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Old 11-29-12, 06:48 AM
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Brazil showed up in my gold box and I finally caved.
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Old 11-29-12, 08:53 AM
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Same here. I have the original 3-disc but this BD is a serious upgrade.
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Old 11-29-12, 11:55 AM
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Same here. I have the original 3-disc but this BD is a serious upgrade.
Is it really worth the upgrade? Is there anything NOT included, which was on the 3-disc? It's in my goldbox as well...
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I will eventually catch them all, in a few years I think. Only SD Criterion I own is Seven Samurai which I have upgraded. I currently have around 50 before this sale so I've tripled the number I've owned now. I've never been disappointed with a Criterion yet, but also realize that I need to be in a certain state of mind before watching a random one. I've caught a few on Hulu Plus as well, but I've always been a physical media person instead of streaming. I'll make a final list of everything once they all arrive.
I look forward to seeing your list! I love the idea of a complete set of Criterion Blus although as you say they are not for everyone's tastes. But the variety and challenge of subject matter is very appealing to me.
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Old 12-01-12, 12:10 AM
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can't wait until these sales are over now that I got everything I wanted, I need to sell a ton of Criterion blu-rays I no longer need/want and the sale prices are killing the used prices.
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can't wait until these sales are over now that I got everything I wanted, I need to sell a ton of Criterion blu-rays I no longer need/want and the sale prices are killing the used prices.
I buy used a lot. Hopefully get to score some for $15 or less.
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Old 12-01-12, 12:38 PM
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Amazon has always had 45% off Criterions the first part of December which obviously kills re-sellers trying to quickly unload stuff they picked up from Barnes & Noble. I've learned to adjust my expectations that Criterions won't have 'healthy' re-sale values until January.

This is the first year Amazon's dropped them down to $17.99 - obviously in response to Best Buy...which makes you wonder if Best Buy will become a regular twice-a-year 1/2 off Criterions...

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Old 12-01-12, 01:08 PM
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This is the first year Amazon's dropped them down to $17.99 - obviously in response to Best Buy...which makes you wonder if Best Buy will become a regular twice-a-year 1/2 off Criterions...
If this is the case, and Amazon price-matches, I'm done with B & N for good. Of course, Best Buy (like B & N) probably won't be around more than a few more years, but it'll be nice to get some healthy discounts in the meantime.
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Old 12-01-12, 03:31 PM
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Any word if Barnes & Noble will be doing 1/2 BBC titles this December? --Peter
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Originally Posted by kenbenobi View Post
Is it really worth the upgrade? Is there anything NOT included, which was on the 3-disc? It's in my goldbox as well...
My 3-disc set is non-anamorphic. I'm happy to upgrade.
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Old 12-01-12, 08:06 PM
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35 more Criterions ordered. I need to stop now I think.
WOW! I wish I had your bank account!!!!
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Old 12-01-12, 08:13 PM
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Does anyone know when this sale ends? I'm hoping the Quatsi trilogy gets reduced to 58% off like the other titles.
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Old 12-03-12, 11:52 AM
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Does anyone know when this sale ends? I'm hoping the Quatsi trilogy gets reduced to 58% off like the other titles.
Yeah I was wondering the same- anyone?
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Old 12-04-12, 07:43 AM
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Well it at least runs through today on Best Buy. I ordered Brazil this morning for 20.99, and I'm picking it up in a bit. Great price.
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Old 12-04-12, 09:35 AM
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Amazon finally dropped the price on Heaven's Gate to $27 which is the price I had on BN.com as a pre-order during their 50% off sale.

BN still has not shipped it, and it released three weeks ago. Way to go, BN. Now you lost my business in favor of Amazon.
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Old 12-05-12, 11:06 PM
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My CRONOS [never seen before] & The GAME arrived today from Amazon. I finally have all GUILLERMO & FINCHER movies!... DEVIL'S BACKBONE & PANIC ROOM need to be release on Blu-ray soon!!, so I can completely upgrade to BLU.
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Old 12-08-12, 05:50 AM
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Any idea when this will end?
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Old 12-12-12, 05:14 PM
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Anyone think these aren't actually factory sealed? I got a few without the blue sticker and a sealed plastic that didn't look like the usual Criterion sealed case.
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Old 12-12-12, 05:46 PM
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Anyone think these aren't actually factory sealed? I got a few without the blue sticker and a sealed plastic that didn't look like the usual Criterion sealed case.
No.
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Old 12-12-12, 08:16 PM
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Is it really worth the upgrade? Is there anything NOT included, which was on the 3-disc? It's in my goldbox as well...
The photo galleries (script development and promotional stills) were dropped. Over 600 images in all are omitted on the blu-ray, but that wasn't enough for me to hang on to my DVD box set (I had the 2006 reissue). I sold it for $20, making the upgrade to blu-ray only a couple bucks. I think I originally purchased the DVD set for $25, so I'm now out about $27 on this movie to date. It's one of my favorites, so I'm happy to finally own it in high-def.
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Old 12-16-12, 11:57 AM
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The prices at Best Buy are now normal price, but most of them are still on sale at Amazon. If there are any you have been thinking on buying at Amazon in this sale, you better jump on it ASAP. Just a heads up.
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Old 12-16-12, 12:09 PM
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Yeah, Amazon prices often flip on Sundays or Tuesdays so I bought a few more yesterday. Island of Lost Souls will be a blind-buy for me (and for my brother-in-law's Christmas present) based on the recommendations here. Most of the others I've been thinking about for a while, but my bleeding wallet needs me to stop now.
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Old 12-16-12, 12:28 PM
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Thanks for the heads up. Got in on Fish Tank at the last minute.
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Old 12-17-12, 12:59 AM
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Yep, looks like they've flipped back.
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Old 12-17-12, 12:55 PM
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A number of them are still at the lower price, for whatever it's worth. There is still time to get a few orders in on some of them.
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