Bought this for £37 on black Friday from the WB store, this isn't a deal
Its might seem strange but a hot deal isn't just today's cheapest price - a search engine or price comparison site will give todays cheapest price for something. Sometimes hot or cold means little - it only takes a couple of dozen votes to get 100 deg. A deals site like this lets people highlight good discounts thats the lowest ever price or ways to get a special offer that a search engine cant. Just two weeks ago this was around £38 and when on sale all 6 films are £30 on Itunes with extras
Cheapest price is Amazon (Used) £51.97 then Ebay (New) £54.95 but as mentioned this was £48 a few weeks ago on Amazon so probably worth waiting as it will no doubt drop again
Yeah fair enough, I see where you're coming from. As for my own alert - My birthday is early Jan so was waiting until then, but they'd gone back up in price. As soon as they hit under 50 again (even in CEX) I'll be getting them
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The major attraction of Blu-ray discs is the ability to own a HD copy of particular movies or TV shows. Initially, they appealed mainly to hardcore cinema fans who desired the highest possible image resolution, but Blu-ray discs are now a mass market product and the reason is probably the growth in HD television sales. If you have invested money in a top of the range wall-mounted home cinema unit, Blu-rays allow it to reach its full potential. In relation to their Blu-ray cousins, the images produced by ordinary DVDs look much less distinct, something that can be clearly seen on larger TVs.
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Saw this tomorrow didn't like it so I'll be taking it back yesterday
I really enjoyed this. Though after 3 viewings, the end bit still confuses me a little. I didn't have any trouble hearing the dialogue, which for me is unusual, as I often end up putting subtitles on films, because too many people mumble these days *says that like an old man*
Not a clue! But perhaps on Blu-Ray I’d have a clearer picture of what’s going on 😁😁
No, the problem us that once again you make an attack on the individual - by what appears to be some Freudian mirroring of your own failings onto someone who disagrees with you. Or the bizarre notion that your ignorance of me suggests that makes you somehow more knowledgeable about technology. Ever consider the fact that your own lack of understanding may be why you are easily fooled into thinking this is a "deal"? No? Well introspection may not be your thing. It seems to me it's you that fails to understand the concept of money as a medium of exchange replacing bartering. You also appear to fail to understand marketing and it's ability to convince you that price, cost and value are one in the same. And the effect distance has on the eyes' ability to differentiate pixels at distance. The issue is the price, nothing to do with the format. This is more of your increasingly obvious techno superiority complex. Don't forget to explain why you voted for X when you next go to the ballot box. Your second post is another journey in foolishness. This deal is cold. But it might heat up later. Enjoy your (solidly) fair to middling movie for which you will have paid far too much of taking up this deal. I did enjoy your "good" statement "Cold, has been much cheaper before" because it completely destroys you. Unless you have a time machine in your technology trunk?
Here’s some helpful examples of valid reasoning for people on their HUKD journey: Good Cold, has been much cheaper before Slightly too expensive for me, I’ll wait for sales my bite point is x amount Great price OP, much better than everywhere else Bad All films should be a fiver Limited life format Films okay but even the godfather isn’t worth this I don’t value this but won’t state why Casio tells the time just as well What if you need to travel to Scotland once a year, EVs are terrible
The problem is that you are voting deals cold because you don’t understand the product and this serves no purpose. Plenty of 4K deals go hot - I imagine this going cold is more about the film than the format - but since you think every film should be about a fiver you are just a troll, plain and simple. Sharing a baseless opinion no one asked for. You shouldn’t be able to vote without leaving a reason IMO because it’s quite obvious the system is broken and trends develop. In all your posts you haven’t actually qualified fully why you seem to hold this opinion anyway, other than vague notion that the film is okay, but that’s besides your point when your problem is clearly with the format and not the film and it’s clear you don’t understand the format, given your weird limited life comment. You don’t have to reply to me btw it’s clear we are at odds and I don’t expect anything to change, I’d rather not continue to waste time engaging further if you won’t share any solid reasoning.
Interested in the movie but I'm going to wait for it to drop to 17 at a minimum.
Yeah I don't see a deal here really. Personally I wait for multibuy so while this is the cheapest preorder price I couldn't call it a deal.