All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Rentals’

Blockbuster Is Shutting Down in the UK As Well

After administrators Moorfields Corporate Recovery failed to secure a buyer for Blockbuster UK’s 91 remaining stores, the company has announced that they will be all be shut down next week. All remaining Blockbuster stores in the UK will be closed, forever, on December 16th. This is a move that will cause a loss of 808 jobs. All remaining stock will …

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Blockbuster’s Final Movie Rental Was Perfect

It may have been a pretty long time since you last saw a functioning Blockbuster in the US – as there are only a few hundred of them left in operation. Eh, were. You probably heard the news that Blockbuster decided to cease prolonging the inevitable and announced that they would finally shutter the 300 remaining company-owned stores. In related …

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Amazon Gets Into The Textbook Renting Business

Your local college textbook store now has another competitor – and it’s a big one. Amazon has just begun to allow students to rent print textbooks for what they say can be up to 70% of the sale price. I specify “print,” because Amazon already lets students rent Kindle textbooks. Amazon textbook rentals work in a similar fashion to other …

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Disney May Adopt 28-Day Waiting Period For Redbox

For those of you wonder where John Carter is on Redbox, you may be shocked to find out the the company who made the film, Disney, has gone the way of Universal and Fox to wait 28 days after the film is released on DVD to make wholesale copies available to Redbox. Universal and Fox (and now, Disney) have disagreed …

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Universal, Redbox Make Deal To Maintain 28-Day DVD Window

Looking to avoid winding up in a situation similar to the one between Warner Bros. and Redbox, Universal Studios Home Entertainment has inked out a new deal with Redbox that will have the rental company continue to sell its films with the current 28-day waiting period. Universal Studios Home Entertainment and Redbox, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Coinstar, Inc, announced the …

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Streaming Movies Suck For New Releases

I’m not sure if the movie industry is purposely trying to collectively kill itself or if it thinks cutting out the middle man will increase home movie sales, but one thing’s pretty certain when it comes to the trend of watching movies via an Internet stream: this method of content delivery sucks when it comes to new releases. The funny …

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