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Terry Oberg
(tezz@dvd.net.au)
  1. Describe your age.
    Two digits, quite pretty.

  2. Where were you five years ago?
    Right here.

  3. Where do you see yourself five years from now?
    Still here.

  4. What's a good night's entertainment for you and your friends?
    Food, drinks, movie (either really good or really trashy). Sorry, I get duller every day.

  5. What got you into DVD and how long ago?
    I saw James Bond films available in widescreen with stacks of extra stuff. I was in.

  6. What do you love about DVD?
    The shininess.

  7. Given the advances in DVD over the past few years, does the format still surprise you and why?
    I'm surprised that there are still blockbuster-type films being released with few (or no) extra features. Boo!

  8. What title in your collection do you use to introduce friends and family to DVD and why?
    None. Let 'em miss out. But if I had to choose one for such a purpose, I s'pose it would be JAWS. Or GLADIATOR. Or THE WORLD IS NOT ENOUGH. Or FIGHT CLUB. Or the Region 1 versions of TARZAN or T2. Maybe a BUFFY or SIMPSONS box.

  9. Outside of DVD, what keeps you entertained?
    Animation, drawing, comics (GEEK ALERT!), rollerblading.

  10. Have you ever met someone famous before and/or wish to meet someone famous?
    Um... interviewed Renee Zellwegger. She was tops. And Gary McDonald.

  11. What is your current method of transport and what would you like to upgrade to?
    I like my Pulsar.

  12. What is your favorite recipe/meal/take-away?
    If you really care to know... chicken teriyaki sushi.

  13. What is the only joke you seem to remember when people around you are telling jokes?
    Something involving your mother.

  14. Can you juggle? Can you juggle knives? Can you still juggle?
    Naaaah.

  15. What are the most memorable nicknames you've had in your lifetime?
    Lost boy. Tezz. Pretty lame, huh?

  16. What was the first video game you fell in love with, on what machine? What is your favourite now?
    Loved WONDER BOY on the ol' Sega. Now, I'm one of the rare breed of geek who doesn't play computer games.

  17. What are your favourites? (Music, movies, books, anything!)
    Music- Garbage, Tori Amos, New Order, Tea Party, Deadstar, Garbage again.

    Movies- Crappy action/sci-fi/horror flicks, DIE HARD, THE STRAIGHT STORY, THE CASTLE, THE DISH, THE IRON GIANT, TARZAN, MULAN, ED WOOD, ALIENS, SUPERMAN, STAR WARS trilogy (yes, trilogy), THE KILLER, DRUNKEN MASTER 2, anything BOND-related, DEEP BLUE SEA.

    Books- David Gemmell, Raymond E Feist, Stephen King, Nick Earls

  18. What DON'T you like about DVD?
    Extras-less films. Price. Inferior or delayed Region 4 releases. That's about it. Oh, and the fact that my massive VHS collection is now a source of embarrassment.

Terry's recent reviews:

The Sand Pebbles
"The Sand Pebbles is a captivating, if leisurely paced action film with some hilariously politically incorrect dialogue and some great performances, particularly from the legendary Steve McQueen. "

The X-Files Season 5 Box Set
"The fifth X-Files box set is comprised of 20 of the series' best and most confident episodes, a great set of extras and decent sound and vision. "

Tarzan & Jane
"Tarzan and Jane is a decent follow-up to the much-loved original, and is well worth at least a rental to keep the youngsters entertained for a few hours."

Babylon 5 - Season 1
"Nerds of the world rejoice, for our quavering voices have finally been heard - the first DVD box set of Babylon 5 is here, full of enough geeky goodness to gobsmack us for hours and drive our girlfriends/boyfriends (those few of us who have 'em) utterly insane..."

Sitting Ducks Volume 1 - Duck Cravings
"...a decent DVD of a sweetly amusing animated series that the kids will gobble up, but don't expect the crossover appeal of a Shrek or a Toy Story."

Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron
"... a well-intentioned, beautifully crafted and technically superb animated masterpiece that will probably bore most adult viewers to tears, but a younger demographic should love it to death."

Scorcher
"Question: what do you get when a director tries to film a $100 million FX-driven action movie script with a budget of $13.10? Answer: Scorcher, a film that makes Armageddon look like a Science Channel documentary."

Men in Black II
"MIIB is hard to dislike, but harder still to love. It's a note-perfect reprise of the first film, which means that MIB fans eager for more of the same - exactly the same - will be more than satisfied. Top-notch video and audio, combined with a comprehensive extras package..."

Beauty and the Beast: SE
"...a classic of its type that, despite containing a little too much sugar and shmaltz for some cynics, can be enjoyed by youngsters and oldsters alike. The disc boasts sadly flawed video, great audio, and a stunning collection of extras."

The Steven Seagal Collection 1988-1992
"...this collection sees Seagal at his leanest and meanest, before he became a pudgy self-parody given to uttering trite Zen-lite philosophy whilst despatching impossibly slow and moronic opponents... and singing..."


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