Binkleyz writes: Roman Polanski, critically acclaimed Writer, Actor and Producer, has successfully fought extradition to the United States from Switzerland. The United States requested his extradition to allow him to be sentenced on his 1978 conviction for "Statutory Rape", in which he admitted to drugging and molesting a 13-year old. Switzerland has rejected the request, on several grounds, including not sending along some required paperwork.
Binkleyz writes: Netflix has decided to abandon the HD-DVD format in favor of BluRay. Up to now, Netflix had been supplying both formats to its customers, but with this latest decision by the predominant online movie rental outfit, many of the adherents to HD-DVD have lost their primary source of content.