The Official Talkies online deals thread

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Re: The Official Talkies online deals thread

PostThu Dec 07, 2017 11:57 am

That Hope set is tempting (it's $17 on Amazon.ca, still not a bad price), although annoyingly there's a newer Hope set from Universal that has 21 features, including a few I have never seen (Variety Girl, Louisiana Purchase) that aren't on the 10-film set. Only problem is, it's $66 (still not bad at just over $3 per film, and only $42 at Amazon US).
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Re: The Official Talkies online deals thread

PostMon Dec 18, 2017 11:38 am

VCI Home Entertainment is having a $10 blu-ray sale, this includes their recent releases of One Million B.C. and Topper.

Weirdly, neither of those titles are listed on the main page for the blu-ray sale (which does include the Alistair Sim A Christmas Carol, The Brave One, Dark Star, City of the Dead (a.k.a. Horror Hotel), Gorgo, White Zombie, the U.K. comedy Genevieve, some Dirk Bogarde titles and more), but if you search for them individually, they should come up for the $10 price.

Also, from what I've read from Glenn "DVD Savant" Erickson, VCI is now shipping the corrected master version of One Million B.C.
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PostThu Dec 21, 2017 7:42 pm

Too Late for Tears blu-ray & DVD
$18.49, pretty low price

https://www.amazon.com/Late-Tears-Newly ... cker+alley" target="_blank

https://camelcamelcamel.com/Late-Tears- ... B01AXGCW9W" target="_blank

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Re: The Official Talkies online deals thread

PostThu Dec 21, 2017 7:49 pm

Eureka and Masters of Cinema sale:
Boxing Day Sale - 15% off when you spend over £40!
Free shipping worldwide

https://www.eurekavideo.co.uk/news/comi ... pend-over-£40

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PostFri Dec 22, 2017 9:44 am

Rick Lanham wrote:Eureka and Masters of Cinema sale:
Boxing Day Sale - 15% off when you spend over £40!
Free shipping worldwide

Great news, I was just about to buy two of their titles from Amazon UK. You just saved me a small bundle!
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PostThu Jan 11, 2018 8:41 am

If you or a friend/relative are into Spielberg movies check out:

Steven Spielberg Director's Collection: (8 disc)
Duel/The Sugarland Express/Jaws/1941/E.T./Always/Jurassic Park/The Lost World: Jurassic Park

$23.49 for blu-ray, 77% off

https://www.amazon.com/Spielberg-Direct ... collection" target="_blank

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PostFri Jan 12, 2018 11:58 am

Rick Lanham wrote:If you or a friend/relative are into Spielberg movies check out:

Steven Spielberg Director's Collection: (8 disc)
Duel/The Sugarland Express/Jaws/1941/E.T./Always/Jurassic Park/The Lost World: Jurassic Park

$23.49 for blu-ray, 77% off

https://www.amazon.com/Spielberg-Direct ... collection" target="_blank" target="_blank

It's $32.21 on Amazon.ca, which isn't a bad deal with the exchange. That's about as much as I paid for blu-rays of Duel and Sugarland Express on their own.
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PostThu Jan 18, 2018 6:40 pm

Laurel & Hardy: The Essential Collection 10 DVD box set from 2011

https://www.amazon.com/Laurel-Hardy-Ess ... 5BYBZKY%29" target="_blank

$34.96, 65% off

Price history on Amazon:
https://camelcamelcamel.com/Laurel-Hard ... _top_drops" target="_blank

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PostFri Feb 02, 2018 4:27 pm

All About Eve blu-ray

$5.99 on Amazon (US)
Usually ships within 1 to 4 weeks.
Ships from and sold by Amazon.com.

https://www.amazon.com/All-About-Blu-ra ... ve+blu+ray" target="_blank

(Note: this is Not the blu-ray book version, which is available for more from other sellers on Amazon.)

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PostTue Feb 13, 2018 12:34 pm

Criterion's 50% off flash sale is on NOW (about two weeks earlier than I expected)!

Enter promo code GOLD for 50% off all DVDs and Blu-rays from now until 12:00 pm Wednesday!!

https://www.criterion.com/sale
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PostTue Feb 13, 2018 2:55 pm

Wow, this is early.

Thanks.

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PostTue Feb 13, 2018 3:00 pm

No time to talk! Gotta go shopping!

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PostTue Feb 13, 2018 3:57 pm

Here I go, pre-spending my tax rebate...and here comes Night of the Living Dead (been waiting for a decent copy for what feels like decades), A Touch of Zen and Senso.
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PostTue Feb 13, 2018 4:48 pm

Dang, I just bought Westfront 1918 and Kameradschaft.
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PostTue Feb 13, 2018 10:09 pm

It's for in-stock items only, folks - so anyone who wanted the Pabst films or King of Jazz is out of luck for now.
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PostWed Feb 14, 2018 6:21 am

Brooksie wrote:It's for in-stock items only, folks - so anyone who wanted the Pabst films or King of Jazz is out of luck for now.


That's not correct. I ordered both Pabst films and they are $14.97 after the discount is applied, same as the other in-stock films. I did not order King of Jazz but the discount applies to it, too.

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PostWed Feb 14, 2018 8:08 am

It won't work on King of Jazz. I tried. :(
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PostWed Feb 14, 2018 8:38 am

maliejandra wrote:It won't work on King of Jazz. I tried. :(


I found out by accident that it works, but there's a trick to it . . .

Once, I had planned to preorder a DVD from Criterion, but never completed the order, and I left it in my cart. A few days later, Criterion held their semiannual flash sale. I completed my order, and left the yet-to-be-released DVD in my cart to see what would happen. Turned out THEY HONORED THE SALE PRICE ON THAT DVD! I had to wait till it was officially released to get my complete order (so I could get free shipping), but it went through!

You see what the trick is -- you have to anticipate the sale before it actually happens, and have your preorders in your cart beforehand. If you leave items in your Criterion cart, they will stay there for about a week before they are dropped, but you have to keep checking.

Then again, for all I know, it might have been a fluke, and not happen again. Obviously, it's too late to try it at this flash sale, but try it with your preorders at their next flash sale (probably around the end of September or beginning of October), and see what happens. You never know . . .
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PostWed Feb 14, 2018 12:30 pm

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maliejandra wrote:It won't work on King of Jazz. I tried. :(


I found out by accident that it works, but there's a trick to it . . .

Once, I had planned to preorder a DVD from Criterion, but never completed the order, and I left it in my cart. A few days later, Criterion held their semiannual flash sale. I completed my order, and left the yet-to-be-released DVD in my cart to see what would happen. Turned out THEY HONORED THE SALE PRICE ON THAT DVD! I had to wait till it was officially released to get my complete order (so I could get free shipping), but it went through!

You see what the trick is -- you have to anticipate the sale before it actually happens, and have your preorders in your cart beforehand. If you leave items in your Criterion cart, they will stay there for about a week before they are dropped, but you have to keep checking.

Then again, for all I know, it might have been a fluke, and not happen again. Obviously, it's too late to try it at this flash sale, but try it with your preorders at their next flash sale (probably around the end of September or beginning of October), and see what happens. You never know . . .


Or the Barnes and Noble Criterion sale, which happens around the end of March or beginning of April.

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Or the Barnes and Noble Criterion sale, which happens around the end of March or beginning of April.

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Last year, the Criterion sales at B&N were in July and November, so get ready.

During the Criterion sales, I know if you put an item in your B&N cart before they run out of stock, you can still get it at the sale price, as long as you complete your order and have it sent all at once when they restock. But a lot of the time, they get new stock before the sale ends, so it really isn't an issue. It doesn't work with preorders, though.
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PostWed Feb 14, 2018 3:35 pm

If only that trick worked with out-of-print Criterion titles!

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PostTue Feb 20, 2018 3:03 pm

Kino-Lorber has a February sale on right now, with many Studio Classics titles on blu-ray marked down to $11 or less.

Whether it's After the Fox or The Beautiful Blonde From Bashful Bend, they've got you covered. The Garden of Allah and Hangover Square are among these titles too.
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PostThu Mar 08, 2018 1:49 pm

One Day sale of some WAC titles at Warner Brothers:
50% off! until midnight EST.

https://www.wbshop.com/collections/warner-archive-sale

The Titles:
Out of the Past (BD)
Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? (BD)
Cat on a Hot Tin Roof (BD)
On Dangerous Ground (BD)
Victor/Victoria (BD)
The Unsinkable Molly Brown (BD)
The Americanization of Emily (BD)
Gypsy (BD)
Love Me or Leave Me (BD)
Possessed (BD)
All This, and Heaven Too (1940) (MOD)
Star, The (1952) (MOD)
Opposite Sex, The (1956)
Men Don't Leave (MOD)
Corn is Green, The
Americanization of Emily
Unsinkable Molly Brown, The
On Dangerous Ground (1951) (MOD)
Forbidden Hollywood Collection Volume 1 (MOD)
Victor/Victoria
The Corn is Green (1979) (MOD)
I'll Cry Tomorrow (1955) (MOD)
Forbidden Hollywood Collection Volume 2 (MOD)
Out of the Past (1947) (MOD)
Girlfriends (MOD)

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PostFri Mar 09, 2018 8:31 pm

Just a reminder: The FORD AT FOX box set is still available at HamiltonBook.com for $39.95.
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PostSun Mar 11, 2018 9:45 am

An even better deal, to be sure! I guess once a title has been remaindered, all bets are off.

Did the same thing ever happen to the Murnau & Borzage at Fox set?
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PostWed Mar 14, 2018 7:36 pm

sigh...another offer I can’t refuse.
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PostFri Mar 23, 2018 3:19 pm

It looks like Warner Archives has started another one of their 4 for $44 sales. It appears that additional titles over and above 4 are also $11 and that shipping is free. (Finally gonna pick up my copy of The Sea Wolf blu ray -- and a few other things).

https://www.wbshop.com/collections/warn ... or-44-sale" target="_blank
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