Universal September HD-DVD preorders now 40% off at Amazon!

Discussion in 'Blu-ray and UHD' started by Pete T C, Jul 2, 2006.

  1. Pete T C

    Pete T C Second Unit

    Joined:
    Aug 1, 2003
    Messages:
    299
    Likes Received:
    0
  2. Kyle McKnight

    Kyle McKnight Cinematographer

    Joined:
    Mar 8, 2001
    Messages:
    2,504
    Likes Received:
    0
    Dazed & Confused, Fear & Loathing??? I'm getting so tempted to jump into HD-DVD!
     
  3. Steve Tannehill

    Steve Tannehill Ambassador

    Joined:
    Jul 6, 1997
    Messages:
    5,547
    Likes Received:
    214
    Location:
    DFW
    Real Name:
    Steve Tannehill
    For the time being, I preordered everything but Land of the Dead.

    - Steve
     
  4. JohnS

    JohnS Producer

    Joined:
    Jan 17, 2001
    Messages:
    4,783
    Likes Received:
    134
    Real Name:
    John Steffens
    I pre-ordered Fear & Loathing in Las Vegas and Traffic
     
  5. Ron-P

    Ron-P Producer

    Joined:
    Jul 25, 2000
    Messages:
    6,283
    Likes Received:
    0
    Real Name:
    Ron
    My HD-DVD purchases have completely stopped, nothing good coming out at all. That list has nothing for me.
     
  6. Paul_Scott

    Paul_Scott Lead Actor

    Joined:
    Jul 19, 2002
    Messages:
    6,546
    Likes Received:
    1

    I'll upgrade Fast Times when that comes out (although I will wait until the reviews first) and I'm mildly interested in Traffic- save for the fact that I still haven't cracked the Criterion copy open that I bought about 3 or 4 years ago.
    Other than that, there are about 5-10 titles on that MS list that I want- but I don't know what the time frame on them will be. I would love to see that entire list released in 06, but as we know from a few titles that haven't even been theatrically released yet, that won't be the case.

    after that, the things I really want to see are the titles that have never gotten a decent shake on standard def- Somewhere In Time, Sorcerer, Colosuss.
    In other words - it doesn't really matter who is exclsuive and who isn't- the stuff I want to see ain't getting released anytime soon anyway.
     
  7. Ron-P

    Ron-P Producer

    Joined:
    Jul 25, 2000
    Messages:
    6,283
    Likes Received:
    0
    Real Name:
    Ron
    I want Sci-fi, action and the like. No comidies, or real life drama type films for me, and those seem to be the bulk of the titles coming out.
     
  8. Paul_Scott

    Paul_Scott Lead Actor

    Joined:
    Jul 19, 2002
    Messages:
    6,546
    Likes Received:
    1
    forgot to mention this- I had to contact Amazon customer sercvice today to resolve an issue that was partly my fault, but exacerbated by another CSRs misinformation a few days earlier.
    Once again I walk away from the experience completely satisfied, and actually feeling like I've taken advantage of the system. They went above and beyond to get everything straightened out- and I told the lady over the phone today, I almost feel ashamed now for even making these an issue.

    I order from DDD very frequently due to the generally consistently lower prices and the fact I don't have to wait and bundle items together to get free shipping.
    But Amazon has always been faster, my items (especially box sets) seem to arrive in better condition, and customer service, when there is an issue, is 99% of the time a very pleasant experience.

    in short, they are so good, I'll happily pay a slight premium to support them more often.


    although that doesn't really apply here as their prices on HD DVDs are the lowest I can find anyway [​IMG]
     
  9. TonyD

    TonyD Who do we think I am?
    Supporter

    Joined:
    Dec 1, 1999
    Messages:
    17,125
    Likes Received:
    388
    Location:
    Disney World and Universal Florida
    Real Name:
    Tony D.
    it really is about 37%.
    you save 30% off the list price then you get 10% off that price.

    example.
    fear and loathing.

    29.98 save 30% and pay 20.99 save an additional 10% off that for 18.89.
    18.89 is about 37% of 29.98.

    still good.
    although alot of the prices of these hd dvd and br dvds seems to be going up everytime i log back onto amazon and look at my cart.
    i always see a new note about the increase in price.

    i think the br crash just went to 35.99
     
  10. Ronald Epstein

    Ronald Epstein Administrator
    Owner

    Joined:
    Jul 3, 1997
    Messages:
    46,644
    Likes Received:
    4,490
    Real Name:
    Ronald Epstein
    Yeah, a pretty lame group of titles.

    They could have thrown us a bone and put at least one over-the-top
    great title in there.

    ...then again, it's my opinion which I am sure someone is going to
    slam me for! [​IMG]
     
  11. Hayes Preston

    Hayes Preston Stunt Coordinator

    Joined:
    Mar 15, 1999
    Messages:
    183
    Likes Received:
    0
    I'm with Ron P and Ron (E) on this one, really nothing on this list excites me.

    There are defintely a few netflix rentals on that list, just no purchases
     
  12. Ricardo C

    Ricardo C Producer

    Joined:
    Feb 14, 2002
    Messages:
    5,059
    Likes Received:
    0
    Wow, tough room. Sure, those are not the top titles in my want list, but come on! I'm getting at least five of those, no question.
     
  13. CaptDS9E

    CaptDS9E Cinematographer

    Joined:
    Apr 18, 1999
    Messages:
    2,169
    Likes Received:
    0
  14. Steve Tannehill

    Steve Tannehill Ambassador

    Joined:
    Jul 6, 1997
    Messages:
    5,547
    Likes Received:
    214
    Location:
    DFW
    Real Name:
    Steve Tannehill
    Don't forget Animal House in August.

    - Steve
     
  15. Larry Sutliff

    Larry Sutliff Cinematographer

    Joined:
    Jun 17, 2000
    Messages:
    2,861
    Likes Received:
    10

    Do the Bluto, Do the Bluto! [​IMG]
     
  16. Pete T C

    Pete T C Second Unit

    Joined:
    Aug 1, 2003
    Messages:
    299
    Likes Received:
    0
    FYI, the price has now been knocked down on:
    Animal House HDDVD/DVD hybrid (now available with 38% discount)
    Army of Darkness HDDVD/DVD hybrid (now available with 38% discount)
    Fast Times at Ridgemont High HDDVD/DVD hybrid (now available with 38% discount)
    Ray (now available with 40% discount)
    Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas ($1 cheaper than when first posted)
    Traffic ($1 cheaper than when first posted)
     
  17. Travis Hedger

    Travis Hedger Supporting Actor

    Joined:
    Mar 24, 1998
    Messages:
    695
    Likes Received:
    0

    Stop the presses and kill HD DVD! Nothing worthwhile will ever come up on HD DVD!!!!! [​IMG]
     
  18. Steve Tannehill

    Steve Tannehill Ambassador

    Joined:
    Jul 6, 1997
    Messages:
    5,547
    Likes Received:
    214
    Location:
    DFW
    Real Name:
    Steve Tannehill

    38 percent? It is only showing 32 percent for me.
     
  19. Kelly Grannell

    Kelly Grannell Second Unit

    Joined:
    Feb 10, 2004
    Messages:
    445
    Likes Received:
    0
    It shows only 33% for me. [​IMG]

    how do you gus get up to 38%?
     
  20. TonyD

    TonyD Who do we think I am?
    Supporter

    Joined:
    Dec 1, 1999
    Messages:
    17,125
    Likes Received:
    388
    Location:
    Disney World and Universal Florida
    Real Name:
    Tony D.


    that extra 10%off is the deal amazon was offering earlier if you bought 3 titles and/or a player.
    some titles are 33% off so you save another dollar or so.
     

Share This Page