Dark Knight sets Blu-ray record, but DVDs sales still down

Variety reports that THE DARK KNIGHT sold 600,000 Blu-ray discs on Tuesday alone – more than the previous record-holder, IRON MAN, sold in a week. However, home video sales remain in a slump. DARK KNIGHT’s total sales of both Blu-ray discs and DVDs was 3 million on its first day, up to 4.4-million by Wednesday. …

Carrie and Amityville on Blu-ray

MGM Home Entertainment will release the horror classic CARRIE and the sub-classic THE AMITYVILLE HORROR on Blu-ray just in time for the Halloween season this year, on October 7. Based on Stephen King’s first published novel and directed by Brian DePalma (The Black Dahlia), CARRIE (1976) is a pulse-pounding thriller starring Sissy Spacek (In the …

DVD News: Anchor Bay boxes zombies & Masters on Blu-Ray

High-Def Digest reports that Anchor Bay Entertainment will be offering two big Blu-ray box sets in September: one for the MASTERS OF HORROR television show, one for a trio of zombie classics. The MASTERS OF HORROR set will united the four volumes that comprise Season One. The Zombie set will include George Romero’s versions of …

DVD News: Omen Blu-ray box set on the way

An OMEN Blu-ray box set is scheduled for September 9. According to Esplatter.com, this represents the “first horror movie box set on Blu-ray.” The four-disc set will include the 1976 verison of THE OMEN, DAMEIN: THE OMEN II, THE FINAL CONFLICT, and the 2006 remake of THE OMEN. Not included is the 1990 TV movie THE OMEN IV: …

Terminator 3 coming to Blu-ray

Warner Brothers Home Video has announced that TERMINATOR 3 will be available on Blu-ray disc come December 4. The film is already available on the other high-end disc, HD DVD, which offers the same video quality, but Blu-ray offers even more storage capacity for extras. Hopefully, Warners will put that capacity to good use. The new …

Blade Runner box set

I didn’t make it out to the San Diego Comic Con last week, but I heard it was great. Among many other things there was a panel for the long-awaited release of the Five-Disc Ultimate Collector’s Edition of BLADE RUNNER (which will be available on DVD, HD DVD, and Blu-ray). Harrison Ford and Daryll Hannah were …