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kenbuzz 05-01-08 01:42 PM

International HD DVD Clearance Sale Thread
 
Old thread: http://forum.dvdtalk.com/showthread.php?t=527181

With the closure of the HD DVD clearance sale thread over in HD Talk, it was recommended that we start a new thread that is focused on International clearance sales. But one of the mods wanted the thread out of HD Talk, so I'm starting it over here in DVD Bargains.

Of course, if it should be in International DVD, or Hot Deals, or wherever, I'm certain a mod will transmorgrify this thread and stick it where it belongs. :)

I'll kick this off with the current status of the ezyDVD.com.au and dvd.co.uk clearance sales. Check next post.

PS - HD DVDs are NOT region coded. Any HD DVD bought anywhere in the world can play on an HD DVD player bought anywhere else in the world.

kenbuzz 05-01-08 01:42 PM

ezyDVD.com.au HD-DVD Clearance Sale
 
http://www.ezydvd.com.au/g/i/l/ezy_black_cropped.jpg
http://www.ezydvd.com.au/g/i/s/hd_cl...romobanner.jpg

Last Update: 1030 EDT, Jul 18th

http://www.ezydvd.com.au/main/promo_hd.zml

Sets w/flat rate shipping
Star Trek TOS S1 (HD/SD Combo) AU$45.30 + AU$20 s/h = US$63.70

Individual Titles (see shipping below)

AU$1.82= US$1.75
Harry Potter 5 - Order of the Phoenix

AU$22.57= US$22.00
Queen - Rock Montreal & Live Aid

International Shipping
1 = AU$5.50 = US$5.35
2 = AU$9.50 = US$9.25

The prices shown in AU$ are adjusted to remove GST. The conversion into US$ is based on the current exchange rate (AU$1.00 = US$0.97525, 7/18/08), and are rounded to the nearest US$0.05.

HockeyMan2000 05-01-08 01:44 PM

Probably a bit too late on this...Mediadis.com had a great sale with all of the Studio Canal titles at 9 Euros, but it's over. Most of the Ezydvd titles are gone too, though a few of them are left.

kenbuzz 05-01-08 01:48 PM

http://www.dvd.co.uk/images/logo.jpg
http://www.dvd.co.uk/images/landingp...for10HDDVD.gif

It's been a 2 weeks since the last update to DVD.uk's HD-DVD clearance inventory. All titles that are available as part of their 2-for-10 sale are shown below. There's a 1.00 shipping charge per DVD for international orders, so the total cost for 2 titles is 12. The current exchange rate is 1.00 = $1.9818 (8/1/08), so these are all approximately $11.90 per title (rounded to the nearest $0.05), provided you buy an even number of them. If you want just one title, they are are priced at 6.95 apiece, which works out to approximately $15.80 shipped.

Note: Some titles (most notably Corpse Bride) have a 2 shipping charge instead of the regular 1 charge. I do not know why.

Here's the link: http://www.dvd.co.uk/landingpage_691.htm

Changes in RED

Last Updated: 1300 EDT, Aug 1st

16 Blocks
2 Fast 2 Furious
300
40 Year Old Virgin
American Gangster
American Werewolf In London
Ant Bully
Apollo 13
Atonement
Backdraft
Batman Begins
Beerfest
Big Lebowski
Blade Runner - The Final Cut
Blazing Saddles
Blood Diamond
Born On The Fourth Of July
Bourne Supremacy, The
Bullitt
Carlitos Way
Casino
<strike>Charlie And The Chocolate Factory</strike>
<strike>Constantine</strike>
Corpse Bride
Cowboys
Dantes Peak
Daylight
Doom
Dragonheart
<strike>Enter The Dragon</strike>
Evan Almighty
Fast And The Furious
Fearless
Firewall
Flags Of Our Fathers
Frighteners
Full Metal Jacket - Definitive Edition
Full Metal Jacket
Game
Getaway
Good Shepherd
Goodfellas (SE)
Happy Feet
Harry Potter 1 - Sorceror's Stone
Harry Potter 2 - Chamber of Secrets
Harry Potter 3 - Prisoner of Azkaban
Harry Potter 4 - Goblet of Fire
Harry Potter 5 - Order of the Phoenix
Hitcher
Holiday
Host
Hot Fuzz
House Of Wax
Hulk
I Now Pronounce You Chuck & Larry
Inside Man
Jarhead
King Kong (2005)
<strike>Kiss Kiss Bang Bang</strike>
Lady In The Water
<strike>Lake House</strike>
Last Samurai
Led Zeppelin - The Song Remains The Same
Lethal Weapon
Letters From Iwo Jima
License To Wed
Mad Max 2 - The Road Warrior
March Of The Penguins
Mercury Rising
Miami Vice
Mr Beans Holiday
Music And Lyrics
National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation
No Reservations
Out Of Sight
<strike>Pan's Labyrinth</strike>
Poseidon
Purple Rain
Ray
Reaping
Red Dragon
Rio Bravo
Rumor Has It
Searchers (SE)
Serenity
Shaun Of The Dead
Skeleton Key
Spartacus
Superman - The Movie (SE)
Superman Returns
<strike>Syriana</strike>
Thing (John Carpenter's)
TMNT: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2007)
<strike>Training Day</strike>
Tremors
Troy
Twenty Thousand Streets Under The Sky
Unforgiven
V For Vendetta
Waterworld
<strike>Wolf Creek</strike>
<strike>Wyatt Earp</strike>

kenbuzz 05-01-08 01:50 PM

I'll doublecheck the status of the ezyDVD.au and DVD.uk sales and will try to keep the above posts updated... at least on a weekly basis. This will help keep things in one place and make them easy to find (I hope!)

Bob_F1 05-01-08 02:16 PM

Just as a quick pricing correction, the shipping and handling charge for the Battlestar Galactica set shipped to the US is 3 pounds, not 1 pound. That results in a total of 17.99 pounds.

When I ordered this set on May 1st from dvd.co.uk, I estimated that the 17.99 pound total would be equivalent to $35.70. I've since checked my credit card statement and the actual billed price was $36.53.

kenbuzz 05-01-08 02:22 PM

Is that the one with the Sigourney Weaver commentary or Robert Attenbourough?

I kid, I kid! Thanks for the heads' up!

kenbuzz 05-02-08 12:14 PM

Updated DVD.uk

Now OOS
Doom
Evan Almighty
Fast And The Furious
Fearless
I Now Pronounce You Chuck And Larry
Kingdom

New Titles
Elizabeth: The Golden Age

kenbuzz 05-02-08 12:23 PM

Updated ezyDVD.au

Now OOS
None

New Titles
Doom
Harry Potter 3
Harry Potter 1-5 Bundle
Italian Job
Jarhead
King Kong

GogoTheMimic 05-02-08 01:16 PM

A bunch of amazon.com prices just moved up and down. Most of them were less than $1 difference although Old School and Anchorman both moved back to $11.xx

digitalG 05-02-08 05:33 PM

Hopefully slezy dvd put Heroes back up for 35 aud.

Harry Potter set was oos for a few days but they put it back up. Star Trek was 69 but they have increased it back to the orig sale price of 99.

HistoryProf 05-02-08 10:14 PM

bit on the HP set from EzyDVD finally. will see if it's actually shippable.

Flynn 05-03-08 08:18 AM

Thanks for starting this thread. Will be checking back often. Have already placed and received one order from Ezydvd and it took approx a week and a half for the shipment to get to me. Was satisfied!

BKenn01 05-03-08 08:42 AM

Arent HD dvd manufactured in different regions also?

speedyray 05-03-08 11:06 AM


Originally Posted by BKenn01
Arent HD dvd manufactured in different regions also?

HD DVD was not region coded - all HD DVD are playable on all machines

Gizmo 05-03-08 01:42 PM


Originally Posted by speedyray
HD DVD was not region coded - all HD DVD are playable on all machines

This should be BOLDED and put in RED at the top of the OP.

Jah-Wren Ryel 05-03-08 05:18 PM

If a person were saavy enough to understand DVD region coding in the first place and enough of an early adopter to have bought a HD-DVD player, then they probably already knew that HD-DVD didn't include region coding.

I'm going to go out on a limb and guess that BKenn01 does not own a HD-DVD player.

DVD Polizei 05-03-08 06:19 PM

Why does it matter if someone does not know if HD DVDs are region-free. It's a perfectly good question, and I wouldn't fault the poster for it.

Fault the fucking industry for even having a region system in the first place. If we didn't have one, we wouldn't have questions like this.

digitalG 05-04-08 10:44 AM


Originally Posted by DVD Polizei
Why does it matter if someone does not know if HD DVDs are region-free. It's a perfectly good question, and I wouldn't fault the poster for it.

Fault the fucking industry for even having a region system in the first place. If we didn't have one, we wouldn't have questions like this.

I agree.

Possibly the destruction of HD-DVD was no region coding. Blu Ray knew this and toke advantage.

DirkBelig 05-04-08 11:41 AM


Originally Posted by digitalG
Possibly the destruction of HD-DVD was no region coding. Blu Ray knew this and toke advantage.

Wrong! The STUDIOS hated the lack of region-coding because it interfered with their desire to control when the public would have access to their content. When you want to deny one region a title for months, it doesn't work when people can import it from another region and watch it in HD before it's even in theaters. Combined with their blind hope that BD+ would be uncrackable they decided to go with Blu-ray. The studios chose the most anti-consumer format and it's sort of ironic that after they've killed the low-cost, user-friendly format, the public isn't rewarding them by stocking up on expensive BDs.

Gizmo 05-04-08 12:05 PM


Originally Posted by digitalG
I agree.

Possibly the destruction of HD-DVD was no region coding. Blu Ray knew this and toke advantage.

No... it could have been implemented at any time if the studios wished. The only issues it caused was a few Newline releases not coming out on HD DVD (only on Blu-ray when they were still neutral) because the movies have not yet releases theatrically overseas. The movies were still crap (3:10 to Yuma, Hairspray, Rush Hour 3). Otherwise it was great for people that wanted a cheaper HD solution then Blu-ray and simply imported the "Blu-ray exclusive" titles for roughly the same price as the USA counterpart.

PopcornTreeCt 05-04-08 05:02 PM

Warner doesn't region code their HD DVD or Blu-rays either.

digitalG 05-04-08 08:44 PM


Originally Posted by DirkBelig
Wrong! The STUDIOS hated the lack of region-coding because it interfered with their desire to control when the public would have access to their content. When you want to deny one region a title for months, it doesn't work when people can import it from another region and watch it in HD before it's even in theaters. Combined with their blind hope that BD+ would be uncrackable they decided to go with Blu-ray. The studios chose the most anti-consumer format and it's sort of ironic that after they've killed the low-cost, user-friendly format, the public isn't rewarding them by stocking up on expensive BDs.

100 kudos for you well done.

kenbuzz 05-05-08 08:58 AM


Originally Posted by GizmoDVD
This should be BOLDED and put in RED at the top of the OP.

I can do that - it's EASY!

kenbuzz 05-05-08 09:10 AM

Updated ezyDVD.au

Now OOS
Casino
Doom
Jarhead
Mighty Heart
Mummy Returns

New Titles
None

Price Changes
None

kenbuzz 05-05-08 09:18 AM

Updated DVD.uk

Now OOS
American Gangster
Backdraft
Holiday

New Titles
Doom
Evan Almighty
Fearless
Hot Fuzz
I Now Pronounce You Chuck & Larry

IMO, Fearless + Hot Fuzz make a nice 2-for-10 combo, as would either title plus Elizabeth: The Golden Age. If I didn't already have them, I'd be jumping at this price.

HistoryProf 05-05-08 08:45 PM

for those leery of using EzyDVD, i continue to be incredibly impressed. received 3 orders today - ordered between 6 and 9 days ago. single titles were in envelopes protected by a cardboard sleeve, the other order of 3 came in a box.

So out of 7 or 8 orders, i've yet to wait longer than 8 days to receive them...and all have arrived in perfect shape.

Moopher 05-05-08 10:14 PM

My order for the 5 Harry Potter Movies from EzyDVD was awesome, for the second time I got my order within 10 days, this time it only took about 8 days all together. It's worth it to order from them...while you still can that is.

Bob_F1 05-06-08 09:22 AM


Originally Posted by kenbuzz
....In addition to this 2-for-10 sale, several other non-twofer HD DVD titles of interest that are either unavailable in the US or are available for much less overseas than domestically. Some of those include:

Battlestar Galactica S1 - 14.99 + 1.00 s/h = $31.60 shipped

Just as a quick pricing correction, the shipping and handling charge for the Battlestar Galactica set shipped to the US is 3 pounds, not 1 pound. That results in a total of 17.99 pounds.

When I ordered this set last week from dvd.co.uk, I estimated that the 17.99 pound total would be equivalent to $35.70. I've since checked my credit card statement and the actual billed price was $36.53.

dlinke01 05-06-08 09:30 AM

Hey, does anyone know if Miami Vice on HD at ezydvd is the theatrical cut or the director's cut? Thanks in advance.

Randy Miller III 05-06-08 09:35 AM


Originally Posted by brizz
for those leery of using EzyDVD, i continue to be incredibly impressed. received 3 orders today - ordered between 6 and 9 days ago. single titles were in envelopes protected by a cardboard sleeve, the other order of 3 came in a box.

So out of 7 or 8 orders, i've yet to wait longer than 8 days to receive them...and all have arrived in perfect shape.

Eh, I thought they were OK. The shipping time (+/- 10 days) is good enough, but the HD-DVDs I ordered were packaged in an unpadded cardboard sleeve. Both arrived as floaters and one of the inner hubs was broken. Very very minor damage to the discs---and they played OK, but it was a pain to hunt down replacement cases. Customer support acknowledged my problem but didn't do much else. :(

Jenx56 05-06-08 10:06 AM

I ordered Battlestar Galactica Season 1 from an Amazon UK Marketplace seller (Chartbusters UK) and received it in just a week (ordered Sunday, delivered on Monday). Price was 13.53 pounds plus 3.08 shipping ($34.04 charged to my credit card). Shipped in a padded envelope, so the outer box sustained some corner damage, but the discs were in perfect shape. Chartbusters has since lowered their price to 12.98 pounds.

kenbuzz 05-06-08 11:09 AM

Jen: What was the product packaging for the UK version? Is it like the US packaging, the Aussie packaging, or something different?

US (one big fold-out):
http://g-ecx.images-amazon.com/image...d25c6110.L.jpg

Australia (two keepcases in a slipcase):
http://img396.imageshack.us/img396/3...0900hn2.th.jpg http://img229.imageshack.us/img229/8...0902zn0.th.jpg

kenbuzz 05-06-08 11:24 AM

Updated ezyDVD.au

Now OOS
Harry Potter 2
Harry Potter 1-5 Bundle
Italian Job

New Titles
None

Price Changes
None

kenbuzz 05-06-08 11:29 AM

updated DVD.co.uk ..... no changes

Jenx56 05-06-08 11:31 AM

Something different. The UK packaging is almost identical to the Heroes Season 1 set in the U.S., cardboard fold-out, three discs on each side from the center. Each disc sits in hard plastic. I got the UK version because (along with cheapest price), I had read reports of U.S. discs being scratched during manufacturing and the Aussie case being damaged in shipment. I was disappointed that my outer cardboard packaging was a litttle beat up in shipment (reminds me of a lot of TV sets I bought from Buy.com during the Google checkout sale (laugh) ), but I'm not a stickler on that and I'm happy to have the discs at that price. And as I said earlier, the discs made it through in perfect shape.

iamiam 05-06-08 06:49 PM

Amazon.ca has Star Trek Season 1 HD DVD for $50CDN

if you are starting new account you can use the coupon MAPNEWNCSAVE for 10 off 40. Thanks to g.

steelpotato 05-06-08 11:21 PM


Originally Posted by iamiam
Amazon.ca has Star Trek Season 1 HD DVD for $50CA

NICE deal, thanks. I need to save for a blu-ray player at the mo, but that is pretty hard to pass up :)...

g 05-07-08 12:17 AM

Thanks for deal on star trek.
if you are starting new account you can use the coupon MAPNEWNCSAVE for 10 off 40.

kenbenobi 05-07-08 10:05 AM


Originally Posted by iamiam
Amazon.ca has Star Trek Season 1 HD DVD for $50CA

I have the SD version already. Is this a worthy upgrade for $50 (the coupon basically makes the shipping free)?


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