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Amazon UK has 3 for 2 deal - ENDS 4/6

Lee Stewart
04-04-2008, 10:41 AM
Amazon UK has 3 for 2 deal - ENDS 4/6

Amazon UK is running a deal that might be enough to get the importing ‘fence sitters’ to finally grab some tasty foreign titles.

The 3 for 2 deal is available now until April 6th (nice of them to tell us when it ends - Amazon.com never seems to bother!) and if you buy 3 Qualifying Items, you will get the cheapest title free.

http://formatwarcentral.com/index.php/2008/04/03/amazon-uk-has-three-for-the-price-of-two-deal/

anythingwt
04-04-2008, 10:51 AM
It's a bit off topic, but I'm just curious. Why do a lot of the UK titles have different box art than the same title in the US? You would think that would just add to production costs..

MikeRox
04-04-2008, 11:20 AM
Americans have different tastes in packaging to the UK. A lot of games have different packaging too, but I don't believe they design one package, they do loads at the time the film is being made, then the marketers for whichever country the film is being sold in choose the artwork they think suits it best.

I wonder if this is an Amazon specific 3 for 2 ending on the 6th (it's 06/04 btw you yanks gettin it all backwards :p, or if the whole promotion closes (it's actually been a deal funded by the BDA since around November last year).

sigill
04-04-2008, 11:38 AM
Yeah over here in the uk theres a lot of 3 for 2 promotions but they seem to be on for a couple of weeks then off again. At play especially you never know when there offers are gonna end. The prices we have to pay for our discs though you have gotta keep your eyes out!

Panasonic 37" LCD 720p/1080i
Sony BDP-S300
40gb PS3

Latest HD movies bought - Beowolf directors cut - Ratatouille - Vacancy
14 Blu-rays

Nikopol
04-04-2008, 12:26 PM
Starship Troopers and Meet the Robinsons are tempting, but i can't find a third one i really want. :rolleyes:

Now if Kill Bill 1 & 2 and Pulp Fiction they offer as a preorder were on that list, i'd know what to order. :D

MikeRox
04-04-2008, 12:29 PM
Whats that nikopol? Mr Woodcock? :D

Nikopol
04-04-2008, 12:38 PM
Debbie does Dallas of course! The naughty Bambi movie... :lol: :lol:

Nikopol
04-04-2008, 02:25 PM
Dang, went to Play and found a third title i want.... :lol:

I think i should try to earn some extra cash during the weekend, i seem to have a spending problem. :D

MikeRox
04-04-2008, 03:07 PM
I think i should try to earn some extra cash during the weekend, i seem to have a spending problem. :D

Welcome to my world, I think I spent approx 50% of my earninst last year on HDM and gaming related goods. I've vouched to cut down now. Gonna go pretty much cold turkey in May.

sigill
04-04-2008, 04:15 PM
Starship Troopers and Meet the Robinsons are tempting, but i can't find a third one i really want. :rolleyes:

Now if Kill Bill 1 & 2 and Pulp Fiction they offer as a preorder were on that list, i'd know what to order. :D

I know what you mean! I just cant wait for all the tarantino movies to be on high-def. That guys a genius. Kill bill 1 and 2 were supposed to be out months back but got put back. Not sure why?

Panasonic 37" LCD 720p/1080i
Sony BDP-S300
40gb PS3

Latest HD movies bought - Beowolf directors cut - Ratatouille - Vacancy
14 Blu-rays

MikeRox
04-04-2008, 04:36 PM
Nor am I, the UK release was supposed to be September I believe. Mind you, Rush Hour 1 and 2 were due too, was gutted when they didn't come out with 3 :(

Nikopol, have you got Ratatouille yet? As the Ratatouille + Pixar Shorts Box set is in the 3 for 2 as well for the bargain price of £23.99.

Nikopol
04-04-2008, 04:49 PM
Ratatouille was one of the very few BDs i was able to rent here so far. i hated the movie.

Some time later I then tried to watch my brother's DVD to see, if i might have a wrong impression about the film. I stopped halfway through, just doesn't work for me. If i liked it, i'd be all over this Pixar bundle. So cheers for the heads-up, Mike. :bowdown:

Nikopol
04-04-2008, 04:53 PM
I know what you mean! I just cant wait for all the tarantino movies to be on high-def. That guys a genius. Kill bill 1 and 2 were supposed to be out months back but got put back. Not sure why?


Yeah, that is strange. Kill Bill has been announced this year for the U.S. though, so we region B snobs won't be able to enjoy an exclusive release our Yankee brethren can't watch. :lol: :lol: :lol:

PS:

btw sigill, you can set up your signature permanantly in your User CP. When i quoted your post, your sig was quoted as well, which doesn't usually happen. :)

sigill
04-05-2008, 11:57 AM
Yeah, that is strange. Kill Bill has been announced this year for the U.S. though, so we region B snobs won't be able to enjoy an exclusive release our Yankee brethren can't watch. :lol: :lol: :lol:

PS:

btw sigill, you can set up your signature permanantly in your User CP. When i quoted your post, your sig was quoted as well, which doesn't usually happen. :)

Thanks for that nikopol. Ive sorted it out now. I didnt know how to do it, I was gettin sick of copying and pasting at the end of every post! lol.

Nikopol
04-05-2008, 11:59 AM
Cheers, you're welcome! http://i271.photobucket.com/albums/jj159/fud-central-you-freak/smilies/c63ee287.gif

sigill
04-05-2008, 12:05 PM
Cheers, you're welcome! http://i271.photobucket.com/albums/jj159/fud-central-you-freak/smilies/c63ee287.gif

Can i just ask you about life of brian. Ive been thinkin of gettin it but am not sure about the pq. Ive allready got the dvd so is it worth an upgrade for AV quality alone?

Nikopol
04-05-2008, 01:51 PM
That depends. ;) The original master/film seems to have varying quality throughout the different scenes of the movie. Some look great and detailed, others look rather mediocre.

There is also a great deal of grain present, so if your display has problems with handling grain or you don't like it, you might want to keep that in mind.

Here are some screenshots.

http://img260.imageshack.us/img260/6000/02vl6.th.jpg (http://img260.imageshack.us/my.php?image=02vl6.jpg) http://img107.imageshack.us/img107/4429/01jv7.th.jpg (http://img107.imageshack.us/my.php?image=01jv7.jpg) http://img524.imageshack.us/img524/7776/04oa2.th.jpg (http://img524.imageshack.us/my.php?image=04oa2.jpg) http://img340.imageshack.us/img340/7931/05ky3.th.jpg (http://img340.imageshack.us/my.php?image=05ky3.jpg) http://img237.imageshack.us/img237/2796/03ao5.th.jpg (http://img237.imageshack.us/my.php?image=03ao5.jpg)

Imo it looks as good as it can. So imo definitely worth getting it on Bluray, as the film is a masterpeice. :banana:

sigill
04-05-2008, 03:46 PM
Thanks for the pics nikopol. It looks pretty good from your pics. I dont mind grain as long as its not too heavy. Il definatly be getting it now and like you said the film is definatly one of the best ever made.