Sci-Fi Bargains Of The Week
Steven Ellis scours the virtual bargain bins for more great merchandise at rock bottom prices
Hello, hello, hello and welcome to another Friday Bargain round-up. Once again SFX has wandered aimlessly around the internet looking for low-priced films and TV shows that might interest you. And you said we didn’t care about you…
As we told you last week HMV is rolling out a big pre-Christmas sale on well over 2,000 DVDs and Blu-rays. We also told you we’d have a look through and select a few that might tickle your credit card…
On the DVD front we have over-the-top explody Bruce Willis asteroid action with Armageddon for £2.99, found footage monster bites The Big Apple fun with Cloverfield for £3 or a non-blond, non-Liverpudlian Constantine who looks a lot like that guy from Bill and Ted, it’s yours for £2.99.
From the Blu-rays in the sale we have the post-apocalyptic fightastic Book of Eli for £7.49, the eye popping Schwarzenegger classic Total Recall for a very low £5.29 or a HMV exclusive (we don’t know what’s exclusive about it, probably just the cover or something) version of Serenity for £9.99. We’ll bring you more selections from this sale next week.
Moving away from the HMV sale and heading to Amazon we have some underwater puppet action with the Stingray complete box-set on DVD for £12.97. If you’d like to see just how bad the almost universally panned Southland Tales really is, you can check it out on DVD for just £3.05. And in keeping with the tradition of at least one zombie-related bargain item each week we have Zombieland. This undead heavy horror comedy can be yours for just £4.49 on DVD from Amazon. If you’re in the mood to see a little girl kicking some serious ass then why not try Kick-Ass, yours on DVD for £3.99.
Fed up with waiting for the oft-touted Robocop remake? In store at Asda this weekend you could pick up the whole original RoboCop trilogy for £9 on DVD.Admittedly 2 and 3 aren’t the best films ever but they do have their moments. RoboCop even flies in the third one, what more could you want than that? We reckon Verhoeven’s excellent, darkly humorous 1987 original is worth the 9 quid on its own.
Also found in Asda this week are Duncan Jones’ second film Source Code on DVD for £9, the imaginatively-named African zombie road movie The Dead for £10, again on DVD, Chris Nolan’s non-Batman mind bending dream thievery movie Inception for £7 or the brilliant post vampire apocalypse movie Stake Land again on DVD for £10.97.
You can also pick up Blu-rays of Pegg and Frost in the alien-on-the-run road movie Paul for £8 and if you don’t fancy the DVD version of Kick-Ass we mentioned earlier, Asda have it on Blu-ray for £7, probably with loads more special feature than you’d get on the DVD any way.
Forum finds this week include Dean Ormiston’s suggestion of Fringe season One on Blu-ray for £17.99 at Play. You can also get the same set on DVD from Play for £14.99. Jedit found True Blood season 1-3 for £48.99 on Blu-ray and you can get the same set on DVD for £44.93, both from HMV. Radical Edwards has found some live action Manga in the form of KO2: Legend of the Black Mask on DVD over at Amazon for £2.99 and Wolf359 brings us ladies in strange wardrobe choices with guns in the fantasy fight/shooting/dancing/cookery/action film Sucker Punch on Blu-ray for £7.49, again from Amazon. Big thanks to all the suggestions this week, keep ’em coming please bargain hunters. (Oh, I just had a scary David Dickinson moment there *Shudder*)
Random bargain of the week is this lovely Star Wars Lego Advent Calendar available to pre-order from Amazon. It’s a bit pricey at £24.69, but it’s perfect for the Lego-loving Star Wars fan. You get a little Lego toy or figure for every day including a Clone Pilot, Chewbacca, Nute Gunray, a mini Republic Gunship, a mini X-Wing and a cute little Millennium Falcon. There’s also a gorgeous Yoda minifigures kitted out as Father Christmas. No chocolate though, but you can’t have everything… We just wish that on Christmas Day all the little kits could be rebuilt into one mega model. Maybe next year, eh Lego?
As usual if anyone out there spots a sci-fi bargain and they want to share it with the geek collective then please pop over to the forum and mention it in the relevant thread. This thread is for bargain films and this one 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.
Tags: Armageddon, Book Of Eli, Cloverfield, Constantine, Fringe, Inception, Kick-Ass, KO2: Legend Of The Black Mask, Paul, Robocop, Serenity, Source Code, Southland Tales, Stake Land, Star Wars, Stingray, Sucker Punch, The Dead, Total Recall, True Blood, Zombieland