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Old 08-15-12, 08:56 AM
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Amazon - MGM MOD sale

Most titles seem to be $10.99, 50% off.

This link lists most of the titles:
MGM Limited Edition Collection

But there are still odd ones like Zone Troopers and Quatermass Xperment that fall between the cracks.
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Old 08-15-12, 10:27 AM
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Re: Amazon - MGM MOD sale

I noticed a bunch of titles in my cart went down. I ended up getting:
The Spikes Gang
Valerie
Laws of Gravity

These had never dropped below $17.99 since I put them in my cart.
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Old 08-15-12, 10:31 AM
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I don't think these have ever been on sale anywhere.

Does anyone know if there is a listing of all of these anywhere on the web? The descriptions on Amazon aren't consistent and different combinations of "MGM", "Limited", "Edition", etc. give different results.

The transfers on most of these are not as good as the Warner Archive and Sony's Screen Classics MODs but for a wanted title at this price it's probably as good as it will get for the foreseeable future.

Here are some that I'm looking at getting:

Riot on Sunset Strip
Hickey and Boggs
Vigilante Force
Cold Turkey (not anamorphic and has sound problems, but I'll buy it anyway)
Harry in Your Pocket
The Best Man
A Thousand Clowns

The only MGM MOD title that I have bought, The Landlord, is an excellent movie but the transfer is mediocre. Colors and contrast look good but the transfer is interlaced and has lots of compression artifacts.

If anyone has any recommendations I would be glad to read them.
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Old 08-15-12, 10:46 AM
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Great find! Here's a comprehensive list from DVD Aficionado.

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Old 08-15-12, 11:25 AM
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Re: Amazon - MGM MOD sale

I picked up:

Zone Troopers
Up The Creek
The Quatermass Xperiment
The Black Sleep
Call Me Bwana

I'm flip flopping on Johnny Sokko and His Flying Robot ($24.47).
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Old 08-15-12, 11:42 AM
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Originally Posted by indy81 View Post
Great find! Here's a comprehensive list from DVD Aficionado.

Link
I use DVDaf all the time to check out a company's complete line of releases, don't know why I didn't think of it this time.
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Just bought Bobbie Joe & Outlaw $9.49
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Picked up:

Diplomatic Courier $10.99

Run for the Sun $10.99
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Picked up Patty Hearst. Thanks, OP.
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Old 08-15-12, 05:48 PM
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Thanks for the post. I have to pay almost 10% sales tax if i order directly from Amazon (as opposed to a "3rd party seller"), so unless I cross the free ship threshold of $25, I'm not saving much.
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Wow so many movies from the period I'm endlessly fascinated with lately, the late 60s/early 70s. I love it. And I hate it. At least I'm gonna see some new films, for a more affordable price than they usually are. Hate MOD. And love it.

The Music Lovers - Richard Chamberlain
$10.99
New Year's Evil - Roz Kelly
$10.99
Pieces Of Dreams - Robert Forster
$10.99
The Revolutionary - Jon Voight
$10.99
A Quiet Place In The Country - Vanessa Redgrave
$10.99
Leo The Last - Marcello Mastroianni
$11.49
Act Of Vengeance - Jo Ann Harris
$10.99
The First Time - Jacqueline Bisset
$10.99

EDIT: As someone who is a huge fan of the movie, to the point of it being the first thing I talk about when the holiday approaches and always being on the verge of having its theme song stuck in my head, I had no clue New Year's Evil was even on DVD.

Dun dun dun-dun
Dun dun dun-dun
Dun dun dun-dun
NEW YEARS EVILLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL!

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Old 08-15-12, 06:23 PM
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Bought A Thousand Clowns
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Old 08-15-12, 07:44 PM
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Picked up The Landlord and Truffaut's The Green Room.
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Thanks, OP! Picked up Enter the Ninja, Savage Sisters and Gas Pump Girls.
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I'll have to browse the sale, but I'd definitely recommend Sugar Hill (blaxploitation flick about a woman who summons voodoo zombies to take out the thugs who killed her boyfriend). It's light and fairly amusing -- I had a good time with it.

Also, Dreamchild is an amazing film. It's about Lewis Carroll (Ian Holm) and the little girl who inspired his Alice character. Now an old woman, she's summoned to America to celebrate the man she knew as Mr. Dodgson. There are some really interesting scenes where the elderly Alice hallucinates meeting various Wonderland characters, which were supplied via the Jim Henson Creature Shop.
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Picked up another:

The Killer is Loose (Joseph Cotton)
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Any indication as to when this sale ends?
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I'm generally opposed to these Archived/MoD discs (mostly because of the high cost and lack of subtitles and/or ANY bonus materials and the few I've seen have all been single-layer transfers)...however, I had to make an exception for Larry Cohen's Wicked Stepmother (Bette Davis' last film). --Peter
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Any indication as to when this sale ends?
No. I still haven't seen any advertisement about it. either. The only reason I knew about it was because I had a bunch of titles on camelcamelcamel.
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The only MGM MOD title that I have bought, The Landlord, is an excellent movie but the transfer is mediocre. Colors and contrast look good but the transfer is interlaced and has lots of compression artifacts.
Unfortunate about THE LANDLORD. Is it at least 16x9?

Also, unfortunate that BUSTING isn't part of this sale.
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Originally Posted by Jon Hertzberg View Post
Unfortunate about THE LANDLORD. Is it at least 16x9?
It is 16x9, and in motion it looks OK, mediocre not bad. You can check out some screencaps in the "Guess That Movie by Screenshot" thread where I posted them recently

Starts at post #517 ... please note that the "warrior woman" shot is almost certainly stock footage and as such looks a bit worse than the rest of the shots.

The movie is terrific, I watched it again recently after watching Harold and Maude again (directed by Hal Ashby after The Landlord) and it's interesting to see that The Landlord has a similar set-up with a wealthy, aimless young man getting involved with an "inappropriate" woman, the tone and plot lines are quite different though. Although there is a sequence near the end of both movies, each of which is edited in almost the exact same, distinctive way.

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Only 2 for me so far:

The Quatermass Xperiment
Burn Witch Burn
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I caved on:

Hell Bound
The Quatermass Experiment
Park Row
Queen of Blood
Burn Witch Burn
Return from the Ashes
Chicago Confidential
Johnny Cool
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Thanks, OP.

That was a fast $220:

"Toys in the Attic"
"The Outside Man"
"Not As A Stranger"
"Hickey And Boggs"
"Spellbinder"
"The Best Man (MGM Limited Edition Collection)"
"Trapeze (MGM Limited Edition Collection)"
"The Hawaiians (MGM Limited Edition Collection)"
"The Gallant Hours"
"Run For The Sun"
"The Big Boodle"
"The Destructors (MGM Limited Edition Collection)"
"Vigilante Force (MGM Limited Edition Collection)"
"The Glory Guys"
"The Quatermass Xperiment (aka Creeping Unknown)"
"Malone"
"Report To The Commissioner (MGM Limited Edition Collection)"
"The Gun Runners"
"Harry In Your Pocket (MGM Limited Edition Collection)"
"Rolling Thunder (MGM Limited Edition Collection)"
"Between the Lines"


This is what happens when they never put a sale on these items. I probably went overboard on titles I'd been looking at for a while.

Still passed on Burn Witch Burn though.
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Originally Posted by Silverscreenvid View Post
Thanks, OP.
Still passed on Burn Witch Burn though.
Eh, there's a perfectly good R2 PAL pressed disc that's available, under the title Night of the Eagle. And it's usually cheaper.
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