Divx Direct - May 5, 1999 Edition
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========================== Divx Direct - May 5, 1999 ========================== 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** ================= Hot New Releases ================= 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 Visit http://www.divx.com/divx_direct.htm to order this and other great new movies now! ============================ Other New Releases - 5/4/99 ============================ 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) 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. 5/11/99* 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 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. ====================== This Week In Theaters ====================== 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 Visit http://www.divx.com/divx_direct.htm to order these movies now! ======================================== A Tribute to Mom: Mothers in the Movies ======================================== 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! Visit http://www.divx.com/divx_direct.htm to order these movies now! ========================= Countdown To "Star Wars" ========================= 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. 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. 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! Visit http://www.divx.com/trivia.htm to order today! 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? 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