================================================ Divx Direct - April 7, 1999 ============================ Headlines In This Issue: **Hot New Releases** **Advance Ordering - Reserve Your Copy Now** **Movies Released For DivxSilver Conversion!** **This Week In Theaters** **Great Expectations for Gwyneth** **Divx Trivia Game** ================= Hot New Releases ================= MEET JOE BLACK Brad Pitt and Academy Award(R)-winner Anthony Hopkins enter into a most unusual gentleman's agreement when Death decides to learn more about life. Wealthy media tycoon William Parrish (Hopkins) leads a charmed existence until Death (Pitt) comes calling with an extraordinary proposition - he'll delay Bill's imminent demise in exchange for a tour of life. Innocent, enigmatic and often hilarious, Joe (Pitt) disrupts Bill's world of privilege and corporate intrigue. But when he falls for Bill's beautiful daughter (Claire Forlani), Joe threatens to change the rules. Now Bill must fight not for his future, but for those he loves in this bittersweet tale of life and death. Rated PG-13 BELOVED Oprah Winfrey and Danny Glover play the unforgettable lead roles in a powerful, widely acclaimed cinematic triumph from Jonathan Demme - the Academy Award(r)-winning director of "The Silence of the Lambs"! On a difficult journey to find freedom, Sethe (Winfrey) is constantly confronted by the secrets that have haunted her for years. Then, an old friend from out of her past (Glover) unexpectedly reenters her life. With his help, Sethe may finally be able to rediscover who she is and regain her lost sense of hope. You'll agree with critics everywhere who've hailed this landmark adaptation of Toni Morrison's Pulitzer Prize-winning novel as one of the year's finest films! Rated R Visit http://www.divx.com/divx_direct.htm to order this and other great new movies now! ============================= Other New Releases - 4/6/99 ============================= A Soldier's Daughter Never Cries (R) Visit http://www.divx.com/divx_direct.htm to order this 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. 4/20/99* The Siege (R) Simon Birch (PG-13) 4/27/99* At First Sight (PG-13) 5/4/99* BABE Pig in the City (G) 5/11/99* Best Men (R) Evidence Of Blood (PG-13) High Art (R) Velvet Goldmine (R) 5/18/99* A Cool, Dry Place (PG-13) Holy Man (PG) The Impostors (R) 5/25/99* >From Dusk Till Dawn 2: Texas Blood Money (R) Monument Ave. (R) *Release dates are subject to change without notice. Advance orders are shipped to arrive on or about the release date. =========================================== Movies Released For DivxSilver Conversion! =========================================== You can now convert your copy of these movies to unlimited play (DivxSilver): Now Available: Children of the Revolution (R) The House of Yes (R) Krippendorf's Tribe (PG-13) The Last Dance (R) Mrs. Brown (PG) Washington Square (PG) The Wings of the Dove (R) ====================== This Week In Theaters ====================== Premiering this Friday, April 9, in theaters everywhere is Drew Barrymore's hilarious new romantic comedy from Fox 2000 Pictures, "Never Been Kissed." "Never Been Kissed" features Barrymore as the brainy-but-geeky Josie, a copy editor on her first assignment as a reporter - to go undercover as a student at a Chicago high school! Now the inexperienced-in-life 25-year-old Josie (who never, as she laments, has really been kissed) must relive her horrific adolescence, negotiate high school's social and emotional land mines, and figure out a potential new love... all while trying to write her first big story as a reporter! Don't miss "Never Been Kissed" star Drew Barrymore in these movies available NOW on DIVX!: Bad Girls Best Men (Coming May 11th!) Ever After Everyone Says I Love You Scream Also catch co-star David Arquette in these great movies, also on Divx: Scream Scream 2 Visit http://www.divx.com/divx_direct.htm to order these movies now! =============================== Great Expectations for Gwyneth =============================== It seems that since she won this year's Academy Award(r) for Best Actress, fans just can't seem to get enough of Gwyneth Paltrow. This talented young actress has showbiz in her blood. Her mother is actress Blythe Danner, who has appeared in the movie "The X-Files" (on Divx) and is starring in this summer's upcoming "Love Letters." Her father is producer/director Bruce Paltrow. Born September 28, 1972 in Los Angeles, she attended the University of California Santa Barbara and got her start in the Williamstown Theater in Massachusetts. First seen in 1991 on the big screen with John Travolta in "Shout" and as the young Wendy in "Hook," she soon after appeared in the films "Malice," "Mrs. Parker and the Vicious Circle," and "Jefferson in Paris." In 1995, she played the wife of sleuth Brad Pitt in "Seven," and began an offscreen, well-publicized, short-lived romance with Pitt. She achieved considerable critical and popular acclaim as the meddlesome, sharp-tongued, yet lovable title character Emma Woodhouse in the film adaptation of the Jane Austen novel "Emma" (available on Divx). She went on to star with David Schwimmer (TV's "Friends") in the romantic comedy "The Pallbearer" (available on Divx), and early last year she starred in a modern recreation of the Charles Dickens novel "Great Expectations" (also available on Divx). Her crowning achievement thus far has been, of course, winning a Best Actress Oscar(r) for her leading role in 1999's Best Picture Oscar(r) winner "Shakespeare In Love" (as well as ending another offscreen romance with co-star Ben Affleck). Later this year she will appear in the film "Duets," directed by none other than her father, Bruce Paltrow. Order "Emma," "The Pallbearer," and "Great Expectations," on Divx at http://www.divx.com/divx_direct.htm ================= 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 1) Born in Beirut, Lebanon to an English mother and a Hawaiian-Chinese father, raised in Australia and Canada, this young actor got his start in Toronto's Second City improv group. He appears in the Divx movies "Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventure," "Chain Reaction," "Point Break," "Speed," and "A Walk in the Clouds." Who is he? 2) This ruggedly handsome actor/director/producer led a restless early life, first following his father all over the West Coast pumping gas during the Depression and then working as a logger and steel-furnace stoker. After four years in the Army Special Services he got his break as an actor on the television series "Rawhide." He can be seen in the Divx movies "The Beguiled," "Escape From Alcatraz," "For a Few Dollars More," "Hang 'em High," "High Plains Drifter," and "Joe Kidd." Who is he? 3) A recent Academy Award(r) nominee, this likable everyman actor/director/producer also wandered around California as a youth following his father, an itinerant cook. After majoring in theater in college and early theater work in New York, he got his first national exposure on the television sitcom "Bosom Buddies." He can be seen in the Divx movies "Apollo 13," "Bachelor Party," "Big," "that thing you do!" (which he also directed), and "Turner & Hooch." Who is he? 4) "Meet Joe Black," released this week on Divx, stars a handsome young blond from Oklahoma who made a strong impression as the young lover of Geena Davis in "Thelma and Louise" and received an Oscar(r) nomination and a Golden Globe award for his manic, offbeat performance in Terry Gilliam's "12 Monkeys." Who is he? 5) Also released this week on Divx, "Beloved" stars this likable, versatile character and leading man. Another native Californian, he received his training at the Black Actors Workshop of the American Conservatory Theater and made his movie debut playing an inmate in "Escape From Alcatraz." He can also be seen in other Divx movies such as "Gone Fishin'" and "Pure Luck." Who is he? These movies and more are available NOW on Divx! Visit http://www.divx.com/trivia.htm to order today! ================================ For more information about Divx ================================ For more information about Divx, please visit our website at http://www.divx.com, or e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org. If you received our newsletter from a friend and would like to receive your own copy, please visit our website at http://www.divx.com and fill in the information under "Get Our Newsletter." If you do not wish to receive this weekly newsletter, go to http://www.divx.com/index_contact_divx.htm, and select the "Remove Your Name From Our Mailing List" link.