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issue 13 - june 5, 2001

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In This Issue:
  • What's New: our first HTML e-Newsletter, site re-design

  • "It's How They Said It" - memorable movie quotes

  • DVD Movie Reviews

  • New Releases

  • Upcoming Releases (and newly announced DVD titles)

  • Good Deals on DVD movies and DVD players

  • New in DVD Hardware: Panasonic introduces a DVD recorder offering backwards compatibility

  • Feedback

  • Coming Soon

  • Share this e-Newsletter with a Friend: help us spread the word

What's New

Our first HTML e-Newsletter: In our last e-Newsletter, we polled whether you would prefer the old text-based e-Newsletter or a new HTML version.  With overwhelming response, the clear preference was HTML (though a number of you really wanted to keep the text version).  So here we are with our first HTML-based e-Newsletter.  For those of you who prefer the text version, hopefully you found the hot link at the beginning of this HTML e-mail for viewing with a web browser.  Our plan is to roll out at least one e-Newsletter per month, around the first Tuesday of each month.  We'll follow up again later in the month if there's significant news or interesting developments.

Site Re-Design: Those of you who have frequented our site in the past couple of weeks have noticed that we are undertaking a major site re-design.  If you haven't, come take a look here, and let us know what you think.  We're still converting some existing pages to the new design, so bear with us.

"It's How They Said It" - memorable movie quotes

"Because we live or we die by the clock. We never turn our back on it. And we never, ever allow ourselves the sin of losing track of time!"
   Tom Hanks as Chuck Noland in Cast Away (coming June 12)

"I've all the demons of hell in my head. My only salvation is to vent them on paper."
   Geoffrey Rush as Marquis de Sade in Quills (now playing)

DVD Movie Reviews

Cast Away          What Women Want          Quills

Read our latest DVD movie reviews:

more DVD movie reviews >>   

New Releases

Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon          Traffic          Shadow of the Vampire

This Week, June 5 (click on link to read our review):

  • Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon - recommended

  • Two Girls and a Guy (Robert Downey Jr.)

  • The Fugitive (Harrison Ford, Tommy Lee Jones)

  • That Thing You Do (Tom Hanks)

  • Bachelor Party (Tom Hanks)

  • The Muppets Take Manhattan (1985)

  • The Muppet Movie (1980)

  • So Dear To My Heart (Disney)

Other New Releases (click on link to read our review):

  • Traffic (Michael Doublas, Catherine Zeta-Jones)

  • Shadow of the Vampire (John Malkovich)

  • Two Family House

  • The House of Mirth (Gillian Anderson, Dan Aykroyd)

  • Vertical Limit (Chris O'Donnell) - recommended

  • Before Night Falls (foreign)

  • Pay It Forward (Helen Hunt, Kevin Spacey, Haley Joel Osment)

  • Antitrust (Ryan Phillipe, Tim Robbins)

  • What Women Want (Mel Gibson, Helen Hunt)

  • Quills (Geoffrey Rush, Kate Winslet) - recommended

  • Miss Congeniality (Sandra Bullock)

  • The Emperor's New Groove (Disney animation)

  • All The Pretty Horses (Matt Damon, Penelope Cruz)

more new releases >>   

Upcoming Releases

Cast Away          Unbreakable          Thirteen Days

Here's a list highlighting some exciting DVD titles that are coming soon to DVD-Video.  See our complete list of upcoming releases.
(click on link to read our review)

  • Cast Away (2-disc, Tom Hanks) - 6/12 - recommended

  • O Brother, Where Art Thou? (George Clooney) - 6/12

  • The Mask of Zorro (re-release as Special Edition) - 6/12

  • The Karate Kid (parts I, II, and III, separately) - 6/12

  • The Dream is Alive (IMAX) - 6/12

  • Blue Planet (IMAX) - 6/12

  • Save The Last Dance (Julia Stiles) - 6/19

  • State and Main (William Macy) - 6/19

  • Proof of Life (Meg Ryan, Russell Crowe) - 6/19

  • The Pledge (Jack Nicholson, Benecio Del Toro) - 6/19

  • Unbreakable (Bruce Willis, directed by M. Night Shyamalan of "The Sixth Sense") - 6/26

  • Die Hard trilogy (Bruce Willis) - 6/26

  • Thirteen Days (Kevin Costner) - 7/3

  • The Wedding Planner (Jennifer Lopez) - 7/3

  • Snatch (Brad Pitt, Benecio Del Toro) - 7/3

  • Head Over Heals (Freddy Prinze, Jr., Monica Potter) - 7/3

  • Things You Can Tell Just By Looking at Her (Glenn Close, Cameron Diaz, Holly Hunter) - 7/10

  • Down To Earth (Chris Rock) - 7/10

  • The Family Man (Nicolas Cage, Téa Leoni) - 7/17

  • The Gift (Cate Blanchett, Keanu Reeves) - 7/17

  • Pollock (Ed Harris) - 7/24

  • Sweet November (Charlize Theron, Keanu Reeves) - 7/24

  • Chocolat (Juliette Binoche, Johnny Depp) - 8/7

  • The Mexican (Brad Pitt) - 8/7

  • 15 Minutes - 8/14

  • Tomcats (Jerry O'Connell, Shannon Elizabeth) - 8/14

  • Hannibal (Anthony Hopkins, Julianne Moore) - 8/21

  • Silence of the Lambs (Anthony Hopkins, Jodie Foster) - 8/21

  • The Adventures of Joe Dirt - 8/28

  • See Spot Run - 8/28

  • Forrest Gump (Tom Hanks) - 8/28

  • Heartbreakers (Gene Hackman) - 9/18

  • Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs - 10/9

  • Dumbo: 60th Anniversary Edition - 10/23

  • Dr. Suess's How the Grinch Stole Christmas! (Jim Carey) - 11/20

more upcoming releases >>   

Hannibal 2-disc Special Edition DVDHannibal, the $332 million world-wide box office hit starring Anthony Hopkins and Julianne Moore, is coming as a 2-disc Special Edition DVD on August 21.  The DVD features over four hours of bonus material, including a shocking alternate ending, as well as extended and deleted scenes (all with optional commentary by director Ridley Scott).  There are a number of featurettes making use of the DVD multi-angle feature.  The disc features both Dolby Digital and DTS 5.1 surround sound, and is actually the first MGM DVD to feature a DTS soundtrack.  List price is $29.98.  Pre-order yours today at Amazon.com for $22.48.

Star Wars Episode 1: The Phantom Menace, coming October 16?From A Galaxy Far, Far Away: We recently heard on the web that the rumored street date of October 16 for Star Wars Episode 1: The Phantom Menace has become more than just a rumor.  We decided to check this out ourselves with our studio contact.  And guess what?  They replied saying that they can neither confirm or deny the rumor, but added that we may be receiving some official information on it very soon.  Cool!  As Jar Jar would say, "we se wait long enough."

Good Deals on DVD movies and DVD players

Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon is on sale this week at your local Best Buy for only $16.99.  That's 39% off the list price of $27.96!  Pick up your copy soon, the sale ends this Saturday, June 9.  For good deals from our affiliated online merchants, check out our list of "DVD Movies On Sale!" in the right column or click here.

DVD Players On Sale: If you're looking for a good sale on a DVD player, check out our list of DVD players on sale.

New in DVD Hardware

Panasonic DMR-E20 DVD recorder ($1500)Panasonic introduces a DVD recorder offering backwards compatibility: Panasonic announced its second generation DVD recorder.  The Panasonic DMR-E20 DVD recorder will debut in October for $1,500 list price and will offer recording capability for DVD-R as well as DVD-RAM.  The write-once DVD-R format allows for backwards compatibility with virtually all existing DVD players.  We think this is a move in the right direction for Panasonic, whose previous DVD recorder used only the DVD-RAM format, which is incompatible with current DVD players.  It's just the latest sign of convergence in the recordable DVD format war which has at least three competing camps: DVD-RW, DVD+RW, DVD-RAM.  Read the full press release.


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Coming Soon

More DVD Movie Reviews: We'll have reviews of Antitrust, The Mummy: Ultimate Edition, Pay It Forward, and Disney's The Emperor's New Groove: Ultimate Groove Collector's Edition posted soon on our DVD movie review page.

Panasonic DVD-RV31 DVD player: We're evaluating this new $200 entry-level DVD player from Panasonic that promises good performance at a bargain-basement price.  Plus, it can playback CD-R and CD-RW with MP3.

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Newly Announced DVD Titles

> Dude, Where's My Car? (6/26)

> Down To Earth (7/10)

> Pollock (7/24)

> Sweet November (7/24)

> Hanover Street (7/31)

> Short Circuit 2 (7/31)

> Trumpet of the Swan (7/31)

> The Mexican (8/7)

> 15 Minutes (8/14)

> Tomcats (8/14)

> Hannibal (8/21)

> The Adventures of Joe Dirt (8/28)

> See Spot Run (8/28)

> Forrest Gump (8/28)

> The Next Karate Kid (8/28)

> The Women in Red (9/4)

> Wallace & Gromit (9/4)

> Buffy The Vampire Slayer (9/4)

> Heartbreakers (9/18)

> Cape Fear (9/18)


DVD Movies On Sale!

> Charlie's Angels $16.94 (39% off)

> Ghost $19.94 (33% off)

> Quills $19.99 (33% off)

> Traffic $17.94 (33% off)

> Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon $18.27 (35% off)
$16.99 @ Best Buy in-store only June 5-9


Pre-orders at up to 40% off:

> Cast Away $20.99 (30% off)

> State and Main $14.99 (40% off)

> Unbreakable $20.94 (30% off)

> Thirteen Days $16.19 (40% off)

> Down to Earth $17.99 (40% off)

> Sweet November $14.99 (40% off)

 more titles >>   


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