Look, dummy, if you’re watching movies on your iPhone you’re not watching a movie, you may think you’re watching a movie, you may be able to hear the movie, you may even get the illusion you’ve seen the movie after you finish, but you ain’t, you just ain’t seen the movie.
And its not me saying this, it’s James Cameron, and he reinvented the movie industry with Avatar, which is almost certainly gonna spawn a million 3D copycats and put, oh, a thousand actors out of business.
Actors are so troublesome. Hollywood’s always wanted to find a way to get rid of them.
Anyway, the story – Cameron was speaking at a press conference about Avatar’s Blu-ray release. Continue reading →
Hooray for Bollywood – and a step forward for the genre on news Cablevision has launched Bollywood Hits On Demand, the company’s first international subscription video on demand (SVOD) service for iO TV digital cable customers.
The service gives US cable customers unlimited access to a variety of South Asian films and music videos, offering over 25 movies each month and more than 50 Bollywood music videos.
Apple’s iTunes Store has introduced a range of limited-time discount price offers in the US and UK, with different offers in each territory.
US iTunes users are being offered a bargain basement of film releases sold at under $5. The selection of films on offer change on a weekly basis and currently includes ‘Terminator 2: Judgement Day’, ‘Total Recall’ and ‘Karate Kid’, among others.
The Walt Disney Corporation last night confirmed it has sold over five million films through the iTunes Store since it began doing so. Company president and CEO, Rob Iger revealed this in an in-depth response to a question from Lehman Brothers analyst, Anthony DiClemente, during the company’s Q3 financial call.
“I happen to believe and my senior management team agrees with me,” he said, “that in a world where more and more people are migrating online or to their computer to access both information and entertainment, that the Walt Disney Company would be served well by having a very strong presence in that environment,” he said Continue reading →