i first watched this film when i was 8, i think i must have rented it from our local video rental store about a hundred times over my childhood and so when the video shop had a sale, i bought a the vhs copy for 30p. i watched it another hundred times or more until it started to get a bit worse for wear and i dared not play it anymore, but having grown very attached by then, i have not thrown the copy away! About 2 years ago i found it on dvd for sale on the internet, i bought a copy for myself straight away. while waiting for it to arrive i was as exited as a child waiting for christmas! this movie was such an important part of my childhood and i still love it to this day. I cry on and off throughout the film but be prepered to spend the last 20-25 minutes in tears... not just a little tear down your cheek but big sobs, funny noises and possibly a bit of dribble and snot! the story line is brilliantly different and amazing...watch this movie...please!