I may never get to see Mulholland Drive.
Week after week we go to Video Shop A and look for it. Sure, the case is on the shelf, but it has that little annoying “Sorry, I’m out!” tag in it. It’s been that way for months. Maybe it’s missing in action.
Last night on a whim I stopped past Video Shop B to look for it. Couldn’t find it on the shelf, so I went and asked the lady.
“Do you have Mulholland Drive on DVD?”
“No… we used to have several copies, but they all got damaged.”
Several? Damaged? Is there something about this particular movie that inspires people to damage the discs? Outrage after watching it, perhaps? Damn you David Lynch! I’m trashing this disc!
“We do have it on VHS. Can you watch tapes?”
Can I watch rental video tapes… well, technically, yes. But can I? I remember rental tapes. Scratched, crumpled, flimsy rental tapes. Can I go back?
“Uhhh… I’ll think about it.”
Perhaps I’ll go searching Video Shops C, D and E for it on DVD. Or maybe we’ll just borrow the tape.