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  • Redbox Raises Price On Rentals To $1.20

    Redbox Raises Price On Rentals To $1.20

    This will not end well. Redbox, in position to be the cheap, local, easy alternative to the confusing, troublesome Netflix, has decided to raise its rates to $1.20 per day. I guess they wanted a piece of Netflix’s humble pie. Coinstar, the company that owns the Redbox brand and boxes, explained it this way: “The change is primarily due to the increase in operating expenses… Read More

  • Redbox Expanding Game Rentals To 21,000 Locations In June

    We’ve seen games at some Redbox locations for a good while now, but it looks like the kiosk rental service is finally ready to throw down for realsies. Games will be coming to 21,000 locations starting on June 17, and they’ll be rentable for $2 per day. Woo! Read More

  • Redbox Prepping Movie Streaming Service, Could Partner With Amazon

    Redbox already took down chain DVD rental outlets, and now Coinstar is expanding the popular DVD rental brand to the web with a movie streaming service. Netflix killer? Not likely, but the upcoming Redbox media service is reportedly with another company. Amazon is the popular choice, which will no doubt help boaster both content and credibility rather than going at it alone. That’s… Read More

  • Once Upon A Time In America … Blockbuster Files For Bankruptcy

    Once Upon A Time In America … Blockbuster Files For Bankruptcy

    It’s come to this: the success of Netflix and Redbox in the United States have driven Blockbuster, as expected, to file for bankruptcy protection after failing to adequately and swiftly adapt its movie-rental model from physical storefronts to mail-order and online technology pioneered by its aforementioned competitors. The company filed a voluntary Chapter 11 petition today in U.S. Read More

  • Coinstar Not Necessarily Not Partnering With Apple On Something Or Nothing

    Coinstar Not Necessarily Not Partnering With Apple On Something Or Nothing

    Can someone please explain this Bloomberg Businessweek story to me? I’ve read it a few times and am still having a hard time understanding what is or what isn’t being implied, or not implied, about a partnership between Coinstar and Apple. First of all, the title is awful because most people likely don’t know that Coinstar owns Redbox (they acquired them last year), the… Read More

  • Wait, A Hollywood Exec Actually Making Sense With Regard To Movie Rentals And The Web?

    Wait, A Hollywood Exec Actually Making Sense With Regard To Movie Rentals And The Web?

    Wait a second, what’s this? I must not be reading this correctly. An executive for a major Hollywood studio is actually making sense and speaking logically when talking about DVD rental windows and the web? This is a joke, right? A bargaining tactic? If I’m correctly reading what Paramount Home Entertainment President Dennis Maguire told the LA Times, I don’t think… Read More

  • Warner's Strategy Revealed: Close Eyes, Pretend It's 2002

    Warner's Strategy Revealed: Close Eyes, Pretend It's 2002

    When’s the last time you were at a Blockbuster? For me, it’s been a few years. And it’s been several years since I was going regularly. And I was only doing that because the then-Viacom-backed-giant drove the mom and pop video stores out of business in my community. I have no desire to ever step into a Blockbuster store ever again. But Warner Bros. sure wants me to. Today… Read More

  • And now Redbox will have to wait 28 days for new Warner Bros. DVDs

    Warner Bros. has agreed a new deal with Redbox that will give Redbox access to its DVDs, but only 28 days after the retail release. The move is designed to encourage people to actually buy the shiny, new DVDs when they come out. Why is that a problem? Read More

  • Bloodied By Warner, Redbox Also Damns New Releases To Piracy

    Bloodied By Warner, Redbox Also Damns New Releases To Piracy

    As some of you know, I’ve been bitching up a storm about Netflix’s decision to give in to Warner Bros. demand that they not rent new release DVDs until after a 28-day window has expired. Today, Redbox, has announced they’ll do the exact same thing. Simply put, this is another blow to consumers and a big potential win for piracy. Naturally, Warner is playing this up as a win… Read More

  • Redbox is making life very difficult for the movie industry

    Proving once again you can find a study to prove almost anything, a report came out today showing that Redbox will bring down the movie industry by continuing with their $1 a night business model. Sounds like some sour grapes to me. Read More

  • Redbox still working on getting games to its rental kiosks

    Do you have any idea how effen cool it will be if Redbox kiosks start spitting out video games? Think about this: you would be able to get your beer, Funyuns, and rent the latest gaming titles at one location. The future is near, friends and Redbox is still pursuing the game rental market. Actually, Redbox is experiencing some technical difficulties. You see, Warner Bros, Twentieth Century… Read More