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Strapped4Cash 11-02-11 10:30 PM

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Originally Posted by Shawerma (Post 10988834)
which store in la has Lawrence or Arabia, Benjamin button,and Virginia woolf. I haven't seen these in the downtown store. Also by any chance has anyone seen strangers on a train 2 disc( I know that was seen a long time ago but I didn't buy it then.Thanks

I've seen a fair number of LoA and Benjamin Button (both the Criterion and non-Criterion releases) in the South Bay. Though that was a week ago. I don't know if you are interested in driving down this far, but I can check at least a couple of those stores tomorrow to see if they're still there.

Strapped4Cash 11-02-11 10:45 PM

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Originally Posted by kd5 (Post 10986785)
I wouldn't at all doubt that's the case at the BigLots around here. My local BigLots rarely ever has anything that I either don't already have or that others have mentioned should be widely available but aren't here. Wouldn't doubt the employees get first dibs (probably one of the perks of working there).

Sorry to hear that. I know that not all of the stores are doing it, and maybe (if it is happening) it's not even that many, but I can well imagine at least some managers or employees might get the idea after seeing resellers buying in bulk. I don't know that there is anything that can be done to improve the situation, maybe try to make friends with an employee or if you ask enough about when the best days are to pick up new releases then someone might have some sympathy? But that's probably a long shot. I hope that your luck improves.


I haven't had much luck at BigLots lately, they need to get in some fresh batches and preferably the widescreen versions. Don't know why the media companies keep pumping out so many fullscreen movies in this age of widescreen TVs. -kd5-
I agree about widescreen, though in my experience it seems like that has always been the case. At least I've heard of people who prefer the Full. I worked as a teenager for Blockbuster for awhile back in the early 90s and some people, even after I explained it to them, clearly preferred that format. I don't know why, but I understand why they make some, though it seems like they often overestimate the demand. There are certainly a couple of movies that BL currently has that I would be glad to buy if they had WS instead of FS.

What really puzzles me though is the Rated editions for movies like teen comedies or more adult subject matter like Basic Instinct. If someone's looking for that sort of a movie then why in the world would they prefer the edition with less nudity, language, etc.?

paste1999 11-02-11 11:28 PM

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Originally Posted by skippysgarden (Post 10988429)
Quote:
Originally Posted by wdavetex
I saw The Garry Shandling series here, several disc, $3. That's about the only thing new I found.

Not Just the Best of the Larry Sanders Show


I am confused (not an unusual state of mind for me). Has anyone else seen Gary Shandling DVD's and, if so, are they "It's Gary Shandling's Show" or is it "The Larry Sanders Show" and, if either, is it a highlights disc or is it complete seasons?

It is the "Not Just the Best of the Larry Sanders Show" set. One of my local stores got several similar boxes and they all seemed to have a few of these, along with the two disc Wonder Woman cartoon, Yes Man, and that Ace Ventura, Jr. movie.

Alan Smithee 11-02-11 11:31 PM

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What really puzzles me though is the Rated editions for movies like teen comedies or more adult subject matter like Basic Instinct. If someone's looking for that sort of a movie then why in the world would they prefer the edition with less nudity, language, etc.?
Because that's the way they played in theaters- when forced to choose I always get the theatrical version, though they SHOULD include both versions on a disc and more movies are doing that now.

Foolscreen versions seem to finally be going away- I think the last one to come out was one of the Tyler Perry movies. Again, those were meant to be on one disc so you wouldn't have to choose. "Fullscreen" was always a false term anyways, especially if you have a widescreen TV- you get to see the movie in the wrong ratio with black bars on the SIDES!

AdamGott 11-03-11 04:47 PM

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The Idaho Falls Big Lots finally got the 'Grease' shipment. People were going through it like crazy but I did manage to pick up the following:

$5
Grease (both versions)
Saturday Night Fever (with cover)

$3
Rocky Balboa (widescreen finally)
The Pursuit of Happiness
Team America
Journey to the Center of the Earth
Black Sheep
Snake of the Eagle's Shadow (Jackie Chan)
Kidnapped (complete series)
Face/Off
Pretty In Pink (I Love the 80's)
Escape From LA
Casino Royale
Up In Smoke

Texan26 11-03-11 04:59 PM

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Next week's ad:

http://specials.biglots.com/BigLots1...b814531_21.jpg

http://specials.biglots.com/BigLots1...b814528_10.jpg

rmw650 11-03-11 06:14 PM

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If they only had a few TV shows as well on sale.

CCS 11-03-11 08:08 PM

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They had the Blu Rays in my store and they're nothing special at all. I wouldn't give $8 for any of them

JohnIan 11-03-11 08:25 PM

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Questions for Adam Gott... (and everyone else too)

http://thumbnails63.imagebam.com/157...f157335485.jpg
"Escape From L.A." is that the first pressing? I'm looking to get that wraparound and insert. I have some clear DVD cases. I've been buying the re-release with new covers and puting both the old and new covers inside the case. The new on the outside, the old inside. Did it recently for the re-release of "Pleasantville". Anyhow, I have the new release of "Escape From L.A" and got rid of my older - which I now regret. That case had the insert.

http://thumbnails42.imagebam.com/157...e157335506.jpg
Is it this, "Journey To The Center Of The Earth"?

And lastly, if rainbows could be tasted - would they taste like Skittles?

Strapped4Cash 11-03-11 09:09 PM

Re: Big Lots Part 9 - List your FINDS here (NO trades)
 

Originally Posted by Shawerma (Post 10988834)
which store in la has Lawrence or Arabia, Benjamin button,and Virginia woolf. I haven't seen these in the downtown store. Also by any chance has anyone seen strangers on a train 2 disc( I know that was seen a long time ago but I didn't buy it then.Thanks

I checked the Torrance store on Sepulveda which had none of those. The 2155 Pacific Coast Highway in Lomita store still had at least two of the Criterion Benjamin Button's. I placed one on a watch display to the right of the store, which has three displays of DVD's on the bottom and back. I doubt anyone would find it unless they go looking. This store had a lot of LoA last week, but they all have sold and I didn't see the others either.

Strapped4Cash 11-03-11 09:12 PM

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Originally Posted by Alan Smithee (Post 10989895)
Because that's the way they played in theaters- when forced to choose I always get the theatrical version, though they SHOULD include both versions on a disc and more movies are doing that now.

Foolscreen versions seem to finally be going away- I think the last one to come out was one of the Tyler Perry movies. Again, those were meant to be on one disc so you wouldn't have to choose. "Fullscreen" was always a false term anyways, especially if you have a widescreen TV- you get to see the movie in the wrong ratio with black bars on the SIDES!

Interesting. I appreciate your reply.

Surfinhank 11-03-11 11:40 PM

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I love that ad: Price Cut $2.88 each (regularly $3).

Wow, save .12 cents!!

SterlingBen 11-04-11 03:12 AM

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Originally Posted by laidbacklarkin (Post 10989566)
depending on the store, it could be my return :-) looked up the reviews trashing it and hence back it went. There's a general level of displeasure over Sony's Martini Movies and my blind buys haven't been kind.

Vincennes?

I have bought 5 or so of the Martini Movies, I have only watched 1 so far but found it enjoyable Five (1951)

MooMooMooMoo 11-04-11 03:15 AM

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Hopefully at least it means new titles............ & how can they call $2.88 'the lowest" when they just finished a $2.50 sale??!

MScottM 11-04-11 10:08 AM

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Some of the newer titles listed above have finally shown up at the Waldorf Md store. Titles include Grease, Benjamin Button, and Lawreance of Arabia.

Manzana 11-04-11 10:09 AM

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Originally Posted by JohnIan (Post 10991358)
http://thumbnails63.imagebam.com/157...f157335485.jpg
"Escape From L.A." is that the first pressing? I'm looking to get that wraparound and insert.

Escape from L.A. had multiple releases? What are the differences in content or are we just talking about different style cases?

As I recall, Escape from L.A. was a DVD-5 with almost no extras, so even though I like Kurt Russell and John Carpenter (and it was the first time I ever saw Steve Buscemi) I've been holding out hoping for a decent BD release rather than settling on a barebones DVD-5 for $3. Unfortunately the BD is barebones too (only the trailer) so my price point on the BD is $5 and $3 for the DVD is too high... unless the 2nd pressing is better?

MrSmearkase 11-04-11 10:40 AM

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/\ The content is identical, but the covers are slightly different.

http://videoeta.com/images/movies/ml/PAR_D332497D.jpg

I'm not sure about PQ, though.

mike07 11-04-11 12:24 PM

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Originally Posted by MooMooMooMoo (Post 10991656)
Hopefully at least it means new titles............ & how can they call $2.88 'the lowest" when they just finished a $2.50 sale??!

$2.88 is the lowest price they've had without having to buy in multiples of 4 or a rewards coupon.

@surfinhank: You may only save $0.12 per DVD but that 12 cents adds up :)

MooMooMooMoo 11-04-11 03:25 PM

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Originally Posted by supermike07 (Post 10992069)
$2.88 is the lowest price they've had without having to buy in multiples of 4 or a rewards coupon.

@surfinhank: You may only save $0.12 per DVD but that 12 cents adds up :)

At least in my state, it was a multiple of 2, not 4.

mike07 11-04-11 04:24 PM

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Originally Posted by MooMooMooMoo (Post 10992391)
At least in my state, it was a multiple of 2, not 4.

My bad, their recent sale was 2 for $5. Before that, it was usually 4/$10 or at least at the stores I've frequented in the past couple years.

Bottom line, $2.88 is the lowest price it's ever been without having to buy in multiples of 2 or 4. :)

DouglasRobert 11-04-11 04:25 PM

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I walked into Big Lots and as usual the 4 bins at the front of the store was the same old stuff. So I wondered around the store and right in the center aisle by the Christmas candy was two displays of DVDs. One was in a two sided cardboard display called Hollywood Hits (or Blockbusters). One on side was the $3 dvds and the other side was the $5 dvd's. I got the last copy of the Blade series for $5.

Also a one sided display of Christmas movies. I saw Scrooged. Both plain and one with a window slipcover. I got a dvd called Christmas Treats for $5 that has Christmas episodes of Beverly Hillbillies, Lucy Show, Petticoat Junction, Happy Days, Laverne & Shirley, Mork & Mindy, Odd COuple, Cheers and Love, American Style.

Ace Hunter 11-04-11 06:55 PM

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Picked up the following @ Wilmington, NC (College Rd) store:

$3/ea
Zoolander (w/ Scene It sampler disc)
Ren & Stimpy: the Lost Episodes
Heartbeeps
Camille (Greta Garbo; also includes 1921 silent version with Rudolph Valentino)
Sorry, Wrong Number
The Hanoi Hilton

rmw650 11-04-11 06:59 PM

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Went to the Diversey Avenue location in Chicago, IL today and they had a crapful of movie DVDs both in SD and BD versions and yes, the Twins Peaks S2, 7th Heaven S3 sets for ten bucks and a host of BD titles for 8 dollars but scatterd all around the place...didn't buy much but they had a number of movies available.

MooMooMooMoo 11-05-11 01:54 AM

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Nothing again this week (shipment week runs Fri-Thurs) at Pearl Street, Tacoma, Wa.

kd5 11-05-11 08:14 AM

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Originally Posted by JohnIan (Post 10991358)
Questions for Adam Gott... (and everyone else too)

http://thumbnails42.imagebam.com/157...e157335506.jpg
Is it this, "Journey To The Center Of The Earth"?

It's this one:

http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/...500_AA300_.jpg


Wasn't a bad movie (we enjoyed it), the DVD I found had the fullscreen, widescreen, and 3D widescreen versions on one disc. Haven't seen one like it since, only fullscreen/widescreen. Even though I don't have the capability to view 3D, I thought it would be novel to own this version. Used to be $5 at Biglots which I refused to pay, at $3 I bought it. -kd5-


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