Links to Sites of Interest
Disc Reviews
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DVD Authority
Reviews on what appear to be primarily mainstream discs. Guarantees at least three reviews a day.
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DVD Cult
Reviews on cult cinema discs, especially of the horror and martial arts variety.
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DVD Drive-In
Announcements and reviews of horror, exploitation, and other drive-in-type fare, including features from AIP, Hammer, and Orion.
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DVD Review
Disc reviews, title announcements, and general DVD-related news.
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Films on Disc
General DVD review site.
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Gore Zone
Reviews and announcements of horror DVDs.
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Horror DVD Talk
Review site and discussion forum for aficionados of horror DVDs, with an emphasis on obscure B-grade titles.
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House of Horrors
Reviews and announcements of horror DVDs.
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The Cinema Laser
DVD reviews and announcements.
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The DVD Verdict
Disc reviews, styled along the lines of a court.
 
DVD Labels
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Anchor Bay Entertainment
Well-known producer of collector editions of lesser-known titles. Renowned for their transfer quality.
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Blue Underground
Relatively new producer of definitive versions of "guilty pleasure" titles, with a fast-growing reputation for superlative quality.
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The Criterion Collection
Dedicated to "a continuing series of important classic and contemporary films, is dedicated to gathering the greatest films from around the world and publishing them in editions that offer the highest technical quality and award-winning, original supplements." Criterion's stellar reputation for quality was established during the laserdisc era, and their releases will often become the definitive ones.
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Elite Entertainment
Small label specializing in quality collector versions of sci-fi and horror titles, including a "Drive-In" series consisting of double-feature discs styled in the fashion of the old drive-ins of the 1950s and 1960s.
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Home Vision Entertainment
Publisher and distributor of "independent and world movies" on DVD, on "a wide array of genres," which include action adventures, comedies, documentaries, and foreign. Also a distributor for the Criterion Collection and the Merchant Ivory Collection.
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Image Entertainment
Another label noted for its quality collector discs, including sci-fi, horror, music-related, and silent-era.
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Kino International
Independent theatrical and video distribution company. DVD releases span a wide range of genres, including silent, foreign, and special interest.
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Lions Gate Entertainment
Film studio and DVD label, offering many popular titles spanning a variety of genres.
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Other Cinema
"...provides an alternative platform for the distribution of extraordinary film works. We celebrate peculiar visions and offbeat sensibilities, drawn from the contemporary underground as well as the archives."
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Something Weird Video
Offers what is perhaps the greatest selection available of exploitation cinema on DVD. Offers many rare titles once thought to have been lost.
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Synapse Films
Small, but very capable label which produces high-quality collector editions of indie, sci-fi, and horror titles.
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Strand Releasing
Independent label specializing in art house, and gay & lesbian cinema.
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Timewarp Films
Independent filmmaker specializing in B-horror and sci-fi.
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VCI Entertainment
Well-established independent label, "dedicated to the restoration of rare, out-of-print and obscure films."
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Ventura Distribution
A larger independent label, with product offerings that include "feature films, anime, classic television, cult and foreign films, documentaries, sports, family entertainment, inspirational, music, and video fitness and other specialty product lines."
 
General Film-Related
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American Film Institute
In its own words, "the nation's preeminent arts organization dedicated to advancing and preserving the art of the moving image." Also the source of several famous "Top 100" lists for various categories, including classics, comedy, and action.
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The American Widescreen Museum
Bills itself as the Internet's largest film technology resource. Contains histories on the development of widescreen film systems, color film technology, and sound systems.
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The Astounding B-Monster
A wealth of information on B-films, including sci-fi, horror, and cult. Features include reviews, interviews, bios, and history.
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The Back To The Future DVD Saga
A thorough history of both official announcements and rumors regarding the release of the elusive Back To The Future Trilogy to DVD.
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Banned: The Video Nasties List
A listing of horror films banned or censored in the UK by the British Board of Film Censors.
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British Film Institute
"Discover the Bigger Bigger Picture" at the BFI, which hosts a variety of film-related resources, including news, film facts, educational resources, archives, and an online magazine.
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The Drive-In Theater Site
Site devoted to drive-in theater history. Includes a list of drive-in theaters both past and present, as well as assorted memorabilia, including vintage concession commercials.
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Exhumed Films Presentations
Specializes in "dead" films that are brought back into circulation.
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Fangoria
Online site for well-known horror cinema magazine. Includes news, events, and online store.
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Future Movies UK
British movie review and filmmaking website, which includes an ample DVD section.
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Hammerweb
The official Web site of England's legendary Hammer studio.
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Hollywood.com
A general film-related site with industry news, theater showings and times, reviews, and celebrity articles.
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How Film Is Transferred To Video
Tutorials and explanations concerning the ways in which films are formatted for home video.
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The Internet Movie Database
The biggest, most popular database on the Internet for almost anything related to film or TV. If you're searching for information on a film, TV show, performer, director, producer, or even cast/crew, this is the place to start looking.
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Indie-Underground.com
Independent and underground video sales, promotions, and film reviews. Bills itself as having "the best movies you were never meant to see." Unfortunately, most of their offerings appear to be VHS.
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Masters of Cinema
Cinemaphiles organization which seeks "to bring pertinent information together in one place for aficionados of World Cinema. There are no advertisements, no backhanders, and we have no shareholders to please."
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Movie Crazy
The official Web site of the famous film historian and reviewer Leonard Maltin.
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The Mamie Van Doren Home Page.
The official Web site of the Fifties and Sixties B-movie actress.
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The National Film Preservation Board
The film preservation branch of the Library of Congress; has a National Film Registry for which visitors can nominate films of special artistic or historical signicance.
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The Official MGM James Bond Site
MGM's official site for news and information regarding the James Bond films and their releases on home video, including DVD.
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The Pitt Of Horror
The official Web site of Ingrid Pitt, of Hammer Film Productions fame. Includes a fan club, photo gallery, online store, and calendar of Countess Dracula's upcoming personal appearances.
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Sarah-Douglas.com
Devoted to actress Sarah Douglas, of Superman I & II, V: The Final Battle, and Falcon Crest fame.
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Susan Ward Hangout
Yahoo! club for fans of actress Susan Ward, whose credits include The In Crowd and Sunset Beach. Features a discussion forum, chatroom, and a photo gallery.
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A Tribute to Frances Farmer
Perhaps the Web's most comprehensive site dealing with the late actress Frances Farmer.
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Watch Family Guy Online
Free streaming video of Family Guy episodes online, as well as a Family Guy episode guide and episode list.
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Watch NCIS Online
Free streaming video of NCIS episodes online, as well as an NCIS episode guide and episode list.
 
Home Video History
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Cartrivision--The First Home VCR System
A photo of the Cartrivision system, the first VCR aimed at the home market. Had its backers had the long-term commitment to see the product through, it could have revolutionized how viewing material is distributed to the public.
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CED Magic
History and details of RCA's alternative to laserdisc, CED (Capacitance Electronic Disc), sold from 1981 to 1984, and which operated along the same lines as a record player, hence its nickname of "Needlevision".
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MCA DiscoVision - The World on a Silver Platter
A site devoted to MCA DiscoVision, the 12-inch optical disc format that later became known as laserdisc, the premiere home video format for many years. Contents include a history, a FAQ, and a list of titles produced under the MCA DiscoVision brand.
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Recording Technology History
A timeline detailing high points in the history of video and audio recording technology.
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The Ultimate Betamax Site
A very thorough and comprehensive collection of information related to the Betamax VCR system.
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The World's Earliest Television Recordings
Television pioneer John Logie Baird's Phonovision system for recording and playback of television broadcasts. Believe it or not, this system was developed in the 1920s, and was based on 78RPM phonograph records!
 
Home Theater and DVD
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80's Movie Gateway
A site devoted to '80s films, with a strong DVD component.
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AVS Forum
An excellent forum dedicated to audiovisual hardware, and one of the best places to go for advice on setting up a home theater computer (HTPC).
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Digital Film Forum
Discussion forum with focus on calibration and proper use of sophisticated home theater equipment.
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DVD Corner
Very professionally laid out hobby site. Contains news, reviews, and DVD and film trivia.
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The DVD FAQ
The most important and best known FAQ on DVD technical matters, by the author of DVD Demystified. If you have a question regarding anything to do with DVD technology, this is one of the first places in which to look for an answer!
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The DVD File
One of the top sites for DVD and industry news. Often the breaking source of title announcements.
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DVD Player
Consists of a large collection of links to DVD, Divx, DivX, and other sites related to home video.
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DVD Regions Map
Nice map showing the breakdown of the various DVD Regions.
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DVD Talk
One of the most popular DVD sites on the Internet, DVD Talk is jam-packed with DVD-related content, including release news, specials and coupons, reviews, and a very busy discussion forum.
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HTMarket.com
Online retailer of home theater accessories - carries a wide variety of merchandise ranging from posters and frames to reproduction soft drink vending machines.
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Imaging Science Foundation
An organization involved in the setting of display standards, and in its official words, "is dedicated to improving the quality of electronic imaging." Famous for its training and certification for display calibrationists.
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Laserdisc Home Page
Blam Entertainment's laserdisc resource page, which contains a wealth of information on the venerable 12-inch analog platters, including a guide to players, disc manufacturer logos and mint marks, and links to other laserdisc-related sites.
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Pacific Custom Cable Forum
Forum for Seattle-area computer- and audio/visual-cable manufacturer. Users may post questions related to computer and audio/visual cabling, with no registration required.
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Remote Central
Information on sophisticated universal remotes used in home theater systems.
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The Star Wars DVD Waiting Page
Star Wars hobby site with a theme of counting down to the official release date of all six Star Wars films to the premiere home video format.
 
Miscellaneous
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Panasonic A110 Series Problems
A rich and thorough collection of data regarding the myriad of bugs and defects associated with the Panasonic A110-series.
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DVD Cases from US Plastic
The DVD cases page for US Plastic, where a variety of different keepcase designs are offered for sale to the general public, in both single and bulk quantities.
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