between them I wouldn’t be able to! Right now, Mystery, Alaska is fresh in my mind (having watched it two days ago in preparation for writing this!) but on another day I may pick Slap Shot.
Sometimes as a hockey fan it is difficult to be impartial when it comes to hockey films - my love for the game always colours my judgement and a good hockey film doesn’t necessarily mean a good film in general. However, a couple of my non-hockey fan friends have watched Mystery, Alaska and really enjoyed it, regardless of the overall hockey theme and content. So, if you are the sole hockey fan in your family, this may be the ideal film for you to get your hockey fix and still satisfy the others!
If you are over here in the UK then Mystery, Alaska is available to rent on video but you may need to search for this though as only one of my two local shops ever got this in and even then only had one copy! For those in the States or who own a multi-region DVD player, it is available on Region 1 DVD (and probably VHS for those with NTSC players) to buy. Either way I recommend you search this one out as soon as possible and treat yourself to a great evening of hockey related entertainment!
As for me? I’m off to convince the wife that a move to a town where hockey is the #1 priority is a good thing and arrange our emigration to Mystery, Alaska!!!
PD - 02/08/02