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.
Get them while they last, and please, for the love of kittens, return them!
– Amy, noble guardian/curator/exasperated purchaser of the DVD collection