DVD and Blu-ray Disc bargains!

best12bars
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Posted: 3/19/10 at 12:31pm
Hey, gang,

Since we were discussing it in another thread, I thought I'd start a thread solely for any hot sales for DVDs and BDs. We can post any great finds here!

I'll start it off:

While some purists on Amazon have quibbled (understandably) about the "completeness" of it, I have this set and love it. It has 80 Hal Roach Little Rascals shorts. And this is a great price! Together with the Warner Archives release of the MGM Our Gang shorts (the later ones when they were older), you have almost everything they made.
Little Rascals Complete Collection for $31.99
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best12bars
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Posted: 3/19/10 at 12:40pm
Great price here, too. I have this one and love it.
Bram Stoker's Dracula on Blu-ray
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best12bars
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Posted: 3/19/10 at 12:43pm
Here's a bunch of Blu-ray Discs, currently for $9.99. Some crap, but some good titles, too.
Amazon link
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Posted: 3/19/10 at 01:28pm
I wonder if that transfer of "The Graduate" is a better version than the crap they did with the phony letter boxing for the last anniversary dvd? Also.. got the e mail from amazon today.. Avatar pre-sale.
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tazber
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Posted: 3/19/10 at 02:09pm
Great idea besty! I get notices on special deals all the time.


This link has a aggregate list of all the amazon sales for TV on dvd/bd (currently there are 863 titles anywhere from 40%-67% off.

And they update this list daily.

(ETA - it's actually updated hourly)



tvshowsondvd.com
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Updated On: 3/19/10 at 02:09 PM
Mister Matt
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Posted: 3/19/10 at 04:03pm
Since my dad is in for a rough time, I just bought him a Blu-Ray player, knowing he would have a lot of fun with a new toy, so I'm definitely on the lookout for some bargains.

As a distraction, I've been immersed in season one of Scarecrow and Mrs. King, which was FINALLY released on DVD. That show is still so much fun, particularly because of the chemistry between Jackson and Boxleitner. And I never get tired of that brilliant theme music.
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Roscoe
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Posted: 3/19/10 at 06:07pm
Isn't DeepDiscount about due for a big old sale?
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Posted: 3/19/10 at 06:13pm
Roscoe, I hope so!

DAME---I don't have "The Graduate" myself, but I've not read anything bad about the 2007 transfer. According to this site (including some screen grabs), it improves over the 2000 DVD. Looks like Anne Bancroft is less greenish, and you can see a little more at the top and bottom of the screen.

Taz---that's a great link!

For those into retro TV shows, the individual seasons of "Bewitched" are now on sale at Costco for $12.99 each. That's a huge discount. They're usually around $22 at best.
See Graduate samples
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best12bars
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Posted: 3/19/10 at 06:14pm
Matt---that's a wonderful idea for your dad. And I love the Scarecrow & Mrs. King Theme!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TEJHrVey3yo
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morosco
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Posted: 3/19/10 at 10:30pm
Saw Edward Scissorhands on sale at Target for $9.99 tonight.
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Posted: 3/19/10 at 10:34pm
The BluRay was 9.99, Morosco?
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morosco
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Posted: 3/19/10 at 10:38pm
Yes, the Blu-ray.
Jordan Catalano
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Posted: 3/19/10 at 10:41pm
Oooooooh, I'm going to Target tomorrow. Thanks!!!
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Posted: 3/20/10 at 12:06am
Saw the first two seasons of I Love Lucy on DVD in a combo pack for $15 at Target today.
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Posted: 3/20/10 at 12:07am
Thanks Best! And M.. I am shlepping to target tomorrow.
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morosco
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Posted: 3/21/10 at 06:22pm
Night at the Museum is on sale at Target for $12.99 and it looks gorgeous on Blu-ray.
Mister Matt
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Posted: 3/22/10 at 01:11pm
My dad and I went to Costco and I got Amadeus for $16.99 and Golden Compass for $12.99. My father chose The Last King of Scotland and National Treasure (the first one) for $12.99 each.

They had Ghostbusters and Men in Black very cheap, but I didn't know if the transfers were any good.
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tazber
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Posted: 3/22/10 at 01:21pm
Also, Best Buy has several BDs for $9.99-$14.99

It seems to change from week to week though.


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Posted: 3/22/10 at 01:36pm
Shaw Shank is wonderful on Blu-Ray.
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best12bars
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Posted: 3/22/10 at 02:36pm
I worked on the BD for Men In Black, Mister Matt, but I never saw the final transfer.
Here's a review of it on DVD Talk
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best12bars
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Posted: 3/25/10 at 09:56pm
Warner Archive has a snappy deal right now.

If you buy five discs, they're $11 each. So stock up on your fringe classics now!

EDIT: And they're offering free shipping!
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Posted: 3/26/10 at 10:27am
Another one worth mentioning ...

A big sale for all Kino DVD titles on DeepDiscount.

Lots of silents, documentaries, foreign films, and avant-garde cinema. Great art-house stuff!!

Titles like:
Metropolis
Nosferatu
Edison Box Set (terrific!)
The Movies Begin Box Set (terrific!)
D.W. Griffith set (Intolerance, Birth of a Nation, etc.)
Retro educational films on "Being a Man" and "Being a Woman"

All on sale!
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Updated On: 3/26/10 at 10:27 AM
tazber
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Posted: 3/26/10 at 11:21am
I was just coming to post the Warners MOD link!

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best12bars
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Posted: 3/26/10 at 12:04pm
For those of you curious about the Warner Archive, I was a little skeptical at first. These are on-demand discs. They're DVD-Rs, meaning they're burned to a disc when you order them. They're not replicated from a glass master for 1,000s of copies and stored in a warehouse, waiting for shipping.

They're also not restored or remastered for DVD. But they are generated from the current broadcast masters, and come from the "best quality source" available (short of a full restoration).

So, how good are they?

Better than I thought. At least so far. I have the "Our Gang" 5-disc set, and we bought the Lace and Lace II miniseries 2-disc sets, too. (Gasp!) Such trashy soap-opera stuff, but still a lot of fun.

The quality is just fine! Sound and picture are solid, and they look better than they do when airing on TV (probably because TV signals are compressed to some degree, and there isn't much if any noticeable compression flaws on these DVDs). They have labels on the discs, but they are either super-thin, glossy labels or they're burned onto the DVD-Rs. I can't quite tell (which is a good thing). I've had bad luck with paper labels on DVDs. After multiple plays in a hot player, the labels can start to separate ever so slightly from the discs and cause skipping issues during playback.

I recommend trying them out, if you find titles you like.

I'm also hoping the other movie studios start similar on-demand disc services. I understand that Warner Archive has been very successful as a business model, and they're making money when so many now in the Home Entertainment (DVD/BD) industry are not.
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