The U.S. Bankruptcy Court judge overseeing the Chapter 11 filing of Blockbuster Inc. June 28 ruled the movie rental chain can pay its legal fees and related expenses — despite objections raised by a U.S. Trustee.
Netflix June 28 said it signed a streaming deal with Open Road Films — an upstart production company founded by theater operators Regal Entertainment Group and AMC Entertainment, looking to get into content production and circumvent budding premium VOD overtures by major studios.
Merchandising: As the extended editions of “The Lord of the Rings” films make their way to Blu-ray Disc, Best Buy offers an exclusive deluxe version of the trilogy boxed set at $99.99 that includes a six-character figurine set. Otherwise, June 28 was a relatively quiet week at retail.