I saw an interesting movie this weekend on Lifetime (Yea, that Lifetime...Good Gawd just shoot me now). It was called The Colony and starred John Ritter (Yea, that John Ritter...See above parenthetical exclamation).
Anyway, it was about a Planned Community gone amuck with covenants including public dress codes, surgical removal of dog's vocal chords, in-home monitoring of activities by the developer, etc. At one point it was discovered that at closing, all of the homeowners had actually signed over their equity to the developer. All they really owned was the right to reside in the Colony. Here is Lifetime's summary:
[Lifetimetv.com quote:/ Company exec Rick Knowlton is persuaded by his boss to move into what seems to be an ideal community that is free from violence and crime. But Rick soon finds out that his family will have to sacrifice their freedom and privacy in order to reside in the colony. Even worse, escaping could be deadly. This chiller stars John Ritter and Hal Linden. /End Lifetimetv.com quote]
Anyone else catch this oddity?