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"LOVEFiLM - HD-DVDs at Unmissable Prices"

Lovefilm's new online shop are selling HD-DVDs for as low as £12.93 delivered.

Titles include:
The Thing
Chronicles of Riddick
2 Fast 2 Furious
The Deerhunter
Van Helsing
The Mummy Returns

Others available at £13.97 include:
Backdraft
Bourne Supremacy
Serenity
Brotherhood of the Wolf

and more.

Also available for pre-order:

Shaun of the Dead £12.93
Land of the Dead £12.93
300 £17.93

I'm not a huge fan of Lovefilm,(despite still getting free rentals), but at these prices, it's worth a dabble. Ordered the Thing using a 50p voucher they sent me, so only paid £12.43.

Blu-ray titles also available from £11.93
including:
Blackhawk Down
Hellboy
Hostel
& more.
- surfprof
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#1
Remember code LOVE50 for 50p off aswell
#2
saxo_appeal
Remember code LOVE50 for 50p off aswell

Yep. This is the code I used.

Just ordered a second title using the code again, so it isn't limited to one use per customer.

That's 2 new HD discs ordered. Sorely tempted to stock up on some others whilst they are low. Not a huge choice, but can't fault the prices.:)
#3
hmmm, i dont have an HD player but my old dears have an HDMi dvd recorder...do you think th epicture would be really good? or no diffference?
#4
saxo_appeal
hmmm, i dont have an HD player but my old dears have an HDMi dvd recorder...do you think th epicture would be really good? or no diffference?

Sorry.......HD discs won't play on anything except HD players, such as the Toshiba or XBOX 360 add on.

Trust me though, with a HD tv as well, the increase in picture clarity and colour (for most titles), is like nothing else. Once you've seen it, your hooked!
banned#5
surfprof
Sorry.......HD discs won't play on anything except HD players, such as the Toshiba or XBOX 360 add on.

Trust me though, with a HD tv as well, the increase in picture clarity and colour (for most titles), is like nothing else. Once you've seen it, your hooked!

I thought to appreciate HD quality then in reality the films need to have been shot with true HD cameras. Will older films like THE THING really be true HD?
#6
csiman
I thought to appreciate HD quality then in reality the films need to have been shot with true HD cameras. Will older films like THE THING really be true HD?

HD films or TV shot in HD will always be the best. BBC's Planet Earth for example, but HD is also meant to show the movie closer to it's original pristine "film" shot condition.

Studios are cleaning up their older films so that HD shows them with better clarity and colour range.

I've got "The Searchers" on HD. It's a superb example of how "old" films can be treated and then seen with beter resolution and visual range.

Of course, many older films are not going to be earth shattering in their difference. Some of it is always gonna depend on how much of a movie fan you are.
#7
If the film was shot using 8mm or what ever it was providing it was shot with film, then yes it will be HD simply because you have got more information, you can fit from the film, onto the digital media. The more lines of film you can map too the media the better the representation of the original film it will be.

Obvoiusly if the film was naff qualitiy then so will be the repoduction, unless they do digital proccessing. Also bare in mind the quality of a film looked pretty good 10 years ago before HD was around ooking at film on a 30ft screen at the cinema?

If on the other hand it was shot using a digital camcorder then no you can't as it's shot in digital and therefore has its digital boundry defined.

Hope this helps

Andy
banned#8
surfprof
HD films or TV shot in HD will always be the best. BBC's Planet Earth for example, but HD is also meant to show the movie closer to it's original pristine "film" shot condition.

Studios are cleaning up their older films so that HD shows them with better clarity and colour range.

I've got "The Searchers" on HD. It's a superb example of how "old" films can be treated and then seen with beter resolution and visual range.

Of course, many older films are not going to be earth shattering in their difference. Some of it is always gonna depend on how much of a movie fan you are.

Thanks for all the info.
#9
Film is much better than 1080p HD anyway, so yes even old films will be good in HD.
#10
csiman
I thought to appreciate HD quality then in reality the films need to have been shot with true HD cameras. Will older films like THE THING really be true HD?


I could bore you to death with all the technical information (I work in the film industry) but basically all you need to know is that the resolution used in a cinema (35mm film) is waaaaay higher than the resolution of a HD TV. Really when you think about it common sense tells you that films projected on a huge cinema screen must surely be a higher resolution than HD which is designed for a 50inch TV.

To be specific to this film, John Carpenter was famous for always demanding high quality film cameras that would never usually be used on the cheap horror films he made, and so his films always have a much better look to them than other horror films from the same era.
banned#11
I have the thing and I was surprised at how good it looked in HD
banned#12
a_jam_sandwich
If the film was shot using 8mm or what ever it was providing it was shot with film, then yes it will be HD simply because you have got more information, you can fit from the film, onto the digital media. The more lines of film you can map too the media the better the representation of the original film it will be.

Obvoiusly if the film was naff qualitiy then so will be the repoduction, unless they do digital proccessing. Also bare in mind the quality of a film looked pretty good 10 years ago before HD was around ooking at film on a 30ft screen at the cinema?

If on the other hand it was shot using a digital camcorder then no you can't as it's shot in digital and therefore has its digital boundry defined.

Hope this helps

Andy
Thanks Andy. Helps a great deal.
#13
Great film and I hear that they're remaking it. Hot deal.
#14
Decided to take the plunge and bought 2 more titles.

Thats 4 HD films for £49. I'm happy.

I've already got the film 300 on HD. I'd advise anyone else to get it as well, especially at this pre-order price. It's superb.
#15
See my thread for 10% off orders over £25 (if you are buying more than one HD dvd)

http://www.hotukdeals.com/forums/showthread.php?t=98121


10% code - LOVE109
#16
barbie25
See my thread for 10% off orders over £25 (if you are buying more than one HD dvd)

http://www.hotukdeals.com/forums/showthread.php?t=98121


10% code - LOVE109

Deal gets better. Cheers.:thumbsup:
#17
Just noticed that you can pre-order Spiderman 3 Blu-ray for £15.97.
Use the 50p voucher for less.

Alternatively, order the Spiderman 1,2 & 3 Blu-ray boxset for £37.93, use the 10% off voucher, bringing it to "£34.14.

Frighteners and Big Lebowski HD-DVD due in November work out at £13.47 or less if you order over £25.00 worth and use the 10% voucher.

Heroes HD-DVD boxset due in December price £63.97 is comparable to Play.com but use the voucher and it comes down to £57.58.
banned#18
Give it a few months and most BR / HD films will be a tenner. It hardly costs much more to manufacture than standard SD but people just snap up what they think is a bargain (remember Blu-ray players at £2000 a year or so back?).
#19
csiman
Give it a few months and most BR / HD films will be a tenner. It hardly costs much more to manufacture than standard SD but people just snap up what they think is a bargain (remember Blu-ray players at £2000 a year or so back?).

You may be right, but the main thing is that we want to see the movies as quickly as possible, that's why we are willing to snap up a bargain now rather than wait 6 months for more steady realistic prices.

If you think about it, most SD titles end up in bargain bins a year after their initial release. Doesn't stop us buying them on their release dates.
#20
Perhaps, but these prices are all obtainable from axelmusic, dvdworldusa, movietyme, dvdpacific etc anyway. So I wouldnt get over-excited about this deal tbh
banned#21
surfprof
You may be right, but the main thing is that we want to see the movies as quickly as possible, that's why we are willing to snap up a bargain now rather than wait 6 months for more steady realistic prices.

If you think about it, most SD titles end up in bargain bins a year after their initial release. Doesn't stop us buying them on their release dates.

I never buy titles when initially released. There will always be a better quality release of the movie around the corner. I don't think I'm in the minority.

I've normally always seen a film of any worth before it comes to DVD anyway so don't mind the 6-12 month wait for the Ultimate edition at half the price of the original single disk release. The flipper version of goodfellas made me this way ;)
#22
smashed
Perhaps, but these prices are all obtainable from axelmusic, dvdworldusa, movietyme, dvdpacific etc anyway. So I wouldnt get over-excited about this deal tbh


I'm not over-excited so much, it's just another option that's available.

Also, I did check before I posted:

The Thing HD-DVD

Axelmusic £15.44
DVDWorldUSA £13.99
Movietyme £14.99
Play.com £14.99

Only one that was cheapest was DVDPacific at£10.23 for members, but that would involve coming from the USA.
#23
I meant dont get over-excited, such as how 1 poster said he bought 4 HD_DVDs. No need.
Yes, The Thing is a better price than the other places. But most on the list are not at all.
The Thing is $20 at amazon.com, so just over £13 shipped.
£12.93 at The Hut (probably discounts about)
£12.97 at Asda (probably discounts about)

But most can be picked up cheaper elsewhere. Dont pay more than £13 for any HD-DVD
#24
surfprof
Just noticed that you can pre-order Spiderman 3 Blu-ray for £15.97.
Use the 50p voucher for less.

Alternatively, order the Spiderman 1,2 & 3 Blu-ray boxset for £37.93, use the 10% off voucher, bringing it to "£34.14.



Spiderman boxset can be had for £32.89 from sendit

http://www.sendit.com/video/item/7001000137992
#25
smashed
I meant dont get over-excited, such as how 1 poster said he bought 4 HD_DVDs. No need.
Yes, The Thing is a better price than the other places. But most on the list are not at all.
The Thing is $20 at amazon.com, so just over £13 shipped.
£12.93 at The Hut (probably discounts about)
£12.97 at Asda (probably discounts about)

But most can be picked up cheaper elsewhere. Dont pay more than £13 for any HD-DVD

Well actually that poster was me, but I'll try not to get over-excited about it:p

Look, this is my first deal thread and I only started it so that people could be aware that there was a new option available as a source for some cheap HD or Blu-ray titles. I didn't claim that they were all cheaper than anywhere else, just cheaper than most mainstream options and it is a british source.

The beauty of the net is that we can shop around and get products from different and cheaper sources rather than have to use the mainstream shops, etc.

They may turn out to be a **** source, in which case it doesn't matter how cheap they are. As I said in the original post, I'm no great fan of Lovefilm as a service anyway, but I'm giving them a go.

I'll let everyone know how quick I receive the titles I ordered. E-mail confirmations of despatch came this morning. I'm still waiting for some discs I ordered from HMV and Play over a week ago.:x

Watch this space:thumbsup:
#26
Dont worry..not trying to say the deal is rubbish.
Just making people aware that £13 for an HD-DVD is pretty average if you shop around.
Hope that they turn up on time for you ;)
#27
smashed
Dont worry..not trying to say the deal is rubbish.
Just making people aware that £13 for an HD-DVD is pretty average if you shop around.
Hope that they turn up on time for you ;)

Trust me, if they don't I'll be the first to retract this thread.:-D

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