For Your Consideration
(Yes, I too have been wondering if we have a Jewish filmophile here in Dar. If so, maybe we can get them to open up a series of the Katz businesses I'd really like to see... like Katz Deli, or Katz Bagels. But I digress.)
I switched because as alluring as it is to have my very own video library of popular films, the bootleg copies are just too unreliable. Each time I bought a film I'd run home holding my breath - waiting to see if this copy was indeed in English (rather than Chinese or Russian), and if so, if it was a copy of a legitimate DVD or filmed in a movie theater.
In some ways, the movie theater copies are the best. It is certainly the most authentic movie-going experience, since you have real live audience reactions to the film, coughing neighbors, people getting up to go to the bathroom... But alas, the sound quality is often quite poor.
At Katz, on the other hand, the videos are always in English and usually they are good copies. In the last few weeks I've rented The Departed, Dreamgirls, Babel, Little Miss Sunshine, and Little Children. Turns out that a member of the Academy has been selling their copies to bootleggers. For each of these Oscar contenders I've been watching copies of films provided to members of the Academy for their judging pleasure. The words For Your Consideration pop up every 15 minutes or so. I love it! I'm so on the inside!
And now, it is my turn to offer you something For Your Consideration.
Liz has nominated my blog for the Most Inspiring Blog category for the Share the Love Blog Awards. Click on the link to the left and go vote for me. I have no chance of winning, but my ego won't be able to take it if I come in dead last.
Asante Sana (Thank You)