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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="">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="">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="">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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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>
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="">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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