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Edge of Tomorrow gets Early Digital Release, Here’s a Price Comparison

September 11, 2014 |

Warner Bros.’ Edge of Tomorrow has been released early to digital format about four weeks before the film is available on Blu-ray Disc, DVD, and On Demand to rent. You might take notice the movie has gone through of bit … Read More

Streaming vs. Downloading: The Basics You Should Know

August 23, 2014 |

Something that still confuses many digital media consumers is the difference between streaming and downloading. Streaming requires a constant internet connection, whether over Wi-Fi, Ethernet cable, or over 3G/4G phone networks. Downloading requires internet only through the completion of the … Read More

Early Digital Releases include Captain America: The Winter Soldier & Draft Day

August 20, 2014 |

The new trend is to release movies to digital before Blu-ray, DVD, and On Demand rental options are available. Typically, the digital downloads are available a few weeks before the discs release, but occasionally there can be a six week … Read More

Transcendence’ Gets Early Digital Release – Here’s a Price Comparison

July 3, 2014 |

The 2014 film Transcendence starring Johnny Depp is now available to purchase digitally, several weeks ahead of the Blu-ray Disc, DVD, and rental options arrive on July 22. Prices for the Warner Bros.’ title range from $14.99 up to $22 … Read More

Raiders of the Lost Ark films will release to Digital HD, Blu-ray singles to follow

October 18, 2013 |

On Nov. 19, the first three films in the Raiders of the Lost Ark franchise will release to Digital HD format, including Raiders of the Lost Ark, Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom and Indiana Jones and the Last … Read More

‘Star Trek Into Darkness’ Blu-ray & Home Media Release Dates Revealed

July 11, 2013 |

PARAMOUNT HOME MEDIA DISTRIBUTION STAR TREKWhile Star Trek Into Darkness was already available to pre-order on Blu-ray Disc & DVD, the actual release date wasn’t revealed until now. Paramount Home Media has announced the film will release to Blu-ray, Blu-ray 3D, DVD and On Demand on September 10, 2013. What about Digital Download, you might ask? Paramount has decided to initiate an early release for the format, three weeks before on August 20. Read More

G.I. JOE: Retaliation Blu-ray release date & box art

June 4, 2013 |

GI JOE Retaliation Blu-ray DVD UltraVioletParamount has announced the release date for G.I. JOE: Retaliation on Blu-ray 3D, Blu-ray, and DVD will be July 30, 2013. On Demand and UltraViolet copies will also simultaineously be released. The blockbuster film will be available in a Blu-ray 3D/Blu-ray/DVD combo, Blu-ray/DVD combo, and single-disc DVD. Bonus materials on the Blu-ray editions include director and producer commentaries, deleted scenes, and several production featurettes (see details below). The BD editions of G.I. JOE: Retaliation also feature an English soundtrack in 7.1 channel Dolby TrueHD (5.1 channels in French, Spanish and Portuguese). G.I. Joe fans who purchase either one of the Blu-ray editions can take advantage of receiving a free set of personalized dog tags for a limited time (a disc insert will provide more details). Following the trend of other home media releases, G.I. JOE: Retaliation will be available for digital download on July 16 — two weeks earlier than on disc or On Demand. Read More

‘Lincoln’ Blu-ray, DVD, Digital Copy release dates announced

March 5, 2013 |

DreamWorks studios has announced the official release dates for Lincoln on Blu-ray Disc, DVD, and digital formats. In the US, the film will be available in all three formats on March 26, 2013. Internationally, Lincoln will be released earlier for digital distribution on April 24, followed by Blu-ray and DVD formats on May 8. Lincoln will be available in several disc editions including a 4-Disc Blu-ray Combo Pack, 2-Disc Blu-ray Combo Pack, and Single-Disc DVD. Read More

Best Buy offers exclusive ‘Dark Knight Rises’ downloadable content

November 27, 2012 |

Batman fans might want to take a look at Best Buy’s exclusive offer for the upcoming release of The Dark Knight Rises. When you pre-order the ‘TDKR’ SteelBook Combo you also get to download the exclusive 35-minute documentary “The Dark Knight Reborn” (viewable in HD) before the release date. Trick is, the downloadable content is only viewable via a Best Buy CinemaNow account. CinemaNow accounts are easy enough to sign up for, but they do require a payment method for buying and renting films. Read More

Amazon & Google/YouTube showing movie The Hunter before theaters

March 19, 2012 | 1

Two internet giants are offering digital viewing of Magnolia’s The Hunter before the film hits U.S. theaters on April 6. Amazon is renting the film for $9.99 for a 48-hour period, with options to stream or download to your PC. Read More

SCSA ‘Project Phenix’ to extinguish Blu-ray?

February 28, 2012 |

“Project Phenix.” Does it spell the end of the line for Blu-ray? “Project Phenix” (yeah, we also noted the strangely absent “o”), is the working name for a collaborative project between Twentieth Century Fox, Warner Bros., SanDisk, and Western Digital which will attempt to revolutionize the way we watch and store high-definition movies. The new coalition, called the Secure Content Storage Association (SCSA), is working to make films available to their respective owners on any supporting device such as TVs, mobile phones, game consoles, PCs and tablets. The new licensing solution will also be supported by UltraViolet, and possibly other cloud services, allowing consumers to store their films in the cloud when not in use. The project is no doubt aimed to thwart movie piracy, with built-in SCSA-licensing no matter where the movies goes. The group claims a SCSA-optimized device will allow access to 1080p HD movies 10-times faster than internet, and will store content securely whether on a portable hard-drive, SD card, USB drive, or home PC. The New York Times also reports the group is working towards developing a “device” to store your movie collection. And, although not mentioned in the official press release, the “device” is expected to be released later this year. If the SCSA can ease the burden of downloading, storing, and moving large HD files, will Blu-ray Discs still be a practical and desirable product? Read More

‘Tower Heist’ announced for Blu-ray, UltraViolet & Digital Download

January 4, 2012 |

Universal’s 2011 comedy Tower Heist has been announced for release on Blu-ray Disc with UltraViolet copy. And, not only will the Blu-ray Combo Pack include a cloud-based UltraViolet copy, a digital copy and standard-def DVD will also be part of the set. Enough formats for ya? If you’re saying goodbye to physical discs you’ll be happy to know the movie will also be released for Digital Download. Read More

Fast Five hits home on Oct. 4

July 27, 2011 |

Universal Studios has announced a street date for “Fast Five” starring Vin Diesel, Paul Walker, and Dwayne Johnson. The Blu-ray Disc and DVD will hit shelves on October 4, 2011, as well as the options to view On Demand or purchase a digital version. The title will be released in several different disc formats which include a never-before-seen extended edition on the Blu-ray/DVD Combo Pack with Digital Download. Read More

Lionsgate and Studiocanal to distribute Miramax titles

February 14, 2011 |

Miramax films such as Pulp Fiction, Good Will Hunting and Kill Bill Volumes I and II will now be distributed by Lionsgate and Studiocanal, after a long-term agreement was signed between the parties. The deal includes over 550 titles from the Miramax library of films. Read More

M. Night Shyamalan’s “Devil” headed for Blu-ray & DVD

November 12, 2010 |

Producer M. Night Shyamalan’s psycho chiller “Devil” will release on Blu-ray Disc and DVD, as well as digital download on Dec. 21, 2010. Extras on both formats from Universal Studios will include featurettes “The Story,” “Devil’s Metting,” and “The Night Chronicles” as well as deleted scenes. Read More

Star Trek V digital purchase just $3.99 today

September 30, 2010 | 1

Amazon is offering Star Trek V: The Final Frontier as a digital purchase today only for only $3.99 (Reg. $9.99). Paramount’s 1989 film stars William Shatner, Leonard Nimoy, and the rest of the original Star Trek cast as they are … Read More