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New Image titles announced

July 7, 1998 // 0 Comments

Image Entertainment have just unveiled their September line-up of DVD releases, including many, many anime films, such as Babel 2, Crimson Wolf, Lupin III and Project A-Ko. Their impressive lineup also contains classic movies, such as Criterion releases [...]

Buena Vista move into Europe… with Disney classics

July 6, 1998 // 0 Comments

Buena Vista have today announced their DVD distribution plans in Europe, covering 30 regional territories, including the Middle East, Africa and the former Soviet Union. Teaming up with Warner Home Video, Buena Vista intend to release 100 titles from Walt [...]

Tai Seng sign up with Macrovision

July 2, 1998 // 0 Comments

Hong Kong movie specialist Tai Seng Marketing have signed a two year agreement with Macrovision. Tai Seng will employ Macrovision’s copy protection for their upcoming domestic DVD releases to avoid unauthorized copying of the discs to VCR. The copy [...]

New Disney releases are on the way

July 2, 1998 // 0 Comments

Buena Vista have just announced their DVD releases for October. Slated to hit the shelves on October 13, here are the four titles you will see – The Beauty And The Beast: The Enchanted Christmas, The Santa Clause, Kundun and Deep Rising. All titles [...]

Hewlett Packard offers free movie rentals

July 1, 1998 // 0 Comments

Hewlett Packard Company announced a promotion whereby buyers of HP Pavilion PCs with DVD-ROM drives can rent three movies of their choice for free. In teaming up with Netflix for this promotion, HP customers can rent the movies from the Netflix.com [...]

A new publisher enters the market

June 30, 1998 // 0 Comments

Today, Sterling Home Entertainment have entered the DVD market with the release of Postmortem, starring Charlie Sheen and Shelter. Sterling Home Entertainment is a newly launched home video distributor of leading independent motion picture production [...]

Warner prepare major European rollout

June 29, 1998 // 0 Comments

Pleased with their initial efforts in Europe, Warner Home Video have just announced today that they will start a major DVD rollout of 25 new titles on September 25, following them up with an additonal eight to ten titles every month. Warner is also [...]

Warner Brothers combine DVD and the Internet

June 27, 1998 // 0 Comments

Warner Brothers Online have announced a venture called WebDVD this week, which effectively combines the strengths of DVD with those of the Internet and is scheduled for release in the fall. The idea is rather simple, but might turn out to be highly [...]

Exorcist 25th Anniversary Edition – the details

June 26, 1998 // 0 Comments

Warner Home Video are currently working on “25th Anniversary Special Edition” for William Friedkin’s The Exorcist that has been announced for a DVD release on September 29. Now details regarding this spectacular release have been unveiled. Different [...]

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 [...]
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