Sci-Fi Bargains Of The Week
More merchandise at rock bottom prices for these harsh economic times. Round-up by Steven Ellis
Welcome to the ever vigilant SFX bargains roundup. Once again we’ve trawled the net for sci-fi bargains that just might interest you. First off, we’re going to mention these two pages over on Play again. The Price Massacre we reported last week is still on for horror DVDs and Blu-rays, click here for DVDs and here for Blu-rays. They probably won’t get to you in time for Halloween but with prices starting at £2:99 for DVDs and £4:99 for Blu-rays there’s still plenty of bargains to be had.
Staying with Play we have suggestions from Wyngarde on the forum. The first two seasons of the Star Wars animated Clone Wars series are available on Blu-ray. The complete Season 1 for £17:99 and Season 2 for £17:49.
If you’d rather have these on DVD then MovieMail has Season 1 for £15:49 and Asda is selling Season 2 in store for £14:97. Both sets are well worth the money with action and battles galore, there’s still the odd bit of boring politics here and there but the good far outweighs the bad with this show. If only the prequels had packed this much punch.
Amazon has quite a few cheap sci-fi bargains this week with an excellent Batman Begins/The Dark Knight double pack Blu-ray going for £12:77.
Amazon also has the John Landis werewolf classic An American Werewolf in London available on Blu-ray for £6:57. It’s worth that for Jenny Agutter alone never mind the fantastic wolf effects.
With the groovy X-Men: First Class being released on Monday (available to pre-order from Amazon for £9:97) you can get the best of the rest of the X-Men films with this X-Men/X-Men 2 double pack from CDWow for just £3:49. We’re sure X-Men 3 is available in a bargain bin somewhere. Next to X-Men Origins Wolverine.
If just one episode of The Walking Dead a week just isn’t enough zombie fun for you try Dead Set. This much-praised 2008 miniseries written by Charlie Brooker pits the undead hordes against Big Brother contestants with amusing and bloody results. It’s yours for a paltry £3:97 on DVD from Amazon.
Also from Amazon we have forumer Jimcalagon’s find. The Alien Anthology Blu-ray is available for £16:99. Not bad for all four films, especially considering this collection has two versions of each film in it as well as a huge amount of special features. Those of you preferring DVD could go for the Alien Quadrilogy for £8:99 from the same site. This an older release but again contains two versions of each film, it does, however, have far fewer special features than the swanky Blu-ray collection, but then that always seems to be the way doesn’t it?
Do you fancy catching up on series one and two of the bat’s arse superhero show Misfits before the start of the third series this weekend? Our very own Ian Berriman found a boxed set of both going for just £10:99 at Play.com.
Random bargain of the week comes to us from the forum’s Count Libido who found a selection of Ghostbusters related T-shirts going for £6:99 over at Play. Who you gonna call?
Finally, would you like to declare yourself for the Knights of Good or the Axis of Anarchy? Jinx is selling some of its The Guild range of shirts for just £10 each. Sadly there aren’t any with pictures of Felicia Day as Codex on them…
Thanks to everyone who posted suggestions in the forum this week. If anyone else out there spots a sci-fi bargain that they want to share then please pop over to the forum and mention it in the relevant thread. As ever the thread for movie bargains is here and this thread is for TV bargains. Keep your eyes peeled for great offers for your fellow geek and maybe your find will be in the bargain list next time.
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