Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Not the best buy

I went to Best Buy today with one of my friends for the first time in almost two months. I hadn't been in since my discussion with the car audio kid about how to install my system and I was happy about that. That store is a sinkhole for my wallet. It turns out that after two months it still is.

Transformers came out on DVD today. It's an alright movie. Not as good as it could have been (it is a Michael Bay film), but it is Transformers, and that alone means I needed to own it. Similar to how Aliens vs. Predator sucked hard, but because it's Aliens and Predator, I had to have it in my collection. As a pleasant tangent, the trailer for Aliens vs. Predator: Requiem is up and looks very, very good; just as violent and bloody as an AvP movie should be (the trailer itself is rated R). I picked up Transformers, just the single disc edition because I didn't feel like paying $7 extra for a disc I'll never watch. Sadly, I've realized that even though I'm a sucker for anything labeled "Collector's/Special Edition," I never watch the bonus features in most cases and so they're usually not worth the extra cash. Not now at least seeing as how my finances are nil.

After grabbing my copy of the movie, I started browsing around and found they have quite a few movies on sale for $10 this week. I spent a good amount of time carrying around a copy of Mission Impossible I & II and would have bought it had I found a widescreen version of M:I:III, but wasn't able to and so didn't go with the first two, either. I figured if I could get the trilogy for $20 I would, but otherwise no. During this hunt for M:I:III, I did find two movies for $10 that I decided were worth getting: Leon The Professional and Blood Diamond. My brother has raved about Blood Diamond more than once, so I figured for $10 it's probably a good deal, and I've heard very good things about Leon The Professional (the "long/Director's Cut" version), so again, for $10, a good deal. Haven't had a chance to watch either yet, but plan to do so tomorrow after work.

I should stay out of that store. I really can't afford to get back into this. Living costs enough as it is without a DVD habit to support.

1 comment:

Becky said...

I have that same problem when I go to Wal-Mart, sad as that sounds. I used to spend $20 almost every time I went in there. Then it turned in to $50 on a regular basis. So I don't go to Wal-Mart very often anymore.