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    Trying to Load Sony and Amazon Instant Video App for My PlayStation 3

    As soon as Amazon and Sony Computer Entertainment announced the launch of the Amazon Instant Video app for PlayStation 3, which means that as an Amazon Prime member I can not only upload to watch on my TV some 120,000 movies and TV shows, but 17,000 movies and TV shows on the PlayStation Network as ...

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    BET Founder Robert L. Johnson to Buy Image Entertainment and Acorn Media to Form RLJ Entertainment

    Black Entertainment Television founder Robert L. Johnson, chairman of RLJ Companies, has agreed to acquire home video distributor Image Entertainment and Brit DVD/streaming company Acorn Media Group. The new company will be called RLJ Entertainment, Inc; Johnson will serve as its Executive Chairman.

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    For Titanic Disaster's 100th Anniversary, 'A Night to Remember' Comes to Criterion Blu-ray: Docudrama meets Pinewood Studios

    With James Cameron grabbing headlines for his deep ocean plunges and "Titanic" 3-D re-release, the doomed oceanliner is back in headlines. Another terrific Titanic flick, "A Night to Remember," has come to the Criterion Collection in a new digital restoration, commemorating the 100th anniversary of ...

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    Anglophile Acorn Media is 28 and Profitable, Growing and Getting Into Production

    From little acorns massive oaks grow might apply to Acorn Media, which was started in its chairman’s spare bedroom in 1984. This week, Peter Edwards, the chairman, told the New York Times that Acorn believes it is the second largest distributor of British programming on DVD in North America, bested...

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    'Dragon Tattoo' DVD Release Maintains Anti-Establishment Attitude with Pirated Disc

    "The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo" DVD release has, according to TheWrap, "created the sort of mystery that even Lisbeth Salander might have trouble solving." It looks like a blank, pirated disc with the title seemingly hand-scrawled across it...

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    'Casablanca' Is Back: Turner Classic Movies Presents 70th Anniversary Event

    World War II has been over for nearly seven decades, but “Casablanca” is still with us. With its story of love renounced for the good of the world, the Oscar winning Best Picture of 1943 has more than once been voted the most romantic American movie.

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    Gravitas and Variance Team for Theatrical & VOD Releasing; Hunting Titles at SXSW

    Gravitas Ventures and Variance Films announce their partnership to acquire and co-release seven to eight films per year with day and date theatrical and VOD releases throughout North America. Starting at SXSW, Gravitas and Variance will search for the best indies...

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    Sundance's Artists Services Initiative Releases Ten New Titles on Netflix

    Sundance Institute's "Artists Services Initiative," which offers Sundance artists a way to self-distribute, announces ten new titles now streaming on Netflix...

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    Weekend Video Sales: 'The Twilight' Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 1' Sells 3.2 Million DVD and Blu-Ray Units

    Forget weekend box office. This past weekend marked the launch of the home video release of "The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn --Part 1," which has already grossed $700 million worldwide. The film sold an estimated 3.2 million DVD and Blu-ray units.

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    Magnolia Acquires Rob Reiner's 'The Magic of Belle Isle'

    Magnolia Pictures has acquired US rights to comedy "The Magic of Belle Isle," starring director Rob Reiner's "Bucket List" lead Morgan Freeman and Virginia Madsen. Magnolia plans a summer 2012 theatrical and VOD release via its Ultra VOD program.

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