Articles by Guido Henkel

Spawn

January 1, 1998 // 0 Comments

New Line Cinema’s “Spawn” disc contains a complete Marylin Manson music video! Insert the “Special Features” side of the disc and press the right arrow button when you see the message “Trip Like I Do” on screen. An image of Marylin Manson [...]

The Mask

January 1, 1998 // 0 Comments

In 1994, when "The Mask" saw its original theatrical release, it was an instant success, catapulting its star Jim Carrey to Hollywood’s major league overnight. The movie impressed the public and critics alike, partially because of its [...]

Dante’s Peak

January 1, 1998 // 0 Comments

"Dante’s Peak" is Universal’s first Collector’s Edition DVD, with more of them appearing in the coming months. To be honest, I can’t wait to see them, because what Universal supplies as bonus material on this DVD goes way beyond what [...]

The Fifth Element

December 17, 1997 // 0 Comments

Boasting a $90 million budget, "The Fifth Element" is the most ambitious French movie production to date. The money was well spent. What starts out feeling like a remake of "The Mummy" quickly turns out to be one of the most colorful [...]

Contact

December 10, 1997 // 0 Comments

As of this writing – January 1998 – "Contact" has to be considered the most impressive DVD release to date. It is the first title that actually caused massive shortages on retail level when it sold out on the first weekend of its [...]

The Heroic Trio

December 1, 1997 // 0 Comments

Tired of those big budget Hollywood movies that rely more on heavy-duty special and computer-generated effects than overall content and actual acting? Try this one. "The Heroic Trio" is a perfect example of how modern Hong Kong cinema can easily [...]

Unforgiven

November 24, 1997 // 0 Comments

If you have wondered if the Wild West was really as glorious as the old movies have made you believe, then "Unforgiven" is one movie you must see. This award-winning movie created by the multi-talented Clint Eastwood – he acts as the [...]

The Rock

November 1, 1997 // 0 Comments

"The Rock" is not what you might call an original movie but that doesn’t necessarily make it a bad movie. Quite the opposite, in fact. "The Rock" is an impressively-done action movie that brings back Sean Connery – in the role [...]

Kalifornia

November 1, 1997 // 0 Comments

This underdog of a movie, created by underdog director Dominic Senna, creates an impact on the viewer that won’t soon be forgotten. Though it was largely unnoticed by the public on its initial release, it is a remarkable road movie that not only moves [...]

NetFlix open online rental store

October 10, 1997 // 0 Comments

DVD was receiving a big boost today by NetFlix, which is supposed to finally take the last barrier to the widespread adoption of the DVD platform. In a press conference organized by “Bender, Goldman & Helper”, Mark Randolph, CEO of a young [...]
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