Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Criterion DVDs on Sale

DVD collectors will want to check out the Criterion sale currently taking place at Barnes & Noble.

All Criterion DVDs are 50% off. The sale is both online and in "bricks and mortar" stores.

There are some amazing deals. For instance, the new release NIGHT TRAIN TO MUNICH (1940), currently selling for $22.46 at Deep Discount and $26.49 at Amazon, is just $14.99 plus tax.

The recent release of STAGECOACH (1939) is currently $31.99 at Amazon and $32.60 at Deep Discount. It's $19.99 in the Barnes & Noble sale.

I'm rather glad now that I was saving for my vacation last month and had to put off buying NIGHT TRAIN TO MUNICH!

I hadn't ordered anything from Barnes & Noble online recently and just learned that B&N no longer offers its membership discounts online; instead members receive "free express shipping" online. (A poor tradeoff, if you ask me, given that it's easy to get free shipping there with a minimum purchase anyway.) However, I confirmed with a store employee that the discount is good for use shopping the sale at one of their stores. The 10% savings basically offsets the sales tax these days here in California...

Happy shopping!


Blogger Tom said...

Laura, thank you!!! This is an amazing sale! Will pass this one to everyone in my Ophuls class tonight.

3:24 PM  
Blogger Laura said...

Glad to help! I just got back from picking up NIGHT TRAIN TO MUNICH for $13.50 + tax, and STAGECOACH for $18 + tax. Can't beat that!!

Looking forward to your next Ophuls post, I enjoyed your comments on LETTER FROM AN UNKNOWN WOMAN.

Best wishes,

3:32 PM  
Blogger Ivan G Shreve Jr said...

I saw this over at Tom's last night--though he did give you all the credit for the heads-up.

I'm going to have to get Night Train to Munich--but I'd also like to score a copy of Make Way for Tomorrow, which is being offered at the same discount.

Thanks again for passing this along!

6:35 AM  
Blogger Tom said...

yeah, some of my readers wrote in to express that they still felt the prices were a bit too high. But I still think 19.99 beats 39.99 - I almost bought "Madame de" for that price in Border's the other day, and recently picked up "49th Parallel" for that full price.

8:50 AM  
Blogger Laura said...

Glad to help, Ivan! :)

Hi Tom! As you are aware from your recent purchase, Criterion prices are always high to start with, which is why the sale is notable... I've bought a couple Criterion releases on sale at Amazon in the past; I got I KNOW WHERE I'M GOING! for somewhere in the neighborhood of $15, similar to the sale pricing for NIGHT TRAIN TO MUNICH. I would be surprised (but pleased) if a future sale took Criterion DVDs any lower than the current $15-20 sale prices.

Best wishes,

9:01 AM  
Blogger Ivan G Shreve Jr said...

Rah-ha-ha-ha-ha!!! I went with my Mom on a grocery run this morning and made certain to stop by our B&N...where a copy of Munich now rests in my fat little hands.

Munich and the Encore Westerns channel. Life couldn't possibly better be.

9:13 AM  
Blogger Laura said...

Congratulations, Ivan! I'm sure looking forward to seeing NIGHT TRAIN for the first time soon, in a beautiful print.

I just saw your post about Encore Westerns...what great news! I am really enjoying that channel...along with MAVERICK and THE VIRGINIAN, I keep finding interesting Westerns I've never heard of, even one with Randolph Scott and James Garner (SHOOT-OUT AT MEDICINE BEND). If they would just stop showing pan & scans it'd be perfect...

Best wishes,

9:19 AM  

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