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Blockbuster pre-planned bankruptcy tipped amid $920m debt

Blockbuster pre-planned bankruptcy tipped amid $920m debt

Blockbuster are tipped to be readying for "pre-planned" bankruptcy in mid-September, hoping to use the time for severe financial restructuring and breaking leases on 500-800 of the media rental company's 3,425 bricks & mortar stores.  The news comes from sources close to Blockbuster's negotiations with the six major film studios, speaking the LA Times; Blockbuster - and their "senior debt holders" - have apparently been meeting with the studios to discuss the potential impact and their plans to handle their $920m of debt.

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Blockbuster offers games by mail

Blockbuster offers games by mail

Blockbuster has been unable to make a dent in the popularity of mail order rental services like Netflix and has yet to really mount a successful play in the kiosk rental area against Redbox. The failure for the rental chain to compete in the new markets for video rentals has seen the once powerful rental chain close up in many areas and landed the company on deathwatch lists.

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Blockbuster brand to disappear in 2011?

Blockbuster brand to disappear in 2011?

For many years, Blockbuster has been the source that many gamers and movie fans went to for rentals on films and video games. As the internet grew in popularity, many movie fans changed to other delivery methods like Netflix and eventually streaming rentals.

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Blockbuster and Motorola Working to Bring Handset Owners OnDemand Media

Blockbuster and Motorola Working to Bring Handset Owners OnDemand Media

If you own a Motorola phone and you've been thinking you could use some more media on it, then you should be happy to know that Blockbuster feels the same way, and they're ready to do something about it. Today marked the announcement that Blockbuster has plans to launch a feature that ties into their Blockbuster OnDemand movie downloading service, for select handsets. That probably means all of you still touting your RAZRs will be out of luck, but hey, it's time to upgrade anyway, right?

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Blockbuster’s Total Access in-store movie exchanges are not longer ‘Free’

Blockbuster’s Total Access in-store movie exchanges are not longer ‘Free’

Just i thought Blockbuster's Total Access is on to something with the upcoming video game rentals, apparent something is going away, and if you are a Total Access subscriber, i guarantee you wouldn't be pleased. I got this email from Blockbuster today with an exciting header that reads “No More Due Dates for free in-store exchanges”! That’s a shocker! Now I can keep my Total Access’s in-store redeems for as long as I want? Heck yeah but Wrong! The Blue Envelop online rental is up to no good: Yes, there will be no time frame for in-store exchange but it will count as the regular rented item, in other words, the upcoming Total Access will entitle you to access both in-store and online movies, but not longer free. Shame on them to continue promoting "Free" In-store exchange. Read the new Total Access features after the cut.

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Blockbuster Total Access to include video game rentals from the mail

Blockbuster Total Access to include video game rentals from the mail

I’m on the verge of canceling my $34.99 per month Blockbuster Total Access, it’s the most pricey movie rental program on the market, and frankly, I haven’t got the time to watch a single movie from the last couple months. But the company announcement today of a pilot program might changed my mind; coming next quarter, they will add video game rentals to the Total access package for the expenses of $5 more.

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