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Old 07-02-15, 11:12 AM
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Amazon CANADA: Kino KL Studio Classics sale

Normally I'd post this in the Canadian Blu-ray bargains thread, but since few actually read that one, and because these prices may be of interest to American buyers in light of the favorable exchange rate right now (even with the inevitable higher shipping), and furthermore because these are the cheapest prices I've ever seen KL Studio Classics drop to, here you go.

The whole line appears to be on sale (even a couple of pre-orders). Not everything is listed here, so you may need to search individual titles. Equivalent DVD versions are also on sale, most between $7 and $9 CDN.


$9.25
BANK SHOT

$9.49
THE McKENZIE BREAK

$9.99
KINGS OF THE SUN

$10.25
FALCON AND THE SNOWMAN

$10.49
POCKETFUL OF MIRACLES
AT WAR WITH THE ARMY
TOPKAPI
THE PACKAGE

$10.99
MULHOLLAND FALLS
METEOR
BREAKHEART PASS
MAN OF THE WEST
MORE DEAD THAN ALIVE

$11.25
BUENA SERA, MRS. CAMPBELL

$11.49
THE SCALPHUNTERS
TRUE CONFESSIONS
UNFORGIVEN (Lancaster)
SAM WHISKEY
52 PICK-UP
TARAS BULBA
PARIS BLUES
BUFFALO BILL AND THE INDIANS

$11.75
THE YOUNG SAVAGES
SEPARATE TABLES
THE LAST EMBRACE
MARRIED TO THE MOB
THE MISSOURI BREAKS

$11.99
WHAT'S NEW PUSSYCAT?
FLESH + BLOOD
RIVER OF DEATH
DUEL AT DIABLO
BILLION DOLLAR BRAIN
TEN SECONDS TO HELL
THE PARTY
THIEVES LIKE US
THE NAKED FACE
GREAT TRAIN ROBBERY
GORKY PARK
WITNESS TO MURDER
JUGGERNAUT
AVENGING FORCE
EMERALD FOREST

$12.49
GATOR
ELMER GANTRY
COTTON COMES TO HARLEM
SABATA
ACROSS 110th STREET
RUN SILENT RUN DEEP
A FUNNY THING HAPPENED ON THE WAY TO THE FORUM
VIVA MARIA

$12.99
MARTY
THE LONG GOODBYE
ON THE BEACH
PRIVATE LIFE OF SHERLOCK HOLMES
THE SECRET INVASION

$13.49
THE CHILDREN'S HOUR
PREMATURE BURIAL
CONVOY
THE RUSSIANS ARE COMING, THE RUSSIANS ARE COMING

$13.99
X THE MAN WITH THE X-RAY EYES
ENTER THE NINJA

$14.49
TALES OF TERROR

$14.99
NEEDFUL THINGS
WHITE LIGHTNING
BARQUERO
THE OFFENCE
REPORT TO THE COMMISSIONER

$15.99
F/X

$16.49
TRUCK TURNER
CRIMSON CULT
BLACK SABBATH
QUATERMASS XPERIMENT
DERANGED
REVENGE OF THE NINJA
ISLAND OF DR. MOREAU

$16.99
CAST A GIANT SHADOW

$17.49
WHITE BUFFALO
HOUSE OF 1000 DOLLS
MADHOUSE
PRIME CUT
BLOWN AWAY
MONTE WALSH
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Re: Amazon CANADA: Kino KL Studio Classics sale

Standard International Postage of $9.89 wipes out any potential savings. "Items shipped to addresses outside Canada are not eligible for FREE Super Saver Shipping."
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Re: Amazon CANADA: Kino KL Studio Classics sale

It's pretty good pricing for Americans if they can order five or six BDs at once.
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Originally Posted by PhantomStranger View Post
It's pretty good pricing for Americans if they can order five or six BDs at once.
Thanks! Thought of mentioning this in the original post, but kinda figured it would be self-evident. Thus, no savings are "wiped out" you shop wisely. The prices are FAR below what their equivalents on the American site have ever been (especially the stuff in the $9 - $13.49 range), so surely it can't be too hard to place an order of multiple discs.

To further make the case, I put seven of the more appealingly-priced Kino Blu-rays in my cart, then selected one of my U.S. shipping addresses, and got this:

$83.93 (subtotal)
$21.92 (shipping to MI)
$00.00 (no tax)
$105.85 CDN (TOTAL)

$105.85 CDN converted to U.S. dollars is $85.36

Divide by 7, that's $12.19 U.S. per movie, shipped. I can't be the only one who thinks this is a good deal if you choose carefully. And to date, Amazon U.S. has never had these generally overpriced discs priced so low. They've been close on a few, but never on this wide a portion of the KL Classics catalog.

Mind you, I'm still convinced -- as I mentioned in another thread here a while back -- that Kino will eventually start combining these into double- and triple-features or 4 Film Favourite collections, but should that not come to pass, then many of these prices are exceptional, and this is actually the second time they've had them on sale up here (although this time they're offering more of the catalog, and at lower prices).

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Re: Amazon CANADA: Kino KL Studio Classics sale

A lot of other Kino titles are on sale, too. If you just search for Kino blu, you'll see loads.

Foxes ($11.49), River's Edge & Running Scared($12.49 each), etc.

(edit) Okay, not as many as I thought. The prices start to ramp up pretty quickly. Anyway, a few others.
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Re: Amazon CANADA: Kino KL Studio Classics sale

Originally Posted by andicus View Post
A lot of other Kino titles are on sale, too. If you just search for Kino blu, you'll see loads.

Foxes ($11.49), River's Edge & Running Scared($12.49 each), etc.

(edit) Okay, not as many as I thought. The prices start to ramp up pretty quickly. Anyway, a few others.

I left off quite a few of the higher-priced ones, since they'll inevitably be cheaper each time Amazon Canada puts them on sale.

Best bet is to use Kino's own list to see if anything I missed is bargain priced:

http://www.kinolorber.com/search-by-...Classics&page=
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Re: Amazon CANADA: Kino KL Studio Classics sale

Thanks for the heads up, I hardly ever check the Canadian site, I would've missed this. My average was 11.47 per movie (which is basically $10 plus tax I would have to pay here). Works for me!

Also, Dial M For Murder is only $7.49 for the Canadian version (!)
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You might want to check ebay. I don't know about these titles, but per another thread on this board, I recently got Kino Witness To murder shipped for under $8, & Quartermass shipped for under $7.
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Originally Posted by MooMooMooMoo View Post
You might want to check ebay. I don't know about these titles, but per another thread on this board, I recently got Kino Witness To murder shipped for under $8, & Quartermass shipped for under $7.
I would hope that some folks would prefer one stop shopping from a single seller, rather than scouring eBay looking for deals one title at a time from private sellers over the course of who knows how long.

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Also, Dial M For Murder is only $7.49 for the Canadian version (!)
Nice find! That's the 3D edition, it's worth noting. Anyone who's 3D-capable and doesn't throw that into an order is really missing out.
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Re: Amazon CANADA: Kino KL Studio Classics sale

I was finally able to purchase Married to the Mob at a great price. Thanks for the heads up!
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Re: Amazon CANADA: Kino KL Studio Classics sale

Originally Posted by Brian T View Post
I would hope that some folks would prefer one stop shopping from a single seller, rather than scouring eBay looking for deals one title at a time from private sellers over the course of who knows how long.
But you don't have to spend so much to get a "deal" and you save $4-5 PER disc. So that makes it worth while.
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Re: Amazon CANADA: Kino KL Studio Classics sale

Originally Posted by Brian T View Post
I would hope that some folks would prefer one stop shopping from a single seller, rather than scouring eBay looking for deals one title at a time from private sellers over the course of who knows how long.
Depends. You'd think buying from one seller would save you money, but I recently purchased 4 different titles from different sellers, and saved about $15-$20. If I would have got them from Amazon, Best Buy, or even Go Hastings.
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Indeed, it definitely "depends" . . . whether I post these finds in the "Canadian Blu-ray Bargains" thread, or outside of it.

Oh well, glad some American folks were willing to take advantage. And hopefully some Canadians, too, since eBay generally isn't the cheaper or more efficient alternative for folks up here.

(BTW, out of curiousity, and since I possess a couple of U.S. mailing addresses, I searched U.S. eBay for the ten Blu-rays I bought in this sale, and only one turned up as an active auction [at an admittedly low, low price . . . for now ]. The rest are all "Buy It Now" at between US$16+ and $20+, especially the newer, higher-profile releases like X-RAY EYES, BURIAL, TALES OF TERROR, etc. I'm sure if I revisited over and over again, I could while away the hours waiting for the true bargains to pop up or bid on titles in the hopes they didn't rise to these Canadian Amazon prices, but hey, time is money too, sometimes)

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Re: Amazon CANADA: Kino KL Studio Classics sale

I gave it a shot and picked up 9.

The Package 10.49Can
Bouna Sera, Mrs Campbell 11.25Can
Mr Majestyk (DVD) 7.49Can
Meteor 10.99Can
Kings of the Sun 9.99Can
The McKenzie Break 9.49Can
Separate Tables 11.75Can
Topkapi 10.49Can
Taras Bulba (DVD) 8.25Can

S&H 25.90Can
Total 116.09Can = 91.67 US dollars

So $10 and change for each. Not bad with 7 of them BLUs.

Thanks OP.

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