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Special Sales of Classic Titles on DVD & Blu-ray

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This isn't really a sale per se, but on par with the Ford at Fox set in price is the "United Artists 30-Disc Deluxe Giftset". This is a misnomer. It is actually 30 films on 46 discs. The price at Amazon for pre-order is 202.99, retail 289.98, thus working out to under five dollars a disc for some pretty good films, most of them classics, which is a de facto sale I guess. There is a big 90-film 110-disc set also by United Artists that works out to between five and six dollars a disc if bought on Amazon. The link is for the smaller set is:

 

http://www.amazon.com/United-Artists-30-Disc-Deluxe-Giftset/dp/B000WC39ZO/ref=cm_pdp_review_teaser_product/002-6405236-2226452

 

The link for the big 90-film collection that runs 600 dollars is:

 

http://www.amazon.com/United-Artists-Super-Deluxe-Films/dp/6302985277/ref=cm_cr-mr-title/002-6405236-2226452

 

filmlover first pointed out the existence of the 90-film collection on another thread, and then I ran across the smaller more affordable 30-film collection myself.

 

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Amazon has classic boxed sets by Universal on sale including:

 

Alfred Hitchcock - The Masterpiece Collection/ Retail: 119.98 Sale: 57.99

W.C. Fields Comedy Collections V1 & V2/Each Retail: 59.98 Sale: 28.49

Marx Bros. Silver Screen Collection/ Retail: 59.98 Sale: 28.49

Preston Sturges - The Filmmaker Collection/ Retail: 59.98 Sale: 28.49

The Gary Cooper Collection/ Retail 26.98 Sale: 13.49

Mae West - The Glamour Collection/Retail 26.98 Sale 13.49

Marlene Dietrich - The Glamour Collection/Retail 26.98 Sale 13.49

Carole Lombard- The Glamour Collection/Retail 26.98 Sale 13.49

Screen Legends Collections of John Wayne, Cary Grant, Bing Crosby, and James Stewart/

Each Retail: 26.98 Sale: 13.49

 

There may be others, but I can't find a central link on the site to any particular sale.

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Great catch. That's a bargain on the Glamour Collections.

 

Amazon is sometimes so hard to fid the links to certain sales. You look at a screen one moment and see a listing, go back to the same screen a few seconds later an they have rotated that sale link with some other.

 

I was able to see that they also have the James Stewart Hollywood Colelction at $28.49, down from $59.98, and The Marlon Brando 4-Movie Collection at $13.49, down from $26.98.

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calvinnme,

 

I found the link to the Universal box sets on special at Amazon:

 

http://amazon.com/gp/feature.html/ref=amb_link_5694552_2/104-2749804-9953506?ie=UTF8&docId=1000152451&pf_rd_m=ATVPDKIKX0DER&pf_rd_s=right-1&pf_rd_r=1KGNWSGWRDPQYDT0PRG3&pf_rd_t=101&pf_rd_p=319015001&pf_rd_i=507846

 

I will pick up the Boris Karloff Collection, the John Wayne - An American Icon Collection, and maybe the Deanna Durbin Collection at $13.49 each, and will be considering the 2 W.C. Fields Collections at $28.49 each. I have almost everything else.

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There is a fantastic sale at Fry's. All four of the James Bond Ultimate Edition box sets are $27.99 each. That is an incredible price! Each set had 5 different films, newly remastered, and each film title has 2 DVDs (and a booklet), so that is 10 DVDs in each box. For only $29.99???!!!!!!! Do not wait on this sale!

 

You may have seen individual titles for sale at $7 or so, but they only have one DVD in it (just the movie) and not the 2nd DVD which has tons of Bond extras. Skip those and go for the big sets, believe me!

 

When they first came out they were about $99 each. I got mine at about $54 per set and thought it was an incredible deal. I still do. Now, here they are at $27.99?!!! If you are looking for Christmas gift ideas, these would be great.

 

I believe the only reason they are being sold so low is that there is a big box set containing all these plus the addition of a 2-disc Casino Royale coming out on November 6th. But the street price will be $289.98 (Amazon's current discount is $199.99). You are much better off getting the 4 separate sets for the Fry's price and then spend a few bucks to get the Casino Royale by itself. You'll save about $50 or $60 off Amazon's price (and $150 or $160 off the street price).

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That is a great price for the Bond movies. The only reason I'm going to pass on it is because those films are some of the most likeliest to get and to benefit from a HD/Blu-ray treatment in the not-too-distant future, and I would prefer to own them in that format.

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That is a great price for the Bond movies. The only reason I'm going to pass on it is because those films are some of the most likeliest to get and to benefit from a HD/Blu-ray treatment in the not-too-distant future, and I would prefer to own them in that format.

 

LOL, Web, why do I suspect there is also a P.S. to that..."but even then not until the format war is settled."

 

Also, LOL, I have to admit I am confused. Didn't you say about a month ago on one of the forums that you don't collect or watch movirs, just get excited that they are on TCM?

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"Didn't you say about a month ago on one of the forums that you don't collect or watch movies, just get excited that they are on TCM?"

 

Yes, but it was intended as a joke which I thought would be clear. I mean, why would anyone get excited about movies on TCM if they didn't record or watch them? I was just trying to offer a silly alternative to the thread-starter's two choices of just watch or also collect.

 

And, no, I'm not waiting till the format war is settled. Like Paramount, I've chosen HD, at least to begin with, because I like it's vibe (meaning, everything about it) better than Blu-ray. I'm wholly prepared to get a Blu-ray player also if need be, but I have a feeling both formats will be hanging around for a while and players will increasingly come out that play both formats.

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FilmLover,

Thanks for keeping up with the Bond sets info!

I happened to have this weekend off and was browsing here

this morning for the first time in almost two weeks;

I saw your post and ran over to Fry's a little later in the day.

I got one of their last four Volume 3 sets

which includes the title I'm always grousing about -

that hasn't been released individually yet -

On Her Majesty's Secret Service (1969).

$27.99 is just a crazy, ridiculous price!

Fry's regular price sticker is still on the box - $69.99!

I can keep the other four movies, sell them or give them away at Christmas-time for that money.

Plus as you've mentioned the individual sets don't include the

second bonus disc for each movie.

So ends my quest for OHMSS on DVD!

 

Thanks again!

Jeff

 

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Although I have posted this on another thread, I thought I would post it here as well. Deep Discount is having their semi-annual big DVD sale beginning Friday, November 9, 2007.

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It looks like the code for deepdiscount.com will be "DD1109":

 

"Save an additional 20% Off from 11/09/07 - 11/25/07 with Promo Code DD1109.

 

Disclaimer from DD:

 

"Offer valid on currently available DVDs, Posters, Fun Stuff, and Storage Accessories. Previous sales are excluded. Prereleased DVDs are not included in sale. Coupons do not apply to video games, CDs, Books or electronics. Coupon may only be used once per customer. See site for details. We reserve the right to limit quantities."

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Yeah, don't worry, there'll be plenty of codes for DD floating around, as there are each year.

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I took the plunge at deepdiscount and got the following:

 

The John Ford Collection: 5-Pack

 

Elizabeth Taylor/Richard Burton Collection

 

Myrna Loy/William Powell Collection

 

Counsellor-at-Law

 

The Long Gray Line

 

"Alfred Hitchcock Presents" Season III

 

I did a comparison to dvdplanet.com and the prices there were higher on all but one (counsellor-at-law).

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>By the way, Amazon is having a sale now that is

>bringing the price of some DVDs below DD's sale price.

>Like Imitation of Life (double film ver) and Phantom of the Opera (43).

 

Thanks, that's good advice.

I price every item at three or four web sites to be sure to get the best price

and often break up an order between two or three vendors.

I live in Illinois so I also have to consider the sales tax when I order from DD

another 8% I think.

 

I lean towards ordering with Amazon whenever possible as they're the only ones that seem to "get it" when it comes to packing an order properly. Their shrink-wrap to cardboard is the best.

Even they will occasionally send something in a bubble-mailer though.

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Oh, wow...that would have been a sweet deal on that Frank Capra set! Tell me, does Amazon have an email alert service that lets you know about these sales, or do you have to just keep checking the site? And does the "gold box" sale advert appear on the home page or do you have to go to another page or the dvd section to see it?

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The Gold Box (looks like a treasure chest icon) appears near the top of the home page.

 

You can sign up to be notified on a daily basis what the new item is, and usually you get the email right after midnight when the item take effect. However, for the Monday and Thursday deals that run only for a few hours, you have to check yourself by clicking on the front page Gold Box. They will usually feature three different items on those Monday and Thursday deals on the right side of the page that comes up when you click on the Gold Box, and they will tell you the category but not the item itself until the time starts for it (for example, the Frank Capra started at 6 AM PST). I think each special runs 4 hours or until they run out of stock, like the Capra set did this morning.

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Jane Russell turned down Love Me or Leave Me, in hopes thinking she would get I'll Cry Tomorrow. It must've hurt that she ended up not getting to play either.

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Jane Powell was Etting's personal choice to play herself and she was quite disappointed when Day was cast, but when she actually saw the film, then her feelings towards Doris lightened up. I can't see Jane or Ava playing Ruth, but I can definitely see Russell playing Lillian Roth.

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Thanks, so much for the notice about the Amazon sale you guys! I finally ordered the Bogart & Bacall box set I've wanted for a long time.

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I've spent about $1,000 on DVDs this week. Mostly from DVDPlanet as most of their prices are below DeepDiscount's. But their website gets jammed up and you can't get into your cart at times. To name a few I got:

 

Les Miserables (Literary Classics) (1935)

Inner Sanctum Mysteries: The Complete Movie Collection

Fox Horror Classics

Hell's Angels

This Gun for Hire (1942)

On The Beach

Girlfriends - The Complete Second Season - love this show

Along Came Jones

Three Violent People

The Three Stooges Collection - 1934-1936

Myrna Loy and William Powell Collection

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I've also been ordering a bit, but I'll list those in a separate post. What I wanted to let you know about is if you are in the greater Los Angeles area, go out to the Warner Bros. studio store off of Riverside Drive or Street near the studio. (You have to go in the store itself, no phone orders, because they call these prices studio employee discounts, even if you're not). The prices there are usually about 40% less than street. And I was in there today and discovered that there is an extra 20% for fall clearance or something.

 

Here's what I picked up:

 

Classic Comedy Teams Collection - their usual store price: $17.61 - today was $14.09

Broadway Melody - their usual store price: $10.83 - today was $8.66

Lucille Ball Film Collection - their usual store price: $30.58 - today was $24.46

Driving Miss Daisy - their usual store price: $6.57 - today was $5.26

The Iron Giant - their usual store price: $7.35 - today was $5.88

4 Film Favorites (Comedy) - their usual store price: $8.72 - today was $6.98

Million Dollar Baby (Blu-ray) - their usual store price: $17.15 - today was $13.72

Batman Begins (HD-DVD) - their usual store price: $17.15 - today was $13.72

AND

I was shocked to see the following there at the price because I paid about $40 for it at Ameoba:

The Jazz Singer Three-Disc Deluxe Edition Box Set - their usual price: $23.50 - today was $18.80 !!!!!!

 

I picked up that extra set because it can always make a good gift, or sell my other one. Even with the special DVDPlanet and Deepdiscount.com specials on right now, they can't match that!

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