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mfritschel
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PostPosted: 04.28.2004 11:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

no money for dvd's when your getting married, but i managed to sneak in



Master and Commander



Kill Bill



Jackie Brown



25th Hour



Hey Eric where do you buy most of your previously viewed movies from, in other words where can I get the best deal[/i]
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beltmann
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PostPosted: 04.29.2004 12:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Depends on what you're looking for. For relatively mainstream titles, I'll usually wait for Blockbuster to have one of their clearance sales, like 3-for-2. Patience is important, too--I automatically rule out titles that are priced over 12.99, opting to wait until the price drops.



For more obscure titles, I'll try various online outlets, from Amazon to eBay. Plus, various used-merchandise shops (like CD Exchange) often have really great bargains.



I wish I had a "magic" answer, but I don't.



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PostPosted: 04.29.2004 3:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

beltmann wrote:
Depends on what you're looking for. For relatively mainstream titles, I'll usually wait for Blockbuster to have one of their clearance sales, like 3-for-2. Patience is important, too--I automatically rule out titles that are priced over 12.99, opting to wait until the price drops.


I made great money on eBay when it was 3 for 2. I can't wait till it comes back.
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Fred C. Dobbs
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PostPosted: 04.29.2004 11:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I don't buy used for two reasons:



a) The poor condition of the used discs

b) A lot of films I buy aren't available used



However, for those who do, Hollywood Video currently has a 3 PV's for 25 dollars. That's Less than $8.50 a DVD.
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PostPosted: 04.29.2004 5:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Fred C. Dobbs wrote:
I don't buy used for two reasons:



a) The poor condition of the used discs


I've purchased hundreds of used discs, and this hasn't really been a problem. A few here and there have been scratched, but the overall savings make the rare return hassle a very, very small price to pay.



Fred C. Dobbs wrote:
b) A lot of films I buy aren't available used


Me too. Sometimes you just gotta pony up. But eBay and Amazon routinely have used copies of even the most obscure titles.



Money has to be a concern, partially because I buy so many, and partially because I have a lot of other financial obligations!



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PostPosted: 04.29.2004 6:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

[quote="beltmann"]
Fred C. Dobbs wrote:
I have a lot of other financial obligations!



Eric




Hookers and crack don't buy themselves!
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I suppose. Teenagers clearly suck.
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PostPosted: 04.29.2004 10:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Those don't qualify as obligations. They are recreation.



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PostPosted: 04.30.2004 2:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

um... SICK!
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PostPosted: 05.01.2004 12:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Today I took the bus to Mayfair, where I attended a matinee screening of Hellboy which I liked. Having two hours to spare, I spent the very little money I had on Rene Clair's And Then There Were None and a double-header of Basil Rathbone Sherlock Holmes films (mainly inspired by Fred Dobbs): Dressed to Kill and Terror by Night. Together, they were $13!
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Fred C. Dobbs
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PostPosted: 05.01.2004 3:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

matt header wrote:
a double-header of Basil Rathbone Sherlock Holmes films (mainly inspired by Fred Dobbs): Dressed to Kill and Terror by Night. Together, they were $13!




Cool...if you like these, I highly recommend the remastered MPI discs, I really love these films, and they are given loving treatment. The best, imo:



The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes

Pearl of Death

House of Fear

The Spider Woman

Terror by Night

Sherlock Holmes Faces Death
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PostPosted: 05.01.2004 6:30 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Out of curiosity, Fred, have you read Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's original stories? I adore them. I have a collection of stories and two short novels that I've read over and over again since I've bought them.
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Fred C. Dobbs
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PostPosted: 05.01.2004 1:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

matt header wrote:
Out of curiosity, Fred, have you read Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's original stories? I adore them. I have a collection of stories and two short novels that I've read over and over again since I've bought them.




Yes, I have, a long time ago (maybe fourth or fifth grade). I'm going to have to revisit them soon, especially since I now have 13 of the films. I've seen the Hammer vesion with Peter Cushing and Christopher Lee, and although I like Hammer Studios and Cushing and Lee, the film version wasn't that good. *** (of *****)
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The Third M?n
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PostPosted: 05.01.2004 7:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I bought Jules et Jim last night and watched it this morning. Fascinating film, really; it is both a celebration of life and an incredible ode to cinema. Lyrical, gorgeous, charming and tragic.
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beltmann
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PostPosted: 05.01.2004 10:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It's been a long while since I last Jules et Jim, but I recall being mesmerized by how Moreau functions on several planes. She inspires deep pain as well as deep happiness--and she wields that power by turns as a feather and as an axe. Swinging it around with unpredictable nuttiness, she first seduces these men and then bullies them into hanging on.



Although I prefer the others, Jules et Jim is perhaps more Truffautian than even Shoot the Piano Player, The Four Hundred Blows, and the short Les Mistons. What I mean is that it may be the most accessible version of his most common ingredients, that of people trapped by youth, emotions, misunderstandings, impulse, and, most importantly, empathy. It presents a violent triangle in which no one actually wants anyone else to be damaged.



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PostPosted: 05.10.2004 2:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I just recently purchased these two films:



Elephant & Capturing the Friedmans



Capturing the Friedmans second disc is nearly as informative/interesting as the film itself. It's a great buy for those who loved the film.
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