Discs Are Rated
April 17th, 2001
200 Reviews, New Video Game Reviews, New
Contest, New Logo New DVD Reviews, New Press Releases (well,
they're always new), Weekend Box Office
Phew! Big update this week! First and formost (you may
have noticed this last week), DVDlaunch.com now has 200
Reviews in its database. In our first month we had 100
reviews, and it took us another six months to get another
100. Heh... well, its still a great accomplishment. I'd like
to thank my hardworking staff for their reviews, because
without them, we wouldn't be able to get to this mark. So I
thank them and look foward to more of their hard work and
dedication to the site.
Next up, we have a new contest up for you to enter.
Dreamworks was quite nice this month, as they are sponsering
the contest for
Legend Of Bagger Vance (click that link to read a review
by yours truly). We have six copies to give away as well as
an autograph of Joel Gretsch (he played Bobby Jones in the
film). This was a really, really underrated movie of 2000,
so be sure to
win a great DVD (and possibly autograph) for your
collection. Thanks again Dreamworks.
Ah, some new reviews! Anthony D. has caused quite a
while I took a look at Fox's upcoming
Each are great discs that are certainly worth your time.
Come back this week as I hopefully have the Rocky Boxed Set
Some more new reviews... this time in the video game
department. Angelo C. takes a look at the original (and now
Hawk's Pro Skater for PSone, while I check out
Mario update for Nintendo 64 and
Tilt 'n' Tumble for Game Boy Color. As you know, the
game section isn't updated so often, but I'm trying my best
to build a good review section, so look for quite a few more
New contest, new reviews... new logo? That's right, I
decided to spice things up a bit with a new logo (see the
top of the page). It's decent, at best in my opinion. Maybe
I'll create a new logo soon... I guess what bothers me is
the color scheme of the rockets. Oh well... it's not as
plain now, and enjoy. Be sure to send feedback if you like
it or hate it. I guess it's sort of a work in progress
logo... it's more creative, but not as good as it could be.
Send suggestions... maybe a contest in the near future for a
new logo sounds good too... hmm...
As you may have heard, New Line Cinema is changing
they're home video name from New Line Home Video to New Line
Home Entertainment. In addition, New Line is launching a new
series of DVDs, I guess a new Platinum Series of sorts. As
we all know, New Line puts out some of the best discs in the
industry, and I'm sure this new line won't disappoint.
Infinifilm is their
new line, and it looks quite impressive. The first title for
the line is Thirteen Days (an incredible movie in its
own right, and I felt it was really snubbed for major
awards). I'm looking quite foward to this release, as it
offers some in-depth supplements, a historical commentary, a
commentary with Kevin Costner, David Self, Michael De Luca
and Roger Donaldson, deleted scenes and a whole lot more.
The two disc set also has DTS and Dolby Digital 5.1 sound...
looks like New Line is raising the benchmark in DVDs yet
again. Be sure to check out the site, you won't be
disappointed. It's all yours for 26.99 and will be out July
10th... I'm in line right now.
Another title that I have been anticipating and I'm sure
some of you too is Best In Show. The final specs have
just been announced, and I'm glad Christopher Guest and
company is going to be involved. There will be seventeen
(yay!) deleted scenes, a commentary with Guest, Eugene Levy
and some other members of the cast, as well as the trailer
plus Dolby Digital 5.1 sound, anamorphic widescreen and full
frame transfers. Just another four weeks... (May 15th).
Finally to end one huge update is last weekend's box
office. Spy Kids once again held the number one spot
with 12.5 million, and in second was Along Came A
Spider (again) with 11.5. In third was Bridget
Jones's Diary with 10.7 million, which also had a big
opening in the UK this very past weekend. Joe Dirt
and Blow tied with 8 million a piece, with
Kingdom Come in sixth with 7.5, a pretty decent
opening. However, Josie And The Pussycats tanked with
4.5 million, and since last Wednesday's opening, it's only
cashed in 6.5 (all that hype for nothing). Pokémon
3: The Movie came in eight with 2.7 million, a clear
sign the franchise is pretty dead. Rounding out nine and
ten with 2.6 million were Enemy At The Gates and
Someone Like You.
Phew... long update today. See you next time everyone!
- Zach B.