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New Blu-ray/DVD Thread XVIII - Spending, We Wrote
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Author:  The Little Merboy [ Fri Oct 31, 2014 1:53 pm ]
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Author:  Disney's Divinity [ Wed Mar 16, 2016 1:13 am ]
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Downton Abbey: Final Season Blu-ray $24.99

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Laika Three-Film Collection: Coraline, ParaNorman, and The Boxtrolls Blu-ray $22.99

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Bump in the Night: Complete Series - $8.99

I hated to spend 10 extra dollars for the Blu-ray of the Laika films (thankfully, Downton was priced the same for the Blu-ray as the DVD when I bought it), but I just thought it would be especially worth it with stop-motion films. Besides, I didn't have any of them and I rationalized that if I bought the Blu-ray, I would never need to buy them again.... :lol:

Author:  Disney's Divinity [ Sat Sep 23, 2017 11:10 am ]
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Sherlock Series 4 Blu-Ray
Maurice Blu-Ray
Jitters DVD
Deadpool Blu-Ray
Stardust Blu-Ray
Masterpiece Classic: Great Expectations Blu-Ray

Author:  Gurgi30 [ Wed Nov 29, 2017 12:38 am ]
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I recently picked up the following:
Bambi BR - new release with Oswald short - entirely for the Oswald short
Brother Bear 1 & 2 BR
Cars 3 BR
Descendents 2 DVD
Lion King BR
Lion King 1 1/2 BR
Lion King 2 BR
Nightmare Before Christmas BR
Rugrats the Movie/Rugrats Go Wild DVD

Author:  UmbrellaFish [ Tue Feb 25, 2020 5:11 pm ]
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This thread died alongside physical media.

Well, I still like to buy physical media and took advantage of today’s 24 hour Criterion flash sale: I picked up All About My Mother, Tie Me Up! Tie Me Down, and It Happened One Night. Very excited to continue my exploration of Almodóvar with the first two titles. As for It Happened One Night, I only saw it once during a Classic Film elective I took in high school but I fell in love with it and thought now was a good excuse to reacquaint ourselves.

It was a Sophie’s Choice between the Criterion sale or picking up Frozen II and a few other Disney titles, but I figure if I wait a month of two I can get a really good deal through the Disney Movie Club and pick up a bunch of new titles at once.

Q: Do you think Disney’s long-standing tiff with Amazon over movie pre-orders was a bid to further the demise of physical media on Disney’s end? Starting with Enchanted in 2008, I used to regularly pre-order my Disney movies through Amazon until I couldn’t with Moana in 2017. I think you can still preorder through Target, Best Buy, Walmart and other retailers but Amazon is and was the the king of online shopping and usually slashed the price a few dollars before release day. Now woe is me if I expect to pre-order a Disney movie on 4K for less than $30.

Author:  blackcauldron85 [ Wed Feb 26, 2020 8:29 am ]
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How did Disney's feud or whatever with Amazon begin? Just Disney refused pre-orders and that's that?

I still buy physical movies, and CDs sometimes, but nothing special enough to post here, I guess...

Author:  Disney's Divinity [ Wed Feb 26, 2020 4:24 pm ]
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I'm too broke to buy lots of movies / TV series right now. Maybe in the future. Most of my luxury purchases are pops and CDs / digital music. I'd die without music to keep me going. :P I think the last Blu-rays I've bought were season 14 of Supernatural and the Fantastic Beasts sequel for $9.99 and $6 respectively.

Is this feud the reason Amazon doesn't have Frozen II available on there yet? I've been checking the past week or two, hoping I might be able to get the film cheaper if I pre-ordered, but no chance of that. I'll probably end up having to wait a while before I buy it; I'm not paying over $15+ for a Blu-ray of one film. I only spend that much on TV series where there are 6+ hours of content. The only other films I'm keeping my eye on right now for the right price are Missing Link, the Downton Abbey movie, and Spider-Man: Far From Home. $10 or lower is usually the right price for me. :wink:

Author:  blackcauldron85 [ Wed Feb 26, 2020 7:09 pm ]
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You have self-control! There aren't as many movies I buy compared to back in the day, since I really just buy new releases now, but I'll pay full-price for Frozen II...I'll buy it somewhere in the next few days; I don't think there's anything else Disney Movie Club has that I need...I never got A Goofy Movie or AEGM on Blu, but I don't know if I will, even though I love AGM...

*edit* I don't think you get discounts when you pre-order; I will need to get the newest Star Wars, but I'll have to wait a while if I want to save $ and I want Frozen II now...

Author:  UmbrellaFish [ Wed Feb 26, 2020 11:55 pm ]
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I don’t think anybody actually knows what’s going on with Disney and Amazon— just that for the past three years Amazon never gets Disney pre-orders and they appear to get a very limited amount of stock when the movie hits the home video market.

Movie collecting is definitely my chosen luxury. It’s a baked in habit— I’ve been “collecting” movies since I was six! I’m not sure I can handle a day when the only companies releasing physical media are boutiques labels and the possibility that some major titles don’t have a life beyond streaming. That would drive me crazy!

Author:  Sotiris [ Thu Feb 27, 2020 1:40 am ]
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blackcauldron85 wrote:
How did Disney's feud or whatever with Amazon begin? Just Disney refused pre-orders and that's that?

Reportedly, Amazon wanted a bigger cut of the revenue from the sales, Disney said no, and in retaliation Amazon stopped offering pre-orders for all Disney titles and limited the amount of stock they carry on some titles while not carrying others at all.

Author:  farerb [ Fri Feb 28, 2020 4:14 am ]
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I don't think they are feuding anymore. I remember two years ago Amazon had a tendency to not have pre orders on Disney titles and most of the Disney titles were exclusive to prime members only. That's not the case anymore as far as I know. I don't have any problems pre ordering Disney titles and I don't see any of them as exclusives to Amazon Prime.
Frozen II was available for pre order and it probably went out of stock, it happens sometimes.

Author:  blackcauldron85 [ Fri Feb 28, 2020 7:20 am ]
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Thanks for educating me!! I don't buy too much on Amazon...do you think a lot of people just pre-ordered on Amazon, or didn't pre-order at all + waited until Amazon had the movies in stock?

Author:  farerb [ Fri Feb 28, 2020 8:17 am ]
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I pre ordered the film on Amazon, I think a few days later it said it's unavailable so I guess it went out of stock. I mean it's not impossible, Frozen is a popular franchise and it's a new release so I guess a lot of people pre ordered.

Author:  blackcauldron85 [ Fri Feb 28, 2020 8:52 am ]
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blackcauldron85 wrote:
...do you think a lot of people just pre-ordered on Amazon, or didn't pre-order at all + waited until Amazon had the movies in stock?


I meant pre-ordered elsewhere, since the whole point was that pre-order wasn't on Amazon!

So your pre-order stuck, they didn't say oops we're out of stock and need to cancel your pre-order?

Author:  farerb [ Fri Feb 28, 2020 1:43 pm ]
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No. My pre order (which is now an order I'm supposed to get next week) was fine. I meant on the Amazon page it didn't have it available anymore so I assumed they didn't have anymore in stock.

Author:  blackcauldron85 [ Fri Feb 28, 2020 5:43 pm ]
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^ I gotcha. Thank you for clarifying!

Author:  UmbrellaFish [ Fri Feb 28, 2020 8:42 pm ]
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Hmm... that’s interesting. If you look up, for example “Rise of Skywalker 4K” on Amazon, you will find a page that says “Currently Unavailable.” (https://www.amazon.com/STAR-WARS-RISE-S ... 711&sr=8-4 ) Perhaps a very small batch is made available to pre-order, first come first serve?

Does it usually take very long to receive your orders? In the past when I’ve pre-ordered things from Amazon, even with standard shipping I could always expect it to arrive on release date. I’d be very frustrated if I didn’t get it when I expected to!

Author:  farerb [ Sat Feb 29, 2020 5:11 am ]
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UmbrellaFish wrote:
Hmm... that’s interesting. If you look up, for example “Rise of Skywalker 4K” on Amazon, you will find a page that says “Currently Unavailable.” (https://www.amazon.com/STAR-WARS-RISE-S ... 711&sr=8-4 ) Perhaps a very small batch is made available to pre-order, first come first serve?

Does it usually take very long to receive your orders? In the past when I’ve pre-ordered things from Amazon, even with standard shipping I could always expect it to arrive on release date. I’d be very frustrated if I didn’t get it when I expected to!

Shipping to my country usually takes a week or two but no longer.

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