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Old 04-24-08, 04:15 PM
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Don't buy Fox old movie Blu-ray

I think the price for old movie is not so reasonable:

Independence day $29.99
Patton $29.99

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Don't buy it , until fox reduces their price.

Lionsgate is very reasonable:

Rambo - First Blood Part II $13.95
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Old 04-24-08, 04:21 PM
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I think you'll have a hard time convincing people not to buy expensive Blu-Rays, although a lot of people here can find great deals all over the net and in retail stores.
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Old 04-24-08, 04:25 PM
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Independence Day is $19.95 at Amazon currently. Am I allowed to buy it at that price?


I will say that the Patton pricing is pretty ridiculous. The MSRP for the DVD coming out the same day is $19.98, which is half of the MSRP for the BD.

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Old 04-24-08, 04:30 PM
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I'm not a fan of Fox's pricing, but I buy what I want regardless.

I pretty much never watch extras. For me it's all about the film. So it doesn't matter to me whether a film is new or old. If I buy a day and date Paramount title from $28 from Amazon, to me that is no different than buying Patton. They're both films I want in HD.

Regarding Rambo 2 and 3, this is the first time LG is doing a lower list price, and I have a feeling it is largely due to the two movies being released in a pretty cheap box set the same day. If LG does more $20 list prices on higher profile catalog releases, then I'll get excited.

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Old 04-24-08, 04:39 PM
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truelies, because you made a very compelling case on why I shouldnt purchase Blu-ray with all the data and facts you provided... I'm going to one up this boycott - I'm going to sell all my fox titles.

















nevermind - the urge passed.
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Old 04-24-08, 06:08 PM
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Originally Posted by kefrank
Independence Day is $19.95 at Amazon currently. Am I allowed to buy it at that price?
No, because it's a screwed up release anyway. If they don't include all versions of a title currently available on SD, then piss on them. I won't buy it. I sort of hated paying $20 for Broken Arrow, but I did because the SD was matted shit and I love that movie. In the case of ID4 though, the SD-DVD is perfectly fine.
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Old 04-24-08, 06:22 PM
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Originally Posted by bunkaroo
I'm not a fan of Fox's pricing, but I buy what I want regardless.

I pretty much never watch extras. For me it's all about the film. So it doesn't matter to me whether a film is new or old. If I buy a day and date Paramount title from $28 from Amazon, to me that is no different than buying Patton. They're both films I want in HD.
Had a long rant about why catalog titles are worth just as much as most of the worthless day and date titles that come out anymore, but I erased it to second your post.

Patton is worth it's Amazon price. Period.
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I just wait for sales on Fox catalog titles.
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Old 04-24-08, 07:16 PM
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Originally Posted by truelies
Don't buy it , until fox reduces their price.
No.

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Old 04-24-08, 07:39 PM
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I just wait for sales on Fox catalog titles.
Yep, the B1B1 deals for these titles pop up every few months.
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Old 04-24-08, 07:46 PM
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In all seriousness though, he does have a point.

But instead of boycotting BD films from a studio whynot a month long boycott from America on gasoline? Those day long boycotts dont do shit to the deep pockets of oil tycoon companies.
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Old 04-24-08, 09:12 PM
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Fox had the highest pricing when DVD started up. They are the highest priced this time around as well. Sad, but true.
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Old 04-24-08, 09:50 PM
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The only Fox Blu-ray titles I own were either because of a BOGO, a $19.99 sale (which is fair for a catalog title) or a Day and Date as they are on par with with most studios save for an extra $2-$7.
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...favorite fox title would have to be 'The Fly'
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Old 04-24-08, 10:24 PM
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The only fox catalog titles I have were got from BOGO or other sales. I'm not paying $25+ for a barebones disc.
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LOL. At least I wasn't the only one thinking that.
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Uh, I'm with the OP. I'm not paying $40 for anything. I did get KoH for $15 on sale.
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Wow...look at that thread title. Wow.
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Old 04-25-08, 12:09 AM
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i've never seen the Fox old movie, Blu-Ray, what is it about?
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Now I'm going to, just to spite the OP.
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Old 04-25-08, 01:48 AM
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I laughed when I was in Target the other day and saw the barebones Predator Blu-Ray for $35, sitting near the absolutely loaded Close Encounters Blu-Ray set for $30
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Old 04-25-08, 06:41 AM
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My most wanted disc right now is i, Robot (guilty pleasure) but as I've said before there isn't a chance in hell I'm buying it for $20 let alone the $40 asking price when the DVD can be found for sub $10.

I might bite around $15.
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Old 04-25-08, 07:07 AM
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I'm playing the waiting game for most of the discs I want as well. A few movies are worth it to me to get right away, but most will have to wait for the $15 and under level.

I haven't purchased a Blu-ray disc since February.
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