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Old 12-15-10, 09:38 PM
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Re: Amazon Discounts and Deals Thread #7 (is it #7? I'll pretend it is)

Originally Posted by DVDMagic View Post
I really need to stop this thread - can the mods lock it please?

Picked up 'Heat' and 'Gran Torino' for $6.99 - couldn't pass it up really.
I know right? My roommate is getting annoyed of having to get off his ass, away from Call of Duty: Black Ops, and walk 6 feet from the couch to answer the door for the UPS guy/hot girl...I've been cause of many a death for him in the multiplayer. DAMN YOU, AMAZON!
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Originally Posted by ProfessorEcho View Post
I have to wonder if the studios are shooting themselves in the foot by not releasing more older titles in Blu. It seems the next generation is going to embrace streaming and watching content on hand held devices and not investing much concern into the type of outstanding quality that Blu offers. Thus the Blu devotees and those who appreciate a more high end viewing experience are only going to get older and be looking for titles from their personal history.

It's a shame that the studios seem to have established the impression into the marketplace that only RECENT movies will benefit from the technology. I've said it before in these forums: Why is dreck like LEATHERHEADS on Blu and not THE GREAT ESCAPE?
I understand your feelings on the matter, but a release has only one chance to make money for the studio. Perhaps 65 percent of a studio's revenue on a title are in the first week of release. That's because the video is featured in the marketplace and the studio keeps 100 percent (full Retail price) of sales. A store does not get a penny for a first week release, in fact, if they discount it off of full retail price they are actually taking a loss. So to maximize that strategy a lot of people need to buy it in the first week. As early adopter Blu-Ray sales skew young and geeky, it's not a great strategy for titles like The Maltese Falcon. Said another way, would you release a big hitter like Lawrence of Arabia now or wait until more households have blu-ray players that care that Lawrence of Arabia has been released? Yes, it would be great if a studio had the vision to build the marketplace by releasing titles to do just that. But studio execs don't keep their jobs by being visionaries. They keep them by making money right now.

I'd also suggest that a "Blu Devotee" is rarely the case. Most of us are devoted to films and 'eye candy' not a format.
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Re: Amazon Discounts and Deals Thread #7 (is it #7? I'll pretend it is)

Originally Posted by Indy24LA View Post
Got my Knight and Day Blu-ray and DVD pack today. When I was opening the box my wife asked, 'why did you get both Blu-ray and DVD, that's stupid?' I explained that it was actually cheaper to buy both and she said, 'well that's stupid'. To which I replied, 'the more you use that word, the less impact it has'.
question. If you wanted to, can you combine both Blu and dvd into 1 blu-ray double case? What does the cover art for the blu ray look like? I was thinking of this version vs the 3 disc since don't need digital.
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I understand your feelings on the matter, but a release has only one chance to make money for the studio. Perhaps 65 percent of a studio's revenue on a title are in the first week of release. That's because the video is featured in the marketplace and the studio keeps 100 percent (full Retail price) of sales. A store does not get a penny for a first week release, in fact, if they discount it off of full retail price they are actually taking a loss. So to maximize that strategy a lot of people need to buy it in the first week. As early adopter Blu-Ray sales skew young and geeky, it's not a great strategy for titles like The Maltese Falcon. Said another way, would you release a big hitter like Lawrence of Arabia now or wait until more households have blu-ray players that care that Lawrence of Arabia has been released? Yes, it would be great if a studio had the vision to build the marketplace by releasing titles to do just that. But studio execs don't keep their jobs by being visionaries. They keep them by making money right now.

I'd also suggest that a "Blu Devotee" is rarely the case. Most of us are devoted to films and 'eye candy' not a format.
I just bought this last month on DVD (cost $5 new, amazon). I have never seen it and really do not see the point in buying it for way more on blu-ray. Really what can they do to it, ok they can add stuff but the DVD set has the samething.

I did not know movie sales work like this. I know when I used to put movies together. They would have to pay 80% to 90% (Starwars was 120%) for the 1st and 2nd week then would go down.
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Re: Amazon Discounts and Deals Thread #7 (is it #7? I'll pretend it is)

Damn it, when is Scott Pilgrim going on sale? I was sure the price on it would drop like crazy around the holidays. Hurry up.
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question. If you wanted to, can you combine both Blu and dvd into 1 blu-ray double case? What does the cover art for the blu ray look like? I was thinking of this version vs the 3 disc since don't need digital.
Why even bother doing that? I bought this version and I just took my dvd copy and dumped it off at Moviestop. I figured I would be much happier with the $13 in store credit that I got instead of a dvd copy that I would never watch.
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Re: Amazon Discounts and Deals Thread #7 (is it #7? I'll pretend it is)

I'm still waiting on $14.99 for Scott Pilgrim and Fantastic Mr. Fox. C'mon Amazon. You want more of my money. I know you do.
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Why even bother doing that? I bought this version and I just took my dvd copy and dumped it off at Moviestop. I figured I would be much happier with the $13 in store credit that I got instead of a dvd copy that I would never watch.
A lot of people use their DVD copies in their cars or in other players in their house.
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i like getting a DVD copy with my blu-ray, certainly more so than a digital copy. If you need to take a disc to a friend's house, you'll probably need a DVD. When I'm traveling, my portable and laptop only plays DVDs. I still feel that DVD is going to outlast blu-ray anyway, so having a valued movie in both formats can't hurt.
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Apocalypse Now is back up to $23.99 for the two disc set. I held off buying it at $18.99 in the hopes that it would appear in my Gold Box, but no such luck. I'm sure it'll be discounted again soon.
Back down to $18.99.
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I got in on the Nite Owl.

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I got in on the Night Owl.
I missed it!
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I got one too.

Blame the slickdealers if you missed out. You can turn around and flip it back to Amazon for a whopping $13 profit.
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Snagged Archie as well - man that went fast!

I've admired the Amazon exclusive version since it came out, but I didn't think it would ever drop into my price range. Ordered the Dr. Manhattan mask version from Best Buy over Black Friday weekend, but the case was so shelfworn that I'm glad to have an excuse to send it back.
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Shogun Assassin has dipped down to $10.99.
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Re: Amazon Discounts and Deals Thread #7 (is it #7? I'll pretend it is)

Missed out on Nite owl as well. Bought the Alice artwork as a consolation prize.
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I got one too.

Blame the slickdealers if you missed out. You can turn around and flip it back to Amazon for a whopping $13 profit.
I seriously hope people aren't really doing that. They're ruining the chances for people who actually want this...
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for $14.99... its just sad how lighting fast it was.....











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Originally Posted by ctyankee View Post
Yes, it would be great if a studio had the vision to build the marketplace by releasing titles to do just that. But studio execs don't keep their jobs by being visionaries. They keep them by making money right now.

I'd also suggest that a "Blu Devotee" is rarely the case. Most of us are devoted to films and 'eye candy' not a format.
I understand your point; it's the short sightedness that will doom Blu Ray in the end. It doesn't look like the coming generations are going to care about compromised picture quality as much as they will convenience. Had Blu not had the Playstation connection early on, it might have gone the route of most high end audio/video early adopters, middle age men. My guess is that eventually it will be the latter who will keep its torch burning, but not if the only titles available are Brett Ratner ones.

As for the "Blu devotee," sad as these things can be, there are lots of people who only covet the technology and just use the software as a way to justify it.

You brought up some really interesting points, Yankee, and it's a good discussion, but I don't want to be accused of hijacking this great thread, so back on topic.
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I don't have time to make links today or list all of the many price groups, so:
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Supernova $4.99

America the Beautiful $6.49

Aeon Flux $6.99
Haunting of Winchester House $6.99
JCVD $6.99
Donkey X $6.99
The Colt $6.99
Opera, Ballet & Theatre $6.99
The Final Patient $6.99
Final Days of Planet Earth $6.99
Mortuary $6.99
30 Days of Night $6.99
Mission: Impossible II $6.99
Patriot Games $6.99
Blackbeard $6.99
The Mysteries of Pittsburgh $6.99
The Salem Witch Trials $6.99

The Love Guru $8.49

Roxanne $8.99
The Messengers $8.99
The Quick and the Dead $8.99

Colditz $9.49
The Rundown $9.49
Chain Reaction $9.49
Perhaps Love $9.49
ATL $9.49
Mandingo $9.49
Talking to Heaven $9.49
Staten Island $9.49
Man on the Moon $9.49
Cast Away $9.49
Beer League / The Big White $9.49
The Jewel of the Nile $9.49
The Howling Trilogy $9.49
Mrs. Doubtfire $9.49
The Greatest $9.49
House of Fury $9.49
Dawn of the Dead: Unrated Director's Cut $9.49
The Gauntlet $9.49
Watchmen: Tales of the Black Freighter & Under the Hood $9.49
The California Kid $9.49
Over the Top $9.49
The Final Patient / Salem Witch Trials $9.49
The Hills Have Eyes 2 $9.49
Black Christmas $9.49
Two Girls and a Guy $9.49
The Legend of Zorro $9.49
Broken Arrow $9.49
Romancing the Stone $9.49
Run Fatboy Run $9.49
Super Troopers $9.49
Body Heat $9.49
Poison Ivy 4: The Secret Society $9.49

The Boondock Saints II: All Saints Day $9.99
Vertical Limit $9.99
Perfect Stranger $9.99

The Lookout $10.99
A Christmas Carol $10.99
Shark Week: Jaws of Steel Collection $10.99
Prey $10.99
Crowley $10.99
Dead Snow $10.99
Running with Scissors $10.99
DOA: Dead or Alive $10.99
District B13 $10.99
The Recruit $10.99
Eden Log $10.99
Shogun Assassin $10.99
Tell-Tale $10.99
Bad Boys $10.99
Not Forgotten $10.99
Alien Trespass $10.99
Dark Nature $10.99
Away We Go $10.99
Magic $10.99
Collapse $10.99
Just Another Day $10.99
Battle in Seattle $10.99
Stuck $10.99
Sisters $10.99
The Good, the Bad, the Weird $10.99
Chasing Amy $10.99
Annapolis $10.99
Ted Nugent: Motor City Mayhem $10.99
The Toolbox Murders $10.99
Casino Royale $10.99
Rocky III $10.99
Rocky V $10.99
Becoming Jane $10.99
Death in Love $10.99
Snatch $10.99
I Sell The Dead $10.99
Shinobi: Heart Under Blade $10.99
The Shortcut $10.99
The Original Faces of Death $10.99

Underdog $12.99
Kill Zone $12.99
A Passage to India $12.99
Carrie $12.99
Morning Light $12.99
Sleuth $12.99
Iron Monkey $12.99
MirrorMask $12.99
Nixon $12.99
Kramer vs. Kramer $12.99
El Mariachi / Desperado $12.99
Smart People $12.99
Assault Girls $12.99
The Queen $12.99
Sky High $12.99
Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back $12.99
The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy $12.99

Memento $13.49
Tyler Perry's Diary of a Mad Black Woman $13.49
The Stoning of Soraya M. $13.49
Tyler Perry's The Family That Preys $13.49
Dragon Ball Z: Fusion Reborn / Wrath of the Dragon $13.49
Secretary $13.49
Tyler Perry's Why Did I Get Married? $13.49

Shutter Island $13.99

Sling Blade $14.99
The Maltese Falcon $14.99
Con Air $14.99
S&Man $14.99
Shiloh / Saving Shiloh $14.99
The Girlfriend Experience $14.99
HD Aviation: 100 Years of Flight $14.99
Africa's Outsiders $14.99
The Da Vinci Code $14.99
Sky High $14.99
The Fifth Element $14.99
The Year without a Santa Claus $14.99
The Secret of the Nutcracker $14.99
Imagine That $14.99
District 13: Ultimatum $14.99
The Burning Plain $14.99
Saturday Night Fever $14.99
Maniac $14.99
Enemy of the State $14.99
Grumpy Old Men / Grumpier Old Men $14.99
Taking Woodstock $14.99
Cirque du Soleil: Corteo $14.99
10 Things I Hate About You $14.99
Reign Over Me $14.99
xXx / xXx: State of the Union $14.99
2010 World Series: San Francisco Giants vs. Texas Rangers $14.99
Red Riding Trilogy $14.99
Dawn of the Dead Unrated Director's Cut $14.99
Felon $14.99
Ronin $14.99
Death Kappa $14.99
Robin Hood: Men in Tights $14.99
Glory Road $14.99
The Burnt House $14.99
Rockers $14.99
The Pink Panther 2 $14.99
Good Luck Chuck $14.99
Kurt Cobain About A Son $14.99
Is Anybody There? $14.99
Persepolis $14.99
The Rundown $14.99
Madea's Big Happy Family $14.99
The Crimson Mask $14.99
Creatures of the Thaw $14.99
The Peacemaker $14.99

The Cartel $16.99
I Know Who Killed Me $16.99
Hero $16.99

Psycho: 50th Anniversary Edition $17.49
Edge of Darkness $17.49
Mercury Rising $17.49
The Black Dahlia $17.49
Mars Attacks! $17.49
Darkman $17.49
The Player $17.49
Ocean's 11: 50th Anniversary Edition $17.49
Unleashed $17.49
What's Up, Doc? $17.49
The Wiz $17.49
National Lampoon's Vacation $17.49
The Skeleton Key $17.49
Rush Hour $17.49

The Bridge on the River Kwai $18.99
Dances with Wolves $18.99
The Oxford Murders $18.99
Other Side of the Game $18.99
Sex and Lucia $18.99
ExTerminators $18.99
Restrepo $18.99
Tropic Thunder / We Were Soldiers $18.99
Twelve $18.99
A Christmas Carol $18.99
Flash Gordon $18.99
DC Showcase: Superman/Shazam!: The Return of Black Adam $18.99
Other Side of the Game $18.99
Happy Together $18.99
Vampire Circus $18.99
Ip Man $18.99
Collector's Edition $18.99
Coming to America / Trading Places $18.99
30 Days of Night: Dark Days $18.99
Humanoids from the Deep $18.99
The Girl Who Played with Fire $18.99
South of the Border $18.99
Countdown to Zero $18.99
Tropic Thunder / We Were Soldiers $18.99
Beneath the Blue $18.99
I'm Still Here $18.99
Humanoids from the Deep $18.99
Babysitter Wanted $18.99
I Am Love $18.99
Vampire Girl vs. Frankenstein Girl $18.99
Ran $18.99
That Evening Sun $18.99
The Lord of the Rings (animated) $18.99
Special Ops $18.99
Lost in Translation $18.99
Kamui Gaiden $18.99
Ben 10: Ultimate Alien Volume 1 $18.99
The Loss of a Teardrop Diamond $18.99
Calvin Marshall $18.99
Tomboys $18.99
Cairo Time $18.99
Dawn of the Oceans $18.99
Centurion $18.99
Incubus: Look Alive $18.99
Le mépris $18.99

Resident Evil: Afterlife $19.99
The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest $19.99
Dead Space 2: Aftermath $19.99
The A-Team $19.99

Tinker Bell $20.49

Scott Pilgrim vs. The World $22.99
Machete $22.99
A Star is Born Deluxe Special Edition | DigiBook $22.99
Steamboat Bill, Jr. $22.99
The Secret of the Grain $22.99
Se7en $22.99
Red Desert $22.99
The Black Pirate $22.99
Vampires Suck $22.99
Mutiny on the Bounty $22.99
Charlie St. Cloud $22.99
The Private Eyes $22.99
Furry Vengeance $22.99
Hamlet $22.99
Crumb $22.99
The Thin Red Line $22.99
Santa Sangre $22.99
King Kong Digibook $22.99

Uncle Nino $23.49

Human Weapon: The Complete Season One $25.49

Videodrome $26.99
Cronos $26.99
Breathless $26.99
Full Metal Panic!: The Second Raid Series $26.99
Wallander $26.99
Wanted $26.99
Limited Edition Collector's Set $26.99
Yojimbo $26.99
Mamma Mia! The Movie - Gimmie! Gimmie! Gimmie! More Blu-ray Gift Set $26.99
Mother and Child $26.99

Burst Angel: The Complete Collection $29.99

Futurama: Volume 5 $30.49

Saints Road to XLIV: Post-season Collector's Edition $30.99
The Leopard $30.99

Rin-Daughters of Mnemosyne: The Complete Series $34.99
Birtwistle: The Minotaur $34.99

Oliver Stone Collection $38.49

Spider-Man: The High Definition Trilogy $38.99
Star Wars: The Clone Wars, The Complete Season Two $38.99

Legends of the Dark King: A Fist of the North Star Story $46.99

The Stieg Larsson Trilogy $51.99

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Re: Amazon Discounts and Deals Thread #7 (is it #7? I'll pretend it is)

Wow, ask and ye shall receive. Or more likely, bitch and moan, and occasionally a bone will be tossed your way. MALTESE FALCON actually came down a bit! But I can't decide whether to go for that one or do the one two punch of THE LOVE GURU and THE BLACK DAHLIA.
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The Red Riding Trilogy BD took a nice drop down to 14.99.
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It figures that they'd drop the price on Vampire Circus the day after my copy shipped. I sent them an email, but I'm not optimistic. I'd really like to see THX-1138 drop to $9.99.
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the good, the bad, and the weird also dropped to 10.99
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Originally Posted by jdpatri View Post
I'm still waiting on $14.99 for Scott Pilgrim and Fantastic Mr. Fox. C'mon Amazon. You want more of my money. I know you do.
you do know that Fantastic Mr Fox hit a lesser price range around thanksgiving weekend?
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