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DIVX gets another slap in the face

June 22, 1998 // 0 Comments

After their weak release in the two test markets San Francisco, CA and Richmont, VA, DIVX has obviously received another serious slap in the face today by retail chain Sears, Roebuck & Co. as reported by “Stereophile Guide To Home Theater”. DIVX [...]

Mercury Rising is coming on September 15

June 22, 1998 // 0 Comments

Universal Home Video have just announced the release of “Mercury Rising” on DVD on September 15. The disc will contain an anamorphic widescreen transfer of the film and a 5.1 channel Dolby Digital soundtrack, as well as prodcution notes, the movie’s [...]

Anchor Bay make horror move

June 19, 1998 // 0 Comments

Today Anchor Bay announced a whole slate of new releases for August and September, placing Anchor Bay in the seat of being the most serious horror publisher on DVD to date. The list contains a letterboxed version of George Romero’s Day Of The Dead, [...]

100 years… 100 movies

June 17, 1998 // 0 Comments

Last night, the American Film Institute (AFI) has announced the “100 greatest American movies of all time”. The films were selected from a 400-title ballot by a panel of 1, 500 leaders from across the American film industry, politics and “average” [...]

The Big Lebowski is coming your way

June 15, 1998 // 0 Comments

Polygram Home Video have just announced the release of The Big Lebowski on September 29. The Big Lebowski is another film by the infamous Coen brothers who brought you such memorable movies as Fargo. Once again this is a gripping, yet sarcastically funny, [...]

Live Entertainment switch to keepcases

June 12, 1998 // 0 Comments

In a completely unexpected move, it seems like Live Entertainment are finally switching their releases from their cardboard packages to Amaray keepcases. Unfortunately we could not get any information whether New Line Home Video and Warner Home Video are [...]

Make your vote…

June 11, 1998 // 0 Comments

The first “Annual People’s Choice DVD Video Awards” are on their way. Make your vote in categories, such as “Optical Pioneering”, “Best Of The Show”, “Best Video Compression”, “Best Sound Compression”, “Best Interface Design”, [...]

Dance the night away

June 5, 1998 // 0 Comments

Columbia Tristar Home Video have just announced the release of “Riverdance: Live in NYC” on July 14. The disc features brand new pieces, never before seen on video, including the enthralling “American Wake”, the rousing “Harbour Of The New [...]

“Dr. Dobb’s Journal” touches on DVD

June 3, 1998 // 0 Comments

If you are a programmer and interested in some of the more in-depth details about how to write software for DVD, the current issue (July 1998) of “Dr. Dobb’s Journal” has a nice article describing the boot up sequence of DVD Video players, the [...]

Toshiba include Spatializer technology

June 2, 1998 // 0 Comments

Spatializer Audio Laboratories Inc., a leading provider of next-generation audio technologies, announced today the integration of Spatializer N-2-2 multi-channel virtualization technology in Toshiba’s third-generation line of advanced home theater DVD [...]
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