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turetzeddie
04-19-12, 03:30 AM
Tora! Tora! Tora!
Terminator
The Hustler
Patton
The Comancheros
Butch Cassidy & the Sundance Kid
An Affair to Remember
All About Eve
The Usual Suspects
Rocky

http://www.amazon.com/gp/feature.html/ref=%26%2574%2561g%3d%2562l%2575r%2561yf%256fr%2575m%252d20?ie=UTF8&docId=1000792511&pf_rd_p=441937901&pf_rd_s=right-1&pf_rd_t=701&pf_rd_i=20&pf_rd_m=ATVPDKIKX0DER&pf_rd_r=0D0S399ACJ3TSR1C76CB&tag=blurayforum-20

Superdaddy
04-19-12, 05:59 AM
Nice deals. Ordered An Affair to Remember, All About Eve, and The Comancheros. Might be worthy of a cross-post in the amazon deals thread.

Al_Tahoe
04-19-12, 07:24 AM
Thanks for the heads-up Eddie.

Unfortunately, I'll have to pass. The 3 titles I'd normally be interested in all have lousy transfers... Butch Cassidy, Patton, and The Usual Suspects. :(

Shannon Nutt
04-19-12, 07:32 AM
Awesome deal...I got them all but Rocky (which I already have on Blu-ray, and it's the one that includes bonus features - the digi-book version is sans-features, sadly).

Ironically, the already-on-sale Tom Cruise Collection popped into my deal list today, so I'm also getting it for $23.75!

Trevor
04-19-12, 07:34 AM
Sweet! Now if only they stay in stock until I get home to verify which ones I'm lacking.

Superdaddy
04-19-12, 09:47 AM
Thanks for the heads-up Eddie.

Unfortunately, I'll have to pass. The 3 titles I'd normally be interested in all have lousy transfers... Butch Cassidy, Patton, and The Usual Suspects. :(

If the transfers were more highly regarded, I would have gotten Butch Cassidy for sure and probably Patton too.

NoirFan
04-19-12, 09:59 AM
Wasn't there talk that Patton was going to be reissued with an improved transfer?

Superdaddy
04-19-12, 10:14 AM
Wasn't there talk that Patton was going to be reissued with an improved transfer?

I remember reading that too. It was a while back; I thought it was said they created a new master for it.

Since then, I've heard no news of a re-release.

clckworang
04-19-12, 10:17 AM
Wasn't there talk that Patton was going to be reissued with an improved transfer?

I remember that from quite a while back as well, but I don't remember seeing any mention for a while. I wish Butch Cassidy would be reissued as well. Even so, I'm still tempted to pick it up.

Edit to add: Too slow! Superdaddy beat me to it! :)

Manzana
04-19-12, 11:14 AM
Tempting prices on the digibooks, but I already have Terminator, Patton, Rocky and Usual Suspects on BD in non-digibook form. Too bad the deals on the digibooks come so late as to be a moot point. Butch Cassidy, Tora Tora Tora, Affair to Remember, and Comancheros I already have on DVD. I'd like to have them on BD, but not at $9.99 each. Butch Cassidy is worth a $9.99 BD upgrade, but the stories about its bad transfer negate that. I wasn't that fond of the other 2 movies, so I'll wait for them to get cheaper.

I opened my Patton (not digibook) BD before I knew about the transfer issues. I should probably pop it in to see if it's as awful as so many people said. I remember watching the old Gladiator BD before I knew about its "problems". I thought the transfer was perfectly fine, and then sometime later read about the disc exchange program for the defective disc which I didn't notice was defective (so I didn't do the exchange). I was obviously blind or too involved in the movie to notice whatever the problem was.

It'll be interesting to see if all the Supernatural BD seasons stay $18.99 next week. If they do combined with the DVD trade-ins they'd be $13.99 + tax which is cheaper than the $16.88 + tax (net price after factoring in coupon and shipping) I just paid at my un-favorite place WBShop. Fortunately it's only a difference of $12. Too bad I don't have a crystal ball that works. Here I thought under $17 was a good deal for a BD season of a show that I'm actually watching (opposed to sitting on my shelf collecting dust as most do).

Jon Hertzberg
04-19-12, 11:47 AM
For those on the fence about BUTCH & SUNDANCE, Robert Harris is a fan of the Blu-ray and offers a different take (http://www.hometheaterforum.com/t/272233/a-few-words-about-butch-cassidy-and-the-sundance-kid-in-blu-ray) than most other reviewers.

clckworang
04-19-12, 12:46 PM
For those on the fence about BUTCH & SUNDANCE, Robert Harris is a fan of the Blu-ray and offers a different take (http://www.hometheaterforum.com/t/272233/a-few-words-about-butch-cassidy-and-the-sundance-kid-in-blu-ray) than most other reviewers.

Thanks for the link. It was interesting to read Harris' thoughts on the disc.

Jon Hertzberg
04-19-12, 01:17 PM
Thanks for the link. It was interesting to read Harris' thoughts on the disc.

Yes, for $10, and with Harris' endorsement, it's an easier purchase.

Mike86
04-19-12, 02:17 PM
Tempted to pick up The Terminator but I think I'll hold out for a better release. Nothing else really grabs me as a must have.

Jtnguyen12
04-19-12, 02:25 PM
End up Picked 4 movies today ;)

Terminator
An Affair to Remember
All About Eve
The Usual Suspects


I bought these from the last sale! :)

Tora! Tora! Tora!
The Hustler
The Comancheros
Butch Cassidy & the Sundance Kid

DirkBelig
04-19-12, 04:37 PM
I was about to hop on the Tom Cruise set (which I'm sure he'd love!), but the lack of the 2nd extras disc for Minority Report is bumming me out.

BuckNaked2k
04-19-12, 05:57 PM
I was about to hop on the Tom Cruise set (which I'm sure he'd love!)... :lol:


Picked up Usual Suspects. Not the best xfer, and I already have it on Blu, but for $10, what the hell. I wish Master & Commander had been included, as I would have done the same there.

rexinnih
04-19-12, 06:01 PM
Hustler and Commancheros for me.

ProfessorEcho
04-19-12, 06:36 PM
Yes, for $10, and with Harris' endorsement, it's an easier purchase.

Don't forget, Harris also endorsed the pastel reworking of FRENCH CONNECTION. :lol: And he decried THE LONGEST DAY for DNR, but that one looks fine to me.

I went for THE HUSTLER which is a safe bet with or without Harris. ;)

CapRockBrewingCo.
04-19-12, 06:46 PM
Great Prices. Picked up All About Eve and An Affair to Remember.

Decker
04-19-12, 06:48 PM
I decided not to update any I already have on DVD (Terminator, Butch & Sundance, Usual Suspects, Patton), but did end up getting All About Eve, The Hustler and Tora! Tora! Tora!.

laidbacklarkin
04-19-12, 08:26 PM
ended up with a used copy of the Comancheros from Amazon's warehouse deals for $8.26 :-)...works for me.

Jon Hertzberg
04-19-12, 10:22 PM
Don't forget, Harris also endorsed the pastel reworking of FRENCH CONNECTION. :lol:

Well, what do you know...so he did. :) But, seriously, it should be obvious that the man knows of what he speaks and, even including a case like this one where I can't really agree, his recommendation, or lack thereof, is usually a good barometer as to whether to buy a disc or not.

Reading over his piece (http://www.hometheaterforum.com/t/282606/a-few-words-about-the-french-connection-in-blu-ray) on the original FC release, his reasoning is well-considered and expressed, and he does address the main issue with that first release...the fact that it did not also include a disc with the film with its original color scheme intact. That omission was a deal-breaker for me and many other fans. It was a problem that was, of course, happily, finally corrected when Fox re-released the film (http://www.hometheaterforum.com/t/319218/a-few-words-about-the-french-connection-filmmakers-signature-series-in-blu-ray) with its original 1971 cinematography on Blu-ray earlier this year.

clckworang
04-20-12, 12:58 AM
Don't forget, Harris also endorsed the pastel reworking of FRENCH CONNECTION. :lol: And he decried THE LONGEST DAY for DNR, but that one looks fine to me.

I went for THE HUSTLER which is a safe bet with or without Harris. ;)

Harris has certainly taken some odd stances. I won't say I agree with him on everything, but for $10, I decided to take a chance. I ended up ordering:

Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid
The Hustler
An Affair to Remember
All About Eve
Tora, Tora, Tora

I had some credit and some points, so it didn't cost me much at all. A couple of those I've been meaning to pick up for a while and almost did a couple of times at higher prices. I guess I'm happy I waited. I was tempted to pick up The Comancheros, especially since I've been on a bit of a Western kick lately, but decided to hold off.

Goldberg74
04-20-12, 07:26 AM
Since it's no longer 4/19, the deal is dead.

Trevor
04-20-12, 08:23 AM
Since it's no longer 4/19, the deal is dead.
Maybe for you, but the DVDTalkers in Pago Pago can still get in on it!

Superdaddy
04-20-12, 01:03 PM
Harris has certainly taken some odd stances. I won't say I agree with him on everything, but for $10, I decided to take a chance. I ended up ordering:

Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid
The Hustler
An Affair to Remember
All About Eve
Tora, Tora, Tora

I had some credit and some points, so it didn't cost me much at all. A couple of those I've been meaning to pick up for a while and almost did a couple of times at higher prices. I guess I'm happy I waited. I was tempted to pick up The Comancheros, especially since I've been on a bit of a Western kick lately, but decided to hold off.

I've been increasingly interested in westerns as well, over the last couple of years. Was very tempted by Comancheros when it was $11.99 a little while back, but at $9.99 my will was broken!

I blew the last of my rewards points on this order as well, but my amazon Visa closes today, so I should have more points in my account shortly.

Decker
04-20-12, 04:45 PM
Those who bought yesterday, check your Gold Box today : My Gold Box is usually empty except one or two crappy items, but today it's packed with Collector's Blu Ray Editions, including several Universal 100th Anniversary ones. Most awesome : Jaws was there. That was a no-question, day-one purchase for me, so I grabbed it with the extra 5% discount they give on Gold Box items.

ProfessorEcho
04-20-12, 06:23 PM
I agree that Robert Harris can be a good barometer for what's right and wrong with a Blu release and I enjoy reading him for the most part though he is not a very good writer or critic per se. Still, he has swayed me quite a bit from buying or not buying a particular title and his technical expertise is invaluable.

SuperDaddy, you will never regret buying COMANCHEROS. It's one of the Duke's best and most enjoyable pictures and the Blu transfer is excellent. Throw in some superb extras and you have a great package, especially at $9.99!

Superdaddy
04-20-12, 06:29 PM
SuperDaddy, you will never regret buying COMANCHEROS. It's one of the Duke's best and most enjoyable pictures and the Blu transfer is excellent. Throw in some superb extras and you have a great package, especially at $9.99!

I am excited; my amazon package just arrived a little while ago!

clckworang
04-20-12, 06:33 PM
I've been increasingly interested in westerns as well, over the last couple of years. Was very tempted by Comancheros when it was $11.99 a little while back, but at $9.99 my will was broken!

I blew the last of my rewards points on this order as well, but my amazon Visa closes today, so I should have more points in my account shortly.

I agree that Robert Harris can be a good barometer for what's right and wrong with a Blu release and I enjoy reading him for the most part though he is not a very good writer or critic per se. Still, he has swayed me quite a bit from buying or not buying a particular title and his technical expertise is invaluable.

SuperDaddy, you will never regret buying COMANCHEROS. It's one of the Duke's best and most enjoyable pictures and the Blu transfer is excellent. Throw in some superb extras and you have a great package, especially at $9.99!

Come on! Did you really have to go there and give me non-buyer's regret? I *am* kicking myself a bit that I didn't go ahead and just spend $10 more.

laidbacklarkin
04-20-12, 06:43 PM
don't worry, man. if its $9.99 once, its going to be $9.99 plenty more times. take the Hitch releases for e.g the recent wave of Notorious, Spellbound and Rebecca at Costco for $9.99 had everyone driving in hordes cos elsewhere they were $14.99 or more. well, guess what - they're $8.99 this week in Frys. so relax, don't despair - Fox HAS to sell the million it manufactured...and they ain't gonna sell them all at $24.99

ProfessorEcho
04-20-12, 11:50 PM
Clckworang, I'm just sorry that I didn't see your post about not buying THE COMANCHEROS until today. If I had seen it yesterday, I would have definitely encouraged you to get it. It's been a favorite of mine since I was a little kid.

In any case, Larkin is right about it coming down in price again sooner or later. I really think the gimmick of the Blu Ray books is fading and most of them will be reduced at some point. And the rest of the titles you got are all great. I haven't seen TORA TORA TORA in years, but the reviews for the movie and the Blu were so positive I picked it up at the last Blu book sale during the winter. I plan on watching it on December 7. ;)

clckworang
04-21-12, 12:23 PM
don't worry, man. if its $9.99 once, its going to be $9.99 plenty more times. take the Hitch releases for e.g the recent wave of Notorious, Spellbound and Rebecca at Costco for $9.99 had everyone driving in hordes cos elsewhere they were $14.99 or more. well, guess what - they're $8.99 this week in Frys. so relax, don't despair - Fox HAS to sell the million it manufactured...and they ain't gonna sell them all at $24.99

Mean! You bring up those Hitchcock movies I've been wanting and use those sales from two places not in my area as examples to make me feel better? :lol:

Clckworang, I'm just sorry that I didn't see your post about not buying THE COMANCHEROS until today. If I had seen it yesterday, I would have definitely encouraged you to get it. It's been a favorite of mine since I was a little kid.

In any case, Larkin is right about it coming down in price again sooner or later. I really think the gimmick of the Blu Ray books is fading and most of them will be reduced at some point. And the rest of the titles you got are all great. I haven't seen TORA TORA TORA in years, but the reviews for the movie and the Blu were so positive I picked it up at the last Blu book sale during the winter. I plan on watching it on December 7. ;)

But yeah, I'm going to keep my eye out. It *will* drop again.

Good idea on saving Tora Tora Tora for Dec. 7.

DVD Polizei
04-21-12, 02:25 PM
don't worry, man. if its $9.99 once, its going to be $9.99 plenty more times. take the Hitch releases for e.g the recent wave of Notorious, Spellbound and Rebecca at Costco for $9.99 had everyone driving in hordes cos elsewhere they were $14.99 or more. well, guess what - they're $8.99 this week in Frys. so relax, don't despair - Fox HAS to sell the million it manufactured...and they ain't gonna sell them all at $24.99

Totally agree. Was going to get Tora!<sup>3</sup> but needed to buy car stuff. If they dropped to this price once, it's a very good sign they will be at this price again.

CapRockBrewingCo.
05-07-12, 06:24 PM
These are back on sale at Amazon for $10 as of today.

Titles include:
Terminator
An Affair to Remember
All About Eve
The Usual Suspects
Rocky
Tora! Tora! Tora!
The Hustler
The Comancheros
Butch Cassidy & the Sundance Kid

I picked up The Hustler - may end up getting a couple more.

Superdaddy
05-07-12, 07:55 PM
Ahhhhhhh, back to tempt me yet again! I hope clckworang sees this.

I also have pre-orders for 1900 and Invasion of the Body Snatchers in my quick picks right now. Amazon is trying to send me to the poor house lol.

EDIT: Ordered The Hustler. I really am done with these now.

Manzana
05-07-12, 11:10 PM
Good movies on the list, but I'm still holding out for lower prices. I get burned by lower prices almost every time I cave in and pay $10 for a BD. I passed last time and will pass this time. When they hit that magic $7 number, I'll probably buy.

CapRockBrewingCo.
05-07-12, 11:54 PM
Good movies on the list, but I'm still holding out for lower prices. I get burned by lower prices almost every time I cave in and pay $10 for a BD. I passed last time and will pass this time. When they hit that magic $7 number, I'll probably buy.

I guess I see your point but I doubt they'll get that low, especially with an SRP of $35. If I really want a film, I'd never let $3 prevent me from owning it. Also based on the popularity of this sale, I suspect Amazon moves quite a few of these at $10. They have no reason to sell them for less other than to fail at business.

That'sAllFolks
05-08-12, 08:47 AM
I guess I see your point but I doubt they'll get that low, especially with an SRP of $35. If I really want a film, I'd never let $3 prevent me from owning it. Also based on the popularity of this sale, I suspect Amazon moves quite a few of these at $10. They have no reason to sell them for less other than to fail at business.

That is really a crapshoot. Last time I bought 3 and would like to have them all, but at $10 a pop, suddenly it's a 100 dollar purchase (many of these I already own on BD). I really wonder if these are selling as well as you think. This is not the first time we've seen a DOTD resurface again. Godfather BD did it (and was cheaper). I don't remember that happening in years past. The economy may be affecting Amazon more than we think.

Cardsfan111
05-08-12, 08:49 AM
Good movies on the list, but I'm still holding out for lower prices. I get burned by lower prices almost every time I cave in and pay $10 for a BD. I passed last time and will pass this time. When they hit that magic $7 number, I'll probably buy.

Many of us are waiting for you to pull the trigger, so we can get it for a lower price. ;)

dvdjunkie32
05-08-12, 09:36 AM
I was a bit disappointed in these digibooks. The spine size is much slimmer than your standard digibook, and feels more flimsy. If I'm going to pay extra for digi, I like things to stay uniform.

Manzana
05-08-12, 10:18 AM
Well, I've never paid attention to SRPs. I know digibooks are more expensive just because of the booklet, but that doesn't mean I want to pay more. The main problem is not that these movies aren't worth $10 each... for those who don't already own them in any format, but that I already have the collector edition DVDs of most of them (some still sealed) and it's a little tough to pay $10 again just for a DVD to BD upgrade. Butch Cassidy is a favorite of mine and I'd go for that one except for all the talk about its poor transfer.

Now if there were any market for used (or even new) DVDs, that could change my mind, but I've checked around and haven't found anything worthwhile.

clckworang
05-08-12, 10:34 AM
Ahhhhhhh, back to tempt me yet again! I hope clckworang sees this.

I also have pre-orders for 1900 and Invasion of the Body Snatchers in my quick picks right now. Amazon is trying to send me to the poor house lol.

EDIT: Ordered The Hustler. I really am done with these now.

Yeah, I saw it. Why do these things always come up in bunches? I was already planning on dropping a good chunk of cash at Best Buy today! :gah: Oh, the temptation!

In all honesty, I'm sure I will cave. Of those, The Comancheros is the only one left I think I want to order. I'm trying to hold out for better versions of Terminator and The Usual Suspects. Am I crazy?

laidbacklarkin
05-08-12, 10:44 AM
Well, I've never paid attention to SRPs. I know digibooks are more expensive just because of the booklet, but that doesn't mean I want to pay more. The main problem is not that these movies aren't worth $10 each... for those who don't already own them in any format, but that I already have the collector edition DVDs of most of them (some still sealed) and it's a little tough to pay $10 again just for a DVD to BD upgrade. Butch Cassidy is a favorite of mine and I'd go for that one except for all the talk about its poor transfer.

Now if there were any market for used (or even new) DVDs, that could change my mind, but I've checked around and haven't found anything worthwhile.I agree. I have the same philosophy - digibook or not, its the movie in it that has to command the price, not the slick packaging. The last time this DOTD came around, I bit and bought the Comancheros (an effort to slowly build a John Wayne collection). Although I ended up paying $7.xx at warehouse deals the same day, I regretted it upon watching the film. No idea how anyone can give that film anything more than 2 stars and no idea why it demanded to be produced in such a beautiful digibook package. The experience has reduced my excitement in these digibooks - my thoughts were that these were excellent movies and hence the premium packaging. They're not (although movie tastes are subjective). Am waiting and watching now. If these stay $10, good chance they will wind up on gohastings used lot in the future. with one of those 30% off used coupons, it will probably be in the range am willing to pay. No way these movies are worth $10

Manzana
05-08-12, 01:40 PM
laidbacklarkin, regarding The Comancheros, I agree it's not that great of a film, but it's a John Wayne western and lots of people (like me) like John Wayne and his westerns, so I think that's why it's popular. His best western was (IMHO) Big Jake and McLintock for comedy western. In fact, I like just about anything with John Wayne as long as it's in color.

Jaymole
05-08-12, 03:04 PM
I'm trying to hold out for better versions of Terminator and The Usual Suspects. Am I crazy?

Nope...I'm doing the same thing...but then again, I am certified insane :D

Future Man
05-08-12, 05:09 PM
Rocky or Comancheros?

So glad I got The Hustler last go-round...what a gripping film.

ProfessorEcho
05-08-12, 06:22 PM
And thus what makes a horse race....

I think COMANCHEROS is a GREAT film on every level, well directed, produced, written, performed, extremely entertaining and fun, an essential piece of the John Wayne canon. The Blu is spectacular and has very good extras. For $10 it's a steal.

Manzana
05-08-12, 06:43 PM
And thus what makes a horse race....

I think COMANCHEROS is a GREAT film on every level, well directed, produced, written, performed, extremely entertaining and fun, an essential piece of the John Wayne canon. The Blu is spectacular and has very good extras. For $10 it's a steal.
I said it's not that great of a film, but I never said it was bad. I bought it on DVD long ago, probably paid almost $10, and never opened it. It's entertaining and it's John Wayne, but if I'm in a John Wayne mood it's usually Big Jake, McLintock, True Grit, The Searchers, Rio Bravo, or Rio Lobo I go to first. Comancheros, North to Alaska, and Sons of Katie Elder are good but usually aren't my first choice. Too bad my unopened Comancheros DVD has so little trade-in value anywhere or I'd put that towards the $10 BD.

CapRockBrewingCo.
05-08-12, 08:56 PM
The main problem is not that these movies aren't worth $10 each... for those who don't already own them in any format, but that I already have the collector edition DVDs of most of them (some still sealed) and it's a little tough to pay $10 again just for a DVD to BD upgrade. Butch Cassidy is a favorite of mine and I'd go for that one except for all the talk about its poor transfer.

Agree 100%. If I already have the film (at least on BD), I probably wouldn't upgrade either for $10 just for the digibook. I have Butch Cassidy as well and will not be buying the digibook.

sleepyhead55
05-08-12, 10:10 PM
Ordered All About Eve and The Hustler. I don't have those films on any format so I'm happy with the price.

BuckNaked2k
05-09-12, 12:46 PM
I sure wish they'd include Master & Commander in one of these sales.