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Divx Direct - April 1, 1999 Edition

The following text is copyright © 1999-2003 Digital Video Express, L.P.


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Divx Direct - April 1, 1999
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Headlines In This Issue:

**New Web Pages Make Ordering A Snap**

**Hot New Releases**

**Advance Ordering - Reserve Your Copy Now**

**This Week In Theaters**

**Divx Trivia Game**


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New Web Pages Make Ordering A Snap
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Have you ever wished you could order movies straight
from this newsletter? It's almost that easy with our
new "Divx Direct" web page, designed exclusively for
our newsletter subscribers!

Just link to http://www.divx.com/divx_direct.htm,
and you'll see a listing of every movie mentioned in
our weekly newsletter (for trivia, see below). Just
click the checkbox next to the movies you want, then
select the "Go" button when you're done. Every movie
you want will be added to your shopping cart, without
having to leave the page!

Do you want to check your trivia savvy now? You no
longer have to wait until next week for the answers!
Just link to http://www.divx.com/divxflix_trivia_frame.htm
for the answers and links to the actors and movies from
this week's questions.


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Hot New Releases
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MEET JOE BLACK
Coming to Divx April 6th! Pre-order your copy now!

Brad Pitt and Academy Award(R)-winner Anthony
Hopkins enter into a most unusual gentleman's
agreement when Death decides to learn more about
life. Wealthy media tycoon William Parrish
(Hopkins) leads a charmed existence until Death
(Pitt) comes calling with an extraordinary
proposition - he'll delay Bill's imminent demise
in exchange for a tour of life. Innocent,
enigmatic and often hilarious, Joe (Pitt) disrupts
Bill's world of privilege and corporate intrigue.
But when he falls for Bill's beautiful daughter
(Claire Forlani), Joe threatens to change the
rules. Now Bill must fight not for his future, but
for those he loves in this bittersweet tale of
life and death.
Rated PG-13

Visit http://www.divx.com/divx_direct.htm
to order this and other great new movies now!


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Other New Releases - 3/30/99
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Baby Boom (PG)
Big (PG)
The Breakfast Club (R)
The Bridge at Remagen (PG)
Die Hard 2 (R)
The Hard Way (R)
Heart & Souls (PG-13)
Homeward Bound: The Incredible Journey (G)
Jumpin' Jack Flash (R)
Leave it to Beaver (PG)
The Misfits (NR)
Paths of Glory (NR)
Reap the Wild Wind (NR)
Shall We Dance? (PG)
Some Like it Hot (NR)
Tron (PG)
Two for the Road (NR)
Waterworld (PG-13)

Visit http://www.divx.com/divx_direct.htm
to order these and other great new movies now!


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Advance Ordering - Reserve Your Copy Now
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The following movies can be ordered in advance on
our website, http://www.divx.com/divx_direct.htm

Expect these and other great Divx movies to arrive
in stores on the stated release date.

4/6/99*
Beloved (R)
Meet Joe Black (PG-13)
A Soldier's Daughter Never Cries (R)

4/20/99*
The Siege (R)
Simon Birch (PG-13)

4/27/99*
At First Sight (PG-13)

5/4/99*
BABE Pig in the City (G)

5/11/99*
High Art (R)
Velvet Goldmine (R)

5/18/99*
A Cool, Dry Place (PG-13)
Holy Man (PG)
The Impostors (R)

5/25/99*
Monument Ave. (R)


*Release dates are subject to change without
notice. Advance orders are shipped to arrive on
or about the release date.


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This Week In Theaters
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Don't miss the hip new action film from MGM, "The
Mod Squad," playing in theaters everywhere this week.

"The Mod Squad" tells the story of three kids on
their way to jail. One black. One white. One blonde.
One from the hood - Lincoln Hayes (Omar Epps), Arson.
One from money - Pete Cochrane, Robbery. And one from
the streets - Julie Barnes (Claire Danes), Assault.
Three kids with nothing in common but the fact that
Captain Adam Greer (Dennis Farina) needs them to go
where the cops can't, infiltrating the seedy,
drug-infested L.A. streets and nightlife. Working
undercover. Mixing in with the hip crowd. Busting the
parasites preying on the young. They have a few rules:
No badges. No guns. No turning in other kids. There's
only one problem. A cache of drugs has disappeared
from the police evidence locker and all signs point
to dirty cops. Everyone is a suspect and the kids are
outsiders in their own precinct. Now it's down to the
adolescent squad to take it to the streets and solve
the case their way.

Also starring Claire Danes and available NOW on DIVX!:
Polish Wedding
The Rainmaker
Romeo + Juliet

Don't miss "The Mod Squad" star Giovanni Ribisi
in "that thing you do!" on Divx!

Don't miss "The Mod Squad" star Omar Epps in
"Scream 2" on Divx!

Also catch co-star Josh Brolin in these great
movies, also on Divx:
Flirting With Disaster
Mimic
Nightwatch

Also catch co-star Dennis Farina in these great
movies, also on Divx:
Get Shorty
Out of Sight
That Old Feeling (Coming Soon!)

Visit http://www.divx.com/divx_direct.htm to order
these movies now!


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Divx Trivia Game
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Play the Divx Trivia Game. Clues to all five
questions can be found on our website,
http://www.DivxFlix.com.

1) Winner of this year's Academy Award(r) for Best
Actress for her role in "Shakespeare in Love,"
Gwyneth Paltrow is the daughter of what well-known
stage/screen/television actress? Hint: Mom can be
seen on Divx in "The X-Files" movie as chairperson
of the committee investigating the activities of,
who else, but Mulder and Scully.

2) The "Rocky" film series and "12 Monkeys", among
others, are films set primarily in what eastern
U.S. city? Hint: Tom Hanks won his first acting
Oscar(r) in the movie of the same name.

3) One of only six directors in the last 43 years
not to win the Best Director Oscar(r) for directing
the film that was chosen as Best Picture (naming
the film would be a dead giveaway), this filmmaker
has also directed these movies on Divx: "Jack,"
"The Rainmaker," and "Rumble Fish." Who is he?

4) Real-life wife of Kurt Russell, this perky
blonde has starred in Divx movies such as "The
First Wives Club," "Everyone Says I Love You,"
"Death Becomes Her" and "Bird on a Wire." Who is
she? (Hint: Her real last name is Studlendgehawn).

5) Real-life ex-wife of actor Gary Oldman, this
willowy half-Swedish blonde actress and former
model is featured in Divx Flix "Pulp Fiction",
"Beautiful Girls," and "The Truth About Cats and
Dogs." Who is she?


These movies and more are available NOW on Divx!
Visit http://www.divx.com/divxflix_trivia_frame.htm
to order today!

Answers to these trivia questions can be found at
http://www.divx.com/divxflix_trivia_frame.htm


Last week's answers:
1) His real name is Issur Danielovitch (later
changed to Isidore Demsky) and he is this year's
recipient of the Screen Actors Guild Lifetime
Achievement Award. His four sons, Michael, Joel,
Eric and Peter are also in the film industry. This
famous actor is known for his raspy voice and
dimpled chin and can be seen on Divx in Stanley
Kubrick's wartime drama "Paths of Glory" and in
Kubrick's telling of the true story of the Roman
slave "Spartacus." Who is he?
Answer: Kirk Douglas

2) Born Cherilyn LaPiere Sarkisian this
singer/actress has been twice married, once to
Salvatore Bono and once to Gregg Allman and can be
seen on Divx in her Academy Award(r)-winning
performance as Loretta Castorini in "Moonstruck."
Who is she?
Answer: Cher

3) From Ft. Worth, Texas, Kathleen Sue Nail can be
seen on Divx in "Black Rain," "How to Make an
American Quilt," and "The Locusts". Her break-out
movie role was in "Indiana Jones and the Temple of
Doom" and she is married to director Steven
Spielberg. What is her better known professional
name?
Answer: Kate Capshaw

4) Allen Stewart Konigsberg, a native of Brooklyn,
can be heard in "ANTZ," seen in "Annie Hall,"
"Everyone Says I Love You," and "Mighty Aphrodite,"
and is the director of "Bullets Over Broadway."
By what name is this iconoclastic
actor/writer/director better known?
Answer: Woody Allen

5) A world-famous musician and former english
teacher and soccer coach, this Brit appears on
Divx in the sci-fi saga "Dune." His real name is
Gordon Matthew Sumner, but he is better known by
the nickname he received because the soccer shirt
he wore to rehearsals made him look like a bee!
Who is this elusive chap?
Answer: Sting


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