Do you have a Blu-ray player yet? Your time might be coming. More than 3.3 million Blu-ray Disc players shipped to dealers through the first three quarters of 2009, a 13 percent hike over the same period last year. Blu-ray software sales showed a bigger increase: up 83 percent for the year, according to figures gathered for the Digital Entertainment Group. Total Blu-ray playback device households in the U.S. now stand at nearly 11.7 million. Read more at Twice.
Speaking of Blu-ray software, new Blu-ray releases out this week: Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen is the blockbuster sequel from director Michael Bay and Cheri, starring Michelle Pfeiffer in a film that MovieFone describes as Dangerous Liaisons meets The Graduate. And don’t miss the Blu-ray reissue of Easy Rider, the low budget 1969 road movie starring Peter Fonda, Dennis Hopper and Jack Nicholson that’s become a classic. More DVD news at MovieFone.
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