Hollywood Video starting 3/$25 today on used rentals.

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  1. Aaron Silverman

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    Is that the one where Vincent D'onofrio claims to be from the future? I liked that one. [​IMG]
     
  2. Kevin Leonard

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    Well, I was going to create a new thread, but Frank has beaten me to the punch, so I guess I can use this one. [​IMG] For the record, I will try to seperate this list into two sections: "3 for $25" and "2 for $15." But I would really like to keep this list updated as much as possible.

    The list below is made up of titles I've seen for sale at the HV's near me, as well on their site and what others have posted buying at other forums.

    You can search for the nearest Hollywood Video HERE.

    FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
    *Are all Hollywood Video stores participating?
    There are reports that a few HV's are not participating in the 3 for $25 deal. If you're not sure, please call your store ahead of time to confirm that they are participating.

    *How long will this sale last?
    There really is no way to determine how long the sale will last, as it seems to be a corporate decision, not store-specific. However, HV has always had sales of this kind, ranging from "2 for $15" to "3 for $30," so technically, the sale does not ever end.

    *Some of these titles are available in Widescreen or Pan-and-Scan (Full Frame). What version does HV sell?
    Hollywood Video always sells the Widescreen versions of a title.

    *Some of these titles are available in Rated and Unrated versions. What version does HV sell?
    Hollywood Video always sells the Rated versions of a title.

    *What kind of cases are the discs sold in?
    The movies are always sold in keepcases, including films that are normally sold in snappers. Furthermore, any films that normally come with slipcases/fold-out designs are sold in standard keepcases.

    *Are there any stickers on the cases/discs?
    Generally there are no stickers of any kind on the packaging or discs, but a few stores have been putting security stickers inside the case.

    *Are inserts included?
    NO inserts/booklets are included.

    *Hey, this disc keeps breaking up/will not play in my player. Can I return it?
    All films sold are given a year-long warranty. Return the film with your receipt, and you can exchange it for another copy of the same film.

    *What if I return a defective copy, but there are no more copies of that title available?
    It can be exchanged for a different title.

    *Are all the movies listed available at all stores?
    NO. Please keep in mind that this is simply a master list of all known titles for sale. Not all stores will carry the same titles.

    *I found 3 or more titles I want in the "3 for $25" bin. Will I have to pay the normal sticker price for the other titles?
    No. If you find four or five titles (or seven or eight, etc.) in the "3 for $25" pile, you will be charged $8.35 for any additional titles after the initial three.

    *How often does Hollywood Video add new titles to their used bins?
    According the official website, HV adds a handful of new titles each Sunday. If you don't see your favorite current release on the master list, don't worry: it's safe to assume that the majority of new releases (that are not catalog titles) will eventually hit the bins. But for movies that are still popular rentals, it will take a bit longer before they are sold, ranging anywhere from 4 - 8 weeks from its release date.

    *I found some films at Hollywood Video for sale that are not included on the master list. Can they be included?
    Sure! Please just create a new post listing the titles, and they will be included in the next update. That also keeps the list at the top of the forum. [​IMG]

    MASTER LIST OF FILMS
    (Each link will lead to its repsective entry at the IMDb.)

    Recently Added Titles:
    Agent Cody Banks 2: Destination London, And Starring Pancho Villa as Himself, Boat Trip, Brother Bear, The City of Lost Souls, Dirty Dancing: Havana Nights, Duplex, The Girl of Your Dreams, Godsend, Hellboy, It Runs in the Family, Johnson Family Vacation, Live Forever: The Rise and Fall of Britpop, Mondays in the Sun, The Navigators, No Good Deed, Osama, The Perfect Score, Slasher, The Slaughter Rule, Starsky and Hutch, Stoked: The Rise and Fall of Gator, Taking Lives, Teknolust, Touching the Void, The Toxic Avenger Part 4: Citizen Toxie, The Weather Underground


    About Schmidt
    The Adventures of Pluto Nash
    Agent Cody Banks 2: Destination London (available 8/10)
    Alex and Emma
    Alien Hunter
    All the Real Girls
    Along Came Polly
    Amandla! A Revolution in Four Part Harmony
    American Splendor
    American Wedding
    The Anarchist Cookbook
    And Starring Pancho Villa as Himself
    The Animatrix
    Angel's Crest
    Austin Powers in Goldmember
    Auto Focus

    Bad Boys 2
    Bad Santa
    Ballistic: Ecks vs. Sever
    Band of Brothers (individual discs only)
    Barbershop 2: Back in Business
    Batman: Mystery of the Batwoman
    Better Luck Tomorrow
    The Big Empty
    Big Fish
    Big Shot's Funeral
    Blood Work
    Boat Trip
    Book of Days
    Bowling For Columbine
    Brother Bear
    Bruce Almighty
    Bubba Ho-Tep
    The Butterfly Effect

    Cabin Fever
    Camp
    Capturing the Friedmans
    Catch That Kid
    The Cat in the Hat (2003)
    Charlie's Angels 2: Full Throttle
    Chasing Liberty
    Cheaper By the Dozen (2003)
    Chicago
    City By the Sea
    The City of Lost Souls
    Club Dread
    Cold Creek Manor
    Cold Mountain (available 8/10)
    Confessions of a Dangerous Mind
    Confidence
    The Cooler
    Cowboy Bebop: The Movie
    Cowboys and Angels
    CQ
    Cradle 2 the Grave
    The Crime of Father Amaro

    Daddy Day Care
    Daredevil
    Dark Blue
    A Decade Under the Influence
    Demonlover
    Dickie Roberts: Former Child Star
    Dirty Dancing: Havana Nights (available 8/8)
    Le Divorce
    Dopamine
    Double Vision
    Down with Love
    Dreamcatcher
    Drumline
    Dumb and Dumberer: When Harry Met Lloyd
    Dummy
    Duplex

    Eight Crazy Nights
    Elephant
    The Endurance
    The Event
    The Experiment
    Eye See You

    Far From Heaven
    Fellini: I'm a Born Liar
    Femme Fatale
    The Fighting Temptations
    50 First Dates
    Final Destination 2
    Finding Nemo
    The Fog of War
    Freaky Friday (2003)
    Freddy vs. Jason
    Frida
    Fulltime Killer

    Gangs of New York
    Gigli
    The Girl of Your Dreams
    Girl with a Pearl Earring
    Girls Will Be Girls
    Godsend (available 9/5)
    God, Sex and Apple Pie
    Gods and Generals
    Good Boy!
    Gothika

    Happy Accidents
    Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
    Hellboy (available 9/12)
    He Loves Me, He Loves Me Not
    Holes
    Hollywood Homicide
    Hollywood North
    Honey
    Honey For Oshun
    The Hours
    House of Sand and Fog
    House of the Dead
    Hulk
    Human Nature
    The Hunted (2003)

    I Capture the Castle
    Ichi the Killer
    Igby Goes Down
    In America
    The In-Laws (2003)
    Interstate 60
    In the Cut
    In This World
    Intolerable Cruelty
    I Spy
    The Italian Job
    It Runs in the Family

    Jackass: The Movie
    Jeepers Creepers II
    The Job
    Johnny English
    Johnson Family Vacation (available 9/12)
    The Journeyman

    The Kid Stays in the Picture
    Kill Bill: Volume 1
    Killing Me Softly
    Km. 0 - Kilometer Zero
    Knockaround Guys

    Lara Croft Tomb Raider: The Cradle of Life
    The Last Samurai
    Laurel Canyon
    The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen
    Legally Blonde 2: Red, White and Blonde
    The Legend of Suriyothi
    Levity
    Liberty Stands Still
    Live Forever: The Rise and Fall of Britpop
    The Lizzie McGuire Movie
    Lone Star State of Mind
    Looney Tunes: Back in Action
    Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2-disc version)
    Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2-disc version)
    Lost in Translation
    Love Actually
    Love Don't Cost a Thing

    Maid in Manhattan
    The Majestic
    The Maldonado Miracle
    Mambo Italiano
    Manic
    The Man Without a Past
    Masked and Anonymous
    Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World (1-disc version)
    The Master of Disguise
    Matchstick Men
    The Matrix Reloaded
    The Matrix Revolutions
    The Medallion
    Melvin Comes to Dinner
    Memories
    Men in Black II
    Me Without You
    A Mighty Wind
    Minority Report (2-disc version)
    Miracle
    The Missing
    Mona Lisa Smile
    Mondays in the Sun
    Monster
    The Musketeer
    My Boss' Daughter
    My Life Without Me
    Mystic River (1-disc version)

    Naked Weapon
    Nailed
    Narc
    The Navigators
    Nicholas Nickleby
    Nine Lives
    No Good Deed
    North of Fargo

    Old School
    Once Upon a Time in Mexico
    Once Upon a Time in the Midlands
    One Hour Photo
    Open Range
    Orange County
    Osama
    The Others
    The Other Side of the Bed
    Out of Order
    Out of Time
    The Outsider
    Owning Mahowny

    Panic Room (1-disc version)
    Party Monster
    Passionada
    Paycheck
    The Perfect Score
    Peter Pan (2003)
    Phone Booth
    The Pianist
    Pieces of April
    Piglet's Big Movie
    Pirates of the Carribean: Curse of the Black Pearl
    Porn Star: The Legend of Ron Jeremy
    Prey For Rock and Roll
    Punch-Drunk Love

    The Quickie

    Radio
    Raising Victor Vargas
    The Reagans
    The Real Cancun
    The Ring (2002)
    Ripley's Game
    Rollerball (2002)
    The Royal Tenenbaums
    R.S.V.P.
    Rugrats Go Wild!
    The Rules of Attraction
    Runaway Jury
    The Rundown
    Run Ronnie Run

    The Safety of Objects
    The Santa Clause 2
    Scary Movie 3
    Scooby Doo and the Legend of the Vampire
    Scooby Doo and the Monster of Mexico
    Scooby Doo: Space Ape at the Cape
    Seabiscuit
    Searching For Debra Winger
    Secondhand Lions
    Secretary
    The Secret Lives of Dentists
    Secret Window (available 8/8)
    Serving Sara
    School of Rock
    The Sea
    Shattered Glass
    Signs
    Simone
    Sinbad: Legend of the Seven Seas
    Slasher
    The Slaughter Rule
    So Close
    Something's Gotta Give
    Sonny
    Sorority Boys
    Spartan
    Spellbound (2003)
    Spider-Man
    Spun
    Spy Kids 2: The Island of Lost Dreams
    Spy Kids 3D: Game Over
    Stark Raving Mad
    Starsky and Hutch (available 8/17)
    Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones
    Step Into Liquid
    Stevie
    Stoked: The Rise and Fall of Gator
    Stuck on You
    Sugar and Spice
    The Sum of All Fears
    Sunshine State
    S.W.A.T.
    Swept Away (2002)
    Swimfan
    Swimming Pool

    Taking Lives (available 9/7)
    Talk to Her
    Teknolust
    Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines
    The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (2003) (1-disc version)
    Thirteen
    Tokyo Godfathers
    Tomie
    Torque
    Touching the Void
    The Toxic Avenger Part 4: Citizen Toxie
    The Transporter
    The Triplets of Belleville
    The True Story of Seabiscuit
    Tully
    28 Days Later
    21 Grams

    Undefeated
    Under the Tuscan Sun
    Underworld
    Undisputed
    Uptown Girls

    The Weather Underground
    Welcome to Colinwood
    Welcome to Mooseport
    Whale Rider
    What a Girl Wants
    White Oleander
    Wild Things 2
    Win a Date with Tad Hamilton!
    Winged Migration
    Wonderland (2003)

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    You Got Served

    PLEASE LET ME KNOW OF ANY CHANGES OR CORRECTIONS!
     
  3. Cameron Yee

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    Wow! Thanks Kevin.
     
  4. Frank@N

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    Found a location that was selling 'The Rundown'.

    Got 'Intolerable Cruelty' & 'Cold Creek Manor' with it.

    Unfortunately, CCM is a total dog.

    I'll be selling it back for $5 today and calling it a 'rental'.

    Bought nine movies so far on 3/$25, traded back two (CCM & American Wedding).

    Not bad, considering I don't goto the theater, rent movies, or buy Day-One new releases.
     
  5. Frank@N

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    Here's another bit of HV news...

    I mentioned to the clerk that a big factor in making rental purchases at HV was that they place movies in new cases (at least at my three locations).

    He told me that this practice might be ending soon due to the added cost of the cases and manpower needed to swap them out of the security cases.

    I expressed disappointed and indicated that I would be reluctant to buy a rental in a security case.

    Having to purchase new cases for my ex-rentals would affect my cost margins and cause me to reconsider my purchases.

    After all, if I just wanted a rental in crappy security case for $10, I could goto BB.

    I just talking and wasn't fishing around for anything, but the clerk disappeared into the back and returned with a bag of 25 new cases.

    He handed it to me and simply said 'You're a Regular, I don't want to lose you over a policy change, start using these when they eventually make the change'.

    Needless to say, I was extremely grateful.

    It's really cool to throw all your business in one direction and actually have someone acknowledge that they're glad to have you as a customer.

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    BTW, only one of my three locations is putting security stickers on the discs.

    Apparently, they have alot of merchandise 'walking' out the door.

    All things being equal, I'm now avoiding this location to eliminate the sticker issue.
     
  6. JackS

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    I've also noted that the 3/$25 is a minimum purchase and that a four or five disk buy at the same time will equal the $8.33ea price. Good to know when you run into that fourth disk that you want but don't really want to purchase six total.
     
  7. Kevin Leonard

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    I added eight new titles to the list:
    Cold Creek Manor
    Wonderland
    Out of Time
    Bruce Almighty
    The Italian Job
    Le Divorce
    Spun
    Poolhall Junkies


    I'll update the FAQ by the end of the weekend with the info given in the last few posts.

    I'll go to a HV around my area either tomorrow while waiting between movies or next week and see what titles I'm missing from the list. I'll also start work on seperating the master list into two piles (3 for $25/2 for $15) and try to get some questions answered, including a date on when the sale stops. Though since I've been doing this for about a year now, I don't think the sale ever actually ends, they just slightly change, like 3 for $30 or such (edit: as Frank noted).
     
  8. Frank@N

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    Dumped 'Cold Creek Manor' for $7 (!) and was exceedingly glad to do so...

    Apparently, I could have gotten more ($6) for 'American Wedding', but I was eager to rid myself of that turkey as well.
     
  9. JackS

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    Two notable "soon to be " on sale- Master and Commander later this month, The Last Samurai next month.
     
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    What a great deal...I picked up Far From Heaven, Chicago and Shattered Glass. They had just gotten in three HUGE cases of titles that the clerk let me look thru (that's how I got SG). Definitely worth the trip!
     
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    If you guys like animes, the had Cowboy Beebop & Memories.
     
  12. Kevin Leonard

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    Added more titles to the list:

    Blood Work
    Chicago
    Cowboy Bebop: The Movie
    Far From Heaven
    Johnny English
    Looney Tunes: Back in Action
    Memories
    Men in Black II
    The Missing
    Sonny
    Thirteen
    Under the Tuscan Sun


    Keep in mind that some of those older titles (MiBII, Blood Work, etc.) are in the "2 for $15" pile.

    (also added "The Last Samurai"--thanks Jack!)
     
  13. Kevin Leonard

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    Even more titles added:

    Better Luck Tomorrow
    Cabin Fever
    Dickie Roberts
    Dreamcatcher
    Dumb and Dumberer: When Harry Met Lloyd
    The Fighting Temptations
    Final Destination 2
    Gods and Generals
    Hollywood Homicide
    House of the Dead
    Ichi the Killer
    Jackass: The Movie
    My Boss' Daughter
    The Real Cancun
    Seabiscuit
    S.W.A.T.
     
  14. Frank@N

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    Here's a tricky thought, buy three movies you could care less about but are priced at $14.99 normally.

    Hold them unopened for a few months and then go back and voice a change of heart.

    Swap for M&C, LS, or whatever else is new at the time.

    Then again, the sale might go indefinitely, but I doubt it.

    3/$30 or 3/$33 is going to hurt...
     
  15. Aaron Silverman

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    My local shop told me 7 weeks from release date when I asked about Last Samurai. Does that seem to be the case with other titles?
     
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    They're not going to give you full credit towards something else on an item you bought on sale.
     
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    OK, let's say you get 'Cold Creek Manor' marked as $14.99 during the sale (so it actually only costs $8.33).

    You *don't* open it and find out later the movie is junk.

    You come back and ask to exchange it for something else.

    They *should* let you exchange for another movie marked $14.99, even if the sale is over.

    When you get a good price to begin with, the key is to exchange instead of return.
     
  18. Kevin Leonard

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    I think 4 to 6 weeks is the norm. I think it depends on how well the title in question is renting. Big titles like The Last Samurai will most likely hit the used racks about a month or two after its release.
     
  19. JackS

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    A few titles don't seem to make it to the sale. Kill Bill comes to mind and there are probably others. Also it might be best to get a feel of the new(older) titles at Wal-Mart. I've noted a few of these brand new for slightly more or slightly less than the Hollywood sale prices.
     
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    I would think Kill Bill Vol. 1 will make it to the sale. Its probably just still renting well.
     

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