It’s time to take a look at what the ubiquitous red kiosk, Redbox, has in store for February 2014 in their new release section for Blu-ray and DVD rentals. It may not quite be the same as aimlessly wandering up and down the video store aisles of yesteryear, but in a pinch and for those in need of instant movie gratification, it is a pretty close substitute.
This month in particular is going to be great for the action-seeking cinemaphile out there, with Arnold Schwarzenegger, Slyvester Stallone, Danny Trejo, and Vin Diesel all bringing in high body counts, while a young boy’s military genius may be mankind’s only hope for survival. This month will also let fans of James Gandolfini say goodbye, and Oscar followers will get a chance to catch up with one of the Best Picture nominees.
So, without further ado, let’s check out what’s coming out this month!
The age of video rental stores, save the best and strongest holdouts, is quickly coming to an end. However, a small slice of those memories of browsing titles and the immediate gratification that comes with renting can still be had via the continuous rise of the Redbox rental kiosk.
Each month, Redbox gets a new selection of titles, which are mostly comprised of new Blu-ray and DVD releases that have been available for a month or so to purchase. Much like our new monthly Netflix column, each month I’ll be bringing you the top choices for rent from the automated rental box. Here below, check out my picks and commentary for this month’s best movies to rent from Redbox.
This week, Dropbox acquires superstar app Mailbox, Google shuts down Reader (and the internet goes berserk), Netflix goes social, Samsung launches the S4 and Apple goes on the defensive, and Veronica Mars is back…thanks to Kickstarter.
Redbox, the company that operates DVD rental vending machine across the US, reported a decline in sales, according to the fourth quarter financial report by it’s parent company Coinstar (CSTR).
The company cited several reasons for the lower sales numbers, with the most prominently discussed reason being the new stipulation from movie studios to delay Redbox rentals of new DVDs until 28 days after they’ve been released. Essentially, this means when a new movie gets released to DVD, you can buy it through retail stores, but you cannot rent it for almost a month.