This is absolutely no joke, because they’ll occasionally have classic movies for $3, brand new! They’ll also have box sets occasionally too, like the 6 movie Woody Allen set I got for $13. That set included The Purple Rose of Cairo, Hannah And Her Sisters, Zelig, A Midsummer Night’s Sex Comedy, Radio Days and Broadway Danny Rose.
Other movies I have seen there, but have not gotten, included Caberet, Tekkonkinkreet and David Copperfield starring W.C. Fields. They also had Adaptation., but I already own that.
The movies I have gotten from there include….
Romper Stomper (starring Russell Crowe)
Salvador (directed by Oliver Stone)
Waking The Dead (starring Billy Crudup and Jennifer Connelly)
The Saddest Music In The World (just watched this Guy Maddin film recently, and though I didn’t really like it all that much, definitely worth $3)
Gosford Park (no excuse for me to not have watched this yet)
Memories (anime portmanteau film, produced by Akira creator Katsuhiro Otomo)
Man On The Moon (Jim Carrey as Andy Kaufman!)
All Quiet On The Western Front (I was soooo happy to see this was the 1929 version)
The Lady From Shanghai (Some of the best bang for the buck I’ve gotten in a movie)
All The King’s Men (1948 version, which I have not seen yet)
Nowhere In Africa (Beat out Talk To Her for the 2002 Oscar for best foreign language picture. You know it can’t possibly be bad)
Yes folks, $3 each. One of my friends also told me he bought Network from a Big Lots! near him.
If you all have any other cheap finds at Big Lots! or wherever else, pass them along.
Other fantastic deals I’ve gotten on DVDs include:
Billy Wilder box set with Sunset Blvd., Stalag 17 and Sabrina for $5 at a Wal-Mart. Best money I’ve EVER spent on movies.
$13 on the Martin Scorsese box set at Wal-Mart last year, that includes Alice Doesn’t Live Here Anymore, Mean Streets, Goodfellas (2-disc set to boot!), Can’t You Hear Me Knockin’ and After Hours.
$15 on the Superman Christopher Reeves collection at Best Buy. The discount marker was still up on the set, even though it technically expired, so they honored the price.
Then there’s that $5 four-disc set of early Alfred Hitchcock movies that’s available at every Wal-Mart it seems. Blackmail ROCKED in that set, and The 39 Steps was fantastic too. A damn shame that my disc would not finish playing The Lady Vanishes though. Oh well, I’ll just have to get another sometime soon.
Pass along the deals, y’all!
[drooling] Oh. My. God.
Where the fuck’s a Big Lots?
is youz for real? I don’t have a big lots ’round these parts…
This is true. I got Adaptation., Gosford Park, and Brick all for a total of $9. :)
Speaking of Allen, Barnes & Noble usually has quite a few of his films available for I believe 5 or 10 dollars, I can’t remember the exact price. Usually things like Broadway Danny Rose, Zelig, The Purple Rose of Cairo, Alice, and sometimes September or Shadows and Fog.
I have a Big Lots about 15 minutes away. I know what I’ll be doing this weekend. Threads like these are really some of the most rewarding on this whole site.
I don’t think I’ve ever even heard of Big Lots until now…
I thought they were a furniture store.
Nathan: They do sell furniture, but they’ve got alot of other stuff too. Think of it as a very, very scaled down Wal-Mart.
On to Big Lots!
I usually find good deals at Sam’s Club. My mother-in-law has a membership, and included us on it, so I occasionally find some good box sets. I’ve never had any inclination to enter a Big Lots!
Big Lots also has the WarnerBrothers DVDs Queen Christina and Flying Down to Rio for $3.
Nathan: I think I’ve only been in a Sam’s Club once or twice, but it seems pretty much the same as B.J.’s.
’I’ve never had any inclination to enter a Big Lots!’
Yes, it’s one of those stores no one would ever need to go inside.
the tricky bastards!
Rocky: What’s so tricky? :\
Rocky: But why are they? :S
because they…well, I don’t know dammit!! Don’t make me think to deeply!! Brother. :(
Rocky: Well I take personal offense to your indictment . . . . o_o
[EDIT: Just so you know, I’m joking. . . . . . Or am I???]
Big Lots used to be Pic n’ Save.
That was the spot to get hooked up on the freshest Olajuwans, when i was little mocoso.
Yes cinema brethren, on to Big Lots. At Wal-Mart tomorrow, I’m gonna be buying the single-disc release of Bonnie And Clyde for $5.
And also at Wal-Mart recently, I got the double-disc set of The Texas Chain Saw Massacre for $5. That’s the one with the metal case. :-D
Is a Big Lots in Vancouver? I am highly intrigued.
Big Lots in only located in the US.
Thanks, TJ! I went to Big Lots! for the first time tonight, and found They Were Expendable, Saboteur, A Prairie Home Companion and Sweet and Lowdown. Do you know how often they rotate stock?
Man, why you gotta tell everyone the big secret!
I just got back from Big lots with the following.:
The Lady from Shanghai
Private Parts (1972)
There was a crooked man..
The Fugitive Kind
Truffaut’s Day for Night
Steamboy (2-disc director’s cut)
For those of you living in Southern California, these were obtained from the Big Lots in
Gardena on Crenshaw and Rosecrans. They have a decent selection and have from
4 to 7 copies of many titles. I would also suggest for you collectors to snatch some of
the classics up since many of these titles are going out of print.
This where I learned of the sale:
I hope they’ve got Lady from Shanghai and Day for Night around here . . . .
Daniel A, whoa. I gotta look for Day for Night and Ninotchka. Unfortunately about Steamboy, I thought that movie was a big turd, and I wouldn’t buy it back for $3.
@Withnail – You’ve been to Big Lots and gotten stuff before?
@Nathan M. – No, I have no idea how they rotate their stock. My guess is every three weeks or so.
—@Withnail – You’ve been to Big Lots and gotten stuff before?
Yeah, most recently I got a copy of THE FOG (1980). I think in the past I’ve gotten A BUCKET OF BLOOD and some budget-type 3 movie dvds. They often have interesting things but not usually anything I can’t live without. Though it sounds like some people have better experiences there than I have had. Their stock seems to move pretty quickly, so it’s always fun to see what they have in.
Just got “White Heat” for $3 from Big Lots. Could’ve also gotten “The Lost Patrol” and a few others, but the wife insisted I not spend so much on movies.
I goto my local dvd place and wal-mart/costco all the time. i have found lots of great movies for cheap. I also let my dvr run nonstop on the IFC/Sundance/Silverscreen/Drive-In-Classics/TCM/TCM2 and Scream. Have gotten about 50TB worth of movies. I used to run it nonstop on MonsterHD. I have gotten LOTS of 1080p Horror flicks that you cannot get on Bluray.