It’s been 18 years since I was first introduced to the concept of DVDs. The family of my girlfriend at the time had a DVD player, and I was so fascinated by the technology in 1999 that I knew I wanted one for myself. I was even buying DVDs before I got a DVD player as a Christmas present the following year. I came to fall in love with the format and how all sorts of titles were coming out with wonderful extras. Even something as simple as a theatrical trailer could excite me. Eventually, DVD gave way to Blu-Ray, and while I’ve yet to make the upgrade to Blu-Ray (mainly because I can’t find an All Region player for my PC, which is how I view movies), there’s one studio that’s still willing to help those who haven’t been able to make the leap to Blu-Ray. That studio is Kino Lorber Studio Classics.
I was first introduced to DVDs by my high school girlfriend. The relationship ended up not working out, mainly because as I was still adjusting to a diagnosis of Aspergers’ Syndrome, I was having difficulty figuring out how relationships are supposed to go. One thing I can thank her for, though, is my love of DVDs, and more importantly, DVD extras. I had read about the extras DVDs contained in several online articles, but I wouldn’t really know until the lead-up to Christmas of 2000, when I got my first DVD player. One of the very first DVDs I can recall watching, if not the first altogether, was 1988’s Earth Girls Are Easy, which had some amazing extras.