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Vince Carrozza
(vince@dvd.net.au)
  1. Describe your age.
    Older than a new born calf but younger than the universe, little grasshopper.

  2. Where were you five years ago?
    Languishing in a prison cell in an uncharted backwater the other side of the globe, destined for the gallows for crimes unmentionable.

  3. Where do you see yourself five years from now?
    Languishing in a prison cell in an uncharted backwater the other side of the globe, destined for the gallows for crimes unmentionable.

  4. What's a good night's entertainment for you and your friends?
    Watching a movie, either at the flicks or at home, plenty to drink, good conversation. Just enjoying each others company, really. Otherwise, driving real fast in reverse down the wrong side of the Tulla freeway. Naked. Covered in sheeps blood chanting "Mulla Mulla Mulla Oombatoo!"

  5. What got you into DVD and how long ago?
    The wife and I always loved movies, we have a big video collection and she bought me a dvd player for my birthday a couple of years ago. She's a good woman, my wife. A nagger, but still a good woman.

  6. What do you love about DVD?
    Primarily the sound and picture quality. Chapters, instant fast forwarding/reversing and the extras are also a cool bonus. And not paying for them is real cool. Really really cool. But most of all, I like getting a high quality film in a format increadibly close to the directors vision which stands up to being reproduced at larger sizes in my house for that cinema like sensation. I have a young kid so my wife and I don't get out much any more, so being able to really feel as though we're having a great night in is important to us. DVD goes a long way to making that possible. I also like the fact that the discs are round. That's a really nice look.

  7. Given the advances in DVD over the past few years, does the format still surprise you and why?
    Me? Surprised? Nah. Maybe if the format suddenly developed the ability to teleport authentic tacos from Mexico through hidden wormholes in loungeroom, I'd be surprised. But otherwise, no.

  8. What title in your collection do you use to introduce friends and family to DVD and why?
    I don't. If someone sees my collection and they want to know more about it, I just ask them to pick a movie they like and I show it to them. It usually does a better job than 3 minutes of explosions and screaming. DVD isn't all about shit blowing up loud. People who show off demo dvds at 130 decibels are just waving their dicks in the air to show off their systems. Proves nothing. Here's a thought: someone once taught me that to pick the perfect volume for background music at a dinner party you should let the guest make the volume adjustment. Same thing for DVD. You see my point?

  9. Outside of DVD, what keeps you entertained?
    My simple mind.

  10. Have you ever met someone famous before and/or wish to meet someone famous?
    I met Marshall from Marshalls Magic Music Machine once, when I was about 7, in primary school. Does that count?

  11. What is your current method of transport and what would you like to upgrade to?
    Current is a 91 Ford Fairlane. It's big, heavy and comfortable, kinda like a couch on wheels. I'd like to upgrade to a Buck Rogers JetPack. Whoooooooosh! Strap on a pair of lasers and I'd be the menace of the skies, zapping wrongdoers and innocent bystanders alike! Yeeehaaaaaaaaa!

  12. What is your favorite recipe/meal/take-away?
    Favourite recipe is anything I don't have to cook, and as long as it doesn't have vegetables in it. Or mushrooms. Or asparagus. Or onions. Or peppers. Or anything else you have to spend 30 minutes picking out and putting on the side of the plate so you can actually enjoy the meal. Favourite takeaway? I've been known to eat the odd bucket of KFC in my time.

  13. What is the only joke you seem to remember when people around you are telling jokes?
    I don't remember any. I swear to god I must have had a joke lobotomy when I was young, I've heard a billion jokes but I CAN'T RECALL ONE! What the hell is wrong with me?!

  14. Can you juggle? Can you juggle knives? Can you still juggle?
    Don't know. Never tried. Hang on...nope, still don't know. Why? Is it important to you whether I can juggle or not? Is this some kind of metaphor for whether I can successfully handle my place in society, "juggle" everything that is expected of me, so to speak? Who are you to ask that of me? Can you juggle? Look in the mirror first, bucko, before you point the finger at a simple DVD reviewer.

  15. What are the most memorable nicknames you've had in your lifetime?
    Why? You looking for a fight?

  16. What was the first video game you fell in love with, on what machine? What is your favourite now?
    Video games make work for the devils fingers! Actually, it was Galaga. A friend many a year ago had a table top machine in his house, and I wanted one ever since. The old PS1 hasn't been used in a long time, XBOX looks mighty enticing, especially on my big screen, but money being what it is, and my time less than accomodating for things not geared towards income generation, games take a backseat at teh mo. One day, I'll convince the wife to buy a KISS pinball machine, though. Still fondly remember cracking up 20 credits in a row in the city once.

  17. What are your favourites? (Music, movies, books, anything!)
    One of my favourite things in the world is watching my 18 month old son fall asleep. I love the way his eyelids slowly drop as he loses his battle to stay awake and finally drifts off into dreamland. The look on his face is so peaceful, that not a whole lot in the world really matters anymore when I see that happen. Soppy stuff, eh? Did you expect me to say something like "boobies?" Okay then, I also really like boobies. Music-wise, I get a kick outta Frank, Harry Connick Jnr, Chris Isaack, Pink Floyd, Jeff Buckley, Psychedelic Furs, Everclear, Natalie Merchant, Stones, and Bowie to name a few. As for books, bugger, could go on for hours here. In general, I dig old sci-fi, like Asimov, Clarke etc. Humour/satire from P.J. O'Rourke and Dave Barry. Horror from King (the old stuff more so 'cause it's more 'in the head' horror). Movies, hmm, how about Contact, play that a million times a year. Heat, Aliens, The Godfather's. That's enough of that.

  18. What DON'T you like about DVD?
    They can't cook. Or make the bed. Or get me a beer. Or cut the grass, pay my bills, fuel my car, make me sober, beat up my enemies, the list goes on and on and on...

Vince's recent reviews:

20 Million Miles to Earth
"THRILLS! CHILLS! PLASTICINE!"

Earth Vs The Flying Saucers
"The people of Earth face their ultimate threat – not from the DEVIOUS COMMUNISTS! Not from the WILEY CHINESE! Not even from the sinister ROTARIANS!"

City Under the Sea
"What, indeed, was the point of this film, and why did they write a part for a bloody rooster?"

Santana - Down Under Live at Sydney's Hordern Pavilion
"Fans can look beyond the flaws though and just revel in the Gold FM hits without the annoying ads."

Phantom of the Opera (1925)
"It’s your typical ‘lovesick masked psycho meets girl, girl unmasks psycho, psycho goes on rampage” story."

The Sopranos - The Complete Fourth Season
"Serves up the very definition of compelling television."

Assault on Precinct 13
"Simply pathetic for a legitimate product the studio expects you to pay money for."

It Runs in the Family (Rental)
"Looks at the drama and humour a family can face when old and young generations have to (or want to) come to terms with each other."

Cheaper By the Dozen
"I fully expect (unfortunately) that Steve Martin will be appearing in yet another family-friendly comedy in short time."

Red Sonja
"Perhaps there are still fans of Brigette Neilsen out there who will slavishly soak up anything the tramp has done."


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