The president of one-dollar-DVD booth rental chain Redbox says that he wants the Blu-ray rentals to be $1.50 a night, using any thin excuse to charge people slightly more for what's essentially the same size product.
Fox plans to make two classes of discs, one version for retail and another, crippled, version for rental stores.
What kind of price war is this? Yesterday we saw proof of Netflix cutting a dollar off its three-disc at-a-time plan resulting in a $15.99 monthly tariff, and today a tipster shows us an email from Blockbuster talking about raising prices. But there's some good news in that email for existing customers.
MovieKlub, yet another mail-order DVD service, is set to begin this summer offering two DVDs a week for $24.99 per month. But MovieKlub is a bit different, because it foolishly re-hashes an idea that failed miserably in the past. Remember Divx, that ill-fated Circuit City idea that let you keep discs that expired…