For September 1997
ANNOUNCE FIRST RELEASES!
On a quick note, three new DVD companies made their presence known to the DVD community recently by announcing their first releases Digital Disc Entertainment, Fox Lorber and Silver Screen Collector's Edition.
Digital Disc Entertainment & Fox Lorber will have product on the market shortly, while Silver Screen already had several releases in stores last week. Please see our "Coming Distractions" section for full listings.
What in the world is Divx you ask? Why, it's probably the the vilest, most evil, slimiest idea ever hatched for the home video industry. Here...read the write-up that appeared in last Tuesday's Los Angeles Times:
I urge you all to boycott this system with all your might, just as many studios and retailers are already doing. Let Disney, Universal, Paramount, DreamWorks and Digital Video Express know your thoughts by writing POLITE letters to them stating your opposition to Divx (remember, nasty letters get you nowhere...).
I can only hope that when Divx crashes, that it takes Circuit City with it into oblivion. Good riddance to both!
As many of you are undoubtedly aware of, a significant portion of Republic Home Video is now owned by Paramount. Many of you have been wondering how this new ownership will affect the release of Republic's upcoming DVD titles, especially in light of their recent cancellation of Night Falls on Manhattan.
The new policy regarding DVD titles apparently affects Republic's rental titles only, thus the cancellation notice for Night Falls on Manhattan. All currently-scheduled sell-through titles are still on the schedule, including Highlander: Director's Cut, Highlander 2: Renegade Version, Stephen King's Thinner and others.
SUPPORT OF DVD FORMAT!!!
Yes...you read the headline right...on Thursday, September 4, Disney officially announced their intention of releasing DVD titles as soon as Christmas this year. Here is Disney's official press release from PRNewswire:
Reuters News had even more information:
Well, folks, that's about it for now, and it looks like DVD is here to stay! As soon as we hear any more news -- or any specific title information -- you can be sure we'll let you know.
(Please don't write us asking about any further information or title availability -- as soon as titles are announced, they'll be listed in the DVD "Coming Distractions" section.)
BIRTHDAY SALE CONTINUES!
Those of you looking for some terrific laserdisc bargains should visit the Lumivision website. In celebration of their 9th Anniversary, Lumivision is selling numerous catalog laserdisc titles for as low as $6.99 each. That's right...$6.99!!! Sale prices are good until September 26, 1997.
The following titles are priced at $6.99 each:
The following title is priced at $15.99 each:
The following titles are priced at $29.99 each:
The following title is priced at $39.99 each:
The following title is priced at $59.99 each:
The following laserdisc titles were cancelled during the month of September 1997:
The following DVD titles were cancelled during the month of September 1997:
The following laserdisc titles were discontinued during the month of September 1997:
Last Updated: 11/30/97