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 |  Jan 25, 1998  |  0 comments

Just in case you were planning to use your computer for watching and possibly copying DVD movies in the near future, Compaq Computer Corporation, Gateway 2000 Inc., Hewlett-Packard Company, IBM Corporation, Micron Electronics, Inc., and Packard Bell/NEC are now licensed to incorporate Macrovision's DVD analog copy-protection technology in their personal-computer products.

 |  Jan 25, 1998  |  0 comments

The <A HREF="http://www.cema.org">Consumer Electronics Manufacturers Association</A> (CEMA) this week expressed concern over cable provider TCI's plans to transmit only signals that fall below the threshold of HDTV.

Joe Leydon  |  Jan 12, 1998  |  0 comments

D<I>VD. Anna Magnani, Aldo Fabrizi, Marcello Pagliero, Maria Michi. Directed by Roberto Rossellini. Aspect ratio: 4:3. Dolby Digital. 105 minutes. 1945. Image Entertainment ID4102DSDVD. Not rated. $29.95.</I>

Barry Willis  |  Jan 04, 1998  |  0 comments

Mother always said TV would rot your brain. Now there's proof.

Joe Leydon  |  Jan 04, 1998  |  0 comments

D<I>VD. Werner Krauss, Conrad Veidt, Friedrich Feher, Lil Dagover. Directed by Robert Wiene. Aspect ratio 4:3. Dolby Digital. 72 minutes. 1919. Image Entertainment ID4099DSDVD. Not rated. $29.95.</I>

Derek Germano  |  Jan 03, 1998  |  0 comments

S<I>ean Connery, Donald Sutherland, Lesley-Anne Down. Directed by Michael Crichton. Aspect ratio: 1.85:1 (letterbox). Dolby Digital 5.1 (French, monaural). 111 minutes. 1979. MGM Home Entertainment 907149. PG. $24.98.</I>

Barry Willis  |  Jan 02, 1998  |  0 comments

The holiday season was a big one for the Digital Versatile Disc. VideoScan, which tracks the sales of more than 16,000 video retail businesses, reports that almost three million DVDs were sold in the five weeks leading up to the New Year, accompanied by equally brisk sales of players. The new format entered its second official year as the fastest-growing new medium in history.

 |  Dec 21, 1997  |  0 comments

Panasonic AVC American Laboratories, Inc. (PAVCAL) announced December 18th that it has completed development of the world's first single-chip device that will be able to decode digital television video signals and format them for display when America's new, all-digital broadcasting service begins in the fall of 1998.

Joe Leydon  |  Dec 21, 1997  |  0 comments

D<I>VD Farley Granger, Ruth Roman, Robert Walker, Leo G. Carroll. Directed by Alfred Hitchcock. Aspect ratio 4:3. Dolby Digital. Two sides: Side A, Hollywood Version, 101 minutes; Side B, British Version, 103 minutes. 1951. Warner Home Video 15324. Hollywood version: not rated; British version: PG. $24.98.

Barry Willis  |  Dec 18, 1997  |  0 comments

Did you know that William Shakespeare, with 329 film titles to his credit, is the most prolific screenwriter of all time? Neither did I. Did you know that Mel Blanc---the voice of Bugs Bunny, Porky Pig, Elmer Fudd, Tweety Bird, etc.---is the most prolific film actor of all time, with an astounding 672 titles to his credit? Neither did I. Did you know that D.W. Griffith's total of 545 films makes him the most prolific director ever? Neither did I. Did you know he was also the third most prolific screenwriter, with 222 scripts? Did you know that silent-film star Mary Pickford appeared in more movies (238) than any other actress? Have you ever even <i>heard</i> of Julia Caesar, whose 135 film appearances make her the 20th most prolific screen actress of all time? Neither had I.

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