And Then There Were None (1945). I’ve been adding Blu-ray discs here and there, and a couple weeks ago I got one of those “Deal of the Day” e-mails from Amazon announcing that the Classic Marilyn Monroe Collection was on sale for (trumpet fanfare) $34.99.
This is too good a deal to pass up, says I; sure, there are some Marilyn movies that I’m not particularly a fan of (There’s No Business Like Show Business, River of No Return) but the set does contain Niagara, Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (1953), Some Like it Hot (1959) and The Misfits (1961)—those movies alone would justify the cost of the collection. With nine movies (the others are How to Marry a Millionaire, The Seven Year Itch and Bus Stop), it works out to about $3.89 per flick…no freaking way was I going to sit that one out. And I made it so.
(So that’s why the stills are all black-and-white even though the movie is in Technicolor. I don’t feel so bad—the movie’s trailer is in black-and-white, too.) I’m going to try and not be such a stranger with the “Adventures in Blu-ray” thing but I’m one of those people who’ll only shell out money for that format if it’s a movie I don’t have or to “upgrade” only those essential films already in my collection. Tomorrow: another entry in TDOY’s “On the Grapevine” series.