I Googled when Barnes and Noble’s sale will end and a blog said August 1st and maybe online stops sometime on the 30th, but I’m not really sure about the 30th part. Just thought you might want to know. If I’m wrong on this, somebody please correct me.
Finally able to get to the store on Saturday and picked up:
The Gold RudhAnatomy of a MurderHarold & MaudeBeing John Malkovich
They didn’t have Vanya on 42nd Street which was the only other new one I absolutely HAD to get, so I’ll be going to the other store near me this weekend for that and maybe a few others (I’m looking at you, Certified Copy), depending on what kind of mood I’m in.
Last week, at the beginning of the sale, I got Rushmore and Ratcatcher. WIthin the next few weeks I’m considering:
Eclipse: Pearls of the Czech New Wave
Harold and Maude
Made in USA
Harlan County, USA
Ok so yeah I basically want to buy everything CC in the store
Leon Morin, Priest
Eclipse: Pearls of the Czech New Wave
One more I can’t seem to remember.
For most Chaplin films all I had was the Korean collection, where the Gold Rush is the version with the dubbed narration. Looking forward to seeing Gold Rush as the silent it was meant to be.
A few days back I ordered The Gold Rush, World On A Wire, Ingmar Bergman Trilogy, Samurai 3 DVD set, Summer With Monika and Kuroneko. I ordered them twice by accident, thinking the first order hadn’t gone through. Luckily, I managed to cancel three and mail the other three back. I just ordered after that The Colors Trilogy, The Rossellini Eclipse Series, Rossellini’s Taking Of Power By Louis IV, The Vanishing, and Branded To Kill. Should be here soon. I’ll probably shop one more time before the sale ends.
I’m always afraid that’s gonna happen to me – especially if the internet is lagging.
I went crazy today, picking up Nikkatsu Noir and Videodrome, Carlos, Le Cercle Rouge, and The Three Colors Trilogy, all on blu. I don’t even want to know how much money I’ve spent this past week.
I just saw that my credit card was charged to renew my B&N member card, which told me that I forgot to cancel it. Wasn’t going to pick anything up this time around because there’s nothing I felt I absolutely had to have, plus I have been getting rid of most of my dvds (and by dvds, I mean all films on a physical format). So I decided to pick up a couple.
Certified Copy: I already love this film, and had intended to own it eventually, just not right now. But I really became interested in it as it includes The Report by Kiarostami. So it’s kind of a 2 for 1 deal.
The Gold Rush: Chaplins films are timeless. I think that’s how I will essentially decide whether or not I need to own a film.
So I didn’t make up for the $25 spent on the renewal, I may the next time around to pick up the Dardenne films and a few others that I actually want.
The Barnes and Noble membership is really annoying, cause it’s always just barely past the point where it’s worth it. And I feel like they’re always trying to trick you with their coupons and everything. Still, yesterday I bought it and got the Brakhage and Frampton sets, and I’ll probably go back and get some more when I get my coupons from signing up.
I caved in yesterday and also added “Jeanne Dielman” to my collection.
You have to really buy a shit load to make up for the membership. It is worth it, but this time not for me.
^ The way I reasoned it is that probably between this sale and the next one I’ll buy $250 worth of stuff, which would break even. And since I only got the membership yesterday, it’ll probably still be valid when next year’s July sale works. And hopefully the coupons they send won’t be worthless like I’m expecting (isn’t it shitty that you have to wait up to a week to actually get the coupons from signing up??). I need to remember to not have it automatically renew next year.
When I first got the membership I was spending at least $500 every sale. So it worked itself out quite nicely and I was working two jobs. I just can’t afford it anymore having more important stuff to take care of.
Took advantage and bought the following
Last Year at Marienbad
Sanjuro & Yojimbo
World on a Wire
The 400 Blows
Finally got to the sale today, I picked up:
Down By Law
Summer with Monika
Kiss Me Deadly
Ok, so I bought a membership on Tuesday, and I still haven’t gotten my coupons for signing up. Does anybody else know how soon after you signed up you got the coupons?
I miss Borders.
do we still get the 15% off with the membership? i my order is about 550. so i guess its worth it if we do. prob not gnna renew if we dont.
does any1 know if the sale ends today (in store)or tomorrow (in store)?
do we still get the 15% off with the membership?
Just 10%… and only in-store :/ However, if you’re ordering online, you could just make it a special order at the actual store and then you’ll get the 10% off… but that takes a couple days so you might not have time now.
I think Tuesday is the last day.
Anyway, I still haven’t gotten my freaking sign-up coupons (they take up to 3 weeks!! WTF?), so I might not buy anything else this go-around. I’ll go to the store later today and see what they have that I can’t live without…
EDIT: Oh, actually – I’m gonna try to use the coupon posted by KNDY on the last page… that should work for me, I think… Thanks KNDY!!
i don’t think it would be tuesday DFFOO,cause that be a new releases day……it be cool if it was tho
Yeah that’s true… Maybe it’s monday then… U know criterion tweeted about it, so you could check there… I’m on my phone though…
Hey macho – the guy at the store just told me that today is the last day after all, So don’t listen to what I said earlier! Lol
Really, really, really happy with the releases I got during this sale.
The Phantom CarriageRossellini’s War TrilogyLetter Never SentViridianaThe OrganizerBelle de JourWings of Desire
I’m not ready to jump in and get all Blu-ray editions, because I really like having the booklets to go back to and read. So these were all DVDs.
What does this mean?
@ MATHEW (SIC) – When I read the descriptions on Criterion.com’s Web site of the features of the DVD versions versus the Blu-Ray versions, sure the Blu-Ray versions included remastered 5.1 soundtracks, and uncompressed monoraul soundtracks, but a lot of them don’t have previously included material in the essay booklets of the DVD releases. For this reason alone (it could be due to Criterion’s agreement with the essay writers, or also because of the space limitations with the Blu-Ray cases that won’t allow but so much printed material inside the jackets of each package), I choose to stick with just buying the DVD releases of the films.
A perfect example of this is with the Double Life of Veronique release. It clearly states at the bottom that only two of the previously released essays included with the DVD release of the movie are included with the Blu-Ray reissue.
Perhaps a much better example of written material not being included with the Blu-Ray release (and yes, I know this one’s out-of-print, but it fits) is with The Man Who Fell To Earth. Before it went OOP, the novel the film was based on wasn’t even included with the Blu-Ray packaging. And for me, that would totally be a make-or-break reason to go with the DVD release over the Blu-Ray. I’d much rather have the written material available with the DVD release over the clearer, prettier picture of the Blu-Ray presentation.
This is not me criticizing or whatever against Criterion. This is my choice as a consumer, that even though I’m missing out on a cleaner, clearer picture quality for the release, I find that I’d be missing out on some context or insight into the particular release I’m purchasing if I was to not have immediate access to that essay without having to turn on my computer. And yes, I do know that the essays are available online, but I don’t always have my computer on exactly when I feel like reading one of the essays released with, say, Pandora’s Box.
Yes, I remember when they rereleased Short Cuts on DVD without the book. No new transfer, just got ridda da book! I think…
Tj – im pretty sure that belle de jour, phantom carriage, letter never sent, and the organizer have the same booklets in the blu rays as the DVDs… I have the belle de jour blu ray, and it definitely has everything listed on the website… I’d go back in and exchange them if I were you!
@ Drunken – That and I quite frankly didn’t feel like spending the extra $5 each to get them. I wanna keep my formats consistent! LoL
I’ll end up getting some Blu-Rays at some point, but I’ve been quite satisfied with the quality of the DVDs’ audio and visual presentations.
^ AAAAGHH It’s so worth it though! I only converted to blu ray last fall – I was pretty stubborn about it, too… but now I’ve seen the error of my ways. It’s sooooo much better! And my TV (well, projector) isn’t even a full 1080p!
I’ve argued on this forum that sometimes it’s better to grab the DVD edition over the blu-ray. Don’t get me wrong; I like the blu-ray HD quality and 99% of the time I pick up BD. But Criterion’s DVD image and sound quality is really, really good. Sometimes I feel like folks treat Criterion DVD editions as inferior, as if they are the same quality from 1998. Not true. Just recently I watched KISS ME DEADLY and SOMETHING WILD on DVD and not once did I think, “I wish I was watching this on blu.” What I like about Criterion’s blu-rays is the ability to flip through the movie and the special features without switching the discs in my player. However, if you’re really looking to stretch your dollar (during this sale, which is nearly over) I suggest buying DVD editions of films that come in single disc editions in both formats, like KISS ME DEADLY and SOMETHING WILD. And films with slim features like THE ORGANIZERS, THREE OUTLAWS SAMURAI, and IDENTIFICATION OF A WOMAN, among many others, you can get for about $10.00 each on DVD, or even less with a membership.