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Divx Direct - June 2, 1999 Edition

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


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Divx Direct - June 2, 1999
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In This Issue:

**Celebrate Our 1st Year With Free Delivery In June!**

**Hot New Releases**

**Advance Ordering - Reserve Your Copy Now**

**This Week In Theaters**

**"Star Wars" Star Stories**

**Did You Know**

**Divx Trivia Game**

**Divx Links**

**Subscriber Information**


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Celebrate One Year With Free Delivery In June!
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Divx is celebrating our first anniversary by
thanking those who made it possible - YOU! But
instead of receiving gifts, we are giving our
customers a present: free shipping and handling on
all orders of three or more discs, now through
June 30, 1999.

Since Divx's regional launch in Northern California
and Richmond, Virginia last June, the number of
movie titles available on Divx discs has gone from
13 to nearly 500. "Over the past year, DivxFlix has
become a popular source of Divx and DVD movies,
particularly among our customers in rural areas,"
said Randy Fine, vice president of sales and
distribution. "This promotion is our way of saying
thank you."

To take advantage of this special offer, simply
visit http://www.DivxFlix.com and place your order.
Shipping and handling will be omitted from the
total purchase at checkout for all orders of at
least three discs.

For more details, click on the free shipping banner
while at DivxFlix.


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Hot New Releases
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WAKING NED DEVINE
The New York Times raves, "We have a winner!" In
the tradition of "The Full Monty" comes a
"spectacularly funny" (Gene Siskel, Siskel & Ebert)
comedy about friends pulling together to make a
dream come true. When Ned Devine dies from shock
after winning the lottery, two longtime friends,
Michael and Jackie, discover the body and agree
Ned would want them to benefit from his good luck.
They embark upon an outrageous scheme to claim the
ticket - but first they have to get all the
townsfolk to go along with their plan! A "four star
triumph" (Washington Times), "Waking Ned Devine" is
definitely the comedy ticket of the year!
Rated PG


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to order these and other great new movies now!


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Other New Releases - 6/1/99
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Alien (R)
Madigan (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.

6/8/99*
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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In the mood for a good pulse-pounding, mind-bending
psychological thriller? "Instinct" opens on June 4
in theaters everywhere, and it has all the suspense,
intelligence, fast pace, and intrigue that makes a
movie fantastic. Add to that the brilliant acting
of Academy Award(r)-winner Anthony Hopkins, Donald
Sutherland, and Academy Award(r)-winner Cuba
Gooding Jr., and you have a movie that is
definitely worth seeing.

Within the brilliant mind of primatologist Ethan
Powell (Hopkins) lies an ominous secret - a deep
seated mystery unsolved by his estranged family and
the law enforcement officials who have jailed him
for murders that occurred in the jungles of Rwanda.
Highly educated and sophisticated, Powell was
affected by years of studying mountain gorillas to
the point where he was living among them in the
wild, as one of their own. Now, held captive in a
brutal prison for the criminally insane, Powell,
who has not spoken in years, is remanded to
psychiatrist Theo Caulder (Gooding, Jr.), who must
try to unlock the dark mystery in the mind of what
appears to be a madman. He encounters a series of
perplexing mysteries, questions with chilling
answers, and shocking psychological truths.
Eventually both men are led on an extraordinary
journey of self-discovery.

Catch "Instinct" star Anthony Hopkins in these
great movies available NOW on DIVX!:
Amistad
A Bridge Too Far
The Edge
Meet Joe Black
Nixon

And don't miss co-star Donald Sutherland in these
great movies, available now on Divx!
Animal House
Backdraft
The Great Train Robbery
Invasion of the Body Snatchers
Six Degrees of Separation
Virus

Also catch co-star Maura Tierney in "Liar Liar"
and "Primary Colors," now on Divx!

And don't miss George Dzundza in these great
movies, available now on Divx!
Dangerous Minds
Crimson Tide
Species II


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


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"Star Wars" Star Stories
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Despite his small part in "The Phantom Menace,"
Samuel L. Jackson and "Star Wars" fans are eager
to see more of his character. Although he appears
in only a few scenes, he has an action figure and
several websites dedicated to him.

This must be very gratifying to Jackson, who has
always been a big "Star Wars" fan. He describes
the conversation about working on the latest "Star
Wars" movie: "George Lucas told me, 'You know, I'm
not writing a lot of real good human parts in this
movie. I know you're a good actor, but you may end
up going, "Look out! Run!" And all I'll be telling
you is, "Go this way. Run."' And I said, 'I don't
care. I'll do anything. I just want to be in the
movie.' So he cast me."

Although it has only been during the last decade
that Samuel L. Jackson has become a cult-status
figure, he has been a working actor since college,
where he earned a Drama degree from Morehouse
College. Like most aspiring actors, he moved to
New York City, where he became moderately
successful; working with the Negro Ensemble
Company, the New York Shakespeare Festival,
subbing for Bill Cosby during rehearsals of the
Cosby show, and appearing in a handful of small
film and television roles.

During this time, he had small parts in "Mo' Better
Blues," "Sea of Love," "Do the Right Thing," and
"Coming to America," playing mostly street-tough
characters. In 1991, he rejoined director Spike Lee
to play Wesley Snipes' crack-addicted brother in
"Jungle Fever" (for which he earned the first ever
Supporting Actor award from the Cannes Film
Festival jury). His role in "Jungle Fever"
catapulted Jackson to fame; he was now considered
a hot commodity. He became one of Hollywood's
hardest-working supporting actors, appearing in
over forty movies since.

He wasn't noticed widely by audiences until his
breakout role as the Bible-quoting, philosophic hit
man Jules in Quentin Tarantino's cult classic "Pulp
Fiction." He went on to play Bruce Willis'
unwilling civilian partner in "Die Hard With A
Vengeance." He has brilliantly appeared in such
roles as an unscrupulous boxing promoter in "The
Great White Hype," a wise-cracking private eye in
"The Long Kiss Goodnight," and a street-tough gun
runner in Quentin Tarantino's "Jackie Brown."

His superstar status has given him the leisure to
play golf and spend time at home with his teenaged
daughter Zoe and his wife LaTanya Richardson. Being
a superstar, however, is not Samuel L. Jackson's
ultimate goal. He values performance over
prominence, and is still willing to take bit parts
if the character or movie is something in which he
is interested. For example, he recently had an
uncredited role in the film "Out of Sight," and his
role in "Star Wars Episode I" is pretty small too.
"I only worked about three days," he says, "But I
actually got to say the famous line: 'May the force
be with you.'"


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these movies now!

To read more about the stars of "Star Wars Episode I,"
visit http://www.divx.com/divxflix_starwars_frame.htm


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Did You Know
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On June 8 of last year, Divx became available to
customers in the Northern California and Richmond,
Virginia markets. Only one model of Divx-enhanced
DVD player and thirteen Divx movies were available
at that time.

Only one year later, Divx is available nationwide.
There are five Divx-enhanced DVD player models
available in stores, and at least five more player
models will become available in time for the
holiday season. And, most importantly, almost 500
movies are now available on Divx.

Did you know what the first thirteen Divx movies
Divx launched with one year ago? They were:

Air Bud
Brassed Off!
Emma
Flubber
For Richer or Poorer
George of the Jungle
Liar, Liar
Mimic
The Nutty Professor
Phenomenon
Tombstone
Tomorrow Never Dies
Ulee's Gold


Visit http://www.divx.com/divx_direct.htm to order
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) Harrison Ford and George Lucas were first
paired in what movie?

2) This actor's distinctive voice can be heard in
all three of the original "Star Wars" movies
although his face is never seen. He can be heard
and seen on Divx in "Field of Dreams," "Coming to
America," and "The Hunt for Red October."
Who is he?

3) This actor is responsible for the voice and
movements of Jedi Master Yoda in "The Empire
Strikes Back" and "Return of the Jedi" and can be
seen as the Warden in "Blues Brothers 2000."
Who is he?

4) Much of the credit for the success of the last
two of the original "Star Wars" movies can be
attributed to this talented screenwriter. He also
directed "French Kiss." Who is he?

5) In the first of the original "Star Wars"
trilogy, we assume that Luke and Leia's father is
dead. In "The Empire Strikes Back," we discover
that he is very much alive and VERY evil. What
actor plays him as a boy in "Phantom Menace?" (He
can also be seen as Arnold Schwarzenegger's son in
"Jingle All the Way.") 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:

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."
Answer: Natalie Portman in "Beautiful Girls."

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."
Answer: Carrie Fisher in "The Blues Brothers"

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."
Answer: Samuel L. Jackson in "Pulp Fiction." He
was quoting Ezekiel 25:17 of the Old Testament.

4) "Of course it's obvious, guys, it's a trash
novel. You buy it at the airport, you take it on
holiday."
Answer: Ewan McGregor in "A Life Less Ordinary"

5) "I decided my life is too simple, I wanna
complicate the hell out of it."
Answer: Harrison Ford in "Six Days, Seven Nights"


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WEB LINKS
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newsletter (see below for trivia), visit our
easy-order form:
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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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