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Old 06-18-11, 07:23 PM
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Re: Amazon Discounts and Deals Thread #7 (is it #7? I'll pretend it is)

Originally Posted by J-Dubya View Post
How much was Goemon offered for yesterday? I just ordered it last week.
$12.49. I ordered one.
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Old 06-19-11, 11:11 AM
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The Sand Pebbles (1966) $9.99
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Re: Amazon Discounts and Deals Thread #7 (is it #7? I'll pretend it is)

Don't forget that Patton is being reissued as a corrected version later this year.
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^I haven't kept up with it: what was the problem with the current release?

I saw Patton in the theater in 1970 and can't recall seeing it since — never picked it up on DVD. I remember the movie more for the controversy about George C. Scott and his refusal to accept the Oscar than anything else.
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Re: Amazon Discounts and Deals Thread #7 (is it #7? I'll pretend it is)

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^I haven't kept up with it: what was the problem with the current release?

I saw Patton in the theater in 1970 and can't recall seeing it since — never picked it up on DVD. I remember the movie more for the controversy about George C. Scott and his refusal to accept the Oscar than anything else.
The current blu has been said to have been DNR'ed to death. The sample pictures over at blu-ray.com are beautiful and I can't compare them to what was on the screen in 1970 but they do look far too 'new' to be similar. It's just the preference of the buyer to what they care for in terms of picture quality:

http://www.blu-ray.com/movies/Patton...9/#Screenshots

I, however, did not know that they were correcting it. That'll be interesting to see.
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Old 06-19-11, 12:30 PM
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^Patton was shot in 65 mm so I would expect it to look quite good if the negative was still in good shape. But DNR has certainly been the bane of a number of movie transfers.

I was just curious because the 2008 review here by DVD Savant didn't mention any problems:
http://www.dvdtalk.com/reviews/33612/patton/
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The Longest Day also has DNR issues, as the DVD Beaver screencaps (and the review at High-Def Digest) demonstrate.
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Old 06-19-11, 09:43 PM
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^In some ways Patton really seems to stand out, but in other ways it looks artificial. Certainly the colors pop and it's very free of any noise, grain, etc. But even my wife, who doesn't follow any of this online stuff about the transfers, recognized that something just didn't look right. But I can understand why some think it's great and others that go in knowing the issues have a much different perspective.

The Longest Day also has some DNR issues, particularly in a bar scene and another in a hangar. But if you're at all familiar with the DVDs, there is about a huge improvement overall. The DVDs of TLD had so many issues between them that I'm probably more forgiving of it on BD than I am of Patton.
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Originally Posted by whotony View Post
Don't forget that Patton is being reissued as a corrected version later this year.
You just saved me $10 bucks. Thank you.
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Here are today's New Lows:

The Waterboy $9.99

Transformers $12.99
Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen (Two-Disc Special Edition) $12.99

Alice in Wonderland (2010) $14.99

Unknown (Pre-order) $17.99

The Incredibles (Four-Disc Blu-ray/DVD Combo + Digital Copy) $19.99

Dragon Ball Z Kai: Part Four $21.49

Mars Needs Moms (Two-Disc Blu-ray / DVD Combo) (Pre-order) $22.99
The Eagle (Pre-order) $22.99

How to Make It in America (Pre-order) $32.99

Chuck: The Complete Fourth Season (Pre-order) $44.99

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I guess I will wait for the inevitable price drop for Chuck S4
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^That seems wise; a price drop is sure to come.
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Re: Amazon Discounts and Deals Thread #7 (is it #7? I'll pretend it is)

The Incredibles combo pack (2BD/DVD/DC) is now $19.99.
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Re: Amazon Discounts and Deals Thread #7 (is it #7? I'll pretend it is)

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The Incredibles combo pack (2BD/DVD/DC) is now $19.99.
I just got this for Father's Day yesterday and am sure the gifter didn't get it for $19.99.

Awesome set, though.
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I just got this for Father's Day yesterday and am sure the gifter didn't get it for $19.99.

Awesome set, though.
Amazon matched Best Buy's price so if you have the $5 off $14.99 coupon, you can get this for $14.99.
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Amazon matched Best Buy's price so if you have the $5 off $14.99 coupon, you can get this for $14.99.
Now I feel even worse
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That Best Buy coupon is sorely tempting me (although I own Incredibles already).

Problem is I'm sitting on a bunch of amazon gift certificates, so it's tough to justify spending cash right now. If amazon works out within $3-4 of Best Buy's price after coupon, I'll spend $3-4 of someone else's dimes and conserve the moolah I got for Father's Day for something else (like a possible B&N Criterion sale. That's what I'm hoping to blow that on).
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I'm holding out for the digi book of Patton due out in August.
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I'll spend $3-4 of someone else's dimes and conserve the moolah I got for Father's Day for something else (like a possible B&N Criterion sale. That's what I'm hoping to blow that on).
The B&N Criterion sale is supposed to begin July 12th.
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Now I feel even worse
gift receipt?
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The Incredibles combo pack (2BD/DVD/DC) is now $19.99.
Thanks for the heads up. I've been waiting for this to hit the $20 point.
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The B&N Criterion sale is supposed to begin July 12th.
Ooooooh...excellent!
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Too many price drops to link them but here are today's New Lows:

Galaxina / The Crater Lake Monster $6.49

The Greatest $7.49
Triage $7.49

Steep $7.99
The Babysitters $7.99
Winged Migration $7.99

Shinobi: Heart Under Blade $8.49
Flashbacks of a Fool $8.49
Awakenings $8.49
Against All Odds $8.49
50 Dead Men Walking $8.49
Valentino: The Last Emperor $8.49

America's National Treasures $8.99
Sleepwalking $8.99
Mad Money $8.99
Jawbreaker $8.99
The People vs. Larry Flynt $8.99

Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow $9.49
Short Circuit 2 $9.49
Into the Wild $9.49
Primal Fear $9.49
Ichi $9.49
Capitalism: A Love Story $9.49
After.Life $9.49

Remember the Titans $9.99
City Island $9.99
Mummies: Secret of the Pharaohs 3D $9.99

The Secret of NIMH $10.49
Teen Wolf $10.49
All Dogs Go to Heaven $10.49

Solitary Man $10.99
The Men Who Stare at Goats $10.99

Close Encounters of the Third Kind $11.49
Pearl Harbor $11.49
The Year of Getting to Know Us $11.49

The Informers $11.99
Antarctic Mission $11.99
The Last Continent $11.99

Vampire Girl vs. Frankenstein Girl $12.49
Alien vs. Ninja $12.49
Déjà Vu $12.49
The Robe $12.49

Nature: Elsa's Legacy: The Born Free Story $12.99
Nature: The Himalayas $12.99
Nature: Survivors of the Firestorm $12.99
Nature: Broken Tail: A Tiger's Last Journey $12.99
Nature: Outback Pelicans $12.99
Nature: Braving Iraq $12.99
Nature: Birds of the Gods $12.99
The Resident $12.99
Salmon $12.99
The Inheritance $12.99

Highwater $13.49
The Way Back $13.49
Goemon $13.49

Glorious 39 $13.99
Piranha $13.99
Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest $13.99

StarCrash $14.49
Audition $14.49
NOVA: What Darwin Never Knew $14.49

Brotherhood $14.99
NOVA: Fractals, Hunting the Hidden Dimension $14.99
Hoodwinked $14.99
The Buddha $14.99
Soul Power $14.99

Standard Operating Procedure $15.49
The Other Woman $15.49
Out of Sight $15.49

Babies $15.99
The Stunt Man $15.99

Beverly Hills Chihuahua $16.49
Sex and Lucia $16.49
Ice Road Truckers: Deadliest Roads Season 1 $16.49

Santa Sangre $16.99

All About Eve $17.49

Oceans $17.99
Tropical Rainforest $16.49

Apocalypse: World War II $18.99
Daydream Nation $18.99

The Big Lebowski (Limited Edition) [Blu-ray Book + Digital Copy] (Pre-order) $19.99
Shrek the Third $19.99

Scenic National Parks: Glacier Banff & Jasper $21.99

Visions of Italy $22.49
Piranha 3D $22.49
Hellraiser: Revelations $22.49

Resident Evil: Afterlife 3D $22.99

Louie: The Complete First Season $24.99
Limitless $24.99

Your Highness $25.99

Winter in Wartime $27.99

Vengeance Trilogy $32.99

TRON: Legacy 3D / TRON $46.49
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Re: Amazon Discounts and Deals Thread #7 (is it #7? I'll pretend it is)

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Too many price drops to link them but here are today's
Looks like someone needs an assistant
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