Akira Kurosawa passed away

September 6, 1998 // 0 Comments

The Associated Press newswire today reported the sad news of Kurosawa’s passing. TOKYO (AP) — Legendary Japanese film director Akira Kurosawa, whose work inspired a generation of directors both in Japan and in the United States, died at his home [...]

More details from the Moon

September 4, 1998 // 0 Comments

We have just received a list of special features to be included on he fourth disc of this monumental mini-series, brought to DVD by HBO later this year. 1. HBO’s Docking Station – This is a link to the web site that is only available via the [...]

Vidfilm expands DVD production

September 3, 1998 // 0 Comments

Sonic Solutions announced today that Vidfilm Services in Los Angeles has expanded its DVD production capabilities by adding additional DVD Creatorvideo and audio encoding equipment from Sonic Solutions. Since it began offering DVD services in February, [...]

Paramount sign up with Macrovision

September 1, 1998 // 0 Comments

Paramount Home Video have signed a multi-year agreement with Macrovision to copy protect 100 percent of theirs DVDs produced in the US and Canada. Paramount will also use the triangular “CP” (copyprotection) logo in a substantial amount of its trade [...]

DVD Express sign $6.6 mio deal with AltaVista

August 31, 1998 // 0 Comments

According to Variety magazine, DVD Express has inked a $6.6 million portal deal with Web destination site and popular search engine Alta Vista and One Zero Media, which provides entertainment-oriented content for the Website. The agreement gives DVD [...]

Details from the Twilight Zone…

August 31, 1998 // 0 Comments

As we had reported earlier last week, Panasonic is releasing a number of Twilight Zone DVD’s in the coming months. Today more strategic and content information became available in form of an official press release. Rare episodes of the legendary Sci-Fi [...]

Baaba Maal is coming to DVD

August 31, 1998 // 0 Comments

Palm Pictures brings Senegalese pop superstar Baaba Maal’s phenomenal liveshow to your living room via the DVD release of “Baaba Maal Live At Festival Hall” (anticipated release date January 6th). This DVD is one of the first live concerts filmed, [...]

Full Moon for Halloween

August 28, 1998 // 0 Comments

It’s been quiet about Full Moon lately, after theor first batch of DVD releases not much was heard, apart from a few title announcements that were scheduled months ahead. Finally Full Moon have picked up the ball again. Just in time for Halloween, they [...]

DVD Awards voting extended until October 31

August 27, 1998 // 0 Comments

“The First People’s Choice DVD Awards” have extended their voting period by two months. Originally voting was supposed to end on August 30, but the initiators of the awards have now moved the deadline to give more people the chance to vote for [...]
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