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Old 07-02-22, 08:18 PM
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Re: B&N - 50% off Criterion Sale

Went to a BN Brick and Mortar today while out doing some errands and I picked up a few things:

Shaft 4K

Menace to Society 4K

Crash

Came out to $77.14. Sales tax at this B&M is brutal 10.25%.

Not sure if I will get anything else. The selection at this BM is small, so I don't think I will be going back in there and that sales tax sucks.
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Re: B&N - 50% off Criterion Sale

Since I was at the mall and had a $6 GC I went to a BN and bought Shaft and Mr. Klein. Came out to $36 after tax. Not sure I have any other must haves/wants. So that may be it for me.
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Re: B&N - 50% off Criterion Sale

Yesterday picked up:

Eraserhead
Pink Flamingos
Irishman
Amores Perros
Roma

Also grabbed a $ale copy of Arrow Limited edition BR of “ Wild Things”.
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Re: B&N - 50% off Criterion Sale

Does anyone know the end date on this one?
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Re: B&N - 50% off Criterion Sale

Was glad to see the July prebooks were valid.

Got Raging Bull, Devil in a Blue Dress, and Virgin Suicides as prebooks; also got Shaft, A Hard Day's Night, Double Indemnity and For All Mankind. All in 4K.
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Re: B&N - 50% off Criterion Sale

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Does anyone know the end date on this one?
50% Off The Criterion Collection

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Offer Ends 7/31/2022
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Old 07-04-22, 09:41 PM
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Re: B&N - 50% off Criterion Sale

Just picked up Flight of the Phoenix and The Tales of Hoffman blu-rays at a brick and mortar B&N. Would have used Amazon Prime and while tax was the same, FotP was $2 more... so no sale. And no wait for delivery.

FotP is a long time favorite of mine. Tales was a blind buy and while I'm not a big musical aficionado, I do have a soft spot for many classic musicals. I've read about Tales for ages, so even if it doesn't meet expectations, it'll be another classic for my collection..

Also, we just got a new 58" 4K Samsung. Any recommendations for reasonably-priced, upscaling 4K player?
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Re: B&N - 50% off Criterion Sale

Originally Posted by Jon2
Just picked up Flight of the Phoenix and The Tales of Hoffman blu-rays at a brick and mortar B&N. Would have used Amazon Prime and while tax was the same, FotP was $2 more... so no sale. And no wait for delivery.

FotP is a long time favorite of mine. Tales was a blind buy and while I'm not a big musical aficionado, I do have a soft spot for many classic musicals. I've read about Tales for ages, so even if it doesn't meet expectations, it'll be another classic for my collection..

Also, we just got a new 58" 4K Samsung. Any recommendations for reasonably-priced, upscaling 4K player?
My advice is to get a decent UHD player all which should upscale BD to 4K -- something like the Sony 800MkII or Panasonic 420
There aren;t a lot of new BD players anyway (new in box, but most are several year old design) so why not take the option of being able to do real 4K too. Unless tyou;re buying used or looking
for a region free version, the UHS players aren't even that much more expensive.
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Re: B&N - 50% off Criterion Sale

3 for me and Iím done (I hope).

Boat People
Chan is Missing
Flight of the Phoenix
Old 07-06-22, 02:22 PM
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Re: B&N - 50% off Criterion Sale

3 more today:

Uncut Gems
Roma
Virgin Suicides
All BR- just looking forward to Roadhouse on the 19th-
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Re: B&N - 50% off Criterion Sale

Picked up the 4K UHDs of Le Cercle Rouge (1970) & Shaft (1971) and the BD of Okja (2017).

The closest B&M to where I live were out of a few of the titles I was after.

I bought a lot during the last sale, so there isn't much left that I want to pick-up but can wait until Drive My Car (2021) comes out later this month.
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Old 07-06-22, 05:08 PM
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Originally Posted by asianxcore
Picked up the 4K UHDs of Le Cercle Rouge (1970) & Shaft (1971) and the BD of Okja (2017).
Why not the 4K of Okja?

I think I want Virgin Suicides, but holy cow, just thinking about that movie is starting to make me depressed.
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Re: B&N - 50% off Criterion Sale

I've picked up/pre-ordered so far:
Citizen Kane 4k
Shaft 4k
Pink Flamingos bd
Okja 4k
Menace II Society 4k
Piano 4k
Uncut Gems 4k
Virgin Suicides 4k
Smooth Talk bd
Crash bd
Mississippi Masala bd
Double Indemnity 4k
Devil In A Blue Dress 4k (to be shipped)
Raging Bull 4k (to be shipped)
Worst Person in the World bd

You can also purchase movies online to pick up in store. I ordered Crash, Mississippi Masala, and Double Indemnity along with Devil and Raging Bull to be shipped later for free and the three in-stock items were ready to be picked up in less than half an hour. If you have PayPal credit, this is a way to hit the hundred dollar threshold for 6 months no interest by getting a mix of released and forthcoming titles that you know you are going to purchase anyway. I don't feel too bad as I have skipped the past few Criterion sales for the most part.

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Originally Posted by PerryD
Why not the 4K of Okja?
I honestly forgot that there was also a 4K release

I'll probably exchange it at a different store that I'll be near on Friday, assuming they'll still have it in-stock.
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Old 07-07-22, 06:49 PM
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Originally Posted by hariseldon
My advice is to get a decent UHD player all which should upscale BD to 4K -- something like the Sony 800MkII or Panasonic 420
There aren;t a lot of new BD players anyway (new in box, but most are several year old design) so why not take the option of being able to do real 4K too. Unless tyou;re buying used or looking
for a region free version, the UHS players aren't even that much more expensive.
What you describe is exactly what I'm looking for. Although we do have another 4K TV and a few 4K discs from multi-disc combos, I haven't really checked into any UHD players. Thanks for the recommendations.
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Re: B&N - 50% off Criterion Sale

Should not have stopped again but:

Okja
Rumblefish
T tu mama
Tree of Life
All blu ray-

btw- Uncut Gems- LOVED IT-
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Re: B&N - 50% off Criterion Sale

Fixed my mistake from earlier in the week and exchanged the BD copy of Okja I bought for the 4K release
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Re: B&N - 50% off Criterion Sale

Originally Posted by asianxcore
Fixed my mistake from earlier in the week and exchanged the BD copy of Okja I bought for the 4K release
What's funny is that you still get that BD included with the 4K of Okja.
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Originally Posted by Why So Blu?
What's funny is that you still get that BD included with the 4K of Okja.


I was thinking about that yesterday when I was at a different B&N exchanging discs.
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Re: B&N - 50% off Criterion Sale

This morning I purchased five more online to pick up in store and they had them ready to pick up in less than fifteen minutes. I just have to go up there and get them. One of them is The Red Shoes 4k. I'll update my list when I actually get them in hand and home. Raging Bull 4k is on the way and Devil In A Blue Dress 4k will come soon.
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I went back for an online order:

The Red Shoes 4K
Shaft 4K
Double Indemnity 4K
Le Circle Rouge 4K
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Re: B&N - 50% off Criterion Sale

Here is my updated list:
Citizen Kane 4k

Shaft 4k
Pink Flamingos bd
Okja 4k
Menace II Society 4k
Piano 4k
Uncut Gems 4k
Virgin Suicides 4k
Smooth Talk bd
Crash bd
Mississippi Masala bd
Double Indemnity 4k
Devil In A Blue Dress 4k (to be shipped)
Raging Bull 4k
Worst Person in the World bd
The Red Shoes 4k
One Night in Miami bd
Memories of Murder bd
Damned bd
Round Midnight bd
The Celebration bd
Tampopo bd
Drive My Car bd (Pre-ordered)
In the Realm of the Senses bd
World of Wong Kar Wai bd


Edit: Making up for missed sales.

Also, my replacement copies for my bronzed/rotted Criterion titles are supposed to arrive today.

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I was thinking about getting Devil in a Blue Dress. But it’s on HBO Max right now and I haven’t seen it in over 20 years. Probably around 1996 or 1997. I’m going to watch it first on HBO Max and then see if it’s worth owning. I don’t recall anything about it.
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It's very good. The only bad part of it is it didn't take off at the box office and become a recurring vehicle for Denzel Washington as Easy Rawlins. Walter Mosley's novels are superb.
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I ordered one more title and that will be it for me this go around. Got Videodrome. I actually have the Arrow Region B version, but read that it's missing some of the bonus features from the Criterion.

I'm going to pass on Devil in a Blue Dress for now. I don't need it that bad and will wait for a future sale.

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