Saturday, September 12, 2009
What I Bought In Hong Kong *UPDATED*
Well, I am proud of myself that I didn't buy too many DVDs in Hong Kong. I didn't repeat my English buying sprees so that's a good thing.
And the things I really wanted -- more Shaw reissues -- I couldn't find easily (though a few people did direct me to some secondhand shops that I just ran out of time to explore).
I did find the VCD of Twinkle Twinkle Little Star (the DVD is way out-of-print) in a nice shop in Mongkok (the name escapes me now).
I should note that while I couldn't find this title on DVD, there were loads of Shaw VCDs on sale in many shops. One place in Langham mall had a big display and I think the VCDs were 3 for HK$50 -- 3 for about US$7!!! -- and the place in Mongkok had a lot of other titles on VCD; it's just that I'm spoiled and am only buying DVDs now!
And I did find another Lily Ho title I needed (The Casino) and two Grace Chang titles for only about US$6 each! And another edition of Peking Opera Blues (the newer reissue).
I'm proud of myself that I exerted some self-control in the land of my current film obsessions!