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Old 04-03-11, 03:44 PM
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FoxConnect.com: Lars and The Real Girl, Benny & Joon + Others - $8.99 Each, Shipped

FoxConnect.com has the following catalog titles, releasing this week (April 5th), for $9.99 each:

Use the coupon QC12YT9EA for 10% off (making each title $8.99) and free UPS ground shipping.

Most of these titles are currently $14.99 at Amazon.

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Also of note: some of May 10th's catalog releases (currently Best Buy exclusives) are also $9.99 each: Dead Man Walking, Leaving Las Vegas, Hotel Rwanda and The Manchurian Candidate (1962).

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Old 04-03-11, 03:53 PM
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Re: FoxConnect.com: Lars and The Real Girl, Benny & Joon + Others - $8.99 Each, Shipp

Thanks for the heads-up! Ordered Leaving Las Vegas for $8.99 shipped.
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Originally Posted by gryffinmaster View Post
Thanks for the heads-up! Ordered Leaving Las Vegas for $8.99 shipped.
Watched this last night. They could have stuck a DVD inside a Blu-ray case for all I know. What a horrific looking disc. Easily one of the worst of the format. The audio (I realize some of it is silent on purpose) is really bad as well. Just be warned. Great film, shitty Blu-ray.
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Re: FoxConnect.com: Lars and The Real Girl, Benny & Joon + Others - $8.99 Each, Shipp

Thanks OP. I'd really like to pick up Much Ado About Nothing, but I'm hoping to see screenshots/a review first.
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Same here, but I just ordered Much Ado anyway. Was going to wait on this one, but for $8.99 shipped, I'll take a chance. Might take a while to come down to that price elsewhere.

Never ordered from these people before. Pretty glitchy web site. First tried to use Google checkout, as I didn't want to set up a new account, but it wouldn't give me the free shipping although it did give the 10% discount. Then I signed up with the site, but had to enter the info twice before it gave the discount (although it did give free shipping). Weird.

Gizmo, what is the problem with Leaving Las Vegas? Just a subpar transfer from an old-looking master or is it a big trip to DNR-ville?
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Originally Posted by Superdaddy View Post
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Gizmo, what is the problem with Leaving Las Vegas? Just a subpar transfer from an old-looking master or is it a big trip to DNR-ville?
Vegas looks like a DVD transfer. Dirt, hair...it's nasty.
http://bluray.highdefdigest.com/4709...glasvegas.html

(DVDTalk didn't review it)
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Originally Posted by GizmoDVD View Post
Vegas looks like a DVD transfer. Dirt, hair...it's nasty.
http://bluray.highdefdigest.com/4709...glasvegas.html

(DVDTalk didn't review it)
Thanks for the link. Too bad about that.
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Originally Posted by Superdaddy View Post
Thanks for the link. Too bad about that.
Just so you know what to expect. Worth $9 IMO, fantastic film.
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http://www.foxconnect.com/blurayblowout

For anyone interested, check the link above. There's a bunch more $9.99 titles there, aside from the ones at the top of this thread. The only one I've seen personally is Last Tango in Paris, and that is actually a pretty substantial upgrade from the all-but-unwatchable DVD.
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Thanks OP

Ordered Thelma & Louise & Last Tango in Paris for $17.98 total

Also ordered Manchurian Candidate for $8.99

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Items Ordered
Product Name SKU Price Qty Subtotal
Order Subtotal $124.90
Discount (QC12YT9EA) -$12.50
Tax $0.00
Shipping & Handling $0.00
Grand Total $112.40
Comancheros, The 50th Anniversary ~ Blu-ray ~ Widescreen 2270698 $19.99

Ordered: 1
$19.99



De-Lovely ~ Blu-ray ~ Widescreen M123049 $9.99

Ordered: 1
$9.99



Hustler, The 50th Anniversary ~ Blu-ray ~ Widescreen 2271117 $19.99

Ordered: 1
$19.99



Hotel Rwanda ~ Blu-ray ~ Widescreen M123211 $9.99

Ordered: 1
$9.99



Lars and The Real Girl ~ Blu-ray ~ Widescreen M123338 $9.99

Ordered: 1
$9.99



Last Tango in Paris ~ Blu-ray ~ Widescreen M123037 $9.99

Ordered: 1
$9.99



Much Ado About Nothing ~ Blu-ray ~ Widescreen M123332 $9.99

Ordered: 1
$9.99



Mystic Pizza ~ Blu-ray ~ Widescreen M123035 $9.99

Ordered: 1
$9.99



Thelma & Louise 20th Anniversary ~ Blu-ray ~ Widescreen M123251 $9.99

Ordered: 1
$9.99



Twelve O'Clock High ~ Blu-ray ~ Fullscreen 2270696 $14.99

Ordered: 1
$14.99
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Thanks Adboy151, there are some good deals here. Rain Man and Moonstruck are also $9.99.
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Leaving Las Vegas was shot on Super 16mm for a deliberately gritty look. It's kinda like buying Paranormal Activity or Open Water on BD when they were shot on camcorders.
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Old 04-04-11, 10:43 AM
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Picked up Lars and the Real Girl. I've seen it broadcast on one of the movie HD channels, and it looks pretty phenomenal for an indie film. I'd be shocked if the blu-ray wasn't a significant upgrade over the dvd.
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Thanks OP - nice deals. Too bad fiddler wasn't 50% off too!
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Do they accept Paypal for payment???
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Thanks OP...picked up Benny & Joon for $8.99. I love paying less than $10 to upgrade my DVDs to BDs
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Do they accept Paypal for payment???
From the FAQ:

"FoxConnect accepts credit card payments made with a valid Visa, MasterCard or American Express. We also accept payments made with Google Checkout."
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Got shipment confirmation for Much Ado About Nothing at 1:00 A.M. today. The tracking link I see when I log into my account doesn't seem to work though.
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Same here, but I just ordered Much Ado anyway. Was going to wait on this one, but for $8.99 shipped, I'll take a chance. Might take a while to come down to that price elsewhere.
Just wanted to follow up on this since my copy came Thursday, only two days after shipping. Watched it last night. Overall, I'm very pleased with it. A few shots look pretty soft, but overall the detail is pretty great. Skin textures look natural, pores are visible, hairs are distinct...not a big clumpy mess. Colors really pop...I compared with the DVD and the BD looks much warmer. I saw this in the theatre, but we're talking eighteen years ago so I wouldn't trust to compare between the theatrical viewing and the disc.

Sound is DTS-HD MA two-channel, and it's perfectly fine. This is Shakespeare and it's all about the dialogue so I don't miss a 5.1 mix. Plus, the music score sounds good and you can really hear the sounds of the Italian countryside, right down to insects in the grass. I have to say I'm getting spoiled with BD's lossless audio. I pop in a DVD immediately after and boy is the difference obvious. DVDs sound good but like somebody tossed a towel over the speakers.

Minor gripe: the print used isn't pristine. It doesn't look really dirty, but there are nicks and white spots, and they pop up intermittently throughout the running time. I was watching on a small screen so it didn't hamper my enjoyment of the film, but it might bother you big screeners out there.

Like other budget MGM titles, there's no main menu, just a popup. Scene selections, languages, and the two measly extras from the MGM DVD (EPK and trailer). The movie starts again automatically after it's over.

I love the film so this was definitely worth $9 to me.

Haven't seen much commentary on this title elsewhere, so there's my $0.02.

EDIT: Forgot to mention that although this movie is under two hours and has sparse extras, this disc is a BD 50.

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Dead Man Walking ~ Blu-ray ~ Widescreen
Manchurian Candidate, The ~ Blu-ray ~ Widescreen
Lars and The Real Girl ~ Blu-ray ~ Widescreen
Much Ado About Nothing ~ Blu-ray ~ Widescreen
Rain Man ~ Blu-ray ~ Widescreen
Thelma & Louise 20th Anniversary ~ Blu-ray ~ Widescreen
Moonstruck w/ Award Series Faceplate ~ Blu-ray ~ Widescreen
M*A*S*H ~ Blu-ray ~ Widescreen
Hotel Rwanda ~ Blu-ray ~ Widescreen

Nice that coupon works for preorders and that preorders are included in the sale.
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do they ship internationally at all?
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do they ship internationally at all?
No. See shipping and delivery info under FAQ.
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Had put together a big order, but decided to trim it down to the following:

Anastasia ~ Blu-ray ~ Widescreen $14.99
Death At A Funeral ~ Blu-ray ~ Widescreen $12.99
Thelma & Louise 20th Anniversary ~ Blu-ray ~ Widescreen $9.99
Benny & Joon ~ Blu-ray ~ Widescreen $9.99
M*A*S*H ~ Blu-ray ~ Widescreen $9.99

10% coupon, no tax and free shipping definitely make the deal pretty good.
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