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Are Criterion Blu-rays Worth the Extra Money?

Q. I’ve read that Criterion movies are very cool because they have extra features like documentaries about the film. But I notice that they sometimes cost more. So, are they really worth the extra money? And what exactly is Criterion? Is that a company? — Cynthia, Detroit.  Cynthia, The Criterion Collection is a video distribution company

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Why Your DVD & Blu-ray Disc Won’t Play

Q. I love watching Blu-ray movies. The picture is just awesome! But sometimes when I put in the disc, a message on screen says ‘no disc” or ‘disc error.’ Is there anything I can do to eliminate this? — Ellie, Boise, Idaho. For starters, make sure the disc is compatible with your player. Some older

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Redbox: Will It Offer 4K Blu-ray Rentals?

Q. I like renting discs from Redbox, but it irks me that they don’t have 4K Blu-rays. It’s impossible to rent 4K discs so it would be great if Redbox would. Any chance of that? — Ed, San Francisco. See an update on this story. Ed, I have some good news and some bad news.

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Why Your Blu-ray Discs Won’t Play

Q. I love watching Blu-ray movies. The picture is just awesome! But sometimes when I put in the disc, a message on screen says ‘no disc” or ‘disc error.’ Is there anything I can do to eliminate this? — Ellie, Boise, Idaho. For starters, make sure the disc is compatible with your player. Some older

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Redbox Movies: Everything You Need to Know

Q. I love the way Blu-ray movies look. The picture is so much better than streaming or even my DIRECTV. But it’s expensive to buy movies. I’m thinking of Redbox for rentals, but I’m not sure how it works and where I can find one of those kiosks in my area. Can you help? —

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Why You Should Buy Criterion Blu-rays

Q. I notice that people refer to a new Blu-ray release from the Criterion Collection as if it’s something special. What makes a Criterion Collection release different from any other Blu-ray? — Edgar, Washington, D.C. The Criterion Collection is a video distribution company that has a long history of working with filmmakers and film scholars to

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Amazon Offers 3 4K Blu-rays For $50

Amazon apparently agrees that 4K Blu-ray discs cost too much. The etailer has just launched a promotion that includes three 4K Blu-ray titles for $49.99. Most 4K Blu-ray titles cost anywhere from $20 to $30 each, which is sometimes twice the price of a regular Blu-ray disc. The Amazon promotion, which runs until December 31,

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