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Old 03-10-23, 02:06 PM
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Originally Posted by MooMooMooMoo
I have 3 that have been sitting for a while. Might you have accidentally cleared your cookies? That could do it.
Thatís probably it. Thank you for the pointer. Reviewed some of them from memory and EHB still has them in stock
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Re: Hamilton Book (Blu-ray Bargains)

Hamilton has too much stuff I want. Made another order, and normally I order every 6 months. Couldn't resist some of those titles.
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Thatís probably it. Thank you for the pointer. Reviewed some of them from memory and EHB still has them in stock
They send multiple emails showing the contents of your cart. Check your emails from them about limited items.
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I wish they had more I want! I've had 3 so-so's in my cart for quite a while.
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Re: Hamilton Book (Blu-ray Bargains)

Got my shipment, which averaged $3.79 per movie. I can see a fan being happy with the ShawScope set at $110 or $120 (Not sure what MSRP was, but 60 was a steal.

I think they went wrong with the costly packaging though (I'm not a display my collection person). The 'scope' sized box and 'book' housing the discs just seem too expensive for what they bring to the table, including getting the disks out of their thick hardboard page slots without scratching them.
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Re: Hamilton Book (Blu-ray Bargains)

Originally Posted by L. Ron zyzzle
Got my shipment, which averaged $3.79 per movie. I can see a fan being happy with the ShawScope set at $110 or $120 (Not sure what MSRP was, but 60 was a steal.

I think they went wrong with the costly packaging though (I'm not a display my collection person). The 'scope' sized box and 'book' housing the discs just seem too expensive for what they bring to the table, including getting the disks out of their thick hardboard page slots without scratching them.
Thanks for the package description! I was considering the ShawScope set but was kind of on the fence. That price tag made it look quite attractive - and the packaging just about kills it for me (I enjoy them but my DVDs are generally decent/good enough, especially if the BR packaging is sub-par). I detest those books w/sleeves built in and couldn't care less about "display" type packaging (I buy to watch, not display, and want the smallest shelf profile possible).
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Old 03-16-23, 10:53 AM
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Re: Hamilton Book (Blu-ray Bargains)

Originally Posted by L. Ron zyzzle
I can see a fan being happy with the ShawScope set at $110 or $120 (Not sure what MSRP was, but 60 was a steal. I think they went wrong with the costly packaging though (I'm not a display my collection person). The 'scope' sized box and 'book' housing the discs just seem too expensive for what they bring to the table, including getting the disks out of their thick hardboard page slots without scratching them.
Does Arrow still do the 'standard' slipcase versions of their more elaborate boxed sets? I'm mainly thinking of those gigantic Herschel Gordon Lewis and Gamera doorstoppers, both reissued in simple slipcases with maybe four regular Blu-ray cases inside. They did this for the William Grefe and Bill Rebane sets, too, plus both American Horror Project sets, Daimajin, Yokai Monsters and probably others I'm forgetting.

The Shaw sets seem to be comparatively slow sellers (admittedly, I don't know if they over-produced these boxes compared to the others I mentioned), so I wonder if their plan to release at least four of these boxes in total means they can't put out the 'standard' editions for the first two without impacting sales of Volumes 3 and 4. All of those other boxes (except maybe American Horror Project) were one-offs, and the FOMO made the deluxe versions sell out reasonably fast. That doesn't seem to be the case with the Shaw sets, as much as I love them personally. And I do think Arrow will release standard boxes eventually, but that could be years away now.

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(I'm not a display my collection person).
This is me. Once the "collection" got too big and unwieldy, I preferred 'out of sight, out of mind.' so reasonably well-organized, apartment-friendly, easily-transported, latch-top storage totes became my friends. Oddball boxes like the Shaw sets can throw a wrench in the works, but I get by. I cringe a bit when "unboxing" or "review" videos pop up in my YouTube feed with yet another middle-aged goateed white dude sitting in a room with walls covered floor to ceiling with DVDs and Blu-rays. It's just visual overkill, not to mention the time wasted making videos that could be better spent actually watching all that shit!.
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Re: Hamilton Book (Blu-ray Bargains)

I think the ShawScope boxes are awesome. They aren't cumbersome to handle like some other sets and actually look attractive.
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Old 03-23-23, 12:31 AM
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Per Goldenwheels on br.com. If the Arrow's from March's drop are all sold out, there won't be any restocking of those items (as of this moment). Also the April "drop" features more Arrow titles, although they aren't as good quality wise (paraphrasing from what Goldenwheels said).
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Re: Hamilton Book (Blu-ray Bargains)

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Per Goldenwheels on br.com. If the Arrow's from March's drop are all sold out, there won't be any restocking of those items (as of this moment). Also the April "drop" features more Arrow titles, although they aren't as good quality wise (paraphrasing from what Goldenwheels said).
and yet ... this motivates me to take an unneeded second look ...
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Those are the Arrow's for today's drop. I think there may be a few price cuts in there. Running out of Time 1&2 for $14.95 will be mine!
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NEW ADDITIONS

$4.95
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$14.95
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$27.95
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PRICE CUTS

$2.95
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Re: Hamilton Book (Blu-ray Bargains)

I highly recommend The Connection. Great cop movie.
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Re: Hamilton Book (Blu-ray Bargains)

Can I 'Block' a thread so I stop pouring money into the Hamilton Book coffers?

I mean 'Final Flesh' for 15 bucks or whatever? What is wrong with me?
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Re: Hamilton Book (Blu-ray Bargains)

Man. These Arrow releases at these prices are incredible. Despite myself, I made another dip:

5.95 Blu Twilight Zone Season 2
5.95 Twilight Zone Season 3
5.95 Twilight Zone Season 4
11.95 Weird Science
11.95 Day of the Jackal
11.95 The Last Starfighter
9.95 Re-Animator
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Man. These Arrow releases at these prices are incredible. Despite myself, I made another dip:

5.95 Blu Twilight Zone Season 2
5.95 Twilight Zone Season 3
5.95 Twilight Zone Season 4
11.95 Weird Science
11.95 Day of the Jackal
11.95 The Last Starfighter
9.95 Re-Animator
The TZs are a no-brainer!
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Agreed. I put Donnie Darko Arrow UHD back in my wish list. I... think I like that movie? I haven't watched it in a long time. The bro culture around it kind of tarnishes it a bit for me, but when I saw everything in my cart with tax and shipping and Donnie Darko for another $15, it was that or three seasons of Twilight Zone for $18, and I think that's the right call.

These days, as my kids get older, I often think of what they would want to watch or tolerate watching with me before I buy. They don't love every Twilight Zone I've shown them on Paramount+ but they like enough that I'm going to pick these up, especially when the recent Jordan Peele remake got pulled off Paramount+ without much fanfare! Who knows what's next?!
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Agreed. I put Donnie Darko Arrow UHD back in my wish list. I... think I like that movie? I haven't watched it in a long time. The bro culture around it kind of tarnishes it a bit for me, but when I saw everything in my cart with tax and shipping and Donnie Darko for another $15, it was that or three seasons of Twilight Zone for $18, and I think that's the right call.

These days, as my kids get older, I often think of what they would want to watch or tolerate watching with me before I buy. They don't love every Twilight Zone I've shown them on Paramount+ but they like enough that I'm going to pick these up, especially when the recent Jordan Peele remake got pulled off Paramount+ without much fanfare! Who knows what's next?!
When you start factoring in what older kids will tolerate regarding what you might show them, you already have your answer! Get what you want. And when you factor in $5 shipping no matter how much you order (I think) you're really duty-bound to buy as much as you want.

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Ditto on the Arrow releases. In for:

TO SLEEP SO AS TO DREAM
A FUGITIVE FROM THE PAST
RED ANGEL
RE-ANIMATOR
CREEPSHOW 2
THE BLACK CAT
HAPPINESS OF THE KATAKURIS

Haven't seen the first three, but I've read about them in various Japanese film books. I suspect they may not sell out, so I probably could've waited for a further price drop. The other four I've seen and have never considered worth owning so I'm mostly keen to see the supplements and then decide whether to sell them onward. Same goes for most of the titles I picked up in last month's Arrow sell off at Hamilton (many of which are still available if anyone's looking to top up an order):
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SNAKE GIRL AND SILVER HAIRED WITCH
MAJOR DUNDEE
YOKAI MONSTERS COLLECTION
SHAWSCOPE 1 (for resale)
VERSUS
FRANKENSTEIN
PHANTOM OF THE MALL
SAILOR SUIT & MACHINE GUN
NIGHTMARE AT NOON
HELL HIGH
GIRLS NITE OUT
DEATH SCREAMS



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Curse you Red Baron! I haven't hit the buy button yet, but the chances are quite good.

RoboCop UHD
Flash Gordon BD
Live Feed DVD (My man Ryan Nicholson)
Don't Go In The House BD
Faceless BD
John Wick 2 BD
Jaws 3-Movie Collection BD

Yes, I am a bachelor. I purchased (for I think 50 cents) and have long since gotten rid of Live Feed, which I never even watched, so there's that. I have Jaws 2 and Jaws The Revenge at VUDU, but extras, physical copies, and Jaws 3 make this an acceptable waste of money.

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The Mummy 3-Movie Collection BD and
The Scorpion King 5-Movie Collection BD because everyone has a breaking point
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They haven't had much for my tastes & price point lately.
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Originally Posted by L. Ron zyzzle
Live Feed DVD (My man Ryan Nicholson)
I purchased (for I think 50 cents) and have long since gotten rid of Live Feed, which I never even watched, so there's that.
Canít say you missed much. Not his worst, and definitely a sign of better things to follow, which actually turned out to be only GUTTERBALLS. Iíve seen about three of his films from after that, most recently FAMINE (super cheap in the MVD sale), and the decline in quality and care was fairly obvious. Added LIVE FEED and a few other low/no-budget DVDs to both of my previous Hamilton Arrow order (CLEANING LADY, SWEET KARMA, STRAY, TERRIFIED, etc). They all have their moments but even at $4-6 I sometimes question my choices. On the plus side, similar to other Nicholson discs, the supplements are extensive on LIVE FEED. I think the making-of doc is almost as long as the movie, and slightly more compelling, and thereís a ton of other stuff (although his hour-plus hidden-camera tour through Vancouverís Chinatown induces motion sickness).
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Canít say you missed much. Not his worst, and definitely a sign of better things to follow, which actually turned out to be only GUTTERBALLS. Iíve seen about three of his films from after that, most recently FAMINE (super cheap in the MVD sale), and the decline in quality and care was fairly obvious. Added LIVE FEED and a few other low/no-budget DVDs to both of my previous Hamilton Arrow order (CLEANING LADY, SWEET KARMA, STRAY, TERRIFIED, etc). They all have their moments but even at $4-6 I sometimes question my choices. On the plus side, similar to other Nicholson discs, the supplements are extensive on LIVE FEED. I think the making-of doc is almost as long as the movie, and slightly more compelling, and thereís a ton of other stuff (although his hour-plus hidden-camera tour through Vancouverís Chinatown induces motion sickness).
I figured the extras would be good. I reviewed the 2-disc Hanger for this site, and it has like literally 13 hours of extras!

I like all of his stuff but recognize the varying quality.
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I figured the extras would be good. I reviewed the 2-disc Hanger for this site, and it has like literally 13 hours of extras!

I like all of his stuff but recognize the varying quality.
Yeah, FAMINE was pretty gruelling to get through, with easily his most relentlessly (even if deliberately) annoying characters. And his trademark FX work was was pretty weak, too. The visuals are much cleaner than many of his films (HD video maybe?), but everything else is so aggressively stupid I had to wonder if even he thought it was a waste because the disc versions only have photo gallery and some trailers.

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