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19 October 2010 @ 09:45 am
Getting this movie is not easy  
The people that own Flight of the Snow Geese finally got back to me but the news wasn't good. They can sell me a copy but they want 145 GBP or about $230 for one DVD. WTF!?! I'm willing to pay $50 may-be even $60 for one DVD and that's a lot in itself, but $230? And when I told them I need it in NTSC because I'm in the US as they were going to send me a PAL version that adds on another 20 GBP. AARRGG!! I've been thinking about this all day yesterday. I REALLY DO want this movie. I miss it so much. But for the little I make it isn't right to spend so much on one dvd. But I want it. Kabuldur, or Kaetarin, do you guys know if this was ever on VHS in Australia? I think the year it was made was 1973. Someone out there somewhere has to have a copy. I'm so kicking myself for taping over the copy I had when I was a teen. I don't know. May-be I still have it. I have a bunch of VHS's unlabled. I'm paying now for not labling them all these years. But I'd rather have it in decent quality. I may go for it if I can't get it and just set aside some money for it slowly. Sigh. I'll get in Pal though. I think I have a region free dvd player somewhere.

I got Chris's character to level 50 yesterday. What an accomplishment! Now I can concentrate on my account and even start story mode. Chris has pre-ordered the new Fallout game. We went to pay for it at 9pm last night. Then at midnight I went with him to pick it up. It was cold so I stayed in the car. It was fun watching all the nerds go in and out of the game store. One even looked like Leonard from Big Bang Theory.

I managed to get two more boxes cleared out yesterday. I'm so glad about that. But now I need more clear boxes again. I can't wait for all this to be over. Once we know what we're keeping we need to find the heat resistant objects we don't use and leave those in the garage. It's brutal in there over the summer. Cold won't hurt stuff, but we don't want anything to melt.

The character poll is going well. Still waiting on a few more votes before I close it. Don't forget to participate.

Shoot I know I'm forgetting something.

EDIT: BIG Edit! I just found a VHS on ebay in England and bought a copy for under $40! The only problem is it's PAL. It's better than nothing but I don't know how I'll be able to watch this now. That's the next thing I need to figure out now.
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Cheezey: Thoughtful Liquidatorcheezey on October 19th, 2010 03:21 pm (UTC)
Glad you were able to find a copy of it without having to pay an arm and a leg for it. Good luck figuring out the best way to watch it. I haven't ever messed with PAL tapes.
Des: Embarassed Gadzooksthagirion on October 19th, 2010 03:25 pm (UTC)
Yeah, the guy has good feedback but something has me worried. I hope it will arrive ok. I did find anothr guy on ebay that converts pal to dvd region free. I read his reviews and descriptions and I don't get any bad feelings from him. But first I have to get this tape. My fear is I'll end up with a blank tape.
The Silver Wolf of Darkness: Bumblebee WTF mate?silvolf on October 19th, 2010 10:40 pm (UTC)
My video player plays American videos as well as UK ones but its annoying if you have one that only plays one region. Regions are stupid and pointless. Good luck with the video.
Des: Jafar Annoyedthagirion on October 20th, 2010 12:51 am (UTC)
Wow that's cool your VCR can do both. Yes I hate the notion of regions too. It should be the same everywhere.
kabuldurkabuldur on October 20th, 2010 10:18 am (UTC)
I'm sorry, I only saw it on TV, so I don't know where to get it. But I have got Gyro on the search! (hopefully).

Good luck with it. I hope it arrives intact.

And yeah, that region thing is a pain in the butt.
Des: Thank Youthagirion on October 20th, 2010 01:17 pm (UTC)
Aw, thanks. But if I get this tape hopefully everything will work out.
Yes, why did they invent regions. It just makes things worse.
kabuldurkabuldur on October 21st, 2010 11:44 am (UTC)
I did get Gyro onto it, but he found nothing. I hope that tape works out!
Desthagirion on October 21st, 2010 12:45 pm (UTC)
Thanks, I appreciate him looking. This is one of those very rare things I'm looking for. Seems everything I hunt down is very rare.
Snowsheepschneeschaf on October 21st, 2010 05:48 am (UTC)
Don't close your poll yet! I want to vote. I'm sorry, but i've been quite preoccupied over the last few days because of my silly dog getting herself lost. I know which character i'm going to vote for, but i don't have time right now to do a proper explanatory post. I got my dog back, and all (well, most) is right with the world again, so i promise i will do it tomorrow.

Glad you were able to find a copy of that show for a lot less. $230 is crazy.
Desthagirion on October 21st, 2010 11:54 am (UTC)
Ok, I can keep it open a little while longer. I'm waiting on some one else still anyone.
That's wonderful about your dog. I'm glad you got her back.

Yeah, I'm just worried this one I bought won't work out. Let's hope it does.
Snowsheepschneeschaf on October 22nd, 2010 05:35 am (UTC)
Ok. I know i promised i would respond to your poll today, but between going to the vet, a parent/teacher conference, the store, work and various other things, my day was crazy busy and i haven't had any time at all to play on the computer. And now i'm practically falling asleep as i type this. I have every intention of doing it tomorrow though, i assure you. I didn't even get a chance to book my flight yet, which i also wanted to do today, and you KNOW that's a priority for me. D: