Sci-Fi Bargains Of The Week
In the third millennium, the world changed. Climate, nations, DVD and Blu-ray prices, all were in upheaval. The Earth transformed into a poisonous, scorched desert, known as “The Cursed Earth”. People crowded into a few Megacities, where roving bands of street savages created violence the justice system could not control. Law, as we know it, collapsed. From the decay rose a new order, a society ruled by a new, elite force. They were the police, jury and executioner all in one. They were the Judges. But we were okay because we had the SFX Friday bargains round-up…
First off this week we found a pile of horror movie box-sets on Amazon, starting of with a set which included the original 1958 The Fly film, along with its two sequels Return Of The Fly and Curse Of The Fly. The set also contained the David Cronenberg 1986 effort and its sequel. The box is on DVD for just £9.50.
Fans of spooky-looking children need look no further than the The Omen trilogy box-set featuring The Omen, Damien: Omen 2 and Omen: The Final Conflict, all on DVD for £8. The ”Pentology” DVD box-set adds The Awakening and the 2006 remake of the original to the mix for £2.75 more.
Next we have a pill for insomniacs; the Nightmare On Elm Street Blu-ray box-set, featuring all seven of the original Freddy Kruger films, is available for £17.
Moving over to TV, the ever-popular complete Angel box-set was spotted on DVD for £33.75 and the complete Buffy The Vampire Slayer boxed set was seen for £41.75, again on DVD.
More odd than outright scary, the Twin Peaks definitive box-set DVD can be yours for £18.25, if you really need to know who killed Laura Palmer.
Over at Play.com we found the Hellraiser trilogy on DVD. Pinhead and all his crazy mates can entertain you for just £6.80. You have to provide your own puzzle box. We recommend a Rubix Cube (£8.22). They’re a lot less dangerous than the ones the Cenobites use.
On a less scary front we also found the complete Dollhouse on DVD for £13.50. You can also pick up the set on the Blu-ray format for £19.50.
Fans of Ernest Borgine and helicopters could go for Airwolf, the complete series, on DVD for £18.50. We saw the original Battlestar Galactica TV series for £10.50 on DVD, while the Ronald D Moore reboot series could be yours for £40, again on DVD.
If superheroes are more your cup of tea then Tim Kring’s Heroes, season one to four, is available on DVD for £31.75.
Fans of Sam and Dean can pick up season two of Supernatural on DVD for just 8.29 from Play.
In the supermarkets this week Morrison’s still has a load of DVDs going cheap. We spotted I, Robot, Godzilla, Mars Attacks, the almost out-of-date 2012, What Lies Beneath, Blade, Hancock, The Punisher, Terminator, Terminator 2 and Dungeons & Dragons all for just £2 each. They also still have all the sword and sandal fantasy films we mentioned a few weeks back; you can pick up 300, Troy, Prince Of Persia,the 2010 remake of Clash Of The Titans or the classic ‘80s original version all at £5 each. Not much cheap on the Blu-ray front though.
Down the other end of town Asda was getting in the Halloween spirit with horror movies Stake Land, She Wolf Of London, 9, The Frighteners,Gothika, Snow White, Village Of The Damned and The Wolfman – original and remake – all on DVD for £3 each.
For £5 each we spotted The Amityville Haunting, Shark Night, The Exorcist, The Crazies, Dead Snow, Elevator and Kill Zombie among many others. We also spotted a Gremlins two film set for £7.
More recent releases at low prices included Chernobyl Diaries on DVD for £10 and Blu-ray for £15, Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter was on DVD for £10, and Blu-ray for £14.97 and we found The Cabin In The Woods on DVD for £11 and on the Blu-ray shelf we found Source Code, Iron Sky and Troll Hunter for £7 each and Contagion, Darkest Hour and [REC] Genesis for £10 each.
From the forum Fricky told us about a box-set sale on the HMV website. If there’s any TV or movie box-sets you’re after check out the sale here. With over 600 titles in the offer they may have what you’re after. Badhat_h was also talking about an HMV offer this week. He brought news of a three for £20 or five for £30 offer going on in store. Wee Little Puppet Man, was also talking about HMV this week. He told us the Jurassic Park trilogy is on DVD for £8, on Blu-ray for £10 or £10 in-store if you fancy the steel case booklet. HMV is also selling all the Bond films in-store for £3, although Puppet Man wasn’t impressed with the covers.
Staying in the Halloween mood, we’ve got a selection of blood soaked random suggestions for you this week, starting with the perfect thing if you want to freak out any Halloween guests; this bloody hand print Apron could be just the thing for just £6.99.
Recreate the iconic murder scene from Psycho with this gruesome shower curtain, available for £8.19.
For the real blood spatter connoisseur we have this set of Dexter blood slide coasters. At £24.99 they’re more expensive than most things we’ve brought you this week, but we reckon they’re cool enough to warrant the price.
Fans of horror could have their refreshing beverages in this Alphabet Of Horror mug. See if you can name all the films featured. It can be yours for just £6.99.
The vampires out there might like this next item. Four bottles of Tru-Blood for £24.99 should see off your craving for the real thing. As you’d expect, this product is not suitable for vegetarians.
Finally for this week we bring you the ”Zombies Hate Stuff” book, available from Firebox for £6.99. Perfect for any un-dead friend you might have out there.
Usual gubbins If you find anything we’ve brought you this week cheaper somewhere else please mention it in the comments section below. We want as many bargains ideas for our readers as we can get. If anyone out there spots a sci-fi bargain they want to share over the coming week then please head over to our forum and mention it in the relevant thread. This thread is for bargain films and this one is for TV bargains, a thread for comics and graphic novels and finally this thread is for any random bargain you might find.