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    Watch Almodovar Direct a Scene from 'The Skin I Live In'; Blu-ray Release March 6

    Watch an exclusive clip of Pedro Almodovar directing a scene in "The Skin I Live In," below. The Spanish auteur's kinky Cannes entry starring Antonio Banderas you've never seen him before comes out on Blu-ray March 6. (Here's our interview with Banderas.)

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    Now Playing: Oscar Season Films on Movies On Demand; From 'The Help' to 'Tree of Life'

    Playing on cable near you: in cased you missed a few, Movies On Demand has plenty of Awards Season films available now. Martin Scorsese's "Hugo" premieres on MOD February 28 (as well as DVD), while "The Descendants" (on DVD March 13), "The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo&quo...

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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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    Kinky Classic 'Belle de Jour' gets the Criterion Treatment

    Séverine Serizy, the glacial, inscrutable masochist at the center of Luis Buñuel's masterpiece "Belle de Jour," leads perhaps the most irreconcilable of double lives.

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    Cinedigm Partners with New Video to Buy and Release Indie Films

    As the many filmmakers at Sundance seek the best distribution they can get, the new partnership between digital exhibitor Cinedigm Entertainment Group and veteran indie distributor New Video to buy and release indie films offers independent directors cross-platform theatrical release as well as digi...

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    Anglophile Alert: Brit DVD Retailer Acorn Media Streams Shakespeare, Rereleases Tinker Tailor

    Acorn Media, well known for its DVDs of classic British television programs, has carved out a new presence for itself as the first streaming service that specializes in British television.

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    Kino Classics to Release Buster Keaton's "Seven Chances"

    Kino Classics will release director-star Buster Keaton's must-see classic1925 comedy "Seven Chances" on Blu-ray and DVD. This marks the eighth feature-length Keaton release by Kino, which also began selling all 19 of his silent shorts earlier this summer.

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    AFM News: Freestyle Digital Media to Focus on Digital, Cable, VOD Distribution

    In case you were wondering, VOD distribution is here to stay. Look at JC Chandor's $3.5 million Margin Call, which lured a strong ensemble of name actors led by Kevin Spacey, Jeremy Irons and Zachary Quinto, and has passed the $1.5 million mark theatrically in limited release, as it was also available day-and-date on VOD. More and more people are learning, as Netflix had hoped, to download and stream movies from their cable companies or through Roku, iTunes, PS3 or TiVo. Several folks I know picked up on the publicity and ad noise surrounding Margin Call and watched it on its second weekend in theaters, at home. It's significa...

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