The rumour mill: Rambo, Microsoft Blu-ray, TV cancellations and pirate prices in Trinidad and Tobago

The rumour mill: Rambo, Microsoft Blu-ray, TV cancellations and pirate prices in Trinidad and Tobago

0 comments 📅18 February 2008, 16:10

Five snippets of news from the world of home entertainment… 

Police in military-run Myanmar are threatening to imprison DVD vendors for seven years if they sell pirated copies of the latest Rambo film, where he fights against sadistic soldiers in the region.

Microsoft may switch to the Blu-ray platform by creating an add-on drive, according to media reports citing “insiders at Microsoft”.

The end of the writers’ strike didn’t come soon enough to save /Bionic Woman/, /Big Shots/, /Journeyman/, /Life Is Wild/ and /Cane/, but all the limited runs should find a home on DVD.

The DVD industry could already be planning its first ever centenary-edition release. /New York of Today/, a travelogue short made for the European market, turns 100 in 2010.

Prices of pirated DVDs are expected to rise from $10 price to as much as $60 when vendors in Trinidad and Tobago are handed licences.

 

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