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Old 03-14-17, 01:04 PM   #1
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Arrow Video sale at Familyvideo - titles start at $9.49, S/H is $1.99 per order

Credit to CrumpsBrother on this thread: http://forum.dvdtalk.com/blu-ray-bar...-blu-rays.html

Thought this was worthy of its own thread as it features some great prices on good Arrow video titles, which are usually not discounted this much, save for a twice a year sale directly from Arrow Video UK

Familyvideo has a sale on Arrow Video titles starting at $9.49 - flat rate shipping of $1.99 per order. Sale ends 3/31/2017

https://www.familyvideo.com/deals/ar...st_order=price

NOTE: There are three DVDs on sale as well: https://www.familyvideo.com/deals/ar...format_data=23

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Old 03-14-17, 02:06 PM   #2
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Re: Arrow Video sale at Familyvideo - titles start at $9.49

Awesome!

I picked up Stray Cat Rock and C.H.U.D. There's a lot more I'm interested, but my backlog is big enough already.
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Old 03-14-17, 02:22 PM   #3
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Awesome!

I picked up Stray Cat Rock and C.H.U.D. There's a lot more I'm interested, but my backlog is big enough already.
Damn that Stray Cat Rock collection is a phenomenal price. Bought the Region B set from Arrow direct for $35 last year :-(
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Old 03-14-17, 02:46 PM   #4
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Re: Arrow Video sale at Familyvideo - titles start at $9.49

All the boxed sets are extremely good deals (and even the 2-disc Blood Bath). I spent maybe a dollar less to get the American Horror Project at the Barnes & Noble last year, but that required an online coupon or some such.
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Old 03-14-17, 04:24 PM   #5
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Re: Arrow Video sale at Familyvideo - titles start at $9.49

I went for three:

Blood and Black Lace
Blood Bath
Dark Water

I'd been meaning to pick up Dark Water anyway, as it's one of my favorite J-Horror films. Blood and Black Lace is probably my overall favorite Bava film, so that was a no-brainer as well. The Blood Bath set, at that price, was too intriguing to pass up.
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Old 03-14-17, 05:33 PM   #6
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Re: Arrow Video sale at Familyvideo - titles start at $9.49

Are all of the titles region-free, does anyone know? Thanks.
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Old 03-14-17, 05:47 PM   #7
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Are all of the titles region-free, does anyone know? Thanks.
I thought all of Arrow US releases were A/B at least. Most of their UK release are, but there are a few exceptions. It doesn't look like most of teh US releases have been tested.
If you;ve got a specific disc in mind I might be able to test it.
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Old 03-14-17, 07:19 PM   #8
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Re: Arrow Video sale at Familyvideo - titles start at $9.49

The list appears to be only their US releases which are region A or region free. In for CHUD and Dark Water. wish I had not already picked up Bride of Re-Animator for far more than this sale price.
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Old 03-14-17, 09:21 PM   #9
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The list appears to be only their US releases which are region A or region free. In for CHUD and Dark Water. wish I had not already picked up Bride of Re-Animator for far more than this sale price.
Apparently the PQ of 'Dark Water' leaves a lot to be desired as inferred from bluray.com's review - very low contrast and artificially brightened up. Hence passed on it.
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Re: Arrow Video sale at Familyvideo - titles start at $9.49

Thanks for the heads-up. Just picked up Cemetery Without Crosses for a great price.

Dang, I just picked up a used copy of Outlaw Gangster VIP a couple weeks ago for around $30, and I thought I got a great deal.
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Old 03-15-17, 02:49 AM   #11
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Can't create a new account, because my email is supposedly already in use.

Can't reset password, because their system never sends the reset emails.

Can't send an email using the "Contact Us' page, because of unspecified errors.

Family Video can choke on pig cock.
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Old 03-15-17, 08:25 AM   #12
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Weird. I likewise had to reset my password (because of a few years of inactivity), but the reset email arrived ok. Check your junkmail? Blocked senders list? Got an alternate email address?
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Apparently the PQ of 'Dark Water' leaves a lot to be desired as inferred from bluray.com's review - very low contrast and artificially brightened up. Hence passed on it.
Thanks for sharing. Other reviews say differently and it's certainly better than the DVD.
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Can't create a new account, because my email is supposedly already in use.

Can't reset password, because their system never sends the reset emails.
I had zero issues using the reset password option. Clicked reset password, received email, changed my password. I had not ordered from them in well over a year before this recent order.

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Can't create a new account, because my email is supposedly already in use.

Can't reset password, because their system never sends the reset emails.

Can't send an email using the "Contact Us' page, because of unspecified errors.

Family Video can choke on pig cock.
My reset password came immediately, check your spam.
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Old 03-15-17, 09:23 AM   #16
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Re: Arrow Video sale at Familyvideo - titles start at $9.49

Or if it's not in the spam filter, sometimes it's just easier to make a new account with a different email address. I've gotten where I can set up a new gmail account in about 30 seconds
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Old 03-15-17, 09:29 AM   #17
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Thanks for sharing. Other reviews say differently and it's certainly better than the DVD.

Since it's unlikely Dark Water -- not to mention countless other films -- will ever get better or more definitive editions in the future, and considering that there's as many online reviews reasonably praising this release as damning it, I'd say it's wiser to grab it at Family Video's price than hold out for any kind of improvement. Also, considering the film was practically designed to be low-contrast, I don't really understand some assessments that it shouldn't look that way. Then again, I rarely find enough 'technical' consensus among online Blu-Ray reviewers on anything to pass on a titles I'm interested in at this point in the game, especially at prices as low as this.

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Since it's unlikely Dark Water -- not to mention countless other -- will ever get better or more definitive editions in the future, and considering that there's as many online reviews reasonably praising this release as damning it, I'd say it's wiser to grab it at Family Video's price than hold out for any kind of improvement. Also, considering the film was practically designed to be low-contrast, I don't really understand some assessments that it shouldn't look that way. Then again, I rarely find enough 'technical' consensus among online Blu-Ray reviewers on anything to pass on a titles I'm interested in at this point in the game, especially at prices as low as this.
That's exactly why I pulled the trigger. I saw the one bad review that was linked to, but I also saw others that basically stated they did what they could given the source. What's the alternative? Buying the equally problematic DVD?
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Old 03-15-17, 01:37 PM   #19
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Many (maybe all) of the prices have gone up since this morning! The ones I was interested in for $9.49 and $11.49 are now $12.99. $12.49 and $13.49 up to $15.99. Still good deals but it is annoying. Is this typical for Family Video? It's been a long time since I ordered from them.
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Old 03-15-17, 01:39 PM   #20
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Thanks for the feedback, guys, but I know enough to check my spam folder. And even if I didn't, it was mentioned in the instructions I read over and over again each time I fruitlessly followed them.

I set up a new account with a brand-new email address. But is it just me, or did the prices on a lot of items increase overnight? I had Day of Anger, Cemetery Without Crosses, and Recquieaseananaeat in my cart last night and the total was under forty bucks. Now they are all $15.99 apiece.

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Old 03-15-17, 01:39 PM   #21
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Rare sale at all for me to look at FV and it's the first Arrow sale so there isn't really a pattern to fall back to. If the price just a bit more then a lot more of the BN items with Coupon prices come into play

EDIT I see what you mean on the prices --- only a handful are similar now to my orders from Mon and Tues. A bunch of those 15.99 item now are the same as B with the 20% coupon and with possible FS and any promo gift cards a lot more items are the same/cheaper at BN
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If we're going to have comparison to BN once again, it also worth noting again that most of us are changed tax by BN, and very few are charged tax by FV.
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EDIT I see what you mean on the prices --- only a handful are similar now to my orders from Mon and Tues.
Yeah, I'm pretty sure now my problems with the website coincided with them "correcting" the prices. The higher prices are a deal-killer for me as I was blind-buying these items to take advantage of the sale.

Have I mentioned what Family Video can do with hog privates?
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Old 03-15-17, 03:04 PM   #24
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Well since they are based primarily in the Midwest they may not see that quite as you intended.
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Old 03-15-17, 04:25 PM   #25
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You win some, you lose some. No need to lose your head or work yourself up - retailer is free to set their prices as they deem necessary.
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