April 25, 2008 by Gordon Jones
Blu-ray this and Blu-ray that… what about our lovable vanilla DVDs, are they doomed to the big box clearance bins? Are we to toss out this ancient medium and re-buy our movies new and old? I doubt it, at least not for a while.
Sure, the a/v you’ll get from the hi-def disks is awesome, but there’s a price - the Blu-ray player, a better display, an hdmi-capapble receiver, etc.. And then there’s the movies themselves - still hovering in the high $20’s apart from the occasional deal. Given that cost of admission, I think it safe to say the Blu-ray Association has it’s work cut out for them, and Best Buy will sell plenty more standard DVDs before they disappear, especially with deals like this.
Even with over 800 to choose from, I’ll be the first to point out there are a lot(!) of clunkers in this deal - Soul Plane, Palookaville, Dr. Goldfoot and the Bikini Machine (not what you think). But there are some gems too - Dr. No, Revenge of the Nerds, Throw Moma, and several more. This is a also a nice chance to pick up a pile of kids titles (Beauty and the Beast, All Dogs Go To Heaven, The Black Stallion), gift sets (Funtastic Adventures, World Destruction, Studio Classics) and custom collections (Best of Mel Borooks, Rodgers & Hammerstein, Raquel Welch). Few of these are new titles, but many are one’s you’ll enjoy having in your collection even if you only watch once or twice.
Sale price: 40% off +$1.99 s/h
Deal ends: 04/26/08
Buy now: www.bestbuy.com
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