By Al Giovetti
Tender Loving Care
David Foster, General Manager of Digital Leisure - which released the first fully-interactive game for DVD Video and CD-ROM in the arcade-classic Dragon's Lair and also has Space Ace, Dragon's Lair II and A Fork in the Tale in the company's DVD library - said publishing a top title like TLC fits perfectly with the high quality DVD titles they are releasing. The Tender Loving Care DVD-ROM recently won the first place DVD Gold Award at an event sponsored by the International Compact Disc Interactive Association (ICDIA) and Interactive Digital Media Association (IDMA), and captured the first place Creative Excellence Award at the DVD Pro Conference.
But you won’t find this psychological thriller in any of the theaters. This movie is interactive, and designed for a moviegoing audience of one. And this time, you’re the director.
The company expects to release TLC for DVD-ROM and CD-ROM in early March.
Digital Leisure is a leading publisher of interactive DVD-ROM and DVD-Video titles. The company acquires and remasters existing video-intensive titles that would benefit from the superior video and audio quality of DVD. The company can be contacted at http://www.digitalleisure.com
Digital Leisure To Release Intriguing Psychological DVD Thriller: Tender Loving Care
Long-Awaited Interactive Shocker from the Creators of the 7th Guest and 11th Hour Wins DVD Awards - Incorporates Player Personality Right Into Game, Affecting Outcome
GORMLEY, Ontario, Canada -- February 9, 1999 -- It is the story of a desperate triangle of power, lust and intrigue.
Digital Leisure announces the long-anticipated release of Aftermath Media's Tender Loving Care, based on the novel by Andrew Neiderman (Devil's Advocate) and designed by the visionaries behind the award-winning 7th Guest and 11th Hour. TLC is available now on DVD-ROM and CD-ROM. TLC is unique in that is truly a movie - shot on 35mm film with state-of-the-art sound, video and special effects - a game, and an accurate psychological exam. By responding to questions about the characters, and some personal ones as well, Dr. Turner (Hurt) uses the Thematic Apperception (personality) Test - your answers are integrated directly into the game, and later used to affect character situations and the dramatic ending.
Watch the story unfold. Investigate the environment by reading intimate diaries, collecting phone messages and Email. Hear the characters reveal their darkest secrets. It's just the kind of thing the TLC creators were looking for when they became the first to successfully blend high-end movie production with the enhanced entertainment value of interactivity. TLC creators Rob Landerous and David Wheeler, who wrote and directed the game, said the game was created specifically for DVD and CD-ROM.
"Unlike every other so-called interactive movie makers, we created a movie experience and made it interactive as opposed to adding movie content to a computer game," Wheeler said. "Since Tending Loving Care was created specifically for the DVD, we made sure it takes full advantage of the dramatic leap DVD provides in video, sound and overall experience. We set an industry standard years ago with the 7th Guest and 11th Hour. We set one again with TLC. Realism, and attention to quality, conspire to draw the gamer into this mysterious and enveloping world, which is truly interactive - evolving itself based on your specific personality!"
"The CD-ROM version is more sophisticated than 95 percent of computer games on the market. We set an industry standard years ago with the 7th Guest and 11th Hour. We set one again with TLC. Realism, and attention to quality, conspire to draw the gamer into this mysterious and enveloping world, which is truly interactive - evolving itself based on your specific personality!"
A noteworthy psychologist unraveling an enigma, his beautiful and tragic patient, her dangerous husband and the mysterious, sensual psychotherapist who turns their world upside down. Add in two-time Oscar nominee and acclaimed British actor John Hurt (Alien, Contact, Elephant Man) and you have all the elements needed for a top Hollywood Blockbuster.
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