Where Do Old Films End Up in America?

This morning we’d gone to our local Walmart to pick up some Silk Chocolate Soymilk.

We were prowling around the Super Walmart when our eyes fell upon a strange sight.

A huge bin of DVDs of old Hollywood films for 96-cents each.

Walmart Sells Movies for 96-cents

We rummaged through the movie bin to see if there were any decent ones.

Eureka, we found Alfred Hitchcock’s The 39 Steps (1935) and Thompson’s Last Run (TV movie, 1986, *ing Robert Mitchum, Wilford Brimley).

Made nearly eight decades back, The 39 Steps (Robert Donat, Madeline Carroll) is a much acclaimed murder mystery.

We plan to see The 39 Steps tomorrow and review it here.

If you’re curious about the DVD quality, it’s decent.

We popped The 39 Steps into the DVD player and tested it for a couple of minutes. Seemed fine!

3 Responses to "Where Do Old Films End Up in America?"

  1. Naveen   March 17, 2013 at 11:30 pm

    Gautam Menon is asking for help!


    You should send him a couple of those good 96 cent movies which he will faithfully copy into a Kollywood blockbuster!

    SearchIndia.com Responds:

    1. Having read the entirety of this whining, sniveling Pichaikaran’s letter, I must say this is just desserts for all the agony Menon has heaped on us Tamil movie fans with his shoddy films!

    Who gives a fuck if Gautham Menon loses his house, his jetti or even his komanam!

    After all, did Gautham Menon give a damn when I lost my sanity, albeit temporarily fortunately, after seeing his juvenilia like Vinnaithaandi Varuvaayaa, Neethaane En Ponvasantham etc!

    2. Good Lord, this chutiya deludes himself that talent is oozing out of every pore of his body.

    WTF does he drink and eat, I wanna know (so that I can advise aspiring Tamil film-makers to steer clear of such an intemperate diet)!

    Read this excerpt:

    My last learning from all of this is that there are those with talent and those without. And those without will always latch on, feed off and try and survive off people with. And I know I still have my ability with me. This is a creative field where films have to be made with passion and love

    Any other place but Tamil Nadu, a film-maker like Gautham Menon would be laughed off the screen. But the Tamil soil is fertile for the sprouting of all kinds of clowns with limited talent to strut around as the next Orson Welles.

    3. Alas, it’s 2:05AM ET and the liquor stores are closed. I’d have gladly swilled a whole bottle after reading the below excerpt. My heart rejoiced with joy because Neethaane En Ponvasantham was a bitter pill for a movie-lover like me to swallow.

    An atrocious emetic, the likes of Neethaane En Ponvasantham are seldom seen even in the cesspool of Kollywood!

    Neethaane en Ponvasantham was made that way-with a lot of love and passion. Just because it didn’t perform as well as Mr.Elred expected is not a good enough reason to send a director a legal notice.

    Boy, am I glad to hear that Neethaane en Ponvasantham hasn’t done well, even if it’s in a ‘relative’ sense.

    4. Having said all of the above, it’s clear that Elred Kumar too deserves to bake in the ovens of Hades for being a co-conspirator with Gautham Menon in unleashing those atrocious movies on a hapless populace!

    Elred-Menon deserve each other and are, like the old Wills Filter ad, Made for each other…..Filter and tobacco perfectly matched.! 🙂

    • Madmax673   March 18, 2013 at 1:33 pm

      Wonder what Tamil people can do for his NEP becoming BO dud 🙁 Looks like they’re quite burnt out after Vishwaroopam.

  2. boopalanj   March 19, 2013 at 4:59 pm

    Off topic: have you watched iruvar?



    I personally think it had some substance compared to stuff like kadal. May be because of the characters and their incidents.

    SearchIndia.com Responds:

    Not in full, will watch.

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