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Finally

Got that DVD we ordered from the guy on eBay - whew. This is part of why I don't do online auctions 99% of the time - I was getting very worried. Matter of fact, I literally had the site for SquareTrade pulled up in Mozilla, ready to fill out a request for mediation, just when I stopped to go check the mail for the day to give the guy one last chance. He never, to this day, has responded to any of the e-mail I sent. I tried from multiple accounts, just to be sure that there wasn't a problem with one of them. All I wanted to know was whether or not he got the bloody check - just a "touching base" sort of thing. Great prices, and the contents were as promised, but I don't like being left hanging like that.

I first mailed him back on Sept. 28th, with full understanding that I'd wait ten days for the personal check to clear and all that. That would have been totally fine, except I never heard anything to indicate that he'd gotten my e-mail. I'd have been willing to wait longer to receive the DVD, I just wanted to know that he'd gotten my correspondence. The DVD is great, everything was as promised, but I wouldn't do business with this guy again. He seems to be someone who's not that comfortable with the written word, but you know what? Not being comfortable with e-mail is not an acceptable factor for someone who runs their entire business online! *shakes head* He's lucky I only left neutral feedback, rather than negative. I hate eBay anyway, but couldn't find anyone who was offering it for less than $40 on other online auction sites, and I knew that was way too much to pay. Still, I was afraid to wait for it to come down in price elsewhere since I've learned my lesson that you can never tell when import DVDs are going to suddenly go out of print, so we went for it.

As for the DVD itself, the picture is gorgeous. We watched the whole thing last night. There are a few artifacts, it clearly hasn't been digitally remastered, but it's still very clean. You can see spiderwebs on some of the lumber mill equipment in the credits that I've never seen before: that's how clear it is. As Brian Kursar at Dugpa.com points out, the sound pitch is just a bare half-step too high: Agent Cooper sounds just the weensiest bit like a chipmunk at times, but it's only noticeable if you're listening for it. He also says that the picture is even better than the laserdisc. I've never seen the laserdisc, but Brian seems like a nice guy, I've corresponded with him via e-mail, so I'll trust him on this one. :)

The BIG DEAL is that it is the AMERICAN pilot, baby! Yes! As it was originally broadcast in the US!

I've now found a site that isn't an auction dealer, where you can order direct: Scarecrow Video. They're asking $29.95 for it. That's more than we paid for it, yes, but had I known about it before we did the online auction thing I would've gladly paid that much. the $9.97 difference would've been well worth the reduction in stress and follow-ups.

I could've done without the hassle, but I'm very glad to have it. I highly recommend purchasing a copy if you have the opportunity to do so from someone reputable.


Operation Creamed Corn


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twr
Oct. 18th, 2001 11:08 am (UTC)
You know, I suddenly have this urge to watch the episode of SNL hosted by Kyle MacLachlan -- I think it was just before the first episode of the second season. Anyway, in the opening monologue he says he'll take some questions from the audiance, and of course the first question is "Who killed Laura Palmer?" and he then proceedes to answer it directly. No "I can't answer that," no beating around the bush. :)

It was hilarious, as shown by the fact that 10 years later, the memory still brings a smile to my face. On a related note, I'm still adjusting to the fact that I look back on things that happened a decade ago and remember them as basically an adult. I suppose I'd better get used to it, as it's only going be happening more and more as time goes on. Maybe by the time I'm your age, I'll have made the adjustment (because you are oh so much older than me, after all ;) )
pointedview
Oct. 18th, 2001 12:15 pm (UTC)
You don't by some miracle have a tape of it, do you? I know, that's pretty unlikely, but I thought I'd ask. I never got to see it - I was in college at the time. I've seen a transcript on the web of the Sesame Street "Twin Beaks" episode, though. :)

As for my age, 31 isn't exactly geezerland, sonny. ;) Now, where did I put my cane . . . ? :D
goodjoan
Oct. 23rd, 2001 04:20 pm (UTC)
You left it over here by me honey. I hollered to you but you must not have your hearing aid turned up all they way!

Geezer, send me your phone number or something so i can call you next time I go to Athens alone. You missed a good nacho run 2 weeks ago!! Mediaones mail server died and I didn't have your phone number. What I found in the phonebook I wasn't sure was you! It was super short notice but I felt bad that you didnt get the chance!

It was SOOOO good too :)
pointedview
Oct. 30th, 2001 12:11 am (UTC)
BWAHAHAHA!

Love ya, Joan. ;) Darnit, darnit, darnit . . . this old lady's taste buds aren't so faded that they've forgotten how to long for Mean Bean! Mean Bean! Mean Bean! We all scream for Mean Bean! I consider myself properly chastised, and will duly send info. :)
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