Directors What's the Cheapest DVD you ever bought?

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  1. ReaganG

    ReaganG Agent

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    I'm just curious what the cheapest dvd is that people have bought. It doesn't have to be a good movie either. I've heard rumors of Troma DVDs for only 50 cents.

    My best score so far is Birth of a Nation for only 4.99 at Best Buy.

    Another question would be, what is the worst movie you have bought without seeing it and how much did you spend on it?
    Discuss!
     
  2. Tommy G

    Tommy G Screenwriter

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    Well, if you take CH out of the mix as well as the free offers like we had with Jurassic Park III, then it would have to be Detroit Rock City for $4.99.

    The biggest waste of my money was Meet the Parents for $19.99 through Amazon. What a crap movie for a sight unseen.
     
  3. Phil Iturralde

    Phil Iturralde Screenwriter

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    For those that remember the good ole' days (1998/1999) - 800.com ran a promo:

    3 DVD's for a $1.00 SHIPPED...

    I bought ...

    1) 101 Dalmations - Glen Close, Jeff Daniels
    2) First Knight - Sean Connery, Richard Grere
    3) Flubber - Robin Williams

    My wife bought ...

    1) Seven Years in Tibet - Brad Pitt, David Thewlis
    2) Sleepless in Seattle - Tom Hanks, Meg Ryan
    3) Wisard of Oz - Judy Garland

    Ordering was not a piece of cake since 800.com server was overloaded and I finally got my order in 2-days later around 2am PST. [​IMG]

    Phil
     
  4. Larry Geller

    Larry Geller Supporting Actor

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    President Clinton's impeachment testimony. 1 CENT thru Amazon, back in 1998.
     
  5. ChuckDeLa

    ChuckDeLa Cinematographer

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    Worst movie I bought sight unseen... I can't name just one. I've made some baaad choices:

    Requiem for a Dream (either $12 or $15, don't remember)
    Celebrity ($8, I think) - couldn't get through more than 30 minutes of this
    The Toxic Avenger ($8 or $10)
    Killer Klowns from Outer Space ($10)
    Piranha ($6 or $8)
    The Bank Dick: Criterion Collection ($12)
    State & Main ($13)
    Vamp ($12?)

    I don't know why I kept buying "campy" horror movies (other bad choices: CHUD, House/House II, Maniac Cop, Hell Night, etc). I think for a while there I was buying just about anything with a commentary track.

    As for cheapest, there were a few of those cheapo early Jackie Chans for $5 each.
     
  6. Alex Spindler

    Alex Spindler Producer

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    I was lucky enough to cash in on Troma's $.47 per DVD deal. That would be 47 cents for 19 movies. Being a fan of Troma movies, I was in heaven. Even paying a lot more to fill out my wanted collection has left me way below MSRP.

    I sure miss those old times.
     
  7. Bill J

    Bill J Producer

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    Pi - $9.99
     
  8. Dave Gilbert

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    Another vote for Pi - $15.99 CDN
    Audition $19.99
     
  9. JohnRice

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    I think probably a copy of Orson Welles' The Trial for a little under $5. Terrible transfer.
     
  10. Brice

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    I got Pee Wee's Big Adventure for $6... great find...

    ~Brice
     
  11. Adam Gregorich

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    Troma had a sale on their site once. DVDs were $.25 each I had always wanted to see Surf Nazis Must Die. I figured I couldn't go wrong to purchase it sight unseen for a quarter (I was wrong BTW).
     
  12. Jesse Skeen

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    I bought all the Troma titles when they had the 25 cent sale (shipping brought it up to around $2 a disc total though.) I also got the 2 cent plus shipping Clinton Testimony disc (4 hours!), which I played all the way through once, falling asleep twice during it.
     
  13. Patrick McCart

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    I'd spend a few more dollars to get the Image or Kino editions of Birth of a Nation. The public domain DVDs actually swiped a Blackhawk transfer from laserdisc, but idiotically decided to cram the 180 min. film onto a DVD-5.


    As for El Cheapo...

    UHF - $9.99
    Terminator 2: Ultimate Edition (rental copy, DVD-18) - $10
    Shadow of the Vampire (rental) - $9.99

    I'd also like to mention that I bought the B&W Mickey and Behind The Scenes "Walt Disney Treasures" at a Wal-Mart for only $21.99 each. I had to pay $33.99 for the Goofy set at a Best Buy!
     
  14. Evan Case

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    Cheapest was probably Cabin Boy for about $7.

    Worst was either The All New Adventures of Laurel and Hardy or Werewolf (but at least I knew it was bad when I bought it).

    Can't believe I just saw The Bank Dick listed among the worst films though...

    Evan
     
  15. ChuckDeLa

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    Believe it. [​IMG]

    It wasn't Drop Dead Fred kinda bad, but it was very disappointing, especially for a Criterion.
     
  16. Tony-B

    Tony-B Producer

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    $0.01 on Fox Demo Disc 2. [​IMG]

    But seriously, the least amount of money I have ever spent on a DVD was $9.99 for UHF.
     
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    Two weeks ago I spent $5.88 at Walmart for Casualties of War and it was one hell of a find because this is an excellent movie and to me is as emotionally gripping as any movie I've ever seen. Its horrifying to think its based on an actual event. Great transfer and good bonus features.
     
  18. ThomasC

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    Swing Kids for $6.98 from Deep Discount DVD (with free shipping, of course). Great movie, decent transfer...Disney set the MSRP at $9.99 when it was released last September!
     

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