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Charity (thrift) shop DVD hunting

Discussion in 'Visual Arts' started by Dave Gilmour's Cat, Dec 8, 2019.

  1. How'd she look?
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  2. Grand_Ennui

    Grand_Ennui Forum Resident

    I've been in a bit of a dry spell with the used DVDs lately: It's either stuff I already own and/or stuff I'd have no interest in.

    The Goodwill stores around here have changed their pricing a bit: Where it used to be say $1.99 for a single DVD and usually $3.99 for a complete season of a TV series, they now have a blanket, across the board price of $1.99 for anything in used media-that includes full seasons of TV series, individual DVDs, CDs, multi-CD sets, LPs, cassettes, VHS tapes, and yes, even 8 tracks.
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  3. uncarvedbloke

    uncarvedbloke Forum Resident

    UK - SOT
    8 Mile
    Once Upon A Time In America
    Letters From Iwo Jima

    20p each

    Sopranos Season 6 Final (new)
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  4. Mark B.

    Mark B. Forum Resident

    Concord, NC
    This week I’ve actually had more luck at the thrifts with DVDs than CDs, which is very unusual for me. My DVD buying has slowed to a crawl lately. I did find a couple of nice “box set” type deals this week, both for $1.39 at Salvation Army and Goodwill.

    Werner Herzog and Klaus Kinski: A Film Legacy (Aguirre, The Wrath of God/Woyzeck/Cobra Verde/Nosferatu/Fitzcarraldo/My Best Friend)
    Brat Pack Collection (The Breakfast Club/Sixteen Candles/Weird Science)

    The first set was missing Fitzcarraldo, but I’m pretty sure I already have it. I don’t have any of the rest on DVD.

    The Hughes set I would like more if it had Pretty in Pink instead of Weird Science but again, that’s one I’ve had for a while. This one caught my eye because it’s came in a mini three ring binder and also included a CD with seven or eight ‘80s songs that were featured in the three films.
  5. IMMusicRulz

    IMMusicRulz The Fifth Bangle

    Atlanta, GA
    I recently bought a DVD of Glee seasons 1 & 2 at Half Price Books recently.

    I also found a promotional "For Your Emmy Awards Consideration" DVD from 2007 at Half Price Books. I might sell it though...
  6. MC Rag

    MC Rag Forum Resident

    Real nice. You'll enjoy all those Herzog movies I'm sure!
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  7. aussievinyl

    aussievinyl Appreciator Of Creative Expression

    2 DVD collections this week, both of Sherlock Holmes. One was the 7 disc Basil Rathbone set from Umbrella ($19, sadly no subtitles) and another was the Peter Cushing BBC 3 disc set ($3). I’m looking for forward to some investigating.
  8. Mylene

    Mylene Senior Member


    $3 at the Salvos. I've watched all the seasons but I've never watched the movie.
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  9. gonz

    gonz Forum Resident

    Phoenix, AZ
    Cabin boy
    Garbage pail kids
  10. Grand_Ennui

    Grand_Ennui Forum Resident

    I've picked up quite a few DVDs since this thread has had any action, but the ones I picked up this week are:

    "Lethal Weapon" (4 films in one pack, double sided DVDs)
    "Butch Cassidy and The Sundance Kid" (collector's edition)
    "THX 1138"
    "Neil Diamond-Greatest Hits Live"
    "Bob Dylan-Don't Look Back" ('65 tour-deluxe edition)
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  11. stepeanut

    stepeanut Holmes Boy

    The one in the hard box, with the paperback, the little flip book, etc? If so, that’s a great find.
  12. Grand_Ennui

    Grand_Ennui Forum Resident

    Yes, that's the one... It is/was missing the little flip book, but everything else was there.

    I paid $1.25 (US dollars).
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  13. Dave Gilmour's Cat

    Dave Gilmour's Cat Forum Resident Thread Starter

    Charity shops back open. Bought these for £6 total. Any thoughts on any of them?
    • Another Year (2010)
    • Das Boot: Director’s Cut (1981/1987)
    • The Jewel of the Nile (1985)
    • Passchendaele (2008)
    • The Post (2017)
    • Scarface (1983)
    • Something’s Gotta Give (2003)
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  14. Eric_Generic

    Eric_Generic Enigma

    Kathleen Turner! One of my biggest teenage crushes. See also: Romancing The Stone, the prequel (which I prefer as a film).

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  15. Good find. Excellent movie.
  16. Dave Gilmour's Cat

    Dave Gilmour's Cat Forum Resident Thread Starter

    Yes, I’ve seen that one already. A fun romp. Not expecting too much from the sequel, but am also a KT fan.
    Thanks. Pushing that one up the list.
  17. IMMusicRulz

    IMMusicRulz The Fifth Bangle

    Atlanta, GA
    Something's Gotta Give is a good movie. I like the womanizing role that Jack Nicholson played in it
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  18. Eric_Generic

    Eric_Generic Enigma

    It's a little slicker and glossier (certainly in how the stars are presented), and even sillier. But huge fun!

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  19. Grand_Ennui

    Grand_Ennui Forum Resident

    All recent thrift store finds:

    World War 1-The Great War
    Rambo-Last Blood
    Cannonball Run 2
    Bewitched-Season 1
    The Restless Gun-Volumes 1 and 2
    Crossfire Trail
    Fantastic 4
    Fantastic 4-Rise of the Silver Surfer
    The Escape of Prisoner 614
    Escape Plan
    Mind of Mencia (Uncensored)-Seasons 1, 2, & 3
    The Bridge at Remagen
    The Terminator
    Robot Chicken-Season 2 (uncensored)
    The Waltons-Season 1
    Modern Family-Seasons 5 & 6
    To Sir, With Love
    Stephen King's-The Stand
    Children of the Corn
    The Lost Boys
    Hamburger Hill
    Stephen King's-Golden Years
    The Omen
    High Noon
    National Lampoon's Vacation
    Fury-King of the Wild Stallions
    Aces 'n Eights
    Johnny Cash-Concert Behind Prison Walls
    Gore Vidal's-Lincoln
    Civil War Journal

    The Simpsons Movie (Blu-Ray)
  20. AlmostHeavenWV

    AlmostHeavenWV Forum Resident

    Lancaster UK
    'The Ultimate Tom Jones Collection,' 50p from Scope, Lancaster. 40 songs taken from his US Coast to Coast TV Specials.
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  21. Dave S

    Dave S Forum Resident

    I did something I thought I wouldn't do and bought a DVD: Rosemary's Baby.

    They had some great movies, as though it came from one collection: Full Metal Jacket, Dirty Harry, Goodfellas, Twelve Monkeys, The Usual Suspects, Fargo.

    A little more expensive than I'm use to (£1.95 and still sealed), but had they been 10 for £1, I would probably have bought them all, and started a large DVD collection.
  22. Eric_Generic

    Eric_Generic Enigma

    I don't know if you have a Blu-Ray player, but the different in picture quality with Twelve Monkeys, compared to the DVD, is astonishing. It's the biggest improvement I've seen.

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  23. Grand_Ennui

    Grand_Ennui Forum Resident

    I'd probably buy something like that if I ran across it-I'm not really big on the "Vegas-type" entertainers, but Tom's a pretty good showman.
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  24. AlmostHeavenWV

    AlmostHeavenWV Forum Resident

    Lancaster UK
    I'm not a fan of him myself, but he does have a great voice and it was only 50p.
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  25. Mylene

    Mylene Senior Member

    Laurel & Hardy~ The Music Box, Sons of the Desert and a 5 disc set (Universal not Public Domain) all rubberbanded together for $6. The guy wanted to charge me $1.50 for the lot but I told him I was working fulltime and I'd pay the marked price of $6.
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