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- August 20, 2001
- Sci-Fi Continues to Become a Reality
- The Simpsons Coming to
- Release Charts: Animated, Anime,
and FX DVDs
- News Link of the Day -
Mystery Girl Versus Creepy Vampires
to Become a Reality
(by digitalmediafx.com) The saying that "yesterday's sci-fi is tomorrow's
reality" continues to be true as information was released about U.S.
and Britain projects to create Star Trek like shields to protect their
vehicles. The special effect shields that play prominent roles in most
space-based futuristic movies are being developed to protect new
According to The Guardian
Unlimited (a U.K. publication), when a missile hits a tank, the new technology,
"would sever optical cables in the mat below the tank's outer plastic
cover. This would trigger sensors to activate electrical capacitors inside
the tank which would send a mighty electrical current surging through
the metal coils at the base of the smart armour...Essentially, electromagnets
would be used to dissipate the energy of an anti-tank missile or shell,
like the force shields that protect the fictional Starship Enterprise."
The "force field"
technology isn't the only major advancement taking place. Scientists are
also encouraged by early results in creating teleportation systems.
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Simpsons Coming to DVD!
(by digitalmediafx.com) Fox is releasing the entire first season of
The Simpson's onto DVD on September 25, 2001. The first complete season
consists of the following 13 episodes:
"Bart the Genius"
"Theres No Disgrace Like Home"
"Bart the General"
"The Telltale Head"
"Simpsons Roasting on an Open Fire"
"Call of the Simpsons"
"Homers Night Out"
"Life in the Fast Lane"
"Krusty Gets Busted"
"The Crepes of Wrath"
In addition there
are several bonus features, including:
Some Enchanted: Original Script
Unaired Episode with Optional Commentary
Animatic: Bart the General w/Commentary, Albert Brooks
America's First Family BBC Special
Bart T-shirt Controversy ABC News
Tracy Ulman: Good Night Simpsons
Foreign Language Clips (7)
Early Sketches (Still Gallery-100)
12 stills and magazine covers
Bart the Genius: Original Script
Bart the General: Original Script
Moaning Lisa: Original Script
here for information on preordering The Simpsons DVD.
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Animated, Anime, and FX DVDs
(by digitalmediafx.com) After a slow week last week things are picking
up with a selection of new FX, animated, and anime DVDs as listed below:
(1984 - FX)
The First Movie (1999 - animated/anime)
The Movie 2000 (2000 - animated/anime)
3: The Movie 2001 (2001 - animated/anime)
Movie Collection (animated/anime)
1/2 - Random Rhapsody - Demon From Jusenkyo Vol.4 (anime)
Spookiest Tales (animation)
2 (1997 - animated)
3: The Ultimate Battle (1999 - animated)
Ultimate Spawn Collection (animated)
Amazon.com is now
accepting pre-orders for the Shrek 2-Disc DVD. Click
also accepting pre-orders for The Phantom Menace DVD. Click
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News Link of the
Day - Mystery Girl Versus Creepy Vampires
According to the New
"You don't have
to be familiar with the convoluted pop mythology behind the Japanese anime
film 'Blood: The Last Vampire' to appreciate some aspects of a movie that
seems destined for cult status. Anyone who desires to explore its world,
which is really a genre-within-a-genre, is advised to do a little homework..."
here for the full story. (may require free registration)
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