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Discussion in 'Archived Threads 2001-2004' started by Vlad D, Aug 22, 2002.

  1. Vlad D

    Vlad D Screenwriter

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    I'm looking to order some Criterion Edition DVD's and wondering if you guys could help me find the best deals.

    I'm looking for:
    1. Do The Right Thing
    2. Brazil
    3. Traffic
    4. The Last Temptation of Christ
    5. Time Bandits

    I found, on Amazon.com, Brazil for $50.99 and Time Bandits for $35.99, The Last Temptation of Christ $35.99, Do The Right Thing $35.99. My local Best Buy has Traffic for $29.99. I know there has got to be better deals. What are some better/cheaper online DVD retailers?

    BTW, why did Criterion release Time Bandits and Brazil in a non-anamorphic transfer? Makes me wonder if it's even worth buying the Criterion version, other than for the extras.
     
  2. Craig Beam

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    Vlad, try: dvdpricesearch.com
     
  3. Vlad D

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    Thanks Craig, I'll check it out.
     
  4. Lew Crippen

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    I buy most of my Criterions at DVDPlanet. Their prices are 35% off MSRP. Not too bad. Only problem is that all titles are not always in stock. Good service, though not as good as Amazon. Brazil is currently out of stock, but it goes for $38.97. Do the Right Thing is $25.97. And so forth.
     
  5. Vlad D

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    DVDPriceSearch listed had DVDPlanet with the lowest price for Brazil, but since shipping was $3.50 the best deal turned out to be at DeepDiscountDVD.

    Now, more importantly, do you guys feel the Criterion version of Brazil and Time Bandits are worth the increase in price vs the other versions? Are the transfers the same since they are not anamorphic?
     
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