DVD Talk

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DVD Talk
DVD Talk website logo.png
Type of site
Film criticism
Online community
Available in English
Owner Internet Brands
Website dvdtalk.com
Commercial Yes
Launched January 19, 1999; 20 years ago (1999-01-19)[1]
Current status Online

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

History[edit | edit source]

Kleinman founded the site in January 1999 in Beaverton, Oregon.[2] Besides news and reviews, it features information on hidden DVD features known as "Easter eggs".[3][4] In 2000, posts to their forum led Amazon.com to cease the practice of dynamic pricing.[5][6][7] In 2007, the site was sold to Internet Brands.[8]

Reception[edit | edit source]

Shawn Levy of The Oregonian called it "worth a visit",[9] and Randy Salas of the Star Tribune recommended it as a source of information for DVDs.[10] It is used by industry insiders to gauge interest in DVD titles.[11][12][13]

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References[edit | edit source]

  1. "DvdTalk.com WHOIS, DNS, & Domain Info - DomainTools". WHOIS. Retrieved 2016-07-27. 
  2. Sandoval, Greg (1999-10-15). "How low can Net DVD sales go?". CNET. Retrieved 2014-08-20. 
  3. Saltzman, Marc (2005-04-17). "Scrambling for 'eggs'". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 2014-08-20. 
  4. Shim, Richard (2002-03-22). "Hunting for Easter eggs? Try a DVD". CNET. Retrieved 2014-08-20. 
  5. Marlowe, Chris (2000-09-06). "Amazon users spot pricing tests". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 2014-08-20 – via HighBeam Research. (Subscription required (help)). 
  6. Wolverton, Troy (5 September 2000). "Now showing: random DVD prices on Amazon". CNET. Retrieved 20 August 2014. 
  7. Streitfeld, David (2000-10-02). "Amazon Pays a Price for Marketing Test". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 2014-08-20. 
  8. Tribbey, Chris (2007-11-01). "Review Site DVDTalk Sold". Home Media Magazine. Retrieved 2014-08-20. 
  9. Levy, Shawn (2006-01-05). "Orphaned Movies of 2005". The Oregonian. Retrieved 2014-08-20. 
  10. Salas, Randy (2007-11-12). "DVDs: Don't be duped". Star Tribune. Archived from the original on 2014-08-21. Retrieved 2014-08-20. 
  11. Dutka, Elaine (2005-08-30). "Demand driven by mouse-clicks". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 2014-08-20. 
  12. Dutka, Elaine (2005-04-05). "Give me 'MacGyver'! Demand leads to DVDs". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 2014-08-20. 
  13. 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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