Divx Direct - April 14, 1999 Edition
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============================= Divx Direct - April 14, 1999 ============================= Headlines In This Issue: **Hot New Releases** **Advance Ordering - Reserve Your Copy Now** **This Week In Theaters** **Keanu's Excellent Adventures** **Did You Know...** **Trivia Answers Return To Divx Direct** **Divx Trivia Game** ================= Hot New Releases ================= A SOLDIER'S DAUGHTER NEVER CRIES Fame, fortune and family - growing up in Paris in the 1960s, Channe Willis (Leelee Sobieski) has everything... a loving mother (Barbara Hershey) and a famous father (Kris Kristofferson) who's a war hero turned best-selling novelist. But as Channe deals with the universal challenges of adolescence, she soon faces additional changes - the struggle to accept an adopted brother while trying to overcome the feeling of being a foreigner, not only in France, but again when the family moves back to the United States. Rated R Visit http://www.divx.com/divx_direct.htm to order this and other great new movies now! ============================= Other New Releases - 4/13/99 ============================= Leviathan Picture Perfect Sudden Death That Old Feeling Visit http://www.divx.com/divx_direct.htm to order this 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. 4/20/99* 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* Best Men (R) Evidence Of Blood (PG-13) High Art (R) Velvet Goldmine (R) 5/18/99* A Cool, Dry Place (PG-13) Holy Man (PG) The Impostors (R) In Dreams (R) 5/25/99* >From Dusk Till Dawn 2: Texas Blood Money (R) 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 ====================== Premiering this Friday, April 16, in theaters everywhere is "Life," an Eddie Murphy film that begins in New York City, 1932. After sweet-talking his way into Club Spanky's a swank nightclub, small-time hustler Ray Gibson (Murphy) "lifts" the wallet of the naive Claude Banks (Martin Lawrence), an aspiring bank teller. But when Ray goes to pay off gambling debts owed to Spanky (Rick James), he finds that Claude, a fellow gambler, is broke as well. When Spanky suggests a way for the boys to pay him back, they have no idea that the job is the beginning of a series of events which will drastically alter the course of their lives. Their dreams of life in pin-striped suits are replaced with a permanent future in striped prison uniforms when, on a smuggling run for Spanky, they are wrongly convicted of murder - and sentenced to life imprisonment at a Mississippi State Prison. Over the course of the next 60 years, Ray and Claude witness hardship and kindness, cruelty and forgiveness, life and death, but their humorous outlook on life prevails as their friendship deepens and endures. Together, they never lose hope that one day, somehow, they will once again walk outside the prison walls as free men. Don't miss "Life" star Eddie Murphy in these movies available NOW on DIVX!: 48 HRS Another 48 HRS Coming to America The Distinguished Gentleman Dr. Dolittle The Golden Child Metro The Nutty Professor Also catch co-star Martin Lawrence in "Nothing to Lose", also on Divx. Visit http://www.divx.com/divx_direct.htm to order these movies now! ============================= Keanu's Excellent Adventures ============================= With his latest feature film at the top of the box office, the movie-going public is noticing that Keanu Reeves makes a great action hero. Born in Beirut, Lebanon to an English mother and a Hawaiian-Chinese father, Keanu (whose name means "cool breeze over the mountains" in Hawaiian) was named after his great, great-uncle. Raised in Toronto with his two sisters, Karina and Kim, Keanu was an MVP hockey goalie in high school. He dropped out when he was 17 to become an actor, performing in various local theater productions and on television before relocating to Los Angeles. His mother was a costume designer for rock stars such as Alice Cooper, and his step-father, Paul Aaron, is a film and stage director. Best known for his starring role in the box-office mega-hit "Speed," his first widely-acclaimed role was in Tim Hunter's "River's Edge." After playing in several little known films, his face became well-known as Steve Martin's son-in-law in "Parenthood," as an undercover FBI agent in "Point Break," and as the indomitable Ted in the popular "Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure." Reeves played Don John in the film adaptation of Shakespeare's "Much Ado About Nothing," followed by his role as Prince Siddhartha in Miramax's "Little Buddha." More recently, he has starred in the period drama "A Walk In The Clouds," and the action film "Chain Reaction." He has worked with acclaimed directors such as Ron Howard, Bernardo Bertolucci, Francis Ford Coppola, and Gus Van Sant. Winner of the 1992 MTV Movie Award for "Most Desirable Male," Keanu's hobbies, largely inspired by movie roles, include horseback riding, surfing and ballroom dancing. His 1974 motorcycle is among his most prized possessions (although he was almost killed and carries an abdominal scar from a motorcycle wreck). While not making movies, he can often be seen playing bass guitar for the band Dogstar. Don't miss star Keanu Reeves in these movies available NOW on DIVX!: Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure Chain Reaction Parenthood Point Break Speed A Walk in the Clouds Visit http://www.divx.com/divx_direct.htm to order these movies now! ================ Did You Know... ================ Once a Divx player is registered, it doesn't call in each time you watch a movie. The player uses the phone line only about twice per month to communicate information about new movies and billing. Utilizing the Divx feature does not require a separate phone line. If a phone jack is not convenient to the player location, you can use a wireless phone jack, which works through normal electrical outlets. ===================================== Trivia Answers Return To Divx Direct ===================================== You may have noticed that for the last two weeks, the trivia answers were posted on-line at our website (http://www.divx.com/trivia.htm) instead of being posted in the following week's newsletter. We did this to allow our readers to check their guesses right away instead of having to wait a week for the answers. However, due to feedback we have received from our readers, we have decided to publish the previous week's answers in addition to posting them on the internet. This way, you can choose to wait until next week for the answers or you can go to our website and check them right away! We highly value the feedback we receive from our readers. If you have any comments or suggestions on how the Divx Direct newsletter can further enhance your experience with Divx, please e-mail us at email@example.com. Thank You! ================= Divx Trivia Game ================= Play the Divx Trivia Game. Clues to all five questions can be found on our website, http://www.DivxFlix.com. Answers to these trivia questions can be found at http://www.divx.com/trivia.htm and will be included in our next newsletter. 1) Which country singer takes a thespian turn in "Sling Blade" and "The Newton Boys?" 2) This actress is not a country singer, but is the daughter and sister to two well-known southern chanteuses. She has starred in "Kiss The Girls," "The Locusts" and the upcoming "Simon Birch." Who is she? 3) A native of Brownsville, this singer with a tinge of Texas stars in "A Soldier's Daughter Never Cries" (released just last week on Divx). Who is he? 4) This country crooner made her big screen debut fending off giant worms in "Tremors." Who is she? 5) Which country star played a good guy helping out trucker Patrick Swayze in "Black Dog?" These movies and more are available NOW on Divx! Visit http://www.divx.com/trivia.htm to order today! Last Week's Answers: 1) Born in Beirut, Lebanon to an English mother and a Hawaiian-Chinese father, raised in Australia and Canada, this young actor got his start in Toronto's Second City improv group. He appears in the Divx movies "Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventure," "Chain Reaction," "Point Break," "Speed," and "A Walk in the Clouds." Who is he? Answer: Keanu Reeves 2) This ruggedly handsome actor/director/producer led a restless early life, first following his father all over the West Coast pumping gas during the Depression and then working as a logger and steel-furnace stoker. After four years in the Army Special Services he got his break as an actor on the television series "Rawhide." He can be seen in the Divx movies "The Beguiled," "Escape From Alcatraz," "For a Few Dollars More," "Hang 'em High," "High Plains Drifter," and "Joe Kidd." Who is he? Answer: Clint Eastwood 3) A recent Academy Award(r) nominee, this likable everyman actor/director/producer also wandered around California as a youth following his father, an itinerant cook. After majoring in theater in college and early theater work in New York, he got his first national exposure on the television sitcom "Bosom Buddies." He can be seen in the Divx movies "Apollo 13," "Bachelor Party," "Big," "that thing you do!" (which he also directed), and "Turner & Hooch." Who is he? Answer: Tom Hanks 4) "Meet Joe Black," released this week on Divx, stars a handsome young blond from Oklahoma who made a strong impression as the young lover of Geena Davis in "Thelma and Louise" and received an Oscar(r) nomination and a Golden Globe award for his manic, offbeat performance in Terry Gilliam's "12 Monkeys." Who is he? Answer: Brad Pitt 5) Also released this week on Divx, "Beloved" stars this likable, versatile character and leading man. Another native Californian, he received his training at the Black Actors Workshop of the American Conservatory Theater and made his movie debut playing an inmate in "Escape From Alcatraz." He can also be seen in other Divx movies such as "Gone Fishin'" and "Pure Luck." Who is he? Answer: Danny Glover ================================ 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. If you received our newsletter from a friend and would like to receive your own copy, please visit our website at http://www.divx.com and fill in the information under "Get Our Newsletter." 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