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Posted: November 16, 2020, 9:05 AM Post
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Barnes & Noble has 50% off Criterion titles currently.

Stopped in last week to pick up The Elephant Man & maybe one other, when I saw the B&N employee putting up the half off signs so I ended up grabbing a half dozen instead.

My favorites so far of the ones I picked up are probably Wings of Desire (Angels making their way through mostly black & white wall still standing Berlin listening in on people's thoughts) & The Magician (Bergman riffing on the wealthy ruling class's open contempt for, well, anyone that isn't them).


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Posted: November 19, 2020, 9:37 AM Post
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I'm really unhappy that Barnes and Noble is not giving the extra 10% off for B&N members during this sale. The Criterion sales are the only reason I'm a member (only buy about 3 books a year), and my membership just renewed a couple months ago. There is no way I will get my money back on the membership this year, and if the same policy is in effect for the usual June/July sale in 2021 there is no way I will renew my membership.

As I am still practicing early COVID-19 recommendations, I still have not gone to B&N during this sale. However, I am planning on going in on the 24th as that is the release date for the Fellini box set. Sure hope that their stock is not in spider-web security devices, which crease the outer-packaging and makes it an immediate "no buy." Might end up wasting a trip going on, only to leave empty-handed and going home and ordering it through the B&N or Amazon website.


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Posted: November 19, 2020, 9:44 AM Post
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B&N is also running a 50% off sale on Arrow Video titles. I think the general consensus among blu-ray buyers is that Arrow currently does a better job on their releases than Criterion with the exception of the bonus content (transfer quality of film, bit-rate of disks better with Arrow, amount and quality of bonus material better with Criterion). Arrow has also jumped into the 4k waters (I think only 6 or 7 titles so far) where Criterion hasn't done so.

https://www.barnesandnoble.com/b/50-off ... o/_/N-2uz4


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Posted: November 22, 2020, 4:57 AM Post
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Yeah, I'm not too happy about B&N not providing the member discount either. But, given the pandemic, I'm willing to cut them some slack.

I didn't go crazy this year. Added Parasite, The Elephant Man, and Eyes Without a Face so far. The Fellini box set is preordered. On a per film set, the Fellini box set is a bargain, 14 feature movies at less than $10 per film during the half off sale is quite the buy. Especially when there are several masterpieces in the set. I'm especially partial to La Strada and Nights of Cabiria.


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