Toshiba announce first progressive scan DVD player

May 19, 1998 // 0 Comments

Toshiba is extending their range of DVD players with their Platinum Standard SD7108. This new player will contain a DTS decoder as well as full prograssive scan capabilities. Every DVD-Video disc is mastered in MPEG-2 progressive scan (480P). But until [...]

Image cancel “The Slayers”

May 15, 1998 // 0 Comments

Everyone awaiting Image Entertainment’s release of the Japanese animation movie “The Slayers” will be very disappointed to hear the Image have cancelled the title. No exact reasons are known at this point and no comment has been made whether the [...]

MGM put James Bond on hold

May 13, 1998 // 0 Comments

MGM Home Video have put all James Bond releases, except the brand-new “Tomorrow Never Dies”, on moratorium. All available Bond titles will disappear from stores on VHS and DVD very soon, as MGM intent to lock the titles up until late 1999 when the [...]

VM Labs reveal “Project X”

May 11, 1998 // 0 Comments

In a press conference earlier this morning, California based VM Labs revealed their long-under-wraps “Project X”. It is a flexible and scalable addition to future digital consumer devices, such as DVD players, digital satellite receivers, digital [...]

“Tomorrow Never Dies” breaks records

May 8, 1998 // 0 Comments

MGM’s release of the latest James Bond actionfest “Tomorrow Never Dies” has set a new record in intial shipment. MGM have shipped 170, 000 copies of the DVD to retailers and have still been unable to fulfill all demands, probably resulting in a [...]

Image Entertainment reduce DVD prices

April 29, 1998 // 0 Comments

Image Entertainment have announced a price reduction on many of their upcoming DVD releases, starting with their May 6 release batch. Titles included are America’s Greatest Roller Coasters, Dracula, Electric Horseman, Flash Gordon, Rolling Stones: [...]

Anchor Bay announce new titles

April 28, 1998 // 0 Comments

Anchor Bay have just released information on their forthcoming slate of June and July releases… and especially their July line-up should make every horror fan drool. So, where do we start then? As we have announced at an earlier date already, [...]

Paramount is in!

April 27, 1998 // 0 Comments

Isn’t it funny? Only yesterday I published my commentary on Fox’s and Paramount’s hold-out on the DVD platform and imagine what comes in first things this morning? A press-release from Paramount stating that they have finally committed to DVD. Yes [...]

Independence Day on DVD?

April 23, 1998 // 0 Comments

Something really interesting showed up on the Internet Usenet group this morning. Someone posted screenshots from what looks like a DVD version of “Independence Day”. Now, the interesting thing about this is that “ID4” is a Fox Home Video release [...]

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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