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Old 03-21-11, 01:28 AM
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The Mel Brooks Collection [Blu] $46.99 at amazon.com

Mel Brooks Collection

just realized this might be repetitive seeing as i never check the amazon deals threat but oh well. Been keeping an eye on this set for awhile now it includes:

Blazing Saddles, High anxiety, History of the world part 1, space balls, silent movie, the 12 chairs, Robin hood men in tights, To be or not to be, and young Frankenstein.
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Blazing Saddles is in the collection now? I have been looking to upgrade my VHS set of this, maybe when it gets down to 20.
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Re: The Mel Brooks Collection [Blu] $46.99 at amazon.com

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Blazing Saddles is in the collection now? I have been looking to upgrade my VHS set of this, maybe when it gets down to 20.
$20??? this is a 9 movie set... not a 2-3 movie set..
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Blazing Saddles is in the collection now? I have been looking to upgrade my VHS set of this, maybe when it gets down to 20.
The most I will pay for a Blu-ray is $2 so it has to get down to $18 for me
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Old 03-21-11, 10:47 AM
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The most I will pay for a Blu-ray is $2 so it has to get down to $18 for me
wow, now you my friend are cheap.
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wow, now you my friend are cheap.
I was joking of course
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Re: The Mel Brooks Collection [Blu] $46.99 at amazon.com

Too bad they're not matching a B&M on this one. Coupons.com $10 coupon off of this price would be very nice.
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Sigh...wish they were in normal packaging. I'd be all over this.
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How are they packaged?
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How are they packaged?
in a box.
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Old 03-22-11, 11:03 AM
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I bought this when FoxConnect had it for $48.74 (delivered). I'm actually shocked that Amazon didn't drop the price more dramatically because I'm only down $1.75 which isn't enough to make me mad yet... but give them time and soon it'll be around $30.

The packaging is a large book with the discs embedded in slots on some of the pages. If I had extra BD cases and time to locate and print color covers, I'd pull them out into separate cases, but I don't so for now they have to sit on their own special shelf with other crappy oversized boxes. Normally whenever I buy something like this, a huge price drop and a superior repackaging will follow at some point. :-) Ditto for the Planet of the Apes set.
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The packaging is a large book with the discs embedded in slots on some of the pages. If I had extra BD cases and time to locate and print color covers, I'd pull them out into separate cases, but I don't so for now they have to sit on their own special shelf with other crappy oversized boxes. Normally whenever I buy something like this, a huge price drop and a superior repackaging will follow at some point. :-) Ditto for the Planet of the Apes set.
Exactly my issue...I hate these crappy oversized sets and am not going to do the work to repackage them how I want them to be. I have the feeling if I just wait long enough I can get all the singles for a comparable price. (I might miss out on extras, not sure if the box has any, but the next time I care about extras will be the first time).
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Personally I don't mind the size at all. Actually, I prefer elaborate packaging for my favorite movies because I like them to stand out. But I definitely mind the quality of them, which the book that holds the discs are just too filmsy and unoriginal.

This set does have a nice color photo book though.
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I really like the sets-- you can put them out of the way. Ten movies would hog up a monster amount of shelf space. Anyway-- I ordered this on Sunday (using super saver shipping) and got it today! Wow!
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Sigh...wish they were in normal packaging. I'd be all over this.
Same here.
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$20??? this is a 9 movie set... not a 2-3 movie set..
If I can get this for <$20



Then yeah I can get a catalog set for <$20. It's all about timing.
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ok that was a lightning deal that was sold out in like 1min.
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I saved about $27 dollars on this set by only buying the 2 movies worth owning: Young Frankenstein and Blazing Saddles.
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Originally Posted by jwstl View Post
I saved about $27 dollars on this set by only buying the 2 movies worth owning: Young Frankenstein and Blazing Saddles.
I couldn't disagree with you more... Space Balls and High Anxiety are definitely worth owning, and even Robin Hood Men in Tights, Silent Movie, To Be or Not to Be and History of the World are worth repeat viewings. Twelve Chairs is the only film that may not be enjoyable to watch over again. Having these extra 7 films, plus the book, for a measly $27 more is totally worth it. You go ahead and try to justify your two-movie purchase, but the rest of us know that this set for $46.99 is totally worth it...

I realize To Be or Not to Be may not be for everyone's tastes. I loved the Jack Benny original, and loved the Mel Brooks remake as well. It's not a typical Mel Brooks film, but it's a very good comedy...
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Originally Posted by kenbenobi View Post
I couldn't disagree with you more... Space Balls and High Anxiety are definitely worth owning, and even Robin Hood Men in Tights, Silent Movie, To Be or Not to Be and History of the World are worth repeat viewings. Twelve Chairs is the only film that may not be enjoyable to watch over again. Having these extra 7 films, plus the book, for a measly $27 more is totally worth it. You go ahead and try to justify your two-movie purchase, but the rest of us know that this set for $46.99 is totally worth it...

I realize To Be or Not to Be may not be for everyone's tastes. I loved the Jack Benny original, and loved the Mel Brooks remake as well. It's not a typical Mel Brooks film, but it's a very good comedy...
I guess I'm not the only one justifying....It's ok; it's a difficult urge to fight.
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ok that was a lightning deal that was sold out in like 10 seconds.
Fixed!
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I saved about $27 dollars on this set by only buying the 2 movies worth owning: Young Frankenstein and Blazing Saddles.
While those are his 2 best, I like all of the others enough to have justified buying the whole set. Since people are discussing their tastes, my least favorite of the bunch are 12 Chairs, To Be or Not to Be, and History of the World, and yet even these 3 have some rewatch value.

In fact, at times I find myself quoting Young Frankenstein, Blazing Saddles, Spaceballs, and even High Anxiety, but at my work most people are too serious so I don't dare quote Mel Brooks or Monty Python much. If I ask if they've seen Mel Brooks or Monty Python I usually get "I don't have time to watch that type of stuff" or an even snider remark "I have better things to do with my time".
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I've seen 12 Chairs a number of times, and Young Frankenstein is an all-time favorite. Still need to catch up with Spaceballs, High Anxiety, and Men in Tights. I'd watch them on my copy of this set, but I forget about it because it's stored on a separate shelf away from the rest of my stuff due to its physical size.
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Originally Posted by davidh777 View Post
I've seen 12 Chairs a number of times, and Young Frankenstein is an all-time favorite. Still need to catch up with Spaceballs, High Anxiety, and Men in Tights. I'd watch them on my copy of this set, but I forget about it because it's stored on a separate shelf away from the rest of my stuff due to its physical size.
I know what you mean. I always forget about POTA and Mel, because they are on a separate shelf due to their packaging.
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Old 11-19-11, 04:28 PM
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Down to $39.99 at cosco. Just 20 more dollars and it will be mine.

Also Wal-Mart has Spaceballs for $8

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