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HMV January Sale

Discussion in 'Movie Forum' started by StuartBooth, Jan 7, 2001.

  1. StuartBooth

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    Golly, I got a pleasant surprise when I visited HMV yesterday. I *very* rarely go shopping for various reasons and only ever shop for DVDs on the High Street for sale prices and special offers. Basically my threshold is DVD £ < £13 to make it a bargain enough to jump it above any new releases I might want.

    HMV have a fair set of discs for £9.99 plus Buy-3-Get-4th-Free offers. Unfortunately my list of titles that I want in R2, which I carry with my in my wallet for just such occasions, wasn't terribly up-to-date. NOW I wish I had access to www.Rewind.org.uk and www.DVDRumble.co.uk whilst on the move in the shop itself!!

    So I noted down things I saw I was interested in and checked the sound format on a few - damn, there's an AWFUL lot of interesting R2 discs out there in Dolby Pro Logic (e.g. Lost In Space!). Came home, updated my R2 lists via Rewind, and popped back into town:

    So the eventual scores were:

    * £9.99 specials!

    A Life Less Ordinary
    Lock, Stock & Two Smoking Barrels (Directors Cut)
    Sleepers
    American History X
    Glengarry Glen Ross
    Trainspotting (~14s cut for R2, but anamorphic)

    * Buy 3 get 4th free

    Here I picked out 4, including Goodfellas, which they then couldn't find. So I swapped it for another, and was pleased that the chap gave me the expensive one free, which is unusual I think

    £12.99 Batman
    £12.99 Dead Calm
    £12.99 10 Things I Hate About You
    [free] £15.99 LA Confidential

    Smart!


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  2. RMCF

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    Good choice of discs, but just to let you know that Glengarry Glenross' RRP is actually £9.99. So that wasn't at a special price. I have never seen it for sale above this price. Having said that it is one of my all-time favourite favourites and worth it at twice the price.
     
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  4. Jesus H

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    never knew lost in space was pro-logic [​IMG]
    was considering buying it

    have jewel cases completely gone out

    i noticed a life less ordinary is in a black run of the mill dvd case now..sh*te

    i did like those jew cases and still dont own one
     
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    I bought Lost in Space from Woolies for £9.99
    - I`m looking at the box now and it says DD5.1 on the back (must admit I haven`t got round to watching it yet though !!)
     
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    I can't remember, cos I didn't like it, but I am sure Lost In Space is DD.
     
  7. ptmbradley

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    According to www.dvdfile.com batman is one of the Warner disks getting a Spec. Ed. makeover this year.
     
  9. StuartBooth

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    I'm sure I saw only Pro Logic on the back of the Lost In Space disc. Hmmm, maybe it was Pro Logic *and* DD5.1 but I missed the 5.1.

    Sorry for the mis-information. This took me by surprise and stood out in my mind.

    As for Batman, yes, I just read *today*, Monday, that there's a Special Edition of that coming out. Oh, arse!

    Actually I'd like a super special edition box set of the first 3 films, Batman, Batman Returns & Batman Forever, but not Batman & Robin which was utter rubbish IMHO.


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    Personally I like the WH Smith 3 for £40 deal...

    Picked up The Beach, End Of The Affair, Angel Heart, Loves Labour Lost, Blue Streak, BlackAdder 2, DragonHeart 2 (4 the Kids), Gods and Monsters, Apocalypse Now, Hard Target, MI2 and Bicentennial Man (4 the Kids)for £160.

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  11. Jesus H

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    sorry, but how the hell did that little blue dismayed face appear on my post

    i never put it there!

    infact i have never seen it before

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    Pro-Logic on a R2 disc is no great suprise.
    It happened to me when I bought that great classic, Deep Rising. No Dolby Digital. Of course the R1 has.
    At £9.99 a disc, it's good value, but, I still will give R1 first refusal, on the whole they are so much better.

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