Gift Shopping: DVDs

Amazon keeps sending out special announcements about all sorts of sales they are running. The discounting is selective, but heavy.

The latest is a special on DVDs for $7.97. I scanned the sale list (mostly blah), but there were a handful of winners amongst the junk:

• Casino
: Casino

A terrific movie, great performances — but be aware this is on sale because of the new (and more expensive) 10th Anniversary Edition. Scorcese fans may recall the same thing happened with  Goodfellas (Two-Disc Special Edition).


• The Chronicles of Riddick (Widescreen Unrated Director’s Cut)
: The Chronicles of Riddick (Widescreen Unrated Director's Cut)

This is a very under-rated Sci-Fi flick that improves with each viewing. Great special effects, interesting story, good action sequences. The Unrated Director’s Cut has more violence and extended fight scenes.


• The Bourne series:
I read the Bourne books in high school and college as my junk beach books — but the story holds up well, the actions sequences are great, and Matt Damonis surprisingly menacing as the title character. 

• The Bourne Identity (Widescreen Extended Edition)
: The Bourne Identity (Widescreen Extended Edition)
• The Bourne Supremacy (Widescreen Edition)
: The Bourne Supremacy (Widescreen Edition)


Spike Jonze does a great job turning this  bizarre screenplay by Charlie Kaufman, into a surreal and brilliant piece of film making. Could be the best film of 1999.

• Being John Malkovich
: Being John Malkovich

Happy shopping !

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  1. Limejuice commented on Dec 8

    Most of the amazon sales are junk. I’ve been buying for less using the Google Checkout deals. The $20 off $50 unlimited coupons at are nice; has most of the books, videos, electronics, etc. as Just not many toys. had to stop their $10 off $30 google checkout deal because they were getting swamped with orders.

  2. my1ambition commented on Dec 9

    Gotta love the Bournes! Shame we have to wait till October 07 for Ultimatum.

  3. Mike McCurdy commented on Dec 9

    A few more good ones on sale right now:

    The Changeling (one of the best haunted house movies)
    King Kong (original)
    Cool Hand Luke
    Planes Trains and Automobiles
    The Matrix
    Little Shop of Horrors
    Raising Arizona
    Breaking Away
    Bonnie and Clyde
    Die Hard
    The Haunting
    A Fistful of Dollars
    The Apartment

    and more … look here:

    DVD’s under 7.49′ – left side of DVD home page, half way down

  4. Merrit vonseggern commented on Dec 10

    marking things up at the end of the supply chain and then shipping them for free. no wonder amzn makes so much money…..not

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