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Old 06-25-19, 10:21 PM
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Barnes & Noble Summer 2019 Criterion 50% Off MSRP Sale June 28 through August 4

Barnes & Noble Summer 2019 Criterion 50% Off MSRP Sale June 28 through August 4, 2019 (Preliminary)

I'll go ahead and start the new thread since I think there are now 3 or 4 reports from different employees about the start date and one person who said he
saw a sign with the end date.

Note the Friday start and Sunday end dates -- a bit unusual on both ends given the past sales though last summer, the sale ran from Friday June 29 through Monday Aug 6 so this is similar.
More B&N are starting to end on Sunday

As usual this will likely be in-store and online including DVD, BD, and Eclipse line
No coupons likely will be accepted though we can always hope
10% Member Discount applied for in-store and store generated Ship to Home.

It's always possible some August-September preorders might be 50% off for ship to home - not regular web orders. We'll have to check after the sale starts and early August
In some past sales I've had preorders all the way to mid October show, virtually none show up, and last year the September titles were 50% off but not August or October just to confuse everyone.

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Re: Barnes & Noble Summer 2019 Criterion 50% Off MSRP Sale June 28 through August 5

Help remind me people, what are the new Criterion titles you are looking forward to picking up?
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Re: Barnes & Noble Summer 2019 Criterion 50% Off MSRP Sale June 28 through August 5

Not sure if I can swing the cash this year but I only need 1984 and the Police Story set so maybe.
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Hedwig and the Angry Inch. Maybe another title or two.
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Re: Barnes & Noble Summer 2019 Criterion 50% Off MSRP Sale June 28 through August 4

Just for a list of new items since last B&N sale -- Bolded items are my high wants
​​​​​A Dry White Season 11-Dec-2018
Forty Guns 11-Dec-2018
Panique (Panic) 18-Dec-2018
Sawdust and Tinsel (Gycklarnas afton) 18-Dec-2018
24 Frames 8-Jan-2019
Notorious 15-Jan-2019
4 Months, 3 Weeks, and 2 Days (4 luni, 3 săptămâni și 2 zile) 22-Jan-2019
Mikey and Nicky 22-Jan-2019
All That Jazz Blu-ray 29-Jan-2019 Re-release BD only
In the Heat of the Night Blu-ray 29-Jan-2019
Shame Blu-ray 5-Feb-2019
Berlin Alexanderplatz Blu-ray 12-Feb-2019
Death in Venice Blu-ray 19-Feb-2019
La vérité Blu-ray 19-Feb-2019
To Sleep with Anger Blu-ray 26-Feb-2019

Since the last Criterion Flash Sale
The Kid Brother Blu-ray 12-Mar-2019
The Magic Flute Blu-ray 12-Mar-2019
Detour Blu-ray 19-Mar-2019
Wanda Blu-ray 19-Mar-2019
Fantastic Mr. Fox 23-Mar-2019?? Digipack
I Wanna Hold Your Hand Blu-ray 26-Mar-2019
Japón Blu-ray 26-Mar-2019Picnic at Hanging Rock 2-Apr-2019 Re-release BD OnlyNight on Earth 9-Apr-2019
Stranger Than Paradise 9-Apr-2019
Diamonds of the Night (Démanty noci) 16-Apr-2019
A Face in the Crowd 23-Apr-2019
My Brilliant Career 30-Apr-2019
Police Story / Police Story 2 30-Apr-2019
The Heiress 7-May-2019
Funny Games 14-May-2019
House of Games 14-May-2019

Let the Sunshine In (Un beau soleil intérieur) 21-May-2019
Blue Velvet 28-May-2019
One Sings, the Other Doesn't (L'une chante, l'autre pas) 28-May-2019
A Film Trilogy by Ingmar Bergman 4-Jun-2019
Swing Time 11-Jun-2019
La vie de Jésus (The Life of Jesus) 18-Jun-2019
L'humanité (Humanité) 18-Jun-2019
Hedwig and the Angry Inch 25-Jun-2019
War and Peace (Война и мир / Voyna i mir) 25-Jun-2019

Releasing during the sale
Europa Europa 9-Jul-2019
The BRD Trilogy 9-Jul-2019
Klute 16-Jul-2019
The Baker's Wife (La femme du boulanger) 16-Jul-2019
1984 (Nineteen Eighty-Four) 23-Jul-2019
Do the Right Thing 23-Jul-2019

Scheduled after the end of the Summer Criterion Sale -- possible STH orders
An Angel at My Table 6-Aug-2019
The Inland Sea 13-Aug-2019
Magnificent Obsession 20-Aug-2019
The Flavor of Green Tea over Rice (お茶漬けの味 / Ochazuke no aji) 27-Aug-2019
The Koker Trilogy 27-Aug-2019
Insomnia 27-Aug-2019 Re-release BD only
Fists in the Pocket (I pugni in tasca) 3-Sep-2019
The Cloud-Capped Star (মেঘে ঢাকা তারা / Meghe Dhaka Tara) 10-Sep-2019
Polyester 17-Sep-2019
Cluny Brown 17-Sep-2019
Local Hero 24-Sep-2019
The Circus 24-Sep-2019

October items will likely be added at some point during the sale, but maybe not until August

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Re: Barnes & Noble Summer 2019 Criterion 50% Off MSRP Sale June 28 through August 5

Thanks. I might pick up Blue Velvet and House of Games, and maybe Do The Right Thing if it's worth the upgrade.

Didn't know they released I Wanna Hold Your Hand. That seemed like a pretty inconsequential little film and totally unremarkable except for the fact that its director would go on to much bigger and better things.
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In for 20.
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Re: Barnes & Noble Summer 2019 Criterion 50% Off MSRP Sale June 28 through August 5

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In for 20.
bucks a title plus tax. Well, I think my membership is still valid, so it will drop each one a few bucks. Will likely get 3-5 titles total.
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Re: Barnes & Noble Summer 2019 Criterion 50% Off MSRP Sale June 28 through August 5

Blue Velvet for sure, and then deciding what to do about Police Story I/II & In the Heat of the Night. The latter two are upgrades from the Shout and MGM discs respectively and I'm thinking just hold off on those until the likely Criterion sale in November (surely there is one more title I can find at that point). We'll see.
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bucks a title plus tax. Well, I think my membership is still valid, so it will drop each one a few bucks. Will likely get 3-5 titles total.
Titles.
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Re: Barnes & Noble Summer 2019 Criterion 50% Off MSRP Sale June 28 through August 5

My list...

Definitely
Notorious
Shame
A Face in the Crowd
The Heiress
Swing Time


Europa Europa
Klute
The Baker's Wife


Probably
Mikey and Nicky
Wanda
The Kid Brother
Blue Velvet


Possibly
The BRD Trilogy
War and Peace


I'll be hitting one of the locations tomorrow to put some of these on hold. Given B&N's new owner's plans, I had been tempted to max this sale out- but there's still an Arrow sale winding down and a huge Kino sale to look forward to next month.
Criterion will likely continue to have flash sales twice a year anyway.
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Re: Barnes & Noble Summer 2019 Criterion 50% Off MSRP Sale June 28 through August 5

I just received coupons in the mail from Barnes & Noble.
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Re: Barnes & Noble Summer 2019 Criterion 50% Off MSRP Sale June 28 through August 5

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I just received coupons in the mail from Barnes & Noble.
me too... but they won’t apply, no?
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Re: Barnes & Noble Summer 2019 Criterion 50% Off MSRP Sale June 28 through August 5

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Titles.
For 20 bucks apiece plus tax.
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Originally Posted by dsa_shea View Post
For 20 bucks apiece plus tax.
I know what the prices are. Not sure what you’re trying to accomplish.
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Re: Barnes & Noble Summer 2019 Criterion 50% Off MSRP Sale June 28 through August 5

A few of the Barnes & Noble stores that run Instagram accounts have been posting teasers for the sale this week as well.

Hopefully I'll be able to pick-up all of the titles on my Want List.

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Might grab I Wanna Hold Your Hand.
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I'm going to max out my wishlist with this sale just in case:

Some Like It Hot
The Silence of the Lambs
Hoop Dreams
Seven Samurai
Do the Right Thing

I'm debating grabbing The Night of the Hunter
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Re: Barnes & Noble Summer 2019 Criterion 50% Off MSRP Sale June 28 through August 5

Just Klute for me.
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Re: Barnes & Noble Summer 2019 Criterion 50% Off MSRP Sale June 28 through August 5

Note a slight correction -- the sale appears to end Sunday as expected, but that is Aug 4, not the 5th
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First order made:
Hedwig and The Angry Inch
Blue Velvet
House of Games
Police Story / Police Story 2
I Wanna Hold Your Hand
Kid Brother
Funny Games
Face in the Crowd
Stranger Than Paradise
Night on Earth
Panique

I will place an order for pre-orders later.
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Re: Barnes & Noble Summer 2019 Criterion 50% Off MSRP Sale June 28 through August 5

Just to confirm, I tried the 10% off SUNSHINE coupon and it did not work with the sale.Not unexpected but it was still worth a try.
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Re: Barnes & Noble Summer 2019 Criterion 50% Off MSRP Sale June 28 through August 5

Arrow Videos are also 50% OFF and the code SUNSHINE works on these titles. Sale includes preorders so titles like "Hold Back The Dawn" are included.
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Arrow Videos are also 50% OFF and the code SUNSHINE works on these titles. Sale includes preorders so titles like "Hold Back The Dawn" are included.

Arrow seems to be mostly an online sale. There were a few instore titles with a 50% sticker similar to december, but a couple weren't part of the sale. I also checked 2 or 3 ship to home titles and none of those were
50% off so no way to add the member discount to the Sale price.

I also check an August Criterion and September Criterion -- both were normal price so for now at least none of the titles releasing after the end date of the sale are included
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I got a bit screwed on the Arrow titles I ordered ship to home. I had 2 20% off coupons I got in the mail. When they scanned the coupons they got a message that said they had to be manually entered. When they did that it over road the 10% membership discount so I only got the 20% off. Unfortunately you can't see that until after the purchase when you get the receipt. I pointed this out and they insisted that you can't get both discounts. I said then what was the purpose of membership ? I asked them to cancel the order and give me back my coupons. They couldn't. They said they couldn't cancel the ship to home order at the store . They called B&N customer service and they couldn't locate the order since it hadn't processed yet. So they couldn't cancel it ether. On top of that, I included the preorder of the Criterion of Klute in this ship to home order. The clerk incorrectly manually applied the 20% off to that also but since coupons don't apply to Criterions it didn't take the 20% off that item but is also overroad the 10% membership discount so they charged me $20 for Klute. I told them I would dispute the charge when processed and refuse delivery when the order comes. I've got to find a different Barnes and Noble store. This all happened when store checked me out at the customer service desk instead of going to the regular check outline.

My store had already sold out of the few copies they had of 'A Face In The Crowd", "The Heiress", and "Swing Time" when I went at about 4:00 PM. They could be ordered ship to home with the 10% membership discount.

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