Where does he get all those wonderful toys!?
~ The Joker
Never mind that last post. I awoke this morning all up in my wife’s hair – literally – and waxed poetic. Pure drivel!
Anyhoo . . .
Remember that scene in Men In Black where K is giving J the tour and laments how new technology will eventually force him to buy The White Album again?
Yeah. I hear ya, K.
I too am no stranger to transition. I’ve gone from 45s to cassettes to CDs. From rotary dialing to speed dialing to Vlingo. From a diary to a journal to a blog. And with every new upgrade comes the chance to reengage with the old.
I am now the proud owner of a PS3. And to go with it, our first new TV in over a decade. Forty two inches of 1080/120 clarity. And while it’s been fun playing new video games (when I can manage to wrestle the controller away from the youngins), the real pleasure for me is finally getting to sit down and enjoy a movie in high definition!
You know my passion for movies, right? So SQUEEE with me, won’t you? I’ll wait . . .
Didn’t that feel just groovy?!
And now I find myself having to buy The White Album again. So to speak. Here are the movies in my DVD collection that I’ve now upgraded to BD:
One cannot be a philosophy major and not be intimately familiar with Morpheus, Neo, Trinity & Co. In high definition, you can see Neo sweat as he shows off his mad Kung Fu skills. And the philosopher’s commentary by Cornel West and Ken Wilbur is worth every bite of the red pill. Trust me . . .
If it hadn’t been for that frumpy and bespectacled Peter Jackson and his hairy Hobbits, this movie would have delivered a decisive broadside at the Oscars. Paul Bettany and Russell Crowe, together again and delivering the goods. Smoke and oakum, indeed!
Trivial question: Can you name the last movie, only one of three, to win the top five Oscar categories? And it came out in February. Yeah, it’s that good. And there’s nothing quite as delectable as Hannibal the Cannibal sucking the census taker and a nice Chianti in 1080 dpi.
The crystal clear soundtrack is what makes this a no-brainer. That, and the fact that I can now read those pesky subtitles. Add some exquisite cinematography and masterful storytelling and I’m more than willing to fork over the extra cash to upgrade this selection.
I had to get this one on blu-ray, as my DVD copy is about worn out. This movie has it all. Patrick Swayze taking swarthy to new heights. Jake Gyllenhaal, all angst-riddled and snarky. Time travel. I mean, co’mon! And don’t ever doubt my commitment to Sparkle Motion!
These are just for starters. And for starters, them ain’t bad!
So, for those of you who’ve upgraded, which movies did you simply have to repurchase? And if you have any suggestions for movies that are must-see, I’m all ears. Digitally speaking . . .