Saturday was my birthday, and amongst other things I got these nice presents..
This is the re-mastered Blu-Ray edition of the 1995 BBC Production of Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice. I admit I am a bit of an Austen fan, and whilst Mr Darcy diving into the pond doesn’t seem to have the same effect on me as it does on many of the women I know, this is probably my favourite film adaptation. The icing on the cake is of course that Elizabeth’s nice Uncle and Aunty are Mr & Mrs Gardiner – Yay!
Pinocchio – 70th Anniversary Edition. This film has special memories for me, and particularly so on my birthday. For growing up as a child, one of the highlights of my birthday party would be my Poppa showing his collection of short films on his Super-8 movie projector. In the era before video/DVD players, this was a real novelty. One of my favourite films was a short extract from Pinocchio - the bit where Pinocchio and Geppetto cause Monstro the whale to sneeze by lighting their fishing boat on fire (they were inside the whale at the time).
I ended up watching the whole movie in the afternoon, but the kids found it a bit scary in places. I’m not certain, but I think that may be the first time I’ve seen the entire movie.
Finally, just the thing for completing any evening’s movie watching – a packet of Iced Vo-Vos. The iced biscuit of champions!