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OnVideo is a the one-stop source for all your home video information needs; a serious site for serious renters, buyers and collectors with up to the minute information on home video releases, past, present and future: reviews (with exclusive Rentability Index), coming attractions/release schedules, hot video news, links to online and mail order video sales, kidvid, a tutorial on searching for videos (including rare and hard-to-find), a bibliography and more. It provides links to sources for general release films, animated, art and culture videos, classics, foreign films, cult and nostalgia, special interest and TV shows. There are also links to the studios and other video- and movie-related sites.

OnVideo differentiates itself from other home video sites by concentrating on home video information only -- no games, audio or video clips. Our users want to get information in a fast and friendly manner, and that's what we offer ... easy on, easy off.

OnVideo is the only video site to offer links to all online and mail order sellers of home videos; provide links to all video studios; and offer a tutorial on searching for and finding videos, including rare and hard-to-find videos.

OnVideo also offers the OnVideo E-Mail News, a free wekly home video newsletter that summarizes current news and information for serious home video buyers, renters and collectors. The newsletter includes the latest video news and reviews, special promotions, as well as family fare, kidvids and special interest videos. Highlighting each issue are reviews of the top movie-to-video releases for the next week.

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Information on Linking to OnVideo

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OnVideo is the complete home video guide for film lovers who want fast, succinct, comprehensive and accurate information on current movies released on DVD/VHS.

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OnVideo is a complete, no nonsense guide to everything on home video. Includes reviews, release schedules, Rentability Index, resources lists, kidvid, consumer news, sell-through, links.

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OnVideo is a complete home video guide offering comprehensive information on movies on DVD. Includes reviews, release schedules, Rentability Index, kidvid, news and inks to studios and online and mail order sales.

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OnVideo is a complete home video guide offering comprehensive information on movies on DVD. Includes reviews (with exclusive Rentability Index), release schedules, Hot Hollywood news, links to online and mail order sales, kidvid, news, links to studios and more. Also publishes a free E-mail newsletter (mail@onvideo.org).

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OnVideo is a the one-stop source for all your home video information needs; a serious site for serious renters, buyers and collectors with up to the minute information on home video releases, past, present and future: reviews (with exclusive Rentability Index), coming attractions/release schedules, hot video news, links to online and mail order video sales, kidvid, a tutorial on searching for videos (including rare and hard-to-find), a bibliography and more. It provides links to sources for general release films, animated, art and culture videos, classics, foreign films, cult and nostalgia, special interest and TV shows. There are also links to the studios and other video- and movie-related sites.

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Video, reviews, releases, movies, film, calendar, DVD, letterbox, kidvid, children's, rentals, sales, resources, mail order, animation, art, culture, classics, foreign, cult, nostalgia, special interest, TV, links, videotape, videocassette, on video, onvideo.

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Comments and Reviews:

In a survey of Web sites that help cut through the clutter at video stores and help consumers make a renting or buying decision in advance, or even help in buying or renting videos online, the Los Angeles Times' Cybertainment column (8/13/98) said:
For a broader view of the video world, check out OnVideo, with release news, a free e-mail newsletter, a guide for kids' titles, and resources to help you find and buy rare videos. The longer feature stories are well written, with recent ones featuring looks at Albert Brooks, film noir and the AFI's Top 100 films list.

From Video Business:
An Internet resource as useful to retailers as to the customers they serve, OnVideo.org is devoted to providing visitors with release dates, reviews and other pertinent information on new VHS and DVD releases. Retailers who have established their own promotional sites but don't have the time to devote to developing extensive original content may link to OnVideo.org.

From Editor&Publisher Interactive:
OnVideo, a site so vast in its detail that it can ensure visitors will have at least ten good movies in mind so they can find at least one of them among picked-over video store shelves.
OnVideo caters to the hardened film buff who must know when Sling Blade comes out on video, but it also has capsule reviews of all the top releases as they arrive in the stores. His calendar of video releases goes backward and forward so you can see what you've missed or know how long you'll have to wait if you'd rather not pay the cost of a four-course meal for greasy popcorn and watered-down Cokes.

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From the Movie Box Office Reports Links page of The Mining Co. entertainment resource guide:
On Video
This is the place to come for home video information.They have all the latest dates, prices, reviews, and even a page for newsletter to be the first to know when your favorite movie is coming to home video.

From dujour.com HOT PICKS:
If you've ever roamed up and down the aisles of your local video store, not being sure what the newly released videos are all about, or even when a much awaited video will be released, then OnVideo is a Web site you'll love. We think one of the best features is the free bi-monthly E-mail newsletter that delivers reviews of the top new video releases each month, along with movie industry and video news. Want to be more informed about the latest videos, and make your trip to the video store a whole lot more enjoyable?

From Total TV:
The 1997-98 edition of "TV Tactics: How to Help Kids Use Television Wisely" is hot off the press and now posted in its entirety on Total TV Online (www.totaltv.com), where the Resources section includes a hotlink to OnVideo's Guide to KidVid.
KidVid is a great resource. Tip # 1 on our Tips for TV Quality Control is "Build a Good Home Library," and what you guys are doing makes that job much easier for parents.

From The Pocket Internet, produced by George and Tad Dillon, a couple of aging Irish boys who have a pocket-sized E-zine dedicated to unearthing Internet venues which are unusual, clever, offbeat, creative, thought provoking, even bizarre -- but always entertaining:
Web site Reviewed: OnVideo Guide to Home Video Releases
Requirements: Just a browser
This regularly updated guide to home video releases is a gold mine of information about, duh, videos. With movie reviews, ratings, store availability and email newsletter, what more could you look for? As the accused father of two young kids I definitely want the skinny on these compact babysitters.
Ranking: To infinity and beyond!
Very complete, easy to use, and a copout for any parent who would drop kick his 5-year-old in front of a radiation machine rather than play chess with him. However, "I Shot Andy Warhol -- Cinematic Journey Into The Seductive '60s And The Events Surrounding The Shooting And Wounding Of Andy Warhol," probably has some redeeming social value.
Ranking: Whenever you want to move off your Web chair and onto the couch.

H. Herrington
CEO, Tenco Inc.
You folks have a super spot: a super source of info. This is a great site for me to research new releases: New movies and movies that have been around awhile. I purchase in excess of $10,000.00 each month in movies for my stores and need good reliable info on these movies. Thanks for being here. This is great. You have a better info source than most of the vendors I deal with.

John Martin
Organization: Internet Club/Movies OnLine
I love your site. I find myself using it more than IMDB sometimes and I recommend the reprice and letterbox pages to customers all the time.

David Green
When I found this Web site I got very excited.
Finally after months of searching I found a site that is reliable and complete.
I wanted to thank you for developing this site. It really has been a major help.
You should be proud of yourselves. I thank you.

Kevin G. Wyly
Hey, guys!
Just wanted to drop a line to you about what a fantastic job you are all doing! Your site is one of the most informative Web sites when it comes to the latest in home video news! In addition, I just wanted to relay some information to you about upcoming home video releases for rental (since I work at Blockbuster Video and all!).
Keep up the good work!

Your site gave me information about a video release date that three different video stores couldn't provide.

Dick Capriles
Wimpy's Video N.V.
Your site has most of everything we need to be able to order on time.
Keep up the good work. Would like to be kept up to date on all new releases as well as all sell through videos and laser discs. Thanks for a great site.

Craig Wegner
Your site is the most comprehensive site I've seen.
If I missed a movie I can look back to see what was released recently.

L. Beckwith
This is the first homevideo Web site I've been to and -- frankly -- I see no reason to leave. I'm a film fanatic -- and love to know the release dates of videos. This Web site is easy to use -- highly informative -- and i love your biting humor in some of your film synopses. No complaints here.

THANK YOU!!!!!! I run the movie section at Best Buy in Wichita, Ks. You have the first source I've found that had information I really needed.
Such as sell-through release dates. I thank you, my employees thank you and my customers thank you.

Kathie Janik
I'm just learning to use the internet.
But I love to watch movies. My daughters taught me to get into this so I can find out more about a movie before renting or going to see it at the theater. We think it is a great service.
And the girls love it because they think I rent less odd movies this way.
Thank you for this service.

Henry Isidro
Great site!! I hope to use your reviews in my purchases and rentals of videos!!

Donna W. Cohn
World Artists Home Video
Hi there: Love your site love your e-mail newsletter.
We appreciate being linked all over your site and will add you to our links page as well.
Thanks so much for providing such excellent information. Now we know where to send all the people who e-mail us looking for that obscure cinematic object of desire ...

Darcy Girard
I'm very interested what comes directly to video. because my local video store does not get all video's that go straight to rental stores so I want to see what I miss.

Peter Miller
The Mining Company Movie Box Office Guide
I recently added your site to my site of links in my "home video" section of my resource list. You have the best site for home video I have ever seen before which is why I put your link on my page.

Leslie Rigoulot
Digital City Dallas
Movies and Video Editor
I lost my press releases for July 29 and was looking for a listing of videos coming out. I'm very impressed with your site.

Mark Iskowitz
As usual, I enjoyed reading your latest E-mail newsletter. Thanks for continuing to update us with such promptness, detail, and quality ... the very best I've located for home video news. Keep up the great work! Thanks again

Great page!!!!!!
Hello, I like your page a lot. It has terrific links and other great video resources. Keep up the good work. I will make sure this page has a link on my own homevideo page.
Sincerely, Mr. Lenn

Kristina David
It's a great site. Now I don't have to bother people about what movies are coming out. I'm glad you made this site -- the information on movies are great!!!!!!!!

OnVideo is almost my primary source of information when it comes to videos. I often have fun with my local video store when I go in and ask to rent a video which they have just obtained themselves. They don't know how I know that they would have a particular video but it's because of you guys. Keep up the good work. I rely on you.

David Upton
Video Update
Being a Business Manager of a Video Store... It is nice to find a place to find out when movies are coming out and when they are being released for sale and the estimated price... I have really enjoyed coming to this page... And will continue to do it... Keep up the good work... And thanks alot for being around..

Derek Harvey
Dear Sirs,
I had been searching for The Great Scout and Cathouse Thursday by Lee Marvin on VHS tape for the last 6 months. It is a christmas present for my father. Using your links section I was able to locate it and purchase it. Thanks for such an informative Web site that will be highly recommended to all of my friends.
Thanks again.

Timo Meyer
Hi there!
WWOOOOOOOWWWWW,what a site! This is much more than I've ever seen about videos in the whole net.

Robert Pierce
"The Daily Vault" Album Reviews
Co-founder/lead reviewer/Web master
I have always found your Web site to be helpful and a jump ahead of the trades. I often consult you first for release dates than my local video store.

Mary Stephens
This Web site had everything I wanted to know ... I was able to find all the answers I needed!!

Roger Cavazos
Manager, La Placita Video
I believe you do a great service to video retailers everywhere with your informative reviews. You shine above other video Web sites and hope you maintain a presence on the Web.

Ralph Fuschillo Jr.
Mktg. Mgr., MCI
This is one of the best home video Web pages on the net!! I love the reviews and the latest news on the industry. Keep up the great work!!

Randi L. Mitchell
This is one of the best sites that I have seen!! I have bookmarked the site and visit it often. Thank you for the useful information ... with two children it saves me a lot of time and aggravation when going to the video store (I know exactly what I want to rent before I get there).

Delores Liberton
Subject: Bless You
Thank you for your Weekly Guide to Home Videos. You are the only site I have found with enough smarts to give us simple, direct, informative information on the subject and you even get it out before the weekly new release day (Tuesdays). Thank you. Dee in Texas.

Rich Atherton
Blockbuster only lists the new releases that they carry and then only the popular ones on their Web site. Yours seems to have all that are released.

I've been using and enjoying your site over all others of similar content. I find it the most accurate and up to date. Keep up the good work!!

Christian MacLauchlan
Blockbuster Video
Senior CSR
I think this site is first-rate. Customers comment on the quality of the update E-Mails that I display at BBV.

Beth DeBarba
Your researchers really have put together an outstanding Web site. I've been collecting video for about 15 years now, and this site is a godsend. I have collected videos since 1985 -- your Web site is the best I have ever seen -- the new release/widescreen information is valuable -- I no longer have to check with video retailers (or Ingram) to determine what is going to be released. Your research, writing, and design are top-notch.

Ade Dapo
Lagos, Nigeria
Your resource is quite informative and up-to-date. The site is easy to navigate and the content is well laid out. Yours is the only home video resource online that I visit.

Pat Smith
Thoroughly enjoy your site and all your reviews. I always check to see the reviews on recent video releases and movies. Would be at a loss, if not for you. Thanks again!

Todd Trainor
I enjoy the frequent updates as to coming video releases -- many times I know them ahead of the local video store. Also the calendar section makes releases organized and helpful for summary ratings etc.


Michael Bouyea
Folks, Just a note to tell you that your newsletter is simply stupendous. It's so chock full of information, that it takes more than one good read. Thanks for taking the time in making it one of the most informative news-letters around ... Great work!

Beth DeBarba
You are wonderful -- thanks for letting me know what happened. I rely on your Web site because it is objective, accurate, timely, and comprehensive.

Dear OnVideo,
This is my first time logging on, and your site is most impressive.
"Bryan K."

David F. Meissner
I run a retail video store and use your Web site on a daily basis. Your sell-through area has become a tool that I rely on ... Thank you

Michael Bouyea
Just a note to say what a great newsletter you've put together. Thanks to all for such a great job. ... It certainly is chock-full of information.

I just wanted to thank you for your Web site. I use it many times during the week and find it very resourceful. Sorry you had hosting problems this week. Glad to see that you're back up.
Thanks again!

You have the most accurate, timely, and informative video Web site I've seen. Really well done

Jessie Braune, Canyon Lake, Texas
Thank you for answering my e-mail. We have 3 stores in the lake area. Our name is CANYON LAKE VIDEO. I have worked 8 1/2 years at the store. I input all of the new releases at the main store. It's important to me to know the category, length, rating, star and when it was made. The OnVideo calendar of new releases each month helps me quite a bit. I really do enjoy Onvideo. Thanks again.

Any response from Universal as to the release of "Legend"? The OnVideo site is excellent, thanks for the posting of "The Wicker Man" Limited Edition Release. If I had not seen it on your site I would have missed my low number order opportunity. Thanks Again!
Darrin J

Thanks for your accurate and dependable listings of new video releases.
Steve. "InterPrep.com"

Thanks for the tip.
I like your site quite a lot -- very detailed info and nice to look at.
AB "Biz wagadog"
First of all, I didn't know what to expect at your Web site, but I just wanted to tell you that I am very impressed and appreciative of your thorough explanation. I shall undoubtedly do business with Onvideo and your service. If only more companies would 'get it' that just making a consumer feel important is what is necessary to win loyalty for their company. You've certainly won mine. Thanks. Much success to you.
Mike Day

This is the best resource to know what is new on video. Excellent information!
Enrique Ochoa, UC Davis

I was browsing your site and I came across the movie "Spacehunter: Adventures in the Forbidden Zone" and it sounds about right. I was really happy when I got your reply.
You are perhaps baffled why I'm obssessing this. I visited my homeland last year and saw the guy I went out with on my first date when I was a freshman. We got to talking and reminisced about the old high school days since we haven't seen each other in almost a decade. We went to see this movie in my first date with him but can't recall what it was. So from then on I couldn't stop thinking about what the movie was and I just had to find out for my "peace of mind."
So, Thank you very much for your help. You just made my day! Sincerely, Marife
P.S. Your site is very informative and really "cool." Keep up the good work.

Hi there ...
Just e-mailing you guys to let you know that OnVideo is one of the best video industry sites. We own 5 video stores in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada and use your site regularly. Keep up the good work!
Jamil, Five Star Movies, Edmonton

Thank you for your information on "Animal Factory." I love your website. I don't think there are any others that are comparable. Nan

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Press Release:

Onvideo Sources Online Home Video

For immediate release

Contact: onvideo@onvideo.org

With more and more companies entering the online home video sales fray where does the weary browser turn to for guidance?

OnVideo, an independent Web guide to home video has come to the rescue with a comprehensive guide to online and mail order video sales and resources. Included is a tutorial on searching for and finding videos online, links to online video sales Web sites, and sources for general release films, animated, art and culture videos, classics, foreign films, mail order, cult and nostalgia, special interest videos and TV shows on tape. In addition, there are comprehensive links to video studios and other video- and movie-related sites.

OnVideo is the complete home video guide for film lovers who want fast, comprehensive and accurate information on movies being released on video. First stop is the Home Video New Release Calendar, a quick guide to current movies on tape and what's coming to stores in the next few months, listed in chronological order by release date; a click on a title jumps to a capsule review that contains story lines, directors, stars, MPAA ratings, running times, street dates and an exclusive Rentability Index (a one-to-five- star rating based on critics' reviews, boxoffice results, word-of-mouth and other factors that affect the decision to rent a video). There's also a companion, complete DVD release schedule of all releases.

OnVideo also publishes a free E-mail newsletter that compiles and delivers to subscribers the top theatrical-to-video releases each week, spiced-up with "Hot" Hollywood news and listings of upcoming theatrical releases. Subscription forms are available at the main OnVideo site.

OnVideo is located at http://www.onvideo.org

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IMPRESSIONS on OnVideo average 120,000 unique visitors per month.

Visitors to OnVideo are targeted users; i.e. not the general public but people deeply involved in home video. They are serious collectors, buyers and renters of home video product. They are highly motivated to purchase DVDs, widescreen versions of favorite films, and are anxious to buy sell-through versions of boxoffice hits.

Based on reader queries, the hottest area in home video today is DVD, with more and more people looking for rentals and purchases of DVD versions of films; and sell-through, with many viewers anxiously awaiting the lower-priced versions of their favorite hits, and with collectors interested in classics and special editions, particularly those with extra footage, theatrical trailers, etc.

OnVideo users are always looking for hard-to-find, rare and out-of-print videos -- or just those not-even-so-obscure-titles not handled by their local store; we have made hundreds of referrals and sales for companies linked to the OnVideo Web pages. Our resource guide pages also aid our readers in locating special interest, cult, hard-to-find and out-of-print videos.

Our average "reader" is a stickler for quality (witnessed by the growth of DVD and the increasing demand for THX/Widescreen editions of movies) and brand names, and have a above-average disposable income. They rent 2 to 3 videos a week and buy 3 videos a month.

Ads are available on all of OnVideo's pages.

The top of the OnVideo home page is brokered by BurstMedia, but other positions are available. Don't forget that other positions can make impressions on viewers: in particular 1/3 of the way down, at the bottom of a page, and near the scroll bars. We will work with advertisers to accommodate their needs.

Sponsorship for our weekly OnVideo E-Mail Newsletter is also available. The free weekly home video newsletter summarizes current news and information for serious home video buyers, renters and collectors. The newsletter includes the latest video news and reviews, hot information on special promotions, as well as family fare, kidvids and special interest videos. Highlighting each issue are reviews of the top movie-to-video releases for the following week.

Subscribers to the newsletter are strong video users: buyers, renters and collectors who are serious about home video. They must request a subscription to the newsletter, so they are extremely targeted and motivated individuals. They are keenly interested widescreen releases, sell-through videos, hot new movie releases, and DVD. Messages to these subscribers are well-received.

About 90% of visitors and subscribers are from the United States. Surprisingly, many overseas visitors are interested in purchasing NTSC tapes from American companies.

E-mail us at onvideo@onvideo.org for rates.

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Privacy Statement for OnVideo

The policies below are applicable to OnVideo and OnVideo, produced and maintained by OnVideo Productions.

OnVideo/OnVideo has created this privacy statement in order to demonstrate our firm commitment to privacy. The following discloses our information gathering and dissemination practices for the OnVideo Web site.

Our Internet Service Provider is not set up to track, collect or distribute personal information about visitors. It does recognize the home server of visitors, but not e-mail addresses. For example, the ISP can tell which Internet Service Provider our visitors use, but not the names, addresses or other information about our visitors that would allow us to identify the particular visitors to our sites.

This site contains links to other sites. OnVideois not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of such Web sites.

Our online surveys ask visitors for contact information (like their e-mail address) and demographic information (like their zip code, age, or home video use preferences). We use this data to tailor our visitor's experience at our site, showing them content that we think they might be interested in, and displaying the content according to their preferences.

It is our policy that personal information, such as your name, postal and e-mail address or telephone number, is private and confidential. Accordingly, the personal information you provide is stored in a secure location, is accessible only by designated staff, and is used only for the purposes for which you provide the information.

Electronic newsletters: OnVideo offers a free opt-in electronic newsletter to users. We gather the e-mail addresses of users who voluntarily subscribe. Users may remove themselves from this mailing list at any time by following the instructions posted in the e-mail newsletter or through the subscription information pages or by sending an E-mail message to
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We use an outside ad company to display ads on our site. Ads may contain cookies, and appear to be coming from our site, but in reality they are coming from our partners who are serving ads on our site. Our site does not use cookies. We do not have access to any information about you from cookies you might receive while visiting our site.

We use other third-party advertising companies to serve ads when you visit our website. These companies may use information (not including your name, address, email address, or telephone number) about your visits to this and other websites in order to provide advertisements about goods and services of interest to you. If you would like more information about this practice and to know your choices about not having this information used by these companies, click here.

Contacting the Web Site

If you have any questions about this privacy statement, the practices of this site, or your dealings with this Web site, you can contact

OnVideo or OnVideo at mail@onvideo.org

Updated May20, 2008

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