It is currently Mon Jul 16, 2018 7:18 am

All times are UTC - 8 hours [ DST ]




Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 377 posts ]  Go to page Previous  1 ... 7, 8, 9, 10, 11  Next
Author Message
PostPosted: Thu Nov 28, 2013 12:42 pm 
Offline
HMFIC
User avatar

Joined: Thu Jan 21, 2010 7:30 pm
Posts: 4447
Location: Detroit
I think the tax thing depends on state laws in the place you're ordering it from. As of Nov 16th, they were not charging sales tax for Michigan orders.


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Thu Nov 28, 2013 2:26 pm 
Offline
Moderator
User avatar

Joined: Thu Jan 21, 2010 1:20 pm
Posts: 7866
I'm pretty sure that getting mad at Amazon for making you pay state-mandated sales tax is a bit silly. Move to Delaware if you don't like it.

_________________
In space, nobody can hear you ride breakfast goat


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Thu Nov 28, 2013 5:53 pm 
Offline
HMFIC
User avatar

Joined: Thu Jan 21, 2010 7:30 pm
Posts: 4447
Location: Detroit
I'm a bit upset at the $35 free shipping, though. I'll just be buying less often, I guess.


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Thu Nov 28, 2013 6:05 pm 
Offline
Moderator
User avatar

Joined: Thu Jan 21, 2010 1:20 pm
Posts: 7866
Sign of the times...most sites want at least $35 before they don't charge a shipping fee.

That said, Amazon Prime costs $8/month, and you can cancel any time. At this time of year, a $8 fee for free 2 day shipping on as many orders as you want for 30 days, is a very good deal.

_________________
In space, nobody can hear you ride breakfast goat


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Thu Nov 28, 2013 6:26 pm 
Offline
HMFIC
User avatar

Joined: Thu Jan 21, 2010 7:30 pm
Posts: 4447
Location: Detroit
Oh, I understand it. But you get used to one thing and then it's made worse, and it pisses you off. I remember when a local bar changed its happy hour special, excluding lots of stuff. Wasn't like I had some sort of right to pay $5 a pour for old Scotch, but it still pissed me off.


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Tue Dec 10, 2013 1:48 pm 
Offline
Minor Depression
User avatar

Joined: Wed Jan 27, 2010 7:59 am
Posts: 76
Location: Steubenville, OH
$10 or less Blu-Rays on Amazon:

http://www.amazon.com/s.html/?_encoding ... slotter-20


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Thu Jan 16, 2014 12:19 pm 
Offline
Pollution Baby
User avatar

Joined: Mon Jan 25, 2010 6:51 am
Posts: 6437
Location: Massachusetts
Ninja Assassin [Blu-ray] (2010) $6.49

Image

_________________
-These are the demands and sayings of Ericubus.

In the future it will become even easier for old negatives to become lost and be "replaced" by new altered negatives. This would be a great loss to our society. Our cultural history must not be allowed to be rewritten. - George Lucas 1988


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Thu Jan 16, 2014 12:36 pm 
Offline
Moderator
User avatar

Joined: Thu Jan 21, 2010 3:29 pm
Posts: 5884
Location: Walpole, MA
It's $4.99 at Best Buy.

_________________
Wiggle your big toe.
Wiggle your big toe.
Wiggle your big toe.


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Thu Jan 16, 2014 12:53 pm 
Offline
Pollution Baby
User avatar

Joined: Mon Jan 25, 2010 6:51 am
Posts: 6437
Location: Massachusetts
And a damn good flick.

_________________
-These are the demands and sayings of Ericubus.

In the future it will become even easier for old negatives to become lost and be "replaced" by new altered negatives. This would be a great loss to our society. Our cultural history must not be allowed to be rewritten. - George Lucas 1988


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Fri Jan 17, 2014 9:22 pm 
Offline
Moderator
User avatar

Joined: Thu Jan 21, 2010 3:29 pm
Posts: 5884
Location: Walpole, MA
Complete James Bond collection for $39. :shock:

_________________
Wiggle your big toe.
Wiggle your big toe.
Wiggle your big toe.


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Fri Jan 17, 2014 11:35 pm 
Offline
Moderator
User avatar

Joined: Thu Jan 21, 2010 1:20 pm
Posts: 7866
That site has a pretty crappy reputation, and I wouldn't be surprised if it were a used set (but I wouldn't complain at that price).

_________________
In space, nobody can hear you ride breakfast goat


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Sun Jan 26, 2014 5:49 am 
Offline
HMFIC
User avatar

Joined: Thu Jan 21, 2010 7:30 pm
Posts: 4447
Location: Detroit
Ordered that Bond set.

The site canceled the order without explanation or email.

I can understand the shitty reputation.


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Sun Jan 26, 2014 6:39 am 
Offline
Moderator
User avatar

Joined: Thu Jan 21, 2010 3:29 pm
Posts: 5884
Location: Walpole, MA
I suspected it was too good to be true...that's why I didn't bother even trying (plus I already own all of the individual releases, Die Another Day excepted).

_________________
Wiggle your big toe.
Wiggle your big toe.
Wiggle your big toe.


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Sun Jan 26, 2014 3:13 pm 
Offline
Canyon
User avatar

Joined: Wed Jan 27, 2010 10:15 am
Posts: 1779
Location: Tolland, CT
Monterey Jack wrote:
I suspected it was too good to be true...that's why I didn't bother even trying (plus I already own all of the individual releases, Die Another Day excepted).


Let me get this straight, you own Moonraker but you draw the line at Die Another Day?

_________________
"You know the best thing about necrophilia? You don't have to bring flowers. They're usually already there." -- George Carlin


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Sun Jan 26, 2014 3:40 pm 
Offline
Moderator
User avatar

Joined: Thu Jan 21, 2010 1:20 pm
Posts: 7866
The fact that people still remember Die Another Day and Moonraker, says something about their legitimacy in the Bond franchise (they are fun to watch, despite being mediocre/on par with most of the other Bond films).

Nobody will remember whatever-the-name-of-the-last-one-was in 10 years.

_________________
In space, nobody can hear you ride breakfast goat


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Sun Jan 26, 2014 3:58 pm 
Offline
Canyon
User avatar

Joined: Wed Jan 27, 2010 10:15 am
Posts: 1779
Location: Tolland, CT
Chris Knight wrote:
The fact that people still remember Die Another Day and Moonraker, says something about their legitimacy in the Bond franchise (they are fun to watch, despite being mediocre/on par with most of the other Bond films).

Nobody will remember whatever-the-name-of-the-last-one-was in 10 years.


After marathoning all 22 movies last year, I can't say I legitimately hate any of the Bond movies -- including Moonraker and Die Another Day.

_________________
"You know the best thing about necrophilia? You don't have to bring flowers. They're usually already there." -- George Carlin


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Sun Jan 26, 2014 7:37 pm 
Offline
Moderator
User avatar

Joined: Thu Jan 21, 2010 3:29 pm
Posts: 5884
Location: Walpole, MA
At least Moonraker, mediocre as it was, had a lush John Barry score with a Shirley Bassey title song, excellent miniatures and special effects, some impressive stunts by actual stuntmen and lots of attractive women and locations. Die Another Day looked like a collection of PS2 cut scenes with hideous "hip" xXx/Tony Scott-style editing and the worst title song of the entire franchise. And seeing a completely CG Pierce Brosnan surfing a tidal wave in front of a glacier was the low point of the series. It is the only Bond film I honestly detest.

_________________
Wiggle your big toe.
Wiggle your big toe.
Wiggle your big toe.


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Sun Jan 26, 2014 8:51 pm 
Offline
Moderator
User avatar

Joined: Thu Jan 21, 2010 1:20 pm
Posts: 7866
Ha, as if any scene in DaD can possibly be worse than this:



Bond films, including the generally awful A View To A Kill, are meant to be fun, and absolutely not to be taken seriously. The series is at its worst when the plot lines are deadly serious (The World Is Not Enough, Casino Royale, SkyFall), and at its best when a villain attempts to end the world with a ridiculous and convoluted plan (You Only Live Twice, The Spy Who Loved Me, Tomorrow Never Dies). The rest of the catalog lies in between those two extremes* - neither great nor bad. Just plain fun to watch on a lazy Sunday afternoon.

*Aside from Diamonds Are Forever, which was neither serious or out there. Just really bad, and easily the worst of the original series.

_________________
In space, nobody can hear you ride breakfast goat


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Sun Jan 26, 2014 9:44 pm 
Offline
Moderator
User avatar

Joined: Thu Jan 21, 2010 3:29 pm
Posts: 5884
Location: Walpole, MA
Chris Knight wrote:
Ha, as if any scene in DaD can possibly be worse than this:



If you took the Beach Boys song out, there's nothing especially wrong with that scene...the stuntwork is reasonably well-done (if somewhat rote, considering how many superior ski chase sequences the series had featured up to that point). There are FAR worse jokey moments in the Moore films (like the unforgivable bit with 007 swinging on a vine while emitting a Tarzan yell in Octopussy). I'll take a Beach Boys song over a withered, leathery 58-year-old Moore getting dominated in the sack by Grace Jones. :shock:

Diamonds Are Forever and A View To A Kill are only slightly less-awful than Die Another Day, which is a weird pattern with the series...how popular, long-running actors in the series (Connery, Moore, Brosnan) always go out on an awful, AWFUL movie. I hope that Craig got his obligatory terrible Bond movie out of his system with Quantum Of Solace (Thingy Of Whatsis? Something Of Boris?).

_________________
Wiggle your big toe.
Wiggle your big toe.
Wiggle your big toe.


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Sun Jan 26, 2014 9:54 pm 
Offline
Moderator
User avatar

Joined: Thu Jan 21, 2010 3:29 pm
Posts: 5884
Location: Walpole, MA
Chris Knight wrote:
The fact that people still remember Die Another Day and Moonraker, says something about their legitimacy in the Bond franchise (they are fun to watch, despite being mediocre/on par with most of the other Bond films).

Nobody will remember whatever-the-name-of-the-last-one-was in 10 years.


Horseshit. Skyfall and Casino Royale are two of the best Bond films ever made. Critics and audiences loved them. Despite how much money they made, no Bond fans like Moonraker or Die Another Day.

_________________
Wiggle your big toe.
Wiggle your big toe.
Wiggle your big toe.


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Sun Jan 26, 2014 10:05 pm 
Offline
Moderator
User avatar

Joined: Thu Jan 21, 2010 1:20 pm
Posts: 7866
Bizarre, considering I love Quantum of Solace - which has superb editing (the whole opera sequence is a masterpiece), and a lot of great nods to the Moore era. The only bad thing about it is the connection to the previous film. It's very possible you like Casino Royale and Skyfall better than all the others, simply because they aren't Bond films. Other than character names, they have nothing in common with the bulk of the series. Sort of like how the Jayden Smith Karate Kid movie was completely unlike the previous 4 installments of that series.

And Moonraker has the awesome dog killing scene, which every Bond fan (I've ever met) loves.

_________________
In space, nobody can hear you ride breakfast goat


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Mon Jan 27, 2014 8:16 am 
Offline
Pollution Baby
User avatar

Joined: Mon Jan 25, 2010 6:51 am
Posts: 6437
Location: Massachusetts
Monterey Jack wrote:
Chris Knight wrote:
The fact that people still remember Die Another Day and Moonraker, says something about their legitimacy in the Bond franchise (they are fun to watch, despite being mediocre/on par with most of the other Bond films).

Nobody will remember whatever-the-name-of-the-last-one-was in 10 years.


Horseshit. Skyfall and Casino Royale are two of the best Bond films ever made. Critics and audiences loved them. Despite how much money they made, no Bond fans like Moonraker or Die Another Day.

I'm not sure what bubble you're living in, but many Bond fans love Moonraker, including me. It's a fun action packed ride, and the over the top silliness of it is the charm. It's a spy with super-gadgets fighting in space, fuck ya. Very different in style from the current Bond films, of course, but a hell of a lot more fun. I enjoyed Casino Royale (2006), Quantum of Solace, and Skyfall, but I would watch Moonraker a thousand times over because its awesomeness doesn't wear off.

_________________
-These are the demands and sayings of Ericubus.

In the future it will become even easier for old negatives to become lost and be "replaced" by new altered negatives. This would be a great loss to our society. Our cultural history must not be allowed to be rewritten. - George Lucas 1988


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Mon Jan 27, 2014 10:24 am 
Offline
Moderator
User avatar

Joined: Thu Jan 21, 2010 3:29 pm
Posts: 5884
Location: Walpole, MA
Chris Knight wrote:
And Moonraker has the awesome dog killing scene, which every Bond fan (I've ever met) loves.


That is a really good scene...sticks out like a sore thumb compared to the cartoonish silliness of the rest of the film.

_________________
Wiggle your big toe.
Wiggle your big toe.
Wiggle your big toe.


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Tue Jan 28, 2014 2:31 pm 
Offline
Moderator
User avatar

Joined: Thu Jan 21, 2010 1:20 pm
Posts: 7866
Excellent pre-order deal on the 2010 live action Starblazers movie. Bear in mind that if you've never seen the original series, this movie won't make much sense, and (in case you really didn't know) it's Japanese. If you enjoyed the series, you shouldn't hesitate to buy this.

_________________
In space, nobody can hear you ride breakfast goat


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Tue Jan 28, 2014 7:34 pm 
Offline
Moderator
User avatar

Joined: Thu Jan 21, 2010 3:29 pm
Posts: 5884
Location: Walpole, MA
Loved the Star Blazers cartoon as a kid...how is the movie?

_________________
Wiggle your big toe.
Wiggle your big toe.
Wiggle your big toe.


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Tue Jan 28, 2014 8:08 pm 
Offline
Moderator
User avatar

Joined: Thu Jan 21, 2010 1:20 pm
Posts: 7866
It's a love letter to the cartoon series, but condensed to fit within the constraints of a single feature. Given that, they took a lot of liberties with the alien race that's out to destroy Earth, but most of the other details are spot on, if not identical to the original (there are entire scenes lifted right from from the cartoon). Even the music is the same.

Also, in case you're interested, the original series was remade in Japan last year, as Yamato 2199. It's coming out on 6 Blu-Rays here in the US, around the same time as the movie. I don't know if it'll be dubbed or not.

BTW, you can watch the movie right now on YouTube.

_________________
In space, nobody can hear you ride breakfast goat


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Fri Jan 31, 2014 8:21 am 
Offline
Pollution Baby
User avatar

Joined: Mon Jan 25, 2010 6:51 am
Posts: 6437
Location: Massachusetts
Godfather Collection on Blu-ray for $16.99, that's a sickeningly good price.

Here's a review of this release.

_________________
-These are the demands and sayings of Ericubus.

In the future it will become even easier for old negatives to become lost and be "replaced" by new altered negatives. This would be a great loss to our society. Our cultural history must not be allowed to be rewritten. - George Lucas 1988


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Fri Jan 31, 2014 8:58 am 
Offline
Moderator
User avatar

Joined: Thu Jan 21, 2010 3:29 pm
Posts: 5884
Location: Walpole, MA
I got it for $25, and thought that was a great deal. Anyone who doesn't jump on this for ten bucks less is a fool. :thumbs:

_________________
Wiggle your big toe.
Wiggle your big toe.
Wiggle your big toe.


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Fri Apr 04, 2014 12:42 pm 
Offline
Pollution Baby
User avatar

Joined: Mon Jan 25, 2010 6:51 am
Posts: 6437
Location: Massachusetts
Indiana Jones: The Complete Adventures for $29.99

_________________
-These are the demands and sayings of Ericubus.

In the future it will become even easier for old negatives to become lost and be "replaced" by new altered negatives. This would be a great loss to our society. Our cultural history must not be allowed to be rewritten. - George Lucas 1988


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Mon Apr 14, 2014 7:00 am 
Offline
Pollution Baby
User avatar

Joined: Mon Jan 25, 2010 6:51 am
Posts: 6437
Location: Massachusetts
Rocky: Heavyweight Collection (Rocky / Rocky II / Rocky III / Rocky IV / Rocky V / Rocky Balboa) [Blu-ray] - $22.99

_________________
-These are the demands and sayings of Ericubus.

In the future it will become even easier for old negatives to become lost and be "replaced" by new altered negatives. This would be a great loss to our society. Our cultural history must not be allowed to be rewritten. - George Lucas 1988


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Tue Apr 22, 2014 2:09 pm 
Offline
Moderator
User avatar

Joined: Thu Jan 21, 2010 1:20 pm
Posts: 7866
46 hours of Battle Of The Planets/G-Force in HD, for $60. Insane.

_________________
In space, nobody can hear you ride breakfast goat


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Sun Jun 29, 2014 8:17 pm 
Offline
Moderator
User avatar

Joined: Thu Jan 21, 2010 3:29 pm
Posts: 5884
Location: Walpole, MA
Best Buy is selling most (all?) of the James Bond Blu-Rays for five bucks a pop.

_________________
Wiggle your big toe.
Wiggle your big toe.
Wiggle your big toe.


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Mon Jun 30, 2014 4:55 am 
Offline
Moderator
User avatar

Joined: Thu Jan 21, 2010 1:29 pm
Posts: 6489
Location: In the ether
Barnes & Noble starts their yearly 50% off all Criterion on-line today, and in store tomorrow.

_________________
I'm going to wait until you're sitting next to Ericubus and then I'll ask how you're feeling. - caryc


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Mon Jun 30, 2014 11:08 am 
Offline
Moderator
User avatar

Joined: Thu Jan 21, 2010 3:29 pm
Posts: 5884
Location: Walpole, MA
Kimfair wrote:
Barnes & Noble starts their yearly 50% off all Criterion on-line today, and in store tomorrow.


Costco is also selling a number of Criterion titles for $19.99 right now (including all of their Wes Anderson releases)

_________________
Wiggle your big toe.
Wiggle your big toe.
Wiggle your big toe.


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Sun Nov 23, 2014 6:56 pm 
Offline
Moderator
User avatar

Joined: Thu Jan 21, 2010 1:20 pm
Posts: 7866
On Amazon: Star Trek Next Generation blu-ray season box sets are selling for $20-32 right now (aside from S7, which comes out next week). The lowest they have ever dropped is $45-50, so this is the best time to grab them.

_________________
In space, nobody can hear you ride breakfast goat


Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 377 posts ]  Go to page Previous  1 ... 7, 8, 9, 10, 11  Next

All times are UTC - 8 hours [ DST ]


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 2 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  
Powered by phpBB® Forum Software © phpBB Group