Lot of Dreamworks 3D movies for $19.99 plus spend $50+ and select In-Store-Pick-Up for a $10 off coupon.
Some of the $19.99 3D blurays are:
Puss N Boots
How to Train Your Dragon
Planet of the Apes 5-film collection boxset is $29.99 (normally $39.99) till 12/29/11.
Set includes the following films each is separate BD keep cases...
Looks like this is mostly for in-store purchase because the website only has a barebones description under the SKU # 5513191, and it's backordered online.
This series contains some pretty graphic violence and adult themes btw, so it's not recommended for immature/younger viewers.
FYI, the Planet of the Apes boxset above is now only $19.99 at BB till 11-24 (same SKU #). Just got a $10 refund on my set to prove it. (Tks BB! )
Picture and sound quality is fairly decent on this set, for older films. The first two films are on the brighter side. If you're using ~2.2 display gamma, I'd suggest bumping that up to at least the new standard of 2.4. The 4th film (Conquest of the PotA) is quite a bit darker than the others, and has some crushing of shadow detail, though that may be intentional for artistic reasons. Direction and cinematography are amazing on the first two films (particularly the first one).
Amazon also has the set marked down to $22.99.
In addition to PotA, the following boxsets are also $19.99 at BB this week...
And the Oceans 11/12/13 BD set is $9.99.
I wonder if any of these will be further discounted for BF? (BB won't pricematch BF prices btw, not even their own.)
^ BB had the Extended LOTR boxset on sale for $39.99 on Monday only I believe. So that may be why they're cleaned out some places. I probably would have posted about it here, if I'd known in advance. Found out about it late Monday night about an hour before stores closed, but decided to pass because Target had the individual films for $10 each ($30 total). I've already triple-dipped on other versions of this set, so may try to hold out until the Extended Edition BDs dip below $10 each for my 4th dip. (I'd probably bite at $7.99 per film.)
FWIW, some details on the offers were/are posted in these threads...
Some $3.99 BF specials (still good as of 11-24-12)...
Some $7.99 BF specials (still good as of 11-24-12)...
BB has LOTR Extended Trilogy (SKU 2629119) for $49.99 for in-store purchase only.
Also, North by Northwest (SKU 7552099), Ben-Hur (SKU 5359149) and Casablanca (SKU 5211414) for $9.99. I believe these are all single-disc editions of the most recent releases. I picked up the 70th Ann. Ed. of Casablanca and watched it last night, and it looked pretty fantastic.
With the current $5 DVD tradein offer, that means $9.99 titles above are only $4.99... provided you can find them in stock! Stores near me are out of the single-disc versions of NBNW and Ben-Hur, but they have Casablanca, which I highly recommend (esp. for $4.99!).
Also, Lawrence of Arabia is only $12.99 with DVD tradein.
^ Roger that, Steeb.
^ Good to know, GM. I think this is the previous discussion you were referring to...
Did the BB rep use Express Lane to take your in-store order?
^ This jibes with my experience as well. I've traded in many discount DVDs and also a couple Blu-rays, and they seemed fine with it. Haven't tried HD-DVDs, but some stores may take those as well. (Can't hurt to ask, if you have no other way to get rid of em.)
^ I'm sure this has happened to me as well. I usually try to wait until the prices "bottom out" though. And I don't trade in anything that might fetch decent cash/credit elsewhere (at a 2nd-hand store, for example), so I'm not kicking myself later on for giving up something "precious".
FYI, BB's extended holiday return policy doesn't end until Jan 24th, so if you want to return or "price adjust" something purchased before the holidays, it's still possible for a few more days (assuming your return privileges haven't been revoked for misuse). From BB's website:
Unfortunately, I moved a little too quickly on Casablanca, and paid $10 for it last week. So hopefully my local BB will let me do a DVD trade-in retroactively. They're usually pretty good about stuff like that if you ask nicely, and plead a little. And if not, then I may buy another copy (w/tradein), and return the unopened disc with my old receipt.
I have not seen any of the DVD editions of Casablanca, so I can't really compare. But the Blu-ray edition looks quite good. If you're using a TV that's 50" or larger, I'm pretty sure you'd notice an improvement in the level of detail, esp. on exterior/daylight scenes. Most of the interiors are a bit darker and grainier though. The Blu-ray is hard-matted to a 1.37 ratio, which might be another factor to consider if you're not a fan of pillarboxing.
In addition to the DVD tradein program, BB is also offering $5 (minimum) gift cards in exchange for "small electronic devices" until 2-2-13. More details here...
The gift cards can be used for any purchase (not just movies), and can be combined with $5 DVD tradein or phone upgrade* discounts on Blu-rays. I traded in 2 ancient cell phones for $10 in gift cards. That plus a $5 phone discount brought my cost on Lawrence of Arabia BD down to $3 + tax.
The electronic devices are a bit of a hassle though, because they'll ask for personal info and a thumb print (for protection against stolen goods). You should also remove any personal data, SIM cards etc. from such devices before trading them in.
(*Check to see if you're eligible for an upgrade on your cell phone, and you also get a $5 coupon off a Blu-ray... no tradein required, thru Feb. 2nd.)
Interesting. The link above says "working or not", so I assumed they'd take just about anything. Maybe '94 is too far back in the cellphone stone age though. Fwiw, one of the phones I traded was a 10+ year old Ericsson.
I'll be interested to hear your opinion on it. The BD edition of LoA is very detailed, though there is some subtle ringing/haloing visible at times on high contrast edges. The color and contrast also seem a bit "tweaked" to me, but also quite good. Audio also sounds a bit distorted at times on my equipment, but still fairly impressive for such an old film. I was very glad to add such a high quality presentation of this to my small, but growing BD collection.