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Old 10-23-07, 05:20 AM
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Universal Classic Box sets on sale at amazon

I had W. C. Fields vol. 2 in my cart and noticed price went down to 28.49.
WC fields vol 1 and marx bros and Preston Sturges sets also available. List any others available...

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$28.49 is a great price on the Preston Sturges set when you consider "Sullivan's Travels" and "The Lady Eve" Criterions are $35.99 each. The 7 movies in that set work out to $4.08 each.

The Marx Brothers set was also dropped from it's previous sale price - it went from $31 to $28.
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Some more titles found:

Alfred Hitchcock - The Masterpiece Collection $57.99
W.C. Fields Comedy Collections V1 & V2/Each $28.49
Marx Bros. Silver Screen Collection $28.49
Preston Sturges - The Filmmaker Collection $28.49
The Gary Cooper Collection $13.49
Mae West - The Glamour Collection $13.49
Marlene Dietrich - The Glamour Collection $13.49
Carole Lombard- The Glamour Collection $13.49
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The Hitchcock Masterpiece collection at $57.99 is a really good price. Assuming another 20% off sale in the future, this would be $67.91 at DD -- so the Amazon price beats that by a whopping $10.

I already own 9 of these 14 titles individually, but I'm very tempted to buy the box set and sell my individual titles to recoup most of the cost. I'm running out of shelf space, and the real estate savings from the box set might be enough to compensate for the 4 or 5 films in the collection that I don't care for as much as the ones I already own.
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I remember paying $60+ for the Marx set at DDD during one of its sales.
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Was going to pick up the Sturges and Hitchcock set in the DDD Sale but these prices blow the potential sale price away, thanks for the tip!
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W.C. Fields Vol 2 for me and a fine spot. Thanks!

The Cecil B. DeMille Collection is also $28.49, but I noted Amazon Marketplace sellers offering it for ridiculously low prices ($13.97 seems to be popular) - unless, of course, that's the Koch box that arrives on the mat...
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Cary Grant: Screen Legend Collection (Big Brown Eyes / Kiss and Make Up / Thirty Day Princess / Wedding Present / Wings in the Dark) $13.49

John Wayne - An American Icon Collection (Seven Sinners/ The Shepherd of the Hills/ Pittsburgh/ The Conqueror/ Jet Pilot) $13.49

The James Stewart Hollywood Legend Collection (Vertigo / Rear Window / Harvey / Winchester '73 / Destry Rides Again) $28.49

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James Stewart: Screen Legend Collection (Shenandoah / The Glenn Miller Story / Thunder Bay / You Gotta Stay Happy / Next Time, We Love) $13.49

John Wayne: Screen Legend Collection (Reap the Wild Wind / Rooster Cogburn / The Hellfighters / The War Wagon / The Spoilers) $13.49

Bing Crosby: Screen Legend Collection (Double or Nothing / East Side of Heaven / Here Come the Waves / If I Had My Way / Waikiki Wedding) $13.49

Rock Hudson Screen Legend Collection (The Golden Blade / Has Anybody Seen My Gal? / The Last Sunset / The Spiral Road / A Very Special Favor) $13.49
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I never did get around to picking up the Hitchcock Masterpieice Collection as I still own the initial Volumes 1 and 2. Let me be sure though - the two sets have the same exact extras correct? There is really no reason not to "upgrade" my set is there?

Thanks.
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Originally Posted by AmonTwin
I never did get around to picking up the Hitchcock Masterpieice Collection as I still own the initial Volumes 1 and 2. Let me be sure though - the two sets have the same exact extras correct? There is really no reason not to "upgrade" my set is there?
I think those initial volumes have non-anamorphic DVDs of Vertigo and Psycho, but the Masterpiece Collection has anamorphic versions of them.
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Many thanks to OP. These will make some nice gifts this holiday season.
Between this and the Barnes and Noble deal I suspect I will have little if anything to order during a certain upcoming 20% sale if it happens.
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Is there a single page at Amazon listing all these?
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Already have four of the titles in the Hitchcock set, but for that price I'll bite. Bit leery of the double-sided discs for the Dietrich set, but $13.99 for five films is a steal. Thanks OP. Also, anyone who doesen't own the Sturges set, I strongly suggest you pick it up. No one wrote better comedic dialogue then Preston Sturges.

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Damn, I just went through my collection and it seems I have six of the 'cock titles already. It'll be a chore to sell them off for less than 10 bucks a piece to make up for some of the cost of the set.
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Originally Posted by kenbuzz
Is there a single page at Amazon listing all these?
Univseral Sale
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Oh wow, I don't have the money for this but I have to get the Sturges at that price.
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Originally Posted by moonraker
The Hitchcock Masterpiece collection at $57.99 is a really good price. Assuming another 20% off sale in the future, this would be $67.91 at DD -- so the Amazon price beats that by a whopping $10.
I already own 9 of these 14 titles individually, but I'm very tempted to buy the box set and sell my individual titles to recoup most of the cost. I'm running out of shelf space, and the real estate savings from the box set might be enough to compensate for the 4 or 5 films in the collection that I don't care for as much as the ones I already own.
I placed my order for the Hitchcock set within minutes of reading this post. Thanks a ton!! I was looking forward to the DD sale for this set alone.
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The Sturges set at that price is a no-brainer. Sold!
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57.99 Alfred Hitchcock - The Masterpiece Collection (Psycho / Vertigo / Rear Window / The Birds / Shadow of a Doubt / Family Plot / Frenzy / The Man Who Knew Too Much / Marnie / Rope / Saboteur / Topaz / Torn Curtain / The Trouble with Harry)
14.99 Ben Stiller Collection (Meet the Parents - Special Edition/Mystery Men/Reality Bites/Along Came Polly) (1999)
13.49 Bing Crosby: Screen Legend Collection (Double or Nothing / East Side of Heaven / Here Come the Waves / If I Had My Way / Waikiki Wedding) (1937)
14.49 Boris Karloff Collection, The (Tower of London / The Black Castle / The Climax / The Strange Door / Night Key) (1939)
13.49 Carole Lombard - The Glamour Collection (Hands Across the Table/ Love Before Breakfast/ Man of the World/ The Princess Comes Across/ True Confession/ We're Not Dressing) (1935)
13.49 Cary Grant: Screen Legend Collection (Big Brown Eyes / Kiss and Make Up / Thirty Day Princess / Wedding Present / Wings in the Dark) (1936)
28.49 Cecil B. DeMille Collection, The (Cleopatra/ The Crusades/ Four Frightened People/ Sign of the Cross/ Union Pacific) (1939)
14.99 Chucky Collection, The (Bride Of Chucky/Child's Play 2/Child's Play 3) (1991)
13.49 Deanna Durbin Sweetheart Pack (Three Smart Girls / Something In the Wind / First Love / It Started with Eve / Can't Help Singing / Lady on a Train) (1939)
14.99 Denzel Washington Spotlight Collection
13.49 Doors Collection, The (Collector's Edition) (1985)
13.49 Gary Cooper Collection, The (Design for Living / The Lives of a Bengal Lancer / Peter Ibbetson / The General Died at Dawn / Beau Geste) (1939)
28.49 James Stewart Hollywood Legend Collection, The (Vertigo / Rear Window / Harvey / Winchester '73 / Destry Rides Again) (1950)
13.49 James Stewart: Screen Legend Collection (Shenandoah / The Glenn Miller Story / Thunder Bay / You Gotta Stay Happy / Next Time, We Love) (1936)
13.49 John Wayne - An American Icon Collection (Seven Sinners/ The Shepherd of the Hills/ Pittsburgh/ The Conqueror/ Jet Pilot) (1957)
13.49 John Wayne: Screen Legend Collection (Reap the Wild Wind / Rooster Cogburn / The Hellfighters / The War Wagon / The Spoilers) (1975)
13.49 Jurassic Park Adventure Pack (Jurassic Park/ The Lost World: Jurassic Park/ Jurassic Park III) (2001)
13.49 Mae West - The Glamour Collection (Go West Young Man/ Goin' To Town/ I'm No Angel/ My Little Chickadee/ Night After Night) (1936)
13.49 Marlene Dietrich - The Glamour Collection (Morocco/ Blonde Venus/ The Devil Is a Woman/ Flame of New Orleans/ Golden Earrings) (1941)
13.49 Marlon Brando 4-Movie Collection (The Ugly American / The Appaloosa / A Countess from Hong Kong / The Night of the Following Day) (1963)
28.49 Marx Brothers Silver Screen Collection, The (The Cocoanuts / Animal Crackers / Monkey Business / Horse Feathers / Duck Soup) (1930)
14.99 Michael J. Fox Comedy Favorites Collection
13.49 Pirates of the Golden Age Movie Collection (Against All Flags / Buccaneer's Girl / Yankee Buccaneer / Double Crossbones) (1950)
28.49 Preston Sturges - The Filmmaker Collection (Sullivan's Travels/The Lady Eve/The Palm Beach Story/Hail the Conquering Hero/The Great McGinty/Christmas in July/The Great Moment) (1940)
13.49 Rock Hudson Screen Legend Collection (The Golden Blade / Has Anybody Seen My Gal? / The Last Sunset / The Spiral Road / A Very Special Favor) (1965)
14.99 Romantic Favorites Collection, The (Bridget Jones - The Edge of Reason / About a Boy / Love Actually / Notting Hill) (1999)
 9.99 Steve Martin - The Wild and Crazy Comedy Collection (Dead Men Don't Wear Plaid / The Jerk / The Lonely Guy) (1979)
 9.99 Tom Hanks Comedy Favorites Collection, The (The Money Pit / The Burbs / Dragnet) (1989)
28.49 W.C. Fields Comedy Collection (The Bank Dick / My Little Chickadee / You Can't Cheat an Honest Man / It's a Gift / International House) (1934)
28.49 W.C. Fields Comedy Collection, Vol. 2 (The Man on the Flying Trapeze / Never Give A Sucker An Even Break / You're Telling Me! / The Old Fashioned Way / Poppy) (1941)
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Oh man, fantastic price on the Hitchcock set. GET IT!!!
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starecase, mnementh, thanks!

For the two sets that don't explicitly list the movie contents, here's the rundown:
Denzel Washington Spotlight Collection = Inside Man / Hurricane / Bone Collector / Mo' Better Blues
Michael J. Fox Comedy Favorites Collection = Secret Of My Success / Hard Way / For Love Of Money / Greedy
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Thank goodness - I scored the Hitchcock Masterpiece collection for that price! I sold my individual releases last year for money (broke). Now I'm on my feet and getting the remastered versions (according to reviews) for about the same price I sold the originals for! Amazing. I chose free shipping...and always get the goods within a week from Amazon.
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Thanks OP. Grabbed the Hitchcock Masterpiece collection.
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Bought the Sturges collection. Have only seen bits and pieces of his a few of his films. Looking forward to delving into them.

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