Daily Archives: May 1, 2008

If you love your DVDs, set them free…

and if they come back to you, then you won’t have to buy replacement copies. Thus speaks a Film & Audio librarian.

One of my noble colleagues once told me, “If something is stolen, buy another copy. And if that copy is stolen, buy it again. When you finally have a copy that stays on your shelf, then you’ll know you’ve met the demand.”

I try to keep this thought in mind when I am purchasing my fifth set of Kill Bill DVDs (and we’re not even counting the stolen VHS copies, mind you). And I cheer myself up by compiling lists like this one:

Amy’s Super-Unscientific List of Most Stolen Movies on DVD!

  • Army of Darkness – Bruce Campbell and the undead are always a winning combination.
  • Barbershop – Ice Cube inherits his father’s business; wackiness ensues.
  • Carlito’s Way – Al Pacino tries to get a day job.
  • Fight Club – Brad Pitt and Edward Norton are very special snowflakes.
  • Friday – Ice Cube again, but now he’s in South Central.
  • Gladiator – Russell Crowe, togas, funny haircuts, the works.
  • Kill Bill Volume 1 and Kill Bill Volume 2 – Uma Thurman gets a cool sword and puts it to good use.
  • Scarface – Al Pacino again, but now he’s in Miami.
  • Se7en – Brad Pitt again, but now he’s a cop who hangs out with Morgan Freeman.

book jacket     book jacket     book jacket     book jacket     book jacket

Get them while they last, and please, for the love of kittens, return them!

- Amy, noble guardian/curator/exasperated purchaser of the DVD collection

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