Never underestimate African ingenuity. A man with a hammer is a carpenter; a guy with a wrench is a plumber. And a person with a DVD burner is a movie-distributor
I doubt if my local video rental has one single non pirated movie. One day I returned a movie complaining that it wouldn’t play, and the guy behind the counter just turned around and burned a new copy for me on the spot.
Other people sell DVDs on the street outside supermarkets, and especially those guys will sell new releases the day after they’ve come up on the big screen. Some of them have discovered that if you don’t care too much about minor details like fancy DVD menus, end titles, stereo sound and picture quality, you can squeeze up to 20 movies down on one disc.
And here comes the predicament: What 20 movies will make a good collection? ‘The Ultimate James Bond Collection’. That is obvious. ‘The Ultimate Disater Collection’ containing small cinematic pearls like ’The Day After Tomorrow’, ‘War of the Worlds’, ‘An Inconvenient Truth’ and ‘Dante’s Peak’. Why not? I’ll buy it. At least the idea. ‘The Ultimate Tom Cruise Collection’. Ok, that sounds to me like a weekend project from hell, but I’m sure it will accommodate the taste of some people. And my all time favorite: ‘Sean Connery vs. The Cock’. That just has to be in the collection of every film buff.