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Archive for November, 2010

No stranger to skipping deadlines, after pushing debt repayment due dates back repeatedly on its march to bankruptcy, Blockbuster has extended the formal submission date for its reorganization plan by two weeks.

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Netflix (and Redbox) have been blamed by some studios and industry analysts for the decline in DVD movie sales. You can add TV DVD box sets to the list, according to comments by BTIG Research analyst Richard Greenfield.

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Microsoft, who usually shows up late to the game but makes up for it with deep pockets, is reputedly working to create a subscription-based TV service on its Xbox console.

Citing unnamed sources, Reuters is reporting that the service may be as far as a year away. One possible version of the service has Microsoft charging a monthly fee for access via the Xbox to major networks such as ABC, ESPN or CNN. Microsoft is also reportedly looking into creating custom programming packages bundling sports or children’s programming.

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Former Redbox Exec Becomes CEO of Public Media Works

Public Media Works, who you may remember as having big ambitions in the kiosk market with its EntertainmentXpress boxes, has appointed a new CEO. Greg Waring, PMW’s new head honcho, may be familiar to long-time Insiders, as he previously served as VP and CMO of Redbox for several years.

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New ReleasesWith Thanksgiving and Black Friday behind us, the Christmas season is now in full force. Hopefully you have a great holiday season!

New movies coming to Redbox this week (11/30/10) include: The Sorcerer’s Apprentice, A Crime, Triage, Thomas: Merry Winter Wish , Bear, Santa Baby 2, and The Dog Who Saved Christmas.

What will you be watching?

A Crime R
Starring: Harvey Keitel,Emmanuelle Beart
Genre: Drama,Crime,Drama,Thriller
Release Year: 2006
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Bear R
Starring: Brendan Michael Coughlin,Patrick Scott Lewis
Genre: Horror,Drama,Horror
Release Year: 2010
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Santa Baby 2 NR
Starring: Jenny McCarthy, Kelly Stables
Genre: Holiday, Comedy
Release Year: 2009
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The Sorcerer's Apprentice PG
Starring: Alfred Molina,Nicolas Cage,Jay Baruchel
Genre: Family,Fantasy
Release Year: 2010
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The Sorcerer's Apprentice (2010) (BLU-RAY) PG
Starring: Alfred Molina,Nicolas Cage,Jay Baruchel
Genre: Family,Fantasy
Release Year: 2010
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Thomas: Merry Winter Wish NR
Starring: Thomas
Genre: Kids
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Triage R
Starring: Colin Farrell,Paz Vega,Kelly Reilly
Genre: Drama,Drama
Release Year: 2009
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Zediva is a new player with an interesting twist in the online DVD rental game. When you rent a movie on Zediva, you are not only renting the disc, but also a player at the company’s data center, and the title is then streamed to you. Once you have rented a film, you have up to 14 days to complete watching the movie.

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As Blockbuster makes its post-bankruptcy plans, Forbes has run an interesting article citing companies such as GM, Pilgrim’s Pride and Delta who have emerged from bankruptcy stronger than before. The question Forbes poses is this: can Blockbuster do the same?

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Beginning today and running through the end of the year, Redbox will be giving away five Blu-ray prize packs every day. To enter, simply provide your email address at checkout whenever you rent any movie or game from your local Redbox.

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If you rent Blu-rays from your local Redbox, here’s a promotion you might be interested in. Beginning today and running through the 29th, Redbox is offering savings of 50% off select Blu-ray titles on redbox.com when you rent any Blu-ray disc.

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Here we are again! We have made it another year to where the craziest deals abound, sometimes with the craziest people out to get them! And, since we missed Freebie Friday last week, we have doubled up on the freebies this week.

Of course, here at Inside Redbox, Black Friday doesn’t mean you will pay a somewhat discounted price for the things you want – it means you will get them for FREE!

So, what will you be getting today? Keep on reading to find out…

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