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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 [...]

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” [...]
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