The Best-Buy DVD Boxed Set Ever?


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The Best-Buy DVD Boxed Set Ever?

Postby gh » Tue Oct 11, 2005 9:12 am

How about the new Hitchcock collection that has these 14 movies for only $119.98 ($8.57 per movie!):

"Saboteur" (1942), "Shadow of a Doubt" (1943), "Rope" (1948), "Rear Window" (1954), "The Trouble With Harry" (1955), "The Man Who Knew Too Much" (1956), "Vertigo" (1958), "Psycho" (1960), "The Birds" (1963), "Marnie" (1964), "Torn Curtain" (1966), "Topaz" (1969), "Frenzy" (1972), "Family Plot"(1976).
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Postby Vern » Tue Oct 11, 2005 9:22 am

1. "The World At War". 26 hours of a 70s UK TV series, still the definitive statement.

2. "The Godfather" trilogy. Even better without number 3!!

3. "Seinfeld" series 4. Everything's come together.

4. "Fawlty Towers", both series. Still makes me cry.
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Postby bad hammy » Tue Oct 11, 2005 9:22 am

I read somewhere that some kind of licensing issue prevented the Cary Grant movies – North by Northwest, To Catch a Thief and Notorious – from being included. Those would have really put this set over the top. But you are right, at less than $9/movie, this is a great set.
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Postby Vern » Tue Oct 11, 2005 9:25 am

bad hammy wrote:I read somewhere that some kind of licensing issue prevented the Cary Grant movies – North by Northwest, To Catch a Thief and Notorious – from being included. Those would have really put this set over the top. But you are right, at less than $9/movie, this is a great set.


My Hitchcock box set - bought at Sydney Airport - has, amongst others, "North By Northwest", plus "Vertigo" and "Psycho" - the latter two weren't even mentioned on the cover. Pirate?
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Postby tandfman » Tue Oct 11, 2005 1:31 pm

This is off topic for two reasons. It deals with VHS tapes and not DVD's, and it's not Not T&F. But a few years ago, in the remainder bin at a local drug store, I bought the two tapes consistituting Leni Reifenstahl's Olympia for something like 8 bucks each.
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Re: The Best-Buy DVD Boxed Set Ever?

Postby MJD » Tue Oct 11, 2005 1:42 pm

gh wrote:How about the new Hitchcock collection that has these 14 movies for only $119.98 ($8.57 per movie!):

"Saboteur" (1942), "Shadow of a Doubt" (1943), "Rope" (1948), "Rear Window" (1954), "The Trouble With Harry" (1955), "The Man Who Knew Too Much" (1956), "Vertigo" (1958), "Psycho" (1960), "The Birds" (1963), "Marnie" (1964), "Torn Curtain" (1966), "Topaz" (1969), "Frenzy" (1972), "Family Plot"(1976).



Uh oh. I just got a birthday gift from my dad with all of those on VHS. I thought he taped them off the TV and I thought it was a lot of work.

edit-ok, home now and checked and this is a set of 20-maybe a different one?
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Postby tafnut » Tue Oct 11, 2005 2:21 pm

I just received my Amazon order of Ichikawa's "Tokyo Olympiade".
Sheer genius.
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Postby JRM » Tue Oct 11, 2005 2:58 pm

tandfman wrote:This is off topic for two reasons. It deals with VHS tapes and not DVD's, and it's not Not T&F.


Check the forum name. It's off topic for only one reason!
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Postby gh » Tue Oct 11, 2005 4:11 pm

Forget the forum name; check the title of the original post if you want to discover a complete set of off-topic responses. None of the responses have addressed the underlying theme, which was most bang for the buck. That can be a relative assessment, of course, but when you get 14 top-notch movies for $8.57 apiece, it's a tough buy to beat.
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Postby Jon » Wed Oct 12, 2005 12:35 am

tafnut wrote:I just received my Amazon order of Ichikawa's "Tokyo Olympiade".
Sheer genius.


I have that on video and agree that it's great. You may want to cover your eyes at the sight of the Press sisters going over the hurdles, though! :?
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Postby Noo Yawkah » Wed Oct 12, 2005 6:46 pm

The New Yorker magazine is offering a boxed set that has every issue of the magazine from the first one in 1925 through the issue of Feb. 14, 2005. The whole thing is on 8 DVD's--the price for the set is $100.

Why on earth would anyone want that? I can tell you this--if you read all of this and nothing else, you would be busy reading forever, and you would read some of the best written stuff imaginable--both fiction and non-fiction--by a remarkable collection of outstanding authors.

Mind you, I don't intend to do this--I do have a life. But I can think of worse ways of spending my spare time, and the price is a bargain.
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Postby slowcoach » Wed Oct 12, 2005 11:24 pm

Best buy for me is my double disc DVD comprising the history of the Green Bay Packers and the Ice Bowl for $23. Considering the exchange rate and the fact that it was delivered from North America, that's for nothing.
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Postby gh » Thu Oct 27, 2005 7:28 am

Another major Hitchcockian buy!

The entire 1955 debut season of Alfred Hitchcock Presents: 39 shows for $39.98!

Good review:

http://sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f ... 002&sc=482
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