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It was a simpler time: Space Jam's official site from 1996

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.
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Re: It was a simpler time: Space Jam's official site from 1996

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/199710130.../cmp/cast.html
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Re: It was a simpler time: Space Jam's official site from 1996

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!
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Re: It was a simpler time: Space Jam's official site from 1996

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.
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Re: It was a simpler time: Space Jam's official site from 1996

Originally Posted by bluetoast View Post
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.
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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.
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Re: It was a simpler time: Space Jam's official site from 1996

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).
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Re: It was a simpler time: Space Jam's official site from 1996

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.
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Re: It was a simpler time: Space Jam's official site from 1996

LOL nice find!
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Re: It was a simpler time: Space Jam's official site from 1996

Both the Star Trek Generations and First Contact websites were very advanced for their time.

http://movies.trekcore.com/generatio...onswebsite.pdf

Actually, according to this, Generations was the first official movie website ever.
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Re: It was a simpler time: Space Jam's official site from 1996

Ah, the days when you always had to say "Double-you, double-you, double-you, dot" outloud.
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Re: It was a simpler time: Space Jam's official site from 1996

Actually a better design than a lot of sites I see these days
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Re: It was a simpler time: Space Jam's official site from 1996

My first movie-related memory was when I first got broadish band and downloaded the trailer for The Rock on Quicktime. It was like... 320 pixels by 240 pixels! And it only took ten minutes to download.
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How I know I was on the internet really early:

A Yahoo search for "face-sitting" returned 1 result.
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Re: It was a simpler time: Space Jam's official site from 1996

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.
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Re: It was a simpler time: Space Jam's official site from 1996

Originally Posted by cungar View Post
Actually a better design than a lot of sites I see these days
Still better than Ain't it Cool News.
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Re: It was a simpler time: Space Jam's official site from 1996

Originally Posted by mcfly View Post
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/199710130.../cmp/cast.html
That would actually be a cool retro site today.
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Re: It was a simpler time: Space Jam's official site from 1996

Anyone remember this monstrosity? http://web.archive.org/web/199911271....dvdtalk.com/?

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