Wow! Silence of the Lambs Criterion

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  1. James Spraggs

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    Just found a brand new sealed copy of this at my local Sam Goody's. I can't believe it was on the shelf and only $34.95! [​IMG]
     
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    Do tell, a bargain! [​IMG]
     
  3. Matt Pelham

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    Earlier this year my roomate and I walked into our local Hollywood video and were shocked to see 3 brand new Silence Criterions sitting on the shelf, at only $21.99 each! Needless to say we bought all of them, and they also had a whole bunch of OOP Disneys and James Bonds we snatched up at very reasonable prices. The most pleasant DVD surprise I've ever seen!
     
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    awesome deal, it seems that the stores in the mall are good for finding OOP bargains. my friend found a midnight run for $14.99 at FYE about a month ago.
     
  5. Bruce Hedtke

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    A bargain indeed. Just finding it would be bargain enough. I always keep my eyes open, you know...just in case.

    Bruce
     
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    I just found one at the Suncoast store in West LA when trying to find something I could use with a gift card. Mine!
     
  7. Jussi Tarvainen

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    "It quickly puts the disc in the shopping cart and walks away..."
     
  8. JonZ

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    At local Video Store, they had a surplus of DVDs dirt cheap. I got the Royal Tenenbaums Criterion for $9.

    A few years back, my friend 2 Criterion The Killer DVDs at Tower Records while they were going for $80 and more on ebay.
     
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    Actually the Criterion Silence of the Lambs has the Commentary with Anthony Hopkins and Jodie Foster which is not available on the Special Edition. That is why I went on a hunt for one.
     
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    Here's a bummer for you-- I put the disc in last night and had a weird defect. I couldn't get it to play the film on either my Sony DVD player or my iMac. So I had to take it back to Suncoast and get a refund (I picked up the MGM version). Fortunately, I still have the Criterion laser (which I was going to replace with the Crit. DVD).

    Easy come, easy go I guess.
     
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    I bought SOTL Criterion when I first got a player in 98 and havent listened to the commentary either.
     
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    I believe The Criterion disc also has the correct burned-in subtitles, as opposed to the player-generated ones on the MGM disc.
     
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    MGM's "Silence of the Lambs" DVD has burned-in subtitles in Region 1. I think they've sworn off of player-generated subtitles since "The Terminator" SE came out.
     
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    Dan:
     
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    I didn't like the SOTL commentary much. I happily upgraded to the MGM for the picture quality (anamorphic) and sold the Criterion on eBay.
     
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    Really? I think it still holds up as one of the best out there - far better than the self-congratulatory/this film was so much fun to make/the person on the bike is so-and-so the producer/not so funny behind-the-scenes story ones that dominate the market.
     

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