I am a very excited kid. Just picked up my The Return of the King (Platinum Series Special Extended Edition) at Borders last night and the wife and I started watching it. I reckon we will do this over a few nights because we are unlikely to get the luxury of four straight hours to watch it all at one go. Ask any young parent.
I picked up the cheaper DVDs-only set, because I didn't want to pay $150 for the Collector's Gift Set that comes with an extra disc, plus what someone called "The Ashtray of Minas Tirith". At least it is better than that ugly Gollum figure that came with the Two Towers' Collector's Gift Set. That is why I only own the tasteful "Bookends of Argonath" that came with the FOTR Collector's Gift Set. It was the only collector's item that didn't suck, I feel.
The good thing is that the missus finds the whole movie fresh and new, because when we first watched it, we were seated in the second row in Lido (yes, second from the front), at the special Visa premiere of ROTK. Hey, they were complimentary tix, ok? And we got to watch it before anyone else in Singapore. What's a little neck pain for true fans?
So now Ginny can see the whole screen in the comfort of our home, instead of looking up the nostrils of Aragorn's nose. And I get to provide her with interesting and intriguing tidbits about this extended version of the movie, like which scenes were added in this DVD, and which bits were extended parts.
Oh, since we are on trivia, this is the first post I am making on my PC which involves an image. I usually do all my posting from the Powerbook, but the new Logitech Cordless MX Duo I just bought is making the PC almost useable. It is a sweet pair of input devices. I almost want to take both the keyboard and Duo MX700 mouse back to the office and use it with my G4 Powerbook there.
The only thing that keeps this cordless combo from getting a full five stars is the fact that the keyboard extras do not really work with Firefox (Logitech, what were you thinking?). Aside from this, the cordless Elite keyboard is one of the best keyboards I have ever used. The keys feel right, there is a nice arm rest, and the extra features are really handy, like the iNav and media buttons. The MX700 Duo mouse that comes with this package is also a great wireless optical mouse, with 800dpi sensitivity.
I know, waxing lyrical about input devices is
borderline totally geek. But when you type and mouse as much as I do, for work, for play and for writing, decent input devices matter almost as much as a high-end graphics card. I will now go and think of more typing and mousing activities to do, so that I have an excuse to use my MX Duo more.