@James Montenegro I have Vampyer and Oshima’s Outlaw Sixties and have not watched them yet, but they look pretty good. However, I have seen the three films in that Hiroshi Teshigahara box set and they are really good.
I placed a few orders with them at the start of this sale but I received an email from them today stating that they’ve cancelled my order for Playtime (blu-ray) due to stock issues.
It looks like they’re still taking orders for it so I may try ordering it again closer to the end of the sale.
Last night I came back from Barnes & Noble not just with these two beauties here
To ad to this one I got the previous week
But I had a coupon for 25% off one item and I happened upon this beautiful box set
It was allready marked down 30% off its original price. So I was able to pick up a $60 box set of five Marx brothers movies for nearly half that price!
I did go over budget but realistically, I didn’t see myself keeping it under $200 but still spent much less than the previous B&N Criterion sales. So, it looks like I’m good. I may get the Rosselini but not sure yet.
3 Silent Classics by Josef von Sternberg
Eclipse Series 1 – Early Bergman
Eclipse Series 22 – Presenting Sacha Guitry
Eclipse Series 24 – The Actuality Dramas of Allan King
Golden Age of Television
Thin Red Line
Night on Earth
Night Train to Munich
Sawdust and Tinsel
Stranger than Paradise
The only five I would like to get but still haven’t decided:
Eclipse Series 12: Aki Kaurismäki’s Proletariat Trilogy
Eclipse Series 14: Rossellini’s History Films—Renaissance and Enlightenment
Renoir: Stage and Spectacle: Three Films by Jean Renoir
La Bête humaine
Trouble in Paradise
And I want Story of Floating Weeds but it’s not sold online right now…
I’ve debated upgrading to Blu-ray for “Breathless”, “The Leopard” and “Charade” but my thoughts are upgrade later and buy titles I haven’t seen yet. So, I ended up going with the three Jarmusch titles and “Close-Up”.
@RaySquirrell – Sometimes that set goes down to $26.99 but if you got it half or nearly half that is good. My suggestion is for Universal and Warner Classics, they go on sale on Amazon for more than half on Black Friday through the first half of December. But I recommend using http://www.camelcamelcamel.com for tracking those classics. Since you have the Universal set, I recommend getting the Green Warner set of the Marx Brothers which should go down to $19-$24 or so very soon.
Picked up 6 Blus from B&N today. I was able to stack the different member 25% off coupons on top of the 50% and my 10% off membership discount. The cashier was first hesitant to let me use all the coupons but I told him they all had different codes so where all different and I got them from their site/emails.
final prices on each Blu (plus tax, using 4 25% off and 1 10% off coupons)
Charade – 13.50
Black Narcissus – 13.50
Kagemusha – 16.20
Paths of Glory – 13.50
The Last Emperor – 13.50
Jimi Plays at Monterey & Shake Otis – 13.50
After all said and done final price was $90… amazing deal!
got the coupons here: http://forum.dvdtalk.com/8745328-post1.html
Just got word that my copy of “The Thin Red Line” shipped…so I guess if you’re waiting on it, they finally restocked.
After them cancelling my Playtime on blu-ray I thought I’d have another look at what’s available…
-2 or 3 Things I Know About Her (DVD)
-Made in USA (DVD)
-Tout va bien (DVD)
-Une Femme est Une Femme (DVD)
Une Femme est Une Femme has a dispatch date of 3 to 5 weeks but I’m expecting the listing to be a mistake as it’s been out of print for some time now.
Out of interest, I’ve ordered films online from Barnes & Noble a few times in the past but living in the UK it’s a shop that I only know because of the films. I presume from looking at the online shop that they are a fairly major high street shop over there?
ANYBODY KNOW ???
I have tried ordering 15 different ways using coupon discount codes, but nothing works.
I’m a B&N member. Reside in Canada so I know I bite the bullet on shipping. Also member’s discount doesn’t apply.
But what about 15% on most expensive item, 5% if using Visa. They’ve left the phone off the hook, and a memo to customer service got a truly insulting reply.
Maverick, if you’re ordering online, BN no longer accepts online coupon codes with the 50% off sale. They started this in July after people went crazy stacking coupons. You can use in-store coupons, but if you’re from Canada, that doesn’t apply.
i am a manager with barnes and noble and a frequent criterion sale buyer. i talked to my music buyer in nyc today and there is talk that this might be the last criterion sale because of all the extra coupon usage. just passing the info along. :(
ps. picked up the casavettes box set for 45 dollars yesterday (including tax) with my 50% off plus member discount plus 25% off member coupon.
@MAVERICK – They work with other titles not on sale…
@JOEY – I heard the same…not because of the coupon usage but because of whoever buys B&N.
Today I made the long 1+ hr. drive to the nearest B&N. I figured my membership will expire next week, might as well take advantage of these in-store coupons I never use. So, I printed the four different 25% off coupons that expire tomorrow….
Typically I used the B&N AAA store for 10% off….but I wanted to see how much savings I would get via in-store.
Went by the nearest store and unfortunately, the titles I did want are not there….but other titles I wanted to get in the past (but were a bit pricey) were in stock. I figured I’d give the coupons a try and purchase those…
At first the salesperson said one coupon but he said that because each of the four have different codes, he can ring four different transactions.
Mishima – A Life in Four Chapters – $39.99 with 50% off + my membership and coupon it came to $13.50 (if I bought online with my 10% discount, it would be $17.99).
George Bernard Shaw – Eclipse – $44.99 and with 50% off + membership and coupon it came to $15.19.
Nikkatsu Noir – $69.99 with 50% off + coupon and membership, it came to $23.62.
Human Condition – $79.99 with 50% off + coupon and membership it came to $26.99.
Wow!!!! Man, I would renew in a heartbeat if there was a B&N store nearby. But rarely would I drive up that far for a B&N store. But that’s a major savings than what I would get via B&N + Membership and my usual 10% off.
If this is the final 50% off Criterion sale for B&N as a few are speculating…I’m happy to have taken advantage of the four sales thus far!
So is stocking issues why some of my order is saying it won’t be shipped till the 29th? I got 6 of the blu’s i ordered, but i’m still waiting on Thin Red Line, Paths of Glory, Chunking Express and Bottle Rocket.
Why would they cancel an order on a customer? [re: John Parry] That’s no way to treat customers. I’m assuming they will get more Playtime’s in – they should tell you the wait may be a long one and give you the option to wait.
I don’t think they would stop these 50% sales because of coupon mis-usage because they could simply forbid the use of coupons for the 50% sales and no one but a greedy fool would complain too much. I mean NO ONE allows the use of other discount methods on sale items except B&N (that I know of).
They told me I’d have to wait until Dec. 6 !! I placed the order Nov. 12. They better not cancel on me. I think it’s because I have The Night of the Hunter in there and 3 Silent Classics by Josef von Sternberg is backordered for a fortnight along with Young Mr. Lincoln.
Anybody else get an order canceled without warning? It’s happened to me once before with B&N and it seems unfair.
@JOE – Thin Red Line said it was delayed for 1-2 weeks, expected delivery should be around November 19th. Waiting for that and Sasha Guitry which were delayed.
But having read on various forums, there have been cancellations and Criterion said they would look into it (on their Facebook account)
I’ve had other films put on hold before for weeks while they waited for stock but this is the first time I’ve had one cancelled. I ordered four blu-rays with Playtime on 5th November and the other films in that order were all shipped within a week or so.
Playtime was cancelled two weeks after ordering and I’ve waited longer than the two weeks before without any problems.
I don’t really mind it being cancelled but I’m a little concerned now with what I’ve read on here which suggests B&N will soon have new owner, I live in the UK so I’ve not heard anything about that before. My concerns are that maybe it’s been cancelled this time due to the new owners not wanting to continue stocking these products which I think would be a shame.
As I said, I don’t particularly mind Playtime blu-ray being cancelled by them but as well as that I have quite a few others on order and for somebody who imports them to the UK these offers cam save me a lot of money. At the moment I have the following films on order:
-The Night of The Hunter (Blu-ray)
-2 or 3 Things I Know About Her (DVD)
-Made in USA (DVD)
-Tout va bien (DVD)
-Une Femme est Une Femme (DVD)
-Black Orpheus (Blu-ray)
-The Leopard (Blu-ray)
-Modern Times (Blu-ray)
-The Darjeeling Limited (Blu-ray)
-Last Year at Marienbad
-El Norte (Blu-ray)
I can buy the films without any difficulty apart from Une Femme est Une Femme which I’m still convinced is a mistake due to it having being out of print for a while, the savings I make shipping these films over when there’s a sale on can be substantial.
That’s the reason I tend to order a few when these sales are running and I’m hoping to order another few before the sale ends. Am I right in thinking it ends on the 21st?
I was forced into being more modest this sale …
Night & Fog
Brakhage (bluray) Vol 1 & 2
Though I hope to pick up Silent Ozu next week if I can … but that’d be it.
Thanks, KNDY. Hopefully those 4 don’t get cancelled on me.
I’m lucky I’m going to be moving into a new place soon or I would have blown a lot more than 200 with this sale. I’m going to hold back any more criterion buying till videodrome and cronos come out.
Now that I saw Cleo From 5 to 7 I’m thinking of going back tomorrow and seeing if that Varda collection is still there.
@JIRIN – Definitely get that Varda and remember to use this… Ends tomorrow!
For Members…there are three coupons out there…so a total of four (including the one above) you can use by tomorrow! (Just remember when you print it…do a view image so the barnes & noble website URL will show up on the top of your printout).
And if they say they can only take one, tell them that each coupon was given a separate code by B&N. So, they will have to take it.
I’ve picked up Andrei Rubelev and La Jetee/Sans Soleil in the last 24 hours.
The Human Condition
A Nos Amours
The Passion of Joan of Arc
The Tin Drum
Days of Heaven
Ok, B+N cancelled part of my order. Cassavetes boxset. has this happened to any you guys yet?
I snagged “Under the Volcano,” “F for Fake,” and “Bigger than Life.”
@KNDY: Thanks, but I’m currently without a printer.
Just picked up:
Brand Upon the Brain!
And these when the sale started:
Paths of Glory
And I’m done. (I hope.)
I have to admit that I wasn’t going to spend that much on this B&N sale…but it seems like more and more people (inc. B&N employees) are thinking this may be the last sale that I pretty figured, what the hell…I better get things now if it’s the last. My original goal was to get the remaining Kurosawa, Renoir, Jarmusch, Bergman and Ozu releases I have yet to get. Got most of what I wanted except the Renoir set and “La bete humain”.
But if this is going to be the last major sale, I figured I’d better get the sets that I want now..If anything, this sale was pretty much getting caught up on Criterion’s Eclipse Series. I had many of them already but the only one I didn’t buy was the documentaries of Louis Malle. I set a budget and unfortunately both the Malle Eclipse set and the Renoirs were on short list.
I will say that the only thing I really, really wanted but was unable to get was Ozu’s “The Story of Floating Weeds/Floating Weeds” (anyone see it at their B&N store??? Not the Essential Arthouse version) since it’s not offered online, nor did they have it at our store. :(
Anyway, one more week left for this sale but I’m done.