Does piracy help or hurt word-of-mouth movie buzz?

In light of recent news items suggesting piracy is on the rise again, researchers from the University of Houston and Western University in London, Ontario, have published new data in the INFORMS journal, Management Science, which has found that the power of word-of-mouth (WOM) is effective at boosting demand for […]

The Witches (1966) – Blu-ray Review

While the company was best known for their excursions into Gothic horror, Hammer Films also made a few excursions into modern horror as well during their heyday. One of the prime examples of this was The Witches (AKA The Devil’s Own), a blend of supernatural horror and suspense with a […]

Control4 introduces Triad Distributed Audio Series speakers

Control4 has announced new Triad Distributed Audio Series audio loudspeakers designed for multi-room audio applications “on any budget and for all types of listeners,” with 14 models focusing on installation flexibility and performance. The new series accommodates sizes and configurations engineered with builders, contractors and homeowners in mind. The speakers […]

The Golden Head Blu-ray Review (Flicker Alley)

Flicker Alley’s release of The Golden Head presents this single-strip large format production on Blu-ray and DVD in a smilebox presentation which recreates its original Cinerama exhibition. Although the film itself is little more than a travelogue through Budapest, the scenery is pretty and the cast is pleasant.

ProSource announces 2018 Vendors of the Year

ProSource claims to be the largest audio, video, and integration buying group in the United States, and has just announced the 2018 Vendors of the Year Awards, presented at the Spring Meeting in San Antonio. While obviously ProSource is an industry-related ‘B2B’ organization, it is hopefully revealing for Home Theater […]

Samsung introduces first TVs with Apple TV app

Samsung has announced that all 2019 Samsung Smart TVs and some 2018 TV models (with firmware update) will feature the new Apple TV app in more than 100 countries and offer AirPlay 2 support in 176 countries. Samsung customers will be able to use Apple TV channels and iTunes movies […]

Weekly RoundUp 5-21-2019

  Where to find the Best Deals on Movies & TV Shows on 4k/UHD, Blu-ray and DVD… The Features     – Nixon – 1995   – How to Train Your Dragon:  The Hidden World – 2019   – The Image Book – 2018   – Warlock – 1959   […]

A few words about…™ Earthquake — in Blu-ray

The imagery on Shout Factory’s new Blu-ray of the 1974 all-star epic catastrophe production, Earthquake, is of requisite enough quality to show off the film’s effects for their analogue quality. Which were not good. While many top actors, or actors of the past, got themselves a paycheck to appear in […]

Onkyo to join Sound United’s distribution portfolio

Sound United LLC, parent company to Denon, Polk Audio, Marantz and Classé, today announced that it has entered into a term sheet agreement to acquire Onkyo Corporation’s consumer audio division, including the Onkyo, Pioneer, Pioneer Elite, and Integra brands. The preliminary agreement will enable both companies to proceed with negotiations […]