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Old 02-10-09, 12:35 PM   #1
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Amazon UK Box Set Bargains

Here are just a few I came across today during a browse - they have a LOT on sale at decent prices compared with the US releases:

(All prices in UK pounds)

Herzog/Kinski box set 11.98
Herzog vol 2 12.98
Hellraiser 1-3 (4 disc) DTS / Uncut 8.98
Almodovar Box Sets Vol 1-3 12.98 each
Star Trek Animated Series 14.95
Peckinpah Westerns Collection 11.98
Rocky Horror Show / Shock Treatment 'Lip Box' 12.98
Celebration of British Film (10 Movies) 12.98
Ghost In The Shell 1st Gig, 2nd Gig, Stand Alone Complex 15.98 each (compared to the $90 each on amazon.com)
Kubrick Directors Series 10 Disc Box 17.98
Black Books 1-3 10.12

And for the cinema purists, we have the Steven Seagal Legacy Box set at 15.58

Remember, with the VAT deduction, some of these titles will cost even less. (The Herzog sets came to 10.42 each, Ghost In The Shell 13.90 each, etc)
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Old 02-10-09, 01:50 PM   #2
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Re: Amazon UK Box Set Bargains

damn - i just got that kinski herzog region 1 box for 35.99
also worth noting the 3 disc last house on the left is pretty inexpensive as well.
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Old 02-10-09, 02:32 PM   #3
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also worth noting the 3 disc last house on the left is pretty inexpensive as well.
yeah, around $15 before shipping...I've had that sitting in my cart

here's some good deals I've have taken advantage of recently (all in US dollars):

The Wizard of Oz (3 Disc Collector's Edition) - $9.50
28 Days Later (Limited Edition 2 Disc Edition) - 5
[Rec] (2 Disc Special Edition) - 7.50
Creepshow (2 Disc SE) - 5.75
Bridge on the River Kwai (2 Disc SE) - 2.85

also if you have a PS3 you can get Resident Evil 5 for $43 (save $20)

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Old 02-10-09, 03:51 PM   #4
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Re: Amazon UK Box Set Bargains

Several are tempting, but then I have to deal with PAL. I don't mind this for titles not available here, or if it is a UK show, but I don't like to do it otherwise...
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Old 02-10-09, 03:51 PM   #5
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yeah, around $15 before shipping...I've had that sitting in my cart

here's some good deals I've have taken advantage of recently (all in US dollars):

The Wizard of Oz (3 Disc Collector's Edition) - $9.50
Be aware! The WOZ set does have 3 discs but DOES NOT have any other extras that the US set has ie. photo cards and the booklet.
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Old 02-10-09, 04:53 PM   #6
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Re: Amazon UK Box Set Bargains

I use dvdcompare a lot to check out whether its worth getting the pal version. I do mostly just use amazon uk for the british imports, and in the case of movies like Dead End or Coffy, when a widescreen transfer isn't available in the states, etc
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Old 02-10-09, 05:01 PM   #7
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Be aware! The WOZ set does have 3 discs but DOES NOT have any other extras that the US set has ie. photo cards and the booklet.
Yeah I knew that before buying. I'm not too bothered with missing out on postcards and a booklet...I don't think they are worth an extra $30 (the R1 version is going for $40 used)
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Old 02-10-09, 05:16 PM   #8
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The David Lean Centerary Collection is 14.98GBP - VAT
Powell and Pressburger set is 17.99
Ultimate Hammer 34.98
I have purchased more from the UK in the past 2 months that in the US. I've been loving the weak pound. I would take full advantage now. I anticipate a weak dollar coming.
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Old 02-10-09, 05:21 PM   #9
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I got the complete Jeremy Brett Sherlock Holmes series for about $50 delivered a couple weeks ago (compare to $150 used at Amazon Marketplace).

Torchwood Season 1 was also pretty cheap (around X-mas I think I got it for about $25 delivered).

Might now be on sale now, but the Michael Palin travel series box set was down to 40 or 40 pounds...kind of wish I'd gotten it.

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Old 02-10-09, 05:27 PM   #10
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That David Lean set is terrific - a 10-disc set of BFI restorations.

My most recent order included that, and pro-rating shipping charges, my actual cost was $20.36 - about two dollars per disc!

Another great deal is the Hugh Laurie/Stephen Fry Jeeves and Wooster - all 23 episodes on 8 discs - final USD cost was $19.21.
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Old 02-10-09, 05:52 PM   #11
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I bought the Columbo Seasons 1-8 box set on Amazon UK a few weeks ago as its only 45.98 pounds, and just got around to opening it. Was missing the final disc of season 8 (instead I got a duplicate disc 1, and duplicate final disc from season 7). I wonder how they are about returns overseas.
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Old 02-10-09, 06:17 PM   #12
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I buy alot from Amazon UK; I prefer them to Amazon US. A few months back, that Wizard of Oz box was down to 4 pounds. I ALMOST grabbed it....

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Old 02-10-09, 07:26 PM   #13
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Re: Amazon UK Box Set Bargains

The UK Werner Herzog Boxsets have worse picture than the US versions. a warning.

Also, 8.98 for the Douglas Sirk Universal boxset with Has Anyone Seen My Gal?/All I Desire/Magnificent Obsession/All That Heaven Allows/Written On The Wind/The Tarnished Angels/Imitation Of Life
8 discs, no extras, but a very good bargain
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Old 02-10-09, 08:58 PM   #14
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I bought the Columbo Seasons 1-8 box set on Amazon UK a few weeks ago as its only 45.98 pounds, and just got around to opening it. Was missing the final disc of season 8 (instead I got a duplicate disc 1, and duplicate final disc from season 7). I wonder how they are about returns overseas.
They're pretty good. I got the LOTR boxset a little while back, and it had a duplicate disc for one of them. They resent the entire set, not just the one I was missing, and didn't get me to send the other one back to them.
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Old 02-10-09, 09:53 PM   #15
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Re: Amazon UK Box Set Bargains

I really need to get with the times and get a DVD player than can play region 2 and PAL.
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Old 02-10-09, 10:09 PM   #16
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I really need to get with the times and get a DVD player than can play region 2 and PAL.
Hey alfonso, you should try a hack on your existing player. I haven't had to worry about it since I bought mine region-free, but there are many people out there using these codes.

Start with this site: http://www.videohelp.com/dvdhacks
...just put your model in the search bar and see if you can find one

If nothing there just do a google search.

If it doesn't work you can get a cheap one for around $50 on Amazon.com....I'll come back with a link
Here you go:
http://www.amazon.com/Philips-DVP514...4325527&sr=8-1 - $47
http://www.amazon.com/PHILIPS-DVP314...4325595&sr=8-3 - $50

both are Philips, same brand as I have. Mine has worked perfectly for about 5 years. I'm having problems with it now. For some reason it won't read new Region 1 dvds...no problems with any other regions or backup disc (burned). I may be picking up one of those soon.

good luck

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Old 02-10-09, 11:00 PM   #17
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I think I've looked up for hacks on mine. The one I used to use died on me and since then I've been using my sister's DVD player she doesn't use and it's pretty old. I'm a poor college student and don't own an HDTV or anything like that so I'm a little behind in everything. I've been meaning to get a new DVD player for sometime now. Thanks for the help though, I greatly appreciate it.
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Re: Amazon UK Box Set Bargains

Also guys I was wondering what kind of shipping (or any other fees) are added to the orders when shipped from UK to US. Thanks! The UK has some damn good sets (like that one Godard set for example).

The Kubrick set would be 21 shipped to me. A currency converter tells me that's about $30 US. Pretty good no?

And what is the VAT thing you guys are talking about?
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Old 02-10-09, 11:42 PM   #19
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Also guys I was wondering what kind of shipping (or any other fees) are added to the orders when shipped from UK to US. Thanks! The UK has some damn good sets (like that one Godard set for example).

The Kubrick set would be 21 shipped to me. A currency converter tells me that's about $30 US. Pretty good no?

And what is the VAT thing you guys are talking about?
Shipping is around $5 for the first item and $1.50 for each additional item. Pretty good deal considering it only takes a week to get to the midwest. I've actually gotten amazon.uk orders before amazon.com orders that were shipped out the same day.

The VAT is the tax added to each item, but when you go through the checkout process it will be subtracted. We don't have to pay this tax us not being UK residents.
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Ah gotcha. Thanks a lot!

What would be a good DVD player for region free usage to purchase if I was going to use it with an HDTV?
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Old 02-10-09, 11:50 PM   #21
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Sherlock Holmes - The Definitive Collection (Optimum using the UCLA restos) is 17 quid (was 14 a couple of weeks ago) - this looks fantastic and is a fraction of the price of the same R1 set.
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Old 02-11-09, 12:04 AM   #22
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What would be a good DVD player for region free usage to purchase if I was going to use it with an HDTV?
Can't help ya there. I'm like you in that department. I've got the old-school tv. Don't mind it much, considering when I lived in Asia me and a couple friends (I think the most were 6ppl one time) would watch movies on my 8-inch portable dvd player. This tv is luxury compared to that.
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Old 02-11-09, 12:23 AM   #23
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i was thinking grab both Ghost In The Shell 1st gig & 2nd gig. Still wonder it work on US dvd player or not? It's region 2 format
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Can't help ya there. I'm like you in that department. I've got the old-school tv. Don't mind it much, considering when I lived in Asia me and a couple friends (I think the most were 6ppl one time) would watch movies on my 8-inch portable dvd player. This tv is luxury compared to that.
I hear you on that one. Two of my friends have sick setups so I've basically touched gold but can't keep it!
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Picnic at Hanging Rock 3 disc now 8.98 GBP.
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