You can pick up hundreds of DVDs for a round-pound each - it doesn't matter. It's never about quantity, it's about quality. A-Z is my way of going through my collection, from A-Z, and understanding why I own the films ... or you can tell me why I should sell 'em
#99 - Independence Day
Why did I buy it?
I think its all nostalgia really. I watched it with my sister at the cinema and I remember bibidly walking to Woolworths as she bought the video on the week of release - even spending £2.99 on a Stargate video as an offer. Happy times indeed. Independence Day then became a regular viewing on the rotation of 10-videos we had. Independence Day, Jurassic Park, Casper, The Lost World, The Making of Michael Jacksons Thriller, The LIttle Rascals and Men in Black. When it came on DVD, I was also a little interested in the 'special edition' version of the film too!
Why do I still own it?
I have watched it a couple of times since I bought it, but it's not a big hit. I even visited my sisters house a while ago and watched a little of her Blu-Ray copy and, strangely enough, it looked like a soap with the clarity of Blu-Ray. I think it's dated pretty badly and, though it has the great moments of the sky-fights and the first 40 minutes prior to destruction, it ultimately loses pace halfway in.
Should Independence Day stay? Is it one of the best disaster films still?