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Divx Direct - May 27, 1999 Edition

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


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Divx Direct - May 27, 1999
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In This Issue:

**Hot New Releases**

**Advance Ordering - Reserve Your Copy Now**

**This Week In Theaters**

**Celebrate Divx Anniversary In June**

**Star Wars Star Stories**

**Did You Know**

**Divx Trivia Game**

**Divx Links**

**Subscriber Information**


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Hot New Releases
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AMISTAD
Based on a true story, the movie chronicles the
incredible journey of a group of enslaved Africans
who overtake their captor's ship and attempt to
return to their beloved homeland. When the ship,
La Amistad, is seized, these captives are brought
to the United States, where they are charged with
murder and await their fate in prison. An
enthralling battle ensues that captures the
attention of the entire nation, confronting the
very foundation of the American justice system.
But for the men and women on trial, it is simply
a fight for the basic right of all mankind...
freedom.

Every copy of "Amistad" also comes with a bonus
video, "The Making of 'Amistad'," which you can
play an unlimited number of times on any Divx
player at no charge!
Rated R

FROM DUSK TILL DAWN 2: TEXAS BLOOD MONEY
Get ready for nonstop action when a bank-robbing
gang of misfits heads to Mexico with the blueprints
for the perfect million-dollar heist! But when one
of the key crooks wanders into the wrong bar...
and crosses the wrong vampire... the thieving
cohorts one by one develop a thirst for blood to
match their hunger for money! Ultimately, the last
fully human burglar (Robert Patrick - "The Faculty,"
"Terminator 2") is forced to join with his arch
rival, a Texas sheriff (Bo Hopkins - "Phantoms,"
"The Newton Boys"), in an action-packed,
kill-or-be-killed battle to stop these evil
creatures and save their own lives!
Rated R


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to order these and other great new movies now!


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Other New Releases - 5/25/99
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A Bridge Too Far (PG)
City of Industry (R)
Crooklyn (PG-13)
Far & Away (PG-13)
The Great Escape (NR)
Pork Chop Hill (NR)
The Secret of My Success (PG-13)
Somewhere in Time (PG)
The Thing (R)
The War Wagon (NR)

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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.

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)

7/6/99*
Affliction (R)
Wing Commander (PG-13)

7/13/99*
A Civil Action (PG-13)
Office Space (R)
She's All That (PG-13)
True Heart (PG)
Wishful Thinking (R)

7/20/99*
A Bug's Life (G)
Down in the Delta (PG-13)
Mercenary II: Thick and Thin (R)
Shattered Image (R)
Telling You (R)
Virus (PG-13)


*Release dates are subject to change without
notice. Advance orders are shipped to arrive on
or about the release date.


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This Week In Theaters
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The most charming romantic comedy of the season,
"Notting Hill," is opening this Friday, May 28, in
theaters everywhere. The movie features Julia
Roberts as Anna Scott, the world's most famous
movie star, and Hugh Grant as William Thacker,
owner of a travel bookstore.

Anna's picture has been plastered on the cover of
every magazine, and every time she makes a move,
the entire world knows about it. William's
business is stagnant, he has the roommate from
hell, and since his divorce, his love life is
completely non-existent.

For both, something or someone seems to be missing.
And when Anna and William's paths unexpectedly
cross in the eclectic neighborhood of Notting Hill,
romance is the last thing on their minds.

Don't miss the movie which proves that love can
spring from even the most unlikely of circumstances!


Catch "Notting Hill" star Julia Roberts in these
movies available NOW on DIVX!:
Everyone Says I Love You
Dying Young
Pretty Woman
Sleeping With The Enemy

Also catch co-star Hugh Grant in "Restoration" on
Divx!

And don't miss co-star Alec Baldwin in these great
movies, available now on Divx!
Mercury Rising
The Edge
The Getaway
The Hunt for Red October
Married to the Mob
The Shadow
Working Girl


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


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Celebrate Divx Anniversary In June
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DivxFlix is celebrating our first anniversary by
thanking those who made it possible - YOU! But
instead of getting gifts, we are giving our
customers a present during the month of June.

Visit our website at http://www.Divx.com on June 1
to find out what it is!


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"Star Wars" Star Stories
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During its first 24 hours Wednesday, "Star Wars
Episode I: The Phantom Menace" raked in $28.5
million at the box office, setting a record for
single day sales, proving George Lucas the most
powerful force in the entertainment industry. So
you know that there's something special about an
actress when George Lucas reschedules his shooting
schedule just so she can play the part of Queen
Amidala, the mother of Luke and Leia.

Natalie Portman is a natural at playing a queen -
she has a regal presence that would allow her to
quit school now and still make millions. She won't,
though. A straight A student, she scored over 1400
points on her SATs and has been accepted to a
number of Ivy League colleges, including Harvard.
"I'd rather be smart than be an actor," she says.

Born in Jerusalem, Israel, in 1981, Natalie is the
only child of a doctor (her father) and an artist
(her mother). When discovered by a modeling agent
at a pizza parlor, Natalie knew what she wanted
right away. The agent wanted Natalie to be a model,
but Natalie insisted that she'd rather be an
actress. So, after some phone calls, the agent got
her some auditions.

It didn't take long for Natalie to land her first
major film. She was cast as Mathilda in "The
Professional," an orphaned adolescent who is taken
in and taught by a professional hit man, played by
actor Jean Reno ("Ronin"). She was able to show off
her amazing talent and depth in this film, as her
character falls for her much older guardian. Her
next film, "Beautiful Girls," shows her again
playing a 13-year old who falls for an older man
(this time she falls for a musician who has
returned to her small town for his ten-year high
school reunion).

Playing the young and the love-struck didn't become
a stereotype for Natalie Portman, though. After
turning down the part of the title character in the
remake of "Lolita," she played the daughter of the
President in the campy spoof comedy "Mars Attacks."
She then played Alan Alda and Goldie Hawn's
daughter in the Woody Allen musical "Everyone Says
I Love You."

In 1998 she played the role of Anne in the Broadway
play "The Diary of Anne Frank." It was during this
time that George Lucas, who had been quite
impressed by her performance in "The Professional,"
offered her the part of Queen Amidala in the
upcoming "Star Wars" prequels. Although she
declined the part because it conflicted with her
role in "The Diary of Anne Frank," George Lucas
quickly rescheduled his shooting schedule to
accommodate her schedule.

Even with the rescheduling, Portman had to think
hard about whether she wanted to take on the role
of the Naboo Queen destined to fall in love with
the much younger Anakin Skywalker. She already
leaves her public school early to avoid avid fans
and press, and the role in "Star Wars" could only
make her notoriety worse. She eventually decided
to take the part, and the rest is history.

In addition to "The Phantom Menace," Natalie
Portman will don her highly-stylized garb for the
next two prequels of the "Star Wars" series. She
is also starring in the upcoming film "Anywhere
But Here" with Susan Sarandon, who says of Natalie,
"She has an innate grace that you just don't find
in her generation. She corners the market on that."


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these movies now!


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Did You Know
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Your Divx player can go on the road with you! You
can take it to your friend's house, your vacation
home - you can even put it in the family RV! Just
connect the player to a phone line when convenient,
the player will take care of the rest!


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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.


More Classic Lines: Name the actor and film that
the following lines are from (Hint: they are all
actors from the "Star Wars" movies, new or old!):

1) "I might just grow to be five-ten. I'll be hot."

2) "So, Jake, for my mother, my grandmother, my
father, my uncle, and for the common good, I must
now kill you and your brother."

3) "The path of the righteous man is beset on all
sides by the inequities of the selfish and the
tyranny of evil men. Blessed is he, who in the
name of charity and good will, shepherds the weak
through the valley of darkness, for he is truly
his brother's keeper and the finder of lost
children. And I will strike down upon thee with
great vengeance and furious anger those who would
attempt to poison and destroy my brothers. And you
will know my name is the Lord when I lay my
vengeance upon thee."

4) "Of course it's obvious, guys, it's a trash
novel. You buy it at the airport, you take it on
holiday."

5) "I decided my life is too simple, I wanna
complicate the hell out of it."


These movies and more are available NOW on Divx!
Visit http://www.divx.com/trivia.htm to order today!


Last Week's Answers:

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.")

Answer: "National Lampoon's Animal House,"
John Belushi, directed by John Landis

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

Answer: "Apollo 13," Tom Hanks, directed by Ron
Howard

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

Answer: "Field of Dreams," Ray Liotta/Kevin Costner,
directed by Phil Alden Robinson

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.")

Answer: "Annie Hall," Woody Allen, directed by
Woody Allen

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."
Answer: "The X-Files," David Duchovny.


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