From the Back Cover
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 the insider gems tucked into the digital landscape of many DVDs--there are probably some in your living room right now! Following on the heels of the successful first edition, this new volume--which includes nearly double the number of DVDs--uncovers deleted scenes, hidden "making of" features, conversations between authors, directors, and actors--and special inside jokes made just for DVD viewers. Organized alphabetically, this handy resource will tell you what the eggs are, how to access them, and what the payoff is. So, if you're a film fanatic, and are looking to get more fun out of your DVDs, this is the ultimate movie-lover's insider's guide for you. Happy hunting!
More complete than the first edition
- Locate hidden bloopers, deleted scenes, secret alternate endings, hidden interview clips, video games, little-known DVD-ROM content, and more
- Sharpen your movie knowledge with "Did You Know?" factoids about the films you love
- Discover a hilarious (and hidden) blooper reel from Star Wars: Episode I -The Phantom Menace
- Hear from the film's stars why shooting Scooby-Doo outdoors caused some problems
- Watch a hilarious parody of a famous Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring scene
- Unlock countless eggs buried in best-selling DVDs such as The Matrix, Spider-Man, Monsters, Inc. and Shrek
- Enjoy a humorous collage of famous scenes from The Godfather in multiple languages--and peek at James Caan's screen test for his part as Sonny Corleone
- Take a peek behind the scenes with Pearl Harbor outtakes
- Impress your friends by showing secret areas buried in The Simpsons box sets
About the Author
Marc Saltzman (Richmond Hill, Ontario, Canada) is a freelance journalist, author, lecturer, consultant, and radio and TV personality. He specializes in computers, the Internet, video gaming, telecommunications, digital music, and consumer electronics. Saltzman writes two weekly syndicated columns for Gannett News Service which reach 99 newspapers across the U.S. (and their respective Web sites) every week. He recently inked a deal with CNN.com – which gets over 20 million page views per month – to have his GNS columns run weekly on CNN’s technology page. In addition to his GNS columns, Saltzman contributes to more than two dozen prominent publications, reaching millions of readers each month: USA Today, USAToday.com, LA Times, Playboy, Maxim, Modern Maturity, Yahoo! Internet Life, Electronic Gaming Monthly, PC Gamer, Electronic Playground, and many more. This year he’ll be hosting a new TV show in Canada called "TKO" ("Technical Knockout"), devoted to the finest in games, gadgets, Net trends, computers and consumer electronics. Saltzman is the author of seven books including DVD Confidential: Hundreds of Hidden Easter Eggs Revealed!, Game Design: Secrets of the Sages (published by Macmillan in 3 editions) and Internet Games Directory (Macmillan, 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.