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post #4401 of 5714

Whenever I see those deals, I go... "GYAAAH!  Why did I buy it for so much when it first came out???"

post #4402 of 5714

Seconded.  Luckily I held back on things like the Hitchcock Collection and Universal Monsters Collection and Bond Collection for when some of these deals came around, though I'm sure I'll see them at half even that price soon enough and be punching myself.

post #4403 of 5714

"Aha!  Finally, Nooj... you are becoming a crafty consumer!!!"

(later deal)

"GYAH!!!"

post #4404 of 5714

Has anyone tried buying something off Amazon UK for delivery to the US?  the estimated delivery of my Universal Monsters set was 1/23, but I've still not seen hide nor hair of it.  I'm in LA.  Unlike my usual orders from Amazon there's no tracking #.

post #4405 of 5714
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Originally Posted by MikeShaynePI View Post

Has anyone tried buying something off Amazon UK for delivery to the US?  the estimated delivery of my Universal Monsters set was 1/23, but I've still not seen hide nor hair of it.  I'm in LA.  Unlike my usual orders from Amazon there's no tracking #.

It can really vary. For example, last fall I pre-ordered both the Uni Monsters set and their Hitchcock set. The Monsters set came in about a week before the expected date and the Hitchcock about a week after. If you do not see it by the end of this week, I would maybe contact them.

post #4406 of 5714
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Originally Posted by MikeShaynePI View Post

Has anyone tried buying something off Amazon UK for delivery to the US?  the estimated delivery of my Universal Monsters set was 1/23, but I've still not seen hide nor hair of it.  I'm in LA.  Unlike my usual orders from Amazon there's no tracking #.

 

I ordered Band of Brothers and the first 6 Harry Potter movies a couple of years ago, and they hadn't shown up two weeks after the estimated delivery, so I reported it to Amazon UK. They sent a replacement, and in another couple of weeks I finally received my order. Then about a month later, I had a random delivery, checked the invoice, and it was the original order.

post #4407 of 5714
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Originally Posted by HypnoToad View Post

 

I ordered Band of Brothers and the first 6 Harry Potter movies a couple of years ago, and they hadn't shown up two weeks after the estimated delivery, so I reported it to Amazon UK. They sent a replacement, and in another couple of weeks I finally received my order. Then about a month later, I had a random delivery, checked the invoice, and it was the original order.

Yup has happened to me a couple times from amazon uk. I guess customs does....something.

post #4408 of 5714

Well, I know where it is.  Now I've just got the problem of my asshole mail carrier actually delivering it.  She refuses to bring it to my door (even when I'm home) and my apartment building doesn't have a place for packages to be delivered.  I work all day so picking it up hasn't been an option.  I requested it be redelivered and it wasn't today (or if it was it was stolen by some piece of shit who left the 15th Yellow Pages on my front door since I moved in here 7 months ago, but I tend to think its more likely the carrier didn't deliver it.)  Guess I'll try to stop there tomorrow before I go to work.

 

In another Blu-Ray news, since I'm working on the Fox lot I'm privy to their studio store.  They tend to have pretty well discounted prices on blu-ray.  I got the new Die Hard boxset for 24 bucks (even though I have the last Die Hard blu-ray boxset) and today I got The Wizards, Bill & Ted and Dressed to Kill all together for a little over 30 bucks.  Luckily some of their prices are baffling more than Amazon and their selection isn't the best or I'd be giving them back every dollar I'm making there.

post #4409 of 5714
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Originally Posted by MikeShaynePI View Post

Well, I know where it is.  Now I've just got the problem of my asshole mail carrier actually delivering it.  She refuses to bring it to my door (even when I'm home) and my apartment building doesn't have a place for packages to be delivered.  I work all day so picking it up hasn't been an option.  I requested it be redelivered and it wasn't today (or if it was it was stolen by some piece of shit who left the 15th Yellow Pages on my front door since I moved in here 7 months ago, but I tend to think its more likely the carrier didn't deliver it.)  Guess I'll try to stop there tomorrow before I go to work.

 

In another Blu-Ray news, since I'm working on the Fox lot I'm privy to their studio store.  They tend to have pretty well discounted prices on blu-ray.  I got the new Die Hard boxset for 24 bucks (even though I have the last Die Hard blu-ray boxset) and today I got The Wizards, Bill & Ted and Dressed to Kill all together for a little over 30 bucks.  Luckily some of their prices are baffling more than Amazon and their selection isn't the best or I'd be giving them back every dollar I'm making there.

Not to rain on your parade, but for anyone else interested in the new Die Hard set, Best Buy has it for $20 today and tomorrow. If you trade in a dvd at customer servide, you get a $5 off coupon too. $15 is not too shabby for the set, though I must admit the new documentary is not quite enough to get me to buy it.

post #4410 of 5714
Well, that tears it. To the Best Buy!
post #4411 of 5714
Figures. Well, that's a lesson. Only WB ever had good prices on their lot. Fox and especially Sony, not so much.

Went to the post office and got my Universal Horror box. Man, those Brits really ugly up their media.
post #4412 of 5714

March 12:

 

 

John Carpenter and Keith Gordon commentary, three featurettes, and deleted scenes from the DVD. Limited to 3,000 copies. Preorders start Feb 15.

 

EDIT: It comes out March 12, not March 15.


Edited by Barkatthemoon - 2/2/13 at 6:13am
post #4413 of 5714

If it's the same commentary from the DVD, it's a good one. Gordon was just starting his directing career at that point, and talks about how much he learned from Carpenter's set. (Though, obviously, it isn't anywhere near as good as the Carpenter/Russell classic commentaries).

post #4414 of 5714

I'm not one to pirate but this bullshit where only a few thousand copies are released, at $30 a pop to boot, make me consider it. They did the same thing to Fright Night.

post #4415 of 5714
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Originally Posted by Barkatthemoon View Post

March 12:

 

 

John Carpenter and Keith Gordon commentary, three featurettes, and deleted scenes from the DVD. Limited to 3,000 copies. Preorders start Feb 15.

 

EDIT: It comes out March 12, not March 15.

Yes and if you want this title the date to remember really is Feb 15, the pre-order date. The last more modern horror title they released was the 1990 version of Night of the Living Dead and that sould out within a week of preorder. This could be sold out within 1-3 days given it's increased popularity. Preorders start at 4:00PM on Feb15th, hopefully everyone gets one, I know I will. 

 

As for complaining about the business model.....yeah I get that but if you don't grab it now you won't see it for 3 years and who knows what happens to it after that.

post #4416 of 5714

Also Brian Depalma's THE FURY is also going up for preorder on that date from the same company, also limited to 3000 copies. Although I doubt that one will sell out as quickly.

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post #4418 of 5714

Bond 50 is $129.99 at Amazon until the 16th. Run, dont walk.

post #4419 of 5714

Does anyone know if the new Game of Thrones dual Blu/DVD combo sets are twice as many discs, or some flipper disc nonsense?

post #4420 of 5714

The Boardwalk Empire set had the normal Blu discs and two dual sided DVDs. I haven't watched the DVDs so I can't vouch for the video quality.

post #4421 of 5714

Thanks Ben. I don't see why they wouldn't be the same quality as the normal DVDs, I just really hate flippers.

post #4422 of 5714

On Feb 19th the Terminator REMASTERED is coming out to blu-ray. They have had it out in the UK for months and we are finally getting it here. The UK transfer is amazing from what I hear and we are getting the same one and for only 13.86 at Amazon, not bad at all.

 

Also don't forget about the Christine Pre-order on Feb 15th. That one is going to go very fast and then hit Fright Night prices. It's not anywhere except for one obscure website:http://www.screenarchives.com

post #4423 of 5714
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Originally Posted by Justin Clark View Post

Bond 50 is $129.99 at Amazon until the 16th. Run, dont walk.

I wanna do it...  but I shouldn't... I wanna do it...  but I shouldn't...  I wanna do it...  but I won't...  I wanna do it... SO I WILL...  but I won't...  urk...

 

Some movie fan I am...  Just got my copy of Skyfall, so I'll finally be able to see it!  Too bad then that the format I'll likely see it in first is via the digital copy it comes with on an iPad Mini, but I can't complain.  

post #4424 of 5714
Best Buy has all of the individual Bond blu rays (except for those that are exclusive elsewhere, like Target) for $7.99. That's in store pricing, and should be good through Saturday.
post #4425 of 5714
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Originally Posted by Rich Straceski View Post

I wanna do it...  but I shouldn't... I wanna do it...  but I shouldn't...  I wanna do it...  but I won't...  I wanna do it... SO I WILL...  but I won't...  urk...

 

Some movie fan I am...  Just got my copy of Skyfall, so I'll finally be able to see it!  Too bad then that the format I'll likely see it in first is via the digital copy it comes with on an iPad Mini, but I can't complain.  

 

Why would that be the first format for your first viewing?

post #4426 of 5714
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Originally Posted by Agent Z View Post

 

Why would that be the first format for your first viewing?

It's mostly a matter of timing and convenience.  6 month old baby at home makes it hard to find time for much downtime for movies or video games.  We're still adjusting.  My commute on the NYC subways, along with occasional lunch breaks, is often the best chance I have to get to things I want to get to.  That's why an iPad or the Kindle Fire is great, given the circumstances.  Weeee!  I actually do have a portable blu ray player too, but that doesn't come in as handy if I get stuck standing on the subway, ha!

post #4427 of 5714

That's cool. To each their own. I'm too picky, always waiting for the best viewing...which is why I have a ton of films I'm still waiting to see (and will probably never get to).
 

post #4428 of 5714

Anyone else having issues with Skyfall on Blu-Ray? I bought a copy on the way home, put it in and the disc won't read past the initial Fox Home fanfare. All my other Blu-Rays work just fine, as does the DVD copy that came with the DVD.

 

Took it back, exchanged it, and I'm having the same issue. Great cap-off to an already shitty day.

 

Edit: Just Google'd it, and more complaints about the Blu-Ray are slowly popping up. Fan-fucking-tastic.

post #4429 of 5714
The film froze on me during Silva's game of William Tell, and wouldn't proceed till I skipped chapters. This was on the PS3.
post #4430 of 5714
This thing is all kinds of messed up. I had to manually jostle it out of the Fox Home fanfare by putting in random chapter numbers. Got it to the preview for Eat Shit and Die Hard, and was able to skip past it to the menu.

Got to the title menu and the clips started playing... with no menu links or the title overlay. After letting the clips cycle, the links/title popped up and I'm finally fucking watching it...
post #4431 of 5714

I've been hearing lots of people are having problems with their Skyfall BDs. My copy, miraculously, works fine on my 5 year old Sony BDP-S350.

 

I had the exact same problems people are describing with Fox's "Prometheus" Blu Ray last Christmas. I updated the firmware on my player, and not only does Prometheus still not work, but suddenly Lady and the Tramp now refuses to load. Pretty sweet.


Edited by Belmont - 2/14/13 at 8:30pm
post #4432 of 5714

Like I mentioned in my DRM rant thread: Fox keeps putting the 'latest and greatest' copy protection on their blu-ray releases, and it frequently takes a while for the firmware for the players to catch up. I haven't picked up Skyfall, but now knowing that it's a Fox Home Video release I don't think I will.

post #4433 of 5714
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Originally Posted by Justin Clark View Post

The film froze on me during Silva's game of William Tell, and wouldn't proceed till I skipped chapters. This was on the PS3.

Whoa.....I have never had a scratch free disc not play on the PS3. 

post #4434 of 5714

So has anyone been able to get on the Screen Archives site to pre-order Christine?  I haven't been able to get in.  It's like a Mondo poster dropped in there or something.

 

ETA: Okay, it took a while, but I got my pre-order in.  Whew!


Edited by Dalyn - 2/15/13 at 1:28pm
post #4435 of 5714

Yeah anyone who wants Christine the time is RIGHT NOW! They have sold close to 2000 in an hour.....I don't know if this will last the day and I really want the real fans to get it instead of scalpers.

post #4436 of 5714

Took me about 30 minutes to get an order in. I had to open a new account as well though. I've read they lower the maximum number of copies you can pre-order to two when only 500 copies are left. They're already there.

post #4437 of 5714

Got one copy each of Christine and The Fury.  I was a little on the fence about getting The Fury, but if I don't like it I'm guessing I can always resell it for a decent amount.

 

It looks like Christine will probably sell out within a couple of hours.  From the discussion on bluray.com, I wouldn't be surprised if The Fury sells out in a week or two.

post #4438 of 5714

I only got the one.  I figured I could get a second and sell it for at least double at some point, but I know myself, and I know how lazy I am about selling stuff online.  Hell, I have been sitting on an extra Shepard Fairey They Live print from an Alamo screening (every ticket got a poster, and between me and my girlfriend we only needed one), but have been too lazy to set up an ebay account.  Not to mention I didn't want to be that douche that takes a copy that could have gone to a fan at list price.

post #4439 of 5714
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Originally Posted by Dalyn View Post

I only got the one.  I figured I could get a second and sell it for at least double at some point, but I know myself, and I know how lazy I am about selling stuff online.  Hell, I have been sitting on an extra Shepard Fairey They Live print from an Alamo screening (every ticket got a poster, and between me and my girlfriend we only needed one), but have been too lazy to set up an ebay account.  Not to mention I didn't want to be that douche that takes a copy that could have gone to a fan at list price.

 

If you have a Paypal account, I would definitely be willing to purchase that print off you.

post #4440 of 5714

Well im glad I got my copy of Christine because they are all sold out in only 8 hours. And the scalping begins....

post #4441 of 5714
Any thoughts on The Fury ? Generally speaking, I like De Palma, but I have not seen this. Would it be worth the $30 (plus shipping) TT charges?
post #4442 of 5714

It seems to have worked then. I was really tempted to buy Christine and I don't like the movie all that much.

post #4443 of 5714
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Originally Posted by COULD432 View Post

Any thoughts on The Fury ? Generally speaking, I like De Palma, but I have not seen this. Would it be worth the $30 (plus shipping) TT charges?

Well just go and rent the DVD from Netflix. You will have time to do that if you please. Im sure it will last several more weeks.

post #4444 of 5714

I don't watch the show, but I'm been made aware that Game of Thrones: Season 2 on blu-ray is currently on pre-order for $29.99 on Amazon.

 

BOOM

post #4445 of 5714

Best Buy will once again have limited edition covers for the blu rays for GAME OF THRONES, S2.  House Lannister and House Greypool are the two choices this time around.

post #4446 of 5714

I almost bought GoT for 34.99 last week.  They still would have honored the new price, but still.  I went to buy it at 34.99 this morning, and just about shit myself when I saw it at 29.99.  And blu-ray.com praises it, just as they did for season 1.  What a value.

post #4447 of 5714

I'm fairly broke until payday on Friday, but I said screw it and bought it anyway. Who needs food, right?

post #4448 of 5714

I don't usually go for the gimmicks, but I am so picking up that Greyjoy Kraken box after work.

post #4449 of 5714

My Neighbor Totoro and Howl's Moving Castle are the latest Ghibli films to get a US blu-ray release, out on May 21st and available for pre-order on Amazon for $35.99 and $27.99, respectively. Not sure why they cost so damn much.

 

http://www.blu-ray.com/news/?id=10498

post #4450 of 5714

Ooh, I kinda wish I had got a Greyjoy box, rather than the cheapo Amazon preorder. Alas!

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