As we all know, if you want a big film collection, nowadays, it is easy. You can pick up hundreds of DVD's for a buck each - it doesn't matter. But, as a film fan, I'm sure - like every other film fan - the first thing you have a gander at when visiting a new friends house is their film collection - its never about quantity, its about quality. A-Z is my way of going through my collection, from A-Z, and justifying why I own the films...
#3 - AI: Artificial Intelligence
Why did I buy it?
This is one of the 'early ones'. Back in the early days of DVD's - say, 2000-2002 - it was more about how many you owned. At the time, free DVDs in the newspaper was the thing of dreams. Fact is, I saw it at the cinema and recalled it being 'alright' and - oooo, a cardboard sleeve, a double-disc set... these things used to be special (I say in a grumpy, old-man mood). But, believe me this was nearly on my way out ...
Must've cost £24.99 back in the day, but was bought on a "2 for £30"... in hindsight, the purchase, at that price, was foolish.
Why do I still own it?
But I kept it on a few grounds. One - I was building up a sweet Spielberg collection which would've been complete except I bought 1941... it really is that bad and I knew I wouldn't watch it so cashed it in. The second reason was the Kubrick-connection. I haven't watched all of Stanley Kubricks films, but wholly intend to - and though this ain't a Kubrick, it has alot of his ideas within it. The image above being an idea conceived by Kubrick - verging on HR Giger territory - but it doesn't matter, those visuals alone are incredible and Spielberg + Kubrick + Incredible Visual story = a-keeper.
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