Paramount

  • Strange Bedfellows: Google, Paramount Ink Deal For New Digital Movie Rentals

    Strange Bedfellows: Google, Paramount Ink Deal For New Digital Movie Rentals

    Good news, Godfather fans — Google has just recently announced on their official YouTube blog that they’ve inked a licensing deal with Viacom-owned Paramount to bring some 500 new titles to YouTube and the Google Play store over the coming weeks. Google first started toying with the notion of movie rentals via YouTube in early 2010, and their rental catalog has since swelled… Read More

  • 'SUPER 8' Movie Trailer Launches Exclusively On Twitter, TwitVid

    A couple of hours ago, Paramount Pictures launched the trailer for SUPER 8, the new film from director J.J. Abrams and producer Steven Spielberg, in partnership with Twitter. Notably, the trailer is being seeded on TwitVid, a video upload site created by a small startup that was launched back in August 2009. Read More

  • Seagate teams with Paramount pictures, pre-loads DRM-laced movies onto FreeAgent Go portable hard drives

    Seagate and Paramount are trying something new. The thought here is to offer consumers an alternative source for movie content and so select FreeAgent Go portable will soon come with 21 of Paramount’s best flicks. But of course these movies aren’t free. Nope, while they are actually pre-loaded on the drive, they cost between $10 and $20 and require a few annoying steps to be used. Read More

  • DVD/Blu-ray Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen confirmed for October 20, augmented reality included

    Big, bad Bay just pushed out the press release confirming the October 20 street date for both the DVD and Blu-ray of Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen. Both the DVD and Blu-ray versions will come in a two-disc variety (single disc DVD will be available as well). The two-disc packages will include “augmented reality technology” that give owners a chance to rebuild a broken down… Read More

  • Michael Bay says Transformers 3 coming in 2012, not 2011

    False Alarm, kids. Paramount made a boo boo last night. I said I was taking off a year from Transformers. Paramount made a mistake in dating Transformers 3 – they asked me on the phone – I said yes to July 4 – but for 2012 – whoops! Not 2011!!! That would mean I would have to start prep in September. No way. My brain needs a break from fighting robots. Michael Read More

  • For some reason, Dell and Paramount are preloading PCs with Iron Man

    So when you are configuring your next Dell Inspiron, Studio, or XPS system, there is going to be a $20 option to have Dell preload Iron Man on your machine. Yup. Great movie but a little strange business model. Word is that Dell is trying to get more and more studios signed on to expand the selection past this one movie. If Dell is to have their way, you should be able to purchase a slew of… Read More

  • Unboxing: Blu-ray "Iron Man" Ultimate Edition

    This is a gadget blog not a movie blog! Now that that’s out of the way, I’d like to share with my fellow comic book geeks the unboxing of the Blu-ray “Iron Man” Ultimate Edition. I have yet to pop it in and give it a whirl, but I figured an unboxing would suffice for now. Check out the gallery after the jump and the list of goodies you can expect from the 2-disc set. Read More

  • Paramount offers $10 rebate for Blu-ray upgrades

    Happen to be a HD DVD earlier adopter? Sorry to hear that. Paramount and Dreamworks wants to help switch your library to the winning side and is offering up a $10 rebate. All the studios ask is that when you buy a Blu-ray title of a disk you currently own, mail in a promo certificate along with the proof of purchase from the original disc’s packaging.  That’s not all good… Read More

  • Motorola, Paramount team up for movie service for cellphones in Europe

    The one-time darling of the cellphone industry, Motorola will roll out a movie download service in Europe in the coming weeks, launching first today in the UK. The service will have movies for around $12 to $18 a pop, and will have to be sideloaded—you download the movie first on your computer then transfer it to your phone. No over-the-air magic, in other words. So far, Paramount is… Read More

  • VooZoo: Paramount's attempt to sell $1 movie clips. Oh, and alluding to terrorism is a perfectly acceptable way to sell clips, I guess.

    Paramount, the oldest movie studio here, is willing to sell you video clips of its Very Important movies for $1 a pop, minimum. “VooZoo,” which rhymes with “Hulu,” which rhymes with “piece of shit,” is an online service (right now, a Facebook app and on there.com) that tries to outdo YouTube by charging you for the privilege of keeping the… Read More

  • Paramount's last HD DVD releases due next week; There Will Be Blood on Blu-ray

    [photopress:twbbbr.jpg,full,right] There may be blood, but it won’t be on HD DVD. Paramount clarified earlier reports concerning its upcoming HD DVD release schedule. The final two HD DVD releases will be Into the Wild (anyone see that? Opie seemed to like it.) and Things We Lost in the Fire. They are currently scheduled to be released next week. Paramount isn’t expected to… Read More

  • Naked Gun,1408 other Paramount content coming to XBox Live


    Satan! Satan! It looks like XBL fans will have even more sexy content for playback tomorrow. Expect Paramount titles like Stardust, Disturbia and A Might Heart as Paramount officially signs with XBL. Xbox 360 signs Paramount to Xbox Live Marketplace, for classics like Naked Gun [TechDigest] Read More

  • Paramount hooks up with Habbo, plans online content based on its awesome movies

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    WORD LIFE Do you know what Habbo is? I sure as hell don’t, but it’s apparently very popular with the kids. These kids, so Paramount hopes, have plenty of money to throw around—recession be damned—which explains the deal it struck with the kiddie social networking site. In the deal, of which no financial terms have been… Read More

  • HD DVD still kickin'


    Try as they might, HD DVD isn’t going down without a fight. Whether these titles were lined up before the WB announcement is anyone’s guess, but a few blockbusters are slated for this quarter. I didn’t see Beowulf (2/26) and I think the reviews were mixed, but it’s an exclusive as is American Gangster (2/19) and Bee Movie (3/11). I didn’t see the Seinfeld movie… Read More

  • False Alarm: Paramount not dumping HD DVD

    “Paramount’s current plan is to continue to support the HD DVD format,” Brenda Ciccone, a spokeswoman for Paramount. Paramount Denies Report It Will Drop Toshiba’s HD DVD (Update2) [Bloomberg] Read More

  • Universal, Paramount prepared to drop HD DVD support

    [photopress:vhddvd.jpg,full,center] HD DVD? What’s that? Universal has ended its HD DVD exclusivity arrangement and Paramount’s HD DVD contract has an escape clause. Should Paramount exercise that clause, and there’s no reason not to at this point, Blu-ray would have thoroughly won this silly “format war.” Now we can get back to the important business of arguing… Read More

  • Why Warner's Blu-ray decision hurts pirates, regular consumers

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    Thanks, AP Warner’s decision to exclusively back Blu-ray definitely hurts pirates and could, in the long run, hurt regular consumers, too. By all indications, right now, Blu-ray has the momentum to “win” the format war, especially if the reports suggesting Paramount will switch to it turn out to be true. That would… Read More

  • Rumor: Paramount set to jump ship, HD DVD all but dead

    HD DVD’s booth at CES was a sad, sad sight to see. You could tell by the demeanor of everyone working the booth. They knew. Blu-ray’s booth was less than 20 yards away and they were rocking out and people were milling around trying to watch demos, take pictures with Captain Jack Sparrow and the Spartans from 300. Don’t get me wrong, I’m in HD DVD’s camp, but how… Read More

  • Sony brass thinks Blu-ray vs HD DVD is a 'stalemate'

    Howard Stringer (Sony Corp. CEO) says that Blu-ray and HD DVD are in a stalemate. He has to say that, though. I’ve stayed out of the debate since it started because, as a consumer, I don’t care who wins. I care about how much it’s going to cost me versus how much benefit I’ll get out of it. As it stands right now, I wouldn’t buy a Blu-ray player for $450 when… Read More

  • Legit DVDs in China to cost $3, combat piracy

    In China, if you want to buy a legitimate DVD of a movie made by Paramount or Warner Brothers, it’ll soon cost you only $3 and will be available two weeks after the movie’s theatrical release. That being said, $3 is “more than double the typical price for illicit street copies of the same movies,” according to Ars Technica. And pirates don’t have much incentive… Read More