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Old 07-18-13, 10:33 AM
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Re: B&N 50% off Criterion blu-ray sale begins July 9th

^ I remember hearing about that statistic

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The Reston store closed, and I hate shopping in Tyson's, so I'm going to have to head over to Clarendon to get my fix.
yeah, I found out that the hard way, was going over to see a movie at Bow Tie last week and the store was closed - damn! (went to Tysons on the way home).
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Re: B&N 50% off Criterion blu-ray sale begins July 9th

So far and most likely most of what I will get during this sale:
Wild Strawberries
Safety Last
Lord of the Flies
Badlands
Pierre Etaix
The Qatsi Trilogy
Shoah

Total spent including tax: 168.78 (Not bad!)
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Re: B&N 50% off Criterion blu-ray sale begins July 9th

So glad to see Devil's Backbone on early release. I wasn't going to order anything.

Also ordered Something Wild.
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Re: B&N 50% off Criterion blu-ray sale begins July 9th

They must have flipped a switch in store. Used a 20% coupon yesterday, worked fine. Today a 15% wouldn't scan and I got denied. Weird.
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Re: B&N 50% off Criterion blu-ray sale begins July 9th

Originally Posted by efordvt View Post
They must have flipped a switch in store. Used a 20% coupon yesterday, worked fine. Today a 15% wouldn't scan and I got denied. Weird.
Anyone else have coupon problems at the stores? I was planning to go pick up some Criterions I reserved at a local store but may not go if coupons are now dead.
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Re: B&N 50% off Criterion blu-ray sale begins July 9th

Originally Posted by Laser Movies View Post
Anyone else have coupon problems at the stores? I was planning to go pick up some Criterions I reserved at a local store but may not go if coupons are now dead.
Over on Blu-ray.com it appears to be the same crap-shoot as always. Some scan, some don't. Some cashiers will override, some won't.
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Re: B&N 50% off Criterion blu-ray sale begins July 9th

Originally Posted by BuckNaked2k View Post
Over on Blu-ray.com it appears to be the same crap-shoot as always. Some scan, some don't. Some cashiers will override, some won't.
Maybe I'll give it a try and see what happens. I was going to take along a $5/$50 coupon just in case they won't accept the 15% off ones. I was planning on getting at least 5 and maybe more if the store doesn't give me any problems.

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Re: B&N 50% off Criterion blu-ray sale begins July 9th

Coupons did not scan at my store, but super nice older lady cashier put each one in manually. I bought three titles @ $16.67 each, including tax.

SAFETY LAST
THE GOLD RUSH
PEOPLE ON SUNDAY

They didn't have RICHARD III, so may try for that one later on in the sale if I can find it and there are working coupons.
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Re: B&N 50% off Criterion blu-ray sale begins July 9th

Do B&N brick and mortar stores usually get the new releases of Criterions on release day? Thanks.
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Re: B&N 50% off Criterion blu-ray sale begins July 9th

Back from the store, and success with all the coupons. Initially I picked up the 5 on reserve, but had a little trouble when I tried using the $8 blu-ray coupon for On the Waterfront. However after a little arguing over the fine print was able to use it. No problems with the 15% codes. Since that went fairly smoothly I went back for another 5 Criterions.

Picked up the following today.

3:10 To Yuma
A Man Escaped
Badlands
Monsieur Verdoux
On The Waterfront
Repo Man
The Blob
The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp
The Man Who Knew Too Much
Wild Strawberries
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Re: B&N 50% off Criterion blu-ray sale begins July 9th

I didn't try the $8 coupon. I did buy 3 movies and used a 20% off and a $5 off $50. Total, $53 out the door.

On The Waterfront
Brazil
The Blob
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Finally got in on this and bought Marketa Lazarova and used the 20% off coupon. The CSR there told me I could use the $8 off coupon if the order total is over $40. I think I might use it to get On the Waterfront and another $20 bluray.
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Re: B&N 50% off Criterion blu-ray sale begins July 9th

Only thing I grabbed was "Safety Last!".
Kind of irks me that this sale ends the week before "Seconds" will be released.
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Re: B&N 50% off Criterion blu-ray sale begins July 9th

Pre-ordered Devil's Backbone a few days ago and it shipped this morning. Looks like I will have it by Tuesday.
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Re: B&N 50% off Criterion blu-ray sale begins July 9th

Was able to get AMERICA LOST AND FOUND for $48.24 plus tax using 10% member discount and the $8 coupon. Tried to use both the $8 and the $5 off $50, bu the clerk would only take one coupon. This is the first time in a long time that I didn't receive a 20% off member coupon from B&N or I would have used that.
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Re: B&N 50% off Criterion blu-ray sale begins July 9th

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Do B&N brick and mortar stores usually get the new releases of Criterions on release day? Thanks.
anyone?
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Usually, but if there are people that have reserved them they may not be available for everyone since it seems most stores just get a few copies of each title.
thanks.
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Re: B&N 50% off Criterion blu-ray sale begins July 9th

Just got The Devil's Backbone and The Ice Storm @ the B&M. Looking forward to these!
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Re: B&N 50% off Criterion blu-ray sale begins July 9th

Just waiting to see if there's another coupon before I consider a few more.
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Re: B&N 50% off Criterion blu-ray sale begins July 9th

Loving the 8 off 40 coupon...

Qatsi Trilogy - $30 and change
When Horror Came to Shochiku - $20 and change
On the Waterfront - $15 and change

Unfortunately that's about all I can use it on.

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Just waiting to see if there's another coupon before I consider a few more.
Ditto.
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Re: B&N 50% off Criterion blu-ray sale begins July 9th

Grrr....Babette's Feast, The Devil's Backbone, and Lord of the Flies still haven't shipped.
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Re: B&N 50% off Criterion blu-ray sale begins July 9th

Yeah, I received an e-mail indicating that the Devil's Backbone has been delayed. Strange thing to say, since some people have already received it.

The only other item in my order, Something Wild, did ship on Tuesday. I wondered why they would ship that the day before the Devil's Backbone was due to ship.
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Re: B&N 50% off Criterion blu-ray sale begins July 9th

No hope for a coupon this week - B&N sent me a coupon for toys (ugh). Time to break down and buy Repo Man, I guess.
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Re: B&N 50% off Criterion blu-ray sale begins July 9th

I want Repo Man too, but I've read that a couple of scenes are missing from the actual film. For example, the Lorna Doones scene. It's included in the extras, but not in the movie.

Kinda hate buying a Criterion Blu-Ray that isn't as complete as my old VHS copy from the 80's.
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Re: B&N 50% off Criterion blu-ray sale begins July 9th

Originally Posted by SkullOrchard View Post
I want Repo Man too, but I've read that a couple of scenes are missing from the actual film. For example, the Lorna Doones scene. It's included in the extras, but not in the movie.

Kinda hate buying a Criterion Blu-Ray that isn't as complete as my old VHS copy from the 80's.
Isn't this a case of scenes filmed for the TV version and that they were never actually part of the theatrical cut?

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