We have been trying lately to make Saturday Night our “Family Movie Night” recently. We make some popcorn, TheWife and LatteGirl get into their pajamas (since they are more likely to fall asleep before the movie ends), and we settle in to watch a movie.
This weeks pick was a “classic” plucked from our own video Cabinet. Cinderella. It is one of the few movies that we still have on VHS, and for some reason we did not purchase when the DVD version came out in 2005. Actually, I should now correctly say, it was one of the few movies we owned on a VHS. It seems that, it had finally been played once too often and… SNAP! Cinderella went down into a tangled mess of broken tape.
Let me tell you… you would have thought that Cinderella herself was murdered. As LatteGirl fell into a weeping, hysterical lump on the floor. Assurances that the tape would be replaced, eventually enabled her to regain her composure, and we settled in with Cinderella II – Dreams Come True.
Now, to be perfectly honest, I was scared.Â I understand why Disney does their limited time only releases, but as a parent I have to tell you… I don’t like it. Â I guess because I wasn’t wise enough to buy a copy of the movie, not only before we had a child, but before we even started to consider it (let alone know whether it was a boy or girl), when I wanted to get a copy of the movie, I had to either wait until it was released again, or resort to eBay to find a copy (which I obviously did), and actually pay OVER retail to get a used copy of the movie.Â So knowing that history, I was a bit nervous as I started to look for a new copy on DVD.Â But I guess enough people had a similar thoughts and stocked up on the DVD so that unlike the VHS, the DVD is still available… in plenty of quantity, and even in some retail sites.
So, next week, Cinderella will be our movie of the week again, and without me having to shed a tear over how much it cost to replace.Â I guess dreams can come true.