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Title: SALES! (B&N Criterion, etc.)
Post by: dave jenkins on July 10, 2012, 04:06:29 PM
Criterions at Barnes & Noble are 50% off list price beginning today. The sale extends to July 30th.

Went out early and got a Blu-ray copy of Danny Boyle's first feature, Shallow Grave. I'll probably go back and get A Night To Remember on Blu. Don't know if I'll get any DVDs, but I might. The great thing about the sale is that it applies even to the Criterion July new releases as they come out.


Title: Re: B&N Criterion Sale
Post by: drinkanddestroy on July 10, 2012, 04:20:35 PM
I just looked at two Criterion titles on B&N's website, and both of them have mistaken descriptions:

Stagecoach is inaccurately described as widescreen http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/dvd-stagecoach-claire-trevor/3624601?ean=715515052511

Ace in the Hole is inaccurately described as pan and scan http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/dvd-ace-in-the-hole-kirk-douglas/3853166?ean=715515024723





Title: Re: B&N Criterion Sale
Post by: dave jenkins on July 10, 2012, 05:22:24 PM
Yeah, I go to B&N to buy, not to get info. I know more about the products then they do.


Title: Re: B&N Criterion Sale
Post by: Groggy on July 10, 2012, 05:41:02 PM
Sweet! I'll keep an eye out next time I'm in B&N. O0


Title: Re: B&N Criterion Sale
Post by: drinkanddestroy on July 10, 2012, 07:14:03 PM
Sweet! I'll keep an eye out next time I'm in B&N. O0

or you can just visit the Barnes and Nobles store on the world wide web  ;)

p.s. why is this topic in the Leone General Discussion board, rather than the Off-Topic Discussion?


Title: Re: B&N Criterion Sale
Post by: cigar joe on July 11, 2012, 03:30:16 AM
or you can just visit the Barnes and Nobles store on the world wide web  ;)

p.s. why is this topic in the Leone General Discussion board, rather than the Off-Topic Discussion?

Because it isn't the extremely anal Clint Eastwood board where the mods would immediately pounce on it  ;D


Title: Re: B&N Criterion Sale
Post by: drinkanddestroy on July 11, 2012, 04:30:35 AM
Because it isn't the extremely anal Clint Eastwood board where the mods would immediately pounce on it  ;D

True. The Eastwood board is ridiculous, the moderators control how you breathe there.


the reason I noticed this is that I was actually looking for this thread (in the Off-Topic disciussion_ but couldn't find it, till I decided to try th General Discussion.


Still, after all that, you know you can't resist, cj. The thread will be moved; just a question of when ;)


Title: Re: B&N Criterion Sale
Post by: dave jenkins on July 11, 2012, 09:17:44 AM
I look for every opportunity to post outside the Off Topic thread as it is ridiculously overloaded already.


Title: Re: B&N Criterion Sale
Post by: drinkanddestroy on July 11, 2012, 03:08:40 PM
I look for every opportunity to post outside the Off Topic thread as it is ridiculously overloaded already.

indeed it is (understandably so, since there are many more non-Leone topics than Leone-topics. That's why I started the "microblogging" thread, cuz there are so many times you wanna mention one point, and don't expect there to be many responses, and that gets rid of it all on one thread, saving what would be numerous other threads that wouldn't be more than a page long anyway).


Title: Re: B&N Criterion Sale
Post by: Groggy on July 12, 2012, 04:28:55 AM
You know Jenkins, I just got a B&N coupon in my email this morning. This might be a good weekend to go shopping. O0


Title: Re: B&N Criterion Sale
Post by: PowerRR on July 13, 2012, 07:23:39 AM
I got that coupon too. I think I'm getting 3 Women and Days of Heaven on Blu-Ray and Short Cuts on DVD.


Title: Re: B&N Criterion Sale
Post by: Groggy on July 13, 2012, 11:34:36 AM
or you can just visit the Barnes and Nobles store on the world wide web  ;)

Nah.  Call me old fashioned but I like to buy books and movies in book and movie stars.


Title: Re: B&N Criterion Sale
Post by: dave jenkins on July 13, 2012, 12:34:57 PM
You know Jenkins, I just got a B&N coupon in my email this morning. This might be a good weekend to go shopping. O0
Is there a code? Why not share it with us all?


Title: Re: B&N Criterion Sale
Post by: Novecento on July 14, 2012, 08:04:08 PM
I blind bought the BD of Lola Montes at the last Criterion 50% off sale. Didn't like it as much as I thought I would :(



Title: Re: B&N Criterion Sale
Post by: drinkanddestroy on July 15, 2012, 07:50:44 AM
I blind bought the BD of Lola Montes at the last Criterion 50% off sale. Didn't like it as much as I thought I would :(



I'd never blind buy any movie that's available at Netflix.
With Netflix, I have almost any movie I want, so there's no reason for me to buy any dvd/br ever (blind or not), except in the rare cases where I just NEED to have access to the movie anytime I want it, instantly (like with Leone's movies). Even with great movies, I think watching 'em once a year is about right, to keep it fresh. So Netflix is perfect for me. Aside from Leone's movies, I own less than 20 titles  ;)


Title: Re: B&N Criterion Sale
Post by: dave jenkins on October 31, 2012, 07:46:09 AM
The November sale started yesterday (and goes until Nov. 19). I ran down to my local and picked up Blu's of Les Visiteurs du Soir, In the Mood For Love, and Sunday Bloody Sunday. Next week the Rashomon blu comes out, and in 2 weeks it'll be time for Godard's Weekend. Then, on the 20th, Heaven's Gate. It'll be outside the sale period, but you can get the sale price if you pre-order it online (You can also get the discount for Purple Noon by preordering). I hate Heaven's Gate, but it's like only the third Western in the Collection, so I'm buying it. Maybe the secret to enjoying the film is to skip the Harvard Graduation sequence at the beginning.........


Title: Re: B&N Criterion Sale
Post by: dave jenkins on October 31, 2012, 05:41:47 PM
I blind bought the BD of Lola Montes at the last Criterion 50% off sale. Didn't like it as much as I thought I would :(
Coulda told ya.


Title: Re: B&N Criterion Sale
Post by: dave jenkins on July 09, 2013, 02:09:50 PM
Summer 2013 Sale started today. It goes, I believe, until the end of the month. I went out today and got my copy of Shoah. O0


Title: Re: B&N Criterion Sale
Post by: drinkanddestroy on July 09, 2013, 08:05:17 PM
why the hell does B&N list Criterion's Stagecoach as being widescreen http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/dvd-stagecoach-claire-trevor/3624601?ean=715515052511

and Ace in the Hole as being Pan-and-Scan http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/dvd-ace-in-the-hole-kirk-douglas/3853166?ean=715515024723

? Clearly, neither is accurate.....


Title: Re: B&N Criterion Sale
Post by: dave jenkins on July 10, 2013, 11:49:41 AM
Summer 2013 Sale started today. It goes, I believe, until the end of the month.
Actually, just until the 29th.


Title: Re: B&N Criterion Sale
Post by: Novecento on July 14, 2013, 06:59:35 PM
"Ministry of Fear" for 15 bucks!!


Title: Re: B&N Criterion Sale
Post by: stanton on July 15, 2013, 02:08:35 AM
"Ministry of Fear" for 15 bucks!!

10 too much ... ;)


Title: Re: B&N Criterion Sale
Post by: Novecento on July 17, 2013, 06:14:34 PM
Well it might not be "The Third Man", but it's still a great film noir with some very stylish shots. In fact, I'd venture to say that the scene towards the end with the light going off, the door opening and closing and the gunshot in the dark is one of the best film noir scenes of all time.


Title: Re: B&N Criterion Sale
Post by: dave jenkins on July 17, 2013, 06:32:09 PM
Well it might not be "The Third Man", but it's still a great film noir with some very stylish shots. In fact, I'd venture to say that the scene towards the end with the light going off, the door opening and closing and the gunshot in the dark is one of the best film noir scenes of all time.
It's a clever scene. But one scene does not a successful movie make. Still, I'd pay $15 for the Blu: I spent more than that on it at the time of its release.


Title: Re: B&N Criterion Sale
Post by: stanton on July 18, 2013, 02:31:59 AM
Oops, I just realised that I meant Hangmen Also Die, while actually I have never seen Ministry of Fear. One I would like to see, even if I'm generally not that interested in Lang's films.
Hmm, but I wouldn't pay more than 5 bucks for it.

Strangely there are comparatively rarely Lang films on German TV. I was able to watch nearly every Hitchcock on TV (e.g.in the 80s within a few years), but there are many Lang films which are not easy to get here.


Title: Re: B&N Criterion Sale
Post by: dave jenkins on July 18, 2013, 12:32:36 PM
I'd say Hangman is better than Ministry. I guess I have to concede that M is Lang's best film, although I find Scarlet Street much more diverting. Metropolis is insufferable. If all of Lang's films disappeared off the face of the earth tomorrow, I would probably only yawn.


Title: Re: B&N Criterion Sale
Post by: stanton on July 18, 2013, 01:30:12 PM
Actually M is one of the first films which spring to my mind If I think of overrated classics.

Watched recently for the first time Dr Mabuse (1921), which is often antiquated despite some strong scenes, and Spione (1928), which is great fun. Spione is a clear forerunner of the Bond films. It contains nearly everything which made the Bonds so popular.

It was also again interesting to see how much filmmaking had developed within a few years.


Title: Re: B&N Criterion Sale
Post by: drinkanddestroy on July 18, 2013, 02:22:47 PM
If all of Lang's films disappeared off the face of the earth tomorrow, I would probably only yawn.

The Big Heat, Human Desire, and The Woman in the Window are each at least a 9/10 for me. Scarlet Street is an 8/10 (and I saw an awfully beat-up dvd; I know there is a good dvd and blu ray out there, and maybe I'd rate it higher if I saw that). I haven't seen M or Metropolis, but IMO Lang made some damn fine movies.


Title: Re: B&N Criterion Sale
Post by: dave jenkins on July 19, 2013, 10:36:29 AM
Watched recently for the first time Dr Mabuse (1921), which is often antiquated despite some strong scenes, and Spione (1928), which is great fun.
I'd forgotten about the Mabuse films. I haven't seen The Gambler, but I do like the second film a lot. (I haven't seen the last one either, but I take it that it isn't so great). Scarlet Street and Human Desire are both remakes, so everything in those having to do with plot must be credited to the original creators, not Lang. Except for Lee Marvin, nothing in The Big Heat does anything for me.


Title: Re: B&N Criterion Sale
Post by: dave jenkins on July 19, 2013, 10:49:38 AM
Summer 2013 Tally (so far):

Shoah
Pina
Marketa Lazarova
On The Waterfront
Richard III (upgrade)
Metropolitan (upgrade)
Naked Lunch (upgrade)

All blu's, natch.


Title: Re: B&N Criterion Sale
Post by: dave jenkins on July 19, 2013, 11:23:46 AM
I've just learned that B&N will be getting Guillermo del Toro's The Devil's Backbone next Tuesday, a week before its official release. That means it will qualify for the 50% Off sale. Just a heads up for y'all.


Title: Re: B&N Criterion Sale
Post by: stanton on July 19, 2013, 02:01:15 PM
I'd forgotten about the Mabuse films. I haven't seen The Gambler, but I do like the second film a lot. (I haven't seen the last one either, but I take it that it isn't so great). Scarlet Street and Human Desire are both remakes, so everything in those having to do with plot must be credited to the original creators, not Lang. Except for Lee Marvin, nothing in The Big Heat does anything for me.

Das Testament des Dr. Mabuse (1932, 8/10) is indeed pretty good, and Die 1000 Augen des Dr. Mabuse (1961, 6/10) is indeed nothing special, but watchable.

Hasn't Lang mainly worked with other peoples screenplays and books? At least in Hollywood.


Title: Re: B&N Criterion Sale
Post by: Novecento on July 20, 2013, 08:42:22 AM
I've just learned that B&N will be getting Guillermo del Toro's The Devil's Backbone next Tuesday, a week before its official release. That means it will qualify for the 50% Off sale. Just a heads up for y'all.

How about "The Earrings of Madame de..." ?


Title: Re: B&N Criterion Sale
Post by: dave jenkins on July 20, 2013, 01:41:36 PM
The Blu for that comes out after the sale. I've seen some things on other chat boards, though, suggesting the transfer is a bit dodgy.......


Title: Re: B&N Criterion Sale
Post by: Novecento on July 31, 2013, 07:22:20 PM
The Blu for that comes out after the sale. I've seen some things on other chat boards, though, suggesting the transfer is a bit dodgy.......

Seems you were right  :(

http://www.blu-ray.com/movies/The-Earrings-of-Madame-de-Blu-ray/72983/#Review


Title: Re: B&N Criterion Sale
Post by: dave jenkins on August 02, 2013, 01:35:00 PM
Seems you were right  :(

http://www.blu-ray.com/movies/The-Earrings-of-Madame-de-Blu-ray/72983/#Review
Yeah, best to stay with the DVD for now. Apparently, there is a nice restoration of the film under the horrible Blu-ray transfer. Maybe someone will get a chance to re-master it in the future. In the meantime, maybe we'll get a chance to see the restoration in cinemas.


Title: Re: B&N Criterion Sale
Post by: Novecento on September 13, 2013, 09:09:22 PM
So the French BD that was scheduled for this month has apparently been postponed due to quality concerns.


Title: Re: B&N Criterion Sale
Post by: dave jenkins on September 14, 2013, 11:25:50 AM
Yes, I heard this too. Apparently, Gaumont is going to re-master it again before releasing it. Meanwhile, Criterion remains mute.


Title: Re: B&N Criterion Sale
Post by: drinkanddestroy on September 14, 2013, 06:54:21 PM
apparently you disagree with your boyfriend Beaver. Beaver calls the BRD of The Earrings of Madame de... "a huge improvement over the SD transfer." http://www.dvdbeaver.com/film/DVDReviews25/madame_de....htm

You know what I think of the reliability of his screencaps, but as soon as I saw them, I immediately said to myself, based on these screencaps, how can he possibly think the BRD is clearly better? The BRD image definitely looks darker, (which Beaver does note). At the very least, I'd say it doesn't appear to me that the BRD is any advantage over the DVD. (btw, I am comparing the Criterion DVD vs. the Criterion BRD; I'm not paying any attention to the Region 2 version from Second Sight Films).


I saw the film a couple of days ago for the first time; I rented the Criterion dvd off Netflix. I think the image quality was real good.


Title: Re: B&N Criterion Sale
Post by: Novecento on September 16, 2013, 06:44:35 PM
Robert Harris included what appears to be a very level-headed review of this in his "A Few Words About..." column:

http://www.hometheaterforum.com/topic/325463-a-few-words-about%E2%84%A2-the-earrings-of-madame-de-in-blu-ray/


Title: Re: B&N Criterion Sale
Post by: dave jenkins on November 06, 2013, 05:39:06 AM
New 50% Off Sale starts today and will continue to the end of the month.


Title: Re: B&N Criterion Sale
Post by: dave jenkins on November 20, 2013, 01:04:04 PM
Well, I guess I've shot my wad for this go-around. Here's this month's haul (all BDs):

The Last Metro
Frances Ha
The Big City
8 1/2
The Uninvited
Tokyo Story
The Spy Who Came in From the Cold
Autumn Sonata
Cassavetes Box

Unhappily, the sale ends the day before Investigation of a Citizen Above Suspicion comes out. I don't want to wait until July for the next sale, so I guess I'll pay the $8 premium to have it at the beginning of December.


Title: Re: B&N Criterion Sale
Post by: drinkanddestroy on November 20, 2013, 04:42:29 PM

Unhappily, the sale ends the day before Investigation of a Citizen Above Suspicion comes out. I don't want to wait until July for the next sale, so I guess I'll pay the $8 premium to have it at the beginning of December.

You can't pre-order from B&N and get the sale price? Why not try calling them and complaining. You are a member, I am sure. Tell them how often you buy brd's, that you buy tons of stuff by the sale, and this disc you are waiting for is coming out the next day, etc. Ask 'em to allow pre-orders with the sale. Wortha  shot; I'd bet there's a good chance they give it to you at a reduced price.


Title: Re: B&N Criterion Sale
Post by: Novecento on November 20, 2013, 06:14:32 PM
The Spy Who Came in From the Cold

My lovely wife bought this for me as a gift in the sale. I had never seen it before and was absolutely blown away.


Title: Re: B&N Criterion Sale
Post by: dave jenkins on November 21, 2013, 05:55:15 AM
I'd bet there's a good chance they give it to you at a reduced price.
Nope.


Title: Re: B&N Criterion Sale
Post by: dave jenkins on November 21, 2013, 05:59:02 AM
My lovely wife bought this for me as a gift in the sale. I had never seen it before and was absolutely blown away.
The film is very good. I had the pre-Criterion DVD of this title but didn't feel the need to get the Criterion DVD when they brought it out. But when they upgraded to Blu-ray, however.......


Title: Re: B&N Criterion Sale
Post by: drinkanddestroy on November 21, 2013, 06:07:12 AM
I noticed that Amazon's price for the brd of InvestigationOACASuspicon has gone up to $34.99. When the pre-sale first started, it was definitely cheaper... I'll probably just wait a couple of weeks after the release; hopefully, the price will go down, maybe some people will be selling used copies. $35 is a lot to pay for a single brd


Title: Re: B&N Criterion Sale
Post by: dave jenkins on November 21, 2013, 07:30:15 AM
I pre-ordered and got the earlier $ 27.99 price locked in. Basically, I'm happy to buy Criterion BDs at the price, except when the B&N sale is approaching and I know if I wait a little I can get everything for $20.00 each.


Title: Re: B&N Criterion Sale
Post by: dave jenkins on December 04, 2013, 09:15:45 AM
Just heard there will be another sale beginning 17 Dec and going probably to Christmas Eve. It will be 40% off ALL blu-rays, not just Criterion ones. That means I can get Investigation of a Citizen Above Suspicion at ALMOST the half-off price (I have a membership and get an additional 10%), but also maybe I can get the same kind of discount on the 4-disc set of The Big Gundown.


Title: Re: B&N Criterion Sale
Post by: Novecento on February 26, 2014, 07:19:19 PM
Yes, I heard this too. Apparently, Gaumont is going to re-master it again before releasing it. Meanwhile, Criterion remains mute.

French re-master is out:

http://www.blu-ray.com/movies/Madame-de-Blu-ray/64785/#Review

Comparing the two #11 screencaps on the two releases as the reviewer recommends really shows the failings of the Criterion release.


Title: Re: B&N Criterion Sale
Post by: drinkanddestroy on February 26, 2014, 09:12:05 PM
French re-master is out:

http://www.blu-ray.com/movies/Madame-de-Blu-ray/64785/#Review

Comparing the two #11 screencaps on the two releases as the reviewer recommends really shows the failings of the Criterion release.

are you comparing the French BRD to the Criterion BRD, or to the Criterion DVD?

Because the Criterion DVD is real nice; it's only the BRD that had problems


Title: Re: B&N Criterion Sale
Post by: dave jenkins on February 27, 2014, 07:39:44 AM
The comparison is between the French Blu and the Criterion Blu. It seems the French is better, although not as good as it could be: http://www.blu-ray.com/movies/Madame-de-Blu-ray/64785/#Review
Quote
Gaumont's high-definition transfer is not identical to the one Criterion used for their Blu-ray release of this very beautiful classic French film. Detail and image depth are clearly superior on Gaumont's release. This is easy to see during daylight panoramic shots and during select indoor shots with plenty of light. (You can compare screencapture #11 with screencapture # 11 from our review of the Criterion release to see exactly what type of improvements are present). Traces of some extremely light noise corrections, however, remain, though none of them are problematic. Contrast levels are stable. Also, there are no traces of compromising sharpening corrections. This being said, while viewing the film I noticed traces of light chroma noise (see screencaptures #3 and #17). The most obvious ones appear during the beach sequence at the end of the film. Additionally, there is an obvious discrepancy between the black/gray settings when one compares the Gaumont release with the Criterion release. In this case, considering the above mentioned traces of light chroma noise, it is clear that Gaumont's high-definition transfer could have been encoded better.


Title: Re: B&N Criterion Sale
Post by: Novecento on February 27, 2014, 07:03:41 PM
are you comparing the French BRD to the Criterion BRD, or to the Criterion DVD?

Why are you asking? The link is right there.

Anyway seems like an absolute no brainer - the Gaumont release is the way to go.


Title: Re: B&N Criterion Sale
Post by: drinkanddestroy on February 27, 2014, 08:42:11 PM

Anyway seems like an absolute no brainer - the Gaumont release is the way to go.

Maybe the Gaumont BRD is a no-brainer over the Criterion BRD; but is the Gaumont DVD better than the Criterion DVD? Cuz the Criterion DVD was nice (and, as discussed previously, better than the Criterion BRD).


Title: Re: B&N Criterion Sale
Post by: dave jenkins on February 28, 2014, 07:50:08 AM
I haven't seen anyone yet compare the Gaumont Blu with the Criterion DVD. I have the Criterion DVD, and I just ordered the Gaumont Blu. I'll let you know what I think when the latter arrives.


Title: Re: B&N Criterion Sale
Post by: Novecento on February 28, 2014, 06:55:08 PM
I haven't seen anyone yet compare the Gaumont Blu with the Criterion DVD. I have the Criterion DVD, and I just ordered the Gaumont Blu. I'll let you know what I think when the latter arrives.

Are you both seriously debating this?


Title: Re: B&N Criterion Sale
Post by: dave jenkins on February 28, 2014, 07:25:05 PM
I'm sure the Blu-ray is superior. However, since I don't have it hand, I can't say exactly how much of an improvement it is. If the question is, "I already have the DVD and I'm very happy with it, should I spend 30 dollars for a marginal upgrade?, " I don't know the answer. But I will.


Title: Re: B&N Criterion Sale
Post by: dave jenkins on March 12, 2014, 07:51:37 AM
Hmmm: http://www.dvdbeaver.com/film/DVDReviews25/madame_de....htm


Title: Re: B&N Criterion Sale
Post by: Novecento on March 14, 2014, 06:45:53 PM
Check out how bad the leaves look on the Criterion BD in the 6th set of screen grabs.


Title: Re: B&N Criterion Sale
Post by: dave jenkins on March 15, 2014, 01:36:22 PM
This is probably the most convincing comparison: http://www.dvdbeaver.com/film4/blu-ray_reviews_61/madame.htm


Title: Re: B&N Criterion Sale
Post by: Novecento on March 20, 2014, 07:37:05 PM
The film is very good. I had the pre-Criterion DVD of this title but didn't feel the need to get the Criterion DVD when they brought it out. But when they upgraded to Blu-ray, however.......

Seems like Oswald Morris died a couple of days ago at the age of 98. Apparently the Sept edition of Cinema Retro will contain a tribute to him:

http://www.cinemaretro.com/index.php?/archives/7979-OSWALD-MORRIS,-OSCAR-AND-BAFTA-WINNING-CINEMATOGRAPHER,-DEAD-AT-AGE-98.html


Title: Re: B&N Criterion Sale
Post by: dave jenkins on May 01, 2014, 01:55:32 PM
TODAY ONLY (May 1, 2014) Ford At Fox DVD box, regularly $194. 99 @ FoxConnect for 49.99 (incl. shipping) with the code GRAPES.

I couldn't resist, I had to go for one for myself . . .


Title: Re: B&N Criterion Sale
Post by: dave jenkins on June 30, 2014, 11:54:49 AM
On line sale starts today; in store, tomorrow.


Title: Re: B&N Criterion Sale
Post by: dave jenkins on July 01, 2014, 10:31:06 AM
Did my hunter-gatherer routine this morning. Came back with Blus of A Hard Day's Night and Picnic At Hanging Rock. Picnic comes with a copy of the source novel which, I understand, has been out of print in the US. Brilliant. For $20 you can have the best-looking home video version of the film (with panflute by Zamfir!) AND the book. Still, I predict D&D won't see the value . . .


Title: Re: B&N Criterion Sale
Post by: Groggy on July 01, 2014, 04:13:41 PM
Which cut of Picnic is it, Jenkins? The novel's very much worth reading.


Title: Re: B&N Criterion Sale
Post by: drinkanddestroy on July 03, 2014, 01:05:52 AM
I think the B&N sale is mainly good for recenly released titles. For the titles that have been out for a while, I think many can be bought new on Amazon Marketplace for not much more, or in some cases even less, than they cost in the B&N sale. Unless there are new releases you wanna buy, I'm not sure it's so worth waiting around for this B&N sale.


Title: Re: B&N Criterion Sale
Post by: dave jenkins on July 03, 2014, 08:05:11 AM
Which cut of Picnic is it, Jenkins?
Director's.


Title: Re: B&N Criterion Sale
Post by: dave jenkins on July 03, 2014, 08:19:27 AM
I think the B&N sale is mainly good for recenly released titles. For the titles that have been out for a while, I think many can be bought new on Amazon Marketplace for not much more, or in some cases even less, than they cost in the B&N sale. Unless there are new releases you wanna buy, I'm not sure it's so worth waiting around for this B&N sale.
You're forgetting the $4 shipping charge amazon attaches to each title. I just spot checked several titles to test your contention: in every case, the shipping charge made every title more expensive than the current price at B&N. And then, there's the B&N member's discount, which, at least in NY state, takes care of the sales tax.

So, I'd say the B&N sales are worth it if you are buying a large number of titles AND/OR you are getting new releases.


Title: Re: B&N Criterion Sale
Post by: drinkanddestroy on July 03, 2014, 09:18:47 AM
You're forgetting the $4 shipping charge amazon attaches to each title. I just spot checked several titles to test your contention: in every case, the shipping charge made every title more expensive than the current price at B&N. And then, there's the B&N member's discount, which, at least in NY state, takes care of the sales tax.

So, I'd say the B&N sales are worth it if you are buying a large number of titles AND/OR you are getting new releases.

B&N doesn't charge shipping for non-members?


Title: Re: B&N Criterion Sale
Post by: cigar joe on July 03, 2014, 01:07:54 PM
I stopped by today and picked up La Stada, and Ministry Of Fear.


Title: Re: B&N Criterion Sale
Post by: dave jenkins on July 04, 2014, 09:38:33 AM
B&N doesn't charge shipping for non-members?
I'm assuming in store purchases, which, of course, would have no shipping charges. I'm not sure what the mail-order arm does; maybe they offer free shipping with purchases exceeding a certain dollar amount?


Title: Re: B&N Criterion Sale
Post by: dave jenkins on July 04, 2014, 09:40:00 AM
I stopped by today and picked up La Stada, and Ministry Of Fear.
DVDs? The Ministry of Fear Blu-ray looks very nice.


Title: Re: B&N Criterion Sale
Post by: dave jenkins on July 18, 2014, 12:39:02 PM
Today's purchases: Jules and Jim (Blu); Pickpocket (Blu).

Jacques Demy box next Tuesday.


Title: Re: B&N Criterion Sale
Post by: drinkanddestroy on July 18, 2014, 03:04:38 PM
I didn't like PICKPOCKET


Title: Re: B&N Criterion Sale
Post by: dave jenkins on July 19, 2014, 03:44:41 PM
I didn't like PICKPOCKET
Well, re-read Crime and Punishment and try again.


Title: Re: B&N Criterion Sale
Post by: Groggy on July 19, 2014, 04:53:17 PM
Snagged Picnic at Hanging Rock for a cool $15 today. May or may not rewatch the movie tonight; I'll definitely check out the special features. O0


Title: Re: B&N Criterion Sale
Post by: dave jenkins on July 19, 2014, 06:08:42 PM
Snagged Picnic at Hanging Rock for a cool $15 today. May or may not rewatch the movie tonight; I'll definitely check out the special features. O0
DVD? Dude, for 5 dollars more you coulda had the Blu!


Title: Re: B&N Criterion Sale
Post by: dave jenkins on July 28, 2014, 09:17:25 AM
Last day! (until the next one, probably, in November).


Title: Re: B&N Criterion Sale
Post by: T.H. on August 26, 2014, 06:09:41 PM
Amazon has a lot of criterions on sale right now for those who missed out on the B&N sale.


Title: Re: B&N Criterion Sale
Post by: cigar joe on August 27, 2014, 05:00:49 AM
thanks  O0


Title: Re: B&N Criterion Sale
Post by: dave jenkins on September 06, 2014, 03:47:38 PM
Amazon has a lot of criterions on sale right now for those who missed out on the B&N sale.
And now, according to DVDBeaver:

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TCM are offering many Criterion Blu-rays at up to 52% OFF
 
(and FREE standard shipping on all orders over $59+ - use the code    VIPSHIP )


Title: Re: B&N Criterion Sale
Post by: drinkanddestroy on September 10, 2014, 01:32:19 AM
yeah TCM is having an "up to 50% off" sale on Criterions http://shop.tcm.com/criterion-sale-up-to-50-off/index.php?v=tcm_sale&icid=leftnav_tcm_sale

and also The Big Red Bag sale "up to 75% off" on DVD's http://shop.tcm.com/big-red-bag-up-to-75-off/index.php?v=tcm_sale-6&icid=leftnav_tcm_sale-6


Title: Re: B&N Criterion Sale
Post by: dave jenkins on October 09, 2014, 01:36:21 PM
Criterion Flash Sale. 50% Off for the next 24 22 hours. No pre-orders, in-stock items only.
http://www.criterion.com/sale?utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=10-2014_sale&utm_content=10-2014_sale+CID_82904a99217d56cfc4488897228c5194&utm_source=Campaign%20Monitor&utm_term=Get%20Started


Title: Re: B&N Criterion Sale
Post by: dave jenkins on October 19, 2014, 03:52:27 PM
The rumor is, this year's November sale starts on the 4th. Get those charge cards ready.


Title: Re: B&N Criterion Sale
Post by: dave jenkins on November 07, 2014, 10:09:07 AM
The rumor is, this year's November sale starts on the 4th. Get those charge cards ready.
Didn't happen. But now I'm hearing the sale will start the 11th. I guess we'll see.


Title: Re: B&N Criterion Sale
Post by: dave jenkins on November 11, 2014, 06:11:15 AM
Still haven't seen an announcement, but if you go to barnesandnoble.com most of the Criterion titles are listed at 50% off SRP.


Title: Re: B&N Criterion Sale
Post by: Novecento on November 11, 2014, 06:44:20 AM
It's on:

http://www.barnesandnoble.com/u/Criterion-Collection-Blu-ray-Disc-DVD-Special-Editions/379003202/


Title: Re: B&N Criterion Sale
Post by: dave jenkins on November 11, 2014, 11:52:22 AM
Yeah, I just ran down to the White Plains B&N on my lunch break. No signs were up, and the merch had no special markings, but the clerk confirmed it was happening. Got Clementine and the Monte Hellman set of Westerns that was released today.  O0 O0


Title: Re: B&N Criterion Sale
Post by: Groggy on November 16, 2014, 05:41:16 AM
I got Clementine yesterday, myself. Besides the film the prospect of a Joseph McBride commentary is hard to pass up, especially after hearing his track for Cheyenne Autumn.


Title: Re: B&N Criterion Sale
Post by: dave jenkins on November 18, 2014, 06:55:25 AM
It Happened One Night streets today! Next Tuesday: L'avventura !


Title: Re: B&N Criterion Sale
Post by: Novecento on November 29, 2014, 07:12:29 AM
Barnes and Noble has a 30% off Black Friday coupon for one item (on-line and in-store). It works with the Criterion 50% sale so you can combine them together! If I remember correctly, last year they wouldn't let you combine them, but this year there is no restriction.


Title: Re: B&N Criterion Sale
Post by: dave jenkins on November 29, 2014, 12:03:17 PM
Holy Discount, Batman! I just scored the Tati box for $46.97 (tax and shipping included). SRP is something like $124.00 (before tax). I saved so much, I can afford to buy Novecento a beer sometime. Thanks for the heads up, man! O0 O0


Title: Re: B&N Criterion Sale
Post by: drinkanddestroy on December 09, 2014, 12:15:53 AM
Anytime there is any DVD/BRD sale going on anywhere, I assume this thread is the place to mention it:

There is a "Cyber Monday Reboot" sale going on now at the Warner Archive Collection: 3 discs for $35, and I believe you can save an extra $5 at checkout by entering the code SAVE5. Not sure when this expires. Here is the link
http://shop.warnerarchive.com/category/code/cyber_wacshop.do?promo=sliderWACREBOOThome&AID=11515047&PID=7248521&ref=CJP


Title: SALES! (B&N Criterion etc.)
Post by: dave jenkins on December 09, 2014, 10:48:12 AM
Anytime there is any DVD/BRD sale going on anywhere, I assume this thread is the place to mention it:
Yeah, good point. I'll rename the thread.


Title: Re: SALES! (B&N Criterion, etc.)
Post by: drinkanddestroy on April 09, 2015, 05:16:28 AM
Criterion titles up to 40% off at TCM.com http://goo.gl/40EC5c

Before making any purchases from TCM, be sure to compare prices with Amazon. I did a random comparison of several titles, and most were cheaper on Amazon. (My comparison is just the listed price of a new disc from Amazon; I am not counting shipping costs or tax, and I did not make any comparisons with Amazon Marketplace. Point is, compare 'em before buying  ;) )


Title: Re: SALES! (B&N Criterion, etc.)
Post by: T.H. on April 13, 2015, 09:29:32 PM
Thanks for posting this, it's always appreciated.


Title: Re: SALES! (B&N Criterion, etc.)
Post by: drinkanddestroy on April 15, 2015, 11:39:17 AM
Thanks for posting this, it's always appreciated.

Thanks for the comment; it's good to know that people are benefiting from this and I'm not wasting my time posting it  :)


Title: Re: SALES! (B&N Criterion, etc.)
Post by: drinkanddestroy on April 15, 2015, 11:44:46 AM
In honor of Tax Day, April 15, TCM is trying to help movie fans save some money by having a sale on 221 DVD & BRD titles.
http://shop.tcm.com/index.php?v=tcm_sale-4&ecid=EMC-TCM-001057&pa=EMC_TCM_20150415_TCM_TaxDay_3M

Actually, to see all of TCM's sales, just click here http://shop.tcm.com/sales/index.php?v=tcm_sales and look at the green bar on the left side, it lists all the sales there.

And one final reminder, before buying anything at any sale at any website, compare with Amazon; you can often find titles at Amazon every day cheaper than they are on others sites' sale days  :)


Title: Re: SALES! (B&N Criterion, etc.)
Post by: drinkanddestroy on May 03, 2015, 06:57:28 PM
TCM "overstock" sale - up to 80% off
http://shop.tcm.com/index.php?v=tcm_sales_clearance&ecid=EMC-TCM-001084&pa=EMC_TCM_20150503_TCM_Overstock_3M


Title: Re: SALES! (B&N Criterion, etc.)
Post by: drinkanddestroy on May 10, 2015, 12:18:21 AM
if any of you are interested in movie T-shirts, TCM is having a sale of up to 30% off movie T-shirts http://goo.gl/sLZhfU


Title: Re: SALES! (B&N Criterion, etc.)
Post by: dave jenkins on July 07, 2015, 10:11:28 AM
Looks like the July 50% Off Criterion sale started today at B&N (both on line and in-store). I'm not sure how long it's supposed to last: end of the month, maybe, or at least until the 27th.


Title: Re: SALES! (B&N Criterion, etc.)
Post by: dave jenkins on July 16, 2015, 01:06:01 PM
Today's haul (all Blu's):

Hiroshima Mon Amour
Here is Your Life
A Master Builder
Tess (dual format/digi-pack)

Scoring the Tess digi was a coup, as I believe it's technically out of print. It's been re-issued in standard boxes, the blu-ray and dvd available separately. All the Criterion dual-format editions are by definition limited edition releases. Collectors, you have been warned.


Title: Re: SALES! (B&N Criterion, etc.)
Post by: dave jenkins on July 23, 2015, 09:03:20 AM
Looks like the July 50% Off Criterion sale started today at B&N (both on line and in-store). I'm not sure how long it's supposed to last: end of the month, maybe, or at least until the 27th.
I learned yesterday that the sale goes to Aug. 3.


Title: Re: SALES! (B&N Criterion, etc.)
Post by: cigar joe on July 23, 2015, 06:14:39 PM
cool


Title: Re: SALES! (B&N Criterion, etc.)
Post by: dave jenkins on August 01, 2015, 04:59:13 PM
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KL STUDIO CLASSICS ANNIVERSARY SALE
OVER 100 FILMS - RELEASED JULY 2014 - JULY 2015
FROM $8.99 TO $16.99
THIS AUGUST - ONLY ON AMAZON


52 Pick-Up | Across 110th Street | At War with the Army | Avenging Force | Bank Shot | Barquero | Billion Dollar Brain | Black Sabbath (AIP) | Blown Away | Boys in the Band | Breakheart Pass | Buffalo Bill and the Indians, or Sitting Bull's History Lesson | Buona Sera, Mrs. Campbell | Cast a Giant Shadow | Cherry 2000 | Children's Hour, The | Coming Home | Convoy | Cops and Robbers | Cotton Comes to Harlem | Cover Up | The Crimson Cult | Deranged | Desperately Seeking Susan | Duel at Diablo | Elmer Gantry | Emerald Forest | Enter the Ninja | An Eye For An Eye | F.I.S.T | F/X | Falcon and the Snowman | Flesh + Blood | Foxes | Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum | Gator | Gorky Park | Great Train Robbery | Harry in Your Pocket | Hero and the Terror | Hickey & Boggs | House of 1,000 Dolls | Inherit the Wind | Invitation to a Gunfighter | Island of Dr. Moreau | Judgment at Nuremberg | Juggernaut | Kings of the Sun | Last Embrace | Late For Dinner | Life Stinks | Long Goodbye | Madhouse | Malice | Man of the West | Married to the Mob | Marty | McKenzie Break | Meteor | Miracle Mile | Missouri Breaks | More Dead Than Alive | Mr. Majestyk | Mulholland Falls | Naked Face | Needful Things | The Offence | On the Beach | Onion Field | The Organization | The Package | Paris Blues | The Party | Pocketful of Miracles | Premature Burial | Private Life of Sherlock Holmes | Quatermass Xperiment | Real Men | Report to the Commissioner | Revenge of the Ninja | River of Death | River's Edge | Run Silent, Run Deep | Running Scared | Rush | Russians Are Coming, The Russians Are Coming | Sabata| Sam Whiskey | Scalphunters | Secret Invasion | Separate Tables | Tales of Terror | Taras Bulba | Ten Seconds to Hell | They Call Me Mister Tibbs | Thieves Like Us | Thunderbolt and Lightfoot | Topkapi | The Train | Truck Turner | True Confessions | Unforgiven, The | Viva Maria | What's New Pussycat | White Buffalo | White Lightning | Wild At Heart | Witness For the Prosecution | Witness to Murder | Woman of Straw | X: The Man with the X-Ray Eyes | Young Savages | Zone Troopers
This was supposed to start today, but apparently Amazon dropped the ball. I'm guessing the sale prices will take effect on Monday.


Title: Re: SALES! (B&N Criterion, etc.)
Post by: drinkanddestroy on September 03, 2015, 11:14:40 PM
TCM is having a sale on Criterion DVD's & BRD's
http://shop.tcm.com/index.php?v=tcm_sales_sale-1&ecid=EMC-TCM-001194&pa=EMC_TCM_20150902_Criterion


Title: Re: SALES! (B&N Criterion, etc.)
Post by: dave jenkins on September 08, 2015, 01:48:07 PM
Amazon is offering the Apu trilogy on pre-order for 50% off: http://www.amazon.com/The-Apu-Trilogy-Blu-ray/dp/B00XIMHWNA?
The set won't be available until the middle of November, but what they're essentially doing is going head-to-head with B&N and their November Criterion sale. Hey, you never know, maybe this is the year B&N skips the sale. If so, you'd do well to lock in your 50% off now.

A lot of other Criterion titles are now going at 44% off.


Title: Re: SALES! (B&N Criterion, etc.)
Post by: dave jenkins on November 01, 2015, 02:18:08 PM
Well, here we are in November. Where's that Criterion sale, B&N? I'm guessing it will start a week from Tuesday, but you never know, it could even start this week . . .


Title: Re: SALES! (B&N Criterion, etc.)
Post by: dave jenkins on November 10, 2015, 11:35:51 AM
It's on now!


Title: Re: SALES! (B&N Criterion, etc.)
Post by: dave jenkins on February 23, 2016, 10:46:16 AM
For the next 24 hrs./ 50% off Criterion releases at the Criterion website (which is difficult to navigate at present).


Title: Re: SALES! (B&N Criterion, etc.)
Post by: dave jenkins on July 05, 2016, 01:29:15 PM
The July B&N sale on Criterion products start today!  O0


Title: Re: SALES! (B&N Criterion, etc.)
Post by: cigar joe on July 05, 2016, 01:46:37 PM
 O0 O0 O0


Title: Re: SALES! (B&N Criterion, etc.)
Post by: Kurug3n on October 17, 2016, 05:05:39 PM
FLASH SALE:https://www.criterion.com/sale (https://www.criterion.com/sale)

17 Hours left


Title: Re: SALES! (B&N Criterion, etc.)
Post by: dave jenkins on November 02, 2016, 09:27:13 AM
B&N 50% Off Criterion on now until 11/28!


Title: Re: SALES! (B&N Criterion, etc.)
Post by: cigar joe on November 02, 2016, 03:21:09 PM
B&N 50% Off Criterion on now until 11/28!

Thanks for the heads up


Title: Re: SALES! (B&N Criterion, etc.)
Post by: dave jenkins on July 11, 2017, 08:21:54 AM
B&N 50% Off Criterion on now until 11/28!
Now until the end of July, 2017.

UPDATE: Actually, it continues until Aug. 7.


Title: Re: SALES! (B&N Criterion, etc.)
Post by: dave jenkins on July 22, 2017, 02:01:34 PM
KL Studio Classics website launch sale: https://www.klstudioclassics.com/list/view/code/klsclaunchsale


Title: Re: SALES! (B&N Criterion, etc.)
Post by: dave jenkins on August 07, 2017, 03:03:11 PM
Now until the end of July, 2017.

UPDATE: Actually, it continues until Aug. 7.

UPDATE UPDATE: Extended to Aug. 14.


Title: Re: SALES! (B&N Criterion, etc.)
Post by: drinkanddestroy on August 14, 2017, 12:19:31 AM

Twilight Time sale (thanks to T.H. for giving the tip) https://www.twilighttimemovies.com/sale/

I see that The Train BRD is available for $29.95. Should I grab it now? https://www.twilighttimemovies.com/train-the-encore-edition-blu-ray/


The Arrow BRD is available at UK Amazon for just 11.99 pounds https://www.amazon.co.uk/exec/obidos/ASIN/B00TKCDNPI/dvdbeaver-21/ref=nosim

Even after shipping to USA, the Arrow is still probably cheaper than the Twilight Time

Beaver says the Arrow and TT are just about the same disc for the movie. To compare bonus features, Beaver has the list here http://www.dvdbeaver.com/film4/blu-ray_reviews_62_/the_train_blu-ray.htm

waddaya say ... should i go for TT or Arrow?




Title: Re: SALES! (B&N Criterion, etc.)
Post by: dave jenkins on August 14, 2017, 02:26:01 PM
Twilight Time sale (thanks to T.H. for giving the tip) https://www.twilighttimemovies.com/sale/

I see that The Train BRD is available for $29.95. Should I grab it now? https://www.twilighttimemovies.com/train-the-encore-edition-blu-ray/


The Arrow BRD is available at UK Amazon for just 11.99 pounds https://www.amazon.co.uk/exec/obidos/ASIN/B00TKCDNPI/dvdbeaver-21/ref=nosim

Even after shipping to USA, the Arrow is still probably cheaper than the Twilight Time

Beaver says the Arrow and TT are just about the same disc for the movie. To compare bonus features, Beaver has the list here http://www.dvdbeaver.com/film4/blu-ray_reviews_62_/the_train_blu-ray.htm

waddaya say ... should i go for TT or Arrow?



I'd go with the Arrow. I have the TT and although it looks great I get tracking problems in the second half of the film (probably after the layer change). It may be a problem particular to my copy, but why take the chance? I don't have the (newer) Arrow, but I'd bet it's defect-free.


Title: Re: SALES! (B&N Criterion, etc.)
Post by: drinkanddestroy on August 14, 2017, 05:03:37 PM
I'd go with the Arrow. I have the TT and although it looks great I get tracking problems in the second half of the film (probably after the layer change). It may be a problem particular to my copy, but why take the chance? I don't have the (newer) Arrow, but I'd bet it's defect-free.

Thanks. I just made the purchase including shipping it was under $18! Next time we meet we can lend each other our discs, so that I can listen to the second commentary (yeah right!) on the TT, and you can see the new bonus feature on Lancaster on the Arrow  ;)


Title: Re: SALES! (B&N Criterion, etc.)
Post by: dave jenkins on November 01, 2017, 11:36:55 AM
This year's November CC sale at B&N begins today and goes to the end of the month.


Title: Re: SALES! (B&N Criterion, etc.)
Post by: T.H. on November 09, 2017, 06:48:40 PM
Hopefully SLWBers check this section but the TT sale is back on in a big way.

http://newsletters.screenarchives-news.com/twilight-time-sale-2017/

I'm definitely getting Violent Saturday for 9.99, Emperor of the North (Pole) for 14.99 and probably Chato's Land for 14.99 too.


The 14.99 list has some gems like Alfredo Garcia, The Train, The Big Heat and Cowboy, among others.


Title: Re: SALES! (B&N Criterion, etc.)
Post by: cigar joe on November 09, 2017, 08:03:52 PM
 O0 O0 O0 O0


Title: Re: SALES! (B&N Criterion, etc.)
Post by: XhcnoirX on December 16, 2017, 08:13:07 AM
Arrow is having another sale: https://arrowfilms.com/shop/festive-sale/