July 18th, 2012
Like on the DVD sales chart, there were no new releases to reach the top ten on the Blu-ray sales chart. In fact, the best selling Blu-ray was Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows, which leapt up from fourth to earned first place with 156,000 units / $2.55 million for the week giving it totals of 2.22 million units / $51.32 million after four.
July 4th, 2012
After a run of several good weeks, it is a complete disaster on the home market this week. The best selling first run release will be... nothing. This is because there is no first run release coming out this week. According to Amazon.com, the best selling new release of the week is Midsomer Murders: Set 20, while the top ten is dominated by limited releases and Blu-ray catalogue titles. This makes choosing a Pick of the Week difficult, because there are so few prime releases. Rocko's Modern Life: Season Three is on the short list for contenders, as is The Hunter on Blu-ray. But in the end, I went with God Bless America on either DVD or Blu-ray. It's a great movie and there's a surprising number of extras on the DVD.
July 1st, 2012
Disney's animation department had a resurgence in the late 1980s through the mid to late 1990s. However, by the time the year 2000 rolled around, they were struggling again. Digital animation was taking off and their attempts to combine 2D and 3D animation were not greeted fondly by moviegoers. Of such attempts, Treasure Planet, is arguably their biggest box office flop to date. Home on the Range was a 2D film, in fact, it was announced to be their last 2D film, but moviegoers still stayed home. This week they are both coming out on Blu-ray. Are either of them better than their box office records? Or is there a reason the films flopped?
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