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Old 02-21-11, 10:59 AM
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Re: Amazon Discounts and Deals Thread #7 (is it #7? I'll pretend it is)

This Toy Story 3 is the 2-disc movie+extras version w/o the DVD or DC stuff, right? If so, good. Didn't need the other stuff.
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Re: Amazon Discounts and Deals Thread #7 (is it #7? I'll pretend it is)

Originally Posted by lizard
How is this packaged?
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How is this packaged?
I believe it is one regular case and two discs.
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Re: Amazon Discounts and Deals Thread #7 (is it #7? I'll pretend it is)

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

Originally Posted by DirkBelig
This Toy Story 3 is the 2-disc movie+extras version w/o the DVD or DC stuff, right? If so, good. Didn't need the other stuff.
That is correct.
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Winness.
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Re: Amazon Discounts and Deals Thread #7 (is it #7? I'll pretend it is)

I couldn't find anyone mentioning this.

http://slickdeals.net/forums/showthread.php?t=2690941

It's Megamind + How to Train Your Dragon for $36.98 - free $10 Amazon gift card shipped to you = $26.98 net for both. You can see the promo on the Megamind BD page. That's a price I could live with. I have it in my cart, but the only thing stopping me from placing the order is the consistently bad reviews of the aliasing/shimmering on Megamind. I'm not sure if it's not as bad as people say or if I'll be unable to stand the aliasing or if Dreamworks will do a free swap for a corrected version.

It's weird too that the Amazon $10 gift cards I could find say they are sold by some other company (ACI), and it made me go through lots of screens before reaching the last page rather than take me to the final page immediately.
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Re: Amazon Discounts and Deals Thread #7 (is it #7? I'll pretend it is)

The deal is with megamind and any of these family friendly blus, but How to Train Your Dragon is the one I am going with.
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Re: Amazon Discounts and Deals Thread #7 (is it #7? I'll pretend it is)

Originally Posted by Manzana
I couldn't find anyone mentioning this.

http://slickdeals.net/forums/showthread.php?t=2690941

It's Megamind + How to Train Your Dragon for $36.98 - free $10 Amazon gift card shipped to you = $26.98 net for both. You can see the promo on the Megamind BD page. That's a price I could live with. I have it in my cart, but the only thing stopping me from placing the order is the consistently bad reviews of the aliasing/shimmering on Megamind. I'm not sure if it's not as bad as people say or if I'll be unable to stand the aliasing or if Dreamworks will do a free swap for a corrected version.

It's weird too that the Amazon $10 gift cards I could find say they are sold by some other company (ACI), and it made me go through lots of screens before reaching the last page rather than take me to the final page immediately.
This is GREAT! Thanks for this. ordered.
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Re: Amazon Discounts and Deals Thread #7 (is it #7? I'll pretend it is)

Originally Posted by lizard
LMAO! They are trying to sucker people into thinking this is Battle: Los Angeles!
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LMAO! They are trying to sucker people into thinking this is Battle: Los Angeles!
LMAO! They are trying to sucker people into thinking this is a Rage Against the Machine concert Blu-ray!
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That's what we call 'shady'. I cannot believe the sheer disrespect for consumers some distributors have.
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Re: Amazon Discounts and Deals Thread #7 (is it #7? I'll pretend it is)

It couldn't possibly be because that is the actual name of the movie right? That is where reading and noticing correct punctuation comes into play.
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Re: Amazon Discounts and Deals Thread #7 (is it #7? I'll pretend it is)

I would go for the MEGAMIND deal but there is really nothing else I am interested in for the second DVD to purchase. Oh well...

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I'm in for Megamind and HTTYD.
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Re: Amazon Discounts and Deals Thread #7 (is it #7? I'll pretend it is)

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It couldn't possibly be because that is the actual name of the movie right?
Yes, but as they have many, many times in the past, Asylum chose that specific title ton confuse people.
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It couldn't possibly be because that is the actual name of the movie right? That is where reading and noticing correct punctuation comes into play.
Yes, but they intentionally named the movie that, in order to get people to think it's the other movie. Pretty much all of Global Asylum's movies are rip-offs of major Hollywood movies:
Almighty Thor (coming out this year)
100 Million BC
Paranormal Entity
Haunting of Winchester House
Street Racer
Snakes on a Train
Universal Soldiers

The list goes on and on. They make these cheap ripoffs, and release them straight to DVD around the same time as the actual Hollywood movie comes out, hoping they can capitolize on the profits. Sadly, I think this tactic must actually be working, since they apparently can afford to keep doing this.
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Originally Posted by Goldberg74
I'm in for Megamind and HTTYD.
In spite of the universal negative reviews about aliasing in Megamind's video (well, except for 1 site which didn't mention the aliasing problems), I ended up ordering both too considering I wanted HTTYD and it's basically $13.50 each. I'm hoping Megamind won't be as awful as everyone says, and if it is hopefully the DVD in the combo pack will be better than the BD (that's a weird concept). Some reviews say the aliasing is constant and distracting. Other reviews say it's mild and only on certain horizontal objects in certain scenes. Unfortunately there are no screen captures or HD video captures to look at.

I'm hoping (if it's that bad) that Dreamworks does an exchange on Megamind for free (like they did on Gladiator). The funny thing is I bought the first Gladiator release, read all of the reviews about the terrible picture quality, then watched it, and I wasn't able to notice the problems, so I never bothered with the exchange. I think aliasing will be more noticeable than EE, color palette or grain (or whatever the Gladiator issues were).
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Yes, but they intentionally named the movie that, in order to get people to think it's the other movie. Pretty much all of Global Asylum's movies are rip-offs of major Hollywood movies:
Almighty Thor (coming out this year)
100 Million BC
Paranormal Entity
Haunting of Winchester House
Street Racer
Snakes on a Train
Universal Soldiers

The list goes on and on. They make these cheap ripoffs, and release them straight to DVD around the same time as the actual Hollywood movie comes out, hoping they can capitolize on the profits. Sadly, I think this tactic must actually be working, since they apparently can afford to keep doing this.
Oh wow, I didn't realize that. That's kind of funny
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Wired had a profile about Asylum a year ago which discusses their schlocky business model.
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The Town Extended Cut BD for $13.99 is a pretty good deal no?

http://www.amazon.com/Town-Extended-...8491225&sr=8-1
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