The business of choosing DVD rentals is a fraught one in our house.
We’ve just given up on our subscription to the UK’s leading provider of rental-by-post for the reasons which most people might cite – your top choices not turning up, the discs which you get sent being hit-and-miss in terms of cleanliness and playability, the title that you added in haste during one period of insomniac delirium and never being watched. The short and long of it is that we weren’t watching stuff, were paying a monthly subscription no matter what and spending more money than we needed to on what is the thinking nerd’s equivalent of the unused gym membership.
Hence, we’re supporting our local Blockbuster whilst it’s still there.
We’re planning to watch this dynamic duo of films tonight:
and somehow we missed this (hopefully) delightful valentine to nerdery and film-making last summer…
I’m expecting big things, I won’t lie. With “Fright Night”, I’ve yet to see anything that Anton Yelchin was in which I didn’t like (and yes, that is me admitting on the Internet that I enjoyed “Terminator Salvation”).
With “Fright Night”, I loved the original – it was a VHS/TV broadcast staple for me, although I’ve not seen it in years. Here’s hoping that this revamp (sorry, had to be done) keeps the fine balance of scares to chuckles that Tom Holland’s 1985 film managed to deliver.
Also – this dude is in it:
So, plus ten to awesome Scots Thesp-based kick assery then?