Yeah, it’s Barnes & Noble… in the stores or online.
So whats the start date?
Edit: I win!
All the information one could ever dream of:
Barnes & Noble’s 50% off Criterion collection DVDs and Bluray sale is from July 13-August 2
Thanks LONA, that gives me plenty of time to plan my attack!
I just got my tax money back too.
yeah! thanks Lona for the info
^ Cheating happened up there, just thought I’d point that out.
terrible time to be broke :(
Yes: Criterion VS Food.
My focus is on for this coming sale:
Rosellini War Trilogy
Both Bergman sets
Akerman set (and probably a few more Eclipse Series)
A few single DVD’s and Blu-rays…
Possibly the Renoir set…We’ll see…. Not sure how much savings I will get since they restructured things for members.
@kindy not sure what you mean by “restructured things for members” i haven’t heard of anything.
Nor have I.
The Barnes & Noble clan has spoken.
i’m hoping that the copy of Man Who Fell to Earth is still on the shelf when this sale starts… its oop. i want!
KNDY, are you talking about the fact that they never seem to send out coupons for anything more than 15% off? When they sent out that 25% off one during the last sale, it enabled me to get “Berlin Alexanderplatz” for $42! I’m hoping they have at least a 15% one so I can get “The Leopard” even cheaper. The coupons would really help out, since I’d love to get the Antoine Doinel set.
Extremely terrible time to be broke I agree…I normally don’t like to use my credit card but it looks like I’m going to have to for this coming sale.
Before members were shown the original price and the members price this is no longer the case.
We do get coupons, but the thing is..there are other ways to get better deals using B&N’s online stores. Ie. AAA, GSA, etc.
For more information of people upset with their B&N memberships with the recent change with what’s going on, you can read more here:
For those who are confused when I mention B&N online stores…yes, not long ago, they are letting third party have their own stores within Barnes & Noble to give their own discounts. Some of these are very good, especially if you have an AAA card (in May and June was the GSA store 20% off which we were able to get a few newer Criterion Blu-rays for $18 – but their coupon expired on June 1st). You may want to take advantage of this for additional discounts.
Last…when the sale starts, make sure you check this site for online coupons:
Otherwise, I’m sure myself and a few others will be posting coupon information on mubi.
Before I decide, what do people think the chances are that the Bergman trilogy will be released on Blu?
Probably doubtful of that happening anytime soon. Bergman’s Trilogy films, while among his most powerful, are some of his most visually simplistic/direct…I think several of his other films will receive Blu-ray treatment before these. DVD is adequate for the trilogy in my opinion.
“Before members were shown the original price and the members price this is no longer the case.”
I have absolutely no idea what you mean when you say that… is that supposed to be more than one sentence?
KNDY, when you say both Bergman sets, do you mean the after-the-fact box of Seventh Seal, Wild Strawberries, Virgin Spring and Smiles of a Summer Night? If so, I’ll just point out that it contains the old original version of Seventh Seal, which is markedly inferior to the reissue from last year. It may be worth your while to get the individual releases of each instead. But maybe you mean the Early Bergman Eclipse set, in which case – that’s on my list also!
Roman, in addition to the other Dave’s comment, I haven’t seen any other full box sets released in Bluray yet – not even the Costa box which is recent and consists of newer films that presumably could benefit from the higher resolution. Reissuing a box set like the Bergman Trilogy doesn’t seem like it would be that lucrative for Criterion – I think they are looking at titles that would clearly benefit from the improved audio/visual potential AND have a built in audience of fans who see the films as essentials. Fanny and Alexander and (maybe) Cries and Whispers seem likelier for Bluray reissues in the near future, imo.
Is the sale applicable to pre-ordering Criterions that come out after sales deadline?
I honestly don’t know…. I would assume not, but again, I can try and check tomorrow at work.
User, my experience in the past has been that pre-orders do not qualify for the current promotional deal. They are often sold at a discount (I’ve seen as low as 30-40% off at times) but not the 50%. I think B&N uses these sales to blow out old inventory and also to sap Criterion sales away from their competition.
That makes sense. Oh well, I don’t mind paying full price for some of the films to be released anyways!
I also wonder which Criterion DVD’s will be released on blu-ray soon.. So far it seems like Criterion is focusing on individual titles rather than boxsets, but who knows when that will change. At the half off sale, I plan on picking up Berlin Alexanderplatz and maybe the Agnes Varda boxset too..
why do you people overthink this? its simple really: july 13-aug 3 (or so) BN will have a sale with 50 percent off Criterion DVD/Blu-ray. As far as I know this includes ALL dvds, box sets, and blu-ray (okay, maybe not the big Kurosawa set, not a hundred percent sure, though).
If you pre-order something before the sale, and go to pay for it before the sale, then, naturally it won’t be on sale. However, if you order something and have it sent to the store and pick it up once the sale is in progress you WILL get the sale price. if you order something through bn.com during the sale, you’ll get the sale price.
use the member card and coupons to get better deals.
@amanda you can see what’s to be released at criterion.com. look under the coming soon link under films.
(sorry to be petulant. just got off from… bn… a tad tired).
as always, happy viewing
I am hoping I can get a shit ton of cash before the sale dies but this is what I plan on getting:
Wings of Desire
Last Year at Marienbad
Wages of Fear
Regular DVDs (unless someone says they might come to Blu-Ray soon):
The Double Life of Veronique
Delirious Fictions of William Klein
Dusan Makavejev: Free Radical
Chantal Akerman in the Seventies
Just what do you mean “you people”…?
Naw, but…this is exciting.
I happened to notice a copy of Wise Blood last time I went to the one near me. Is it worth a blind buy? Been wanting to see more Huston films.