Or wait a week later and get it for $19.99 (or $17.99 with the 10% off triple AAA B&N site) or coupons for B&N members.
I still haven’t finished watching the last lot of DVD’s I got from the B &N sale. Oh well I think I’ll have to spend another couple of hundred pounds.
anyone aware of the total run time of the sale? the end date
Over at BluRay.com, they were saying the 2nd to the 22nd. Everyone is being told the first because it will probably go live on the site that afternoon, like during the summer.
Is that the official start date now? Last I was reading i thought it was the 9th?
I just realized I can be really bad …
I caved and bought Paths of Glory and HOUSE today on DVD at Borders … and I kept thinking “wait for the sale wait for the sale” but I just couldn’t, I’m too impulsive and impatient.
I can just go buy them (again) for the sale, then take the B&N stickers off, and return my unopened copies with Borders receipt for full refund … at the end of the day, I had my picks a week early and still only paid half price!
Evil, or just a lucky loophole to make me not feel like such an idiot? :)
i was working in music today and received a big shipment of Criterion in preparation for the upcoming sale.
@jp, it starts 11/1 and goes on for two weeks
are coupons still allowed during this one? and if they are…..does anyone have any?
I think last time it didn’t take long for Barnes and Noble to temporarily disable the coupons during the sale, but if not this thread on DVD Talk has all the coupons and such: http://forum.dvdtalk.com/dvd-bargains/533548-barnes-noble-coupon-thread-part-2-a.html
I’d be very surprised if they revert back to letting us use coupons online. There’s no problem in stores though. Online, if you have a AAA membership, though, you can get 10% off each item still!
is this still on from today? nov 1st?
…Well, fuck me hard, the only title I was expecting to buy isn’t even a Criterion title…Well, then, any suggestions? (I might get In the Mood for Love).
I am deliberating purchasing this box set from Barnes & Noble this week.
It’s quite expensive , so I would appreciate the advice of those who already own and have viewed the films.
- How is the actual quality of the films?
- Are there enough extras?
- Are the extras well done and interesting?
Project that this film is coming out in blu-ray in 12-18 months (for argument’s sake).
- Would you be glad you already have it or would it have been wiser to wait?
Thanks very much !
so when does this sale begin again?
i’ll only be getting 2-3 items this time.
@Maverick…Oh. My. God. The Rossellini box set is about the most amazing DVD collection ever. Each film is devastating because Rossellini invests so much in these characters who are so realistic, but that’s Italian neorealism for you. Many of the actors in the films, particularly in “Paisan” and “Germany Year Zero”, are everyday people, who essentially allow Rossellini to film their lives. “Rome Open City” is amazing…you can’t say enough good things about that one.
The extras are pretty good. They give you a nice appreciation for the films and their background and there’s a ton of great material on Rossellini himself.
I think chances of Criterion putting it on Blu are slim, considering how much work was done just to get them presentable on a DVD level. I’m glad I already have it because I can’t imagine these films looking any better than they do in the set. Had Criterion released them on Blu, I would have gotten it instead, but as it is, I’m happy with the DVD set. Get it by all means!
sale starts tomorrow goes for two weeks.
@maverick i got the Trilogy last july. i’ve watched part of all three films, but haven’t had the time to watch them all the way through as yet, what i’ve seen of them though look amazing. if you have a member card and can find a another percentage off coupon its a very good deal. check this site: http://www.dealigg.com/story-Barnes-Noble-coupons-Barnes-Noble-Coupon-Code they might have one there.
@Danhofstra & @Loofrin
Thank you guys for your feedback. I’m definitely a buyer!
I would like to ask your advice (+ anyone else who cares to respond) about another Criterion purchase. I am a Barnes & Noble member, but not in the USA, so there is no break on shipping fees for me.
I want to purchase one more Criterian film this time around. The following list contains the titles I am contemplating:
- The Magician … Bergman
- Paris,Texas … Winders
- For all Mankind … Reinhart
- Paths of Glory … Kubrick
- Charade – Donen
Thanks again and happy viewing !
i can talk to parix, tx; for all mankind, and charade. all definite buys.
for all mankind is stunning in its picture. truly amazing.
paris, tx was/is well done film. there is a monologue in the film that is by far one of the best i’ve ever heard.
charade, its just a fun one. if you get carade, i’d recommend also hopscotch, too.
Paris, Texas. Without a doubt, one of the best Criterion releases this year. You can never go wrong with Wenders anyway.
Does anyone know about the Studio Canal Collection Blurays being on sale, too? I heard that they were available for the sale price on the last one. If that’s the case, then I want to pick up Vivre sa Vie (Criterion), and Contempt (Studio Canal).
Also, of course, I wanna get some other stuff, but…you know….money’s tight. :’(
lol sounds like almost all of us tapped ourselves out this summer :(
JP, I only bought Close-Up this summer. So this is just me being ultra-lame… :’(
Good. I’ll have to repurchase my Black Narcissus BD. My wife accidentally returned it to the library with some DVD’s I had checked out.
@Maverick I’d go with Paths Of Glory. I think it’s one of the greatest antiwar films ever made. It’s told from the French side of World War 1. It was banned in France for a while. Most of Kubrick’s films for me were masterpieces and this is no exception. I think it is a good companion piece to All Quiet On The Western Front which tells about World War 1 from the German side.
^ Maverick, I think the Rossellini box is one of Criterion’s greatest-ever achievements. There’s a reason they made it #500 and even changed their normal spine numbering scheme to give it that special designation. I also doubt that they’ll be issuing it on Blu-ray anytime soon – the film elements aren’t that crisp and clear to begin with, and I think they’d be wise to put more re-issue effort into older releases that would benefit from new packaging and supplemental upgrades.
The individual titles you listed cover a wide range, they’re all excellent options, hard to recommend just one. I reviewed The Magician and Paths of Glory blur-rays at CriterionCast.com recently, you might want to check those out if that helps clarify things. I’m partial to Bergman myself, but I think The Magician is best enjoyed if you’re already familiar with Wild Strawberries and The Seventh Seal.
I’d be surprised if the StudioCanal blu-rays were included in this sale – they are most definitely NOT Criterion releases of course, and if they had been included in the previous sale, I’d assign that to confusion on the part of the store staff. Check the website to be sure, or you could always just give it a try and see what happens. But I know that B&N had Ran & Contempt & The Ladykillers on sale at 50% off a month or so ago when they were featuring other foreign film box sets (the Renoir, Godard, Rossellini and Hitchcock no-frills sets that StudioCanal released a couple years ago, along with the padded Bardot, Loren and Deneuve sets and an Alain Delon box too.)
i think these are the one’s i may get, maybe…
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