I bought most of the ones I wanted in the last sale. Maybe that Bergman trilogy. Or, if anything new happens to come out in that time I was waiting for. Or, I’ll use it as an opportunity to look deeper into directors discovered in the cups.
Is Six Moral Tales worth owning rather than renting?
Jirin, the Six Moral Tales set is one of the most impressive packages that Criterion ever put out, a really beautiful artifact, IF you like Rohmer’s style of filmmaking. It has a nice book that you probably can’t get with the rental, and these are films that, if you dig them, are pretty inhabitable for repeat viewing. I think it’s by far a better set to own rather than rent. But check out one or two of the films themselves if you haven’t seen them to be sure you’d feel drawn back to watch them again. They’re all available on Hulu Plus if that helps any.
It would cost $62 with the coupon in this B&N flash sale. I think that’s a fair price but you might be better off waiting for another half-off sale and get it for less than $50 in another month and a half or so…
I don’t know if it’s different for different B&Ns, but our Music and DVD manager said our store’s 50% off sale is November 1-21. Looking to pick up
Island of Lost Souls
and anything else I still have $ for.
Are shipping costs too much for it to even be worth it taking advantage of the sale if you’re going to be overseas?
I you don’t want to spend a little fortune on shipping the best choice is buying boxsets since price for shipping is the same as for a single film.
isn’t shipping free after a certain amount of money is spent at B&N.com
or is that only for B&N members? (i’m a member, but i could’ve sworn theres a quota to reach for free shipping for those who aren’t/are overseas)
Also, does the sale dates vary from store-to-store? i need to check the dates with my nearest B&N, if so.
is this confirmed to start nov 1st?
I was in B&N Friday…it’s on for 11-1
THE FUGITIVE KIND
THE MUSIC ROOM
how long does it go for? and will 3 colours be available?
Tomorrow through Nov 21st, so Three Colors is a go.
^^Excellent, thanks JD!
Too bad 12 Angry Men won’t be available though.
yep I was told the same thing tonight at B&N. I got my three films picked out and put behind the counter with my name on ’em already…
FEAR AND LOATHING IN LAS VEGAS
IDENTIFICATION OF A WOMAN
Eclipse Series 28: THE WARPED WORLD OF KOREYOSHI KURAHARA
It looks like 12 Angry Men is half off through the b&n website along with several other pre-orders. I wouldn’t think the prices would change once the sale has ended.
I didn’t go overboard this time around since I really haven’t watched all that I bought the last sale. Most of what I got today I had already seen at some point. And I wanted to get one that I’ve never seen or had the chance to see,
The Phantom Carriage
Le Beau Serge
Island of Lost Souls
Cul de Sac
Identification of a Woman
Leningrad Cowboys (I was having a hard time choosing between this and the Kurahara set)
This will be it until Three Colors comes out.
I’ll be picking up FANNY AND ALEXANDER, RULES OF THE GAME (despite that idiotic cover), and ISLAND OF LOST SOULS on Blu-Ray.
TOMMY: You sure? i just checked and 12 Angry Men was full price. unless there is something up with my browser ;-)
I thought long and hard about this. I want to pick up those Angelopoulos boxsets at the end of the month, so i can’t go too nuts with Criterion this time. This is what i decided to order:
Sweet Smell Of Success
Fanny and Alexander.
I almost went for Identification Of A Woman too, but i was given the U.K edition recently as a gift
In an effort to try and stay under $100, I’m leaning towards.
Rohmer’s Six Moral Tales Night of the Hunter Naked
Which means I’ll have to wait on The Great Dictator, Amarcord, The Lady Vanishes, Le Samourai, Shoot the Piano Player, Kiss Me Deadly, Rashomon and too many more.
with my B&N membercard and a $10 off $50 or more purchase i was able to get
Ace in the HoleDown by LawLord of the FliesHungerFive Films by John Cassavetes (plus the documentary!)The Films of George Bernard Shaw box set
for under $120
color me excited
Anybody got links to any online coupons to double up with the sale?
I found this online code E7E4K8K but it is only 7% discount.
Hiroshima Mon Amour
La Jetee/Sans Soleil
The Complete Jean Vigo BD
Identification of a Woman BD
Charade BD (gift for my mom)
i’m looking for some other coupons! the $10 off $50 i had was for my account, otherwise i’d share!
Most of the stuff I know I want I’ve picked up at the last two sales. Now that I can actually afford to spend the money I can’t think of anything except maybe delving deeper into directors I already like.
Is that new Kaurismaki eclipse out yet? How’s that?
Jirin, I just reviewed the new Leningrad Cowboys set on CriterionCast.com:
A Journey Through the Eclipse Series: Aki Kaurismaki’s Leningrad Cowboys
I enjoyed it quite a bit, especially Go America and Total Balailaika Show. Meet Moses is pretty interesting but flawed, not quite as funny or entertaining as the first film. But if you dig the Leningrad Cowboys music and humor and/or Kaurismaki, it’s a great set, especially at half price.
I was browsing the BN website last night and I noticed it listed several OOP discs for sale such as A Woman is a Woman and Diary of a Chambermaid. I brought in my list to my local BN to see if I can get them ordered through the store but the clerk told me that those OOPs were unavailable (they were only available through secondary sellers at a marked up price). I don’t know if these “errors” have been corrected since last night, so if anyone else caught these titles on the website, don’t get your hopes up. :-(
Also, the clerk told me any Criterion title that is in print and released within the sale time frame (Nov 21) will be on sale, and anything outside of the time frame is not. I noticed that some folks on the forum were hoping to preorder Dec and Jan releases.
@joks: it was listed that way at 2 am so it could have been a mistake on their part.
@tommy/joks: yeah, it was obviously a mistake..now I’m glad I couldn’t sleep last night :) Everything through the Jan releases was marked at 50% off.
DVD/Music section was removed in the Barnes and Noble by me :( no more re-reading synopsis for 3 hours in the store trying to decide between two movies…oh well. Ordered Fanny and Alexander blu and The Phantom Carriage Blu
I’m already finished with the sale, because luckily I hit the sale early, before they fixed the 50% off future releases.
On top of my order of ISLAND OF LOST SOULS, CARLOS, HARAKIRI and SALO, and my pre-order of THREE COLORS TRILOGY and FANNY & ALEXANDER, I also picked up: RUSHMORE, 12 ANGRY MEN, BRANDED TO KILL, TOKYO DRIFTER, TRAFFIC and GODZILLA. Spent more (a lot more) than I originally planned, but I’ll be saving more in the long run, so it’s okay (at least that’s what I’m telling myself).
It’s going to be hard going the next few weeks without going on another spree on B&N.com…