They’ve got some pretty cheap copies of Candyman on Amazon, Bijoux. I really want a blu-ray, though, so I’ve been holding off… but, then again, I could buy it now and then have the pleasure of buying it again when the blu-ray comes out!
Thanks, DFFOO!! Cheap is my price range. I’m still surprised I don’t already own it.
Argh now I’m in a dvd-buying mood! I think I might buy Candyman and Femme Fatale, even though I promised myself I would wait for blu-rays for both of those! :/
Still… It’d be $7.02 for both of them… I can afford that, right? But do I need them??
heh 92 yr old dvd pirate. kinda sweet
u can afford that but u don’t need them, doofu
What is it like to not really want to own dvd’s, Ruby? I just can’t stop myself!
I used to be obsessed with owning my DVDs. But I’m over it, I’m selling them all
^ What does that feel like? What will you do if you ever want to watch one of those movies again?
The first DVDs I got rid of when I left for the UAE were things I realized I don’t like nearly as much as I thought and would probably never watch. The next DVDs I got rid of when I returned from the UAE were things my roommates, immediate friends, and mother already own and I have near immediate access to so it doesn’t really matter. Besides, Netflix is but a couple days’ wait away if not on immediate streaming, there’s Mubi.com, Amazon.com rental, Hulu, IndieFlix, and two or three other sites I’ve found plus festival websites that put up online streamings now and then, and probably more I’ve not heard of, and then there’s still simple old fashioned running to the store to pick it up if it’s a true emergency which it’s probably not.
I don’t like owning stuff much anymore.
Also: the library.
There’s so much shit floating around to access both legally and almost-free, it’s hard just to get around to rewatching your hard copies anyway.
physical media will soon be a relic, doofu
not that i don’t still own around 200 dvds but i haven’t bought any in quite a long time
umm aside from that criterion fanny & alexander i got myself for christmas…
The only DVDs I own:
Criterion Diabolique, Dazed and Confused, and Le SamouraiThe DriverNirvana MTV Unplugged
physical media will soon be a relic
So we’d better buy up while we can!
But really, I don’t want to have an internet connection to access movies that I “own,” and having it on a hard drive just seems so cold and un-fun. I don’t own very much stuff, but for some reason I feel really compelled to own dvd’s. I do only have about 200 – not thousands like I know many people do.
I like to take a break from netflix every now and then to re-watch dvd’s that I already own.
And, finally, it’s a good way to justify occasionally pirating stuff, cause I’ll end up buying the dvd if I like it!
And I wonder if physical media really will end up being a thing of the past. I could see it going either way, but streaming will have to go a loooong way before it can really rival blu ray.
Retail physical media will go away but I think people will still want to burn the stuff they download onto discs if only as a backup.
There will always be people who prefer to have a permanent copy of something. I like to know I can watch a movie forever without having to continuously pay for it.
I’m pretty sure Print-On-Demand will be the replacement model for physical media. Companies won’t be able to afford massive print runs of any but the most commercial movies so they’ll just let people order copies online and print them using a template for the art design and inserts, if any.
It actually feels pretty good to get rid of them. At first I was a little apprehensive about it, but then I got over it. It’s extra cash so that’s ok
I’m excited to look back on this page in 20 years. I just need to remember… 5383, 5383, 5383, 5383…….
Samuel L. Jackson is his own genre indeed.
omg not really a fan of tom hanks but this is hilarious
Proof that Tom Hanks shouldn’t be much of a serious actor, agreed.
Tom Hanks in The ‘burbs is one of my favorite things ever and that’s a very serious film.
Toddlers & Tiaras is so creepy and terrible.
God I love The ’burbs.
know what, i was just watching the trailer and i’ve never seen that film! what the hell is wrong with me. it’s like a whole part of my childhood is missing. i never saw the goonies til 2 years ago. and umm, i didn’t like it much. except for teenage josh brolin :P
“The real monsters in the world are the moms from Toddlers & Tiaras” – Daniel Tosh
@bijou alexanderplatz: I only like a few serious roles from Hanks (Saving Private Ryan, Cast Away). Also, haven’t seen The Burbs.
I didn’t see It’s a Wonderful Life until two years ago or E.T. until last year!
Aside: Just read it’s Sally Hawkins’ birthday today. Yaaay! Also Kirby’s.
Yeah, I think that The Goonies is a much-loved movie usually for those who first saw it when they were under twelve and merely ok to everyone else. I love it!!
Also, ruby and dude : I am assigning viewings of candyman and the burbs to both of you.
I like The Goonies. They’re good enough.