Originally Posted by KOTULCN
do you think people were this hyped over finding a SD DVD for a good price back when they first came out? anyone remember Laser Disc, how much were they back in the day?
Ah, Laserdiscs, that brings back memories. Early on some of the LDs were in the $60 to $70 range. These were usually widescreen CAVs. Then the price of most releases seemed to stabalize at $29.99 and $39.99. Since LDs were clearly a niche product selling to a specialized market, there wasn't enough market demand to force prices lower. Back then, it seemed the best place to get deals was the Columbia LD Club. Here in the Seattle area a specialized LD store, Silver Platters, had the widest selection with the previously mentioned Towers next, all at list price of course.
To get back on topic, in its Sunday newspaper insert CC has a few BDs at $17.99. Titles pictured are Superman Returns, Superman II, Blood Diamond, "Bullitt", Goodfellas, Lethal Weapons, Training Days, The Fountain, The Fugitive, The Wicker Man, March of the Penguins, The Ant Bulley, Million Dollar Baby, The Dirty Dozen, Corpse Bride, The Phantom of the Opera and Enter the Dragon. All in all, a pretty ho-hum list with many of the titles low down on the tier list.