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Old 11-28-12, 04:56 PM   #226
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Re: Official VCI/ROAN/ALPHA Bargain Thread

Sigh........ if i ever have any $'s................
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Old 02-18-13, 11:50 AM   #227
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Re: Official VCI/ROAN/ALPHA Bargain Thread

Today only, 8:30a-5:30p CST:

VCI SALE
35% off Suggested Retail Price

Enter Code: PRESD13
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Old 02-18-13, 02:13 PM   #228
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Re: Official VCI/ROAN/ALPHA Bargain Thread

^Thanks, but I get:

"Warning: Coupon is either invalid, expired or reached it's usage limit!"

when applying the coupon no matter what title I add.
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Old 02-18-13, 02:30 PM   #229
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Re: Official VCI/ROAN/ALPHA Bargain Thread

That's the code they sent me. Their site must still be having issues? Six months later they still haven't fixed it?
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Old 04-21-13, 03:28 PM   #230
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Re: Official VCI/ROAN/ALPHA Bargain Thread

There are a handful of ROAN titles at the Oldies.com Troma Sale. It's anyone's guess if these are DVD-Rs though.

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Old 04-21-13, 03:53 PM   #231
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Re: Official VCI/ROAN/ALPHA Bargain Thread

My last order was factory pressed & these are the same titles, so these likely are also.
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Old 05-10-13, 04:21 PM   #232
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Re: Official VCI/ROAN/ALPHA Bargain Thread

To celebrate Mother's Day, VCI Entertainment is offering all DVDs and Blu-rays at 35% OFF our suggested retail price.



Enter the following code MOMVCI2013 in your shopping cart to apply the discount.

This code expires at 11:59 pm CST, Friday, May 17, 2013.
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Old 05-17-13, 11:22 PM   #233
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Re: Official VCI/ROAN/ALPHA Bargain Thread

I think I've had it with ordering anything directly from VCI. It's true that I have defended them in this thread and made excuses for their mistakes, but the time has come for me to face the fact that while I still like a lot of their product, their recent business practices leave a lot to be desired.

First they did away with their typical 40% off sales and membership sign up bonus that quite often yielded very good bargains. Next they redesigned their web site to make it even more user unfriendly and glitch filled than their last site, most of the time entailing having to call to complete an order. Finally, they now claim holiday "sales" that are not sales at all. Case in point: The most recent one that I posted above with 35% off their suggested retail price, not their web prices. How did that translate? The prices after the 35% off retail were no different than their everyday web prices! So why on earth would you buy something during the alleged sale period when you could buy it for the same price at anytime during the year? In other words, a sale that meant nothing and saved nothing.

I wish them well in their endeavors, but any future VCI product I invest in will come from secondary sellers and not them. They have worn out their welcome with me.
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Old 05-17-13, 11:50 PM   #234
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Sorry to hear that Glenn. I'm so broke haven't been paying attention lately; though I still would like to pick up some of their Noir boxes (I'm a Raft fan).

I have noticed a lot of blow out pricing on Roans on lately on ebay from the Super D Evil Empire (DD, Import cd's, etc); but I wonder if they're factory pressed or the mods?
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Old 05-18-13, 02:53 PM   #235
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Re: Official VCI/ROAN/ALPHA Bargain Thread

Geff, please post or E mail me some of the best Roan deals on Ebay (at least the titles) as there are still some I am looking for. Though I prefer pressed DVDs, of course, I guess if the price is low enough I don't mind if they are DVD-Rs, but the price has to be pretty low.

I highly recommend all the VCI NOIR, "Forgotten" and "Hammer" sets. They are great. My issue with them certainly isn't with the product they release, but with their web site and their new policies on sales which aren't sales at all.
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Old 05-19-13, 02:33 AM   #236
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Glenn, I deleted the email, but just go to ebay & search Roan in dvd & sort by price.
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Old 07-19-13, 02:01 PM   #237
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Re: Official VCI/ROAN/ALPHA Bargain Thread

Oldies has been having a sale on individual Alpha titles for $3.99 each...although by now, that's probably not news.

I also wanted to mention that (after receiving a DVD-R described on their web site as a real DVD) an Oldies employee confirmed that you can tell one from the other based on the existence of a security sticker across the top (i.e. their DVD-R's lack the sticker). For me, this is a boon for buying new Alpha titles from EBay and Amazon Marketplace, since I now know what's inside the sealed package. It's a pity that VCI and Image were never so forthcoming/organized.

Oldies still had some of the pressed version in stock and are sending me a copy free of charge. Kudos to their customer service!

FYI, their DVD-R's contain the same "silk screened" artwork as the originals, unlike the generic label sides put out by the big studios. I don't know what technology they use, but am very surprised they can do it all in house.
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Old 03-07-14, 07:59 PM   #238
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FYI: Real factory pressed Roan King Of The Zombies New at Amazon from MOVIES UNLIMITED for $2.99 (I just received mine today, it is factory pressed as promised in an email)

http://www.amazon.com/gp/offer-listi...&condition=new
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Old 03-07-14, 08:02 PM   #239
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BTW, also on topic: I don't think I ever posted in this thread that the Alpha "Karloff Before Frankenstein: Utah Kid" is burned.

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Old 03-07-14, 09:08 PM   #240
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Re: Official VCI/ROAN/ALPHA Bargain Thread

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It's a pity that VCI and Image were never so forthcoming/organized.
TGG are pretty sneaky about DVD-r's too.
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Old 03-07-14, 10:07 PM   #241
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Re: Official VCI/ROAN/ALPHA Bargain Thread

I emailed M.U. before purchasing. They didn't mention it either way in the listing.
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Old 03-08-14, 01:28 AM   #242
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FYI: Real factory pressed Roan King Of The Zombies New at Amazon from MOVIES UNLIMITED for $2.99 (I just received mine today, it is factory pressed as promised in an email)

http://www.amazon.com/gp/offer-listi...&condition=new
Thanks! That's been on my wishlist but I've neglected to check MP vendors. That's a great price and I just ordered the next to last copy.
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Old 03-08-14, 01:57 AM   #243
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TGG are pretty sneaky about DVD-r's too.
VCI actually came clean recently, but you still have to check their web site. AFAIK individual movies are not marked "DVD-R", but you can at least learn which titles to be careful about. The same also applies to Image. Amazon burns all of Image's DVD-R's, so checking Amazon's listing reveals what's what. Security stickers or lack thereof may also be a giveaway, but I don't think anybody's so far determined this as a hard rule.

An incomplete list of Roan DVD-R's are at http://www.cavd.com/roan-group.php . Add D.O.A., Chamber of Horrors, and probably a few more to the list. These are also not universally marked on the cases, but lack of a security sticker is likely cause for worry.
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Old 04-11-14, 09:08 PM   #244
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Re: Official VCI/ROAN/ALPHA Bargain Thread

Received the following letter today from VCI. "Deal" at the bottom:
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Get immediate streaming access to many of our great Classics, contemporary Indie movies, TV series and Serials through our new VCI DIGITAL STORE. You can rent, stream, and download - 24/7/365. (Hint: Take advantage of our Digital Rentals as a way "to try before you buy" our DVD's and Blu-rays.) There are over 150 VCI Digital products currently available and we are busy adding more titles every week!

...how do you get to the Digital Store?

From our website VCI Website, click on "Movie Downloads" at the top of the home page, or go directly to our digital store at VCI Digital Store. Don't forget to bookmark it in your internet browser for quick access.
...why digital? why not!

For several years, the entertainment industry has been moving slowly toward digital. And for the past year, VCI has been developing a digital movie download and streaming service that we feel will meet OUR customers' needs. Does this mean DVD is dead? Heck no! It's just another way to access our movies, immediately...without the shipping costs and time. This is also a way for us to offer movies from our vault that have never been released on DVD.
...how did we do it?

VCI teamed up with Platform Purple, an industry leading digital service provider, who produced the backbone and e-commerce for the Digital Store. Platform Purple has a user-friendly and secure interface. For more information about how it works, click here: Platform Purple

...now try it! we think you'll like it!

For the next 2 weeks ONLY, we are giving you 50% off everything in the VCI Digital Store. That's like Buy 1/Get 1 Free! And the offer is good on downloads to own or rentals. Simply enter the Coupon code DIGITAL50 at check out.
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Old 04-25-14, 04:19 PM   #245
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FYI: There is another Roan dump going on right now. I have not been able to find out if they are factory pressed or burned. I asked the wholesaler, & explained about the sticker & his response was he didn't know. So it may be drop shipping. There also is a much larger Troma dump going on (pretty much the entire catalog; but I am not a fan, so I'm not paying much attention.

Here's the Roan titles from the latest list. I have seen others elsewhere; some are already ridiculously cheap on Amazon.

ABBOTT & COSTELLO - AFRICA SCREAMS / JACK AND THE BEANSTALK [TRIPLE FEATURE]
ADVENTURES IN IRAQ
SUDDENLY
ZORRO RIDES AGAIN
HORROR CLASSICS 04: THE APE / BRITISH INTELLIGENCE[BORIS KARLOFF] [DBL FEAT]
FLASH GORDON
UNDERSEA KINGDOM
BOWERY AT MIDNIGHT
FISHERMAN'S WHARF
INVISIBLE GHOST
JOHN WAYNE:THE EARLY YEARS (BLUE STEEL, LUCKY TEXAN,WEST OF THE DIVIDE, HELL TOWN)
MILKY WAY/KID DYNAMITE
NO SUBSTITUTE FOR VICTORY
WHERE TRAILS DIVIDE

Here's the Troma titles from the same list:
10 THINGS EVERY GOLFER SHOULD KNOW
ANGEL NEGRO
BEST OF TROMADANCE: TROMA FILM FEST: VOLUME 4 [3 HRS OF TROMA SHORT FILMS]
CANNIBAL! THE MUSICAL [WRITTEN & DIRECTED BY TRY PARKER] UMD FOR PSP
DARK NATURE
DOG YEARS
DR HACKENSTINE
EVOLVED
FATTY DRIVES THE BUS
FOREPLAY
FORTRESS OF AMERIKKKA
GIUSEPPE ANDREWS' TRAILER TOWN
GO TO HELL
IGOR & LUNATICS
JEFFTOWNE/TRAILER TOWN TWO PACK
MADIGANS MILLIONS
MEDLEY
MERCHANT OF DEATH
OFFENSIVE BEHAVIOR
OUTLAW PROPHET
PARTS OF THE FAMILY
PERIOD PIECE
RAGIN CAJUN
SHAKESPHERE IN… AND OUT
STATE OF MIND
STORY OF A JUNKIE
SUICIDE
THE BEST OF TROMADANCE FILM FESTIVALS VOL 1
THE BEST OF TROMADANCE FILM FESTIVALS VOL 2
THE RUINING
THE SEXY BOX - FOUR COMEDIES (SQUEEZE PLAY!, WAITRESS!, STUCK ON YOU, THE FIRST TURN-ON!)
THE TOXIC AVENGER [UMD FOR PSP]
TIME BARBARIANS
TROMA'S EDGE TV VOLUME 2
TUBE TOP T.V. COMEDY DOUBLE FEATURE: VIEWER DISCRETION ADVISED/BACON HEAD
TUESDAY NEVER COMES
TWISTED JUSTICE
VENDETTA
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Re: Official VCI/ROAN/ALPHA Bargain Thread

Geff, where are you seeing the Roans for sale? Just on the Troma site or elsewhere?
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Old 04-28-14, 06:25 PM   #247
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Geff, where are you seeing the Roans for sale? Just on the Troma site or elsewhere?
From a wholesaler with a large clientele. I'd suggest check ebay & Amazon, starting probably late this week. Some are already on Amazon at Below my cost (before s/h)

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From a wholesaler with a large clientele. I'd suggest check ebay & Amazon, starting probably late this week. Some are already on Amazon at Bllow my coast (before s/h)
Thanks! Still need a few Roans for my collection.
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Old 04-29-14, 08:35 PM   #249
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Thanks! Still need a few Roans for my collection.
My business still has around 15 Roan titles. Did you ever see the list? I have posted it on this site, probably in this thread.
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No, send it to me, Geff. Thanks.
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