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HT Staff Posted: May 29, 2003 0 comments
DVD: Die Another Day—MGM/UA
Video: 5
Audio: 5
Extras: 5
Forty years, 20 movies, and five Bonds. Technically, Die Another Day is the 22nd Bond film, as MGM/UA doesn't count the unofficial Never Say Never Again and Casino Royale. Die Another Day is one of the best in years, with picturesque locations, great action, and lots of special effects. Unfortunately, the dialogue seems to have been written by a 13-year-old boy. It's heinous and painful. Every line that doesn't directly relate to the plot is a brutally bad sexual innuendo. Not clever, just stupid. The plot is pure Bond, though, as the son of a North Korean general harnesses the sun's power to destroy all of the land mines that separate North and South Korea so that he can take over the country.
Joel Brinkley Posted: May 28, 2003 0 comments

As I write this, the annual Consumer Electronics Show is nearly upon us. While HDTV remains the big story in home theater, DVD still commands a lot of attention. And one sure hot-ticket item is the "universal" DVD player—one that plays most audio and video formats, particularly DVD-Audio and SACD. While we expect to see new universal player contenders at CES 2003, there are already several models on the market to choose from. Pioneer was first, with the DV-47A. Marantz followed up a few months later with the DV-8300. And now, from Integra (a division of Onkyo), we have the DPS-8.3.

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Thomas J. Norton Posted: May 28, 2003 0 comments

<I>Matt Damon, Franka Potente, Chris Cooper, Clive Owen, Brian Cox, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje. Directed by Doug Liman. Aspect ratio: 2.35:1 (anamorphic). Dolby Digital 5.1 (English, French), DTS 5.1 (English). 119 minutes. 2002. Universal 21551. PG-13. $26.98.</I>

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Robert Deutsch Posted: May 28, 2003 0 comments

<I>Natalie Wood, Richard Beymer, Rita Moreno, George Chakiris, Russ Tamblyn. Directed by Robert Wise and Jerome Robbins. Aspect ratio: 2.20: 1 (anamorphic). Dolby Digital 5.1 (English), 1.0 (Spanish), 1.0 (French). Two discs. 152 minutes. 1961. MGM 1004353. NR. $39.98.</I>

Thomas J. Norton Posted: May 28, 2003 0 comments

Founded just a few years ago, Revel has rapidly developed a reputation as a speaker company to reckon with. Its designs have been consistently praised by reviewers and sought by audiophiles. Revel's speakers aren't cheap, but, as they say in the movie business, the budget is all up there on the screen&mdash;or, in this case, in the sound.

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Al Griffin Posted: May 26, 2003 0 comments

Photos by Tony Cordoza

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HT Staff Posted: May 26, 2003 0 comments
San Francisco, CA—May 2003—The Home Entertainment 2003 Show and Primedia are giving away a full home theater system valued at $15,000!
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Posted: May 26, 2003 0 comments

San Francisco, CA&mdash;May 2003&mdash;The Home Entertainment 2003 Show and Primedia are giving away a full home theater system valued at $15,000!

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HT Staff Posted: May 25, 2003 0 comments
The Home Entertainment Show highlights the best of the best in home entertainment. With over 250 exhibitors, 80 demonstration rooms, an exciting live music program and in-depth seminars, it is the largest and most comprehensive event of its kind! Learn the latest about HDTV, SACD, DVD-Audio, DVD, surround sound, 2-channel audio, and more. Click here for a list of exihibitors.
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Posted: May 25, 2003 0 comments

Joel Brinkley lights up the 60-inch <A HREF="http://www.guidetohometheater.com/showarchives.cgi?119">Zenith P60W26P high-definition plasma monitor</A> and suggests that, even at $15,000, this flat screen is a deal. JB finds the new one, unlike its predecessor, delivers the video goods.

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