DVD and Blu-ray Disc bargains!

JerseyGirl2
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Posted: 11/24/11 at 02:21pm
Walmart has 4/$20 Blu-rays tomorrow. Some looked pretty craptastic, but there may be a few gems you need.
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Patronus
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Posted: 11/25/11 at 01:29pm
I just picked up Inception on Blu-Ray at Amazon for $4.99.
strummergirl
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Posted: 11/25/11 at 02:25pm
The complete Daria box-set is going for $21.49 and I got X-Men: First Class on DVD for $8.99 on Amazon.
tazber
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Posted: 11/28/11 at 01:11pm
Warner Archives has 5 for $50.00 with free shipping through today only.


MOD titles 5 for $50
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best12bars
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Posted: 12/1/11 at 08:11pm
Warner Archives is selling Volume 1 of the "Andy Hardy" movies with the first 400 signed by Mickey Rooney!
$59.95 with free shipping!
"Jaws is the Citizen Kane of movies."
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best12bars
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Posted: 2/10/12 at 07:06am
Gold Box One-Day Only Sale:

I Love Lucy - complete series - List price $235.98, today only $70.49.
The Complete "I Love Lucy" on DVD
"Jaws is the Citizen Kane of movies."
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tazber
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Posted: 3/9/12 at 11:12am
Warner Archive:

5 for $50.00 with free ground shipping through 3/11/12
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best12bars
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Posted: 3/9/12 at 02:22pm
Sweet! Thanks, Taz!
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Mister Matt
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Posted: 3/9/12 at 04:24pm
NO! STOP! GAH! I already succumbed to that I Love Lucy deal AND the recent Criterion sale.
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best12bars
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Posted: 3/9/12 at 05:26pm
LOL

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"Jaws is the Citizen Kane of movies."
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Marianne2
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Posted: 4/21/12 at 05:34pm
Barnes & Noble is having a sale right now.

Buy one get one free for DVD classics. Sale ends on Monday for that.

http://www.barnesandnoble.com/s?PRO=1127&CAT=&store=DVD&view=grid

This one isn't as good, but you can get Television series sets for 40-50% off. But, their site says up to 50%, so who knows. That ends on the 30th.

http://www.barnesandnoble.com/u/tv-shows-DVD-Blu-ray/379003204?r=1&cm_em=m_kouba84@hotmail.com&cm_mmc=Other-_-Merch-_-120415_MI_DVD_SALE-_-
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romantico
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Posted: 4/21/12 at 05:46pm
I LOVE IT when Barnes and Noble has their 50 percent off Criteria dvd specials. I get an extra 10 percent off so it really is a deal. Only time I buy Criteria is when B&N has their sale,which is about twice a year.
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Mister Matt
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Posted: 5/10/12 at 09:02am
Amazon has the West Side Story 50th Anniversary Blu-Ray box set as the Gold Box Deal for today for $25.00!
West Side Story: 50th Anniversary Edition Box Set [Blu-ray] (1961)
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morosco
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Posted: 5/10/12 at 09:38am
Do we know if this West Side Story Blu-Ray has been fixed? Have they removed the blackout that occurs during the title sequence?
Mister Matt
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Posted: 5/10/12 at 10:18am
The box set was released after the disc correction, so it should have the corrected disc (which people are still unhappy about). The UPC of the box set with the corrected disc is 88390424521681 to verify. If you have the incorrect disc, you can fill out the online form to have it replaced. The disc replacements started in January 2012.

I've a feeling this is as good as it's going to get for a while, so for $25, I'm not going to be that picky.
West Side Story Replacement Disc Form
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morosco
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Posted: 5/10/12 at 10:21am
^ Thanks! Just placed my order.
best12bars
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Posted: 5/10/12 at 12:02pm
I just wish I were more excited about the Blu-ray transfer. There were major problems with it initially, enough that MGM/Fox had to redo the discs and offer to exchange them.

Apparently, during the famous line art title sequence, just before the end of the overture, the entire screen dipped to black for several seconds. Something went wrong, obviously. Then in the opening shots of the buildings (from a bird's eye view) there was serious "jitter" during the pans. Supposedly, they fixed the dip to black, but with the wrong color, and the jitter was toned down, but is still there.

Other than that, I hear the movie looks pretty good overall and is definitely a step up from the previous DVD.

Still, I haven't ordered it as of yet, because of the complaints from purists and home video collectors. I'd rather have it without all the collector's stuff, though. I don't need a book, a watch, Chino's pistol, Anita's Black Orchid perfume bottle, etc. It's too much.

I have two of those big boxes (Wizard of Oz and Gone With the Wind), and I stopped after that. I just want the movie, looking as good as it possibly can.

"Jaws is the Citizen Kane of movies."
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Updated On: 5/10/12 at 12:02 PM
morosco
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Posted: 5/10/12 at 12:32pm
I'm still surprised that the fade to black problem ever happened in the first place. Surely they didn't intentionally make that change during the transfer? And how could something like that have gone unnoticed? Was it a technical glitch that happened at some point after the transfer during production of the discs?

Incidentally, TCM showed the movie the other night and the fade to black during the title sequence was there.
Paulyd
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Posted: 5/10/12 at 01:02pm
From across the pond in the UK, the company I work for has some great offers on some great world cinema titles including Oscar Winner A Separation, Melancholia, We Need To Talk About Kevin and Pina
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tazber
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Posted: 5/10/12 at 01:27pm
There are so many region 2 dvds I want! I really need to invest in a region free player.
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Mister Matt
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Posted: 5/10/12 at 02:14pm
I want to invest in a Blu-Ray player that can also play Region 1 & 2 DVDs, but the info out there is so conflicting, it's nearly impossible to know what to buy.
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best12bars
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Posted: 5/10/12 at 04:47pm
I'm still surprised that the fade to black problem ever happened in the first place.

The only way I can think of it happening is that the title sequence was recreated, rather than restored. It actually makes sense that they would do it that way, and they have done it before on other films with static title images or cards over music. There is no reason to restore every single frame of film for a static image that sits on screen for several seconds before cross-fading to another static image.

The answer is to scan a single cleaned-up frame of each image (or in the WSS title sequence's case, each different color of the line art city), and then get an editor to cross-fade them with the same timing seen in the film.

This means the editor screwed up, and his last card, right before the fade into the live footage of the city was missing. So it dipped to black for those few seconds instead. Then popped back up again as the fade occurred.

Really stupid that nobody checked it. And the "quick fix" was just as stupid. They replaced it with an image that was the wrong color, according to people who know the title sequence well.

I think part of the problem is having QC people in these restoration or home video departments that aren't really familiar with the films. They should call in one of the "experts" out there. In Hollywood, there are plenty of them who know every frame of certain films.

It's a minor flub to some, but there's really no need for such sloppiness on a restoration project like this.
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tazber
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Posted: 5/17/12 at 01:31pm
Warner Archive (which now includes MGM and Universal as well)

3 for 45/free shipping


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tazber
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Posted: 6/29/12 at 01:15pm
Warner Archive 4 for $44.00

4th of July sale.

Free shipping




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Updated On: 6/29/12 at 01:15 PM
Marianne2
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Posted: 6/29/12 at 02:24pm
Don't know if anyone has Blockbuster around them still or not, but definitely worth checking out, if the store is closing. This was a couple of weeks ago, but my store was selling the used rental dvds for $2.99 a piece. They were selling brand new stuff for 60% off. They also had single discs with just paper or plastic covers for 49 cents a piece. Maybe that was their Total Access program stuff? Don't know. But, I walked out of there with about 12 movies for $15 or $16.
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romantico
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Posted: 6/29/12 at 03:42pm
When is Barnes and Noble going to have their Criteria DVD sale? It's been a long time since they have had one of those sales.
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