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Divx Direct - May 19, 1999 Edition

The following text is copyright © 1999-2003 Digital Video Express, L.P.


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Divx Direct - May 19, 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**

**Countdown To "Star Wars"**

**Last Chance To Win 25 Free Divx Discs**

**The Best of DVD is at DivxFlix**

**Did You Know**

**Divx Trivia Game**

**Divx Links**

**Subscriber Information**


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Hot New Releases
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HOLY MAN
The always hilarious Eddie Murphy ("Dr. Dolittle,"
"The Nutty Professor") stars with Jeff Goldblum
and Kelly Preston in the comedy where nothing is
sacred! You'll love Murphy as the outrageous "G,"
an inspirational guru whose irresistible
salesmanship is about to elevate in-home shopping
to a religious experience!
Rated PG

IN DREAMS
Clair Cooper's (Annette Bening) once peaceful
family life takes a chilling turn when a
mysterious serial killer (Robert Downey, Jr.)
invades her seemingly idyllic New England town...
and through her dreams provides deadly clues of
his next moves. When Claire frantically tries to
convince a cynical world of her mind link with the
madman, her husband (Aidan Quinn), the police and
her psychiatrist refuse to take her seriously.
Claire realizes she must confront the killer
alone... and on his terms... before another
terrifying dream becomes reality!
Rated R


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to order these and other great new movies now!


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Other New Releases - 5/18/99
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A Cool, Dry Place (PG-13)
The Impostors (R)

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to order these and other great new movies now!


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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.

5/25/99*
>From Dusk Till Dawn 2: Texas Blood Money (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 - Through Sunday
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In honor of the release of "BABE Pig In The City"
on Divx this month, 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! Now through Sunday, 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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Not a "Star Wars" fan? Not to worry! This Friday,
May 21, 1999, the new DreamWorks comedy "The Love
Letter" opens in theaters everywhere. The first
movie to open against the monolithic "Star Wars"
craze, "The Love Letter" is as far from that
galaxy far, far away as one can get.

In the sleepy New England town of Loblolly By The
Sea, a letter has arrived that is going to wake
things up. It is a love letter - ardent, sensual
... and unsigned. Everybody who reads it wonders
who it's for and speculates who it's from. As the
letter falls into different hands, the residents
in the small town start to eye one another with
renewed interest. Unexpectedly, one mysterious
love note has the power to unlock some startling
secrets, changing the lives of everyone it touches.


Don't miss the star of "The Love Letter," Kate
Capshaw, in these movies available NOW on DIVX!:
Black Rain
How to Make an American Quilt
The Locusts

Also catch co-star Tom Everett Scott in these
Divx classics:
that thing you do!
An American Werewolf in Paris
One True Thing

Also catch co-star Blythe Danner in "The X-Files"
on Divx!

And don't miss Tom Selleck in "In & Out" on Divx!

Visit http://www.divx.com/divx_direct.htm to order
these movies now!


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Countdown To "Star Wars"
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Fans across the country are cheering: it's finally
here! "Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace"
opens in theaters everywhere today. Jedi mania is
running rampant, due in no small part to the
incredible presence of the Jedi in the latest "Star
Wars" installment, and the magnetic charisma of the
story's hero, Jedi master Qui-Gon Jinn (pronounced
kwai-gon-jin). Stepping into the character of the
eccentric Jedi teacher of Obi-Wan Kenobi with grace,
wisdom, and nobility, Liam Neeson's Jedi master will
no doubt be a favorite with Star Wars fans.

Liam, whose nickname is derived from his first name
William, was born in a small town in Ireland. He
began boxing at age 9, and was soon boxing at a
competitive level. Liam found his interest in boxing
waning in his late teens, however, and chose to
pursue academic degrees in lieu of a professional
boxing career.

He was first introduced to acting after he flunked
out of a physics and computer science degree.
Desiring to make his parents proud of him, he went
back to school, this time to earn a teaching degree.
Part of his course load was drama, and it was in his
drama classes that Liam knew he had found his life's
calling. He quit school for the last time to pursue
a career as an actor.

His career didn't happen overnight - for Neeson, it
was a slow climb to the top. After several years of
steady work in well-known Irish theaters, he was
cast in his first film, playing Jesus Christ in an
educational film. Not long after, he was selected by
director John Boorman to play Sir Gawain in his
Arthurian epic "Excalibur."

During the eighties, as a well-established supporting
actor, he dated leading ladies Julia Roberts, Barbra
Streisand, and others. His first leading role didn't
come until Sam Raimi cast him as a dark, comic-book
style hero in 1990's "Darkman" (on Divx). Afterwards,
he returned to the theater, this time for his
Broadway debut in the play "Anna Christie," where he
fell in love with his co-star (and future wife)
Natasha Richardson. Steven Spielberg attended the
play, and was so impressed with Neeson's performance
that he offered him the title character in his
upcoming movie "Schindler's List."

His Academy Award(r)-nominated performance established
Neeson as a powerful leading man. It set the stage for
Neeson's casting as "Rob Roy" (on Divx), the heroic
story of a Scottish clansman forced to borrow money
to provide for his clan. He also starred with Meryl
Streep in "Before and After" (on Divx), in which
he played a father faced with the gut-wrenching dilemma
of his son as a murder suspect.

Most recently, he narrated the dramatic true-life Imax
documentary "Everest," (coming to Divx on 6/29) the
story of the filmmakers' harrowing efforts to rescue
surviving members of an ill-fated climbing group,
caught in a deadly storm on the world's tallest peak.

In the upcoming "Star Wars Episode One," Liam Neeson
is back to playing a knight, this time for the
Jedi council rather than King Arthur's Round Table. If
you're not sure what you can expect, Lucas says of
Neeson's performance, "You think, where are you going
to find another Alec Guinness [Obi-Wan Kenobi in the
original Star Wars]? Where are you going find someone
with that kind of nobility and calm? Liam is the guy
who can do it."


Visit http://www.divx.com/divx_direct.htm to order
these movies now!


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Last Chance To Win 25 Free Divx Discs
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Be one of three lucky customers to win 25 Divx movies
of your choice in our 25-Disc Giveaway. But hurry -
you only have until Friday, May 21 at noon to enter!
To enter, Visit http://www.divx.com/promo/index.htm.
While you're there, be sure to complete our short
survey!


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The Best of DVD is at DivxFlix
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DivxFlix has a selection of some of the best
movies available on DVD, with over 800 titles to
choose from! We have Great selection, Great prices,
and some of the Best shipping rates on the web!
Visit us at http://www.DivxFlix.com to see why
DivxFlix is the best place to buy Divx and DVD!


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Did You Know
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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.


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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.


Who Said That? - Do you remember who recited these
lines and in which movie they appeared?

1) "TOGA! TOGA!" (Hint: Directed by the same
director as "The Blues Brothers," "Blues Brothers
2000," and "Coming to America.")

2) "Houston, we have a problem." (Hint: Directed
by the same director as "Backdraft," "Cocoon,"
"Parenthood" and "Ransom.")

3) "Is this Heaven?" "No, it's Iowa." (Hint:
Directed by the same director as "Sneakers.")

4) "A relationship, I think, is like a shark. You
know? It has to constantly move forward or it dies.
And I think what we got on our hands is a dead
shark." (Hint: Directed by the same director as
"Bullets Over Broadway," "Everyone Says I Love You"
and "Mighty Aphrodite.")

5) "I'm the key figure in an ongoing government
charade, the plot to conceal the truth about the
existence of extra-terrestrials. It's a global
conspiracy, actually, with key players in the
highest levels of power, that reaches down into
the lives of every man, woman, and child on this
planet, so, of course, no one believes me. I'm an
annoyance to my superiors, a joke to my peers.
They call me Spooky."


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 distinctive voice of this Connecticut native,
ex-wife of John Malkovich, can be heard as Zootie
the Chimp in "BABE Pig in the City," out this week
on Divx. She can also be seen in "Mr. Holland's
Opus" and "Sgt. Bilko," as well as in "The X-Files"
as an uncredited barmaid.
Answer: Glenne Headly

2) After a long spell away from the movies, this
actress, best known for her teen roles in "War
Games" and "The Breakfast Club" did a critically
acclaimed star turn as a brilliant yet troubled
photographer in "High Art." Who is she?
Answer: Ally Sheedy

3) A Broadway stage actress, she won a Tony in 1985
for "A Day in the Death of Joe Egg," and originated
the role of Ouisa Kittredge in "Six Degrees of
Separation" (available on Divx) on the stage in New
York's Lincoln Center. She can also be seen on Divx
in "Twilight," "The First Wives Club" and "Up Close
and Personal." Who is she?
Answer: Stockard Channing

4) The daughter of an NBC television president and
an actress, this tall, striking woman borrowed her
first name from a character in "The Great Gatsby."
Best known as the heroine Ripley in the "Alien"
films, she can also be seen in "The Ice Storm" and
"Working Girl," and has a non-speaking bit part in
Woody Allen's "Annie Hall." Who is she?
Answer: Sigourney Weaver

5) Born Ilynea Lydia Mirnoff in 1945, her
grandfather was a White Russian nobleman who fled
the 1917 Revolution; her father lead a quieter life
as a driver's license tester. She herself played
royalty as Queen Charlotte in the recent Divx
release "The Madness of King George." Who is she?
Answer: Helen Mirren


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WEB LINKS
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newsletter (see below for trivia), visit our
easy-order form:
 http://www.divx.com/divx_direct.htm

To find answers to this week's trivia questions,
and to order featured trivia movies:
 http://www.divx.com/trivia.htm

To visit the Divx homepage:
 http://www.divx.com

To find out more about Divx, visit the About Divx
section of our site:
 http://www.divx.com/index_about_divx.htm

Or, visit our Frequently Asked Questions:
 http://www.divx.com/home_faq.htm

For a list of available Divx-enhanced DVD players:
 http://www.divx.com/index_divx_players.htm

To order from a complete catalog of Divx movies:
 http://www.divxflix.com


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