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Amazon starts big Blu-ray promotion

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 19 Aug 2008 19:52 User comments (15)

Amazon starts big Blu-ray promotion Amazon has announced that they have begun yet another large scale Blu-ray disc sale, this time including 83 recent and older releases, all of which are 50 percent off MSRP.
The sale will run through August 29th and includes many types of genres stretching from TV show boxsets to horror collections.

A few notables are "Weeds" seasons one through three, "Mad Men" boxset, "The Bank Job", the "Pirates" trilogy, and the "National Treasure" franchise. Most of the films available are for under $20 USD, with only a select few being more expensive, usually because they include a digital copy of the film.

View the full list here at Amazon: 50 percent off Blu-ray sale

In other news, Amazon also has put the latest "Indiana Jones" film up for pre-order on Blu-ray marking the first time a movie from the franchise will hit physical media HD.


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15 user comments

120.8.2008 5:09
13thHouR
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Not on the UK site, and the region coding stops your purchasing many titles from the .com site because of the DRM on the discs that enables the studios to charge different prices region by region and blocking cheaper imports, and with the introduction of the ACTA treaty and blu-ray's SPDC BD+ DRM multi region is truly being blocked and made illegal by the industry, [ripoff]which obviously is in the interest of the customers!!!!!!!!![/ripoff]

until we are treated fair and the hardware is not used as a global price rip off tool i will never purchase this trash unlike the sheep who look on in awe to glitzy advertising. blu-ray is an assault on our freedoms by destroying choice and free will.

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Blu-Ray-DVD-Movi...7WH850H9GNYD7J1

if you look at the prices of the reductions you can still see that the dvd's are far less, more than half price of the reduced blu-rays still, pointless so lets hope ppl vote with their wallet and refuse to spend £25 for an old film they already own that costs £4 on dvd.

This message has been edited since its posting. Latest edit was made on 20 Aug 2008 @ 5:19

220.8.2008 9:16

Nope. No revolution based on forum whining. Nobrainer tried that already.

320.8.2008 10:09

Hardware.
Cheaper hardware.
Until players drop to $100, I'm not getting suckered into buying Blu Ray.

420.8.2008 10:39
13thHouR
Inactive

Originally posted by mspurloc:
Hardware.
Cheaper hardware.
Until players drop to $100, I'm not getting suckered into buying Blu Ray.
from a price point of view, they could be giving the blu-ray players away and i still wouldn't have one until the media is reduced to that of current DVD's, around £2 - £7.
This message has been edited since its posting. Latest edit was made on 20 Aug 2008 @ 10:40

520.8.2008 11:57

Thanks for the heads up AD.

620.8.2008 15:29

Originally posted by glassd:
Thanks for the heads up AD.
Yes, I'm sure we're all grateful (at least I hope so) for the many tip-offs like this AD gives us. The only real quarrel is with how this particular format's being handled by the industry.

CBS/Paramount's really dogging it, aren't they? None of those titles look like their offerings, even though they say they've finally switched. Talk about sore losers.

720.8.2008 17:11

How stupid, why can't they just put all the pirate movies into one set? Nice, clean, simple.

And the same as before the vendor and used prices listed directly below their own prices are cheaper and alot of them are new.

821.8.2008 11:51

Paramount can kiss my butt. They are however putting $10 rebates in a lot of Blu-ray movies now. You can get their Blu on sale and with the rebate it is cheaper than the DVD.

921.8.2008 12:25
varnull
Inactive

Originally posted by Hunt720:
Nope. No revolution based on forum whining. Nobrainer tried that already.
FAIL!!

Back in your hole fanboy.. no point buying into tis format here.. Too expensive and region locked mean our sellers are charging the same price Amazon put in $$ in ££.. can you spell rip off?

1021.8.2008 13:28

Quote:
Originally posted by Hunt720:
Nope. No revolution based on forum whining. Nobrainer tried that already.
FAIL!!

Back in your hole fanboy.. no point buying into tis format here.. Too expensive and region locked mean our sellers are charging the same price Amazon put in $$ in ££.. can you spell rip off?
Haha. If you worked half as hard at circumventing the restrictions you hate so much as you do complaining every time you read the word "Blu-Ray" you might have ironically hurt the format more than your angstie whimpering has "Failed" to do so far. Let me know how the boycott workes out.

1122.8.2008 5:35
13thHouR
Inactive

Quote:
Quote:
Originally posted by Hunt720:
Nope. No revolution based on forum whining. Nobrainer tried that already.
FAIL!!

Back in your hole fanboy.. no point buying into tis format here.. Too expensive and region locked mean our sellers are charging the same price Amazon put in $$ in ££.. can you spell rip off?
Haha. If you worked half as hard at circumventing the restrictions you hate so much as you do complaining every time you read the word "Blu-Ray" you might have ironically hurt the format more than your angstie whimpering has "Failed" to do so far. Let me know how the boycott workes out.
why should you, and for starters the media companies have forced these restrictions onto us all, to enable them to force you to only purchase the media from your region thus enabling them to price fix. btw you do realise that thanks to the MPAA/RIAA circumventing DRM is illegal and if your house is ever searched by police you have committed a crime all so they can dictate prices to us all.

are you telling/advising ppl to break the law Hunt720

RIAA - Soundexchange Are these companies:

* Sony BMG Music Entertainment
* Universal Music Group
* Warner Music Group
* EMI

MPAA Are these companies:

1. The Walt Disney Company
2. Sony Pictures
3. Paramount Pictures Viacom—(DreamWorks owners since February 2006)
4. 20th Century Fox (News Corporation)
5. Universal Studios (NBC Universal)
6. Warner Bros. (Time Warner)
This message has been edited since its posting. Latest edit was made on 22 Aug 2008 @ 5:37

1222.8.2008 7:15

All this talk about region coding.

According to bluraystats.com 66.88% of all Bluray releases are region free.

Which titles are region-free?

Look here:

http://bluray.liesinc.net/

1322.8.2008 8:35
13thHouR
Inactive

Originally posted by HDNow:
All this talk about region coding.
According to bluraystats.com 66.88% of all Bluray releases are region free.
Which titles are region-free?
Look here:
http://bluray.liesinc.net/


they are trying to get ppl to adopt the format so they will be open for the moment but as soon as they have the magority of the consumer base then the locks are turned on, just as is happening with the broadcast flag and the image Constraint Token.

the riaa and mpaa companies have lobbied for every law to allow them to lock up content tighter than a ducks ... and are pushing for the criminalisation of multi region via the ACTA treaty.

1422.8.2008 9:03

Amazing how a thread about a Blu-Ray promotion ends up being about something else all the time...never just about the topic. And it's usually the same 2 or 3 that post in every single one....and it looks like someones true identity has just been confirmed.

Words of advise. Stay on topic, don't troll and play nice.


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