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Old 10-18-07, 08:30 AM
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Hollywood Video Store Closing Sale - Post Your Finds!

I hit up two Hollywood Video locations in the Northern, VA area yesterday - They have marked all older catalog titles $9.99 w/ 60% making them $3.99 per title. I picked up the following titles:

Everything was in EXCELLENT shape (i guess these titles didn't rent) and Blockbuster was selling new DVD cases for $.05 ea. so i picked up enough to swap out the inserts..
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One in my around area (Jenkintown, PA) is closing and it was pretty bare. Believe me, I looked for gems and found pretty much nothing. I did find Cannibal! The Musical but left it sitting there.
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Inserts? The Criterions had their inserts included?
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I've hit up four that are closing in Ohio and didn't find much at all.

The best I found was Air Guitar Nation for $4. No Criterions or rare dvds.
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About half of the Criterions has their inserts included - but who really gives a shit for $4??
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Got 'An Evening with Kevin Smith 2' for $2.39 last night
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I picked up a couple of catalog titles at $5.99 and hid a few more to wait until they dropped lower. I got Ebony Ivory & Jade, Black Mama White Mama, Coffy, and The Wild Angels. I was very surprised, also, that they seemed as if they never rented...discs seemed new. Are most Blockbusters selling those new dvd cases for 5 cents?
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I checked a local Hollywood Video a few weeks ago, but they only had stuff on sale for 20% off. Nothing too good. I did consider buying some of their DVD racks though.
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Are all of the stores closing?
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The Movie Gallery near me (Pawtucket, RI) was closing up and had all their DVDs 75% off and Buy 5 get the 6th for a penny. My girlfriend and I each picked up three and my roommate bought 12. I ended up snagging:

Steven Wright: When the Leaves Blow Away
Murderball
Fay Grim

for about $6. Not too shabby considering Fay Grim goes for about $20 new everywhere else.
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I checked one nearby store, but there wasn't too much left. After seeing the agressive way the employees were consolidating the stock (throwing it at each other, etc.), I decided I really didn't need any of the stuff I found. It had probably been consolidated multiple times up to that point, and none of those movies were must-haves for me, so I walked away. I was innitially hoping for a haul like the first guy! Way to go on that!
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I went a couple of weeks ago and picked up quite a few criterions myself. One thing though. Those red Hollywood Video stickers on the spine are NOT easy to get off. You will do a little damage even with goo gone and a little patience. And none of mine had inserts but for the price I can't complain.
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My friend told me a HV nearby was closing so we both stopped by a couple nights ago. They had some pretty good prices: horror for $2.99, others for $4.99 and newer ones for $7.50. I got:

A History of Violence, Brokeback Mountain, The Life of David Gale, The Big Chill, Beautiful Girls, Dummy, The Mothman Prophecies, Running Scared, and Million Dollar Baby for about $43.

I'm thinking about stopping back later tonight because they said they lower prices pretty frequently.
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Originally Posted by RustyOrgan
I hit up two Hollywood Video locations in the Northern, VA area yesterday -
Where in NoVa did you find these? None of the stores near me on Arlington are closing.
Old 10-18-07, 12:09 PM
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Originally Posted by Gobear
Where in NoVa did you find these? None of the stores near me on Arlington are closing.
I know the one in Vienna has "Store Closing" signs all over the front.
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Originally Posted by BAMJoe
Are all of the stores closing?
No, it's something like 500, tied into Movie Gallery recently filing for bankruptcy.
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Originally Posted by RustyOrgan
I hit up two Hollywood Video locations in the Northern, VA area yesterday.
I'm amazed at how many dvdtalkers are in the N. Va area. Never realized it until I moved up here last December. Its nice to have a network in the area to alert me of sales, rare finds, etc. - but its also a lot of competition when it comes to sales, rare finds, etc.
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Oh, and if you're curious just try googling "list of Hollywood video stores closing (insert area here)" I found a list for my state and the closest is kind of far away, but I'll try to get there before all the good stuff is gone.
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Originally Posted by BAMJoe
Are all of the stores closing?
No. Check this DVD Talk thread for more info.
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Holy SHIT your Hollywood store has Criterions? Mine has junk from what I remember. Damn good find dude.
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I am not a fan of Hometheatreforum but here is a thread that has a list of stores closing in november. http://www.hometheaterforum.com/htf/....php?p=3247497
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Yea, good find. Unfortunately, you appear to be the only one. Me and the GF went a week ago and didn't find anything even remotely closed to a deal. In fact I almost wasted money for a title I found elswhere a day later for a third of their price.
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The three locations closing in the Northern, VA area are BURKE, VIENNA and DC (i think might be closed already)... though everything is very picked through at this point.
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The only store closing in the Boston area was Malden, MA and that place didn't have ANY Criterons. I did find a lot of Out of Print New Concorde titles, and a lot of Full Moon titles.
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What's the story with the New Concorde and Full Moon titles?

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