted: Aug 15, 2008 0 comments
What better way to celebrate Warner Bros. 85th anniversary than with the release of 85 of its best flicks on video on-demand?  Many of the movies will be showing in HD, so it's a great opportunity to check out some truly classic movies. How...
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SV Staff Posted: Mar 23, 2010 0 comments
If you prefer to get your movies from Netflix or a kiosk rather than a rental store, you'll be waiting a full month longer than everyone else to get the latest Warner Bros. movies. Warner Bros. has signed an agreement with Blockbuster to let them...
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SV Staff Posted: Jun 11, 2008 0 comments
Interesting times in Hollywood. As movie budgets grow and grow, Warner Bros. has announced they're cutting the number of films they'll produce in half for 2009. Where's their money gonna come from? In a story in Home Media Magazine, the CEO of...
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Barry Willis Posted: Jul 25, 1999 0 comments

Stanley Kubrick's last film, <I>Eyes Wide Shut</I>, is too risqu&#233; for tender American sensibilities. Apparently, that is the position of executives at <A HREF="http://www.warnerbros.com/">Warner Bros.</A>, who contrived to have digitally generated human figures inserted into an orgy scene in the controversial adult drama starring Tom Cruise and Nicole Kidman.

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Posted: Oct 12, 2006 0 comments

Earlier in the year rose-colored glasses must have been somewhat in style when Warner's Steve Nickerson was <a href="http://ultimateavmag.com/news/081006sopranosHDDVD/">quoted</a> as saying that Warner, which supports both Blu-ray and HD DVD, expected consumers to spend "between $225 million and $500 million during the fourth quarter (of 2006)." He also predicted that by the end of 2006 that there would be 500,000 Blu-ray and HD DVD standalone players sold, plus two to three million game consoles and two to four million computers with HD DVD or Blu-ray capability.

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Barry Willis Posted: Feb 17, 2002 0 comments

Warren Lieberfarb, head of <A HREF="http://www.warnerhomevideo.com">Warner Home Video</A>, thinks Hollywood just doesn't get it when it comes to DVD. In his view, the film industry is making a big mistake by continuing to support the rental market when the real bucks are in sales.

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Mark Fleischmann Posted: May 13, 2010 0 comments
Warner is sweetening its DVD2Blu program, which lets you exchange your old DVDs for new Blu-ray discs. The price per exchange has dropped from $7.95 to $4.95.
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Mark Fleischmann Posted: Jan 04, 2008 0 comments
Warner Bros. -- which until now has released titles on both Blu-ray and HD DVD -- will go Blu-ray-only, Reuters reported today.
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Mark Fleischmann Posted: Dec 21, 2009 0 comments
All new theatrical titles from Warner Home Video will include both Blu-ray discs and DVDs in a single Combo Pack. The packages will also include Digital Copy, which allows the content to be bumped to various devices.
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SV Staff Posted: May 01, 2008 0 comments
Don't look now, but one of the windows just got a little smaller. You know - the windows. The time lag between the theatrical release of a movie, and its other releases. How many times have you heard Uncle Ernie say, "Why the heck should I...

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