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Old 09-14-05, 09:49 PM
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Fox Studio Classics and Film Noir Amazon.com Exclusives

Amazon.com has listed 2 sets that are exclusive to this online retailer. One set is for the Fox Film Noir Collection and the other is for the Fox Studio Classics Collection. There isn't enough description yet, but both are released on Nov 1 and it comes to $8.00 per disc.

Here are the links:

Fox Film Noir - $74.99:
http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/AS...B91N3I/dvdtalk

Fox Studio Classics - $299.99:
http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/AS...B91N38/dvdtalk

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Old 09-14-05, 09:57 PM
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Great! Any idea what films they're including in the Studio Classics set, and why they're charging $299.99 for it? Maybe it's because it's every film Fox ever released?
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37 discs so its $8.10 a disc. I've been buying the ones I want for around $7.50 so I'll pass on the whole set.
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37 discs so its $8.10 a disc. I've been buying the ones I want for around $7.50 so I'll pass on the whole set.

Same here.

I wonder how successful they are with these "exclusive" bundles that actually contain nothing that is exclusive to Amazon.
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Originally Posted by Dr. Calamari
Great! Any idea what films they're including in the Studio Classics set, and why they're charging $299.99 for it? Maybe it's because it's every film Fox ever released?

look at the cast list and it has all the movie titles within (for both sets)
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Warner Classics Mega Collection $1999.49 (198 titles, 273 discs)

How about this? Anyone dare to try this?

Warner Classics Mega Collection
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Old 09-15-05, 08:38 AM
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Nope, already own all of them. jk

But I do own alot of them.
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I already own 95% of the Fox Studio Classic and Film Noir collections.
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Old 09-15-05, 03:49 PM
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The Warner Mega Set:
42nd Street Freaks Objective Burma
Adventures of Robin Hood, The: Special Edition Friendly Persuasion Ocean's 11 (1960)
Advise and Consent Fury On the Town
Alice Adams Gaslight Operation Pacific
An American in Paris Giant 2-Disc SE Out of the Past
The Americanization of Emily Gigi Petrified Forest
Anchors Aweigh Glass Bottom Boat Philadelphia Story Two-Disc SE
Angels with Dirty Faces Gold Rush, The Please Don't Eat the Daisies
Anna Christie Gone with the Wind 4-Disc Edition Possessed '47
Anna Karenina Goodbye Mr. Chips The Prince and the Pauper
Annie Get Your Gun Grand Hotel The Prince and the Showgirl
Asphalt Jungle, The Great Dictator, The Private Lives of Elizabeth & Essex
Bachelor and the Bobby Soxer, The Great Ziegfeld Public Enemy
Bad Day at Black Rock Gun Crazy Queen Christina
The Band Wagon Two-Disc SE Gunga Din Random Harvest
The Barkleys of Broadway Harvey Girls, The Rebel without a Cause Two-Disc SE
Bells are Ringing High Sierra Rio Bravo
Ben Hur 4-Disc Edition Horror of Dracula The Roaring '20s
The Big Sleep House of Wax (1953) Robin and the Seven Hoods
Billy Rose's Jumbo Humoresque Scaramouche
Blackboard Jungle Hunchback of Notre Dame 1939 The Sea Chase
Blood Alley I Am a Fugitive from a Chain Gang The Sea Hawk
Born to Kill I Confess Searchers, The
Boys Town I Remember Mama Set-up, The (1949)
Bridgadoon In the Good Old Summertime Shall We Dance (1937)
Bringing Up Baby Two-Disc SE Jezebel Shop Around the Corner
Butterfield 8 Key Largo Show Boat
Camille Kid, The Singing' in the Rain
Captain Blood Kim Son of Lassie
Casablanca 2-Disc SE King in New York/Woman in Paris, A Stage Door
Cat on a Hot Tin Roof King Kong 2-Disc SE Stage Fright
Chaplin Revue King of Kings Stagecoach
Christmas Carol 1938 Lassie Come Home The Star (1953)
Christmas in Connecticut 1945 Libeled Lady Star is Born, A (1954)
The Cincinnati Kid Limelight Story of Sea Biscuit
Circus, The Little Caesar Strangers on a Train: Special Edition
Citizen Kane 2-Disc SE Love Finds Andy Hardy Suspicion
City Lights Love in the Afternoon Swing Time
Clash By Night Love Me or Leave Me Take Me Out to the Ballgame
Courage of Lassie Lullaby of Broadway Tall in the Saddle
Cowboys, The The Maltese Falcon Tarzan Collection
Crossfire The Master of Ballantrae Taste the Blood of Dracula
Curse of Frankenstein, The Mata Hari TCM Archives: Buster Keaton
The Damned Don't Cry McQ TCM Archives: Lon Chaney
Dark Passage Mildred Pierce That's Entertainment I
Dark Victory Mister Roberts That's Entertainment II
Day at the Races, A Modern Times That's Entertainment III
Days of Wine and Roses Monsieur Verdoux Them!
Designing Woman Mr. & Mrs. Smith (1941) They Died with their Boots on
Destination Tokyo Mr. Blandings Builds His Dream House They Drive By Night
Dial M for Murder Mr. Skeffington The Thin Man Collection
Dillinger Mrs. Miniver To Be or Not to Be
Dinner at Eight Mummy, The (1959) To Have and Have Not
Doctor Zhivago 2-Disc S Murder, My Sweet Top Hat
Dodge City Mutiny on the Bounty 1935 The Train Robbers
Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde My Fair Lady 2-Disc SE Treasure of the Sierra Madre, The: Special Edition
Dracula Has Risen From the Grave My Favorite Wife The Unsinkable Molly Brown
East of Eden Two-Disc SE Narrow Margin Where The Boys Are
Easter Parade Two-Disc SE National Velvet White Heat
Face in the Crowd Never So Few Wizard of Oz, The
Father of the Bride Night and Day The Women
Finian's Rainbow Night at the Opera, A The Wrong Man
Follow the Fleet Night in Casablanca, A Yankee Doodle Dandy: Special Edition
For Me and My Gal Ninotchka The Yearling
Foreign Correspondent North By Northwest Young Man with a Horn
Frankenstein Must Be Destroyed Now Voyager Ziegfeld Girl

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The Fox Studio Classics set seems to be made up of the classics that were on sale at Best Buy last week in the 5 for $35 sale.
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The Fox Studio Classics set seems to be made up of the classics that were on sale at Best Buy last week in the 5 for $35 sale.
i wish they would do that instore...shipping was killer
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i wish they would do that instore...shipping was killer
Yeah, that's what stopped me from buying any of them. I had a large list made up, and I started selecting "in-store pickup" and almost all of them were unavailable anywhere in a 90-minute driving radius. So I went to the checkout to see how much the shipping would be and promptly cancelled my order.
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Yup, shipping costs (especially after the tax is also added) has killed Best Buy as a source for me - haven't ordered from them ever since their new policy went into effect.

I imagine that for someone fairly new to DVDs, and with a fat checkbook, these Amazon bundles could be quite appealing - and are not a bad deal overall.
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Deep Discount DVD now has the Warner Classic Mega Collection at $1,451.98. $547.51 cheaper than Amazon, but still a lot of cash.

http://www.deepdiscountdvd.com/studi...ainStudioid=17

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Deep Discount DVD now has the Warner Classic Mega Collection at $1,451.98. $547.51 cheaper than Amazon, but still a lot of cash.
Well, it is going to be only $1161.58 during the DDD 20% off sale.
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Well, it is going to be only $1161.58 during the DDD 20% off sale.
Actually, that's an incredibly good price. Doesn't this set contain 200 titles, including a couple of box sets like The Thin Man Collection?
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Old 10-14-05, 01:14 AM
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i'd buy it in an instant for that price, but own way to many titles for it to be a good deal for me
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Actually, that's an incredibly good price. Doesn't this set contain 200 titles, including a couple of box sets like The Thin Man Collection?
Actually contains about 216 separate titles...several box sets included (Tarzan collection, Thin Man collection, etc.). Great deal even at the $1450+ price...this would be outstanding deal if the 20% discount will apply during the anticipated sale, but I'm afraid they will raise the price before then. Can't decide whether to pull the trigger or not (the discount would amount to several hundred dollars' savings). At any rate, this would be a great way for someone to start a classic film collection...nearly all of these are noteworthy movies and a large percentage are 'essentials' for film buffs. Even though we already own many of these titles, might go ahead (can always sell the duplicates and recover my investment on those)...and will get some fine prices on new Ben Hur, etc.
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Old 10-14-05, 10:31 PM
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This set is scheduled to be released 11/22/05 which means that it probably won't ship until the week before at the earliest. Therefore, one could order now to lock in the prsent price ($1450+), and if the 20% sale should start before the price changes or the item ships, one can just cancel and reorder at the $1161 price.
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Originally Posted by Yakuza Bengoshi
This set is scheduled to be released 11/22/05 which means that it probably won't ship until the week before at the earliest. Therefore, one could order now to lock in the prsent price ($1450+), and if the 20% sale should start before the price changes or the item ships, one can just cancel and reorder at the $1161 price.
Yep, that's what I did yesterday...but thanks for the suggestion, Yak (usually I don't have the presence of mind to act rationally). The only problem I can see with this set is being able to return any defective discs (I DON'T plan to watch 216 discs within 30 days!). DDD needs to adjust its return policy for purchases of large quantities of discs.
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