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‘The Beguiled’ Comes To Home Video In October!!!

by Red Zeppelbon on Aug 15th, 2017

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Academy Award winner Sofia Coppola (‘Lost in Translation‘) unleashes the atmospheric thriller ‘The Beguiled‘, coming to Digital on September 26, 2017, and Blu-ray™, DVD and On Demand on October 10, 2017, from Universal Pictures Home Entertainment. The winner of the Best Director award (Sofia Coppola) at the 2017 Cannes International Film Festival, the Focus Features film showcases exceptional performances by the outstanding ensemble cast of Golden Globe Award winner Colin Farrell (‘In Bruges‘), Academy Award winner Nicole Kidman (‘Big Little Lies‘) Golden Globe Award nominee Kirsten Dunst (‘Fargo‘), Elle Fanning (‘Maleficent‘), Oona Laurence (‘Bad Moms‘), Angourie Rice (‘Spider-Man: Homecoming‘), Addison Riecke (‘The Thundermans‘), and Emma Howard (‘Transparent‘).

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Universal Pictures Home Entertainment presents a movie almost as big as the man himself, ‘Killing Hasselhoff‘ arrives on DVD and Digital August 29, 2017. Starring David Hasselhoff (‘Baywatch‘) and Ken Jeong (‘The Hangover‘) in the most hilarious and outrageous comedy of the year.

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The #1 action film in the world, ‘The Fate of the Furious‘, goes full-throttle on Digital HD on June 27, 2017, and on 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray™, DVD and On Demand on July 11, 2017, from Universal Pictures Home Entertainment. The latest exhilarating installment of the nitro-fueled blockbuster action franchise features a gripping new storyline, the most outrageous collection of vehicles yet, and an all-star cast of fan favorites and series newcomers. From the shores of Cuba and the streets of New York City to the icy plains off the arctic Barents Sea, the close-knit crew criss-crosses the globe to stop an anarchist from unleashing world chaos — and to bring home the man who made them a family. With more than an hour of never-before-seen bonus features and an Extended Director’s Cut, ‘The Fate of the Furious‘ will be the crowning glory of every fan’s collection.

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Writer director M. Night Shyamalan (‘The Sixth Sense‘) went from one of the most exciting directors to a cliche joke seemingly overnight after ‘The Village‘ and, especially, the floating turd that was ‘Lady in the Water‘. The man heralded as “the next Spielberg” has seen his stock rise in 2015 with ‘The Visit‘ and once again with ‘Split‘ which many put on par with ‘The Sixth Sense‘. It’s ‘Split‘ that is gathering attention today with the announcement from Universal Pictures Home Entertainment of it’s release to Blu-ray, DVD, Digital HD and On Demand.

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Melissa McCarthy’s latest box office smash ‘The Boss‘ will be available from Universal Pictures Home Entertainment on several formats, all suitable for your home theater. Blu-ray and DVD debuts July 26, 2016 and if you just want the Digital HD version, you can have it 2 weeks earlier on July 12, 2016.

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Universal Pictures Home Entertainment is prepping ‘Secret In Their Eyes‘ for release to Blu-ray and DVD on February 23, 2016, but before that the project will be available on Digital HD February 9, 2016.

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Danny Trejo returns alongside new co-stars Jake Busey and Elysia Rotaru in the latest chapter of the gritty supernatural western from Universal 1440 Entertainment – ‘Dead Again in Tombstone‘. The film will be available on Blu-ray, DVD and Digital HD September 12, 2017.

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Blu-ray Announcement: ‘Get Out’!

by Gumbercules9000 on Apr 4th, 2017

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Official Release: A speculative thriller from Blumhouse Productions (Split, Insidious franchise, The Gift) and the mind of Jordan Peele, the first African-American writer/director to cross $100 million at the box office with his debut film, GET OUT arrives on Digital HD on May 9, 2017 and on Blu-ray™, DVD and On Demand on May 23, 2017 from Universal Pictures Home Entertainment.  Known as the best reviewed movie of 2017 on Rotten Tomatoes to date, the dark and unsettling break-out hit is deeply relevant to modern day topics, captivating audiences with thrilling conflicts and danger at every turn. Own GET OUT on Blu-ray™, DVD and Digital HD and be the first to see the chilling alternate ending that flips the script, a behind-the-scenes look at the making of the film, plus much more! 

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Blu-ray Announcement: Fifty Shades Darker!

by Red Zeppelbon on Apr 4th, 2017

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The countdown begins for one of the most highly anticipated home entertainment debuts of the year. In 50 days, Universal Pictures Home Entertainment will unleash Fifty Shades Darker Unrated Edition, plunging fans even deeper into the mesmerizing, hidden world of Christian Grey and Anastasia Steele, as the year’s hottest romance comes home on Digital HD on April 25, 2017 and on 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray™, DVD and On Demand, on May 9, 2017. The global film phenomenon sparked by E.L. James’ best-selling book trilogy returns with the second chapter of the darkly alluring tale that captivated the world. Fans can now stay in and have the ultimate at-home movie night with Fifty Shades Darker Unrated Edition, and this time, there are no rules and no secrets.
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Universal Pictures Home Entertainment presents Academy Award winner Jamie Foxx and Golden Globe nominee Michelle Monaghan star in the intense action-thriller, ‘Sleepless‘. The film will be presented on Digital HD, Blu-ray and DVD beginning April 4, 2017.

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Pick Up ‘The Bye Bye Man’ on March 28, 2017!!!

by Red Zeppelbon on Mar 11th, 2017

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Universal Pictures Home Entertainment is presenting ‘The Bye Bye Man‘ on Digital HD, Blu-ray and DVD in an all-new unrated version with never-before-seen footage. The Digital HD drops on March 28, 2017 and the hard copies come out on April 11, 2017.

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Universal Pictures Home Entertainment presents Roger Corman’sDeath Race 2050‘ on a multitude of home video options January 17, 2017. You can pick your media from Blu-ray, DVD, and Digital HD, and enjoy this balls-to-the-wall, full-throttle mayhem in all it’s splendor.

 

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I don’t know about you, but I loved ‘My Big Fat Greek Wedding‘ and nothing made me more happy than to see the sequel hit theaters. I’m beyond excited that Universal Pictures Home Entertainment is finally releasing it to home video! All I have to say to that news is “Opa!”.

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London Has Fallen‘, the blockbuster sequel to ‘Olympus Has Fallen‘ is being readied for Digital HD and blu-ray release. If you couldn’t get enough of Gerard Butler, Aaron Eckhart, Angela Bassett and Morgan Freeman, then you’re going to want this movie in your collection.

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Guillermo Del Toro’s stunning gothic horror ‘Crimson Peak‘ is coming to Blu-ray & DVD on February 9th, and Digital HD January 26, 2016, from Universal Pictures Home Entertainment.

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The music changed the world and the movie began a whole new genre of exciting film making and it’s now ‘Straight Outta Compton‘ is making its way to your homes, SUV’s, The Bahamas, or anywhere else you want to take it for that matter. If you think just seeing it in theaters is going to be enough, think again, because this one is the Unrated Director’s Cut!

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‘Ted 2’ Is Coming To Blu-ray in December!!!

by Red Zeppelbon on Oct 20th, 2015

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The world’s most crude teddy bear is back and you can take him home. Universal Pictures Home Entertainment announces ‘Ted 2′ coming to Digital HD on November 24, 2015.  If you want it on Blu-ray, you’ll have to wait just a little longer, but it will be available on December 15, 2015.

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Universal Pictures Home Entertainment is giving us a gift for the holidays in the form of a billion, dancing, laughing Twinkies, err ‘Minions‘ rather. You can get the #1 comedy of the year with three brand new mini-movies on Blu-ray or Digital HD.

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‘Cop Car’ Coming To Blu-ray and DVD in September!!!

by Red Zeppelbon on Sep 20th, 2015

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Cop Car‘ is Kevin Bacon’s latest movie to hit home release and will be available on September 29, 2015 from Universal Pictures Home Entertainment. The project was written by Christopher D. Ford (‘Robert and Frank‘, ‘Clown‘) and director Jon Watts (‘Clown‘).

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‘Jurassic World’ Blu-ray Announced and Detailed!!

by Gumbercules9000 on Aug 24th, 2015

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One of the biggest films even made, actually the 3rd highest grossing film ever ‘Jurassic World‘ is getting the Blu-ray treatment in 2D and 3D. Not only that, there will be an option for a limited edition Collectible Steel Packaging with tons of cool extras and the best video/audio presentations that Universal has to offer. The Blu-ray will be released October 20th with the Digital version being available on October 1st. I can’t wait to watch this again. Below you can read about all of the details and information. Don’t forget to pre-order.

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Japan’s highly praised Studio Ghibli raised the animation bar when they introduced the world to a story that brought in studio-gold with an Academy Award – ‘Spirited Away‘. It was thought impossible, but the production commpany one-upped itself with one of the most beautifully animated pictures, ‘When Marnie Was There‘.

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Roads? Where we’re going we don’t need roads, but we do need a Blu-ray player. ‘Back To The Future‘ is celebrating it’s 30th anniversary and they’re blowing it away with an all new collector’s edition of the trilogy that started it all. Of course they’re not stopping with just the core films that make up the series but there are tons of bonus features including the full animated series. Can’t wait to own it? Read on for the details on this out of this world set.

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Clifford the Big Red Dog‘ is prepping his journey from small-screen to big screen in a live-action hybrid. Anyone who has had little ones around in the last 17 years knows that he lives on PBS. Scholastic Media has teamed up with Paramount to bring a new story to the big screen and has signed ‘Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Road Chip‘ director Walt Becker to lead the way.

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I know what I’m giving for Christmas this year, and it’s ‘The Secret Life of Pets‘ on 4K Ultra HD!! Illumination Entertainment and Universal Pictures have hit this one way out of the park with ‘The Secret Life Of Pets‘! It was a favorite of not only my kids, but myself as well. The film comes out on several formats. Beginning November 22, 2016 you can watch it on Digital HD, if you’d prefer to wait for the hard copy, you can pick that up December 6, 2016 on 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray 3D, Blu-ray, DVD and On Demand.

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Illumination Entertainment and Universal Pictures have come together, once again, to bring us what looks to be an excellent piece of animation with ‘The Secret Life Of Pets‘. If you’ve ever wondered what your pets do when you’re off to school or work, then you definitely want to check this flick out when it debuts on July 8.

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And the 2016 Golden Globe Nominees Are….

by Gumbercules9000 on Dec 10th, 2015

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The awards show is January 10 on NBC hosted by Ricky Gervais. First off, let’s look at something AWESOME here. ‘MAD MAX: FURY ROAD‘ is nominated for BEST PICTURE. It needs to win. It should win. And if does win, we all go streaking. That being said…I can’t believe that ‘Me and Earl and the Dying Girl‘ was not nominated for anything. Come on. It’s one of the BEST films of the year. It’s also interesting to see no love for the final season of ‘Mad Men’ her either. Oh well.

Here is the list of nominees:

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And the 2014 Golden Globes Nominations Are….

by Gumbercules9000 on Dec 11th, 2014

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It is time for the 2014 Golden Globe nominations. The 72nd Golden Globes will be held on Sunday, Jan. 11 and broadcast live at 5 PM PST, 8 PM EST on NBC. It looks like there were quite a few films that were overlooked. What do you think?

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Boomstick’s Holiday Gift Guide 2012: Part 2 Toys & Art

by Gumbercules9000 on Nov 16th, 2012

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Well it’s here everyone. Boomstick’s annual ultimate Geek Holiday Gift Guide for the holidays.  So many great deals and uber cool and geeky stuff to get your loved ones and yourself this 2012 holiday season.  As usual, you will be able to click on the link or picture that will take you to purchase the items.  So enjoy and eat some good food and be safe out there this holiday shopping season.

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‘E.T.’ Will Return To The Big Screen!!!

by Gumbercules9000 on Sep 10th, 2012

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That’s right, folks.  ‘E.T.’ will be on the big screen again, thanks to Turner Classic Movies and Fathom Events.  Screening will take place October 3rd at 7:00pm at select theaters across the country.  This marks the 30th anniversary of the film and most likely is geared to promote the new blu-ray coming out as well.  This was one of the first films I saw in the theater and it just blew my mind.  It was one of the first times my Dad and I bonded over a film.  Needless to say it holds a special place in my heart.  Not only will you get a newly remastered version of the film, but also a journey of the making of ‘E.T.’.  And yes, folks, this is this original film, not the version with the extra scenes or the CGI’d walkie-talkie replacements.  Spielberg acknowledged his fuck-up long ago and apologized.  The same can’t be said for Lucas.  I’m super excited about this and hope all of you can make it and take your kids to see this on the big screen.  Official press release below.

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A tad late bringing this past week’s cool blu-ray picks to you, but it’s here and this coming week’s releases should be on time later today.   There are some great child-hood nostalgic films for this week.  It was a delight.    Anywho, let’s jump right in and get to all the goodies.  As usual in this article, you will get some info about the disc and the extras that come with the movie as well as a personal opinion about the movie and a link to purchase the film over at AMAZON where you can save quite a bit of money, and it will give a small percentage kick back to this site so we can continue bringing you excellent stories and bizarre tales. So click on the pictures and start saving.

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Roberto Orci and Alex Kurtzman jus signed an exclusive two year deal with Universal where they are set to produce a few films for the studio.  Orci and Kurtzman were the screenwriters for J.J. Abrams’ ‘Star Trek’ reboot back in 2009.  According to a press release that came out today, Orci and Kurtzman are rebooting ‘The Mummy’ franchise (as we previously reported), and a Van Helsing reboot starring Tom Cruise.  Press release below.

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‘JAWS’ Blu-ray Announced and Detailed!!!

by Gumbercules9000 on Apr 10th, 2012

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We wrote back in December that Steven Spielberg’s ‘JAWS’ was finally going ot come out on bluray, but no date was given and no specs or extras.  Well today, everything was announced.  This is going to be pretty kick ass.  ‘JAWS’ on blu-ray for the first time ever.   ‘JAWS’  comes to Blu-ray  for the first time ever on August 14th, 2012 and  features an all-new, digitally remastered and fully restored picture, as well as 7.1 surround sound.  The film is one of 13 classic Universal films selected to be digitally remastered and fullyrestored from 35mm original film elements as part of Universal’s ongoing 100th Anniversary celebration.

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NBC has just picked up two new comedy series for their line up.  One stars funny comedienne Whitney Cummings and the other show stars Christina Applegate and Will Arnett.  Looking forward to these shows as I love the talent.  Hope they are good and if they are good , I hope they last.

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A War is Brewing in the Film Industry

by Gumbercules9000 on Sep 26th, 2010

We go to the movie theater for the same reason we go to a ball game. It’s not just to see the main event. We do it to smell the smells, devour greasy food, relax with friends and family, escape the everyday, and experience camaraderie with perfect strangers. The laughter, fear, anger, sadness, and joy expressed by the collective magically heighten the experience of the individual.

But something wicked this way comes.

Movie studios want to reduce the time that movies will be shown in

theaters. Instead, they want to be able to provide video-on-demand

service so you can watch new movies from the comfort of your home just

five weeks after theater release. It will only cost you $24.99 per

movie. Also the FCC (which I think should NOT exist) are going to

allow movie studios to activate technology to prevent films sold

through video-on-demand systems from being copied.

This is outrageous. First, if you implement software technology to

prevent movies from being copied, within a couple of weeks, people

will develop ways to get around your technology. You will never be

able to completely prevent pirating. EVER. Don’t fight it, find a way

to work with it. The home video industry still makes tons of money

even while pirated copies are being made.

Movie studios are justifying the quick release of movies on-demand

because the numbers show that 90% of a movie’s gross revenue is made

within the first 30 days of release. These numbers, however, fail to

factor in DVD sales. Last year, home video sales revenue equaled about

10 billion dollars. Early on-demand release will actually reduce DVD

sales. DVD retailers like Best Buy, Target, and Wal-Mart are well

aware of this risk. In an effort to protect their economic interests,

they have threatened litigation against the movie studios.

Since there is a market for physical copies of DVDs and blurays, I

don’t think they should change the model.  A physical copy of anything

is much, much better than a movie streaming online (although

admittedly I am biased since I am a professional collector). But most

importantly, I don’t want to see the death of the movie theater. It is

an important part of our culture – an experience that we should

preserve.


Brooke Barnes from the New York Times wrote this article about the upcoming movie industry war.


SOMETIME in the next few months, there is likely to be an explosion in the movie business. The question is which studio will detonate the bomb.

Tension between studios and theater owners has been simmeringa long time, but it intensified in May, when the Federal Communications Commission issued what appeared on the surface to be an arcane ruling. After two years of prodding from Hollywood, the F.C.C. agreed to let movie studios activate technology to prevent films sold through video-on-demand systems from being copied.

Ho-hum? Hardly. The ruling gave studios the ability to pursue a new business — so-called premium V.O.D. — that may be the industry’s best hope of restoring itself to health, now that the bottom has fallen out of the DVD market.

Right now, theaters get an exclusive period — 120 days, on average — to serve up new movies. Then the releases appear on television video-on-demand services at a price of about $4.99. Armed with the new copy-blocking technology, studios want to offer new movies on video-on-demand services about 45 days after they arrive in theaters, for a premium price of $24.99.

The business opportunity is multifold. With as much as 80 percent of that early V.O.D. revenue going to the studio, movie executives see a new engine to compensate for the sputtering DVD. And for the studios, the need is urgent: DVD sales for the year are expected to total about $9.9 billion, down 30 percent from their peak in 2004, according to Adams Media Research.

Studios also want to cut marketing costs by interweaving advertising for theatrical, DVD and video-on-demand releases; reducing the exclusive “window” given to theaters would make it easier to combine those campaigns. Premium V.O.D. would also bring greater consumer awareness to regular video on demand, which has not caught on as much as other rental options like Netflix, according to a research report by Anthony DiClemente, an analyst at Barclays Capital.

Last but not least, studios are aware that consumers are growing impatient about being unable to access all movies whenever and wherever they want. Layering in an early video-on-demand option might prevent some of those frustrated customers from turning to pirated copies.

“There are people who we believe would like to see movies sooner than later and would pay a premium price to do that,” Robert A. Iger, the chief executive of the Walt Disney Company, told analysts on a conference call last month. “We are going to become aggressive.”

Cable and satellite television providers like Time Warner Cable (which is no longer connected to Warner Brothers) and DirecTV are ready to push the button on premium V.O.D. as soon as they reach a deal with studios. After all, the service would represent another revenue stream for these providers and another way to differentiate themselves with customers. The promise of the new business is one reason that Comcast is so eager for government regulators to clear its deal to take control of NBC Universal, analysts say.

SO what’s the problem? DVD retailers, for a start. The likes of Best Buy and Wal-Mart“have told studios they will retaliate against anyone who tries early-release V.O.D. because of the threat it poses to DVD sales,” Richard Greenfield, an analyst at the financial services company BTIG, wrote in a research note last Monday.

But the real wrath will come from theater owners, who have made it clear that releasing a movie early on video-on-demand services — thus cutting into their window — would be the equivalent of declaring war. Over the summer, the National Association of Theater Owners took out full-page ads in Variety and The Hollywood Reporter making its opposition clear.

The worry for theaters, of course, is that people will be more reluctant to buy movie tickets, at an average cost of almost $8, if they know they can catch the same film just a few weeks later in their living rooms, and for less money than it costs to haul the whole family to the multiplex. Considering that the average moviegoer spends more than $3 on popcorn and soda and the like, the cost of Friday night at the movies for a family of four can easily reach $45 — or much more in cities like New York — even before premium-priced 3-D screenings or possible parking fees are factored in.

“While exhibitors understand the new pressures that a weakened DVD market creates for their studio partners,” the ads read in part, “four decades of box-office growth and three straight years of record-breaking box office argue for caution in tampering with a business model that clearly works.”

The Big Three theater chains — Regal Entertainment, AMC Entertainment and Cinemark — declined to comment, but smaller theater companies have been more vocal.

“Be careful before you cook us all, yourselves included,” wrote Gregory S. Marcus, the chief executive of the Marcus Corporation — the parent of Marcus Theatres, a Midwest exhibitor — in a July opinion article in The Hollywood Reporter.

Exhibitors are also arguing that the copy-blocking technology approved by the F.C.C. won’t work. “If past is prologue, technological locks will be overcome with technological crowbars,” the ads from the National Association of Theater Owners stated.

Adding to this argument was news last week that hackers were able to crack Intel technology used to securely transmit high-definition content between televisions and set-top boxes. (Intel played down the threat, saying that a special device would need to be built to exploit the information.)

Theater owners mean business. When Sony Pictures Entertainment tried a test with“Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs” last year — owners of Internet-connected Bravia televisions could rent that movie before it was available on DVD, for $25 for a month — some theaters yanked the film.

In a similar showdown, Disney’s decision last spring to release “Alice in Wonderland” early on DVD was greeted by boycott calls from theater owners, most forcefully in Britain.

Studio executives say they are going to risk premium V.O.D. anyway, contending that they have little choice, given the DVD downturn. Besides, analysts estimate that 90 percent of a film’s admissions revenue is now generated within 30 days of its release.

(The rebuttal from theater owners is that the data doesn’t take into account second-run and discount theaters, and that there are big exceptions: “Inception,” for instance, was still raking in millions in theaters 10 weeks after its release.)

Protecting the box office is crucial for studios, and for reasons beyond the importance of their ticket-revenue share. For a start, under long-term contracts, premium television networks like HBO and Showtime typically pay for movies using formulas based on domestic box-office revenue. So shrinking ticket sales would also mean shrinking television revenue.

Studios also rely on big theatrical runs to catapult titles into the public consciousness. Without all of the hoopla surrounding a hit at the multiplex — the lines, the marquees, the buzz in the corridors afterward — movies start to feel an awful lot like their more commodified cousin, television.

SO which studio is going to go first, and when? All six of the major studios declined to comment for this article. But multiple movie executives with deep knowledge of the landscape say the first quarter of next year is the target, in part because big Christmas releases like “The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader” and “Tron: Legacy” give studios extra leverage.

The studios that seem most likely to make a move are Disney, 20th Century Fox and Warner Brothers. In part because its size gives it more muscle than other studios, Warner has historically shown a willingness to rewrite the blueprints for the home entertainment business. It was Warner, for instance, that aggressively pushed to release movies on traditional V.O.D. at the same time the DVDs arrived in stores.

One thing is certain, said a top motion picture agent who requested anonymity so as not to anger his contacts in the industry: “Studios have made it clear they are not interested in testing the waters on premium V.O.D. Once they start, they’re going to do it.”

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