DVD Talk

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DVD Talk
DVD Talk website logo.png
Type of site
Film criticism
Online community
Available inEnglish
Owner Internet Brands
URL dvdtalk.com
LaunchedJanuary 19, 1999;21 years ago (1999-01-19) [1]
Current statusOnline

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



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]


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]

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