Monday, April 30, 2012
I...Have a Plan.
Or rather, I...have an idea.
Ok, so background here. Sooooo my sister Belle and I sit down to watch TSP1982 the other night (I've converted her into a huge TSP/AA fan...what can I say, I'm a terrible influence...) and HORRORS, the disk had a wee crack in it (insert Ally hysterically screaming)! After some fiddling I got it to work and it plays...but naturally I went on the internet to find another copy posthaste before the Damage Becomes Irreversable. I have one of those yellow-covered Chinese bootleg versions which are like, the only version you can get now unless you pay through the nose for an original DVD ($50 was the lowest I saw, with up to like, $150...and if I hadn't been broke I would have gotten it just to have an original DVD. Yes, I would pay that much to have an original. What can I say? I'm a devoted fan).
Which got me back onto my 30th anniversary rant. WHICH then I got a sudden inspiration (twas all that Percy talk over the weekend and "One Person Can Change the World" thing).
As in, we need to do something about it. Or at least try.
"Some things I cannot change, but till I try I'll never know..." Sorry. Don't know how Defying Gravity got in there. TOTALLY off subject. Let us proceed..
From what I read on a comment on Ebay, the dudes that own the copyright stuff went bankrupt or something, and the dudes that bought it didn't renew the copyright, and somehow that had to do with it not being able to be sold on DVD anymore. As you can see I'm really educated on how it all works.
Well, actually, that's the Leaguette's job. It may be something that we can't do anything about, but we could all at least try. It's too awesome a film to just end up obscurely on YouTube (and who knows...if they change the policies someday it may not even be on that!).
My proposal is, let's all look into what it would take to get TSP1982 back on the market, if that's even possible. I'm not saying buy the copyright or whatever. LOL. I mean like...can we write a letter? Could we get a petition going? You know? Let's get into action Percy style. Again, it may be irreversible and we can't do anything about it...but hey, we tried.
(And I mean! If somehow we did...we could become famous! Hehehe. "Group of Devoted Fans Bring Classic Film Back to Viewers"...with a huge thank you from The Cast. Now I'm really dreaming. Heheheee...)
So...look it up. Do some research (that's what I'm doing :-)) and come back with your results! Or bounce off ideas. Either way, we can't just let it go down the drain!
And even if you're not a devoted TSP1982 fan, please help us. :-) We promise to help you should TSP1934 go down the drain. Or if you're not even a TSP fan...we'll sign a petition should P&P95 ever go out of circulation. Cross my heart. (Ally crosses her heart).
So. Into the Fire and all that. I want my 30th anniversary DVD.