My first reaction to the recent thread asking for a LOTR review was one of annoyance. Why would anyone want a review of DVD they already know they are going to buy...or not. Then I began to realize the number of times I have 'stumbled' accross reviews of obscure or forgotten titles and was subsequently driven to purchase them. Most often, DVDs of films I have purchased that I never saw before which were based solely on a review I read here at HTF were positive. Some not, but I have come to realize that I go out of my way to look for DVD reviews of titles I have never seen of or even heard of before. So now, my initial sense of annoyance of the "Where's the LOTR review" has given way to the sad realization that "Review Reading" has become an integral (and un-realized till now) element of my HT addiction...sigh.