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Old 05-19-11, 10:00 AM
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Re: Bestbuy.com midnight sale tonight, 5/18-19; 40 BDs on sale

Originally Posted by That'sAllFolks View Post
some prices are starting to disappear.

Event Horizon
Misery
I got a message that they were sold out from my selected merchant and saved on the sidelines of my cart. They were still available at 8:30 am EST. Oh well. I'm just hoping that RE and NBK don't sell out. I'll hold off on returning them until it ships. They're looking at a couple of week out estimated delivery dates.
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Re: Bestbuy.com midnight sale tonight, 5/18-19; 40 BDs on sale

Originally Posted by nycdude View Post
I hate you amazon. Between the Blockbuster PPV and this.
Me too. I've bought 45 BDs in the past 36 hours.
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Re: Bestbuy.com midnight sale tonight, 5/18-19; 40 BDs on sale

Does anyone know if all copies of Starship Troopers still have the video repetition glitch mentioned here (under the video section): http://bluray.highdefdigest.com/1033...ptroopers.html

Yay for Amazon undercutting BB once again! I heard the reason BB and Target advertise so few movies in their ads lately is to make it more difficult for Amazon to pricematch them, but I like to hope that Amazon will check their prices and do it anyway.

Originally Posted by dan30oly View Post
Picked up Casino and Major League. I'd been thinking about them at $7.99, at $6 it's a no-brainer.

Now, I get to ditch one more HD-DVD (casino)
It's a no brainer at $6 unless you already own the DVDs of both movies... then is it worth $6 to upgrade? That's always the question I struggle with for each movie. For Casino (where I also have the HD-DVD) I upgraded, but I'll pass on upgrading Major League at $6. In fact, most of these titles would be no-brainers if I didn't already own them in some format. Makes me regret getting all 3 Resident Evils for $7.99 a while ago. I think I need to lower my BD price point further.

BTW, where do you ditch the HD-DVDs? To the plastic circular file I assume since their resale value on eBay or trade-in value to FYE would be near $0.
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Re: Bestbuy.com midnight sale tonight, 5/18-19; 40 BDs on sale

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Does anyone know if all copies of Starship Troopers still have the video repetition glitch mentioned here (under the video section): http://bluray.highdefdigest.com/1033...ptroopers.html
Discussed here

http://forum.dvdtalk.com/hd-talk/519...-bluray-3.html
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Re: Bestbuy.com midnight sale tonight, 5/18-19; 40 BDs on sale

Originally Posted by Manzana View Post
BTW, where do you ditch the HD-DVDs? To the plastic circular file I assume since their resale value on eBay or trade-in value to FYE would be near $0.
Why ditch them? While some movies got improved in their trip to the Blu World from the Red Planet (e.g. Transformers), many titles use the same encodes for both flavors (e.g. Blade Runner, 2001) or actually had more options in HD DVD (e.g. 300, Phantom of the Opera has TrueHD audio) because the format shipped complete and not gimped like Blu-ray did with three incremental profiles. I'm not rebuying stuff I already have on HD DVD unless there's a big boost in quality.

If you're looking to unload your HD DVD collection, send me a PM with the list and let's see if we can help each other.
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Re: Bestbuy.com midnight sale tonight, 5/18-19; 40 BDs on sale

Originally Posted by Trevor View Post
Me too. I've bought 45 BDs in the past 36 hours.
You make me feel better about my own addiction...
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Re: Bestbuy.com midnight sale tonight, 5/18-19; 40 BDs on sale

any chance Event Horizon and Misery come back before it ends or has that ship sailed?
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Originally Posted by xfilekr View Post
any chance Event Horizon and Misery come back before it ends or has that ship sailed?
It kinda sucked they don't allow you to backorder titles. They advertised the sale as ending at Midnight, so they should really stick to that. I'm glad I ordered Misery last night... Event Horizon is such a great flick, I hope it comes back, for your sake...
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Re: Bestbuy.com midnight sale tonight, 5/18-19; 40 BDs on sale

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You make me feel better about my own addiction...
You're welcome! Most of those were at the BBV $4 pricepoint, which is apparently my 'can't resist' pricepoint. I think I bought about one out of every 10 titles I saw, which I obviously could not afford to do forever.

I haven't been buying much the last 6 months, and feel like I was a rubberband or something, stretched to my non-buying breaking point. I've snapped back with a vengeance.
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Re: Bestbuy.com midnight sale tonight, 5/18-19; 40 BDs on sale

Misery is back up. Ships in 1-3 weeks though.
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Re: Bestbuy.com midnight sale tonight, 5/18-19; 40 BDs on sale

So is Event Horizon. "Usually ships in 10 to 12 days."
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Re: Bestbuy.com midnight sale tonight, 5/18-19; 40 BDs on sale

Placed an order for 10 titles to be picked up in-store shortly after midnight today.

I had actually purchased 4 of them two weeks ago for $8 each, so I will be returning the 4 I purchased for $32 and picking up 10 for $60.

At $6, I decided to finally pick up Birdemic ... and even though I am highly intrigued, I still couldn't pull the trigger on Human Centipede for $6.
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Re: Bestbuy.com midnight sale tonight, 5/18-19; 40 BDs on sale

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At $6, I decided to finally pick up Birdemic ... and even though I am highly intrigued, I still couldn't pull the trigger on Human Centipede for $6.
That's funny, cuz I did the exact opposite! I still may order Birdemic by the time Amazon's sale ends tonight, but I'm leaning against it...
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Re: Bestbuy.com midnight sale tonight, 5/18-19; 40 BDs on sale

^

Although I'm also intrigued, I couldn't pull the trigger on either one.
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Re: Bestbuy.com midnight sale tonight, 5/18-19; 40 BDs on sale

Grabbed the following from Amazon:

Event Horizon
Scream
Birdemic
Starship Troopers


... and I also threw in a copy of The Arrival for $6.99 so I could get free shipping.
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Re: Bestbuy.com midnight sale tonight, 5/18-19; 40 BDs on sale

Now, I knew there was a reason I let my in-store pickup order (from the beginning of the month) expire... I'd much rather pay $6 (minus my Target discount from buying Amazon gift cards at work) than have to pay $7.99 for the same movies (plus tax).

I bought a good # of titles and I'm sending two of my friends copies of 'Birdemic' because we watched it together and unanimously agreed that it's a good flick the best flick for drinkin' and laughin'.
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Re: Bestbuy.com midnight sale tonight, 5/18-19; 40 BDs on sale

Just so it's clear: Misery and Event Horizon are back available to order.

I redid my order and added EH. Thank goodness they drag their feet with FSS.

I thought about Birdemic, only because everyone else seems to be buying it, but it got a 2.0 on IMDB and almost universally hated (except for the first review). I decided 6.00 was way too much for a blind buy of this caliber.

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Re: Bestbuy.com midnight sale tonight, 5/18-19; 40 BDs on sale

Birdemic is a The Room quality tragedy of modern cinema, but I wouldn't recommend watching it without Mike Nelson, Bill Corbet and Kevin Murphy's rifftrax. Even dreck that is so bad it's humorous has its lengthy dull moments, and sometimes only the boys at Rifftrax can pull you through it. Together they make the $10 (price for both) worth it.

Incidentally, I traded in my DVD copy for $7 credit at Amazon for this upgrade.
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Re: Bestbuy.com midnight sale tonight, 5/18-19; 40 BDs on sale

Received shipping confirmation on all 9 titles I ordered.
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Re: Bestbuy.com midnight sale tonight, 5/18-19; 40 BDs on sale

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Why ditch them? While some movies got improved in their trip to the Blu World from the Red Planet (e.g. Transformers), many titles use the same encodes for both flavors (e.g. Blade Runner, 2001) or actually had more options in HD DVD (e.g. 300, Phantom of the Opera has TrueHD audio) because the format shipped complete and not gimped like Blu-ray did with three incremental profiles. I'm not rebuying stuff I already have on HD DVD unless there's a big boost in quality.

If you're looking to unload your HD DVD collection, send me a PM with the list and let's see if we can help each other.
By ditch them I meant hopefully sell them, but I doubt HD-DVDs would get more than a couple bucks on eBay if one is lucky. I wouldn't just throw mine in the trash. I was just asking the poster where he was ditching his HD-DVDs in case he knew of somewhere better than eBay's $1-2 bucks. I'd see little point keeping a HD-DVD if everything were identical with the BD, but as there are often differences, I might as well keep them since HD-DVDs are worth so little.

I'll pass on unloading my HD-DVD collection because I assume I'd get too little for it. I'm actually surprised you offered this to me since you're a member of MAC(tm) (Manzana Attackers Club). :-) But thanks for the offer.
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Re: Bestbuy.com midnight sale tonight, 5/18-19; 40 BDs on sale

So if a Blu-ray is no different than an HD DVD, you'll still spend the money to replace it and then hang on to the HD DVD rather than accept a few bucks for the now-redundant copy? Hokay. Suit yourself.
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Re: Bestbuy.com midnight sale tonight, 5/18-19; 40 BDs on sale

Thanks to the OP for posting this. Was able to place a big order last night with a few minutes to spare. Most if not all of them won't be shipping for 9-13 days but I'm in no hurry to get them.

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