I had a quick look around the other offers and noticed a distinct trend. All those films that so many laboured on for years, now offered at bargain bin prices. Some have slipped out of copyright and into the hands of low-cost distributors, others have simply fallen under the radar for too many years. Either way, the cost of DVD's is on the way down, and fast. It wasn't that long ago that collectors like me were paying $30 for a VHS copy (albeit a letterboxed one) of any number of films. Now $30 is expensive for a DVD, a much better technology.
It makes me both optimistic and nervous. The ownership cost of DVD is sinking to a point where the next technology (probably some kind of HD format) is looming on the horizon. I'm sure I'll have to buy Blade Runner again in five years. Oh, well. Such is the life of a cineaste.
|:: posted by Ian Dawe, 6/15/2005|| Comments (0)|
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