Divx Direct - June 10, 1999 Edition
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============================ Divx Direct - June 10, 1999 ============================ In This Issue: **Hot New Releases** **Advance Ordering - Reserve Your Copy Now** **This Week In Theaters** **Find Great Gifts For Dad at DivxFlix** **Did You Know** **Divx Trivia Game** **Divx Links** **Subscriber Information** ================= Hot New Releases ================= GODS AND MONSTERS Ian McKellen delivers a riveting award-winning performance as Hollywood horror director James Whale. It's 1957, and Whale's heyday as the director of "Frankenstein", "Bride of Frankenstein" and "The Invisible Man" is long behind him. Retired and a semi-recluse, he lives his days accompanied only by images from his past. When his dour housekeeper, Hannah (Lynn Redgrave), hires a handsome young gardener, Clayton Boone (Brendan Fraser), the flamboyant director and simple yard man develop an unlikely friendship. This powerful and poignant relationship will change their lives forever in this true perspective. Rated R PSYCHO Criminal on the run, Marion Crane (Anne Heche) takes refuge at the motel operated by Norman Bates (Vince Vaughn) - a troubled man whose victims encounter a grisly fate at the hands of his "mother." Marion soon becomes the next victim and her disappearance prompts inquiries from her sister (Julianne Moore) and a private investigator (William H. Macy). They both soon discover the morbid bond linking Norman to his mysterious "mother" at the Bates Motel. Relive the terror in acclaimed director Gus Van Sant's all new version of Alfred Hitchcock's masterpiece of suspense... "Psycho". Rated R Visit http://www.divx.com/divx_direct.htm to order these and other great new movies now! ============================ Other New Releases - 6/8/99 ============================ Born on the Fourth of July (widescreen) (R) Dragon: The Bruce Lee Story (PG-13) Fletch (widescreen) (PG) Havana (widescreen) (R) Visit http://www.divx.com/divx_direct.htm to order these 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. 6/15/99* Enemy of the State (R) The Faculty (R) Just the Ticket (R) Little Voice (R) 6/22/99* Dumbo (G) Mighty Joe Young (PG) Patch Adams (PG-13) 6/29/99* Bedknobs and Broomsticks (G) Everest (NR) The Land Before Time (G) The Mighty (PG-13) Rushmore (R) The Thin Red Line (R) 7/6/99* Affliction (R) Dick Tracy (PG) 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) 7/27/99* October Sky (PG) *Release dates are subject to change without notice. Advance orders are shipped to arrive on or about the release date. ====================== This Week In Theaters ====================== The weekend of June 18 is the biggest weekend in months with at least three great movies opening in theaters everywhere. Walt Disney Pictures' long-awaited animated adventure "Tarzan" leads the pack, offering an inspiring cast of vocal talents, incredible music by Grammy Award(r)-winning singer/songwriter Phil Collins, and new technological breakthroughs in animation that bring incredible depth and dimensionality to the jungle settings. "Tarzan" is an adventure that traces the story of a human baby who is orphaned in the African jungle and lovingly raised by a family of apes. Tarzan's peaceful and sheltered world is turned upside down by the arrival of a human expedition and the revelation that he is one of them. As he struggles to decide which "family" he belongs with, his dilemma is further complicated by his feelings for a beautiful young woman named Jane and the discovery that a trusted member of his new human "family" is plotting to harm the apes. The story of "Tarzan" has been featured in 26 authorized novels, radio and television programs, and more than 43 motion pictures, but Disney's animated version of the classic tale by Edgar Rice Burroughs captures the fantasy, excitement, and imagination of this literary favorite as never before. Catch "Tarzan" star Tony Goldwyn (the voice of Tarzan) in these great movies available NOW on DIVX!: Kiss the Girls Nixon And don't miss co-star Minnie Driver (the voice of Jane) in these great movies, available now on Divx! Good Will Hunting Grosse Pointe Blank Hard Rain Also catch co-star Rosie O'Donnell (Tarzan's best gorilla friend Terk) in these great Divx movies! Beautiful Girls The Flintstones Wide Awake And don't miss Nigel Hawthorne (Professor Porter, Jane's loving father and fellow adventurer) in these great movies, available now on Divx! The Object of My Affection The Madness of King George Amistad Visit http://www.divx.com/divx_direct.htm to order these movies now! ===================================== Find Great Gifts For Dad at DivxFlix ===================================== No matter how many times we celebrate Father's Day, it seems that buying ol' Dad a gift never gets any easier. That's why we've surveyed all of the dads here at Divx (and that's a LOT of dads) to find out what their favorite movies are. The Greatest Movie-Dads Want to show Dad how much you look up to him? Compare him to Hollywood's Best Men Bruce Willis, Robin Williams, Steve Martin, or Arnold Schwarzenegger, who play some of the funniest, bravest, wackiest, and most heroic movie dads out there: Mrs. Doubtfire Parenthood True Lies Volcano Armageddon (available in full frame & widescreen!) The Birdcage Father of the Bride Father of the Bride II Action-Figure Fathers During our survey of Divx's Dads, we found that the majority of dads score action flicks high on their list of faves. Here are some of the more popular Action Picks on Divx: Broken Arrow Clear and Present Danger Crimson Tide Die Hard The Hunt for Red October Patriot Games The Rock Speed Enemy of the State (Coming Next Week on Divx!) Funny Fathers Does your dad love a good laugh? Was The Cosby Show one of his favorites? Then chances are a gift of these great comedies will make him jump for joy... There's Something About Mary The Blues Brothers Animal House G.I. Dads Every opportunity he gets, he's watching old war movies in his favorite easy-chair. Give him these classics that he can watch anytime... A Bridge Too Far The Longest Day The Thin Red Line Football Fathers and Driving-Range Dads Quality time with Dad has always meant playing or watching sports - football, baseball, golf, boxing. Get him movies about his favorite subject! Field of Dreams Happy Gilmore Rocky Rocky IV The Waterboy Futurific Fathers It's probably a genetic disposition, but all you know is your dad was more excited about "Star Wars Episode I" than you were... The Abyss (special edition) Alien Cocoon Planet of the Apes Father's Favorites These movies don't fit into any stereotype, but were picked by our dads as great movies anyway... Simon Birch Apollo 13 The Last of the Mohicans Rob Roy Everest (Coming Soon on Divx!) Bulworth Spartacus Sneakers Visit http://www.divx.com/divxflix_fathersday.htm to order these movies in time for Father's Day! ============= Did You Know ============= As we celebrate our one year anniversary, we also celebrate the milestones we have crossed in the past year. One of the most exciting milestones for Divx was selling our 1 millionth disc. We reached that milestone on February 22, 1999, only two short months after our first holiday season, and only 5 months after Divx was available nationwide. We have already shipped over 2 million Divx movies to retailers. At DivxFlix, our most popular movies this past year were: There's Something About Mary The Waterboy Meet Joe Black ANTZ The Siege Ronin Bulworth Enemy of the State (Coming to Divx Next Week!) Out of Sight At First Sight 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) In what DIVX film and between what actor and actress did the following exchange take place? "That would make you a....lawyer." "What makes you think I'm a lawyer?" "You have that sharp, useless look about you." (Hint: She is currently appearing in "Notting Hill" and in such DIVX films as "Everyone Says I Love You" and "Sleeping with the Enemy", he in "The Jackal" and "Primal Fear".) 2) In what DIVX movie did a certain actress say "...about the Navy SEALS: These guys are about as fun as a tax audit."? (Hint: she is currently appearing in "Limbo" and on DIVX in "The Color of Money".) 3) Name the actor and the DIVX movie that the following line is from: "I want peace on earth and good will towards men." (Hint: Also currently appearing in "Limbo" and on DIVX in "Simon Birch" and "The River Wild".) 4) Which actor said "It's not a conspiracy, it's family!" in what DIVX movie? (Hint: Currently appearing in "Instinct", he is in such films on DIVX as "Virus", "Backdraft" and "Animal House".) 5) In what current movie, and by what actress, was said "I was not elected to watch my people suffer and die while you discuss this invasion in a committee!"? (Hint: She can be seen on DIVX in "Beautiful Girls"). These movies and more are available NOW on Divx! Visit http://www.divx.com/trivia.htm to order today! Last Week's Answers: 1) Harrison Ford and George Lucas were first paired in what movie? Answer: American Graffiti 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? Answer: James Earl Jones 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? Answer: Frank Oz 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? Answer: Lawrence Kasdan 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? 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