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Divx Direct - May 5, 1999 Edition

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Divx Direct - May 5, 1999
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In This Issue:

**Hot New Releases**

**Advance Ordering - Reserve Your Copy Now**

**Universal's "Babe" Half Price!**

**This Week In Theaters**

**A Tribute to Mom: Mothers in the Movies**

**Countdown To "Star Wars"**

**Divx Trivia Game**

**Divx Links**

**Subscriber Information**


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Hot New Releases
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BABE: PIG IN THE CITY
"Even more imaginative than the original" (The
Washington Post), this sequel takes the three
musketeers Babe, Ferdy and Mrs. Hoggett on a
crusade into the midst of a large city where
despite incredible obstacles, they're able to turn
enemies into friends, raise enough money to save
the farm and combine the two worlds into one. Once
again, it's Babe's kind and steady heart that
achieves the miracles. "Don't miss this inventive
and funny film." (Entertainment Weekly).
Rated G


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Other New Releases - 5/4/99
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The Abyss (special edition) (PG-13)
Alien 3 (R)
Cadillac Man (R)
Clockers (R)
The Madness of King George (PG-13)
Six Degrees of Separation (R)

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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.

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.


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Universal's "Babe" Half Price!
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In honor of the release of "BABE Pig in the City"
on Divx this 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 unlimited play on "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.


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This Week In Theaters
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After murdering the Pharaoh in a fit of passion
for his lover (the king's mistress), High Priest
Imhotep was sentenced to spend eternity in the
darkness of his tomb. For 3,000 years he has
waited to avenge his curse. When explorers Rick
O'Connell (Brendan Fraser) and a clever-but-clumsy
Egyptologist Evelyn Carnarvon (Rachel Weisz)
stumble upon the ancient tomb, the treasure-hunters
unwittingly set loose the 3,000 year-old embodiment
of terror and revenge.

With ground-breaking visual effects by Industrial
Light & Magic, the awe-inspiring and terrifying
world of "The Mummy" truly 'comes to life' on the
screen.

Don't miss "The Mummy" star Brendan Fraser in
these movies available NOW on DIVX!:
George of the Jungle
Gods and Monsters

Also catch co-star Rachel Weisz in "Chain Reaction"
on Divx!

And don't miss co-star Kevin J. O'Connor in these
other great movies on Divx:
Deep Rising
Lord of Illusions

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these movies now!


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A Tribute to Mom: Mothers in the Movies
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It's Mother's Day again! Show Mom how much you
appreciate her with this great gift idea:
Entertain her with these "Mom Movies" from Divx!


THE HORSE WHISPERER
Mother Kristin Scott Thomas drops everything in her
life to take her troubled daughter to Robert
Redford, a healing "Horse Whisperer," after the
horse and daughter are crippled in a terrifying
accident with a truck.

JACK
Ten-year-old Jack (Robin Williams) has a genetic
disease that makes him age four times faster than
normal. His overprotective mother (Diane Lane) must
decide between protecting him with home schooling
or allowing him to endure the taunts of 'normal'
kids and live what remains of his own life.

ONE TRUE THING
When her mother Ellen (Meryl Streep) is diagnosed
with cancer, daughter Kate (Renee Zellweger)
reluctantly returns to help care for her and her
distant, difficult father. In the process, Kate
discovers that being a mom is a MUCH tougher job
than she thought.

PARENTHOOD
In this bittersweet story of the joys and trials
of being a parent, the members of a wacky extended
family (including couples Steve Martin and Mary
Steenbergen, Rick Moranis and Harley Kozak, single
mom Dianne Wiest and single father Tom Hulce)
discover that you never stop being a parent, no
matter how old your children are.

FRIED GREEN TOMATOES
A strong-willed elderly woman (Jessica Tandy)
relates the tales of her early life to a younger
woman in the midst of a mid-life crisis (Kathy
Bates). The stories and the friendship they
develop give the younger woman the courage she
needs to start enjoying her life.

HOW TO MAKE AN AMERICAN QUILT
Wrestling with her graduate thesis and a marriage
proposal, a young woman (Winona Ryder) finds
answers in the stories confided to her by her
grandmother's quilting circle.

MOONSTRUCK
Family matriarch Olympia Dukakis helps her daughter
Cher navigate the perilous seas of love as she
decides between practical fiance Danny Aiello and
his brother, heartthrob Nicolas Cage.

FATHER OF THE BRIDE PART II
Steve Martin tries to re-capture his youth when
the two women in his life, his wife and daughter,
announce they are BOTH expecting. As the mother and
daughter mothers-to-be bond, Martin gets wild and
crazy!

JUNIOR
The maternal tables are turned forever when, after
taking an experimental drug, Arnold Schwarzenegger
becomes pregnant!

BABY BOOM
After inheriting a baby girl from a cousin, career
woman Diane Keaton must juggle power lunches and
powdered formula. When forced out of the fast-track
by a conniving colleague and a bigoted boss, she
shows us that a woman can have it all - and on her
own terms too!


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these movies now!


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Countdown To "Star Wars"
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Only 14 days to go before the long-awaited "Star
Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace" opens in
theaters everywhere. Whet your Sci-Fi appetite now
with these great Sci-Fi classics from Divx!

"May the Schwartz be with you," in the comedy
sensation "Spaceballs," the spoof of the original
"Star Wars" trilogy and other epic sci-fi movies.
You'll see characters such as Princess Vespa, Dark
Helmet, and Pizza the Hutt!

Similarly named "Star Trek" has enjoyed almost as
fanatical a following as "Star Wars." See the
original crew of the U.S.S. Enterprise take on a
delegation of Klingons in "Star Trek VI: The
Undiscovered Country." Captain Kirk teams up with
the new captain of the Enterprise, Captain Picard,
to save a world of three million people from a
madman with a supernova device in "Star Trek:
Generations." And don't miss "Star Trek: First
Contact," which finds the new crew of the
Enterprise trapped in the past, trying to save
the world from assimilation by the Borg.

Revel in the epic story of the fantastic desert
world of "Dune," where fanatic warriors use sound
as a weapon to free their world from the cruel
oppression of an intergalactic empire.

Fight the Future with Agents Scully and Mulder as
they struggle to understand and expose a plot to
turn mankind into a slave-race in "The X-Files."

"Star Wars: Episode I" uses state-of-the-art
computer animation to bring its creatures and
effects to life. See the pioneer of computer
animation in the movies with Disney's "TRON," a
story of a video game programmer who is
transported into his computer and its "electronic
civilization" by an evil computer program bent on
destroying the world.


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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.

Answers to these trivia questions can be found at
http://www.divx.com/trivia.htm and will be
included in our next newsletter.


1) After getting his start in regional theater
this character actor moved on to a recurring role
in the 1970's sitcom hit "All in the Family," but
he achieved his greatest fame playing opposite a
talking porcine character in the Australian family
film "Babe." Who is he? (Catch him in other Divx
Flix such as "Star Trek: First Contact,"
"Species II" and "Deep Impact.")

2) "Army of Darkness", the third and final
installment in the "Evil Dead" series (all
directed by Sam Raimi) stars a man who used to
baby-sit for actor Ted Raimi, the younger brother
of Sam and Ivan (a writer). Currently writing a
book entitled "Confessions of a 'B' Movie Actor,"
this handsome guy can also be seen on Divx Flix
"Darkman" and "Escape From L.A." Who is he?

3) This taciturn leading man of the '30s, '40s and
'50s got his start in Hollywood playing extras in
Westerns. The son of a Montana state supreme court
justice, he worked as a guide at Yellowstone
National Park before moving to Los Angeles in
hopes of becoming a newspaper cartoonist. The
personification of the "strong, silent type," this
Hollywood legend can be seen on Divx in the
Academy Award(r)-winning "For Whom the Bell Tolls."
Who is he? (Hint: "Yup.")

4) A native of Chihuahua, of Mexican-Irish
heritage, this actor began playing bit parts in
the 1930's and was married  for nearly 30 years to
Cecil B. DeMille's adopted daughter. A two-time
Academy Award(r)-winner, father of actors
Francesco, Valentina and Danielle, this legendary
personality of stage and screen can be seen on
Divx in the true story "Guadalcanal Diary" as well
as in "Jungle Fever" and "A Walk in the Clouds."
Who is he?

5) Born in Georgia, but raised in Florida, this
son of a former cowboy was a football star in
college until he injured his knee. In real life
his grandmother was a full-blooded Cherokee,
and his heritage had an effect on the parts he
played in his early career (he often played
characters that were part Native American). He
can be seen on Divx in "Smokey and the Bandit."
Who is he?


These movies and more are available NOW on Divx!
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Last Week's Answers:

Last 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?
Answer: John Cusack

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?
Answer: Billy Bob Thornton

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?
Answer: Cate Blanchett

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.")
Answer: Angelina Jolie

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?
Answer: Jake Weber


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