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SV Staff Posted: Nov 16, 2009 0 comments
You'll be in for a disappointment if you decide to rent Disney/Pixar's Up instead of buying it, especially if you're hard of hearing. According to the Consumerist, copies of Up distributed to rental chains like Blockbuster, Netflix, and Redbox are...
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Jon Iverson Posted: Jun 28, 1998 0 comments

At the <A HREF="http://www.digitallivingroom.com/index.html">Digital Living Room</A> conference last week in Laguna Niguel, California, <A HREF="http://www.warnerbros.com">Warner Bros. Online</A> claimed that they have "blended DVD and Internet technology to simultaneously break through the online bandwidth barrier and create a completely new breed of entertainment." Not surprisingly, this DVD/web hybrid technology is called WebDVD.

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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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