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#1 arcane93

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Posted 29 October 2012 - 06:44 PM

Haven't seen a thread for this yet, but all signs are pointing to the November Criterion sale at Barnes and Noble starting a bit early this year, on October 30th. See threads here and here. All currently available Criterion Collection blu-ray and DVD titles, as well as those which come out during the sale, will be on sale for 50% off of their suggested retail price.

The OP on blu-ray.com thread lists it as an "Art House/Criterion sale", but it's not clear as of yet which, if any, non-Criterion "art house" titles might be included. Last time there were a limited number of other titles (the "art house" status of which were, in some cases, debatable, hence the quotes) by other companies as well.

A B&N membership will get you an extra 10% off in-store or free shipping online. As of right now, there are no active coupons, however if any come up they'll likely be listed in this DVD Talk thread.

Pre-orders for titles coming out after the sale ends are very YMMV. You won't be able to do it online, but you might be able to do it in-store if you get a really nice cashier.

Many questions regarding the sale can be answered by looking at threads for past sales; here and here are the most recent ones.

#2 The Questyen

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Posted 29 October 2012 - 10:21 PM

I've already got 26 Criterion blu-ray's so I'm gonna try to go easy this sale with only:

Rosemary's Baby
High and Low
Pale Flower

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#3 shrike4242

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Posted 29 October 2012 - 11:19 PM

Oh F me. Here we go again. :lol:

Last time they did this when they had the "art house" portion of the sale on-going during the Criterion sale, I think it was mostly random foreign films added into the mix.

#4 stubadub

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Posted 30 October 2012 - 01:52 AM

I'm going to try to keep it small this time too.

Plans are to pick up:

The Game
Rosemary's Baby
The Royal Tenenbaums

I'll be lucky if I can keep it that sparse.

#5 ssjmichael

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Posted 30 October 2012 - 02:00 AM

Just Rashomon for me

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Posted 30 October 2012 - 02:06 AM

I hope to not find Godzilla. I'd like to purchase it, but shouldn't.

#7 The Questyen

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Posted 30 October 2012 - 03:50 AM

Just Rashomon for me


Add that to mine also. I forgot that was coming out during the sale.

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#8 georox

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Posted 30 October 2012 - 04:26 AM

Quadrophenia, Rosemary's Baby, The Game. That's my main goal. Smiles of a Summer Night would be nice too though.

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#9 RedvsBlue

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Posted 30 October 2012 - 04:42 AM

Sigh, I'm going to try and resist but Harold & Maude, Rosemary's Baby, Rushmore, The Game, and A Night to Remember might say otherwise...

#10 rapsodist

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Posted 30 October 2012 - 05:43 AM

The sale is already live online. I picked up some December pre-orders at 50% off, not sure how long that'll last so act quick!

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Posted 30 October 2012 - 06:29 AM

I've been meaning to get "Salo" and "Gomorrah". I've read how fucked "Salo" is so I think I'll get and keep a vomit bag on me while watching it.
I'd like to buy "The Seventh Seal" as well as a few others. I've wanted "Hunger" after hearing how good it is but one of the best one's I'll likely get is "Modern Times".
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#12 The Questyen

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Posted 30 October 2012 - 12:38 PM

I've been meaning to get "Salo" and "Gomorrah". I've read how fucked "Salo" is so I think I'll get and keep a vomit bag on me while watching it.
I'd like to buy "The Seventh Seal" as well as a few others. I've wanted "Hunger" after hearing how good it is but one of the best one's I'll likely get is "Modern Times".


I've seen Salo twice now and it's pretty overrated both in terms of vulgarity and in terms of the film's quality. It has a few gross scenes but nothing I could see someone vomiting over and the film for the most part is pretty boring. I'd definitely recommend any of those other films you mentioned over it.

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#13 theberserker22

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Posted 30 October 2012 - 12:51 PM

Thanks for the heads up. Got Being John Malkovich and Rashomon. I'll get my next paycheck before the deal is up so hopefully I'll get Rushmore, Royal Tenenbaums and another blu ray. Love these deals.

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Posted 30 October 2012 - 04:28 PM

I hope to not find Godzilla. I'd like to purchase it, but shouldn't.


You've got to get it. It's got the best packaging with the pop up Godzilla and all.

DO IT!

#15 ryosnk

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Posted 30 October 2012 - 04:46 PM

I am really trying to save money but this doesn't help.

#16 ssjmichael

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Posted 30 October 2012 - 04:47 PM

You've got to get it. It's got the best packaging with the pop up Godzilla and all.

DO IT!


I like the pop-up Godzilla (albeit, the rendition is unlike any Godzilla ever), but I hate how tight the digipak is in the slip

#17 arcane93

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Posted 30 October 2012 - 07:25 PM

The sale is already live online. I picked up some December pre-orders at 50% off, not sure how long that'll last so act quick!


Nice, thanks for pointing that out. I threw in pre-orders for Brazil and Following.

#18 arcane93

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Posted 30 October 2012 - 07:44 PM

According to Barnes and Noble, Dark City, The Song Remains the Same (Led Zeppelin), and March of the Penguins are "art house" films. :rofl:

#19 Josef

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Posted 30 October 2012 - 10:40 PM

Wait, Godzilla has a Criterion release? Better not be the American version.

#20 The Questyen

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Posted 30 October 2012 - 11:30 PM

Wait, Godzilla has a Criterion release? Better not be the American version.


It has both versions.

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#21 sirhansirhan

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Posted 30 October 2012 - 11:34 PM

Cool about pre-orders working online (for now, at least)--I just pre-ordered the blu-ray Qatsi Trilogy set. I love those movies, and I bet they'll look (and sound) gorgeous on blu-ray, and I'm anxious to get them, too, as I already sold my non-Criterion DVDs of them in anticipation of this release.

Sooner or later I'll go to a store and grab Rosemary's Baby and In the Mood for Love on blu-ray (both upgrades from my DVD versions), but I'll probably wait a while and see if a coupon pops up first; I also need to get Week-End (again an upgrade from the old New Yorker DVD), which comes out 11/13, so maybe around then if a coupon doesn't surface prior. That'll likely be all I buy this go-round, unless I buy people Christmas presents from the sale, or a really good coupon comes out.

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#22 georox

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Posted 31 October 2012 - 12:14 AM

The Game, Rosemary's Baby, Quadrophenia. All picked up today. 4 left on my wishlist, I think only 3 are out now.

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#23 arcane93

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Posted 31 October 2012 - 01:24 AM

Grr... Renewed my membership (which had expired about a month ago) online earlier today in order to place the pre-orders. Definitely shows up as being renewed in my account status on the website. Went to the store this evening to pick up a few titles, and the renewal isn't showing up in their in-store system yet. Come on, B&N, get your shit together.

#24 fight_the_youth

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Posted 31 October 2012 - 02:51 AM

Members only

$5 Off Purchase of $50 or More Members Printable Coupon (Expires 12/2)
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$8 Off One DVD or Blu-ray $40 or more Members Printable Coupon (Expires 12/2)
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#25 Trojann

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Posted 31 October 2012 - 03:19 AM

How much do their Criterion Blu Rays go for normally?

#26 CMoney™

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Posted 31 October 2012 - 03:56 AM

How much do their Criterion Blu Rays go for normally?

MSRP start at $39.99. Can be more depending on the release, but usually this is the retail price.

Hope I'll be able to go to the store tomorrow. Frankenstorm put my shopping plans on hold. I did pre-order the Shochiku DVD set online.

#27 arcane93

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Posted 31 October 2012 - 04:14 AM

Members only

$5 Off Purchase of $50 or More Members Printable Coupon (Expires 12/2)
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$8 Off One DVD or Blu-ray $40 or more Members Printable Coupon (Expires 12/2)
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Be aware that those are "new member" coupons, and are technically only supposed to be used by people who have purchased new memberships (not renewals) between September 3rd and November 7th (see the "details" section in the fine print). For anyone else trying to use them, they're YMMV -- while the B&N system itself won't refuse them (I don't think their system is that smart), the cashier can do so. The last time I tried to use them (a couple of Criterion sales ago), I got shot down. That being said, can't hurt to try.

#28 georox

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Posted 31 October 2012 - 05:17 AM

1.5 years of Criterion sales -
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#29 shrike4242

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Posted 31 October 2012 - 03:20 PM

Be aware that those are "new member" coupons, and are technically only supposed to be used by people who have purchased new memberships (not renewals) between September 3rd and November 7th (see the "details" section in the fine print). For anyone else trying to use them, they're YMMV -- while the B&N system itself won't refuse them (I don't think their system is that smart), the cashier can do so. The last time I tried to use them (a couple of Criterion sales ago), I got shot down. That being said, can't hurt to try.

I've never had any issues with then in the past as long as you have at least one item per coupon.

Their system isn't that smart, save that it needs 1 item per coupon. The cashier normally eyeballs it as "one item that's applicable to the coupon per item", so you can't pad the purchase with a bookmark to a single Criterion.

If their system let them check how long you've been a member (which I'm not sure if it does or not), then you might have a worry.

#30 Josef

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Posted 31 October 2012 - 05:49 PM

It has both versions.


Actually I was referring to the Americanized 1998 version. Thank God it's not that one!