UK/US iTunes Movie & TV Bargains

low-def.

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Managed to get a refund on my purchase for Holyy Movies from my instawatch purchases.
 

-gonzo-

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Was this yesterday only? Think I may have missed it..
Yeah they’re usually only ever until 23:59 that same day.
Occasionally there’ll be a weekend offer but they’re few and far between.
Do you not have the app with notifications turned on or even follow their Twitter feed?
 

MarkNorton1

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Anyone know the difference between the iTunes version of Zodiac (£3.99) and the bluray which suggests it’s the directors cut, only about 6 minutes or so between them I think, I’m fact I might have zodiac on bluray myself, probably still all wrapped up! 🤣
 

orac1971

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Anyone know the difference between the iTunes version of Zodiac (£3.99) and the bluray which suggests it’s the directors cut, only about 6 minutes or so between them I think, I’m fact I might have zodiac on bluray myself, probably still all wrapped up! 🤣
The 6 mins doesn’t add up too much.. but the extras on the blu ray do - excellent documentaries and several commentaries.
 

-gonzo-

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This has just dropped to £4.99.
It looks absolutely terrible, but I’m still slightly intrigued by the awfulness that I still want to see it 😂
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Edit: just shown the trailer to the missus and she says we have to buy it as it looks shiz but it’s her sort of it’s so bad it’s good shiz 😂
 
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panman40

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Dunno never seen it, just found that it’s actually a sequel to Forbidden Kingdom which is currently £2.99.
I might buy both as I will never watch them.
 

BrynTeg

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Whats Cut from it? If its just a few horse falls i can live with that ....
 

dazza8402

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Whats Cut from it? If its just a few horse falls i can live with that ....
Yeh this.

“pre-cut by distributor to remove scenes of horse tripping, in line with the BBFC's guidelines, and a sex scene was cut to avoid an 18 certificate (130:10).”

Although probably minor (and very picky of me) I won’t buy anything that’s cut if it’s available elsewhere uncut.
 

BrynTeg

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Sex scene!! how dare they... :D
 

Smurf100

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Gameflip – A step by step guide to getting Instawatch refunds

This might be of assistance to some of us on here.

I firstly emailed gameflip ([email protected] ) explaining that various Vudu instawatch movies bought from them were removed from my Vudu account at the end of June.

The response from gameflip after a couple of days was:
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Thank you for contacting us. We are very sorry to hear about this issue.

Please reply to this message with full screen unedited and uncropped screenshots of:

1. The name of movie/s removed and the Purchase ID's

2. Your Vudu account's "My Movies" sections where the movie should appear. https://www.vudu.com/content/movies/mymovies?SORT_ORDER=A%20-%20Z

3. Your Vudu account's "Purchase History" section where the movie should appear.


4. Email from Vudu support confirming which movie was removed from your Library and the reason for removal.

[email protected]

Vudu support will confirm the movies were removed due to being redeemed on an incorrect Vudu account and allow us to issue a refund or credit.

Once we receive this information we will be able to process your refund or credit as soon as possible.

____
I then emailed Vudu with an extremely brief and non-specific query, simply saying I’d noticed some of my movies had recently disappeared and was curious as to when they would return.

Vudu didn’t immediately reply to that, or a chase up email, so I logged into my Vudu account, found a record of the outstanding query sitting in my Account Overview/Questions screen, and sent a chase up via that method. They then replied the same day (via email as well as via Account Overview) as follows:
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Thank you for contacting Vudu Customer Care.

I am sorry to hear you had these titles deleted from your account, I will provide additional information.

As of June 29, 2020, Vudu is no longer accepting any Instawatch purchases made through Walmart.com. We are taking new measures regarding our Instawatch redemption program.

It has been brought to light that some accounts have InstaWatch titles missing from their account. If titles were removed, the titles were not redeemed to the Walmart account that purchased the discs.

If you have proof the Instawatch content was bought from your Walmart.com account, please forward us your Walmart.com order confirmation, and we will gladly escalate your case to our higher level of support for further review. If you no longer have the proof of purchase, unfortunately, we are unable to escalate your case.

If you have any other questions or need further assistance please do not hesitate to contact us.

Best Regards,
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From the above wording it is clear that this is just a standard ‘copy and paste’ reply, they are not interested in investigating or ‘punishing’ account holders for breaching their Instawatch rules, just in closing out the query. This is supported by similar reports on Reddit by people who’ve done the same thing, and received the same response, so I wouldn’t worry about contacting Vudu.

So I then took screenshot of that, as well as relevant Vudu purchase history and My Movies sorted by A to Z, etc, and sent everything back, including movie name and gameflip purchase ref nos, as a reply to their initial instructions email.

After a week gameflip replied saying they would refund 18 out of the 22 movies that I’d listed in my first email (they didn’t say why they didn’t want to refund the other five, and I’m not arguing). These purchases were all cancelled and the credit is now back in my gameflip account wallet. I have just submitted a second email containing a batch of a further 44 missing movies so I’ll see how that goes.

By the way, while checking gameflip account I did notice that the monthly $2 ‘bonus credit’ that has been regularly added to accounts expires a week later if it has not been used.
 

Graham

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Just got Con Air for £3.99 as apparently the iTunes master is much nicer than the BR. Haven’t seen it in nearly 20 years! Now pondering The Rock also...
 

-gonzo-

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Just got Con Air for £3.99 as apparently the iTunes master is much nicer than the BR. Haven’t seen it in nearly 20 years! Now pondering The Rock also...
Just bear in mind that as these are from Touchstone Pictures that currently it’s unlikely they’ll get a 4K upgrade if they do get a 4K release.
 

Graham

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Just bear in mind that as these are from Touchstone Pictures that currently it’s unlikely they’ll get a 4K upgrade if they do get a 4K release.
True, I also think the DVD of Con Air has the director’s cut which never surfaced even on Blu-ray. I wonder if Disney will ever do the equivalent of Disney+ for all their Touchstone etc stuff - there is so much material out there
 

BrynTeg

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Will the commando directors cut only play if you have apple box? using the app and default is the normal cut version
 

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