Divx Direct - April 1, 1999 Edition
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============================ Divx Direct - April 1, 1999 ============================ 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** =================================== New Web Pages Make Ordering A Snap =================================== 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. ================= Hot New Releases ================= 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! ============================= Other New Releases - 3/30/99 ============================= 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! ========================================= Advance Ordering - Reserve Your Copy Now ========================================= 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. ====================== This Week In Theaters ====================== 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! ================= Divx Trivia Game ================= 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 ================================ For more information about Divx ================================ For more information about Divx, please visit our website at http://www.divx.com, or e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org. 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