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issue 16 - august 21, 2001

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In This Issue:
  • Hardware Review: Panasonic DVD-LV70 portable DVD player

  • Columbia TriStar Superbit™ DVD series

  • Shrek coming Nov. 2

  • Pearl Harbor coming Dec. 4, and again Jan. 15

  • Pre-order Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs and get a free Disney DVD!

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

  • New Releases

  • Upcoming Releases

  • Good Deals on DVD movies and DVD players

Hardware Review

read our review of the Panasonic DVD-LV70 portable DVD playerPanasonic DVD-LV70 portable DVD player.  We review Panasonic's new $900 portable DVD player with a built-in 7-inch color LCD display.  This model is a slightly updated version of last year's DVD-LV75.  With specific "refinements" that make this year's DVD-LV70 model $400 cheaper, you still get the same great performance.  We can easily justify adding the DVD-LV70 to our list of recommended DVD playersRead more.

Columbia TriStar Superbit™ DVD Series

In an effort to appease home theater enthusiasts, Columbia TriStar is experimenting with a new series of "Superbit" DVDs. The "Superbit" DVD collection will feature higher bit rates for the best possible picture quality and Dolby Digital and DTS surround sound options. The tradeoff will be no bonus features whatsoever, due to data capacity limit of the DVD. The first set of titles will debut on October 9 and include Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon, The Fifth Element, Air Force One, Desperado, and Johnny Mnemonic. Read the press release.

Shrek Coming Nov. 2

Shrek, click here for more infoDreamWorks is releasing a very cool version of the #1 movie of the year, Shrek, on November 2 (yes, a Friday!) as a 2-disc edition. There's an all-new extended ending, a ReVoice dialog dub DVD-ROM feature, and a total of some 11 hours of bonus programming. All that for an amazing low price of $19.95. Read more about this release and pre-order yours today from Amazon.com.

Pearl Harbor coming Dec. 4, and again Jan. 15

Pearl Harbor 60th Anniversary Commemorative Edition, click here for more infoBuena Vista is releasing Pearl Harbor in no less than three different DVD versions: a 60th Anniversary Commemorative Edition 2-disc set and a 60th Anniversary Commemorative Gift Set (both on 12/4), and a Vista Series 3-disc set (on 1/15/02) that is jam packed with 12 hours of bonus materials. Read our preview of the Pearl Harbor DVD specifications and bonus features, and pre-order yours today from Amazon.com for $22.49.

Pre-Order Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs

Pre-Order Snow White and get a FREE Disney DVDDisney is offering a free Disney DVD if you pre-order the Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs: Platinum Edition DVD between now and October 9 (its release date).  You can choose from the following Disney DVDs: 101 Dalmatians, Lion King II: Simba's Pride, Lady  and the Tramp, The Jungle Book, Pinocchio, Fantasia, Fantasia 2000, or The Little Mermaid.  That's a pretty terrific deal.  Take advantage of this offer now, pre-order Snow White from 800.com for only $21.94.

By the way, Disney is releasing one Platinum Series DVD title each year for the next several years.  To see what other Platinum Edition titles Disney may have in plan for 2002, 2003, and 2004, click here.

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

"We tried so hard to create a society that was equal, where there'd be nothing to envy your neighbor. But there's always something to envy... In this world, even a Soviet one, there will always be a rich and a poor. Rich in gifts... poor in gifts. Rich in love... poor in love."
   Joseph Fiennes as Danilov, a Russian political officer in
   Enemy at the Gates (now on DVD)

New Releases

Hannibal, releases on August 21New DVD releases this week, August 21, include: Hannibal, Silence of the Lambs, Daybreak, The Goonies, The Never Ending Story, and The Never Ending Story 2.  Other recent releases include Enemy at the Gates, 15 Minutes, Chocolat, The Mexican, 3000 Miles to Graceland, Head Over Heels, Pollock, Sweet November, The Family Man, and The Gift.  See our complete list of new and recent DVD releases.

Upcoming Releases

Here are a few of the DVD titles we added to our list of upcoming releases since the last e-Newsletter:

  • Cats & Dogs (Jeff Goldblum, Elizabeth Perkins) - 10/16

  • Final Fantasy: The Spirits Within 2-disc Special Ed.
    (computer animation) - 10/23

  • The Animal (Rob Schneider, Guy Torry) - 10/30

  • Empire of the Sun (John Malkovich, Miranda Richardson, Christian Bale) - 11/6

  • Of Mice and Men (John Malkovich, Gary Sinise) - 11/6

  • Jurassic Park III - rumored for 12/11

  • Lara Croft: Tomb Raider (Angelina Jolie) - 
    for 4Q-2001

  • A.I. - rumored for 4Q-2001

  • Dr. Dolittle 2 - rumored for 4Q-2001

more upcoming releases >>   

Good Deals on DVD movies and DVD players

DVD Movies on Sale.  Pre-order Memento for only $14.99, The Terminator: Special Ed. for only $18.94, and Star Wars: Episode I The Phantom Menace for $19.94.  And get Unbreakable for $18.99, Traffic for $17.94, Thirteen Days for $16.94, Snatch for $16.94, Titan A.E. for only $10.94.  Check these and other great deals on our DVD Movies on Sale page.

DVD Players On Sale: If you're looking for a good sale on a DVD player, make sure you check out our list of DVD players on sale before you buy.  Here are some examples of some brand-name models at bargain basement prices:


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DVD Movie Reviews

Enemy at the Gates

Read our latest DVD movie reviews:

> Enemy at the Gates

> Chocolat

> Malèna

> The Gift

> Disney's The Kid

> Things You Can Tell Just By Looking at Her

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