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Noticed something? I didn't mention the Hunger Games movie (which also explains how I have two fingers free to wiggle, plus it is an even year after all). Not as though it isn't tempting ('cause it is), but I look at it from this side - while it is fun and all to go out and watch a movie at the cinema, the ticket prices do dampen the joy quite a bit. Let's face it, those are pretty expensive, even if you go into one of the "cheaper" afternoon showings. And these days DVDs become available within roughly six months after the movie first came out anyway. Then you can invite some friends over and have a movie night including popcorn and all for a lot less money and just as much fun (unless you've only got a 7'' inch portable DVD Player that is).
I guess DVDs are my movie equivalent of buying paperback editions. Same content, less to spend. And sometimes I even wait for a movie to be shown on TV. Talk about being a Scrooge. Or maybe not, seeing how they raised the monthly costs for the TV license from roughly € 22,- to € 31,- which nearly gave me a heart attack. For those marveling about this fee - it is something you must pay in some countries (like Austria in this case) for owning a TV set. They even send inspectors from door to door in case you haven't registered a TV set (apparently they assume that every person must own one). I'm not joking! And in case you were wondering, costs for cable TV are extra (and cheaper, with a whole lot more variety, go figure). But (something I do quite frequently) I digress.
So, anyone else who'll rather wait for the DVD? Or has anyone but me already seen The Hunger Games movie? I don't want to feel like I'm all alone in my greediness when it comes to buying cinema tickets ...