THE CINEMA LASER WILL BE UPDATED INFREQUENTLY FOR THE FORESEEABLE FUTURE
Life Interrupts... In case you haven't noticed, The Cinema Laser website hasn't posted new content for quite some time. Currently I am dealing with a family member illness, which has become my priority in life. The situation is ongoing, and therefore, updates to this website will remain on an infrequent basis. Thank you for your understanding. -- DMG
THE CINEMA LASER CELEBRATES ITS TWENTIETH ANNIVERSARY & FOURTEENTH YEAR ON THE WEB
2011 marks the twentieth anniversary of The Cinema Laser and this week and its fourteenth year at its own web domain at www.thecinemalaser.com.
Back in 1991, when I began The Cinema Laser, I had no idea that it would still be in existence twenty years later. The Cinema Laser began very humbly with an ardent love of movies and a love of the Laserdisc format. Armed with an Amiga 500 computer, a dot matrix printer, a photo copy machine and a stapler, yours truly plunged headfirst into the underground publishing business. Back in 1991, The Cinema Laser reviewed Laserdiscs- twelve inch analog video/audio behemoths that represented the pinnacle of home theater formats. Time went on and in 1997, The Cinema Laser left the world of print and snail mail distribution behind... making the leap onto the Internet, where we could reach a worldwide audience with instantaneous distribution. Just as The Cinema Laser made its transition from print to electronic distribution, Home theater also underwent a transition... the Laserdisc format was replaced by DVD, and the new format became the focus of our on-line reviews.
In 2008, an unnecessary high definition format war came to an end and Blu-ray emerged as the new zenith of home theater media. Shortly after Blu-ray took its place as the one and only high definition optical disc format, The Cinema Laser began offering reviews of movies on the new de facto standard. All I can say is that movies have never looked better at home than they do in hi-def, and The Cinema Laser looks forward to to continuing to bring high definition reviews to our long time readers.
As always, I would like to thank everyone that visits The Cinema Laser on a regular basis. I would also like to express my sincerest gratitude to the members of the home entertainment industry that have provided their support, as well as the press materials that this web site utilizes to produce the content that our readers have come to count on and enjoy.
Once again, I will mention that The Cinema Laser continues to operate in the red. Any money this site generates, only covers a small portion of the operational costs of The Cinema Laser. Therefore, if you frequent and enjoy The Cinema Laser, occasional purchases made at our sponsors sites, as well as clicking on certain links, go a long way to help to lessen the financial burden of running this website.
Again, thanks to everyone out there for supporting The Cinema Laser! -- DMG
THE CINEMA LASER GETS A MINOR FACELIFT
After looking at the same design for quite some time, I felt it was time to spruce up the look of The Cinema Laser. While I am neither a graphic artist or professional web designer, I have tried to maintain readability while adding a splash of color, easy navigation and a more consistent style across all pages. Enjoy the new look. -- DMG
THE CINEMA LASER ADDS BLU-RAY DISC REVIEWS
THE CINEMA LASER is pleased to announce the addition of Blu-ray Disc reviews to our usual DVD coverage. Since there is now One Format Only in the realm of high definition discs, the time was right to add Blu-ray coverage to THE CINEMA LASER.-- DMG
Many of you may not be aware that The Cinema Laser is a one man site, which I run in addition to being employed elsewhere on a full time basis. My responsibilities to keep this site updated are rather vast, since I write all the DVD reviews, put together the news tidbits, generate graphics and perform all the general maintenance that keeps The Cinema Laser on-line. Now, I'm not looking for sympathy or even to blow my own horn. However, the volume of e-mail I receive makes it virtually impossible for me to answer every inquiry that comes my way. I do try to respond to as many e-mail messages as possible, with some responses coming weeks (and months) later. I do read every e-mail message that comes my way, but due to time constraints, some messages go unanswered. Look, I am not trying to discourage e-mail, however I don't want anyone to be disappointed if they should not receive a personal reply.
I want to thank every visitor to the web site for their understanding in this matter. -- DMG