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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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Mark Fleischmann Posted: Mar 24, 2009 0 comments
Warner Bros. is launching an on-demand DVD release program that will vastly expand the number of titles available on disc.
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Posted: Mar 18, 2006 0 comments

<B>Three Warner HD DVD Titles To "Launch" HD DVD</B>
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The HD DVD launch is beginning with a whimper. Warner Home Video, the only studio committed to supporting the March 28th debut of HD DVD hardware has officially announced it will not have software titles ready until April 18th, citing technical issues as cause. While more titles are to follow in subsequent weeks, exactly three titles are currently announced for the new April start date, <I>Million Dollar Baby</I>, <I>The Phantom of the Opera</I>, and <I>The Last Samurai</I>.

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Jon Iverson Posted: Apr 08, 2001 0 comments

There may be more than 220 <A HREF="http://www.imax.com">IMAX</A> theaters operating in 28 countries around the world, but videophiles still love to get their hands on IMAX videos, long acknowledged to be some of home theater's finest demo materials. Favorites among the dozen IMAX DVDs already available include <I>Super Speedway</I>, <I>Everest</I>, and <I>The Magic of Flight</I>. Now, more are on the way.

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Mark Fleischmann Posted: Mar 09, 2011 0 comments
Warner Bros. will distribute movies through Facebook, the studio revealed this week. The first movie to hit the social networking site will be The Dark Knight.

The move is experimental. It comes on the heels of another unorthodox movie-distribution move, in which the studio offered two movies as Apple Store apps for the iPad, iPhone, and iPod touch.

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SV Staff Posted: Dec 26, 2008 0 comments
Warner Music Group can't catch a break. While most music labels are trying to find any revenue they can, Warner just pulled out of a contract with YouTube. Considering how many people go to YouTube to find new music, this move is pretty...
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Posted: Oct 23, 2005 0 comments

Some are calling it the end of the format war, others are calling it the beginning. Warner Home Video announced last week that it has joined the Blu-ray Disc Association and will release its films on Blu-ray, and, ostensibly, HD DVD as well. Universal is now the only studio of the six majors to be committed to HD DVD and not Blu-ray.

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Posted: Jun 28, 2007 0 comments

According to a report by Video Business, Warner is sending out some mixed messages regarding the launch of its Total HD Blu-ray/HD DVD combo discs. The launch was originally set for later this year, but at the Entertainment Supply Chain Academy conference in LA this week one Warner exec was quoted as saying there was no official launch date and that a Q4 2007 launch for Total HD is "unlikely," while another exec cited a first-quarter 2008 launch for the combo format.

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Mark Fleischmann Posted: Jun 12, 2008 0 comments
Warner Bros. will kill the recently merged New Line Cinema, cut its overall theatrical release schedule in half, and build profit streams from Blu-ray and video on demand, Time Warner CEO Jeff Bewkes recently told an investor conference.
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Posted: Jan 04, 2007 0 comments

The format war just took and interesting turn as some juicy pre-CES news leaked out to the Internet today courtesy of the New York Times. Next week at CES Warner will be announcing the Total HD disc, which will carry both Blu-ray and HD DVD transfers of a title on a single disc.

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Posted: Sep 03, 2006 0 comments

Warner is behind HD on disc in a big way. On September 26th it will release a total of ten titles from the Warner catalog to the Blu-ray and HD DVD formats, including the recent <I>Tim Burton’s Corpse Bride</I> on Blu-ray.

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SV Staff Posted: Apr 22, 2009 0 comments
I still have a few HD DVDs sitting around my house that I haven't been able to bring myself to get rid of. It might be worth digging them out, though, and trading them in using Warner Bros.' new RED2BLU program. $4.95 plus a shipping charge...
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Mark Fleischmann Posted: Dec 13, 2007 0 comments
Hopes for a disc that would play in either HD DVD or Blu-ray players died a few weeks ago when Warner suspended plans to market what it had called a Total HD disc.
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Mark Fleischmann Posted: May 15, 2009 0 comments
Some of us fantasize about being on Mystery Science Theater. A few of us, perhaps, may see ourselves as Beavis or Butthead. But all of us will get a new way to hobnob with other viewers when the Blu-ray version of Warner's Watchmen hits the streets. This BD-Live release will sync with Facebook, letting users of the social networking site commune with one another while they watch the movie.

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