Today I bought an advance copy of The Red Balloon DVD. The Criterion release is not available until April, so unfortunately I'll have to suffer a bit as I wait at least another month to get my mitts on it. I remember watching this film as a child and adored it. As is my nostalgic nature I randomly recall such favorites and then decide I really, really need it in my life again. It truly is a beautiful movie, so in this case the obsession is well deserved. Next on my list of childhood things I never had or wish I had again and now want... Colorforms, Lite Brite, and a Tomy Snappy Shots. Ugh, I have a wanting problem.