DVD ma'am, DVD sir, DVD DVD DVDX!
Took a trip to Quiapo this afternoon, and my DVD-hunting session went well into the early evening. Here's the list of what I bought:
- The Pianist
- Out of Africa
- Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels
- Full Monty
- American Beauty
- Four Weddings and a Funeral
- Reservoir Dogs
- Doctor Zhivago
- The Office - The Complete Third Season
- Kasal, Kasali, Kasalo
- A 24-in-1 DVD with the following films:
A 6-in-1 DVD with the following films:
- One More Chance
- A Love Story
- You Are the One
- Close to You
- You Got Me
- Paano Kita Iibigin
- Till I Met You
- One Percent Full
- My Kuya's Wedding
- The Promise
- Blackout (Robin Padilla and Iza Calzado's indie film)
- I've Fallen for You (Piolo's indie film)
- Happy Hearts
- Apat Dapat Dapat Apat
- Feng Shui
A 6-in-1 DVD with the following films/features:
- Babae sa Breakwater
- She Walks By Night... Ssshhh!
- Unfaithful Wife 2
Knocked UpHot RodSuperbadBlades of Glory
- Viva Hot Babes
- 1st Time
- Hot Babes in the Flesh
- Striptease: The Art of Erotic Dancing
Now, my notes:
- I listed the DVDs *autobiographically* (that is, in the order that I bought them; bonus points for you if you got the High Fidelity reference).
- For the past few Christmases, I'd been giving people DVDs for presents (and I don't think anyone ever watches them; I also gave books and I don't think anyone read them). Anyway, the theme for our Christmas party this year are Oscar-nominated films, so I figured why not just give Oscar-nominated films away this year, which is why the list looks like that up top. I'll probably end up watching most of those films and even keep a couple of them.
- I got Reservoir Dogs and Lock, Stock and Two Smoking barrels for myself.
- I never really watch movies anymore. I'm the guy who hasn't seen 300 *and* Transformers. It's not that I don't like watching movies, or that I don't have a social life, it's just that I could usually find somewhere else I'd rather be doing. For example, over the past three months, I'd probably seen only one movie in the theater, but I'd gone to see three or four shows at 70s Bistro, watched the Pacquiao fight live at Megamall, went to see the local Avenue Q performance, attended a couple of PBA games at the Araneta, and a bunch of other stuff.
- I don't really watch television anymore, either. I mean, I still *watch* but it's usually just sports or Jeopardy or Startalk or whatever else is on. But I don't really follow any television show--I even stopped watching Lost and Heroes. My two favorite shows, The OC and Veronica Mars, were both cancelled last season and I don't have the energy to follow any show anymore, not even Gossip Girl or Chuck. I'm sure I'd love them if I ever watched (Josh Schwartz is the man), but I just can't be bothered right now.
- The only TV show I'm following right now is The Office. I was a huge, huge fan of Ricky Gervais' original, and I didn't want to bother with the American one. But then I got into the show (it's a looong story), and now I'm totally hooked. In fact, fan blogs like The Office Tally and Watching the Office are part of my morning reading list. To borrow the words of Jim Halpert, I'm really passionate about The Office. In fact, um, I'm in love with The Office.
- I'm still annoyed that Kasal, Kasali, Kasalo wasn't in the 24-in-1 DVD. Also, I can imagine how people would react when I show them that DVD. "Yuck, ang jologs mo! Uhm--pahiram pagktatapos ha."
- It took all the strength in my body to prevent myself from buying each of the Jeric Raval and Ian Veneracion 16-in-1 DVDs. Yeah, me too, I didn't even know Jeric Raval was in 16 movies.
- The two DVDs with the, uh, adlit content were on a rack going for 25 bucks each. I'm planning to give them away for Christmas presents too, probably to our office legal counsel. We call him "Att-horny". To be perfectly candid, I'll probably watch the DVDs too. But only to check if they're working.
- I'm also annoyed that I had to buy individual copies of the last four films. I mean, how could this happen? Aren't there any Judd Apatow fans in wherever the hell they put these things together? They can put out a compilation of all of the Michael Dudikoff's American Ninja films but they can't get all the Will Ferrell and frat pack movies in one disc?
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