[quote=“Sir Donald Bradman”]
Someone mentioned the cheapie old mives you can buy for 100NT each. You can buy those a lot of places. The cheapest I’ve seen is 7 for 500NT in the basement under the bridge at the computer market. [/quote]
No, the cheapest are the boxed sets of ten dvds from Costco for $319. Making them about $32 per dvd.
They’re called “Oscar best movie collection”
I’ve already bought three, and they’re semi-themed (Marilyn Monroe classics, Bond classics, Hitchcock classics, etc, but with other films thrown in for fun.
From Russia w Love
Ghost and Mrs. Muir
How to marry a Millionaire
7 Year Itch
March of wooden soldiers
Some like it hot
To kill a mockingbird
Love is a many splendid thing
Boy w green hair
Grapes of Wrath
North by Northwest
Dial M for Murder
There’s one more set of Hitchcocks I want to get. Maybe today. I’m going to Costco this afternoon, so I’ll check if they have “The Man who would be King” in one of the collections. I think I remember seeing it.
I just wish the weather would get rainy so I could sit around watching them on Sunday afternoons.
But it would be a profitable venture if someone opened a DVD rental shop that stocked classics, cult films, hard to find films in Taiwan, BBC films, boxed set television series from UK, Standup comedy routines, classic rock musical films (The Wall, Tommy, etc), foreign language films with both chinese and english subtitles (although this might be difficult in that the local distribution companies are tight asses and have limited range or knowledge when selecting what to translate here, although they are getting better).
In fact, a shop of this type would probably have to stock most dvds WITHOUT chinese subtitles because they’d have to be ordered from overseas. I wonder about this.
I remember many many years ago, there was a MTV, can’t remember the name, across from where Gold’s gym now stands, that had a bang up assortment of Laser discs organised by directors and countries, but they got closed down when there were raids on MTVs in early 90s. Does anyone else remember that place?