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The Mother Lode

So I just started working a 2nd job selling stuff on eBay for a pawn shop. I am entitled in 25% off of anything in the store. Movies are 10/$15 so I'll get 10 for $12.50! There are tons of movies that I will be going thru shortly to find what I want. The only bad thing is they aren't organized very well. I have browsed a little and found some gems.
Then I came across 2 editions of the same movie and it got me to thinking, which is best? The Doors - 2 Disc Special Edition (same packaging as Die Hard 5 Star....really thick gray case) and the 15th Anniversary 2 Disc. Which is the best?
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Oh, I thought this thread would be about the Charlton Heston movie.
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In my experience, Fox's post-Five Star special editions replicated the content of the Five Star editions, but I don't know about this specific title.
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I heard we have some Criterions, but I haven't looked through everything yet. I have seen Chasing Amy (Criterion) and I can get it for $2 or so!
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Sounds like good place to pick up flicks! You will happy to know that it is even more of a bargain. If you get the 25% discount, you will be getting 10 movies for $11.25!
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Re: The Mother Lode

I have also asked some of my co-workers to keep an eye for certain titles. People have 30 days to come back for items, then they become property of the store and are available to be purchased. Store manager said I can look through everything before it hits the floor. The layaway option may be a curse, but luckily it has a $300 cap, so I can't go too crazy.
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All I know is that the 15th Ann. 2 D is anamorphic with great special features. I believe the other one is not anamorphic! I'd stick with the 15th Ann. Ed.
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All I know is that the 15th Ann. 2 D is anamorphic with great special features. I believe the other one is not anamorphic! I'd stick with the 15th Ann. Ed.
Ok, thanks. I also checked out the DVD compare link from above and the 15th Anniversary looked to have more content. I didn't actually compare to see if everything was the same or not though.

If I come across any great finds or any other questions I'll post them here. Thanks again for the help.
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I did see we have The Chaplin Collection #1 for around $10. I really thought about picking it up since I want 3 of the 4 movies. The only thing that has stopped me so far is that Criterion has released Modern Times and The Great Dictator (announced) and I am hoping The Gold Rush will soon follow.
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Re: The Mother Lode

So I have now been there 30 days and can buy items or put on layaway. I grabbed a few movies and set aside to be put on layaway this weekend.

Chasing Amy - Criterion
The Doors - 15th Anniversary
Frankenstein - Legacy Collection
Easy Rider - 35th Anniversary Deluxe Edition
Robin Hood (1991) - 2 Disc Collector's Edition
Blade
Blade II - New Line Platinum Series
Conan - The Complete Quest
Saving Private Ryan - DDay Edition
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Re: The Mother Lode

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I did see we have The Chaplin Collection #1 for around $10. I really thought about picking it up since I want 3 of the 4 movies. The only thing that has stopped me so far is that Criterion has released Modern Times and The Great Dictator (announced) and I am hoping The Gold Rush will soon follow.
If that's the Warner set, you really can't go wrong for $10. Hardly counts as a double dip.
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So I found and "tucked away" the following.
Speed - 5 star
Bell, Book and Candle - Columbia Classics
Peyton Place - Fox Studio Classics
Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs - Platinum Edition
The Lion King - Platinum Edition
Aladdin - Platinum Edition
Bambi - Platinum Edition
Cindarella - Platinum Edition
Lady and the Tramp - Platinum Edition
Peter Pan - Platinum Edition
The Jungle Book - Platinum Edition
101 Dalmations - Platinum Edition

All are in MINT condition with slipcovers and inserts and will be had for ~$1.50 each!
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Oh, I thought this thread would be about the Charlton Heston movie.
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Re: The Mother Lode

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So I have now been there 30 days and can buy items or put on layaway. I grabbed a few movies and set aside to be put on layaway this weekend.

Chasing Amy - Criterion
One of two Criterions found at almost any pawn shop or used DVD section. The other being Armageddon.
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Re: The Mother Lode

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Then I came across 2 editions of the same movie and it got me to thinking, which is best? The Doors - 2 Disc Special Edition (same packaging as Die Hard 5 Star....really thick gray case) and the 15th Anniversary 2 Disc. Which is the best?
The 15th Anniversary Edition. It has an anamorphic transfer and additional extras, if I'm not mistaken.
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The 15th Anniversary Edition. It has an anamorphic transfer and additional extras, if I'm not mistaken.
Thanks, that's the one I'll grab when I buy it.
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What's Better Than Gold?

PLATINUM!!!!!!!!!!

I got all the Disney Platinum Editions today (part time gig) all in mint condition with slips and everything! Picked up 15 movies for $20! Pictures tomorrow.
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Picked these up for $20!


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