Friday, May 20, 2005

pirates

If you had a mate who was going to Asia and offered to bring back cheap, pirated copies of any DVDs you wanted, because it was only going to cost you a couple of bucks each, what DVDs would be on your list?

DVDs ain't cheap, which is why I tend to leave the DVD buying in this household, to the boy. That's why we have so many movies based on graphic novels, and huge gaping holes in our Buffy/Angel collections. So if money wasn't an issue (and in my mind, it usually is), what would I ask for?

Firstly, fill that damnned gaping hole - that means getting Buffy Seasons 5 and 7, and season 6 part two.

It also means getting Angel season 5.

Secondly, the entire Baby Genius collection, for the little one who is to come.

I wouldn't mind supplementing my favourite comedy, Zoolander, with some more of Ben Affleck's wonderful work - Meet the Parents and Dodgeball would be a good start.

I loved The Emperor and the Assassin, so I'd get that just to show the boy that Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon ain't all that.

As yet I can't decide whether to go for Star Trek season two, or the entire Seinfeld series. Sometimes nostalgia just isn't what it used to be.

Maybe another X-Files season, I'm not sure. We already have the seasons 1-4 and I know that by the time the whole alien conspiracy story arc was wrapped up it was only a matter of episodes before I stopped watching the show religiously.

Oh, and also Best in Show, The Mighty Wind, and that one about the two crooks who arrive in town masquerading as little-girl pageant coaches.

14 comments:

Wicked said...

You mean Ben Stiller, praps? :P

happyandblue2 said...

We have so many reruns here that I can't picture wanting anything to do with tv shows.
I can't think of any movies I would want either..

darth said...

tampopo. apparently they stopped producing the official dvd, because amazon is selling them for over US$120 each..wtf??

flying kiwi said...

Ha - I remember getting Affleck and Stiller confused. And yet they really are quite different. My sister in Thailand has a huge dvd collection, for the reasons you mention. Good luck choosing!

Make Tea Not War said...

Tampopo is fabulous. I want a copy too.

Jon said...

I have tampopo on video, but who buys videos anymore?

I'd also get Jockstrap Dudes, you may find it quite entertaining

Violet said...

wicked: oh yeah, wrong Ben.

happyandblue2: I used to think like you, but several years of DVD-shopping with the boy changed all that.

darth and mtnw: that's a bit pricey of one movie. Is Tampopo the one about noodles?

flying kiwi: Ben Affleck is in Dodgeball with Ben Stiller...

jon: It's not a sports movie, I assume?

Violet said...

I'd also get the enire series of Father Ted, which I remember being quite shocked about when I first saw it because I couldn't believe the Catholic Church in Ireland would sanction a comedy which is such a piss-take of Catholic priests.

Jon said...

Oh, Father Ted is hilarious!! Ireland isn't so devout anymore- just the old folks, and once they're dead, it pretty much won't be at all. Like most places in Western Europe, the churches are practically empty, and only 3 priests were ordained last year in all of Ireland.

Violet said...

I'm glad you got something positive out of your time in Ireland then; I recall you weren't so impressed with the general conservatism of the place at the time.

glomgold said...

Yes, Emperor and the Assassin was fantastic! Hero & House of Flying Daggers were great too. Fulltime Killers, Infernal Affairs, the King of Masks. Ah! Too many to name. DVDs kick ass!

Violet said...

I still haven't seen House of Flying Daggers. Is it bigger on style than story, as per Hero, or is it big on story, as per The Emperor and the Assassin?

glomgold said...

It falls somewhere in the middle I'd say. Though I do feel the story in 'Hero' is a very poignant one. The film is just done with plenty of visuals.

Violet said...

I thought the plotline of Hero was a little dodgy, because I'd read about the guy who became China's first emperor and he wasn't a nice guy. So that fact that he represent some kind of ideal in Hero put me off a little. Flying Daggers is supposedly a romance, no?