Best Buy -- Many Superbit DVDs now $9.99

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  1. Chad R

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    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. Jim-M

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    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.
     
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    Just scored LAWRENCE OF ARABIA.
     
  5. Patrick Sun

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    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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    WOW! I wonder what this means, if anything?

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

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    Closer isn't on sale (and, ironically, is the one title I want off that list[​IMG] )
     
  8. TonyD

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    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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    I found the "Panic Room" superbit at Walmart in their $5.50 bin. [​IMG]

    May have to check out BB for a few more.
     
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    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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    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.
     
  12. 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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    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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    Well that sucks, the Canadian Best Buys aren't carrying the sale... [​IMG]
     
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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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