Discussion in 'Visual Arts' started by Dave Gilmour's Cat, Dec 8, 2019.
How'd she look?
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.
Once Upon A Time In America
Letters From Iwo Jima
Sopranos Season 6 Final (new)
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.
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...
Real nice. You'll enjoy all those Herzog movies I'm sure!
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.
$3 at the Salvos. I've watched all the seasons but I've never watched the movie.
Garbage pail kids
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)
"Neil Diamond-Greatest Hits Live"
"Bob Dylan-Don't Look Back" ('65 tour-deluxe edition)
The one in the hard box, with the paperback, the little flip book, etc? If so, that’s a great find.
Yes, that's the one... It is/was missing the little flip book, but everything else was there.
I paid $1.25 (US dollars).
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)
The Post (2017)
Something’s Gotta Give (2003)
Kathleen Turner! One of my biggest teenage crushes. See also: Romancing The Stone, the prequel (which I prefer as a film).
Good find. Excellent movie.
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.
Something's Gotta Give is a good movie. I like the womanizing role that Jack Nicholson played in it
It's a little slicker and glossier (certainly in how the stars are presented), and even sillier. But huge fun!
All recent thrift store finds:
World War 1-The Great War
Cannonball Run 2
The Restless Gun-Volumes 1 and 2
Fantastic 4-Rise of the Silver Surfer
The Escape of Prisoner 614
Mind of Mencia (Uncensored)-Seasons 1, 2, & 3
The Bridge at Remagen
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
Stephen King's-Golden Years
National Lampoon's Vacation
Fury-King of the Wild Stallions
Aces 'n Eights
Johnny Cash-Concert Behind Prison Walls
Civil War Journal
The Simpsons Movie (Blu-Ray)
'The Ultimate Tom Jones Collection,' 50p from Scope, Lancaster. 40 songs taken from his US Coast to Coast TV Specials.
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.
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.
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.
I'm not a fan of him myself, but he does have a great voice and it was only 50p.
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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