[thechat] LOTR locations

Judah McAuley judah at wiredotter.com
Fri Jan 4 15:12:45 CST 2002

At 03:03 PM 1/4/2002 -0600, Ben Dyer expounded...
>I plan on auctioning off most of my VHS tapes at some point this year 
>(while I can still get something for them). Or maybe not, they'll probably 
>be collectors items someday. :)

Be careful about auctioning off all your VHS tapes, some of those may never 
come out on DVD.  Just like some great music originally issued on vinyl 
never made it to CD.

For instance, I just had to break down and buy Rosencrantz & Guildenstern 
Are Dead on VHS from Amazon.uk because it is out of print in the U.S.  Now 
I have to get the tape converted to NTSC format so I can actually watch 
it.  All because some studio decided it wasn't worth it to keep it in print 
or put it out on DVD.  And this is a movie that's not too old (1990), from 
a well know director (Tom Stoppard), starring two well known actors (Tim 
Roth and Gary Oldman).

Damn industry economics.


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