…because the Memento VCD available for rental here in Taiwan is NOT Memento! Instead of the award-winning movie itself, the geniuses at Deltamac have for some reason (incompetence? some more active form of idiocy? who knows?) given us (without a word of warning as far as I can see) the ‘chronological’ version as featured on some special edition DVDs.
I dont know for sure, but this presumably applies to the VHS version as well. In fact heck for all I know this was the version that they showed in theaters here too. Sometimes I despair of this place I really do.