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Friday, April 08, 2005


Today, as I was killing some time and decided to take a walk through Tower Records. Now, for those of you who know me well --- you know that this can be quite dangerous! However, I did quite well! No spending! This might have been a first for me!

Anyway, I was walking through the DVD's and I noticed that Ji-woon Kim's fantastic 2003 thinking man's horror film, TALE OF TWO SISTERS, has been released to DVD in the US! I had to take a look to see if anything special had been added for the US release that might not be on the DVD I have had for about a year. So, I reached to remove one of the copies from the stand -- and, I do not know how I did this --- but an entire section of the DVD rack collapsed sending well over several hundred DVD flying all over the store. I can't even begin to describe the amount of noise that rang out. Every single patron on the first floor of Tower Records jumped and was soon staring at me. I just stood there looking on in absolute horror holding a single DVD.

About 5 Tower employees came running to the mess --- and as any Tower Records customer knows, this in itself is a small miracle as most Tower Records employees resemble and act like zombies from one of George Romero's living dead films. And there the 6 of us stood amid the chaos of hundreds of DVD's and a collapsed shelving unit. Within about a minute, after the shock of everything started to subside into a panic about how this mess was going to be addressed, I noticed all 5 set of eyes glaring at me.

Not quite knowing what I should do or say -- I bent down and sat the DVD on the floor, stood back up and said in my nicest voice, "Um, I am so sorry" ----- I then sort of ran/walked out the door. I could hear one of the zombies say, "Oh my God" as I ran out to the street. I guess I won't be going back to Tower Records anytime in the near future. Ugh!

Oh, if you've not seen the Korean film, TALE OF TWO SISTERS, you must now do so as you've no excuses!

Oh, and for those of you lucky enough to be in NYC or LA -- be sure to check out KUNG-FU HUSTLE! I promise you will have seen noting like it before and will get plenty of laughs out of it!

Hope everyone is having a good weekend!!!



Blogger Robert said...

Was that meant to be fun-knee? Cuz I did chuckle a bit! hee! Sorry to hear that you made such a mess... But hey, that's why there are people working there, to clean up our messes. :-)

I saw KFH when it was released in the orient, I have the DVD and it's quite good actually. I especially like the ending, where he got his ass kicked way up into the sky and saw the image........

Have a grand weekend Matt! xoxo!

7:01 PM  
Blogger Karyn said...

Ah, screw the glaring-eye owners! Too damn bad, it's probably their fault the bloody thing collapsed in the first place. They should be glad YOU weren't hurt! Still, a laughable visual there, Matty, sorry. The story hits a little too close to home...maybe we're a little bit related?

Hope you are well! Love you!

8:02 PM  
Anonymous Roy said...

Ha!!! I'll see you tomorrow. Let's see what else we might destroy:)

9:12 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey Matt !
Those things usually occure on Friday's the 13 th ?
If I had been you, I probably would have said....My lawyer will be in touch with you... :-(
Glad you survived the monstrous attack , maybe some alliens where hiding behind the shelfs??????????

7:25 AM  
Blogger adrock2xander said...

Posted this on the wrong/previous post:

KungFu Hustle's pretty old in Asia...watch it only coz Stephan Chow is a funny ass hat...he's been doin physical comedies for decades...watch some of his earlier works if you can...im sure you can get it dubbed (though terrible) from some obscure DVD shop...

Get some popcorn and laugh ya ass off...

5:18 PM  
Blogger matty said...

Yeah, I hope to get a hold of some of Chow's earlier work --- a cool girl I've been emailing with for sometime from Korea sent me the DVD for KFH quite a while back.

I've been trying to track down some of his other stuff, but I have to have subtitles. I can't deal with dubbed. LOL!

He is funny as hell --- and, I think, pretty good with the martial arts (you can tell that Bruce Lee must be his idol!)

5:57 PM  
Blogger Tim said...

Yong likes KFH, I keep meaning to borrow it off him, it does sound good. Shaolin Soccer was quite funny too, haven't seen many of his early works though.

That story Matty .... how embarrassing! It's a good thing you didn't do anything stupid like offer to help them put it back up, as it sounds like they'd have accepted without a moment's thought!

5:22 PM  

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