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Avatar continues to rake in truckloads of cash
Fans with some Samsung Blu-ray players may not be able to watch

Avatar became the highest grossing film ever when it hit theaters last year. The film drew huge crowds and while it lined the coffers of 20th Century Fox and the wallet of James Cameron, the movie drew lots of interest to 3D in theaters and homes. Even though the film garnered lots of fans, it also had a few critics including the U.S. Marine Corps.

20th Century Fox has announced that Avatar is the best selling movie in America on both Blu-ray and DVD. The film is also the best selling Blu-ray movie of all time with 2.7 million copies sold in only four days on store shelves in North America alone. The previous record was 2.5 million units. 

In all,
Avatar has sold 6.5 million copies (DVD + Blu-ray) since it launched on Thursday of last week. The downside to the popularity of Avatar on Blu-ray is that some buyers of the movie are finding that the Blu-ray disc won’t play on some players on the market.

The specific player cited in reports is the Samsung BD-UP5000. The reason the player reportedly can’t play
Avatar is because of a firmware update that is missing and needed by the device. Other Samsung Blu-ray players are also facing the same issue. Presumably, Samsung will be rushing the update out for the players since the Avatar is so popular.

Some users are claiming that it's not a firmware issue, but some sort of DRM issue with the movie itself pointing the finger at 20th Century Fox rather than Samsung.



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RE: why?
By FITCamaro on 4/26/2010 4:21:05 PM , Rating: 2
You are truly in denial if you can't admit the movie was a huge anti-corporate slam. I didn't go into it thinking that but while watching it clearly saw the impression Cameron was trying to convey about his views of large corporations. That they and the military will do whatever they want to get what they want.

That said I enjoyed the movie. While not completely original I enjoyed it. I won't be buying it yet though because I'm not going to buy it again when they release the extended edition.


RE: why?
By wallijonn on 4/26/2010 7:06:23 PM , Rating: 2
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That they and the military will do whatever they want to get what they want.


You must have missed the movies, "Alien," and "Resident Evil," to name just two...


RE: why?
By gralex on 4/26/2010 9:06:46 PM , Rating: 2
"You know, Burke, I don't know which species is worse. You don't see them fucking each other over for a goddamn percentage."


RE: why?
By crimson117 on 4/27/2010 9:25:49 AM , Rating: 1
quote:
That they and the military will do whatever they want to get what they want.

And this opposes your understanding of the world?


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