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Trick or Treat! Redbox DVD Rentals now cost $1.20 rather than $1

Redbox price increase

It's Halloween, and with that, Redbox responds to the trick-or-treat question with a 20% price increase at its 34,000 movie rental kiosks that starts today.

So what's the reason for the 20-cent price hike?

Congress. Specifically, Coinstar cites the recent passage of the Durbin Amendment as the reason why it has to jump its rates (in addition to any other increased operating expenses the company's faced). For those uninformed, the Durbin Amendment comes with two major provisions with which consumers have likely come into contact.

The first provision slapped a limit on the interchange fees that banks are allowed to charge – essentially, the money that they make from retailers whenever a consumer uses a debit card to make a purchase. In response, banks have started to scramble to cover the lost revenue, including going so far as to tell customers that they will soon be assessed a fee for using their debit cards to purchase items.

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TV on DVD: November 20, 2007

Here are some of the options you can find on the shelves today.  There are several complete collections now available just in time for the holiday season.

Dave Chapelle

  • Chappelle’s Show (Complete Series)
  • Charles in Charge (Season 2)
  • CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (Season 7)
  • Dr. Katz Professional Therapist (Complete Series)
  • Gene Simmons Family Jewels (Season 2)
  • Inside the Actors Studio: Johnny Depp
  • Love American Style (Season 1, Vol. 1)
  • Mission Impossible (Season 3)
  • Nirvana: Unplugged in New York
  • Queer as Folk (Complete Series)
  • The Universe (Season 1)
  • The Wild Wild West (Season 3)

TV on DVD: November 6, 2007

Here are some of the TV-on-DVD options you can find on the shelves this Tuesday.  There are several complete collections now available just in time for the holiday season.

  • The Best of the Colbert Report Flight of the Conchords
  • The Cosby Show (Season 5)
  • The Cosby Show (Season 6)
  • Dora the Explorer: Puppy Power!
  • Flight of the Conchords (Season 1)
  • Full House (Season 8)
  • Full House (Complete Series)
  • The King of Queens (Complete Series)
  • Martin (Season 3)
  • Seinfeld (Season 9)
  • Seinfeld (Complete Series)
  • The X-Files (The Ultimate Collection)
  • Wings (Season 5)

(Click here to see what’s new on HD DVD and Blu-ray.)


TV on DVD: October 9, 2007

Here are some of the TV-on-DVD options you can find on the shelves this Tuesday:

Family Ties

  • Degrassi High (The Complete Collection)
  • Roots (The Complete Collection)
  • Roots: The Next Generations (Four-Disc Set)
  • Stargate SG-1 (The Complete Series)
  • Everybody Hates Chris (Season 2)
  • Family Ties (Season 2)
  • Girlfriends (Season 2)
  • CSI: NY (Season 3)
  • Murder, She Wrote (Season 7)

Click here to see the Movies-On-DVD options for this week.
Click here to see the new titles released on HD DVD and Blu-Ray.

 


TV on DVD:  October 2, 2007

Here are some of the TV-on-DVD options you can find on the shelves this Tuesday:

Entourage

  • The War: A Ken Burns Film
  • I Love New York (Season 1)
  • Jericho (Season 1)
  • The Sarah Silverman Program (Season 1)
  • Shark (Season 1)
  • Criminal Minds (Season 2)
  • How I Met Your Mother (Season 2)
  • Entourage (Season 3)


Click here to see the Movies-On-DVD options for this week.
Click here to see the new titles released on HD DVD and Blu-Ray.


This Week on DVD:  September 18, 2007

Deathproof

Here are a few of the titles you can find on the rental shelves this Tuesday:

  • Grindhouse: Death Proof:  starring Kurt Russell, Rose McGowan, Rosario Dawson (watch our review here)
  • We Are Marshall:  starring Matthew McConaughey, Matthew Fox
  • Lucky You:  starring Eric Bana, Drew Barrymore, Robert Duvall
  • The Condemned:  starring ‘Stone Cold’ Steve Austin
  • Gracie:  starring Carly Schroeder, Elizabeth Shue, Dermot Mulroney
  • Saturday Night Fever (30th Anniversary Edition):  starring John Travolta, Karen Gorney
  • Flashdance (Special Collector’s Edition):  starring Jennifer Beals, Michael Nouri
  • Wall Street (Special Collector’s Edition):  starring Michael Douglas, Charlie Sheen, Daryl Hannah

NOTE:  Click here to see the TV-On-DVD options for this week.


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