I really hate it when media goes out of print. I’ve run across my fare share of books and music that goes out of print, but the biggest annoyance is movies going out of print. There is a really old movie that I wanted to see once, but I couldn’t find any copies of the movie on any online stores. I check at my local library to see if they had the movie, but they didn’t. Even the online movie database had no way I could get the movie. I could only find the movie on the Pirate Bay in digital form.
Not being able to find the movie in the database was the most surprising thing to me, because they usually have every movie, regardless of how old it is, or whether it has been out of print or not. I was starting to get suspicious that the movie that I found online wasn’t the actual movie, but simply a fake. I downloaded it and scanned it to make sure that there was nothing wrong with it. The file was fine, so I popped some popcorn and watched it. The movie was exactly what I was looking for at all of those places.
I made a backup copy of the movie onto a DVD for safe keeping. If something ever happens to the copy that is on my hard drive, I’ll always have the DVD copy to watch. If something happens to that, then I guess I’m just out of luck. I’ve written a letter to the director of the movie regarding the availability of his movie, but he hasn’t responded to me. He’s gone into seclusion for many years, and no one has really been able to find him. Maybe one day he’ll resurface and make the movie available to everyone again.