Friday, July 16, 2010

A little something for the weekend

Oh, to be in England – just for Saturday and Sunday – for this special promotion:
Don’t miss The Daily Telegraph on Saturday, July 17 and The Sunday Telegraph on July 18 to claim two free award-winning, foreign language films. Postage required.
Saturday’s free DVD is Like Water for Chocolate, 1992, based on the novel by Laura Esquivel: it won every Ariel award (the Mexican equivalent of the Oscars) possible.

Sunday’s free DVD is Vittorio de Sica’s 1948 classic Bicycle Thieves which, as Roger Ebert says, is “routinely voted one of the greatest films of all time”.

What a splendid idea. I wonder if it will catch on here. What classic DVDs do you think the Sunday Star-Times would offer us? I’m saying Pink Panther 2, because everyone loves Steve Martin, plus he is brainy because he writes books.

And what would the skanky HoS offer? I’m thinking Chevy Chase. Of all the riches in the Chevy Chase catalogue, I reckon the Skank would go for Caddyshack II, because the original Caddyshack was a big hit and this. . . would be cheaper.

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