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#21 of 30 TravisR

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Posted October 17 2012 - 03:48 AM

Where is the idea that this set is bad coming from? From what I've seen (once again, I've only seen the first three movies via the previous releases which are identical to what's in this set) and from the reviews that I've read, this set is fairly solid. They're not spectacular and like everything else in the world, they could be better but I've seen nothing that rates the set as bad.

#22 of 30 Will*B

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Posted October 17 2012 - 04:08 AM

Originally Posted by TravisR 

Where is the idea that this set is bad coming from? From what I've seen (once again, I've only seen the first three movies via the previous releases which are identical to what's in this set) and from the reviews that I've read, this set is fairly solid. They're not spectacular and like everything else in the world, they could be better but I've seen nothing that rates the set as bad.


Exactly right Travis. I've had this set for nearly a year (bought it in Australia upon release), and have watched all its content. As said above, it's not exactly Prometheus 3D in terms of a/v quality, but for a budget release of some fairly low-budget 80's/90's sequels, it's perfectly fine. It's certainly not similar to upscaled DVD quality - the films are clearly proper HD transfers, and are easily the best home release they've ever had. Buy with confidence!


 

 


#23 of 30 Russell G

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Posted October 17 2012 - 04:14 AM

Originally Posted by Will*B 


Exactly right Travis. I've had this set for nearly a year (bought it in Australia upon release), and have watched all its content. As said above, it's not exactly Prometheus 3D in terms of a/v quality, but for a budget release of some fairly low-budget 80's/90's sequels, it's perfectly fine. It's certainly not similar to upscaled DVD quality - the films are clearly proper HD transfers, and are easily the best home release they've ever had. Buy with confidence!


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I'm still going to wait on an even better price. If it's $50 brand new, it should hit $25-$30 at some point provided it doesn't vanish. I'll risk it. I've held off this long.



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Posted October 17 2012 - 08:51 AM

I had a clerk at my local Best Buy check their inventory. They showed 2 on hand, yet they could not be found anywhere in the entire store. Maybe the box set is so bad it doesn't want to be bought.

Like I said, order online as "In-Store Pick-up".....somehow it will miraculously appear for you to purchase. I had same experience as you mentioned so I tried it and it worked. Wasn't worth the effort...

#25 of 30 Brandon Conway

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Posted October 17 2012 - 09:05 AM

Originally Posted by Russell G 


I'm still going to wait on an even better price. If it's $50 brand new, it should hit $25-$30 at some point provided it doesn't vanish. I'll risk it. I've held off this long.


I imagine Best Buy will lose it's exclusivity by next year sometime.


"And now the reprimand, from an American critic. He reproaches me for using film as a sacred & lasting medium, like a painting or a book. He does not believe that filmmaking is an inferior art, but he believes, and quite rightly, that a reel goes quickly, that the public are looking above all for relaxation, that film is fragile and that it is pretentious to express the power of one's soul by such ephemeral and delicate means, that Charlie Chaplin's or Buster Keaton's first films can only be seen on very rare and badly spoiled prints. I add that the cinema is making daily progress and that eventually films that we consider marvelous today will soon be forgotten because of new dimensions & colour. This is true. But for 4 weeks this film [The Blood of a Poet] has been shown to audiences that have been so attentive, so eager & so warm, that I wonder after all there is not an anonymous public who are looking for more than relaxation in the cinema." - Jean Cocteau, 1932


#26 of 30 Bob Cashill

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Posted October 17 2012 - 09:40 AM

It's currently $38 from Amazon UK. Hard to beat that for seven movies. And they look fine.

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Posted October 17 2012 - 01:59 PM

It's currently $38 from Amazon UK. Hard to beat that for seven movies. And they look fine.

Pretty goo, but i wish I'd been able to get the $20 price on the set when Deep Discount had one of it goofy sales last year. i suspected it was a listing error since it was pulled pretty fast (like the $18 Lethal Weapon box I did get), but to DDD credit they honored most of those orders and didn't cancel them
 

 


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Posted October 18 2012 - 03:26 PM

Had the same issue and was looking forward to getting it......I resorted to doing an 'in-store pickup' which worked like a charm..........we're talking an exclusive BB release and the left doesn't know what the right is doing.............that corp. is a sinking ship

I had that experience alot with them last year. Took me twenty minutes to find someone who knew there was a Lord of the Rings BB exclusive edition when I went to preorder, and then when I went to pick it up it took me thirty minutes of explaining to employees that I'd preordered the BB exclusive edition not the regular one before I finally got it. Star Wars was worse. Went to the store to preorder since the flyer showed a bonus, the first two employees told me there was no preorder for it. The third told me it was "Online only" and she could put an online order in for me, which I declined. Pulled up BB's website when I got home, Star Wars preorder, in-store only. That was the last time I shopped at BB, I've since moved to Amazon Prime. You'd think BB would at least give them a list of exclusives when the put stuff in the flyers!

#29 of 30 Tony J Case

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Posted October 27 2012 - 08:34 AM

I was in the same boat - nobody I asked at the store knew about it or could find it, there was nothing under the N section of the horror (despite other Nightmare discs there) and it was only because another customer overheard me asking a clerk about it (and then found me a copy) did I get one. Not exactly on the ball there, Best Buy. The set - at least of what little I've gotten through - is pretty good stuff. My only complaint is that while all the other movies had trailers included - the very first one did not. The hell! The original NoES trailer was awesomesauce! Its a shame that it didn't make the cut.

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Posted October 30 2012 - 09:21 AM

Well, three down as of last night. Holy moley, I never noticed how amazingly overt the gay themes was in part two. That thing was queer to the max! And damn, I only vaguely remember the series from syndication - but Freddy's Nightmares really, really stinks - like a poorly acted, badly written low-rent Twilight Zone or something. Was the whole series crap or were we unlucky and got two really lousy episodes?




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