DVD-rama

I used to use peerflix.com to get DVDs, but I got busy at one point, and didn’t have time to watch the movies I was receiving. So, I let the account go stagnant. They threatened to remove my account for inactivity, and though I can still login, the account page is all wonky.

When I emptied out my 300 carousel DVD player after it broke, I re-discovered all the forgotten movies. The trick is none of them have containers for me to put them in (unlike the CDs which I had in four 100 CD albums).

Watched – If you want to borrow, let me know.

  • The Girl in Lovers Lane – 1959, black and white, almost watchable
  • The Manchurian Candidate – wide screen and “standard” – 1962, Frank Sinatra, Janet Leigh, classic
  • Paycheck – Ben Afflec, Uma Thurman
  • Die Another Day – Pierce Brosnan Bond, 2 discs
  • Harold and Kumar Go to White Castle – excellent, I really need to see the second one
  • Anchorman
  • Free Enterprise – an indie geek romantic comedy about two trekkies who meet a messed up William Shatner, funny, with an insane number of sci-fi, comic book, and movie culture references

Unwatched – When will I find the time? Tell me which ones to watch first.

  • Y Tu Mamá También
  • Everything is Illumated
  • Se7en – 2 discs
  • Kiss Kiss Bang Bang
  • A History of Violence
  • Spanglish
  • Yes
  • Syriana
  • Paradise Now
  • Nine Lives
  • True Romance – unrated directors cut, 2 discs, started to watch and didn’t like
  • Capote

I had also received a copy of Lord of the Rings: Return of the King via swaptree.com but it didn’t play on my old DVD player, it’s quite scratched up. When I was re-boxing all of the other DVDs, I put it in the new player on a whim figuring it might have better oversampling/correction. Indeed, the $50 player had no problem at all with the disc!

Unfortunately, I put this classically epic movie in after 10 pm on a week night and at 1 am had to turn it off with over an hour left.