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Blockbuster stores closing: where do all the rentals go? [UPDATE]

Blockbuster stores closing: where do all the rentals go? [UPDATE]

Today the folks at DISH have stated that their subsidiary Blockbuster will be closing its physical stores nationwide. That includes every single physical rental store with a Blockbuster sign in front of it, not just the 16 that used to be across your city reduced in recent months to a scant few. This move will close all of the remaining Blockbuster stores in the USA - all 300 of them.

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House of Cards coming to DVD and Blu-ray June 11

House of Cards coming to DVD and Blu-ray June 11

Netflix's latest original series, House of Cards, is coming to DVD and Blu-ray for all of those folks who have been too cheap to get a Netflix subscription, although you'll be paying much more for the discs than you would a Netflix membership, seeing how the Blu-ray version will set you back $52.99, while a month of Netflix -- which is more than enough time to watch all of House of Cards -- is only $7.99.

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Lucasfilm celebrates 25th anniversary edition of Willow with artist chat

Lucasfilm celebrates 25th anniversary edition of Willow with artist chat

Complete with a lovely dual-interview opportunity for the public with two of the classic film's integral artists, Lucasfilm Ltd. and Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment are re-releasing Willow. This movie will be appearing on both DVD and Blu-ray after director Ron Howard and star Warwick Davis give an "Artist to Artist Twitter chat" this month. You'll be able to join in, too!

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Batmobiles new and old hit the streets for Dark Knight Rises DVD release

Batmobiles new and old hit the streets for Dark Knight Rises DVD release

The Dark Knight Rises - one of the biggest movies of the year - will be releasing on DVD and Blu Ray soon (December 4 to be specific), and Warner Bros. has one whopper of a promotion planned for the lead up to release. Starting this weekend, Warner Bros. will send a total of six Batmobiles on tour across the country. The Batmobiles span most of Batman's Hollywood history, starting with the version seen in 1966's Batman, The Movie starring Adam West and ending with the black and camo Tumblers seen in Christopher Nolan's trilogy.

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Fox will offer digital movies weeks before DVD release

Fox will offer digital movies weeks before DVD release

Fans of digital media have a reason to smile today, as Fox has revealed that it will begin offering digital versions of its movies weeks before physical Blu-ray and DVDs release. The first movie that will getting this treatment is Prometheus, which is scheduled to release on Blu-ray and DVD on October 11. Fox will begin offering the high-definition digital version of the movie on September 18, giving those who don't mind losing the disc about a three week jump on those who do mind.

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Movie rentals ditched 10% during in 1H 2012

Movie rentals ditched 10% during in 1H 2012

Research firm NPD Group has published its latest statistics looking at the movie rental industry for the first half of 2012. According to the statistics, the movie rental industry declined 10% overall during the first half of 2012. The 10% decline is compared to the first half of 2011. NPD says the decline is occurring even though consumers are switching from physical media to digital rentals.

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