I watched “Dan In Real Life” again this weekend (on Blu-Ray, wow it looks nice), and it is quickly becoming one of my favorite movies.
What’s interesting, that I have noted, is now that my DVD movie collection is pretty much rounded out — save the consistent three or four I always forget about and are on my wishlist to get someday — is that now I get to see which ones I watch regularly. What surprises me is that it’s always the dramas. There’s a few classics that I keep returning to, to watch over and over again, and the great thing is that I enjoy them the next time as much as I did the first one. It’s awesome. This movie is quickly becoming one of those, too … I think this is the third or fourth time I’ve seen it, and it’s not even close to becoming old.
If there’s one type of movie I can never watch again, it’s suspense / action movies. Ones where they have you gripping / guessing what’s going to happen in the end. I don’t like the sense of anxiety it creates, and besides, once I figure out what happens (by watching the movie) the feeling can never be recreated, and watching it again is really just torture for me. So, there’s a lot of movies — really good ones, even — that I refuse to buy only because I can’t possibly sit through it again. Movies like The Lion King, Finding Nemo and Toy Story come to mind (that’s odd, all animated Disney ones … go figure).
Anyway, dramas are for me. And this is a great one. I managed to score a copy on Blu-Ray for only $10 on Amazon which I could not pass up. I don’t remember the actual timeline, but I think this was one of they very first movies on Blu-Ray I saw … well, I definitely remember that the colors were so gorgeous, and the transfer was so well done, that it convinced me to stop scoffing the format, and instead give it a chance. It was probably then that I realized that *recent* movies on Blu-Ray look gorgeous. And they do. Wow. Good times. :)