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Consumer Spending on Home Entertainment Up Slightly in 2013 | Home Media Magazine

Consumer Spending on Home Entertainment Up Slightly in 2013 | Home Media Magazine | Blu-ray Disc | Scoop.it
Consumer spending on home entertainment finished the year essentially flat with the previous year, with a total of $18.2 billion spent in 2013 on packaged media (Blu-ray Disc and DVD) and the various incarnations of electronic delivery.
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UltraViolet Enjoys Record Week | Home Media Magazine

UltraViolet Enjoys Record Week | Home Media Magazine | Blu-ray Disc | Scoop.it
UltraViolet topped off a year of major growth with its best week ever.
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Consumers take to Ultraviolet as the Movie cloud continues to grow

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'Despicable Me 2,' 'Fast & Furious 6' Top Disc Charts For Third Week | Home Media Magazine

'Despicable Me 2,' 'Fast & Furious 6' Top Disc Charts For Third Week | Home Media Magazine | Blu-ray Disc | Scoop.it
Universal's 'Despicable Me 2' continued its impressive holiday run the week ended Dec. 29, landing atop the disc sales charts for a third consecutive week. 'Fast & Furious 6,' also from Universal, was No.
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Disney Takes Control of 'Indiana Jones' Franchise for Future Films

Disney Takes Control of 'Indiana Jones' Franchise for Future Films | Blu-ray Disc | Scoop.it
Disney and Paramount have reached an agreement for the future of the Indiana Jones franchise, giving Disney control over all future films.
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Criterion Releases a Package of Six Foreign Films

Criterion Releases a Package of Six Foreign Films | Blu-ray Disc | Scoop.it
On Tuesday the Criterion Collection releases “Martin Scorsese’s World Cinema Project,” a set of six neglected foreign films that amounts to a masterly mini-festival.
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Criterion always comes through!

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'Man of Steel' Flies High on DVD and Blu-ray Sales Charts | Home Media Magazine

'Man of Steel' Flies High on DVD and Blu-ray Sales Charts | Home Media Magazine | Blu-ray Disc | Scoop.it
Warner Home Video’s 'Man of Steel' was the clear victor for the week ended Nov.
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A Message to Studios & Retailers: BD Content Exclusives Have Gotten Out of Hand

A Message to Studios & Retailers: BD Content Exclusives Have Gotten Out of Hand | Blu-ray Disc | Scoop.it
All right, in the wake of our report on Paramount’s out-of-control retail exclusives on the Star Trek Into Darkness Blu-ray release (which quickl...
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'Monsters University' Goes to Head of the Class, Debuts as No. 1 Disc Seller | Home Media Magazine

'Monsters University' Goes to Head of the Class, Debuts as No. 1 Disc Seller | Home Media Magazine | Blu-ray Disc | Scoop.it
Walt Disney Studios’ highly praised prequel 'Monsters University' easily topped the national home entertainment sales charts the week ended Nov.
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'Star Trek Into Darkness' Blu-Ray Punishes The Fans

'Star Trek Into Darkness' Blu-Ray Punishes The Fans | Blu-ray Disc | Scoop.it
How much does it cost to acquire the "complete" Star Trek Into Darkness blu-ray and how much effort does it take to enjoy it?
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Bill Hunt @thedigitalbits reported this earlier in the week as well

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‘Betty Boop: The Essential Collection’ Comes to Blu-ray

‘Betty Boop: The Essential Collection’ Comes to Blu-ray | Blu-ray Disc | Scoop.it
“Betty Boop: The Essential Collection” features the Fleischer Brothers’ immortal animated song-and-dance star in remastered cartoons.
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Home Media Magazine | Covering DVD news, Blu-ray, high-def and electronic sellthrough for Hollywood, studios and retailers

Home Media Magazine | Covering DVD news, Blu-ray, high-def and electronic sellthrough for Hollywood, studios and retailers | Blu-ray Disc | Scoop.it
HomeMediaMagazine.com covers breaking news about the home entertainment industry.
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The Trouble With Twilight Time

The Trouble With Twilight Time | Blu-ray Disc | Scoop.it
As The Bits’ resident champion for the release of obscure and forgotten films on DVD, I naturally pay a lot of attention to smaller, independent label...
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Panel: Catalog Caught in Balancing Act | Home Media Magazine

Panel: Catalog Caught in Balancing Act | Home Media Magazine | Blu-ray Disc | Scoop.it
Panelists at the Blu-ray Producers panel July 18 at San Diego Comic-Con International reflected on the increasing trend of major studios licensing their catalog to smaller distributors for Blu-ray releases.
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Sony Pictures Taps Man Jit Singh as Home Entertainment President

Sony Pictures Taps Man Jit Singh as Home Entertainment President | Blu-ray Disc | Scoop.it
Man Jit Singh has been named president of Sony Pictures Home Entertainment, replacing David Bishop.
Bishop is set to depart his post in March after Sony chose not to renew his contract. He had been with the company since 2006.
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2014: A Predictably Unpredictable Year | Home Media Magazine

2014: A Predictably Unpredictable Year | Home Media Magazine | Blu-ray Disc | Scoop.it
What will the new year bring? Publisher Thomas K. Arnold takes a guess.
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'Wolverine' Claws to Top of Sales Charts | Home Media Magazine

'Wolverine' Claws to Top of Sales Charts | Home Media Magazine | Blu-ray Disc | Scoop.it
Twentieth Century Fox topped the national home video sales charts the week ended Dec. 8 with The Wolverine, the latest installment in its immensely successful “X-Men” franchise.
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'Star Trek 3' Beams Up Trio of Writers

'Star Trek 3' Beams Up Trio of Writers | Blu-ray Disc | Scoop.it
J.D. Payne and Patrick McKay have been tapped to write Star Trek 3 for Paramount and Skydance Productions.
The duo will join Roberto Orci, who co-wrote the first two installments of the reboot with partner Alex Kurtzman and Damon Lindelof.
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'Fast & Furious 6' DVD Proceeds to Be Donated to Paul Walker's Charity

'Fast & Furious 6' DVD Proceeds to Be Donated to Paul Walker's Charity | Blu-ray Disc | Scoop.it
In the wake of the shocking death of actor Paul Walker, who perished in a fiery crash on Saturday, Universal has decided to donate part of the proceeds from the DVD sales of Fast & Furious 6 to Walker's nonprofit Reach Out WorldWide.
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Sony Inks Distribution, Admin Deal With Criterion | Home Media Magazine

Sony Inks Distribution, Admin Deal With Criterion | Home Media Magazine | Blu-ray Disc | Scoop.it
Sony Pictures Home Entertainment and Criterion Nov. 4 said signed a multi-year distribution and administrative deal.
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Blockbuster to Stop Movie Rentals Saturday

Blockbuster to Stop Movie Rentals Saturday | Blu-ray Disc | Scoop.it
While Dish Network plans to shutter the 300 Blockbuster company stores it still operates by January, most of those outlets have already started winding down. Blockbuster has sent out tweets over th...
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New 'Star Trek' and 'Friday the 13th' Box Sets Offer Big Entertainment, Little Novelty

New 'Star Trek' and 'Friday the 13th' Box Sets Offer Big Entertainment, Little Novelty | Blu-ray Disc | Scoop.it
If there was no greater signal of the end of summer than the release of not one but two Star Trek Blu-ray sets last week, the arrival of a Friday the 13th collection all but puts a bow tie on the beginning of fall.
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Warner Launches Massive Marketing Push for ‘Oz’ | Home Media Magazine

Warner Launches Massive Marketing Push for ‘Oz’ | Home Media Magazine | Blu-ray Disc | Scoop.it
Warner Bros. is launching a massive marketing campaign for the 75th anniversary of 'The Wizard of Oz,' spending an estimated $25 million on advertising and promotional efforts before and after the Oct.
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Blu-ray Saves the Day – Again, and Again, and Again | Home Media Magazine

Blu-ray Saves the Day – Again, and Again, and Again | Home Media Magazine | Blu-ray Disc | Scoop.it
The pattern is this: DVD sales continue to decline, but Blu-ray Disc and digital sales continue to post impressive increases, with the biggest lift, in terms of sheer dollars, always coming from Blu-ray Disc.
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DEG: Blu-ray, Digital Making Up For DVD Revenue Declines | Home Media Magazine

DEG: Blu-ray, Digital Making Up For DVD Revenue Declines | Home Media Magazine | Blu-ray Disc | Scoop.it
Consumer spending on home entertainment dropped slightly during the second quarter of the year, but strong Blu-ray Disc and electronic sellthrough (EST) sales still have the industry up through the first half of 2013, compared to the first six...
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Warner’s '42' Hits Home Run on Disc Sales Charts | Home Media Magazine

Warner’s '42' Hits Home Run on Disc Sales Charts | Home Media Magazine | Blu-ray Disc | Scoop.it
The acclaimed Jackie Robinson biopic '42,' from Warner Home Video, debuted at No. 1 on both national home video sales charts the week ended July 21, easily beating two other new releases.
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