LATEST ADDITIONS

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Josef Krebs Posted: Dec 07, 2005 0 comments

Film Special Editions

Ben-Hur Collector's Edition (Warner, 4 discs)

Sin City Recut & Extended Edition (Dimension, 2 discs)

The Sound of Music 40th Anniversary Edition (20th Century Fox, 2 discs)

Ken Richardson Posted: Dec 07, 2005 0 comments

Need more than the boxes and Christmas discs we gave you? Clip this list and get nutcrackin'!

BOXES:

Bruce Springsteen's Born to Run: 30th Anniversary Edition (Columbia, 1 CD, 2 DVDs), with new remastering plus 1975 gig and more.

Geoffrey Morrison Posted: Dec 07, 2005 6 comments
I’m sure more that a few of you watch The Daily Show. If you don’t, I don’t care why not so don’t tell me. In case you missed it, Monday’s show had Jimmy Carter (yes, that Jimmy Carter). At one point he mentioned he had TiVo, and used it to record The Daily Show to watch during the day. I’m not sure what I found more fascinating, that an 80 year old would have TiVo and know how to use it, or that an ex-President would have TiVo and know how to use it. I don’t care what your politics are, that is just cool.
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Darryl Wilkinson Posted: Dec 07, 2005 0 comments
The era of scratched CD-Rs (and soon CD-RWs plus all flavors of DVD recordables) could be at hand. Scratch-Less Disc Industries has announced that their Scratch-Less optical discs are now available "at various retail outlets throughout the country and online at major Internet retailers."
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Darryl Wilkinson Posted: Dec 07, 2005 0 comments
If you ever wanted to take the latest episode of "Law & Order" with you to watch while traveling on a train/plane/bus/camel caravan, you now have reason to rejoice. (You'll also be ecstatic to know that it'll only cost you $1.99 per episode - although that doesn't include the cost of one of Apple's newest iPods.)
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Aimee Giron Posted: Dec 06, 2005 Published: Dec 07, 2005 0 comments
Tune in to afternoon TV, and you're bound to run into a slew of children's programming. You may notice a tremendous presence of shows that look very similar to those native to Japan. Anime sagas such as Cowboy Bebop and Sailor Moon, as well as films by anime gurus such as Hayao Miyazaki (Spirited Away, Nausicaä of the Valley of the Winds), have been around for several decades in the East; however, the genre is still relatively new to the American audience. There is no doubt that the influence of Japanese anime is on the rise. We had the opportunity to speak to one of the most innovative Japanese filmmakers, Satoshi Kon, a man known for his extraordinary vision and ability to take his audience by surprise.
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Rachel Weintraub Posted: Dec 06, 2005 Published: Dec 07, 2005 0 comments
Getting your videocassettes with the times.

I admit it: I'm a recording junkie. For years, I recorded my favorite TV shows on VHS videotape, only to watch them gather dust in the garage. Now that I have a DVR and a DVD recorder, what use have I for those clanky, cranky cassettes? Actually, more than you might think; some of those cassettes have irreplaceable moments from my TV-watching past, moments I'd rather not lose as the tape disintegrates with age.

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Michael Antonoff Posted: Dec 06, 2005 0 comments

Family gatherings are always a convenient excuse to pull out the camcorder and start shooting. If you thought your choice of weaponry was confined to the 10-year-old MiniDV tape format, guess again. You'd be ignoring two of the hottest trends of the last few years: hard-disk recording and high-definition TV. It's not your fault.

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Ken Korman Posted: Dec 06, 2005 0 comments
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Flash memory's time has come. Previously popular only in low-capacity MP3 players and digital cameras, the iPod nano seems destined to take this solid-state medium to a new level.

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