DVD Confidential: Hundreds of Hidden Easter Eggs Revealed

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9780072226638: DVD Confidential: Hundreds of Hidden Easter Eggs Revealed

This volume shows readers how to find the hidden gems in their existing DVD collections, including out-takes, deleted scenes, alternate endings, video games and more. It features more than 150 titles including Casablanca and new releases like The Lord of the Rings.

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Your Map to the DVD Easter Egg Hunt of a Lifetime

Love movies? Addicted to DVDs? Here's a new way to enjoy them. Easter Eggs are hidden gems tucked into the digital landscape of many DVDs--there are probably some in your living room right now! Not listed on the back of the DVD box, Easter Eggs are truly secret--they can only be released with a special sequence or code. Discover deleted scenes, view hidden "making of" features, eavesdrop on conversations between authors, directors, and actors, and much more. This handy resource shows you what the eggs are, how to access them, and what the payoff is. So, if you're looking to get more from your DVDs, this is the ultimate guide for you. Happy hunting!Locate hidden bloopers, deleted scenes, secret alternate endings, video games, and more Sharpen your movie knowledge with "Did You Know?" factoids about the films you love View alternate cuts of classics, including "Terminator 2" and the "Wizard of Oz" version of "Rocky Horror Picture Show" Discover a hilarious (and hidden) blooper reel from "Star Wars: Episode I -- The Phantom Menace" Watch undocumented deleted scenes from "Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone" Impress your friends by showing secret areas buried in "The Simpsons" box sets Enjoy a humorous collage of famous scenes from "The Godfather" in multiple languages--and observe James Caan's screen test for his part as Sonny Corleone Take a peek behind the scenes with numerous "Toy Story" outtakes Receive a personal message from Kevin Smith hidden in "Mallrats"

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Marc Saltzman (Richmond Hill, Ontario, Canada) is a freelance journalist, author, lecturer, consultant, and radio and TV personality. His specialties lie in computers, the Internet, video gaming, telecommunications, digital music initiatives and consumer electronics. Along with his weekly syndicated columns with Gannett News Service, Marc currently contributes to over two dozen prominent publications, reaching millions of readers each month: USA Today, USAToday.com, LA Times, Playboy, Playboy.com, Maxim, Modern Maturity, Yahoo! Internet Life, Electronic Gaming Monthly, PC Gamer, Electronic Playground and many more. Marc Saltzman was one of the first journalists to break the MP3 phenomenon in late 1997 (for CNN.com); he correctly predicted this controversial audio file format would revolutionise the recording industry. Saltzman is the author of seven books including Game Design: Secrets of the Sages (published by Macmillan USA/Pearson in 3 editions, 1999, 2000, 2001) and Internet Games Directory (Macmillan USA/Pearson, 1996). Saltzman has been an official "Best of E3" judge at the annual Electronic Entertainment Expo, nominating the best computer and console games, and most promising hardware, for the annual trade show.

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