Last Friday I went out to do some pawn shop looking for DVDs. That's where I find most of my DVDs. I hardly ever buy DVDs new. When you're out shopping like that, it's best not to have a hard want list. Sure there might be DVDs I hope I run across, but I try and remain open to whatever I find, and generally have several things on my "want list". I'm mostly just out there looking--I may not buy anything. I try and not buy any blind buys either because I can always screen them first through Netflix to see if they're worthwhile.
I've been hoping to run across a copy of Pacific Rim ever since I saw the film, but I finally took the plunge and just bought a cheap copy off eBay. I just got the single disc one, as generally speaking, I don't care too much about watching all the bonus extra features. Sometimes I think they're just fluff or filler, but sometimes they can be really fun to watch and can be informative. It depends on the movie, but I don't worry too much about that when pawn shop hunting. One exception, I do like a lot of the extra feature stuff that they've included on the Doctor Who DVDs, ,which give insight into the history of the program, or the episodes, or something on the writers or actors, etc.--those can be plenty of fun and insightful.
Dallas Buyers Club, baby. I spoke about watching this film on another blog post, and thought it was one of the better films from 2013. McConaughey found a role he could submerge himself into, and the way the film was directed felt just right. I thought the film was shot in Dallas it was so convincing, but turns out it was shot in New Orleans and other parts of Louisiana. Shortly after watching it, I queue the TV series, True Detective. It's another one I highly recommend watching if you haven't done so already. It took me a few episodes to warm up to it, but once I did, I wanted more.
I've already watched Kiki's Delivery Service, and parts of Howl's Moving Castle again, just for a comparison, and it looks fine to me. So I'm happy. I look forward to watching some of the other features. For a bootleg, it's packaged pretty well.
I had my doubts about this episode, as I've had my mixed reactions over the newer regenerations of the doctor. Some of the episodes have been hit and miss with me. But watching this 50th Anniversary edition got me back into watching Doctor Who again, new and old. When I bought the DVD at the pawn shop, the clerk at the front, just popped open the DVD case, took a quick look, and said, okay two bucks even though it is a blu-ray, and 3D, but also contains the regular formatted disc. Who was I to quibble? I paid him my two bucks and trucked. It's certainly worth a watch if you're a Doctor Who fan.