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Old 03-10-08, 04:06 PM
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Attention NYC folk: Park Slope HOLLYWOOD VIDEO closing down: All DVDs are ONE DOLLAR!

Wow, I love when DVD stores close down! The Hollywood Video in Park Slope (5th avenue at 8th Street) (take the R to 4th Ave) is closing down. All DVDs are ONE DOLLAR each!!! The store is officially closing this Friday. So get down there and clean it out!!! They still have loads of good stuff there - Hollywood Blockbusters, indie films, foreign films, tons of horror, etc...

This is what I picked up for a total of 20 bucks:

Angel-A (France)
We Don't Live Here Anymore
Antibodies (Germany)
Nothing
As Far As My Feet Will Carry Me (Germany)
Without a Trace (Mexico)
Golden Door (Italy)
Golden Balls (Spain)
2 Days in Paris
The Beautiful Country
The Jolly Boys Last Stand
Dust to Dust (Mexico)
Sound of the Sea (Spain)
Strayed (France)
Prisoners of the Mountains (Russia)
Initial D (Hong Kong)
Dead Man's Shoes
The Red Wolf (Hong Kong)
She Gets What She Wants
The Italian (Russia)
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This is the first time I wish I lived in NYC.
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Are these DVDs new or used?

Are there movies we've heard of?

Any wrestling, per chance?
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I wish I had known last week when i was in NYC - I bet I walked within a block of that store.
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BullGooseLoony, All the DVDs are used. The newer movies are in better shape of course. I think they had a few wrestling titles as I remember..
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UPDATE:

The sale actually started February 20th (not at today's prices, of course) so the stock has been picked at for almost three weeks.

The final deal is actually 80% off, but if you buy 10 or more it's $1.00 each.

As of noon today, there are literally more DVDs in my living room than on their shelves. Everything is located at the very front of the store on about four stands. 90% of the floor space is blocked off and devoid of anything but empty shelving. If you go, allow 2-3 minutes to scan all the titles. You may be able to convince yourself that one or two titles might be worth it, but I can't imagine anyone getting excited anout the endgame of this sale.
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Marty, what did you get? It was like striking gold...

I noticed the closing a week ago when the DVDs were from 7 bucks to 12 bucks. There were some that I held off getting till they reached the 3 dollar mark, and was lucky enough no one snatched them. I went back today and the store is almost empty...
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Originally Posted by marty888
As of noon today, there are literally more DVDs in my living room than on their shelves.
Sadly, I think many of us can say that when compared to most Hollywood Video or Blockbuster stores that are still in business. I know I have more DVD's than my local blockbuster...
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Originally Posted by toddly6666
Marty, what did you get?
Well, I did find four titles I was interested in - The Good Shepherd,The Hoax, Ethan Mau and Happy Birthday. Those four titles @ $2 each would have cost me $8, but since buying 10 or more would then be $1 a DVD, I figured for $2 more I could get another 6 DVDs. Finding 6 more that I even wanted to waste the energy carrying home wasn't easy. Eventually I settled on:

The Mesmerist - Neil Patrick Harris in a tongue-in-cheek adaptation of an Edgar Allen Poe story

Jimmy and Judy- Edward Furlong in a "Natural Born Killers" rip-off

Manufacturing Dissent - a documentary about Michael Moore

Suspicious River - A Tartan Video release of Vancouver Film Festival "Best Film" winner

A Slipping Down Life - Lili Taylor and Guy Pearce

She Creature - Rufus Sewell (Dark City) faces some sort of Stan Winston creature

Can't say I ever heard of any of those last six ... but maybe I'll be pleasantly surprised.
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I am slowly waiting for my local HV to close....they are currently at 50% off. Since ur store is obviously at final clearance, any idea what the % drops are?

so far my store has been dropping aprox 10% per week (begining at 20% then 30%, 40%, and now 50%) What should i expect? 60%, 70%, 80%? or is there any bigger jumps I can expect?
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Originally Posted by cheapbrass
I am slowly waiting for my local HV to close....
Is the location of your local HV a secret you are closely guarding?

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