Blu-ray New Releases for 5-19-2009

May 19, 2009 by · Leave a Comment 

The following are the Blu-ray new releases for Tuesday, May 19th, 2009. 24: Season Seven Twentieth Century Fox Retail: $69.99 Amazon: $44.99 3 Days of the Condor Paramount Retail: $29.99 Amazon: $19.99 A Bug’s Life Walt Disney Video Retail: $39.99 Amazon: $27.99 Batman Warner Home Video Retail: $34.99 Amazon: $23.99 Changing Lanes Paramount Retail: $29.99 [...]

Blu-ray New Releases for 4-7-2009

April 7, 2009 by · Leave a Comment 

The following are the Blu-ray new releases for Tuesday, April 7th, 2009. 2010: The Year We Make Contact Warner Home Video Retail: $28.99 Amazon: $13.99 Above the Law Warner Home Video Retail: $28.99 Amazon: $13.99 Africa’s Elephant Kingdom Genius Products Retail: $21.95 Amazon: $15.49 American History X New Line Home Video Retail: $28.99 Amazon: $14.99 [...]

Disney Now Includes Anti-Smoking Ads In Blu-ray Movies

March 10, 2009 by · 2 Comments 

When we popped in the Blu-ray version Pinocchio into our PS3, we were greeted with a Disney themed Anti-Smoking ad. This kinda surprised us, as you would expect this to be a TV commercial, not a trailer on a kids movie.  We wonder if this should be included on adult themed films instead? Have you [...]

Blu-ray New Releases for 3-10-2009

March 10, 2009 by · Leave a Comment 

The following are the Blu-ray new releases for Tuesday, March 10th, 2009. Another Day in Paradise PBS Retail: $29.99 Amazon: $22.49 Batman Anthology Warner Home Video Retail: $129.95 Amazon: $88.99 Battle in Seattle Universal Studios Retail: $29.98 Amazon: $21.95 Bleak House BBC Retail: $59.49 Amazon: $44.99 Boys from Brazil (Import) Retail: $37.49 Amazon: $28.49 Brokeback [...]

Universal Drops DreamWorks

February 10, 2009 by · 1 Comment 

In a rather surprising move, Universal Studios has decided to essentially pull the plug on a deal that would allow them to distribute films made by DreamWorks. Because of this move DreamWorks is now unable to distribute films in theaters or even film new productions. Universal Studios had this to say, “Universal Pictures has ended [...]

FWC’s Top 5 Stories of 2008

December 31, 2008 by · 3 Comments 

It has been a very eventful year when it comes to high definition video content. Everything from the end of HD DVD, to the fast rise of Vudu’s HD content library, have all happened in the last 12 months. Here is a look back at Format War Central’s most viewed stories of 2008. 1. Warner [...]

Blockbuster Unveils Set Top Box

November 29, 2008 by · 5 Comments 

Remember that set top box Blockbuster teased during their latest conference call? It has finally been revealed! Dubbed the “MediaPoint”, the box will allow users to progressively playback DVD quality video directly to their living rooms. The box is essentially free for those who rent 25 movies from Blockbusters video service with a total value [...]

Disney: Economy May Slow Blu-ray Adoption

November 13, 2008 by · 16 Comments 

Speaking to the Hollywood Reporter, Disney’s GM of domestic home entertainment claims Blu-ray’s biggest hurdle is indeed the economy. The economy is the biggest challenge, because there are just so many pieces to the Blu-ray puzzle that consumers face,” said Lori MacPherson, GM of domestic home-entertainment at Disney. “You need the high-definition television set, you [...]

BDA Launches “Tru Blu” Campagin

November 10, 2008 by · Leave a Comment 

Having won the war against HD DVD, Blu-ray’s biggest hurdle has been convincing the average consumer to buy Blu-ray. To try and sway a few minds, Sony, and the BDA have launched a $25 million campaign to raise consumer awareness regarding Blu-ray. The campaign will be mainly TV focused and feature clips from titles such [...]

Blu-ray New Releases for October 28th 2008

October 28, 2008 by · Leave a Comment 

The following are the Blu-ray new releases for Tuesday, October 28, 2008. 4/20 Live in Seattle Black Mine Retail: $19.95 Amazon: $12.95 Baraka MPI Home Video Retail: $34.98 Amazon: $21.95 Beat the Devil Blu-Ray Only Retail: $11.98 Amazon: $7.95 Cruel World Echo Bridge Home Entertainment Retail: $14.99 Amazon: $9.95 Dead Space: Downfall Manga Video Retail: [...]

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