Blockbuster Express Jumps Into Rental Price Hike Pool

Blockbuster Express Jumps Into Rental Price Hike Pool

With rival movie rental services Netflix and Redbox already having raised their prices, Blockbuster Express decided to follow suit, doubling the price of some movies to $2 for the first night starting Tuesday. The hike applies to releases that have been out between 29 and 90 days, while older movies will remain at $1 a night. New releases that have been out for four weeks or less will remain $3 for the first night. [More]

Warner Bros. Slaps Blockbuster With 28-Day Movie Rental Delay

Warner Bros. Slaps Blockbuster With 28-Day Movie Rental Delay

Along with several other major movie studios, Warner Bros. restricts Netflix and Redbox from offering its movies for rent until 28 days after they go on sale. For months, Blockbuster has been immune to such restrictions, trumpeting early access to films as one of the few reasons to still bother visiting a rental store. But now Warner has taken that meager advantage away. [More]

Dish Network Will Assume Leases Of More Than 500 Blockbuster Stores

Dish Network Will Assume Leases Of More Than 500 Blockbuster Stores

Dish Network, the proud winner of the auction for Blockbuster, will play around with its new toy by not letting it completely vanish. [More]

Blockbuster Tries To Sell Itself

Blockbuster Tries To Sell Itself

Deposed video rental king Blockbuster filed a motion in U.S. Bankruptcy Court to put itself up for sale, starting an auction in which it already says it has a bidder. [More]

Blockbuster Charges Me For Membership I Didn't Want, Won't Refund My Money

Blockbuster Charges Me For Membership I Didn't Want, Won't Refund My Money

Chris tried Blockbuster’s rent-by-mail trial period and says he was mistakenly charged for the final three DVDs, which he had returned. He didn’t notice the screw-up for months, then once he finally got Blockbuster to reverse the charges he was billed $43 for months of a membership he never used. [More]

Blockbuster Doesn't Believe We've Returned Their Stupid Movie

Blockbuster Doesn't Believe We've Returned Their Stupid Movie

Reader and admitted Geek Squad employee Mike says he and his girlfriend rented and returned The Ugly Truth at Blockbuster, but the floundering rental chain insists it can’t find the movie so his girlfriend is stuck with late fees that Blockbuster supposedly did away with years ago. [More]

Former Blockbuster Employee Says Manager Made Her Strip For Chance Of Promotion

Former Blockbuster Employee Says Manager Made Her Strip For Chance Of Promotion

Chicago Now reports an Illinois woman is suing Blockbuster for sexual harassment because her manager allegedly twice demanded she show him her breasts in order to be considered for a promotion. He also demanded she sit on his lap for computer training.