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post #14761 of 14986
Next week all 11 star trek movies are $4.99 each with the best buy dvd trade in.

Also iron man & iron man 2 (single disc versions) $4.99 each with trade in.
Edited by dcowboy7 - 4/23/13 at 12:01pm
post #14762 of 14986

^ Groovy.

 

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Originally Posted by mjmbond View Post

Are the versions of the films in the western combo pack different from the single disc versions? The reviews of the transfers of all three films has generally been good.

 

I haven't compared em, but the combo was just released about a year ago, so my guess is they're probably the same. The combo pack does not include the "Smilebox" edition of HTWWW btw (which was also a little disappointing to me). But you do get the "flat" restored widescreen Cinerama version, which looks pretty good (though the 2.89 AR picture is quite small on my 34" TV). The Searchers also has some amazing landscape imagery, but there were issues with the transfer on that and Wild Bunch which make it hard for me to give the set an enthusiastic thumbs up.


Edited by ADU - 4/24/13 at 9:11pm
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Originally Posted by ADU View Post

^ Groovy.

 

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I haven't compared em, but the combo was just released a few months ago, so my guess is they're probably the same. The combo pack does not include the "Smilebox" edition of HTWWW btw (which was also a little disappointing to me). But you do get the "flat" restored widescreen Cinerama version, which looks pretty good (though the 2.89 AR picture is quite small on my 34" TV). The Searchers also has some amazing landscape imagery, but there were issues with the transfer on that and Wild Bunch which make it hard for me to give the set an enthusiastic thumbs up... YMMV though.

 

Thanks for the color ADU; I think your assesment is probably correct that these are the recently released, restored versions. At $6.99 for these three (after the $5 DVD trade coupon), it's a steal, IMHO.

post #14764 of 14986
Package deal. Amazon has "Fast & Furious 1-5" for $37.99.
post #14765 of 14986

FWIW, Best Buy has the following Triple Features on sale for $11.99, $6.99 after the $5 DVD trade, bringing the per disc cost to $2.33. These titles were available in my store, there may be others elsewhere.

 

 

Swordfish/Point Break/Executive Decision

Losers/RocknRolla/Shoot 'Em Up

Body Heat/L.A. Confidential/The Player

Assassins/Cobra/The Specialist

Wedding Singer/Going the Distance/Music and Lyrics

Body of Lies/Edge of Darkness/Pride & Glory

Cowboys/The Green Berets/The Searchers

Deep Blue Sea/Long Kiss Goodnight/Snakes on a Place

Training Day/John Q./The Pelican Brief

Time Traveler's Wife/P.S. I Love You/The Lake House

The Searchers/The Wild Bunch/How the West was Won

 

 

 

 

 

 

post #14766 of 14986
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Originally Posted by mjmbond View Post

FWIW, Best Buy has the following Triple Features on sale for $11.99, $6.99 after the $5 DVD trade, bringing the per disc cost to $2.33. These titles were available in my store, there may be others elsewhere.

 
Swordfish/Point Break/Executive Decision
Losers/RocknRolla/Shoot 'Em Up
Body Heat/L.A. Confidential/The Player
Assassins/Cobra/The Specialist
Wedding Singer/Going the Distance/Music and Lyrics

Body of Lies/Edge of Darkness/Pride & Glory
Cowboys/The Green Berets/The Searchers
Deep Blue Sea/Long Kiss Goodnight/Snakes on a Place
Training Day/John Q./The Pelican Brief
Time Traveler's Wife/P.S. I Love You/The Lake House
The Searchers/The Wild Bunch/How the West was Won
Are these 3 movies on a BD 50?
post #14767 of 14986
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Originally Posted by mjmbond View Post

FWIW, Best Buy has the following Triple Features on sale for $11.99, $6.99 after the $5 DVD trade, bringing the per disc cost to $2.33. These titles were available in my store, there may be others elsewhere.

 
Swordfish/Point Break/Executive Decision
Losers/RocknRolla/Shoot 'Em Up
Body Heat/L.A. Confidential/The Player
Assassins/Cobra/The Specialist
Wedding Singer/Going the Distance/Music and Lyrics

Body of Lies/Edge of Darkness/Pride & Glory
Cowboys/The Green Berets/The Searchers
Deep Blue Sea/Long Kiss Goodnight/Snakes on a Place
Training Day/John Q./The Pelican Brief
Time Traveler's Wife/P.S. I Love You/The Lake House
The Searchers/The Wild Bunch/How the West was Won
Are these 3 movies on a BD 50?
Warner simply repackaged the existing BDs for these movies together in one case. So many of them have two features on a BD-50 and then another movie on a separate disc.
post #14768 of 14986
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Are these 3 movies on a BD 50?

 

I purchased four of them, and each title is on it's own disc. I had a couple titles on BD prior to purchasing the Triple Feature, and they appear to be the exact same discs as contained in the single disc versions! Quite a deal, actually!

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Warner simply repackaged the existing BDs for these movies together in one case. So many of them have two features on a BD-50 and then another movie on a separate disc.

 

This isn't my experience, but I don't own them all. If you check Best Buy's disc specs online for the titles I listed, they all state "3 Discs."

post #14770 of 14986
Great!
Thanx for the info.smile.gif
post #14771 of 14986
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Originally Posted by mjmbond View Post

This isn't my experience, but I don't own them all. If you check Best Buy's disc specs online for the titles I listed, they all state "3 Discs."

The only one I know of for sure that has only 2-discs is the 16 Blocks/Last Boy Scout/Last Man Standing... Boy Scout & Standing are on one disc, with 16 Blocks on the other.
post #14772 of 14986

The westerns are all on separate discs, as are Ferngully and The Secret of NIMH. Here are my PQ reviews on the westerns fwiw...

 

http://www.avsforum.com/t/1405185/best-catalog-film-transfers/90#post_23246504

http://www.avsforum.com/t/746239/searchers-on-blu-ray/30#post_23246457

http://www.avsforum.com/t/909744/the-wild-bunch-blu-ray/30#post_23246346

 

PQ is also rather poor at times on NIMH. But the problems on that film are more intermittent, and PQ is generally very good on Ferngully... so I stand by that combo suggestion. These animated films get pretty intense btw (esp. NIMH), and may not be suitable for younger kids, or other sensitive persons.


Edited by ADU - 5/1/13 at 6:49pm
post #14773 of 14986
star trek next generation season 3 is $60 on amazon today.
post #14774 of 14986
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star trek next generation season 3 is $60 on amazon today.




Target has the same price this week. There is also $10 off if you buy S3 and Best of Both Worlds together.
post #14775 of 14986
Star Wars/original or prequel series for $32.99 from Amazon.
post #14776 of 14986
Amazon has Woody Allen's 'To Rome With Love' at $9.99 today.
post #14777 of 14986
Amazon is blowing out select blu-rays starting at $4. Among the titles are "American Psycho" ($4.99), "Spiderman 3" ($5.63), "When Harry Met Sally" ($4.75), "Reservoir Dogs: 15th Anniversary Edition" ($5.00), and "Terminator 2: Skynet Edition" ($4.75). Best Buy is matching on some of them. Full listing here:

http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=sr_nr_p_76_0?&rh=n%3A2625373011%2Cp_n_format_browse-bin%3A2650305011%2Cp_n_condition-type%3A6461716011%2Cp_76%3A1249191011&bbn=2625373011&sort=price&ie=UTF8&qid=1367808829&rnid=1249189011#/ref=sr_pg_1?rh=n%3A2625373011%2Cp_n_format_browse-bin%3A2650305011%2Cp_n_condition-type%3A6461716011%2Cp_76%3A1249191011&bbn=2625373011&sort=price&ie=UTF8&qid=1367849721
post #14778 of 14986
"The Wizard of Oz: 75th Anniversary Edition" for $13.99 on Amazon.
post #14779 of 14986

Speaking of wizards, for fans of adult animation, the BD/Digibook of Bakshi's Wizards is $10 with a DVD tradein at BB till Saturday (5-11). The HD transfer is pretty good on this for an older animated film btw.

post #14780 of 14986

There are number of animated/family and other titles current marked down to $5 at BB without a tradein as well, including the standalone versions of Secret Of NIMH, Ferngully, Chitty-Chitty Bang-Bang, and a number of others. Sorry I don't have a good link handy with a list.

post #14781 of 14986
Amazon has a $5 off coupon if you pre-order The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh (Aug 27 release) and buy either The Tigger Movie or Winnie the Pooh with it.
http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00CMY3K5O/

- Chris
post #14782 of 14986

In addition to NIMH, there are several other animated Bluth films currently on sale at BB for $5 (with no tradein), including All Dogs Go to Heaven (1 & 2), Anastasia, The Pebble & the Pengiun, and Thumbelina.

 

The only other one I've seen so far on BD is Anastasia, which has some pretty nice rotoscoped animation and voicework by Cusack, Ryan, Grammer, Lloyd, Azaria, etc... Anastasia is a musical btw in 2.35 AR. There is some EE visible on the transfer, and detail is a bit soft for a scoped film, and the color tends to favor reds and browns (which is undoubtedly largely by design). But otherwise it's pretty ok. Very enjoyable little flick.

 

I wish Titan AE was available on BD (with a good HD transfer).


Edited by ADU - 5/11/13 at 4:28pm
post #14783 of 14986

Amazon has The Forever Marilyn Blu-ray Collection today only for $26. I just went in to a Best Buy where they price matched and let me apply the $5 Upgrade & Save promo.

post #14784 of 14986
Amazon has "The Last Starfighter: 25th Anniversary Edition" for $7.
post #14785 of 14986

The original 1951 The Day the Earth Stood Still is $5 at BB till Sat (5/11) with a DVD tradein. Same goes for the first two American Pie films.

 

Haven't seen the BD of TDTESS yet, but both Ralph and Bluray.com gave it pretty good reviews, and the screen shots look decent. The Film is B&W ~1.33 AR pillarboxed btw.

 

The American Pie transfer is definitely on the darker side, and doesn't have great detail, but the color is ok. I'd call it average, but watchable. PQ is also kind of average on AP2, and tends to favor warmer hues.


Edited by ADU - 5/21/13 at 2:15pm
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Haven't seen the BD of TDTESS yet, but both Ralph and Bluray.com gave it pretty good reviews, and the screen shots look decent. The Film is ~1.33 AR pillarboxed btw.

(the original 1951) The Day The Earth Stood Still features an excellent transfer of the movie, has plenty of nice extras (most ported over from the laserdisc box set) including the commentary track by the late Robert Wise and perhaps most importantly, an isolated audio track of the film score by the great Bernard Herrmann. 20th Century Fox thankfully got this one right. Highly recommended.
post #14787 of 14986
How are you guys getting these Blu rays at BB in store to use the trade in $5. They are showing as Online only for me and I can't select ship to store on for example The Day the Earth Stood Still (1951). It shows as $9 online but there is no store option.
post #14788 of 14986
Sin City EE at Amazon for $4.99!
post #14789 of 14986
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Originally Posted by Baenwort View Post

How are you guys getting these Blu rays at BB in store to use the trade in $5. They are showing as Online only for me and I can't select ship to store on for example The Day the Earth Stood Still (1951). It shows as $9 online but there is no store option.

 

I see what you mean Baenwort. FWIW, I purchased mine in store.

 

If your local BB is out-of-stock on an item, you can ask a salesperson to check availability at other nearby locations using their in-store computer inventory system (since you can't do it yourself on BB's regular website). Or you could purchase the item in-store using Express Lane, and have it shipped to your home (if it's not sold-out online). You'll need someone in customer service to help with that btw. You could also try calling BB's 800 number to see if they can locate a store near you with the item. I think those are pretty much your only options.

 

There are a lot of BBs in my area, and last time I checked (a couple days ago) several of them still had the TDTESS BD listed in their inventories, according to the computer system at the store nearest me.

 

I haven't had a chance to actually watch the film yet, but I took a quick peek last night, and I can see why it's gotten some pretty positive reviews. The PQ is somewhat variable though, as one might expect for an older SF film. Sometimes it's good, and sometimes there's too much smoothing/EE on the image. Most of the closeups looked very sharp and detailed though. And the scenes with poorer PQ tend to be more brief in duration.... That's based on a cursory look mind you. Definitely seemed to be a step up from the DVD though, which had pretty terrible clipping and EE throughout, as I recall.


Edited by ADU - 5/10/13 at 6:15pm
post #14790 of 14986

Just a heads up that the DVD tradein offer at BB ends today (Sat 5/11).

 

My review of the $5 (w/trade) edition of Blade Runner fwiw...

 

http://www.avsforum.com/t/880791/blade-runner-the-final-cut/1290#post_23305098


Edited by ADU - 5/11/13 at 4:30pm
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