I want to thank anyone who reads the blog on a regular basis—or even a semi-regular basis—and who bought some of my swag on eBay; the auction closed around 5:30pm EST earlier today and I was very surprised at the amount of moolah I took in (one of the items offered was a still-in-the-packaging-security-tape-and-all copy of The Solid Gold Cadillac , which went for around forty-three bucks and change—I had forgotten this little baby had been discontinued). I’ve still got a few items that went unsold, so I’ve re-listed them here…and while you’re certainly under no obligation to purchase anything, it certainly wouldn’t hurt to look, would it? Huh? Bueller?
As for myself, I made a pair of conservative purchases: one was a Region 2 copy of The Mob (1951), a movie I discussed briefly both here and last week…I picked this one up (brand spanking-new) for $9.95, a much better deal than had I purchased it overseas. With it came a used VHS of City That Never Sleeps (1953), a Republic noir that I actually have packed away in the dusty TDOY archives somewhere but since it’ll probably be a cold summer day in Georgia before I ever get to it I figured I’d drop a buck on this copy and see how the DVD recorder works in transferring it to a DVD-R disc. (And if it doesn’t work…well, I’ll have a VHS tape to play anyway.) I hope to have a little something up tomorrow—still deciding between another installment of Region 2 Cinema, the popular TDOY segment that has critics asking themselves with a yawn: “He really needs to get outside and get some fresh air,” or an update on some goodies I grabbed off of On Demand this weekend. I do hope you’ll join me.