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Best Buy -- Many Superbit DVDs now $9.99


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#1 of 180 Chad R

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Posted August 05 2005 - 02:00 AM

I don't know how widespread this is, but my local Best Buy had nearly the entire Superbit catalog mispriced at $9.99 when I was there yesterday. They had to do a price correction at the register to honor the price, but every copy was priced this way, properly labeled with the title and their number for that title.

The titles I remember seeing:
Air Force One
Charlie's Angels
Knight's Tale
Mask of Zorro
Patriot
S.W.A.T.
Spider-Man
Spider-Man 2
XXX
Men In Black (I and II)
Gattaca
Heavy Metal

Ones I checked which were regular price
LAwrence of Arabia
Black Hawk Down

#2 of 180 Jim-M

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Posted August 07 2005 - 04:44 AM

It appears all the Superbits are now $9.99 at bestbuy.com. I didn't check all of them, but a random sampling showed this to be true after seeing a post at DVDTalk that mentioned it.

#3 of 180 ChrisBEA

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Posted August 07 2005 - 04:47 AM

I found, and bought, Heavy Metal and Gattaca.

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Posted August 07 2005 - 06:01 AM

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#5 of 180 Patrick Sun

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Posted August 07 2005 - 06:49 AM

Not quite all of them are on sale (like Das Boot), but most of them are on sale.

Someone on DVDTalk posted a list of the 55 Superbit titles (not necessarily all on sale):

Adaptation
Air Force One
Anaconda
Bad Boys
Bad Boys II
Big Hit
Black Hawk Down
Bram Stoker's Dracula
Charlie's Angels
Cirque Du Soleil: Dralion
Cirque Du Soleil: Solstrom
Cliffhanger
Closer
Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon
Dark Crystal
Das Boot
Desperado
Fifth Element
From Here To Eternity
Gattaca
Guns Of Navarone
Heavy Metal
Heavy Metal 2000
Hollow Man
Hook
Johnny Mnemonic
Knight's Tale
Labyrinth
Lawrence of Arabia
Legends Of The Fall
Leon: The Professional
Les Miserables
Mask Of Zorro
Men In Black
Men In Black II
Missing
Once Upon A Time In Mexico
One, The
Panic Room
Patriot (2000)
Punch-Drunk Love
Quick And The Dead, The
Resident Evil
Riverdance: Live From New York City
S.W.A.T.
Seven Years In Tibet
Snatch
Spider-Man
Spider-Man 2
Starship Troopers
Tommy
Underworld
Vampires
Vertical Limit
XXX
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#6 of 180 John*D

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Posted August 07 2005 - 06:59 AM

WOW! I wonder what this means, if anything?

I might have to pick up some Superbit's...

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Posted August 07 2005 - 07:59 AM

Closer isn't on sale (and, ironically, is the one title I want off that listPosted Image )

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Posted August 07 2005 - 01:26 PM

the only one i bought was bad boys, i would have picke d up Das Boot, From Here To Eternity, Guns Of Navarone but ddint have them.

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Posted August 08 2005 - 02:00 AM

I found the "Panic Room" superbit at Walmart in their $5.50 bin. Posted Image

May have to check out BB for a few more.
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Posted August 08 2005 - 08:21 AM

All I can figure is that Universal, in all their marketing genius have decided to dump the Superbit line. I know in recent releases, such as the "Ultimate Editions" of The Fifth Element and Leon, they are actually the old Superbits with a second disc of extras.

No doubt, a plan to con people into buying yet another copy of the same movie.

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Posted August 09 2005 - 04:17 AM

check the front of stores.
went today and saw a big display of all sb's. most 9.99.

still didint have from here to eternity,
das boot or guns of nav.

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Posted August 09 2005 - 04:27 AM

Went over to my local BB to check out the SB sale, most titles I found were on sale (even LoA).

Think these price reductions are permanent, but decided (at length) to not repurchase any titles on SB.

I've been following the 'SB Saga' with a bit of jaded interest over the years.

I have about 35 titles, which in theory, could be upgraded to SB.

Desperado apparently got a whole new transfer and looks better.

Heavy Metal is apparently also noticeably better and LoA got corrected color.

Other titles like Air Force One & Gattaca dropped FS but with the added load of DTS, it's a wash for PQ.

But for me, SB is 'too little, too late'. Assuming the market feels the same way, hence the sale.

Within a year or two, I will have the option to repurchase these titles again with more dramatic A/V improvements and no mandatory loss of extras.

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Posted August 09 2005 - 04:39 AM

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Within a year or two, I will have the option to repurchase these titles again with more dramatic A/V improvements

This is the dilemma that I'm in. I was an avid buyer of superbits over the years, double-dipping to squeeze out that extra level of picture and sound quality. But, many of these movies appeared on high-def HBO, and as you mention, in the next year or so, there is a great chance that nearly all of these movies will appear on Blu-Ray and will be viewable on a sub-$400 Playstation 3.

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Posted August 09 2005 - 04:47 AM

Well that sucks, the Canadian Best Buys aren't carrying the sale... Posted Image

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Posted August 09 2005 - 06:05 AM

I was looking to get Black Hawk Down SB, but it was priced at $20.99. This was last week. I was wondering if anyone saw it priced at $9.99.

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Posted August 09 2005 - 08:31 AM

Went to my local BB (Totawa, NJ) at lunch today and there was a limited amount of superbit titles available. Also checked online and Vertical Limit was STILL listed at full price!
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Posted August 09 2005 - 07:10 PM

I went through Best Buy's site for each one to see how much they were.

$9.99

Adaptation
Air Force One
Bad Boys
Bad Boys II
Black Hawk Down
Bram Stoker's Dracula
Charlie's Angels
Cirque Du Soleil: Dralion
Cliffhanger
Desperado
Fifth Element
Gattaca
Guns Of Navarone
Heavy Metal
Hook
Johnny Mnemonic
Knight's Tale
Lawrence of Arabia
Legends Of The Fall
Leon: The Professional
Mask Of Zorro
Men In Black
Men In Black II
Missing
Once Upon A Time In Mexico
Panic Room
Patriot (2000)
Punch-Drunk Love
Resident Evil
S.W.A.T.
Seven Years In Tibet
Snatch
Spider-Man
Spider-Man 2
Underworld
XXX

$22.49
Heavy Metal 2000

$22.99
Closer
Starship Troopers

$24.99
Anaconda
Big Hit
Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon
Das Boot
From Here To Eternity
Hollow Man
John Carpenter's Vampires
One, The
Quick And The Dead, The
Riverdance: Live From New York City
Vertical Limit

29.99
Tommy

Not on website
Cirque Du Soleil: Solstrom
Dark Crystal
Labyrinth
Les Miserables

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Posted August 09 2005 - 07:39 PM

At the Rockville MD store, Hollow Man, Riverdance, and Vertical Limit were stickered at $9.99 but rang up at $24.99. No problems getting the price adjusted either.

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Posted August 10 2005 - 01:26 AM

Went to Best Buy yesterday and bought Black Hawk Down and Vertical Limit. Both were stickered at $9.99. Going back today to see if Starship Troopers is available.

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Posted August 10 2005 - 01:39 AM

I found about a third of the SB's on hand weren't marked down: Spidey 2, SWAT, LoA, MiB II. Still got Dracula, Gattaca and Black Hawk Down (already had the 3-disc set, but just couldn't pass it up!).
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