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‘2012’ Turns Blu March 2

January 19, 2010

Sony Pictures Home Entertainment March 2 (order date Jan. 28) will release end-of-the-world thriller 2012, starring John Cusack, Amanda Peet, and Woody Harrelson.


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Bob the Builder Goes CGI

January 19, 2010

With the March 23 release of Bob the Builder: Heavy Duty Diggers (DVD $14.98; order date Feb. 17), kids will see Bob in a whole new way.


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‘Lying’ and ‘Whiteout’ First Delayed Warner Titles to Netflix

January 18, 2010

Comedy The Invention of Lying and thriller Whiteout are both available to Netflix’s 11 million subscribers on Feb. 16, compared to their original Jan. 19 street date.



Report: Blu-ray to Drive Web TV Enabled Homes

January 18, 2010

Connected devices, including Blu-ray players, are projected to reach nearly half a billion homes worldwide in the next five years, leading to further erosion of the cable set-top market, analysts say.


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Is Warner Trying to Remake The Video Rental Business?

January 18, 2010

An industrywide window for sellthrough could boost disc sales.



Golden Globes Honors Popular Choices

January 18, 2010

Turning away from the typical awards season trend of honoring smaller-profile pictures, the Hollywood Foreign Press Association Jan. 17 doled out its Golden Globe trophies to a surprising selection of audience-favorite films.


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‘Twilight Saga: New Moon’ Dawns on DVD, Blu-ray

January 18, 2010

The second edition of the vampire-movie saga that set millions of hearts aflutter will hit DVD and Blu-ray Disc March 20 (order date Jan. 19) when Summit Home Entertainment releases The Twilight Saga: New Moon.


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Borders Holiday Sales Decline Nearly 14%

January 18, 2010

Borders Group Jan. 18 said winter holiday sales for the 11-week period ended Jan. 6 declined 13.7% to $847 million, compared to the prior-year period.



Warner Archive Adds More Titles

January 18, 2010

Warner Home Video’s DVD manufacturing-on-demand service Warner Archive has another 18 titles coming Jan. 19.



Projections: The Forecast Is Still ‘Cloudy’

January 18, 2010

Sony's Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs may have enough staying power to repeat at the top of the charts.






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