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DJLinus
05-19-12, 01:13 PM
I thought this was good for a chuckle. Warner Bros. has left Space Jam's official site untouched since 1996:

http://www2.warnerbros.com/spacejam/movie/jam.htm

Dig those frames! Actually, I kind of prefer this simpler design to some of the overly flashed ones of today.

My Other Self
05-19-12, 01:20 PM
The Vegas Vacation one from 1997 is even more primitive. This was up until a couple of a years ago.

http://web.archive.org/web/19971013010526/http://www.vegasvacation.com/cmp/cast.html

Dr. DVD
05-19-12, 01:27 PM
I think the first movie website to get a lot of traffic was Showgirls. I remember it being the first I visited when I got internet in my dorm in college, which was also the first time I had internet! :D

bluetoast
05-19-12, 01:33 PM
I remember going to the one for The Phantom as a kid, passing the Phantom's initiation test, and entering "The Phantom" as my name. He had to take his own test on his own site? Man that seemed hilarious as a kid.

A few years later when Pizza Hut would give out free mix CDs, I would name them something like "Papa John's is the best!", "Dominoes is better" which would end up getting printed on the label.

My Other Self
05-19-12, 01:35 PM
A few years later when Pizza Hut would give out free mix CDs, I would name them something like "Papa John's is the best!"I don't remember them doing that. The only promotion I recall is when they had an MGM DVD promotion between Bill & Ted, Mr. Mom and 2 others you could get with a pizza. They came in a cardboard sleeve.

This was close to when DVD was still in its infancy.

bluetoast
05-19-12, 01:42 PM
Yeah I got the Bill & Ted's Bogus Journey one, I remember getting mine in 2003, paper cases. I inserted it into the first Bill & Ted DVD. Honeymoon in Vegas was also one of them.

The Pizza Hut mixes were around '98 or so. You can choose around 3 songs, couldn't repeat artists, and then you name it and they mail it to you. I'll try to get a pic if I can find them.

islandclaws
05-19-12, 01:58 PM
Haha. Oh, man, I totally remember those Pizza Hut mix CDs. IIRC, the selection was crap, but I was thrilled at the idea of getting free CDs mailed to me (I was 16).

JesseCuster
05-19-12, 02:27 PM
My fav was the original Blair Witch Project website. Spooky as hell. I also guessed right and made a mint on HSX with the film. Who knew.

matome
05-21-12, 09:28 AM
LOL nice find!

TheBang
05-22-12, 09:10 PM
Both the Star Trek Generations and First Contact websites were very advanced for their time.

http://movies.trekcore.com/generations/originalsite/generationswebsite.pdf

Actually, according to this (http://en.memory-alpha.org/wiki/Star_Trek_Generations#Official_Site), Generations was the first official movie website ever.

Mondo Kane
05-22-12, 09:23 PM
Ah, the days when you always had to say "Double-you, double-you, double-you, dot" outloud.

cungar
05-22-12, 09:38 PM
Actually a better design than a lot of sites I see these days

The Bus
05-23-12, 06:26 AM
My first movie-related memory was when I first got broad<i>ish</i> band and downloaded the trailer for <b>The Rock</b> on Quicktime. It was like... 320 pixels by 240 pixels! And it only took ten minutes to download.

The Bus
05-23-12, 06:27 AM
How I know I was on the internet really early:

A Yahoo search for "face-sitting" returned <b>1</b> result.

PenguinJoe
05-23-12, 07:44 AM
In 1996 I was eleven and remember kids talking about how awesome that movie was being from Chicago. I think I had some collectible space jam cups or something.

Michael Corvin
05-23-12, 09:31 AM
Actually a better design than a lot of sites I see these days

Still better than Ain't it Cool News.

Troy Stiffler
05-23-12, 09:36 AM
The Vegas Vacation one from 1997 is even more primitive. This was up until a couple of a years ago.

http://web.archive.org/web/19971013010526/http://www.vegasvacation.com/cmp/cast.html

That would actually be a cool retro site today.

Troy Stiffler
05-23-12, 09:37 AM
Anyone remember this monstrosity? http://web.archive.org/web/19991127164453/http://www.dvdtalk.com/?