Several 3D titles have been reduced to $15+tradein this week as well, including the following...
Clash of the Titans
Conan the Barbarian (2011)
How To Train Your Dragon
Journey to the Center of the Earth (2008)
Kung Fu Panda 2
Legend of the Guardians
Meet the Robinsons
Monsters v. Aliens
Puss in Boots
The Three Musketeers
The digitally remastered collector series DVD?
There was a similar promotion involving mobile phones which ended on 7-21. But I believe (as GM mentioned above) the $5 DVD tradein offer runs until 8-11. I had no problems trading some DVDs on Saturday (7-28).
It looks like all the 3D titles above are still $15 with DVD tradein. John Carter (2D) went back up though. There are still some fairly decent titles available for $5 with tradein as well, including MI4 and Clash of the Titans (2010).
I was actually comparing the Heavy Metal BD to my old 2003 Superbit edition.
I wasn't aware that there was a remastered DVD released after that, so I can't really comment on how the BD might compare with that. The BD was a fairly significant upgrade from my 2003 Superbit DVD though.
From just reading some reviews, it appears that the BD may be the 2008 remastered one. Regardless, I'm satisfied enough with the DVD as it looks as good as I remember it at the movies: http://www.amazon.com/Heavy-Metal-Collectors-Richard-Romanus/dp/0767836316/ref=sr_1_1?s=movies-tv&ie=UTF8&qid=1343793467&sr=1-1&keywords=heavy+metal
Sure wish my store had more to choose from though, especially $9.99-14.99 ones. I've still got a big box full of < $5 BB rentals plus some gift and $1 yard sale DVDs I don't mind parting with.
BTW, how do you find out about these sales? I can't even find it on their website.
I have the Lawrence Superbit as well, and used to own a few others (Underworld, Starship Troopers...). I think alot of folks got the SBs for the DTS tracks, rather than the higher bitrates. There is a difference in the image quality though, and it's most noticeable in action scenes where there's alot of movement and you're more likely to see compression artifacts/macroblocking on the lower-bitrate recordings. I could definitely see a difference in some of the action scenes in Underworld, even on my comparitively smaller HD screens.
Most of the SBs are probably obsolete though since the arrival of Blu-ray.
Fair enough. The 2008 CE DVD of Heavy Metal could well be from the same xfer as the BD edition. The BD looks pretty damn good to me though, and I would strongly recommend it to fans of the film, especially at the current $5 price (with tradein). The BD xfer is on the grainy side (which could be somewhat distracting for some folks), and detail could maybe be a tad sharper/better-defined, but they nailed the color and contrast on this edition IMO. And the upsides on the disc far outway the minor issues in it's PQ.
Agreed. The selection is pretty abysmal at BB. They only stock new releases, and older titles which are still good movers/money-makers for them. Fortunately, I also have access to a really good second-hand store which has a much better selection to choose from, and they're usually happy to take any gently-used BDs (or DVDS) I don't want for credit at their store.
I think discs are on the way out though. Streaming seems to be the wave of the future.
I found out right here.
It is possible to use the DVD tradein credits towards the purchase of Blu-rays which are available on BB's website, but not in the store btw. When I first inquired about this, I was told no. But I spoke to a customer service agent at my local blue&yellow, and they said it could be done with their in-store ordering system (called Express Lane), using an override.
FYI, there is also another repackaged issue of the old "Total Recall" Blu-ray (with not-so-good transfer) available, which has Movie Cash good for up to $7.50 towards the purchase of a ticket to see "The Expendables 2". This item is also $4.99 + tax after DVD trade-in.
Now if they will just do 'Rear Window'........
AFA good deals, other than those me nad others have already listed, I picked up Moon, The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen, The Professional, Ben Hur, Das Boot, 2 disc Sin City, and the triple feature Twister/Poseidon/Perfect Storm.
Still got  DVDs and a 'wish list' to use them all up, but none available in store or for store pick-up, so guess I'm done.