Tag Archives | DVD

…Dell’s Studio Hybrid packs an environmental punch?

Dell Studio Hybrid

Dell’s new Studio Hybrid line of computers is a rather interesting offering.

Designed to be an “anywhere-you-want-it-desktop”, the pint-sized PC comes in six colors, as well as bamboo, features an ultra-compact design with Intel mobile technology performance, a slot-load DVD, HDMI, digital/analog TV tuner, and optional Blu-ray for home entertainment duties.

In addition, the Dell Hybrid helps to preserve the planet as Dell’s greenest and most power-efficient consumer desktop (75% less printed documentation, 70% less power usage, Energy Star 4.0 compliant, and packaging made form 95% recyclable materials).

A good-looking computer that’s good for the environment and performs too?

What’s not to love?

[Dell – Studio Hybrid]

…The Simpsons intro is unknown?

The Simpsons Intro

The opening scene of every Simpsons features a panoramic sweep of the city that reveals many of the characters, yet does so in such a speedy manner that it’s hard to see exactly what’s shown.

Thankfully, with the release of the series on DVD, it’s possible to slow down time, and as Drew Mackie has done, stitch together the into clip into one large image.

What’s interesting is that, despite seeing this clip before every episode, most people (myself included) have never really had a chance to see exactly what’s going on.

[Back Of The Cereal Box – The Simpsons Intro: What You Don’t See]

[Via: Neatorama]

…Jackass 2.5 will be free?

Jackass Movie

On December 19, Jackass 2.5, the half-sequel to the rather popular Jackass movie series, will officially become the “first broadband movie ever distributed by a major studio”.

For two weeks, anyone will be able to view the hour-long film in its entirety for free, with a pre and post-roll the only intrusion into their Jackass pleasure.

After the free preview, the film will be available on DVD, through iTunes, on Amazon, and anywhere else Paramount Pictures can make a buck off of the pain of others.

If it works, there could be a swing towards using this method of distribution in the future, so check it out, because free is hard to beat.

[Jackass World]

[Via: Mashable]

…Pixar has secrets?

Pixar

Pixar has a habit of sneaking in-jokes and self-references into their feature films and shorts.

Whether it’s bringing characters from different Pixar projects together or referencing earlier and/or upcoming productions, Pixar likes to fill their films with Easter Eggs and secrets for you to find.

Some of them are rather hidden, and most take a keen eye, so for those of you who don’t want to weed through your old DVDs with a fine toothed comb, Jim Hill has put together a definitive list of locations and screen shots for the doubters.

Ready to see movies in a different light?

Click the link:

[Jim Hill – Pixar]

[Pixar]

[Easter Egg Archive]

…MASH makes fixed gear bikes look like fun?

MASH

When I heard the words ‘fixed gear bikes’ and ‘DVD’ used together, I had my doubts about how good a movie about the somewhat artsy bikes could be, but after watching the trailer, I will humbly accept defeat.

Despite a lack of gears, pegs, shocks, or comfort of any kind normally associated with trick bikes, the Mash SF crew manages to make this sport look like a ton of fun.

The DVD includes their hour-long feature film, an extra hour of outtakes, and a 120-page book of project photos and explanations.

Why wait? Pre-order now.

[MASH]

[Via: High Snobiety]