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 [...]

Toshiba hook up with CD PlayRight

June 1, 1998 // 0 Comments

Toshiba America Consumer Products, Inc. today announced a co-promotion with CD PlayRight that will provide all purchasers of Toshiba DVD-Video players with coupons good for $5.00 off the price of CD PlayRight’s patented “Trio For DVD,” DVD disc [...]

Star Wars SE sighted!!

May 31, 1998 // 0 Comments

Did the question if the Star Wars trilogy will ever make it to DVD bother you, too, for the past months? Well, it did bother us and all of a suddenly a spark appeared last week that supported our previous understanding of Fox’s attitude towards DVD. We [...]

Columbia pick up Jim Henson’s video rights

May 24, 1998 // 0 Comments

Columbia Home Video have just signed a contract with the Jim Henson Company to distribute their film and TV products on home video, after Henson’s contract with Buena Vista Home Video expired at the end of last year. Columbia will create a Jim Henson [...]

“Godzilla” sweeps the country…

May 20, 1998 // 0 Comments

…and not only the new summer blockbuster from Sony Pictures that open nationwide today. Have you seen it? Even though I did not expect much other than popcorn entertainment, I was still slightly disappointed by the movie. While delivering some [...]

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 [...]
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