Divx Direct - April 28, 1999 Edition
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============================= Divx Direct - April 28, 1999 ============================= Headlines In This Issue: **Hot New Releases** **Advance Ordering - Reserve Your Copy Now** **Universal's "Babe" Half Price!** **This Week In Theaters** **Divx Trivia Game** **Divx Links** **Subscriber Information** ================= Hot New Releases ================= AT FIRST SIGHT Share in the adventure of seeing the world for the first time and fall in love with life all over again. Val Kilmer (The Saint) and Oscar(r)-winner Mira Sorvino (Mighty Aphrodite) have a "sweet and sexy chemistry" (Peter Travers, Rolling Stone) in this "funny and moving" (WHDH-TV, Boston) film based on a true story from the writer of "Awakenings." When stressed-out Amy (Sorvino) goes for a relaxing weekend at a spa, a handsome masseur (Kilmer) not only relieves her tension... he also becomes her new boyfriend! Due to his blindness, Virgil has developed a captivating and unique way of "seeing" the world. When a miraculous operation promises to restore Virgil's sight, he and Amy believe they'll be able to see the world together. But after the bandages are removed, the two discover that even the most wonderful of life's gifts can come with a price - that both of them must now look at the world in a whole new light. Rated PG-13 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. 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) 6/1/99* Waking Ned Devine (PG) 6/8/99* Gods and Monsters (R) Psycho (1998 version) (R) 6/15/99* Enemy of the State (R) The Faculty (R) Just the Ticket (R) Little Voice (R) 6/22/99* Mighty Joe Young (PG) Patch Adams (PG-13) 6/29/99* Everest (NR) The Mighty (PG-13) Rushmore (R) The Thin Red Line (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 next week, watch the original "Babe" anytime through 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 ====================== This Friday, April 30, the sexy thriller starring Catherine Zeta-Jones and Sean Connery, "Entrapment," opens in theaters everywhere. Connery, who at age 68 still has all the energy of his James Bond character, stars as legendary gentleman thief Robert MacDougal. Zeta-Jones plays an insurance investigator who convinces her boss (Ving Rhames)that only she can set the trap to catch the famous jewel thief, by posing as a master thief herself. As their mutual attraction - and distrust - grows, they plan a breathtaking heist on the eve of the new millennium. Don't miss "Entrapment" star Sean Connery in these movies available NOW on DIVX!: Dr. No Dragonheart >From Russia With Love Goldfinger The Great Train Robbery The Hunt for Red October Marnie Rising Sun The Rock Also catch co-star Ving Rhames in these other great movies on Divx: Con Air Out of Sight Pulp Fiction 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. Answers to these trivia questions can be found at http://www.divx.com/trivia.htm and will be included in our next newsletter. This week's trivia questions are all about actors who appear in the newly released film "Pushing Tin"... playing now at a theater near you! 1) A popular young leading actor from Evanston, Illinois, this young actor can be seen in the Divx Flix "Bullets Over Broadway" and "Con Air." >From an acting family he can be seen with sisters Joan and Ann and brother Bill in "Grosse Pointe Blank." Who is he? 2) Born in Hot Springs, Arkansas and engaged to Laura Dern, this character actor is best known for his writing and direction of "Sling Blade" and has appeared in many other Divx Flix, among them "Armageddon" and "Primary Colors." Who is he? 3) Nominated for a Best Actress Oscar this year and the first person ever to win the Critics Circle Theatre award for Best Newcomer and Lead Actress in the same year, this Australian can be seen on Divx Flix in the critically-acclaimed "Oscar and Lucinda." Who is she? 4) The daughter of actor Jon Voight and a former model, this young actress won Golden Globe and SAG awards this year for her lead role in the made-for-cable film "Gia." Who is she? (Hint: Catch her on Divx in "Hackers" and "Playing God.") 5) A graduate of Middlebury College and the Julliard School and a former student at Russia's famed Moscow Art Theater, this actor can be seen as Drew in "Meet Joe Black." 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) 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? Answer: Ted Demme 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.) Answer: Jonathan Demme 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? Answer: Alec Baldwin 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? Answer: Bruce Willis 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? 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