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Old 04-07-06, 11:48 AM   #1
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$7.95 MGM titles--good way to use FunCash

This may be common knowledge... a search showed nothing and I typically don't pay much attention to FunCash, although I did collect $46 during the B1G1/free ship sale.

CH has some titles, I believe all from MGM, priced at $7.95 MSRP. In fact, these all carry an MSRP of $14.95. Seems like a good way to use some FunCash.

I got:

Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Garcia
Fargo Special Edition
Last Tango in Paris
Europa Europa
The Princess Bride Special Edition
Viva Maria

Total with shipping and tax was a little over $16 (using $46 in FunCash).

There are other titles available, including several Woody Allens, a couple more World Films titles, Some Like It Hot SE, Coffee & Cigarettes, etc.
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Old 04-07-06, 04:50 PM   #2
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Platoon SE is also available at that price.
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Old 04-07-06, 07:19 PM   #3
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Thanks for the heads-up. I had some free time...

Across 110Th Street
Amityville 3-D
Amityville II: The Possession
At Close Range
Bagdad Cafe
Barbershop 2: Back in Business
Birdman of Alcatraz
Blame It on Rio
Bolero
Boxing Helena
Breathless
The Broood
Carnal Knowledge
Cheech & Chong's The Corsican Brothers
The Comedy of Terrors/the Raven Double Feature
Countess Dracula/the Vampire Lovers Double Feature
Crimes and Misdemeanors
Cyborg
The Defiant Ones
Desperately Seeking Susan
Diggstown
A Family Thing
Fled
How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying
Indian Runner
Last Tango in Paris
The Last Waltz
Lord of Illusions Unrated Director's Cut
Love and Death
Malice
Marty
Miss Firecracker
Missing in Action
Mr. Majestyk
National Lampoon Presents Dorm Daze (Unrated)
National Lampoon's Gold Diggers (Unrated)
National Lampoon's Gold Diggers (Pg-13)
National Lampoon's Movie Madness
National Lampoon's Class Reunion
The Noose Hangs High
Osama
Our Song
The Outer Limits: The New Series - Time Travel & Infinity Collection
The Outer Limits: The New Series - Aliens Among Us
The Outer Limits: The New Series - Fantastic Androids & Robots Collection
The Outer Limits: The New Series - Mutation & Transformation
The Package
The Party
The Party Animal
Pocketful of Miracles
Pope Of Greenwich Village
The Quiet American
Radio Days
The Rage: Carrie 2
Rage of Honor
Romeo is Bleeding
The Russia House
Shallow Grave
Sleeper
Some Like It Hot
The Taking of Pelham One Two Three
Tea With Mussolini
Teen Witch
F/X
Thunderbolt and Lightfoot
Thunder Road
Weekend At Bernie's
What's New Pussycat?
White Lightning
Wuthering Heights
Youngblood
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Old 04-07-06, 07:35 PM   #4
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OwlAtHome:

Thanks for the list. It is still not complete, however. One title I notice is missing is The Lover. There may be others. Still, this should be useful for people looking to spend FunCash.

BTW, some of these films are excellent. I highly recommend Bertolucci's Last Tango in Paris.
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Old 04-07-06, 11:36 PM   #5
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Thanks for posting the list. It was a good idea. I have a bunch of Funcash I need to use this year. Unfortunately there weren't any titles in this list that I wanted. Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Garcia is on my to-rent list, but I don't like blind buying stuff, especially Sam Peckinpah movies.

One interesting thing I noticed from visual inspection is that a good number of these are single layer releases meaning a low video bitrate, and I know several are not anamorphic (because I once looked them up when I was considering buying them). Many of these are what I call "sloppy job" DVDs, so I avoid them. Anyone buying these should look up reviews on DVD-Basen first.

Another warning: There is a Princess Bride triple dip coming in some number of months.

Most likely I'll use my Funcash on new releases. I'd rather have 1 good new release than 3 "sloppy job" DVDs.
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Old 04-08-06, 04:22 AM   #6
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Depressing.... I didn't know of this and used all my FunCash yesterday on Smile (Ritchie) an MGM title. It is not $7.95 but unfortunately I could've used the FunCash on 2 titles instead of one. Would have liked to have gotten Crimes and Misdemeanors and Thunderbolt and Lightfoot. Oh well.

I really recommend from this list - in order
Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Garcia (in my top 3 of all time-so this is obvious)
Carnal Knowledge
Last Tango in Paris
Crimes and Misdemeanors

If anyone would prefer to have The Thing (Carpenter) - 16x9 still sealed for Thunderbolt and Lightfoot let me know! Last ditch effort.
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Old 04-08-06, 09:41 AM   #7
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Thanks. Picked up Fargo SE for $3.17 (shipping and tax).
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Old 04-08-06, 11:32 AM   #8
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I picked up Last Tango with the $8 I had in one of my accounts. Thanks!
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Old 04-08-06, 12:25 PM   #9
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I'm trying to pick some of these up (The Outer Limits discs) and it will not let me use any more than $4 for any one disc and when combined with others it will only let me use $2 on some titles. On some I can't use any Fun Cash at all when combined with others. I can choose the amount but the amounts change when I go to check out.

What am I doing wrong?
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Old 04-09-06, 10:33 AM   #10
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I downloaded the latest data miner data, then in Excel sorted by studio, by price and the following is a complete list of MGM $7.95 titles:

10 to Midnight
A Family Thing
Across 110Th Street
Adventures of the American Rabbit, The
Agent Cody Banks 2: Destination London Special Edi
Alice's Restaurant
Amazing Grace
Ambush Bay
American Ninja
Amityville 3-D
Amityville II: The Possession
At Close Range
Attack on the Iron Coast
Attack!
Bagdad Cafe
Barbershop 2: Back in Business Special Edition
Beach Red
Beachhead
Bent
Birdman of Alcatraz
Black Caesar
Blame It on Rio
Bolero
Boxing Helena
Boyfriend School, The
Breathless
Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Garcia
Brood, The
Burning Bed, The
Carnal Knowledge
Carrie
Cast a Giant Shadow
Charge of the Light Brigade, The
Charlie Chan in the Secret Service
Charlie Chan: The Shanghai Cobra
Cheech & Chong's The Corsican Brothers
Coffee and Cigarettes
Comedy of Terrors/the Raven Do, The
Coming Home
Countess Dracula/the Vampire Lovers Double Feature
Courage Mountain: Heidi's New Adventure
Crack House
Crimes and Misdemeanors
Cyborg
Dead End
Defiant Ones, The
Desert Hearts
Desperately Seeking Susan
Diggstown
Dogs of War, The
Double Impact
Duel At Diablo
Electra Glide in Blue
Elmer Gantry
Emerald Forest, The
Europa Europa
F/X
Fantasticks Special Edition, The
Fargo Special Edition
Fatal Instinct
Firewalker
Fled
Flirting
Four Feathers, The
French Lieutenant's Woman, The
Fritz the Cat
Garbage Pail Kids Movie, The
Gorky Park
Great Balls of Fire!
Hallelujah Trail, The
Hawaii
Hello Kitty: Hello Kitty Goes to the Movies
High Spirits
Hope and Glory
Hot Spot, The
Hound of the Baskervilles, The
Hour of the Gun
How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying
Hunting Party, The
I Want to Live!
Indian Fighter, The
Indian Runner, The
Intermission
Invitation to a Gunfighter
Kentuckian, The
Killing, The
King of Hearts
Lady Chatterley's Lover
Lambada
Last Tango in Paris
Last Waltz Special Edition, The
Lawman
Leviathan
Lifeforce
Little Foxes, The
Lone Wolf Mcquade
Lord of Illusions Unrated Director's Cut
Love and Death
Love At First Bite
Lover, The
MAC and Me
Magic Sword, The
Malice
Marty
Missing in Action
Mr. Majestyk
Naked Truth, The
National Lampoon Presents Dorm Daze (Unrated)
National Lampoon's Class Reunion
National Lampoon's Gold Diggers (Pg-13)
National Lampoon's Gold Diggers (Unrated)
National Lampoon's Movie Madness
No Man's Land
Noose Hangs High, The
Osama
Our Song
Outer Limits: The New Series -, The
Outer Limits: The New Series -, The
Outer Limits: The New Series -, The
Outer Limits: The New Series -, The
Package, The
Party Animal, The
Party, The
Platoon Special Edition
Pocketful of Miracles
Pope of Greenwich Village, The
Princess and the Pirate, The
Princess Bride Special Edition, The
Purple Plain, The
Quiet American, The
Radio Days
Rage of Honor
Rage: Carrie 2, The
Rain Man Special Edition
Return of a Man Called Horse, The
Robocop 3
Romeo is Bleeding
Russia House, The
Saved!
Scalphunters
Shallow Grave
Sinbad of the Seven Seas
Sleeper
Some Like It Hot Special Edition
Southern Comfort
Species III (Unrated)
Starchaser: The Legend of Orin
Stella Dallas
Submarine X-1
Summer Lovers
Taking of Pelham One Two Three, The
Tea With Mussolini
Teen Witch
Thief
Thrashin'
Thunder Road
Thunderbolt and Lightfoot
Tom Jones
Trip to Bountiful, The
Truck Turner
Truly Madly Deeply
Until September
Valdez is Coming
Valmont
Vera Cruz
Viva Maria!
Weekend At Bernie's
What's New Pussycat?
White Lightning
Wild Orchid 2: Blue Movie Blue
Wings of Desire Special Edition
Wuthering Heights
Youngblood

Quite a few interesting titles that could be ordered with funcash, used as fillers, or you can pick 'em up for about $5, including shipping with the default "buy one at $19.95, get up to 50% off". I believe that you would also receive $2 in funcash for every one of these that you purchase.
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Old 04-09-06, 10:46 AM   #11
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I noticed Fargo and some of the others a few days ago... will probably pick up the former with my $8 of funcash.
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Old 04-09-06, 11:20 AM   #12
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Does anyone know if it's true that there are 2 identical looking releases of Weekend at Bernie's except 1 is anamorphic and the other isn't? If that's right, is CH selling the anamorphic one here?
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Old 04-09-06, 11:25 AM   #13
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Weekend at Bernies looks totally different. Look for the MGM logo, that is the anamorphic one.

Anybody have the answer to how to use more than $4 Funcash per disc?
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Old 04-09-06, 08:00 PM   #14
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I just found out that code 806199 seems to give you 50% off everything in your cart. No need to buy a $19.95 title or higher. This makes all these MGM titles $3.98 + shipping (plus $2 funcash per title).
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Old 04-09-06, 09:59 PM   #15
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Anybody have the answer to how to use more than $4 Funcash per disc?
I had no problem applying $8 Funcash to one disc. Maybe it just applies to certain titles or certain accounts? Sorry, that's not really an answer.
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Old 04-10-06, 08:31 AM   #16
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Could somebody give me an example of a title they used more than $4 funcash on for an online order. With that I'll be able to tell if I can do the same and see if it's just a matter of which title I'm choosing. TIA.
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Old 04-10-06, 10:15 AM   #17
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I used $13 (IIRC) on MacArthur.
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Old 04-10-06, 12:47 PM   #18
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Could somebody give me an example of a title they used more than $4 funcash on for an online order. With that I'll be able to tell if I can do the same and see if it's just a matter of which title I'm choosing. TIA.
I just got Wal-Mart: High Cost of Low Prices and the best of Triumph Comic Insult Dog for just shipping. I used $15 on each.
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Old 04-10-06, 06:35 PM   #19
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I just got Wal-Mart: High Cost of Low Prices and the best of Triumph Comic Insult Dog for just shipping. I used $15 on each.
I have $14 and tried it on Triumph and the same thing happened. I can choose all $14 in the drop down box but it changes to only $4 when I go to the checkout screen.

I can't figure out what I'm doing wrong.
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Old 04-10-06, 11:27 PM   #20
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I have $14 and tried it on Triumph and the same thing happened. I can choose all $14 in the drop down box but it changes to only $4 when I go to the checkout screen.

I can't figure out what I'm doing wrong.
Weird. You can always phone in your Funcash order.
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Old 04-11-06, 12:12 AM   #21
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Ch gives me so little funcash!
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Old 04-14-06, 12:55 AM   #22
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Old 04-17-06, 09:50 PM   #23
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In the rare times that I mess with funcash, I prefer to use the $7.95 titles to accumulate it rather than spend it on them. The discounted price of the $7.95 DVDs is usually $3.98. So, when there is a free shipping deal or like recently when I fulfilled a 3 commitment account with 3 boxsets (and 3 reg. DVDs with B1G1) and the shipping maxed out at $15, I'll add several of these onto the order at less than $4 apiece shipped, and build a worthwhile funcash balance in the process.

I think it's the best way to work these lowpriced titles into your account (and I agree, there are plenty of good ones), certainly better than using an enrollment on them. Then I'll usually use the funcash on a $9.95 title(s), which are reduced only to $7.95 when discounted, so not as profitably obtained through the other method.

I know it's penny-pinching, microanalytical, and ultimately trivial, but hey...

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Old 05-12-06, 04:36 PM   #24
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I just found out that code 806199 seems to give you 50% off everything in your cart. No need to buy a $19.95 title or higher. This makes all these MGM titles $3.98 + shipping (plus $2 funcash per title).
Any other codes that do the above? This one reverts to $7.95 when placed in the funcash cart for me.
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Any other codes that do the above? This one reverts to $7.95 when placed in the funcash cart for me.
No code works in a FUNCASH cart.
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