Divx Direct - April 22, 1999 Edition
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============================= Divx Direct - April 22, 1999 ============================= Headlines In This Issue: **Hot New Releases** **Advance Ordering - Reserve Your Copy Now** **Universal's "Babe" Half Price!** **This Week In Theaters** **Did You Know... Earth Day Special** **Divx Trivia Game** **Divx Links** **Subscriber Information** ================= Hot New Releases ================= THE SIEGE Bruce Willis, Denzel Washington, and Annette Bening deliver action and mayhem in this edge-of-your-seat thrill ride from the director of "Courage Under Fire" and "Glory". When a crowded city bus blows up in Brooklyn and a campaign of terror begins to make its bloody mark on the streets of New York, it's up to FBI special agent Anthony "Hub" Hubbard (Washington) and U.S. Army General William Devereaux (Willis) to find out who's responsible... and put an end to the destruction. Together, they face explosive danger at every turn when they team up to wage an all-out war against a ruthless band of terrorists. Rated R SIMON BIRCH A heartwarming and funny hit that's earned overwhelming critical acclaim, Simon Birch features great performances from stars Ashley Judd and Oliver Platt in an outstanding cast! Even though Simon Birch is the smallest kid in town, deep down he knows that he was born to do something big! On a constant search to discover his destiny, he somehow manages to find nothing but trouble! Meanwhile, Simon's loyal best friend Joe is searching for the identity of his father, a secret his beautiful mother (Judd) has guarded Joe's entire life. As these two share the hilarious... and sometimes tragic... ups and downs that will forever bind them together, discover for yourself the undeniable charms of this uplifting and inspirational motion picture! Rated PG Visit http://www.divx.com/divx_direct.htm to order this and other great new movies now! ============================= Other New Releases - 4/20/99 ============================= Army of Darkness (R) Best Men (R) Conan the Destroyer (PG) The Crucible (PG-13) Evidence of Blood (PG-13) For Whom the Bell Tolls (NR) The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly (R) Guadalcanal Diary (NR) High Art (R) The Jerk (R) The Longest Day (NR) Smokey and the Bandit (PG) Spartacus (PG-13) WarGames (PG) 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. 4/27/99* At First Sight (PG-13) 5/4/99* BABE Pig in the City (G) 5/11/99* 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. =============================== Universal's "Babe" Half Price! =============================== In honor of the release of "Babe: Pig in the City" on Divx on May 4, watch the original "Babe" anytime between April 25 and May 24, 1999 and get 4 days for the price of 2! All initial and subsequent viewings will play for four days instead of the usual 2 during this special 30-day period! Or you can purchase "Babe" for Half Price! During this special 30 day period, you can convert "Babe" to DivxSilver (unlimited viewing) for just $7.49! (Regular price is $14.99) This offer is good only through May 24, 1999. ====================== This Week In Theaters ====================== Premiering this Friday, April 23, in theaters everywhere is "Pushing Tin," a comedy about life, love, airplanes and other bumpy rides. John Cusack stars as air traffic control-freak Nick Falzone, who "pushes tin" at New York's Terminal Radar Approach Control (TRACON) center. Part catacomb, part frat house, TRACON is the chaotic air traffic facility on Long Island that handles up to 7,000 flights a day into and out of the finite airspace above Kennedy, LaGuardia, and Newark airports. Nick works the Newark radar scopes, the busiest of them all, and he is the best of the best. If you don't believe it, just ask him. That is, until Russell Bell (Billy Bob Thornton) comes to town. After stints in Albuquerque, Phoenix and Denver, Russell - a cross between a motorcycle-riding cowboy and a Zen master - has come to New York looking for heavier traffic. This is the same guy who once stood in the turbulence wake of a departing 747 just to see what it felt like. Call him crazy... he'll take it as a compliment. Fueled by caffeine and machismo, a rivalry ensues between Nick and Russell. The one-upmanship becomes a contest of wits and wills, where stress is the great equalizer and bravado is the lowest common denominator, a game where the winner - not the loser - could lose it all: his job, his marriage, his mind. Don't miss "Pushing Tin" star John Cusack in these movies available NOW on DIVX!: Bullets Over Broadway Con Air Grosse Pointe Blank Catch co-star Billy Bob Thornton in: The Apostle Armageddon Dead Man Primary Colors Sling Blade Tombstone Also catch co-star Cate Blanchett in "Oscar and Lucinda", also on Divx! And don't miss Angelina Jolie in "Hackers" and "Playing God" on Divx! Visit http://www.divx.com/divx_direct.htm to order these movies now! ================================== Did You Know... Earth Day Special ================================== Earth Day has for years been a day when we all raise our awareness of the environmental impacts of our everyday lives and habits, in hopes that that awareness will last throughout the year. In honor of Earth Day (April 22), we would like to show you how, using the Earth-friendly tenets of Re-use and Recycle, Divx discs can be environmentally friendly. RE-USE Keep Divx Movies: Divx discs can be played again and again, at about a one-third savings over the original purchase price. After you have used the initial 48-hour viewing period on a disc, put it back on your shelf. You never know when you or a guest will want to watch the movie again, and by collecting Divx movies you are building a very affordable home rental library. Trade Divx Movies: If you don't want to hang on to your previously viewed Divx discs, you can always trade them with friends, neighbors, and co-workers. Trading your discs has the added benefit of getting a Divx movie you haven't seen for over $1 less than the new disc price. Build a Communal Divx Library at Work: Bring your previously viewed Divx discs to work, and allow your co-workers to borrow them. If enough people participate in bringing in their unwanted discs, you could have a great selection of movies to borrow and enjoy yourself! RECYCLE If re-using your Divx discs does not appeal to you, then rest easy knowing that Divx discs can be recycled as well. Retailers of Divx discs have recycling bins for those consumers wishing to dispose of their discs in an environmentally friendly way. Like DVDs and CDs, Divx discs are made of a polycarbonate plastic that is recyclable. When you recycle a Divx disc in the special recycling bins, the discs are sent to a special recycling center which turns the used discs into material used for road construction. ================= 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) The creator of "YO! MTV Raps," this young director helmed the upcoming film "Life" starring Eddie Murphy and Martin Lawrence. His previous credits include "Beautiful Girls" and "Monument Ave." Who is he? 2) This "Beloved" director has a long string of credits, including "Married to the Mob." Who is he? (Hint: He is the uncle of the director mentioned above.) 3) Handsome leading actor and sometimes villain, he was killed off early in "Married to the Mob," battled Anthony Hopkins as well as a grizzly bear in "The Edge," was a sinister government operative in "Mercury Rising," and was Melanie Griffith's working-class boyfriend in "Working Girl." Who is he? 4) Also appearing in "Mercury Rising" and "The Siege," this actor tended bar and appeared in jeans commercials before coming to national attention for his role as a suave, wisecracking detective on the TV series "Moonlighting." Who is he? 5) This powerhouse young actor, who can currently be seen at the theaters in "Forces of Nature," also stars in "Armageddon." Winner of an Academy Award(r) for the "Good Will Hunting" screenplay (in which he also appeared). Who is he? These movies and more are available NOW on Divx! Visit http://www.divx.com/trivia.htm to order today! Last Week's Answers: 1) Which country singer takes a thespian turn in "Sling Blade" and "The Newton Boys?" Answer: Dwight Yoakam 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? Answer: Ashley Judd 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? Answer: Kris Kristofferson 4) This country crooner made her big screen debut fending off giant worms in "Tremors." Who is she? Answer: Reba McEntire 5) Which country star played a good guy helping out trucker Patrick Swayze in "Black Dog?" 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