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elockett's Avatar elockett
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Wow Ricwhite, those images look pretty good to me! This is the series narrated by Attenborough correct? If yes, I've caught snippets of it in various AV stores for BR demo and I recall the video not only looking spectacular, but the film actually appearing to be an excellent documentary in its own right.

Eric
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Skippyrulz:

Do you reside in the US? I ask because I ordered three BR discs with a collective price over $40 USD, and the order system would not accept the "10off40" promo code. I wonder if a delivery address in the US has something to do with it? Further, because I live in the US, I don't qualify for free shipping either. The deal on the set of discs themselves (Firefly series plus Kill Bill vol 1 & 2) is a steal until shipping is applied ($12). It's still a good deal even with shipping but there is some way to apply the promo code it would become a great deal...

Eric

i am in the us. i don't know what to tell you though. i noticed it yesterday, when i was thinking about buying sin city and FDTD. i forgot that i couldn't get free SS shipping in the US, but added another disc to the order, hoping to hit the FSSS limit.

when i got to the payment type screen, at the bottom, above where you would enter your GC/promotional code, it said "You have CDN$ 10.00 in gift certificates or promotional credit available for use toward this purchase. Would you like to apply it?". just tried it again and it says the same thing. then when i get to the final screen it says "Visa10off40 -USD 8.54". so maybe try that.
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i am in the us. i don't know what to tell you though. i noticed it yesterday, when i was thinking about buying sin city and FDTD. i forgot that i couldn't get free SS shipping in the US, but added another disc to the order, hoping to hit the FSSS limit.

when i got to the payment type screen, at the bottom, above where you would enter your GC/promotional code, it said "You have CDN$ 10.00 in gift certificates or promotional credit available for use toward this purchase. Would you like to apply it?". just tried it again and it says the same thing. then when i get to the final screen it says "Visa10off40 -USD 8.54". so maybe try that.

Thanks for the advise. Amazon.ca customer service took care of me. A good deal just turned into a great deal. I think I'm going to grab some more titles! Though I'm heavy into AV, I've been so tied up with work over the past couple of years that I've missed a lot of good, non-current movies so a lot of these titles that appear to be discounted relative to new ones will be new to me. Hopefully I don't go broke in the process...

Eric
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Didn't last years crazy Blu-Ray sales hit the first week of the new year or so? If what we are seeing now is all the studios & e-tailers have got for specials, I will be spending my money on other things or not at all.

I am pretty sure last year at this time HD-DVD and Blu Ray were still in a heated format war... thus the sales.
Chad T's Avatar Chad T
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Planet Earth -- Upconverted DVD? No. Afraid not. Yes, the PQ is somewhat inconsistent -- ranging from a low of about 3/5 to as high as a 5/5. I give an average of 4/5 -- which is above average for a BD movie. Here are some sample shots. Remember that these are photographs of a 106" screen and an LCD projector. The actual image is better than what these shots depict.

Okay, I don't normally mind a little OT conversation, but come on......26 huge pics in a pricing thread? That's beyond ridiculous.
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Okay, I don't normally mind a little OT conversation, but come on......26 huge pics in a pricing thread? That's beyond ridiculous.

That is sort of what I was thinking...
rboster's Avatar rboster
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though the pics were nice...that's not what this thread is about. Next time please direct member's to the review thread with a link. Thanks
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Anyone seen any good deals on Eagle Eye? Loved it at the theater. Tempted to pull the trigger on this at Amazon for $26.
I unusually won't spend this kind of money on a movie but...
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though the pics were nice...that's not what this thread is about. Next time please direct member's to the review thread with a link. Thanks


Sorry.

Here's the link to the Planet Earth screenshots. If you can find a deal on this set, it's well worth it.

http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showp...&postcount=376
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Their sales would have increased marginally ... since blu-ray sales volumes are not significant when compared to dvd sales and sales of other items. And they would have lost the extra margin on blu-ray sales (primarily new releases) that people would just buy anyways (e.g., Dark Knight).

Why is it every time I come to this thread all I hear is complaints about the pricing of blu-rays? If they are too expensive, don't buy them. Wait till prices come down. If you want to engage in corporate pricing strategy then go work in the head office of a large retailer or one of the studios.

& this is why BD will either be a very minute niche product or die altogether.

ps = IronMan, PE & TDK all were priced @ MSRP or above @ my local CC still. Nicely done smart business guys. Down the tubes u go.
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Picked up a bunch of titles at Wal-Mart for $10/ea. They had all 3 Rambos, Terminator 2, Total Recall, Stargate, Crash, Casino, Reservoir Dogs, and Young Guns, Saw and Saw II. I picked up all except the Rambo and Saw films. Just can't resist any BD titles for $10 even each. This was in the Plainfield, IL Wal-Mart off of Rt 59. Just dove back into Blu Ray after selling my collection 6 mos ago to pay off some debt, needed to build up my collection again :-)
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Thanks for the advise. Amazon.ca customer service took care of me. A good deal just turned into a great deal. I think I'm going to grab some more titles! Though I'm heavy into AV, I've been so tied up with work over the past couple of years that I've missed a lot of good, non-current movies so a lot of these titles that appear to be discounted relative to new ones will be new to me. Hopefully I don't go broke in the process...

Eric

What did you ask amazon.ca to get them to take care of you?
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Picked up a bunch of titles at Wal-Mart for $10/ea. They had all 3 Rambos, Terminator 2, Total Recall, Stargate, Crash, Casino, Reservoir Dogs, and Young Guns, Saw and Saw II. I picked up all except the Rambo and Saw films. Just can't resist any BD titles for $10 even each. This was in the Plainfield, IL Wal-Mart off of Rt 59. Just dove back into Blu Ray after selling my collection 6 mos ago to pay off some debt, needed to build up my collection again :-)

A friend of mine said he picked up Rambo 1 - 3 at Amazon for $15.
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Picked up a bunch of titles at Wal-Mart for $10/ea.

I think all Walmart stores have those titles at $10 now.
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I think all Walmart stores have those titles at $10 now.

now they just need to add a lot more titles.
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Thanks OP for posting the Firefly bluray deal. The 10off40 deal may only work with a new account. Also, for those interested, the Sunshine blu-ray at amazon.ca is only CDN$ 14.95.

http://www.amazon.ca/Sunshine-Blu-ra...0443751&sr=1-2

Richard
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Also noticed that Sin City on Blu-Ray is 12.95 on the amazon.ca site. So US blu-ray players (particularly a ps3) will have no problem playing this?
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That is correct Jason. All Canadian discs are also region 1 just like the US.
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suffolk,
Best Buy had Eagle Eye for $26. I suspect that isn't the lowest price locally but you have to pay tax which may be offset by potential shipping costs.
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Great deal even when shipping to US is taken into account...

Also the $9.95 is really only $8.08 because of the strength of the Greenback. On the flip side, I think us Canadians have pretty much stopped ordering anything from the U.S.
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Man, you guys have been slacking. No one listed any Fry's deals!

$9.99
Beowulf and Grendel
Day of the Dead
Dawn of the Dead (I believe this is the original.)
Evil Dead II
Heathers
John Carpenter's Halloween
Master's of Horror: Season 1 Volume I
Master's of Horror: Season 1 Volume III
Master's of Horror: Season 1 Volume III
Master's of Horror: Season 1 Volume IV
To Kill a King

$11.99
Casino
Eastern Promises
Dawn of the Dead
The Hulk (Ang Lee version)
Miami Vice
The Mummy
The Mummy Returns
The Scorpion King
The Thing
U-571

$16.99
300
The Departed
I Am Legend
Pan's Labyrinth
Troy: Director's Cut


$17.99
Cars
Chronicles of Narnia The Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe
Chronicles of Narnia Prince Caspian
Enchanted
Forgetting Sarah Marshall
Kill Bill: Vol1
Kill Bill: Vol2
National Treasure
National Treasure 2: Book of Secrets
No Country for Old Men
Pirates of the Caribbean Curse of the Black Pearl
Pirates of the Caribbean Dead Man's Chest
Pirates of the Caribbean At World's End
Pixar Short Films Collection
Ratatouille
Sleeping Beauty (2-disc not the 3-disc)
The Strangers
Wall-E

$26.99 (Okay not really a deal unless you shop at Border's!)
Eagle Eye
Resident Evil: Degeneration

$27.99 (See above.)
The Duchess
Ghost Town
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Pssst! The Dark Knight at Amazon BD+Digital copy for $21.99. I think I'm in unless someone else has it for less???
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Man, you guys have been slacking. No one listed any Fry's deals!

.....

$26.99 (Okay not really a deal unless you shop at Border's!)
Eagle Eye
Resident Evil: Degeneration

....

Amazon has Resident Evil Degeneration for $19.99
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& this is why BD will either be a very minute niche product or die altogether.

ps = IronMan, PE & TDK all were priced @ MSRP or above @ my local CC still. Nicely done smart business guys. Down the tubes u go.

I couldn't even FIND those movies at my local CC
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Man, you guys have been slacking. No one listed any Fry's deals!

$9.99
Beowulf and Grendel
Day of the Dead
Dawn of the Dead (I believe this is the original.)
Evil Dead II
Heathers
John Carpenter's Halloween
Master's of Horror: Season 1 Volume I
Master's of Horror: Season 1 Volume III
Master's of Horror: Season 1 Volume III
Master's of Horror: Season 1 Volume IV
To Kill a King

$11.99
Casino
Eastern Promises
Dawn of the Dead
The Hulk (Ang Lee version)
Miami Vice
The Mummy
The Mummy Returns
The Scorpion King
The Thing
U-571

$16.99
300
The Departed
I Am Legend
Pan's Labyrinth
Troy: Director's Cut


$17.99
Cars
Chronicles of Narnia The Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe
Chronicles of Narnia Prince Caspian
Enchanted
Forgetting Sarah Marshall
Kill Bill: Vol1
Kill Bill: Vol2
National Treasure
National Treasure 2: Book of Secrets
No Country for Old Men
Pirates of the Caribbean Curse of the Black Pearl
Pirates of the Caribbean Dead Man's Chest
Pirates of the Caribbean At World's End
Pixar Short Films Collection
Ratatouille
Sleeping Beauty (2-disc not the 3-disc)
The Strangers
Wall-E

$26.99 (Okay not really a deal unless you shop at Border's!)
Eagle Eye
Resident Evil: Degeneration

$27.99 (See above.)
The Duchess
Ghost Town



where do you see wall-e for that price, I see something almost $30 dollars on their website
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where do you see wall-e for that price, I see something almost $30 dollars on their website

Those prices could very well be instore only and limit to specific stores in their chain.
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where do you see wall-e for that price, I see something almost $30 dollars on their website

http://shopping.dallasnews.com/ROP/a...vid=2519&type=

Look at the top. It could be a misprint, but there's Wall-E.
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& this is why BD will either be a very minute niche product or die altogether.

ps = IronMan, PE & TDK all were priced @ MSRP or above @ my local CC still. Nicely done smart business guys. Down the tubes u go.

You just don't get tired of being wrong, do you?

Brandon
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http://shopping.dallasnews.com/ROP/a...vid=2519&type=

Look at the top. It could be a misprint, but there's Wall-E.

Those prices listed are correct, I picked up Wall-E on Friday for $17.99, it's the 2-disc version and not the 3-disc (which is still $35). They never really put accurate prices on their website, always go in-store.
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Pssst! The Dark Knight at Amazon BD+Digital copy for $21.99. I think I'm in unless someone else has it for less???


It's $22 at Target along with Wanted.

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