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Old 07-14-08, 08:36 AM
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Hot!!! B1G1 Offer on Criterion titles at DD (Starts 7/16 and ends 7/29)

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Starts on 7/16 as per the title of the page (possibly)

Buy 1 movie from the select list of titles below and receive 1 of equal or lesser value free. When purchasing multiple movies you will be charged for the higher priced items and those of equal or lesser value will be at no charge. Cannot be combined with any other offers. Prices are subject to change. Offer Ends 7/29/08 at 11:59pm CST Donít see your discount? Type in promotion code : B1G1CRITE0807 at checkout


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Old 07-14-08, 08:47 AM
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Wow, nice deal.

I just wish DVDPlanet would offer the same thing since I have so much credit there.
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Great deal... too bad I can't think of any Criterions that I want that I don't already have
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Is criterions release of Blu-Ray the big reason for this sale??

If yes, then probably it would be a good idea for all of us BR collectors to wait for their favorite criterions to be released on BR instead of double dipping.

Which brings another thought: Are extras be the only reason people would go for Criterion BR discs? Because the quality of, say, The Superhero Movie released on BR will be the same as Autumn Sonata!!!!
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Is criterions release of Blu-Ray the big reason for this sale??
Quiet possible and Janus is also going to release barebone editions very soon!
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Vampyr comes out on July 22, I was going to grab this anyway. Now what to get with it?
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Damn.

There's an enormous amount of Criterion DVDs that I still want - but the 20% off sale pretty much drained my DVD budget for the summer.

Still, I'll probably buy a few once the code goes active.
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$32.39/$32.36, is that their regular price on $39.95 MSRP's?
Seems kinda high, more than most everyone else...?
I was a little more excited about this until I saw that. Still might find something though, thanks.
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While I'm excited for the sale, I'm a bit annoyed because I was going to list a whole batch of Criterions for sale on the Exchange forum this morning. Now, I don't think I can sell them for what I initially priced them at.

So, instead of making some money and reducing the size of my collection, I'm probably going to end up buying more DVDs from this sale... Oh, the irony!
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Old 07-14-08, 10:02 AM
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$32.39/$32.36, is that their regular price on $39.95 MSRP's?
Seems kinda high, more than most everyone else...?
I was a little more excited about this until I saw that. Still might find something though, thanks.
Yes, they do seem to have raised their prices on Criterions in the past few weeks - possibly in anticipation of the sale (though, no, I couldn't prove that's why they did it.)

But even at those prices - it's still a great deal.

Let's do some math (it's fun!):

Buying "Tokyo Story" and "Early Summer" (regular price of $25.97 at DVD Planet) during the 20% off sale would cost $41.55, at an average of $20.77 per DVD. Buying them during this sale would cost you $32.39 ($9.16 less than DVD Planet), for an average of $16.19 per DVD (a savings of $4.58 per disc.) And DVD Planet has been raising their prices on the newer Criterion releases - so buying, say, "Mon Oncle Antoine" and "Before the Rain" here would be an even better savings over DVD Planet.

Buying two lower-tier titles (say, "The Flowers of St. Francis" and "Boudu Saved from Drowning") from DVD Planet (usually priced at $19.47) during the 20% off sale would cost you $31.15, for an average of $15.57 per DVD. Buying them here would cost you $24.29 (a savings of $6.86 over DVD Planet's sale price) - an average of $12.14 per disc (a savings of $3.43 per disc.)

Which is about the cheapest I've ever seen them. (And if only DVD Planet would duplicate the sale - it'd pretty much be the deal of the century.)

And that's probably more detailed than anybody wanted - buy hey, I'm bored.

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Note that it says "select list" which probably means it won't be all, or even close to all, Criterions.

Edit: Nevermind, I clicked the link. Seems to be a pretty good selection.
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Note that it says "select list" which probably means it won't be all, or even close to all, Criterions.

Edit: Nevermind, I clicked the link. Seems to be a pretty good selection.
That's what I thought just reading the post but if you look at the link it has the list. If it's not all Criterions it is most definitely the majority of them.
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Old 07-14-08, 11:01 AM
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C'mon DVDPlanet!
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C'mon DVDPlanet!
With their lower Criterion prices, coupons, and FBP that would be the ultimate sale.
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Seven Samurai is still $40? If it was listed at $32, I would have picked it and something else out.

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Old 07-14-08, 11:33 AM
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Seven Samurai is still $40? If it was listed at $32, I would have picked it and something else out.

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seven samurai has an MSRP of $50. if you did get it and something else, that would be $20 each. $20 for Seven Samurai is a ridiculously great value.
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Boy, am I stupid. I couldn't figure out why the code wouldn't work until I looked at the 1st post again and realized that it doesn't start until Wednesday. Doh!

I'll pick up Seven Samurai and The Third Man.
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Old 07-14-08, 11:49 AM
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These prices are definitely higher than what they were during the 20% off sale. Better deals after the B1G1, but it's kind of bogus that they raise them. Oh well.

Considering picking up Yojimbo/Sanjuro and Thief of Bagdad.
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I'd buy Days of Heaven and La Haine, but I'm almost certain I'd get it now and then it'd be on Blu-ray next year.

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Old 07-14-08, 12:36 PM
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This is a tough call. A year ago I'd jump all over this and place many orders but with the blu-ray info I doubt I'll buy anything. Maybe if some of the boxsets are on sale I might go for it since a boxset blu-ray would be more than I'm willing to pay.
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Well, if they had listed both, Testament Of Dr. Mabuse and Fiend Without A Face, I'd have bit. Now nothing.
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Vampyr comes out on July 22, I was going to grab this anyway. Now what to get with it?
Oooooh, thanks for the reminder... definitely gonna pick that one up!

EDIT: CRAP, doesn't appear to be on the list.
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Man, that's a great sale, but I've already sold most of my Criterions in anticipation of their Blu-Ray releases.
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Hopefully there won't be another "unavailable" fiasco like with Six Moral Tales during the 20% off sale.
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The code is working! The game is on!

Bought The Thief of Bagdad and The Furies for a sweet $32.36 shipped.
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