According to the statement, the Rareflix kiosks will stock anime, horror and asian movies from its own stables as well as a wide selection of other publishers. The first machine is already installed in New York, NY and Media Blasters plans a national rollout of over 100 additional kiosks, concentrating on high traffic college campuses and comic shops in the North East portion of the United States.
For more information visit: mediablasters.mydvdkiosks.net
Unedited press release follows:
MEDIA BLASTERS ANNOUNCES ANIME THEMED DVD / BLU RAY RENTAL KIOSKS
New York City, NY, October 14th 2010 — DVD rental Kiosks are popping up all over, but if you’re looking for a good Anime selection, you’re pretty much out of luck — until now. Media Blasters is proud to announce the RAREFLIX DVD / BLU RAY KIOSK, a rental machine designed to carry what the mainstream ones don’t.
Specializing in Anime, The Rareflix kiosk will stock new releases and classics from all US anime companies. These are titles selected BY Anime fans FOR Anime fans. For just a dollar or two you can check out a disc you were thinking of buying, watch something new, or catch up on something your friends have said “you need to see.”
The first machine is already in the field, located at Image Anime, 242 west 30th street (between 7th and 8th ave), New York, NY 10001, US. It’s just a few blocks from FIT and Penn Station, just take the Subway (1, 2, 3 or A, C, E) to the Penn Station stop. You can see it right here: mediablasters.mydvdkiosks.net/member/searchMachines
Over the next 18 months Media Blasters plans a national rollout of over 100 additional Rareflix kiosks, concentrating on high traffic college campuses and comic shops in the North East portion of the United States. Keep your eyes open, we plan to show up in a town near you very soon!
Take a look at some of our features:
-With 1$ and 2$ rentals, prices are comparable if not lower than digital downloads, plus all the convenience of a physical disc.
-Rent to own. Like a title so much you want to buy it? Just visit our website and you’ll never have to return it.
-DVDs and BLU RAYS in their original packaging. Unique to our kiosk! You can even select a title, pull the case out of the machine, read the back and put it back at no charge!
-Our web interface puts you in control wherever you are! Check to see what’s in the machine, reserve a title or request an anime to be added to the selection from our website.
About Media Blasters, INC.
Founded in 1997, New York City based Media Blasters was created to give sub-culture media the treatment and distribution usually only afforded to pop-culture offerings. Some of Media Blasters’ most well known labels include Animeworks, specializing in Japanese animation, Tokyo Shock, specializing in Asian film, and Shriek Show, specializing in horror. Engaging in licensing, production, localizing and distribution, MB has handled groundbreaking titles like the perennial blockbuster BERSERK, Adult Swim’s MORIBITO: GUARDIAN OF THE SPIRIT, action hit VERSUS, cult classic ICHI THE KILLER and the legendary original VOLTRON DEFENDER OF THE UNIVERSE TV series. Media Blasters has even opened the door to new productions, creating sub-culture favorites like DEATHTRANCE and MACHINE GIRL.