Having been tagged by ERG ( http://www.wibsite.com/wiblog/jen/ ) (I will learn to link properly one day…… promise!!!) I’ve had to go a digging so here we go…..
1. Total number of movies I own on DVD/video
I’ve got 60 dvds (where have they all come from??) a mixture of ones from here and ones my parents brought back from China (in the case of tv series (I’ve got the first seven series of the X-Files) each packet is counted as one, even if it has four disks in it).
There are also 51 shop bought videos and 57 home recorded videos (that have films, tv programmes, sporting events, etc on them…..)
As for actual number of movies….. well, some of the videos have more than two films on them, not all are marked, some are tv programmes….. but probably around 120-140 mark….. give or take.
2. Last movie I bought
Dodgeball…… cause it’s great!!!!!
3. Last movie I watched
Junior (with Danny Divito and Arnie), last film I saw all the way through, some late night, fight against deadly disease film, so film I can name……. Star Wars VI – The Return of the Jedi.
4. Five movies that mean a lot to me
Mighty Ducks Trilogy – being an Ice Hockey fan I love these films which go to show that even the minows have a chance…… just look at the Mighty Ducks of Anaheim (yes, brought in cause of the popularity of the films) in the Stanley Cup a couple of years ago, got to the final when no-one was expecting them to.
Robin Hood (Disney) – a film that I loved from a child, and still do. Showing the nobility of the good guys and the evilness of the bad guys…. a lot like RH – Prince of Thieves.
[Laputa] Castle in the Sky – since Disney got the rights to this film the Laputa bit of the title has been removed. Aparently it means something naughty in Spanish. It, however, is still a great film, again with the battle between good and evil, looking at inheritance and the importance of doing the right thing. It is Japanese animation, but when you consider that it was done nearly twenty years ago; it is better than some of the stuff today!!! It was shown on ITV twice about 17 years ago and it meant enough to me that I have been waiting till it came out so I could buy it. It was one of the first dvds that I bought and is brilliant!!!
Star Trek – Ignoring the fact that I’m a Trekkie, these (at least some of them) are a great set of films full of adventure, comedy, great lines and are truely enjoyable. I can remember a few bank-holidays ago when everyone was away and I was alone, I sat down and watched them all, in order (having breaks to eat, go to work, etc) and I love them. Everything important that I’ve learnt, I’ve learnt from Star Trek.
Casablanca – even though I only got to see this film a few years ago, I love it. If they made a film with the previso of "lets make up some phrases that’ll be cliches and string a film round them" they could not have done better. I love the charactors, from Rick "I don’t put my neck out for no-one" who ends up helping Victor and Ilsa escape, to Captain Renault "We musn’t underestimate American blundering. I was with them when they blundered into Berlin in 1918". I especially love the end……; "But I’ve got a job to do, too. Where I’m going, you can’t follow. What I’ve got to do, you can’t be any part of. Ilsa, I’m no good at being noble, but it doesn’t take much to see that the problems of three little people don’t amount to a hill of beans in this crazy world. Someday you’ll understand that. Now, now… Here’s looking at you kid"
5. Tag 3 other people.
Geneuvive – http://www.livejournal.com/users/geneuvive/
Chorister – http://www.wibsite.com/wiblog/chorister/
Wood – http://johnheronproject.com/wp/
Do they read here, I don’t know, but I like to read theirs, and you might to…….
Now there was going to be something else I was going to write here……. but I can’t remember what…. oh well!!