Media FX News Archives
- September 26, 2001
- Enhanced Dragon's Lair CD
- Jurassic Park
3 Collector's Edition DVD Info
- Final Weekend Box Office
- News Link of the Day
- Eisner Hopes for a Fairy Tale Ending at His Magic Kingdom
Dragon's Lair CD in Production
(by digitalmediafx.com) Don Bluth's popular Dragon's Lair game
is being rereleased to CD-ROM on October 3 with enhancements and
new features. The development of the CD-ROM is being handled by
Digital Leisure and promises to include, "original arcade
features never before included."
- the original
circuitry control through software dip switches
levels of difficulty
are numerous extras such as the "watch" feature, which
enables owners to relax and enjoy the vibrant animation. Owners
can also gain unique insight and perspective on the game's history
through historical interviews with the game's creators, which
are also accessible through the watch feature.
Leisure is doing a spectacular job in allowing everyone to play
the Dragon's Lair as they loved it in the arcades," said
Dragon's Lair co-creator Don Bluth. "Its so nice to see that
it has such a special place in people's hearts around the world!"
is one of three video games on display in the prestigious Smithsonian
Institution, along with Pong and Pac Man. It is known as one of
the most influential games in video game history
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Park 3 Collector's Edition DVD Info
digitalmediafx.com) Jurassic Park 3 is coming to DVD on
December 11, 2001. There will be a special Collector's Edition
DVD that will include over 10 hours of bonus material including
a detailed behind the scenes look at the creation of the movie.
Park 3 Collectors Edition DVD, available in both widescreen
and full frame versions, will be priced at $26.98 suggested retail
and the VHS, at $22.98 SRP. In addition, a 4-disc "Jurassic
Park Trilogy Collection" which includes Jurassic Park,
The Lost World, Jurassic Park 3, and an exclusive bonus disc,
"Beyond Jurassic Park," will be priced at $75.98.
As a special
incentive, consumers who purchase Jurassic Park 3 on DVD
before December 31, 2001 may take advantage of a mail-in offer
to receive a second Universal Studios Home Video title for free
(excluding $2.25 for shipping & handling). Consumers may select
their free DVD from one of the following titles:
of Rocky & Bullwinkle, Bowfinger, Dragonheart Collector's
Edition, EDtv Collector's Edition, The Hurricane Collector's Edition,
The Jackal Collector's Edition, Man on the Moon, Mercury Rising,
Mystery Men, October Sky, Primary Colors, Psycho (1998) Collector's
Edition, The Skulls Collector's Edition, The Story of Us, Virus
and The Watcher.
of Jurassic Park 3 A look at the making of the
film featuring the filmmakers, cast, and crew.
Dinosaurs of Jurassic Park 3 An examination of
the pre-historic creatures featured in the film and a visit
to the Montana dinosaur dig site hosted by paleontologist Jack
Commentary Running audio-commentary by the team responsible
for the films special effects.
Tour of the Stan Winston Studio A montage of the steps
involved in the building of the films creatures.
to ILM Follow the evolution of the films CGI work,
including the groundbreaking skin and muscle simulation. Witness
the 20 different stages in a rare step-by-step look at the computer
graphics created by ILM.
Turntable A spectacular three-dimensional look at the
12 dinosaurs created for the film.
production drawings, and games.
here for preorder information on the widescreen collector's
here for preorder information on the full screen collector's
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Box Office Numbers
(by digitalmediafx.com) Final weekend box office numbers are
in and here are the results for the top animated and visual effects
of the Apes
The Lost Empire
Kids: Special Edition
A.I. is now
out of theaters with a final take of just under $79 million, well
represents the movie's performance when compared to last weekend.
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of the Day - Eisner Hopes for a Fairy Tale Ending at His Magic
According to The UK Times:
Eisner, Shrek was a humiliation. Not only was the film
produced by DreamWorks, in a clear attempt to push Disney out
of the animation market, but it also contained many personal jibes
at Eisner. For example, Lord Farquaad, the diminutive villain
of Shrek, fumes over remarks about his height in several
scenes. This was interpreted as a riposte to Eisner, who famously
dismissed Katzenberg as 'a little midget' during their legal dispute..."
here for the full story.
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