Here's a thread to officially say good-bye to a Blu-ray or DVD you are trading in or letting go of for the last time. You can just list the title (film or TV) you're dropping, or leave a quick reason or review.
If you're like me, you have more BDs or DVDs on your shelf than you'll ever get around to seeing again. You collected them over the years like old friends, and maybe screened many for real friends and family. You probably thought you created a library to pass on to your children but, let's face it, they will never have the exact same interests as you and they don't want to have to get rid of all your stuff when you're gone (I remember donating my Dad's VHS collection to Goodwill). So, what do you do?
One by one, or some by some, you officially let go of them here. Honor them for the viewing service they provided, then send them off on their way. Maybe they weren't special enough or didn't hold up under further scrutiny to remain in your collection, or maybe your shelf just couldn't hold any more and you needed to weed stuff out, but here's a moment to acknowledge those casualties and... let go.
First up for me...
I actually just picked this up on as a recent BD release because I wanted to see it again in HD and didn't remember it all that well (it was the 80s and I was probably doing some of the stuff they were doing in this film). But it was written and directed by Robert Towne and had Mel Gibson, Kurt Russell and Michelle Pfeiffer. Plus, I thought it would have some memorable L.A. locations.
Man, what were they thinking? The dialogue is fine, the faces are gorgeous, the Conrad Hall cinematography is beautiful, but it is deadly dull, showcases nothing but interiors and a little of Redondo Beach, and it's like a ponderous attempt to do a modern "Casablanca" love triangle. It's just not a good film. And it won't be staying on my shelf. The space it saves will go to the upcoming BD of "Double Indemnity," a far superior noir.
"Tequila Sunrise," thanks for the pretty pictures, but, for me, it's sunset time.