ONE MAN WEB SITE- THE CINEMA LASER POSTS ITS 1000TH DVD REVIEW
Las Vegas, Nevada, January 29, 2003- The Cinema Laser announced today that it had posted its 1000th DVD review. It has been a long, but enjoyable journey for writer/editor/webmaster Derek M. Germano, who marks this milestone with a bit of pride and a great deal of gratitude towards those who have supported this one man web site. If it hadn’t been for the encouragement of the regular visitors to the site, as well as the cooperation of those particular individuals within the DVD industry, The Cinema Laser web site may not have come this far and lasted this long. In the five plus years since the web site began its online coverage of DVDs, The Cinema Laser has had the opportunity to review plenty of great discs, many of which have pushed the envelope of what the format is capable of achieving.
The Cinema Laser began very humbly in 1991 as a homegrown print publication that utilized an Amiga 500 computer and a dot matrix printer to review movies in the Laserdisc format. While The Cinema Laser was envisioned as a publication to be given away free of charge, printing and postage costs made it necessary to begin collecting a modest fee for each issue. The transition from print to the web allowed The Cinema Laser to achieve its earliest goal, as well as making the publication available to an audience as vast as anyone with an Internet connection. Of course, Laserdiscs have since faded into home theater history, but The Cinema Laser continues as has for the last twelve years, reviewing films on the laser read optical medium that defines the current state-of-the-art.