The Wildly Functional Studio of Video Wizard Casey Neistat: Part I

Casey Neistat makes movies. His products are homegrown and eccentric, as though they were built from sticks and stones. But they are also often brilliant, and have clearly caught on, at least enough to garner a presence on The New York Times website as well as HBO. Much of Neistat's magic is concocted in a bright SoHo… » 6/17/13 3:40pm 6/17/13 3:40pm

Apple to Sell Movies on DVD Release Day, Confirmed

It's confirmed. Apple will release all new movies from 20th Century Fox, The Walt Disney Studios, Warner Bros., Paramount Pictures, Universal Studios Home Entertainment, Sony Pictures Entertainment, Lionsgate, Image Entertainment and First Look Studios on the same day as their DVD release, for $14.99. Full press… » 5/01/08 8:44am 5/01/08 8:44am

iTunes Rentals Adds Disney to Stable, Might Not Get Others

It comes as no surprise when we hear that Disney has just joined Apple's movie rental service (following Fox, late last week) seeing as Steve Jobs says "I"m hittin' that" to both companies, but it does surprise us when Variety reports that Sony, Universal and Warner Bros. would not participate because of "various… » 12/31/07 12:00pm 12/31/07 12:00pm

Apple Wheeling and Dealing For Movie Rentals From Multiple Studios?

According to the New York Times, Apple is in negotiations with multiple studios for iTunes movie rentals, not just Fox as was previously reported. The NYT sources did confirm the Fox deal but, not surprisingly, they declined to comment further saying only that more than one studio would be on the stage at Macworld.… » 12/28/07 6:40pm 12/28/07 6:40pm

Breaking Un-News: Fox to Not Ditch Blu-ray [UPDATED: Fox MGM Announce…

Perhaps in spin-response to the Paramount news from this AM, a Blu ray Consortium rep just called me to tell me Fox is supporting Blu-ray. What's weird is that they're already supposed to be supporting Blu-ray. I guess the "news" is that Fox isn't ditching Blu-ray, as it seemed they were going to since they haven't… » 8/20/07 3:20pm 8/20/07 3:20pm

State of High Definition: Who's Winning the Studio Support War?

Click to viewNow that Paramount and Dreamworks Animation have just announced they will exclusively support the HD DVD format, we thought it was time to revisit the current status of studio support for both Blu-ray and HD DVD. At last check, Blu-ray had all but a few studios locked down in their camp, with HD DVD… » 8/20/07 2:30pm 8/20/07 2:30pm

Studios Greenlight Downloaded Movie Burning, Caveats Galore

Despite movie download services popping up left and right, most of them haven't reached any kind of mass appeal thanks to limitations on burning to DVD. Some, like CinemaNow, do allow burns, but have some difficulty with certain DVD players. Thanks to Sonic Solutions, there's a new licensing program called Qflix that… » 1/04/07 4:10pm 1/04/07 4:10pm