Go Back  DVD Talk Forum > DVD Discussions > DVD Talk
Reload this Page >

Slacker Criterion out week early(9/07) at Best Buy

DVD Talk Talk about DVDs and Movies on DVD including Covers and Cases

Slacker Criterion out week early(9/07) at Best Buy

Old 09-07-04, 11:44 AM
  #1  
Cool New Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jun 2002
Posts: 29
Slacker Criterion out week early(9/07) at Best Buy

For those who may be interested, the Best Buy here in Savannah, GA had four copies of the new Slacker Criterion DVD in stock. My understanding was that this was to come out 9/14. Best Buy's website still lists 9/14 as the release date.

I picked up for $34.99. Packaging looks great.
repoman is offline  
Old 09-07-04, 03:55 PM
  #2  
DVD Talk Gold Edition
 
Join Date: Dec 2001
Location: Auburn University
Posts: 2,424
I picked it up today at my best buy. great packaging!
AnonomusBob15 is offline  
Old 09-07-04, 04:20 PM
  #3  
DVD Talk Gold Edition
 
Join Date: Sep 2000
Posts: 2,429
Any word on early stocking at Boston area Best Buys?
Richard Malloy is offline  
Old 09-07-04, 04:31 PM
  #4  
Moderator
 
Geofferson's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2000
Location: The Village Green
Posts: 39,186
thanks for the heads-up!
Geofferson is offline  
Old 09-07-04, 05:03 PM
  #5  
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: United States
Posts: 353
Last time, my Best Buy had some early Videodromes. They should keep this up!
Daniel L is offline  
Old 09-07-04, 08:51 PM
  #6  
DVD Talk Hero
 
PopcornTreeCt's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Posts: 25,916
Originally posted by AnonomusBob15
I picked it up today at my best buy. great packaging!
Is it in a thick double alpha case?
PopcornTreeCt is offline  
Old 09-07-04, 11:02 PM
  #7  
DVD Talk Gold Edition
 
Join Date: Dec 2001
Location: Auburn University
Posts: 2,424
Sturdy cardboard digipack housed in a sturdy cardboard slipcase. Note, the 60 odd page book is huge and actually has it's own binding, and is housed seperately from the digipack holding the two discs.

Chapter Selection is located on opposite sides of the gatefold. And the 2004 release list catalog is crammed in between the two. Mine was bent, but not biggie, I have tons of them.

I would compare the cardboard material to the original Fight Club release, only thicker. It doesn't have a glossy surface like most slipcases/digipacks.
AnonomusBob15 is offline  
Old 09-07-04, 11:14 PM
  #8  
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: Doom Town
Posts: 276
bottom line america:this dvd rox0rs you must have it
Case01 is offline  
Old 09-07-04, 11:57 PM
  #9  
DVD Talk Gold Edition
 
Join Date: Sep 2002
Location: Hamilton, NJ
Posts: 2,539
We had these out last week, but being the party-pooper that I am, I put 'em in the back till next week. Hey, don't feel bad, I have to wait just like (some of) the rest of you.

K
Cornelius1047 is offline  
Old 09-08-04, 12:26 AM
  #10  
DVD Talk Legend
 
Join Date: Aug 2002
Location: Bay Area, CA
Posts: 14,806
Ha, I saw them out at my store today and shelved them as well.

I rule.
Tarantino is offline  
Old 09-08-04, 12:28 AM
  #11  
DVD Talk Hero
 
PopcornTreeCt's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Posts: 25,916
Nice, guess I'll just be waiting till DVD Planet gets around to shipping my copy.
PopcornTreeCt is offline  
Old 09-08-04, 04:13 AM
  #12  
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2003
Location: Vancouver, WA
Posts: 291
Hope I'm not hijacking the thread, but this title had me intrigued. I'm a big Waking Life fan and was wondering how this would hold up as a blind buy (with either Best Buys 20% coupon or DVDPlanet's 35% savings). Or should I bump it up in my Netflix queue beforehand? Thanks for any input -- it'd be most appreciated.
wastro is offline  
Old 09-08-04, 04:17 AM
  #13  
DVD Talk Legend
 
Matthew Chmiel's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2000
Location: Las Vegas, NV
Posts: 13,263
The Best Buy I went to today had numerous copies of Slacker in stock.
Matthew Chmiel is offline  
Old 09-08-04, 08:16 AM
  #14  
DVD Talk Limited Edition
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Location: Berkley, MI
Posts: 5,674
For some reason I thought this was coming out in August. No wonder my DDD order hasn't shipped yet
steebo777 is offline  
Old 09-08-04, 09:00 AM
  #15  
DVD Talk Gold Edition
 
Join Date: Sep 2000
Posts: 2,429
Originally posted by wastro
Hope I'm not hijacking the thread, but this title had me intrigued. I'm a big Waking Life fan and was wondering how this would hold up as a blind buy (with either Best Buys 20% coupon or DVDPlanet's 35% savings). Or should I bump it up in my Netflix queue beforehand? Thanks for any input -- it'd be most appreciated.
Mucho similarities between the two films, from the philosophical conceit for the journey to the episodic structure of the film to the Austin setting and even including some of the same characters. Though "Slacker" is much less refined than "Waking Life", in many ways it's even more rewarding and enjoyable. If you're a big "Waking Life" fan, I think "Slacker" is a must-buy.
Richard Malloy is offline  
Old 09-08-04, 10:22 AM
  #16  
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2003
Posts: 298
Also picked this up yesterday. DVD of the year for me.

As for the WAKING LIFE fan, SLACKER should be a must buy. Even better.

Plus, you get IT'S IMPOSSIBLE TO LEARN TO PLOW BY READING BOOKS, another great Linklater film.
moviezzz is offline  
Old 09-13-04, 03:52 PM
  #17  
DVD Talk Special Edition
 
Join Date: Aug 2003
Location: Orange County, CA
Posts: 1,052
picked this up Saturday, can't wait to get a chance to view it
nonametofame is offline  
Old 09-13-04, 04:06 PM
  #18  
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 2001
Posts: 420
I got a free Blockbuster rental coupon, and to my surprise they had it on the shelf. Going to watch it tonight.
RalphWiggum is offline  
Old 09-13-04, 04:07 PM
  #19  
DVD Talk Gold Edition
 
Join Date: Sep 2000
Posts: 2,429
Not at my Best Buy!
Richard Malloy is offline  
Old 09-13-04, 05:16 PM
  #20  
SeeNo Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2003
Location: Why should I tell you?
Posts: 604
My Best Buy had two but I didn't have the cash on me to get it.
Kinyo is offline  
Old 09-13-04, 05:30 PM
  #21  
eau
DVD Talk Hall of Fame
 
Join Date: May 2000
Posts: 9,379
Saw 4 copies at my local BB. Gee, the DVD package was heavy due to what looked like a book.

It looks like BB B&M added a number of Criterion titles to their shelves. Saw Spartacus, Rules of the Game, Knife in the Water, ...
eau is offline  
Old 09-14-04, 04:23 PM
  #22  
Suspended
 
Join Date: Aug 2000
Location: You have moved into a dark place. It is pitch black. You are likely to be eaten by a grue.
Posts: 4,533
God, I wish Criterion would be a bit more consistent with their packaging. Digipak? Ugh.

I should get mine tomorrow from Amazon.
jough is offline  
Old 09-14-04, 05:19 PM
  #23  
eau
DVD Talk Hall of Fame
 
Join Date: May 2000
Posts: 9,379
It could have been a snapper! The digipak packaging has a more deluxe feel to it than a lot of other digipaks from the bigger studios though.
eau is offline  
Old 09-14-04, 05:44 PM
  #24  
DVD Talk Hero
 
PopcornTreeCt's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Posts: 25,916
Originally posted by eau
Saw 4 copies at my local BB. Gee, the DVD package was heavy due to what looked like a book.

It looks like BB B&M added a number of Criterion titles to their shelves. Saw Spartacus, Rules of the Game, Knife in the Water, ...
Yeah, I noticed Rules of the Game in the Action/Adventure section and I went
PopcornTreeCt is offline  
Old 09-15-04, 12:04 PM
  #25  
DVD Talk Gold Edition
 
Join Date: Sep 2000
Posts: 2,429
I'm hoping my Best Buy has these in now (Landmark Ctr, Boston, if anyone knows)... does anyone remember how much the B&M Best Buys are charging?
Richard Malloy is offline  

Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Archive Advertising Cookie Policy Privacy Statement Terms of Service

Copyright 2018 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.