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Ultra HD Blu-ray discs announced, for when you can’t stream 4K

Ultra HD Blu-ray discs announced, for when you can’t stream 4K

Remember when movies and TV shows used to come in physical formats? No? Well, before everything was available to stream, we had these discs called Blu-rays, and before that they were DVDs. Sure, they're a step backwards compared to the convenience of streaming we have now, but as 4K becomes the standard of high-definition, your internet bandwidth may not have the chops to keep up. That where the new format of Ultra HD Blu-ray aims to step in.

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Loki in Avengers Age of Ultron: now you see him, now you don’t

Loki in Avengers Age of Ultron: now you see him, now you don’t

You'll have to wait until the DVD/Blu-ray release to see Loki in Avengers: Age of Ultron. Scenes were filmed, we've found out this week, but in the end, they had to be cut. According to director Joss Whedon, "we did shoot something, but it didn't play." Sometimes you just have too many characters in a movie, apparently. Too many plots and too many pieces of action. Too much plot, and too much madness. Peter Jackson, meanwhile, was unavailable for comment on the situation.

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The Simpsons to no longer see Blu-ray, DVD releases

The Simpsons to no longer see Blu-ray, DVD releases

If you've been a collector of the DVD sets of The Simpsons for the last few years, you're going to have some empty shelf space after the season 17 box. Revealed via a Twitter post from the series' showrunner Al Jean, Fox Home Entertainment has decided to stop releasing individual seasons on DVD and Blu-ray. While Jean and the show's other creators expressed disappointment in the change, Fox says the decision was based on the need to move away from physical formats and focus on digital.

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Netflix’s long wait times stoke DVD phase out fears

Netflix’s long wait times stoke DVD phase out fears

Rumors and speculation that Netflix will be dropping its DVD shipping business in favor of streaming only aren't anything new, and we've seen various things crop up over the years seemingly pointing towards an end to that aspect of the service. Newest to that category is the unusually long wait times subscribers are seeing for many DVDs.

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The LEGO Movie Blu-ray and DVD release today

The LEGO Movie Blu-ray and DVD release today

Today’s the day The LEGO Movie comes to DVD, Blu-ray, and combinations of the two therein. This film was released in its digital format earlier this month to web-based storefronts like Google Play and iTunes, and starting today you’ll be able to pick it up in physical format. This film comes in packages of many sizes, from most basic to a rather strange combo-pack.

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COSMOS: A Spacetime Odyssey arrives on Blu-ray June 10

COSMOS: A Spacetime Odyssey arrives on Blu-ray June 10

Fans of COSMOS: A Spacetime Odyssey will be able to get it on DVD and Blu-ray on June 10, a couple of days after the follow-up's conclusion. COSMOS builds upon Carl Sagan's renowned series, hosted by Dr. Neil deGrasses Tyson and arriving on disc with bonus materials.

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DREDD 2: a call to action from Karl Urban

DREDD 2: a call to action from Karl Urban

The first DREDD movie with Karl Urban was a disaster in theaters - it was marketed in a way that pushed the 3D element in the film and ticket sales were dumped. Now in the aftermath of its DVD and Blu-ray release, the film has captured hordes of rabid fans - a cult following, if you will - with so much interest that there’s a call for a second film. The creators of the first film are struggling to prove to the powers that be that cash invested in a second film would be worth the time and effort - but there’s a petition, and Karl Urban himself is onboard.

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UK to legalize DVD and CD ripping for personal use

UK to legalize DVD and CD ripping for personal use

One of the many things that has irked people who spend their hard-earned money on CDs and DVDs through legitimate means is that the movie and music studios wanted it to be illegal to make a copy or rip your own content for personal use as a backup. The UK government has announced that it will be stepping in and this summer it will legalize the ripping of CDs and DVDs.

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Samsung SE-B18AB portable DVD writer slot loads to save space

Samsung SE-B18AB portable DVD writer slot loads to save space

Samsung has announced a new portable DVD writer designed for users of ultraportable and notebook computers that don’t have internal DVD drives. The new Samsung portable DVD writer is called the SE-B18AB. It has a metallic finished surface that looks like brushed aluminum to match with many of the notebook computers on the market today.

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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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