Sunday, 27 February 2011

Home Cinema

Anyone who has followed my blog for the past 4 years (blimey almost 4 years... medals will be given out for those who have stuck with it! mwah xx) will have read about the many films I went to see in the 70s ... Jaws, Towering Inferno, Close Encounters, The Great Gatsby, Murder on the Orient Express (which I thought was rubbish apparently) to name but a few. It seemed I was always at the pictures ... I can only think they were a lot cheaper 'back in the day' than they are now for me to have gone so often!

I am not a great TV viewer but about 9 months ago I treated myself to a large flat screen TV and a Blu-Ray player as now-a-days I love nothing better than curling up on the sofa with a good film.

So when I saw that those lovely people at FuelMyBlog were looking for volunteers to test drive for free for 3 months an online DVD rental site I jumped at the chance.....  and thank you so much for selecting me :)

The online site is Cinema Paradiso.


I followed the instructions sent to me and I was really happy it was so easy to sign up. I had to enter my card details but I was assured that no money would be debited from my account during the 3 month trial.
The selection of films is great, there are less films available on Blu-Ray but I expected that anyway. It suggests that you select around 10 films for your play list .. I chose just 7 but will be logging in shortly top up.

As part of the trial I am allowed 4 films per month, which is fine as I probably couldn't get through more than one a week. Oh and just to mention there are no 'late fees' unlike DVD rental shops and the postage is free....

So after signing up and selecting my films 2 DVDs arrived 36 hours later..... The Time Traveller's Wife and The Girl Who Played with Fire. I fully intended to have a cinema fest this weekend but time has run away with me ....

Just looking in my diary for when I have a free evening this week, so I can order in the pop corn :)

8 comments:

Daddy Papersurfer said...

That sounds like a damned fine service. Those peeps at FMB are damned fine as well. [Flat screen TV and Blu-Ray!!!! and I thought it was all flat hats and ferrets oop Norff]

70steen said...

a very fine service indeed GP ... maybe you could persuade them to stock your videos too!!!

Flat caps and ferrets ... I see from your avatar you are wearing said flat cap and by the look on your face you maybe acquainted with ferrets too ;)

Daddy Papersurfer said...

So ...... who is this GP?

70steen said...

whoops caught red handed practising my ventriloquist act http://www.etsy.com/listing/26495068/witch-and-wizard-glove-puppets-pdf

gitwizard said...

Can't wait for the review of 'Time Treveller's Wife'. When the book came out years ago I was put off reading it for a long time because of the awful cover picture. I'm so glad my book buying addiction forced me into scooping it up from my library's 'For Sale' shelf. An excellent read! The film can't possibly live up to it, but let me know.

John C said...

Gp is the girl that kicked the hornet's nest. :)

70steen said...

GW I got half way through the book and due to my random reading habit at the time have not finished it ... post to follow about the film

70steen said...

JC 'Gp is the girl that kicked the hornet's nest. :)' ??

huh!