Friday Call Sheet: How to Find the Best Blu-ray Deals
READER QUESTION: WHERE TO BUY BLU-RAYS
I have a Blu-ray disc question for you. I have a thing about having the disc in my hands, the slip case listing the features, and the ability to watch it whenever I want. I have been buying them from multiple suppliers, both brick & mortar retailers as well as Internet only resources. What has been frustrating is that I have shopped multiple suppliers because I have not been able to find a one-stop shop. I was hoping you might have a recommendation for a single-source vendor for Blu-ray discs that offers the widest possible selection as well as the lowest prices?
Most of my Blu-ray purchases are done either through Amazon.com or those 5 for $20 used deals at Blockbuster. What I like about Amazon is that Amazon Prime members get free second-day shipping and their streaming program, which is a great deal.
Mainly, though, I look for the best deal and will purchase from anywhere that makes sense. And so, with that in mind, let me introduce you to a site that has been my constant companion for over 15 years: http://www.dvdpricesearch.com/
In one handy-dandy place, all of the latest deals and steals are compiled, and you can use the search feature to search by title and track down the best price. The site even includes things like shipping fees.
What I love most about DVDPriceSearch.com is that it looks exactly the same way it did the first time I came across it. Like Drudge, it's hardly changed a bit.
JOE ESZTERHAS SLAMS MEL GIBSON ON TODAY
Rich, white, despicable Hollywood lunatics and their squabbles.
Wake me when it's over.
DREAMWORKS TO CUT 10% OF ITS STAFF
Looks as though DW will end up being a vanity shingle for Spielberg.
AVENGERS USE ‘AVENGERS’ PREMIERE TO FINISH SHOOTING ‘THE AVENGERS’
You buy this:
Joss Whedon has sought to make The Avengers unique, and the latest way was shooting a scene for the movie after the movie premiered. According to HitFix, the entire team (from Robert Downey Jr. to Scarlett Johansson) used the opportunity of the occasion to shoot one last scene. Apparently it’s tough getting a dozen notable names in the same room.
Or a brilliant piece of publicity?
5 CAN’T MISS FARRELLY BROTHERS FILMS
I never get tired of "Dumb and Dumber" and "There's Something About Mary." Nothing the duo has made since, though, would I bother to watch again.
As far as their latest, "The Three Stooges," I probably won't even bother.
MEL GIBSON BEING SOUGHT FOR ‘MACHETE KILLS’
The first "Machete" was a ridiculously racist film, so Gibson should feel right at home.
'THE SIMPSONS’ CREATOR DENIES REVEALING SPRINGFIELD LOCATION
Luckily for me I couldn’t have cared less to begin with.
IN MEMORIAM: THE FILMS OF SIDNEY LUMET
"Before the Devil Knows You're Dead" (2007) was Lumet's final film. He was 83-years-old during production and still he made a movie as vibrant and unnerving as something a first-time director would deliver as a break-through.
RIP, and thank YOU.
LAST NIGHT'S SCREENING
Worked late. Real late.
SCOTTDS' EPIC LINKTACULAR
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LONG-DELAYED FILMS THAT TURNED OUT PRETTY GOOD
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CLASSIC PICK FOR SATURDAY, APRIL 14
2:15 AM EST: Green For Danger (1946) -- A police inspector investigates an operating room death that may be murder. Dir: Sidney Gilliat Cast: Trevor Howard, BW-91 mins, TV-PG, CC.
Be sure to DVR this. Bizarre film, but fascinating and quite worthwhile.
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