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

DVD Talk
DVD Talk website logo.png
Type of site
Film criticism
Online community
Available inEnglish
OwnerInternet Brands
Websitedvdtalk.com
CommercialYes
LaunchedJanuary 19, 1999; 20 years ago (1999-01-19)[1]
Current statusOnline

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HistoryEdit

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]

ReceptionEdit

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 was used at one time by industry insiders to gauge interest in DVD titles.[11][12][13]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  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. Archived from the original on 2015-07-16. Retrieved 2014-08-20 – via HighBeam Research.
  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. Archived from the original on 2015-07-16. 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. Archived from the original on 2015-09-24. Retrieved 2014-08-20 – via Highbeam Research.

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