Tony bought videos (and taped favourite films from the television) and had a huge collection of films and was always generous enough to bring over ones he thought I'd enjoy to watch together. He certainly broadened my movie horizons at a young age getting me to watch fun films I probably wouldn't have been able to.
It was the day of movie-rental shops back then & while we had a video player (we started with a Betamax, remember them???) I didn't have enough pocket-money to buy films for myself until my teens (Ferris Bueller was my first purchase & is still an all-time favourite) so Tony's sharing was a gift.
Being the age I was, I was determined that one day I would have more films than Tony, he certainly had a couple of hundred. Over the years whenever I could afford to, I bought many videos, always films I'd either seen at the pictures, or I was sure I'd enjoy. I soon built up a huge collection, then DVDs came along! I started at first only buying new films on dvd, but it soon became clear I'd have to start replacing my films.
Now, I still haven't replaced everything, but whenever I see a film VERY cheaply that I haven't replaced, & have some pocket-money, I do so. I don't buy many these days, being much more selective, and sensible (I don't smoke, don't really drink & don't have kids, or other things that would take my 'pocket money' so why not from time to time I say).
These rows are actually two deep...
I like to think that Tony would be proud, I now have over 600 (Yikes, that IS alot!) movies & tv series, and that does include Hubby's too, and yep, I'm running out of room! And now you know the secret of our movie nights - but it's still hard to decide what you want to watch! :D x