New on Blu-ray & Digital HD this week

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What’s new on Blu-ray and Digital HD this week? The futuristic film Snowpiercer starring Chris Evans and Tilda Swinton is now available in a 2-Disc set from Anchor Bay that includes one BD full of bonus…

World Series streaming live on MLB.TV At Bat app for iOS

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This year’s Major League Baseball World Series will stream live for the first time via the MLB.com At Bat app for Apple iOS iPhones, iPads, and iPod touch devices. The live game streaming, which has already…

Walmart’s InstaWatch for Vudu expands digital copy access

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Walmart has launched the InstaWatch service for use with Vudu accounts that gives customers a digital copy of every eligible Blu-ray Disc or DVD that’s purchased at a Walmart store or online at Walmart.com. Previously, digital…

Netflix announces original survivalist thriller series ‘Between’

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This morning, Netflix announced a new original survivalist thriller series called “Between” that will premiere on City television stations in Canada, the soon-to-be-released Canadian subscription video streaming service shomi, and on Netflix wherever available. For Canadian residents, however, the…

HBO to launch stand-alone streaming service

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HBO’s  chairman and CEO  Richard Plepler said the company is planning to launch a stand-alone, over-the-top streaming service sometime in 2015. What the service will be called, and further details of the web-only product were not revealed. But…

Muhammad Ali doc released to Digital HD, Blu-ray & DVD to follow

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Universal Pictures Home Entertainment has released the documentary film I Am Ali to Digital HD format, four weeks ahead of packaged disc formats. The film can be purchased or rented in HD quality from digital vendors…

Hercules Extended Cut announced for Digital HD & Blu-ray

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If you enjoyed last summer’s blockbuster Hercules starring Dwayne Johnson, some additional unseen footage may be something to look forward to. Paramount Home Entertainment has announced dates and pre-order availability of the Extended Cut of Hercules…

‘The Scorpion King 4: Quest for Power’ headed straight for Digital HD & Blu-ray

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Universal Studios has announced The Scorpion King 4: Quest for Power will release straight to home media formats, first on Digital HD January 6, 2015, followed by the DVD and Blu-ray releases on January 20, 2015….

Netflix subs pay more for 4k video

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Netflix subscribers who want to stream in 4k video now need to pay more for the service. As the graphic above points out, the $11.99 per month “4-Screens + HD” is required for Ultra HD playback…

Amazon green-lights second season of original series ‘Transparent’

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Amazon Studios has given the green light to a second season of the original series Transparent starring Jeffrey Tambor. The new series, currently with a 98-percent critic rating on Rotten Tomatoes, was released in full to…

New releases on Blu-ray, DVD and Digital HD this week

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Here’s what’s new on Blu-ray Disc, DVD, and Digital HD this week. The Tom Cruise/Emily Blunt action film Live Die Repeat: Edge of Tomorrow is now available in several packaged editions including a three-disc combo with…

Redbox Instant by Verizon video service to shut down Oct. 7

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Only nineteen months after initially launching the Redbox Instant by Verizon online streaming video service will officially shut down on October 7 at 11:59 p.m. Pacific Time. The joint venture between Verizon and kiosk movie rental…

Hulu Plus app redesigned for iPad & iPhone, optimized for iOS8

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Hulu has updated the iOS app for iPad, iPhone and iPod touch devices with a new design, and added optimization for iOS8 and the just-released iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus. According to Hulu the new…

Flixster Shuts Down Community Site

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Flixster shut down their seven-year-old community site as of yesterday, September 30. The online forum provided a place to review movies, share images, and discuss titles with other Flixster members. But after seven years, the online…

Vudu begins month-long sale on digital HD movies

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Digital movie service Vudu has begun an all-month “customer appreciation” sale during which time there will be a different blockbuster movie every day for $9.99 in HDX format. They’ve also got their usual monthly deals on…

MLB.com At Bat iOS app to live stream postseason games through World Series

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Just in time for the postseason, Major League Baseball has updated the MLB.com At Bat app for iOS devices to live stream select games through the World Series. This is a first for MLB, and another…

Netflix to partner with Weinstein on feature film

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Netflix has announced they will partner with Weinstein Company to release a full-length feature film for 2015. The feature film, the first for Netflix, will be a sequel to Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (2001), directed by…

Verizon FiOS adds 10 live channels to mobile apps

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Verizon FiOS TV customers who use the FiOS Mobile App now have 10 additional channels to choose from. Today the company announced networks such as FOX Sports 1, Showtime Family Zone, and Starz Kids & Family…

Amazon releases 10 episodes of dark comedy ‘Transparent’

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Amazon has released all 10 episodes of the dark comedy “Transparent” on the Prime Instant Video platform. The entire new series is available at no extra charge to all Prime Instant Video members located in the US,…

‘Hercules’ slated for early Digital release, Blu-ray & DVD to follow

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Paramount/MGM’s Hercules starring Duane Johnson will release to digital two weeks before disc formats hit shelves. The movie will be available to purchase in Digital HD/SD on October 21, while the Blu-ray, Blu-ray 3D, and DVD…

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