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5 minutes ago, nate said:

I miss walking among physical media, esp. in niche shops.

I feel that way about used  book / comic stores.

however, I was in Best Buy earlier and it was like walking through a maze with all the dumps and giant stacks of TVs everywhere. 

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My adventures in watching B-movie TV have me wanting to start a Roku-based channel that me and family and a close circle of friends can access, and all it is, is the uploads of movies from my physical collection. 

If I even knew how to begin that project and started it today, I'd never finish it in my lifetime though.

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Chicago has a ton of pawn shop and used video places. Most suck. Reckless Records isn't bad, though you do end up paying 20+ bucks for used Criterion, which isn't terrible, except most of the Criterions they get in are either obvious ones like 8 1/2 or the Wes Anderson movies, OR it's the old dvd version of a movie that isn't formated for widescreen TVs. But it is incredibly zen to just browse the records and the discs.

However we do have a couple of GREAT video stores that stock up on crazy shit you can't find anywhere else for sale or otherwise. Facets and Odd Obssession are must visits if any of you are ever in town and want a little throwback experience to the good ol' days.

4 hours ago, Curt McGirt said:

Welcome to my world. Amazon raped my wallet after sending me two wrong vinyls in a row before finally getting it right because I refused to send them back. These big retailers are for the birds; best to keep it indie. 

If I could bottle the rage in my conversations with those poor motherfuckers on the other end of the line I could probably sell it as a drug

I just wanted to say that because of you mentioning indie, I looked up DeepDiscount.com, which I've never used, but have always heard good things about. 

They had the movies I wanted at a price between Barnes and Noble and Amazon, Amazon being the highest. HOWEVER. Deep Discount let me use their cyber monday site wide coupon(Barnes and Noble, over the last year has phased out using coupons on discounted DVD's like during the Criterion sale). So I actually saved 5 bucks from what I would have paid to Barnes and Noble.

And the funniest part of it all was that I used Paypal and it went off without a hitch.

So thanks.


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18 hours ago, jaedmc said:

I actually tried that, and tried doing it all on another device. B&N's one suggestion on the matter was to clear my cache and try another browser. To which I said:

How did you originally sign up to paypal? mine is connected to my bank account and i recently had to change a bunch of shit. maybe you just need to reauthorize your account?

I had a problem last year where paypal was showing i'd made duplicate orders and trying to get help from paypal & BN was pointless.

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Huh, never heard of Deep Discount, I'll check it out. And Reckless rules. I had no idea they had DVDs because anytime I'm there that is not the mission at hand. BTW, they do great mail order too.

I'll also try and get to those video stores if I ever get a chance but again, when I'm in town there are usually other priorities.

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1 hour ago, Ultimo The Great said:

How did you originally sign up to paypal? mine is connected to my bank account and i recently had to change a bunch of shit. maybe you just need to reauthorize your account?

I had a problem last year where paypal was showing i'd made duplicate orders and trying to get help from paypal & BN was pointless.

It was like 15 years ago, when they'd make two deposits in your checking and you'd have to tell them how much it was. I don't even know if they do that any more. Everything on my account has been verified. There's a back up bank account and bank card. I use paypal all the time selling on ebay, and have even purchased off of B&N in two-three years using it. It's really bizarre. Paypal said they could see where B7N was requesting the funds, and where it was being rejected, but they couldn't see any reason for it to be rejected. So it's a mystery that'll never be solved.

I'm just glad it's done. I'm never going back. I'll save my money for the Criterion.com Flash sales. My wife is cancelling her membership. Barnes and Noble can eat dick. 


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Okay, re: Deep Discount ... I fucking LOVE Deep Discount.  I've used them for years and years.  Hell, maybe nearing 20 yrs with them.  They used to have these awesome af sales where everything site-wide would go for 25% off already discounted prices.  They stopped that, now instead they do a monthly 15% off entire order coupon that just springs up out of the blue and is good for one day only.  But, they do some amazing sales on DVD/Blu labels (Olive, Kino) every now and then, as well as themed sales.  They used to offer free shipping w/ no order limit, but eventually moved to the $25 minimum order (when Amazon went to $50 for media purchases, but then Amazon moved their needle back).

I've had maybe one order hiccup out of hundreds of orders, but even then I can't remember it and am just assuming that I must've had one in all these years.  Ymmv, as a few of the posters on DVD Talk's shopping forum do have many a bitch & complain session about DD, but again, I haven't had any bad experiences to ward me off as a shopper. 

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  • 2 weeks later...

Yeah got my Deep Discount order without a hitch, so now I have all of the original Yakuza Papers flicks. There's something terribly satisfying about completing a series. Emphasis on terrible.

Isn't @Brian Fowlerthe big Behind The Mask mark on the board? Coming in March: https://www.shoutfactory.com/product/behind-the-mask-the-rise-of-leslie-vernon-collector-s-edition?product_id=6622





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Heads up: the $600 Best of Warner Brothers 100 film/55 disc box set is an Amazon deal of the day for an absurdly cheap 64 bucks. You probably can't even find it used at that price.

Full title list spoilered

1. The Jazz Singer (1927)
2. Broadway Melody of 1929 (1929)
3. The Public Enemy (1931)
4. Cimarron (1931)
5. Grand Hotel (1932)
6. 42nd Street (1933)
7. Mutiny on the Bounty (1935)
8. A Night at the Opera (1935)
9. The Great Ziegfeld (1936)
10. The Life of Emile Zola (1937)
11. The Adventures of Robin Hood (1938)
12. Dark Victory (1939)
13. Gone with The Wind (1939)
14. Wizard of Oz (1939)
15. The Philadelphia Story (1940)
16. The Maltese Falcon (1941)
17. Citizen Kane (1941)
18. Mrs. Miniver (1942)
19. Casablanca (1943)
20. Yankee Doodle Dandy (1942)
21. Gaslight (1944)
22. Anchors Aweigh (1944)
23. Mildred Pierce (1945)
24. Best Years of Our Lives (1946)
25. The Big Sleep (1946)
26. The Treasure of the Sierra Madre (1948)
27. An American in Paris (1951)
28. A Streetcar Named Desire (1951)
29. Singin' in the Rain (1952)
30. Seven Brides for Seven Brothers (1954)
31. A Star Is Born (1954)
32. East of Eden (1955)
33. Rebel Without A Cause (1955)
34. Around the World in 80 Days (1956)
35. Giant (1956)
36. The Searchers (1956)
37. A Face in the Crowd (1957)
38. Cat on a Hot Tin Roof (1958)
39. Gigi (1958)
40. Ben-Hur (1959)
41. North By Northwest (1959)
42. How the West Was Won (1962)
43. What Ever Happened To Baby Jane? (1962)
44. Viva Las Vegas (1964)
45. Doctor Zhivago (1965)
46. Who's Afraid Of Virginia Woolf? (1966)
47. Cool Hand Luke (1967)
48. The Dirty Dozen (1967)
49. 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)
50. Bullitt (1968)
51. The Wild Bunch (1969)
52. Dirty Harry (1971)
53. Willy Wonka & The Chocolate Factory (1971)
54. Cabaret (1972)
55. A Clockwork Orange (1972)
56. Enter the Dragon (1973)
57. The Exorcist (1973)
58. Blazing Saddles (1974)
59. Dog Day Afternoon (1975)
60. One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest (1975)
61. All The President's Men (1976)
62. Superman, The Movie (1977)
63. Caddyshack (1980)
64. The Shining (1980)
65. Clash of the Titans (1981)
66. Chariots of Fire (1981)
67. National Lampoon's Vacation (1983)
68. The Outsiders (1983)
69. The Right Stuff (1983)
70. Risky Business (1983)
71. Amadeus (1984)
72. The Color Purple (1985)
73. The Goonies (1985)
74. Full Metal Jacket (1987)
75. Lethal Weapon (1987)
76. Batman (1989)
77. Driving Miss Daisy (1989)
78. Goodfellas (1990)
79. The Bodyguard (1992)
80. Unforgiven (1992)
81. The Fugitive (1993)
82. Interview with the Vampire (1994)
83. Natural Born Killers (Director's Cut) (1994)
84. Shawshank Redemption (1994)
85. Seven (1995)
86. L.A. Confidential (1997)
87. The Matrix (1999)
88. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (2001)
89. Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001)
90. Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2002)
91. Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003)
92. The Notebook (2004)
93. Million Dollar Baby (2005)
94. The Departed (2006)
95. 300 (2007)
96. The Dark Knight (2008)
97. The Blind Side (2009)
98. The Hangover (2009)
99. Sherlock Holmes (2009)
100. Inception (2010)

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I think I'd be double dipping on like 20 of those movies, and the movies I do want from that list I'd rather just get individually.

Also it has the deadly combo of Shawshank/Driving Miss Daisy/The Blindside and I've got fucking limits to what I'll allow on my shelf.

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  • 2 weeks later...

Here was the complete Xmas haul in my household:

Thief (Criterion)

The Long Good Friday (Region 2, thank fuck for the VLC player)



Green Room

The Sopranos Season 2 (finally) 

Green Room was a special surprise snuck in on me, pretty happy about that. Still need to watch it though

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