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Dome Vongvises

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I have means to which I can get the regular edition, special edition, and the much coveted limited tin box (a store I know has three or four of them) of Akira. Should I get it?
If anybody is in the Lexington, KY area, Best Buy just recently got in a shipment of some rare DVD Criterion titles. Anybody interested, go fetch some for yourself. Anyway, I wanted to ask if Seven Samurai was a good buy for everybody else. I thought it was.
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Get the Akira tin - it really is pretty cool!
Seven Samurai was one of my first dvd purchases and certainly one I don't regret.
If anybody is in the Lexington, KY area, Best Buy just recently got in a shipment of some rare DVD Criterion titles. Anybody interested, go fetch some for yourself.
Which ones?
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Expect a lot more hard to find Criterion titles in Best Buy stores. This seems to be the future. Our selection is ever closer to matching Suncoast, only we have more of a given title in stock. I encourage everyone to go in and look. I found Sanjuro the other day. Also, lots of imported kung-fu flicks as well. HOORAY!
 

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I went into Best Buy today to get Forrest Gump and saw 3 copies of Criterions Brazil which shocked me.
Also saw 4 copies of Criterions Seven Samurai(One of my 10 All time Faves). I thought it was discontinued.
Also saw Criterions Sanjuro for a mere $22.
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Dome Vongvises

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Criterion Collection DVD's at Best Buy
- All That Heaven Allows
- Last Temptation of Christ
- Armageddon
- The Rock
- Seven Samurai
- Sanjuro
- The Third Man
- Spartacus
- Chasing Amy
- Rushmore (I'm not sure about this one though)
- Brazil
Those were the ones that popped out at me, but I'm sure there's more that I didn't look for.
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Jun-Dai Bates

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Seven Samurai was only discontinued for a while. It was reissued. I heard that there were some issues with Toho (Toho hadn't realized that the subtitles were going to be removable), but they seem to be resolved (the rerelease is R1, and I think the original was regionless)
 

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Dome, add The Hidden Fortress and Lord of the Flies to that list. Also, Rushmore can in fact be purchased at Best Buy.
Also, if you are a collector of DVDs or just like cool cases, get the tin. Here in Houston, I can't find the tin in any of the major BMs ('course, there are many I haven't checked. Give me a break, it's a large city! :) ). I got mine on the first day and haven't regretted it. Looks mighty sweeeet!
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Dome Vongvises

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All I can say is, I finally got the tin!!! Man that thing is humongous (relatively speaking of course). I'm a little disturbed by the plastic part that holds the DVD's. Anybody within a two hundred mile radius of Lexington, KY should head to the Fayette Mall and pick up a tin. At last count, I've found five tins in two different stores.
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