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Old 12-22-11, 12:34 PM   #1
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Canadian Blu-ray Bargains

Our deals up here rarely equal the ones that can be found in the U.S. — and yes, I'm aware that a lot of the stuff in this first post was cheaper during the Black Friday sales — but for those who aren't near the border, hopefully a thread like this might be helpful on an ongoing basis, and despite previous attempts. Figured it would be a good excuse to list some of the Boxing Day sale items that are showing up in the flyers today, for starters:

FUTURE SHOP (Dec. 26-27)

Removed. Sale over.

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BEST BUY Canada (from Dec. 24, 8 p.m. online, from Dec. 26 in-store)

Removed. Sale over.


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REAL CANADIAN SUPERSTORES (Dec. 26-31)


Removed. Sale over.

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Old 12-22-11, 12:58 PM   #2
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sale over.

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Old 01-04-12, 03:28 PM   #3
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Re: Canadian Blu-ray Bargains

The Rogers Video outlets in the Vancouver area (across Canada?) are closing in the next few days.

The stores are blowing out all of their Blu-rays and DVDs for a buck each!
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I thought in Canada they are called Blu-R-ehs ...
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The Rogers Video outlets in the Vancouver area (across Canada?) are closing in the next few days.

The stores are blowing out all of their Blu-rays and DVDs for a buck each!
They're closing 40% of the existing chain nationwide (announced in December: http://www.thestar.com/business/article/1103511 ). The remaining 60% represents 93 stores, apparently, but who knows how much longer they'll be around. Beyond new releases, the selection at various Toronto stores is anemic.

Shame really, because legit streaming/downloading options in Canada absolutely suck compared to our friends south of the border.
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Re: Canadian Blu-ray Bargains

Is there a list of stores closing anywhere?
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Old 06-16-12, 11:26 PM   #7
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Some decent 4/$20 Blu-rays at HMV right now (plus a few same-olds), for those with access. Mostly Alliance/Maple stuff. Single price is $7.99, but any amount over 4 and the price is still $5.00 ea.

In the photo below:

THE ROAD
WINTER'S BONE
THE RED VIOLIN
ROUNDERS
PLEASANTVILLE
BOILER ROOM
WAITING
TRAILER PARK BOYS: SAY GOODBYE TO THE BAD GUYS
ADVENTURELAND
FEARLESS / UNLEASHED DOUBLE FEATURE
FIVE DEADLY VENOMS (Dragon Dynasty)
LEGEND OF THE DRUNKEN MASTER
REINDEER GAMES
SNAKES ON A PLANE
PUNISHER DOUBLE FEATURE
CAPITALISM: A LOVE STORY
MONSTER'S BALL
BAD LIEUTENANT

Also noticed as part of the same 4/$20 deal:
FIST OF LEGEND SE (Dragon Dynasty)
THE EMPRESS AND HER WARRIORS (Dragon Dynasty)
36th CHAMBER OF SHAOLIN (Dragon Dynasty)
THE KILLER / HARD BOILED DOUBLE FEATURE
(this one, Canada-only edition: http://www.amazon.ca/gp/product/B0057GUEZS/ -- word is this is the best-seller of the bunch)
EMPLOYEE OF THE MONTH
CHAPLIN (Robert Downey Jr.)
FAN BOYS
OUTLANDER
THE ARRIVAL
YOUNG GUNS
THE EYE
EXTRACT

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Re: Canadian Blu-ray Bargains

Is that the HMV on Yonge at Dundas Sq. in your recent post?
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Old 06-17-12, 11:30 PM   #9
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Yes.

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Old 06-18-12, 12:41 PM   #10
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i would love to get a copy of the killer / hard boiled for that price!
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Old 06-18-12, 03:18 PM   #11
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i would love to get a copy of the killer / hard boiled for that price!
That one's always been priced around the $22 mark up here, but the packaging has never made it clear what's inside, exactly. Basically, these are the Dragon Dynasty versions minus the supplements, so the new $5.00 price tag is reasonable considering you get the mediocre, widely-dismissed 1080i version of THE KILLER (with opening credits in English, no less) and cropped-and-fattened version of HARD BOILED on a single-sided disc. Still, for the uninitiated (and Canadian, I suppose), it's an affordable way to at least see the films until Criterion does right by the world and re-licences them for proper Blu-rays.
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Old 11-22-12, 11:34 AM   #12
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One of the more pathetic developments in Canadian retail in recent years has been the piggybacking on America's Black Friday sales. Even though "bargains" up here virtually never equal the savings enjoyed by our Southern neighbours (one big reason I keep a U.S. postbox, and easy cross-border access), the trend has become entrenched over the past five years or so, as the Canadian retail lobby and its media pals try to invent new ways to talk Canadian shoppers (most of whom live within an hour or two of the border) from crossing over for real savings. "Think of the gas and wear n' tear on your car," they'll say. "Better watch out, the warranties on those electronics you're buying aren't valid in Canada," they'll warn the tiny minority that might actually need them. "Look! Those shoes are only $10.00 more in Canada", they'll tout, floating the ludicrous idea that Canadians who cross-border shop only do so to buy one item at a time. It remains to be seen if this year's Fake Black Friday deals are any more worth staying home for — or staying off the American websites for — than last year's, but Amazon.ca, not surprisingly, does have some decent deals by Canadian standards (though certainly fewer new releases than in the states, naturally):

LORD OF THE RINGS - EXTENDED (Box Set) - $33.99
http://www.amazon.ca/dp/B004HEWNBO/

TITANIC 3D Combo - $20.99 (can't touch the U.S. price, but not bad for up here)
http://www.amazon.ca/dp/B007UPWIYY/

PROMETHEUS 3D Combo - $19.99
http://www.amazon.ca/dp/B008R9GZTQ/

MAN WITH NO NAME TRILOGY - $14.49
http://www.amazon.ca/dp/B003FTM1EQ/

ROBOCOP TRILOGY - $14.49
http://www.amazon.ca/dp/B003Z6YMCS/

CABIN IN THE WOODS - $13.49
http://www.amazon.ca/dp/B008POPRII/

BRIDESMAIDS Combo - $11.99
http://www.amazon.ca/dp/B005DK75BY/

MAD MEN SEASON 5 - $21.99 (cheaper than the U.S. price, but I'm betting that will change soon enough :roll: )
http://www.amazon.ca/dp/B008Y4924Y/

BATTLESTAR GALACTICA Complete Series - $113.99
http://www.amazon.ca/gp/product/B0036EH3U2/

More here, for what it's worth:
http://www.amazon.ca/s/ref=amb_link_...rd_i=345144011
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Old 11-22-12, 12:41 PM   #13
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At least you Canuckians still have Hostess products, unlike here in the Colonies where the union killed the company.
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"Cabin in the Woods" is $7.99 at Amazon.com

If you buy another title and keep the total under $20, it comes out cheaper than at Amazon.ca
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LORD OF THE RINGS - EXTENDED (Box Set) - $33.99
http://www.amazon.ca/dp/B004HEWNBO/
Alliance Films =====> Pass (unless there is monopoly like Steelbooks)
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"Cabin in the Woods" is $7.99 at Amazon.com

If you buy another title and keep the total under $20, it comes out cheaper than at Amazon.ca
Almost everything I listed is (or has been) cheaper at Amazon.com! I only posted them because not everyone up here prefers shipping across borders, or has my advantage of an American address.



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At least you Canuckians still have Hostess products, unlike here in the Colonies where the union killed the company.
I've been reading about that. So, it's probably wise to leave the Twinkies at home when I head over to the states to pickup my Black Friday orders?

Come to think of it, I haven't actually had a Twinkie since childhood. I never knew how much of an institution they were over there until now.



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Alliance Films =====> Pass
Why, exactly?

The LOTR set up here is identical to the U.S. version.

Alliance doesn't have the best track record on certain older Blu-rays, but its balanced by their decent stuff, which often goes on sale up here sooner than the U.S versions. Not sure I'd write them off entirely . . .
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or has my advantage of an American address.
Bastard...
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Old 11-22-12, 02:13 PM   #18
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Bastard...
Not just me, actually. At the postal outlet I use in Michigan, probably a third to a half of the boxes there are rented out by Canadians! It's an insidious plot! If you're within an hour or so of the border, and any kind of movie fan, a USPS box is a sound investment of about $44 a year -- way, waaaay less than the savings you'll amass.

And Montreal isn't that far from the United States.

Plattsburgh? Champlain? Just a thought . . .
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The Scream Collection with Scream 1-4 and the docs is available for $18.99. Great set that includes all the movies, which is unlikely in the US.

http://www.amazon.ca/The-Complete-Sc.../dp/B006DVB6C6

Wish there was a deal on the [REC]/[REC]2 two-pack to go with it.

Also the Luc Besson Adele adventure flick is at a great price. Unlikely to arrive in the US soon. English subs are included, but the special features are largely in French only.

Les aventures extraordinaires d'Adle Blanc-Sec - $9.99
http://www.amazon.ca/aventures-extra.../dp/B005CU5OAE
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^ There is a [rec]/[rec]2 two-pack http://www.amazon.ca/Rec-Double-Feat.../dp/B0050N0V74

Not as cheap, per movie, as the Scream set, but still a good discount compared to amazon.com.
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Old 01-12-13, 04:41 PM   #21
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Future Shop and Best Buy both currently have the Universal 100th Anniversary Collection on Blu-ray for $89.95.

http://www.futureshop.ca/en-CA/produ.../m2200925.aspx

Looks like it's in-store only, at this point. Sold out online.

That's 25 movies, consisting of:

All Quiet on the Western Front, Dracula (1931), Dracula (1931) Spanish Version, Buck Privates, Pillow Talk, Spartacus, To Kill a Mockingbird, The Birds, American Graffiti, The Sting, Jaws, National Lampoon’s Animal House, E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial, Scarface (1983), The Breakfast Club, Back to the Future, Out of Africa, Field of Dreams, Do the Right Thing, Jurassic Park, Schindler’s List (DVD only), Apollo 13, The Fast and the Furious, The Bourne Identity, Mamma Mia!, Despicable Me
26 discs
Collectible digibook with slip case
Exclusive “100 Years of Universal” book
72-page book chronicling the history of Universal over the last 100 years including rare photos and memorabilia from the vaults

Strange that Schindler's List apparently is only included in the DVD set. Strike that... I guess it's because they haven't released it on BD yet.
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Old 03-05-13, 02:52 AM   #22
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DREDD (3D) - 11.49
http://www.amazon.ca/dp/B00A0YQ0QE/

ROGER RABBIT 25th ANNIVERSARY - $16.99
http://www.amazon.ca/dp/B00AO686MY/

HOUSE AT THE END OF THE STREET - $11.49
http://www.amazon.ca/dp/B009KU2KR2/

THE RAVEN - $11.49
http://www.amazon.ca/dp/B008RJ5L9G/

LAWLESS - $11.49
http://www.amazon.ca/dp/B0093DCV0C/

FRENCH CONNECTION (the good version) - $10.00
http://www.amazon.ca/dp/B00910K5WS/

FRENCH CONNECTION 2 - $8.00
http://www.amazon.ca/dp/B001KEW0SU/

BELLE DU JOUR (2 disc) - $12.49
http://www.amazon.ca/dp/B008OTGBMU/

ALFRED HITCHCOCK'S REBECCA - $7.99
http://www.amazon.ca/dp/B0065N6JSI/

THE ARTIST - $11.49
http://www.amazon.ca/dp/B0076BOKM0/

HOFFA - $9.99
http://www.amazon.ca/dp/B009EQ1LT0/

THE WAR OF THE ROSES - $9.99
http://www.amazon.ca/dp/B00910K5P0/

THE BROTHERS McMULLEN - $9.99
http://www.amazon.ca/dp/B00910K5FA/

SHE'S THE ONE - $9.99
http://www.amazon.ca/dp/B00910K604/

WALL STREET - $10.49
http://www.amazon.ca/dp/B00910K5K0/

MARTHA MARCY MAY MARLENE - $11.99
http://www.amazon.ca/dp/B006IVNISQ/

STAR TREK - ORIGINAL SERIES - SEASONS 1-3 - $91.50
http://www.amazon.ca/dp/B002QEHPRE/

Also spotted:

ANNIE HALL - $9.99
MANHATTAN - $9.99
CHRONICLE - $10.00
THE APARTMENT - $9.99
NOTORIOUS - $9.99
ADVENTURES OF TINTIN - $12.99
MY WEEK WITH MARILYN - $11.49
LE GRANDE ILLUSION - $12.49
ALL ABOUT EVE - $10.00
BARBARIAN INVASIONS - $11.99
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Some great prices, most of which are useless to anyone living in the States. Shipping is exorbitant between the two countries now.
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I had Star Trek in my cart in order to watch the price, so I was surprised to see it listed here for $91.50 since I hadn't been notified of a price change when viewing my cart. Checked my cart, and I'd accidentally added the DVD version.

So glad you posted this, as it's a great price. Thanks!
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Some great prices, most of which are useless to anyone living in the States. Shipping is exorbitant between the two countries now.
Well, in fairness my infrequent posts in this thread are written with the few fellow Canadians who visit this forum in mind. We generally don't get anything close the kinds of deals that our American friends do, either online or in-store, so prices like these are worth noting.

Regarding the shipping costs, true enough that shipping either direction via Amazon itself is prohibitive, but some Marketplace sellers on the Canadian site are actually U.S.-based regulars from the American site like ImportCDs, MovieMars, etc., and occasionally their pricing up here is better than it is down there, even with the standard $3.49 CDN shipping fee, and in spite of crossing the border. I've order a few "New" items from U.S. sellers this way (despite having a U.S. postal box), and have generally received decent product in decent time, although there is an increased risk of floaters when you involve two postal carriers and various customs personnel bouncing your parcels around.

Frankly, it's about damned time our Amazon started offering some decent discounts in light of how frequently the deals pop up at the U.S. and European sites. It'd be nice if they did this a little more often, though.
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