DVD Talk

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DVD Talk
Web address dvdtalk.com
Commercial? Yes
Type of site Film review / Online community
Available in English
Owner Internet Brands
Launched 1999
Current status Online

DVD Talk is a home video news and review website launched in 1999 by Geoffrey Kleinman.

History[edit]

Kleinman founded the site in January 1999 in Beaverton, Oregon.[1] Besides news and reviews, it features information on hidden DVD features known as "Easter eggs".[2][3] In 2000, posts to their forum led Amazon.com to cease the practice of dynamic pricing.[4][5][6] In 2007, the site was sold to Internet Brands.[7]

Reception[edit]

Shawn Levy of The Oregonian called it "worth a visit",[8] and Randy Salas of the Star Tribune recommended it as a source of information for DVDs.[9] It is used by industry insiders to gauge interest in DVD titles.[10][11][12]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Sandoval, Greg (1999-08-17). "How low can Net DVD sales go?". CNET. Retrieved 2014-08-20. 
  2. ^ Saltzman, Marc (2005-04-17). "Scrambling for 'eggs'". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 2014-08-20. 
  3. ^ Shim, Richard (2002-03-22). "Hunting for Easter eggs? Try a DVD". CNET. Retrieved 2014-08-20. 
  4. ^ Marlowe, Chris (2000-09-06). "Amazon users spot pricing tests.". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 2014-08-20 – via Highbeam Research. (subscription required (help)). 
  5. ^ Wolverton, Troy (2000-05-17). "Now showing: random DVD prices on Amazon". CNET. Retrieved 2014-08-20. 
  6. ^ Streitfeld, David (2000-10-02). "Amazon Pays a Price for Marketing Test". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 2014-08-20. 
  7. ^ Tribbey, Chris (2007-11-01). "Review Site DVDTalk Sold". Home Media Magazine. Retrieved 2014-08-20. 
  8. ^ Levy, Shawn (2006-01-05). "Orphaned Movies of 2005". The Oregonian. Retrieved 2014-08-20. 
  9. ^ Salas, Randy (2007-11-12). "DVDs: Don't be duped". Star Tribune. Retrieved 2014-08-20. 
  10. ^ Dutka, Elaine (2005-08-30). "Demand driven by mouse-clicks". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 2014-08-20. 
  11. ^ Dutka, Elaine (2005-04-05). "Give me 'MacGyver'! Demand leads to DVDs". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 2014-08-20. 
  12. ^ Streitfeld, David (2000-09-27). "On the Web, Price Tags Blur; What You Pay Could Depend on Who You Are". The Washington Post. Retrieved 2014-08-20 – via Highbeam Research. (subscription required (help)). 

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