So, my 39th has been slow so far. I've forgone the whole cake and cards thing. I'm not one to want too much attention drawn to me. I like a little, but lavishing is overdoing it.
I went shopping for things today; soap, paper towels, stuff that one needs to make it though the day. That's when I saw it. Big Lots must've known it was my birthday, 'cause they got a bunch of Sony and MGM DVDs and priced 'em all at $3.
I bought the following:
- Art School Confidential (hadn't seen it yet, but wanted to)
- The Amityville Horror (1979; the remake was there, but no one offered me money to take it)
- Amityville 2: The Possession (a sick, sick movie... Awesome!!!)
- The Crocodile Hunter: Collision Course (once again, a movie I wanted to see, but haven't yet. Steve Irwin RIP)
- Burnt Offerings (anyone for a double feature with The Changeling???)
- The Brood (to replace my Laserdisc that John Beluvich stole back in the 90's. No. I NEVER forget.)
- Foxy Brown (A classic that's worth much more. But why not Coffy?)
- The Ghoul (the 1933 Boris Karloff classic!!!!!)
- The Little Girl Who Lives Down The Lane (Haven't seen it since I was a kid. I've been wanting to revisit it.)
- The Hound of the Baskervilles (Peter Cook and Dudley Moore. 'Nuff said)
- The Fall of the House Of Usher (AIP! Vincent Price!)
- Jack the Giant Killer (the original version, not the musical re-edit. Damn.)
- Roadie (Meatloaf! Alice Cooper! Kaki Hunter! Blondie! Roy Orbison! Art Carney! Hank Williams, Jr.!)
- Scanners (because, believe it or not, I didn't have a copy yet)
- Swamp Thing (Maybe I'll get lucky and it'll be the withdrawn disc with Adrienne Barbeau nudity! Update: Nope! Same old Brief nudity PG version. Doesn't matter. It's DC and Wes Craven's arguable finest hours.)
Some I passed over. Killer Klowns From Outer Space ('cause I already own it), John Carpenter's The Fog (might go back for that one), Amityville: The Demon (because I have it on DVD in it's original 3D field Sequential version), Bert I. Gordon's The Magic Sword (might go back for that one, too)... can't remember the others I almost went for. A nice bag of goodies for my 39th.
I'll probably spend the rest of my impending middle age chilling out and watching movies, though maybe not the ones I just bought. I just got two Korean movies that are barking at me to watch, and soon: A Tale of Legendary Libido (a period comedy about a man with an unstoppable erection... shades of Sex & Zen!) and GP506 aka The Guard Post (a military zombie movie).
Lastly, who else has formed a crush on Stephanie Courtney aka Progressive Insurance's spokes lady, FLO? She went from mildly annoying, to strangely attractive to I have to stop everything and watch whenever one of the commercials are on. It's not enough to make me go Progressive, but throw in a date with her and I might change my mind! What am I saying? Stop me!!!!!!