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Gagman 66 wrote::? If the right films were available there would be a good deal more appreciation. By and large they are not. Allot of the best stuff that is available is not that easy to find either. You have to know where to look.
... Or know the right people or have been proactive enough to record things back in the days off (the old and good) AMC and TCM. Why heck, I have to own a region free DVD/Blu Ray player and I still have a Laserdisc player (though I've backed most up to DVD-R) and a VCR.
I also need to be willing to shell out money for Burn-on-demand (glorified DVD-R copies) and when I do, I feel lucky to own them! I order films from the UK and France as well as here in the US and whenever Criterion, BFI, Masters of Cinema, Flicker Alley, Kino or one of the other major players releases another silent I quickly add it to my wishlist.
I feel really lucky that we have available what we have but it's kind of like the anime fandom circa 1997 where you had to mail order practically everything and pay premium prices as well. There are worse habits, I suppose.