Amazon BOGO sale on HD DVDs 12/11/07 (now DEAD)

Discussion in 'Blu-ray and UHD' started by Patrick Sun, Dec 11, 2007.

  1. Patrick Sun

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    Amazon returns with a BOGO sale on HD DVD. Don't dawdle, you never know when Amazon will pull this sale off their website.
     
  2. Jim_K

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    Is this a BOGO format battle?

    I wish they had a bigger selection on these things, the most I can ever find is 1 title I'd want that I don't already have.
     
  3. Patrick Sun

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    I know what you mean, but keep checking back, Amazon has a way of switching out titles, and adding new ones to the mix.
     
  4. Paul_Scott

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    they finally went live.
    Sale pages have been up for hours but the discounts weren't working.
    They are now though.

    There isn't anything I really wanted either, but that didn't stop me from finally upgrading The Jerk and blind buying Casino. $8 for an HDM is even more impressive to me than the $5.50 bin at wal-mart.
    Should they add Sneakers at some point, I'll likely get off yet another order.
     
  5. Craig Beam

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    Aughhh!!! First I get tempted by their Blu-Ray BOGO sale (4 different times!) and now this???? My wife's gonna smack me! [​IMG]

    I guess it was inevitable. Getting both Blu-Ray and HD-DVD players sealed my fate.
     
  6. Clinton McClure

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    I too am disappointed in the selection of titles available. Maybe I'll check back later in the week or over the weekend to see if they've updated to anything I want.
     
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    They've updated. Only slightly though.
     
  8. Paul Arnette

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    I keep checking back to see if they've included Billy Madison. A guilty pleasure if there ever was one.

    "I AM THE SMARTEST MAN ALIVE"!
     
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    I was not blown away by the selection either. But did not feel bad about picking up 2 Steve McQueen classics. I refreshed the page several times while shopping and did see some new titles pop up.

    After buying the A3 last week, a box of cigars, and 4 HD DVDs in one week, I'm gonna have to tell the wife to not get me anything for Christmas. Or we can pretend that all my purchases were really gifts.[​IMG]
     
  10. justinslot

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    Oh man....for me this means buying some movies that I love, but didn't necessarily care about getting in high def, like Blazing Saddles and Enter The Dragon. Or just some stuff I wanted to try like Reds and Lake House.

    Plus I have that early adopter discount still, so in the last few days I've bought ten discs in both formats for about 10-11 bucks apiece. Awesome.
     
  11. BrettV

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    quite nice. I picked up Casino, Goodfellas, Polar Express, and The Game. Not the greatest titles on their availability list, but for under 40 bux, how can you go wrong?
     
  12. PaulDA

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    This allowed me to add eight HD DVDs to my collection at about 10$/per disc (Lethal Weapon, 12 Monkeys, The Dirty Dozen, Space Cowboys--the weakest in the list, but said to be visually good and I had fun watching it at the cinema--Superman II, The Richard Donner Cut, Bullitt, Deliverance and The Fountain--not everyone's cup of tea but I'm a fan of the director and I enjoyed this film). Not a bad way to start my collection (considering the first 8 DVDs I bought probably cost me 3 times as much not accounting for inflation).

    My choices may not end up being "demo" material, but they are all movies I'm willing to re-watch and I did not own them already. Since my policy is to always favour the best format I can get for anything I don't already have, this sale made it that much easier.
     
  13. TonyD

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    NOOOOOOoooooooooooooo
     
  14. Alfonso_M

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    Thanks for the tip.

    Picked up "Troy" Director's cut with "Assault on precint 13", just about everything else I own on SD-DVD...
     
  15. Aaron Silverman

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    Here's the key to self-control with all these b1g1 sales: NO UPGRADES! Unless the SD edition is REALLY bad (for example, I upgraded my non-anamorphic Criterion Life of Brian and seriously considered upgrading my old pan&scan copy of The Jerk).

    I'm doing pretty well. I think I might've double-dipped on Unforgiven though -- can't remember if I ever got the 2-disc SE. . .

    [​IMG]
     
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    Dang, I dawdled! Should have ordered when 12 Monkeys and Animal House were on the list!

    I ended up with Reds, The Fugitive, Deliverence and Unforgiven.
     
  17. Phil Iturralde

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    Thanks Patrick!!!

    I got ...

    1) The Lake House (Combo HD DVD and Standard DVD) [HD-DVD]
    2) 16 Blocks (Combo HD DVD and Standard DVD) [HD DVD]
    3) Bullitt [HD DVD]
    4) Superman II - The Richard Donner Cut [HD DVD]
     
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    Good advice. In my list of purchases, I did not "double dip", though I plan to do so for things I have on VHS (yes, I still have some and I still watch some) that I have not upgraded to DVD yet. My SD DVD playback is very good, to me (Lost, for example, looks nearly indistinguishable from the HD cable broadcast) so I will only be upgrading certain films that demand such (LOTR, for example, whenever it comes out).
     
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    Well I checked back, no new titles that I notice but the selection dropped from 3 full pages down to 2. Looks like another BOGO that I won't be able to take advantage of.
     
  20. Jari K

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    I even ordered a few combo-releases (yuk!) from this sale.. [​IMG] "The Hitcher" is still available, but "Good Shepherd" is now gone.

    These sales are crazy, but goddamn I have many HD-titles now. [​IMG]
     

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