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Boom. The Devil's Backbone on blu-ray for $13, thanks to that extra coupon. Not bad at all.

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Sigh. Time to pick up "Purple Noon" and "In the Mood for Love," I guess.

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Hmmm. Long Day Closes, Like Someone in Love, or Picnic at Hanging Rock? Ouch. 

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I'll probably get M and Night of the Hunter, but I'll see what's at my local B&N.

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Scanners ?!?

 

I mean, other than the first five minutes...

 

I like, Cronenberg, but, sheesh...

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Got A Hard Day's Night and On The Waterfront.  Almost picked up My Man Godfrey.

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I'm still firm in my resolve not to buy any new movies until I watch all the ones I have. I've broken this rule for some super-cheap used DVDs - and for The Grand Budapest Hotel, which is a special case - but I will not do so for a brand-new Criterion. This means I have some quick catching up to do before the sale ends.

 

When I do, I'm looking forward to owning Weekend - not the Godard, the other one.

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Picked up Purple Noon and In the Mood for Love (the latter to replace the cheap version I bought a few months back)--both of which I've seen and enjoyed. Also picked up the DVD version of Like Someone in Love, which I've not seen.

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Well, it was going to happen to me sooner or later. I bought the Solaris blu-ray only to realize I already owned it. Instead of returning it I wonder if anyone would like to trade me some other Criterion blu-ray for it? I don't have any particular titles in mind. 

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Well, it was going to happen to me sooner or later. I bought the Solaris blu-ray only to realize I already owned it. Instead of returning it I wonder if anyone would like to trade me some other Criterion blu-ray for it? I don't have any particular titles in mind. 

 

I'd be willing to trade my unopened Criterion copy of Paris, Texas on blu-ray (which is a great movie, but...let's just say I wouldn't leave Solaris unopened).

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Well, it was going to happen to me sooner or later. I bought the Solaris blu-ray only to realize I already owned it. Instead of returning it I wonder if anyone would like to trade me some other Criterion blu-ray for it? I don't have any particular titles in mind. 

 

I'd be willing to trade my unopened Criterion copy of Paris, Texas on blu-ray (which is a great movie, but...let's just say I wouldn't leave Solaris unopened).

 

DEAL! I'll message you to swap shipping addresses.

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I'm still firm in my resolve not to buy any new movies until I watch all the ones I have.

 

I picked up Picnic at Hanging Rock, Parix Texas, and The Long Day Closes... but I realize, with some chagrin, that I *still* haven't watched Devil's Backbone, which I picked up at the last sale.

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I mentioned this on Twitter last week, but the Demy, Rossellini/Bergman, and Vigo sets are still sitting in my B&N shopping cart. Eleven of my all-time favorite films on Blu-ray for only $132, and I just can't pull the trigger. Mostly because I know that when they arrive, I will ignore them for several months because of writing projects, and also because, when I do have the time to watch them, I'll be more inclined to stream some film I've never seen before.

 

Are any of you reluctant to invest in another physical medium?

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I like the control that a blu-ray gives me. I can take it places that don't have strong wifi. I don't have to worry about paying unpredictable fees to see it in the future. I can loan it to other people. And often, when I'm writing fiction *or* reviews, I find myself scanning my movie shelves for ideas about how my subject interacts with those creative works. The fact that I'm paying the same, or less, for blu-rays now than I did for VHS back in my college years... that's one of the happiest surprises of format progress.

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